The writers over at the NFL.com’s CFB 24/7 are publishing their “14 for ’14” series, naming the top 14 in various categories of college football, and new Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt made one of their lists.
One the list of Hot Coordinators in College Football, written by Chase Goodbread, Pruitt checks in at at number ten on his list, which includes some serious talent including Michigan State’s Pat Narduzzi, Clemson’s Chad Morris and (of course) Alabama’s Kirby Smart.
From Goodbread’s list about Pruitt:
No assistant to work under Nick Saban at Alabama has moved up the coaching ladder faster elsewhere than Pruitt. In just seven years, he went from a support staffer at UA, as director of player personnel, to being one of the highest-paid defensive coordinators in college football at Georgia. Pruitt left Alabama as a secondary coach two years ago to become FSU’s defensive coordinator. In his only season in the role, the Seminoles won the BCS national championship with the nation’s No. 3 defense. Pruitt received a $350,000 raise, from $500,000 to $850,000, to join the Bulldogs.
Money well spent if you ask just about anyone in the Bulldog Nation. We all knew that Mark Richt had found something special in Pruitt, and this is just further evidence that the defense will (finally) be in sound hands and mind.
Missing from Goodbread’s list, Georgia offensive coordinator (and reigning OC of the Year) Mike Bobo – which is a shock – and former Georgia DC, Todd Grantham – which surprises no one.
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