Jeremy Pruitt and the art of po’ mouthin’

Vince Dooley nods his head in approval over this:

Jeremy Pruitt tossed out phrases like “very inexperienced,” and mentioned his group was in the “process of building.” When he talked up players, it tended to be those whose time at Georgia has come and gone.

It’s less than two weeks away from the start of what many expect to be a very good season for Georgia’s defense, but its defensive coordinator is downplaying what he’s got.

“We’re very inexperienced, first of all,” Pruitt said after Monday’s practice. “You’ve got (outside linebacker) Jordan Jenkins and you’ve got (linebacker) Leonard Floyd, that’s the two guys that have played a lot of football. (Safety) Dom Sanders started every game last year, and besides those three guys there’s a couple of guys that have started some games here. But other than that there’s not a whole lot of experience, okay?”

Saban would have concluded with an “aight?”, but we get your drift, Coach.  Even if, as you admit, replacing experience with new talent is a commonplace occurrence.

As the press conference wrapped up, Pruitt was asked if he was intentionally trying to temper expectations.

“No, y’all are asking the questions, I’m answering them,” he said. “When you lose three defensive tackles that start for you, and you lose two inside linebackers that – I think one of them made All-SEC and another made second-team All-SEC – and you lose a guy that’s drafted in the secondary and he’s played a lot of ball. It’s hard to replace guys like that. That happens everywhere. It’s nothing new. We’ve just gotta do it.”

I just wish someone would have asked him about Louisiana-Monroe’s long snappah.  Although there’s still time for that.



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18 responses to “Jeremy Pruitt and the art of po’ mouthin’

  1. TnDawg

    It’s obvious that he is being coached by Coach Dooley. With an assist from Mr. Munson.


    • Dog in Fla

      Some think his origin is from the Bear Bryant/Gene Stallings line (which thanks to typical SEC cross-pollination where all coaches are kin to each other somewhere along the trail of tears) is related distantly but not closely to Vince’s Auburn/Georgia poor-mouthing lineage


      • Scorpio Jones, III

        Vince learned at the knee of the great po-mouth of all time…Shug Jordan. Shug just did not get the ink Bear did.


  2. Scorpio Jones, III

    The Warhawks’ secret weapon is so secret he’s not even listed on the roster.

    The punter he snaps to was all conference last year and fourth in the nation average-wise, so the long snappah must be pretty good.

    Jesus, I can not believe I looked all that up.


  3. sectionzalum

    the Richmond Spiders may be the finest onside-kicking team I have ever seen.


  4. Gravidy

    I’m perfectly willing to take Pruitt at his word. I always like to start the season off with an easy game or two, and this year I’m especially happy about it.


  5. Bulldawg Bill

    …and they have the best long snappuh in th’ country!…


  6. W Cobb Dawg

    We had terrific D efforts against aubie, mizzou and a few others last year, I’m looking forward to continued improvement. In fact, I won’t be surprised if we hold opponents to less than 40 points for the entire month of September.


  7. Cosmic Dawg

    When’s the last time Georgia even made it through the first 2 weeks of September without a loss? Boise St, Clemson, South Carolina…would be great for these guys to win the whole month.


  8. Gotta make the players believe they have a lot of work to do. I like it, coach.


  9. Russ

    “Saban would have concluded with an “aight?”, but we get your drift, Coach. ”

    LOL! I thought the same thing reading that line. 🙂


  10. Russ

    “Saban would have concluded with an “aight?”, but we get your drift, Coach.”

    LOL! I thought the same thing when I read that. 🙂


  11. AceDawg

    I can’t give you the weight, but LA Monroe’s Long Snappah’s squat max is read aloud when Chubb is lifting because Chubb needs motivation to reach the next level.