Mr. Conventional Wisdom, on the Pruitt Effect

I bet Barnhart wishes he’d come up with that phrase first.

His post is worth reading, if only because Pruitt opens up a fair bit assessing last year’s defensive effort.  (If Barnhart has a real strength, it’s getting football folks to talk to him.)  And it’s hard not to like this quote:

Given the progress that Georgia made in year one under Pruitt, there is a strong belief here—and elsewhere–that things will be significantly better in year two.

“Jeremy Pruitt got more out of his talent at Georgia than just about anybody else in the conference,” another SEC defensive coordinator told me. “Everybody who has to play Georgia noticed.”

Ah, I love the smell of promise in the offseason.

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8 responses to “Mr. Conventional Wisdom, on the Pruitt Effect

  1. doofusdawg

    Who is this Lorenzo Carter he speaks of.

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  2. sectionzalum

    is Senor Conventional Wisdom no longer writing for Mickey Mouse or the AJC??

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  3. I had no idea Tony was running for office. 😉

    Another quote from Pruitt that I liked. I heard it on the radio from Roquan Smith “If you see a little you see a lot. If you see a lot, you don’t see anything”

    Thats a perfect line to give to kids who seemingly had to drink from the fire hose in the years past.

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  4. MattR

    I remember looking at year 2 under Van Gorder. That was a mighty fine defense. Maybe the Pruitt effect will make a strong presence in year 2 as well. I have to admit that I expect our defense to be one the strongest in the conference. Maybe I’ve drank too much koolaid.

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  5. Scott

    “We have a lot more runners and strikers on this defense.”

    I need a cigarette.

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  6. Saxondawg

    “Mr. Conventional Wisdom,” it’s funny because it’s true. I have looked at some of his best work from the eighties, as a plain old reporter, and it was outstanding. When I wanted to sort out what happened between Erk and UGA, and how Jan Kemp happened exactly, he was brilliant in giving thorough, well-sourced explanations that dispelled a lot of myths. Once he became the CBS guy, he was just another fella talking with his hands too much while saying nothing in three-sentence soundbites. “Alabama. Will. Pound you. Fellas!” The Peter Principle should be renamed the Mr. SEC Football Principle.

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