No excuses

From the Ledger-Enquirer, August 16, 2014:

Corey Moore had done the drill wrong, and Jeremy Pruitt wasn’t happy. He was even more unhappy when Moore began trying to explain why he had messed up.

“Is that what you’re gonna have, what we had last year, making excuses?” Pruitt said, according to Moore.

Moore, a senior safety, shook his head and said “no.” And Pruitt went on with the drill.

“That’s what we need,” Moore said later in an interview. “Some people hate it. But, at the end of the day, it’s gonna be for the best.”

And from the Times Free Press, August 22, 2015:

“It’s not just Jake but the whole linebacker room,” second-year defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt said. “They’ve done a really nice job as the quarterbacks of our defense. They’ve got to make the calls and see the formations, and if they can’t communicate, then we can’t function.”

That sounds suspiciously like… praise.

What a difference a year makes.

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  1. CannonDawg

    Jake Ganus will turn out to be a terrific add. He won’t be the most talented player on the field, but his smarts and leadership will greatly benefit this year’s team. The Dawgs caught a break by his joining the team, as did Jake. Can’t wait to see how he will help.

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  2. Did Pruitt ever serve in the military? He reminds me of my First Sergeant many years ago. If you screwed up and you tried to make an excuse he would say: “Don’t give me any excuses, what difference does it make what the excuse is, you still screwed up. What you need to do is know how you screwed up and make sure it doesn’t happen again.” Of course his language was a little more colorful than what I quoted. I guess the fact that screw ups would sometimes cost people their lives lead to the zero tolerance for excuses. Anyway, I think it is a great way to lead and Pruitt is going to be a hell of a DC.

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