Pruitt on defending HUNH

This isn’t exactly what I would have expected to hear from Todd Grantham, I admit.

“How do they go fast?” Pruitt asked of up-tempo offenses. “That’s the first thing you’ve got to look at. How do these offenses go fast? Obviously it’s got to be the verbiage. Their calls have got to be very simple — not simple in scheme, but simple in getting the call.

“I think from that perspective, you’ve got to go that way on defense. You’ve got to make your calls where they’re one-word calls. To me, that’s the first thing you’ve got to do as a defense.”

Are we about to witness the demise of the sideline towel?  It sounds like we’re headed towards something different, anyway.

“As far as the speed of the game and all that, in my opinion, I just think you’ve got to change the way you coach a little bit,” Pruitt said. “If [offensive coaches] can coach and get the plays in and get them called, I think as a defensive coach, you’ve got to adapt and be able to do that yourself.

“And coach Saban would probably kill me for saying that, but that’s just my opinion.”

I’m not sure I’d call eliminating confused defensive players “adapting”.  More like “being coached properly”.


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21 responses to “Pruitt on defending HUNH

  1. Cojones

    But at least he is attacking the root cause of our D problem last year. Commo was the problem, not scheme nor player ability. Love it when the philosophy changer (Pruitt) stands atop the rub and declares the obvious.

    Hope he has a sideline signal that is not individually based and applies to the entire D as in pointing to the crotch and simulating shifting gears to mean: “Get your dicks in gear!”.


    • William

      I did a good old fashioned spit take at that one! Good stuff Cojones! And agreed to some extent. I still think the fundamentals need to be brought up to par for anything else to work.


  2. Spence

    To be fair, a lot of coaches (Smart at Bama) used the towel.


  3. I Wanna Red Cup

    I think what I like as much as anything the quotes from his former players. Sounds as though there will be real competition for playing time, that has to be earned. Probably less dog house disappearances too. Drinkin the cool aid.


  4. Towelie

    Aw darn…


  5. Little Nicky’s not right about everything and Coach Pruitt I like your opinion.


  6. AusDawg85



  7. Merk

    Well, I remember the BURRITO call being pretty effective for Jarvis.


  8. Scorpio Jones, III

    Does this mean our conah backs won’t be waving their arms like they have stepped on a hornet’s nest?

    The towel certainly is a metaphor.


  9. Always Someone Else's Fault

    So, this is all just the Linguistics Era of CFB? Looks like they’ll be able to add Semiotics 101 to that college football major everyone’s been talking about.


  10. Cousin Eddie

    Could the one word call be “tackle”


  11. BigDawg

    Or steal the Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump, Boat, Beyonce play from Gus.


  12. SouthGaDawg

    A moment of silence for the CTG white towel…


  13. RobDawg

    Just what was he trying to hide with that towel being held by the extremely embarrassed G.A. anyway? It always looked to me like that guy was thinking, ” I sure look ridiculous stretching a white towel wide with my arms over this guy’s head”. I doubt seriously any opposing teams were even trying to pick off any signals


    • 69Dawg

      How the heck could the opposition pick up the calls if our own players couldn’t. A play must be run to steal the signal.


      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        If you saw the opponent’s offense start to run around looking in all directions waving their arms frantically, THEN you knew the other team had stolen Grantham’s signs.


  14. stuckinred

    Four University of Georgia football players were arrested Monday night and charged with misdemeanor theft by deception, according to Athens-Clarke County jail records
    Within two hours, all four players were released on bond, booking records show. Details regarding what led to the arrests were not available late Monday. But UGA police Chief Jimmy Williamson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the alleged thefts involved the university’s athletic department.