As Weiszer noted,
The Pruitt raise is an indication that Georgia is willing to pay assistants who may be pursued for other jobs. More assistants could be getting raises and Richt seems almost certain to get one as well considering he’s now towards the back of the pack among SEC coaches in annual compensation after several got pay increases.
All true, but here’s what’s noteworthy.
There are expected to be more raises coming for Richt’s assistants, according to a source. It was not specified why Pruitt’s was announced right away, but with other schools (including LSU) currently looking for a defensive coordinator, the move should stave off any possible interest in hiring Pruitt away from UGA.
That, friends, is what proactive smells like. Given B-M’s historic pace in matters like this, somebody’s come around. That’s a most welcome development. Whoever you are, Greg McGarity or McGarity’s enabler, well played, boss.