Meet my new buzzword for Georgia’s defense this year:
“We want to be a little twitchier on the defensive front, which is maybe a little bit different than the things were in the past. We have plenty of size…”
Seriously, there are two things to take away from this. One, Pruitt’s got a specific vision in mind and he’s got the S&C staff on board.
“We want to trim up a little bit at linebacker so we can play all three downs. And in the secondary, all those guys are built a little different, so (director of strength and conditioning) ‘Coach T’ (Joe Tereshinski) sat down and he’s got an individual plan for all of them. We’ve got a plan. And the kids, we’re going to help them execute it during the summer.”
And two, as last night’s Dawg Porn indicated, he’s a little more optimistic about the defense than he let on before.
Pruitt’s tone was a bit softer Wednesday.
Those words aren’t in his vocabulary.
“As long as you’ve got effort and attitude, you can overcome a lot of things. And that’s the big thing we’re going to focus on this summer: effort and attitude,” Pruitt said. “If you lack the skill set or anything like that but you’ve got good effort and good attitude, you’ve got a chance to overcome it. If you ain’t got that, you’re in trouble.”
The story going into fall camp is going to be from which players he can coax that. But it sounds like he’s confident he can find guys who can play. That’s making me twitchier.