Georgia’s offensive coordinator has a message for all us Nervous Nellies out there in Dawgnation: relax.
Mike Bobo coaches Georgia’s offense, not the defense. But when a concerned fan asked about the state of the defense, specifically the secondary, Bobo jumped in with a pep talk.
That included something Bobo heard new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt say: “We’re gonna be a hell of a defense.”
In the past week, Georgia has seen cornerback Shaq Wiggins transfer and Brendan Langley move from cornerback to receiver. That came a couple months after safety Josh Harvey-Clemons was dismissed from the team.
But Bobo, from his vantage point, thinks Pruitt will make do.
“I’m gonna tell you this about Jeremy Pruitt: He’s a great football coach in the fundamentals that are gonna make the difference in making a play and not making a play,” Bobo said, speaking at a UGA Day in Tifton. “Obviously sometimes you see a guy moving to offense, you see a guy transferring, you wonder: What are we gonna do?
“But I heard him talking to a guy the other night: ‘We’re gonna get the five or six that are gonna do it our way, and the way I want it done, and we’re gonna be a hell of a defense. And that came out of his mouth. And I feel confident he’s gonna get it done and get those guys ready to play.”
Sounds good. But… what year was he talking about?