Jeremy Pruitt Wants You!

After reading this, is it just me, or does it sometimes seem like all the offensive players Georgia’s recruiting have the potential, as well as an open invitation, to play defense?  No wonder Pruitt appears to be in on every kid the staff is chasing.

I keed, I keed…  I think.

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18 responses to “Jeremy Pruitt Wants You!

  1. James Stephenson

    I watched Godwin just run around the C-Town Bulldogs this last season.

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  2. Derek

    Someone asked why get a pro coach to coach offense and high school coach to coach defense recently. I think what we are seeing is similar to what Miami did in the mid-1980’s with their 4-3 over defense. At that time the wishbone and option offenses were all the rage. In order to counter that Miami didn’t complicate things or get defensive specialists: they simplified and got athletes, fast ones. They recruited linebackers and fed them to be DL and took DB’s and made them linebackers. Then they set them loose to destroy within a relatively simple defense. Dealing with a pro offense requires complexity. Dealing with a simple offense that relies upon superior talent, requires even better talent. Get the fastest, most athletic guys you can find and set them loose. Don’t confuse them with complicated schemes and terminology.

    Pro defensive coordinators aren’t worried about teaching guys. They want athletes too. You don’t care if Lawrence Taylor knows zone from man. He’s big, fast and likes to hit people. That;s enough.

    Offense is different, You don’t want to start from scratch with a QB, or a WR or RB because you never know where you’ll land with the guy. So: Pro-offense and a high school defense. The perfect recipe. I hope.

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    • Dawgoholic

      That makes a lot of sense. Be able to stop the other offenses but throw something at the other defenses that they are not used to.

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  3. I like the idea of getting the fastest athletes and fitting them into a scheme. I had a chance to see Patrick play in the 5A quarterfinals game. I’m pretty sure QBs have nightmares about kids like him who seemed to spend the whole night in the backfield. I saw him run down a QB in space, bat a pass, and catch and return it for 20+ yards on the same play. I realize that there’s probably a fine (and subjective) line between a 4 and 5 star talant, but this kid was probably the best athlete I saw in HS football this year. And I suppose as an early enrollee, he’s smart, too.

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  4. Dog in Fla

    Nothing can stop the Jereminator

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  5. W Cobb Dawg

    UGA has a great history with players shifting from O to D, D to O, or playing both sides of the ball. Robert Edwards, Jermaine Phillips, Sean Jones, Chris Terry, etc. But got to get those great athletes on campus first.

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  6. 69Dawg

    Guess what Ole Vince made more defensive backs out of Quarterbacks than any other coach I ever heard of. The HS QB’s used to be the best athletes, not necessarily the fastest or strongest but the best all around. So Dooley would recruit them and put them in at Dbacks.. It was so common at UGA that after Doug Flute’s (sp) hail mary pass to beat The U a writer for the Macon paper wrote that he bet Dooley would have made Doug a hell of a corner back.

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