Here are a couple of quotes about Pruitt’s defensive strategy for you to ponder.
From 2014 cornerback commitment Shattle Fenteng:
He talked about his role with new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt on his Athens visit.
“We went over plays,” Fenteng said. “He told me that I’m the kind of DB that he offered. He told me that he wanted me still and that he liked me. … He’s all about playing man. He knows that’s my specialty.”
And from Garrison Smith:
… Smith said it’s his understanding the Bulldogs’ will utilize a 4-3 look more than a 3-4 next season under new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.
In the 3-4, he said, Georgia’s D-linemen had to be very rigid in carrying out their assignments and maintaining gap control. The 4-3 allows more for “free-styling,” which suits the games of Johnson and Thornton.
“That’s why I think Meatball is about to get his chance,” Smith said of Thornton. “I think the 4-3 defense is more suitable to him. He is a penetrator.”
All about playing man and “free-styling”… sounds aggressive. Of course, Grantham sounded that way, too, when he showed up. Is any of that moving you guys?