I mentioned defensive acclimation to Pruitt in his second year, and it sounds like that’s the song being sung in spring practice.
If there is one dominant theme through the early stages of Georgia’s spring football practices, it’s that the defense seems a lot more comfortable in the second year under coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.
“It’s a lot different,” senior defensive tackle James DeLoach said. “You basically know what’s going on this year, so you can fly around and have more fun. I think we’re off to a good start, and we’re working with the young guys, trying to teach them what they need to do.”
That’s good, no? Of course, there’s one little thing to keep in mind…
Georgia’s defense is facing an offense looking to develop a new center, a new quarterback and several reliable receivers under new coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
“The offensive players are just now getting a feel for it.” DeLoach said. “I think they felt like we did last year.”
It’s always something. At least the offense gets to work its way up to speed with an easier start to the schedule than the 2014 defense had.