Jeremy Pruitt, speaking truth to power

This is pretty amusing:

New Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt was unhappy with the play calling. He had just finished watching his father’s team at Plainville (Ala.) High lose a game in which it unsuccessfully ran the same deep pass play a half dozen or so times.

So when his father and staff met after the game to discuss what they could have done differently, Pruitt sarcastically spoke up. “If you ran that play one more time,” Pruitt said, “it might have had a chance.”

That’s hardly what the elder Pruitt wanted to hear from his then-fourth-grade son, who he proceeded to spank with a belt in front of his coaching staff.

“I guess I’ve always had a passion for football,” Pruitt said with a laugh.

There’s no truth to the rumor that Paul Johnson runs his coaches meetings the same way.


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11 responses to “Jeremy Pruitt, speaking truth to power

  1. 69Dawg

    LOL It maybe just the Kool-Aid talking but it’s going to be fun to watch. The part in the article about him not thinking the Defense should just sit back and watch. I had a full body shiver. Attack! Attack! Attack!


  2. Cousin Eddie

    That is the funniest thing I read all week. Wonder if he is going to say that to Bobo after one of his draw players on 3rd and 15, that the fans love to give Bobo hell on.


    • Doggoned

      Lots of possibilities here: “Coach Richt, don’t you think we’ve got the fair catch thing down pat?”


  3. Brings back an old memory when I was 5 or 6. My soccer team huddled together after another loss. In frustration, one of the kids said “what are we doing wrong?”. I said, “I’ll tell you what we are doing wrong, WE SUCK”. I was immediately removed and received a similar treatment. Unlike Pruitt, no passion for soccer remained with me. Perhaps it was forcibly removed by that punishment. Blessing in disguise I guess.


    • AthensHomerDawg

      That’s a tough lesson. My sons both played sports and both lettered in 3 of them. My youngest was in the 9th grade during a track meet when he decided they couldn’t win and he couldn’t be bothered to run. My oldest son who had won a state championship with that team was pretty disgusted with his brother. Coach pulled me aside and said “all the talent … no heart. Sorry.” I took my oldest son home and carried my youngest son to the university. To the side of the chemistry building labs— the steps that lead to the stadium is where we started. There are more steps to the bottom and field level entrance. We started before 8 and finish about a quarter to 10. He finished that season on a high level but refused to run the rest of his High School seasons. He never ran the Peach Tree road race with us either. That was a family event. When I asked him about it … He said: “You’ve always said I have to finish what I started at 110%. I choose not to start.” And so he never ran again. Played other sports but didn’t run again. Wish I could get a do over on that one.


      • Wow thanks for sharing AHD. With two boys under three, I’ll keep that story in mind. Got to walk a fine line sometimes and it is even more difficult if you don’t know exactly where you may cross it.


  4. watcher16

    Maybe this means he will be able to teach our kids to defend the wheel route when it is run over and over against us…


  5. watcher16

    Comment 2 is: Parents used to be able to spank their kids? Who woulda thunk it!


  6. There’s no truth to the rumor that Paul Johnson runs his coaches meetings the same way.



  7. heytogoober

    Reminds me of the time my father asked what I thought of one of his sermons and I told him I thought he’d missed a couple of real good stopping places … he laughed his head off, though. Miss him.


  8. Bulldog Joe

    If our offensive line continues to underperform, perhaps Pruitt should proceed to spank Will Friend with a belt in front of the coaching staff.