Seth Emerson talks to the former head coach at Hoover High about Georgia’s first two hires on the defensive staff post-Grantham, both of whom once worked on his staff.
“I’m awful proud of both of them, number one. And number two, obviously the reason Kevin has been hired is he’s a damn good football coach,” Propst said on Wednesday evening. “And the continuity of scheme and Mark (Richt’s) just making some really, really good moves. Personally I think Georgia people should be excited about what’s going to transpire defensively the next few years. The ability to recruit, the ability to coach, the ability to rally, it’s just second-to-none.”
Mark Richt is a deliberate fellow, so it always interests me when he appears to be changing directions. If Grantham’s staff was about bringing an NFL approach to Georgia’s defense, what can we say about what Pruitt and Sherrer indicate?
The Pruitt hire was certainly flashy. The Sherrer hire is anything but. However, it does seem to reinforce an effort to make a better connection with high school kids, both from a recruiting and a developmental standpoint. Will it work? It’s too early to tell, of course, but don’t forget where both coaches first honed their skills on a collegiate level.
I sure am curious about the next two hires.