Very pretty, Coordinator. Very pretty. But, can they win?

Al.com gets all number-y about Jeremy Pruitt’s career in this clip.  See if you can catch the hole in his resume.

Forget it, Jeremy.  It’s Athens.

 

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19 responses to “Very pretty, Coordinator. Very pretty. But, can they win?

  1. BMan

    Cough…rushing defense…cough. 2014 ranked 58, 2015 ranked 42.

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  2. A hole? well there’s that smoking crater in Jacksonville a few years back that I keep trying to forget. But all in all, sad to see him go.

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  3. Walt

    He sure took it to Bama when they last visited Athens. Held ’em to 38 points.

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  4. 3rdandGrantham

    Make no mistake, Jeremy Pruitt is a great DC — one of the very best in country in fact. People point to his rushing #’s and such, but he inherited a total mess from CMR/Grantham, including a mere skeleton of a secondary, and what he did to turn around our D was nothing short of spectacular.

    With that said, his borderline toxic (some might remove ‘borderline’ altogether) personality can be a determent to a program. Thus an ideal program for him is one that is a top-notch one with a legendary, authoritarian HC in his absolute prime — and he’s got just that with Saban/Bama.

    Pruitt remaining on at UGA with Smart (hypothetically speaking) would have not been an ideal situation; in fact the relationship would most likely have ended poorly after just one season.

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    • Macallanlover

      It is all opinions at this point so I won’t debate as it is far too early to judge a 3 year career as a DC. Could he grow to become a “great” DC? Possible, but certainly not a gimmee. He has been around enough to say he is a very talented DB coach but that is a far different skill set from being a successful DC, especially since he was under the tutelage of one of the best with Saban.

      His early issues at both FSU and UGA, in just a three year period, signals a major red flag. Can he get it together and live up to the potential many see in him? Maybe, but he is a long way from wearing the title “great” right now. Flashy stats in a very limited environment while working with superior talent isn’t enough for me to list him with those who have stood the test of time while working with various levels of talent/depth, and handing all aspects of the job both on, and off, the field, including his PR skills.

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      • Dog in Fla

        “Can he get it together and live up to the potential many see in him?”

        Sure he can. The standards he set in attacking Sunday Morning Coming Down drills are unsurpassable

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    • DawgPhan

      A mere skeleton of a secondary that he helped create.

      Hard to run off a bunch of players and then complain that you dont have any players.

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    • Derek

      Best coordinator in terms of on field performance and recruiting we’ve had.

      Our host says that if I knew what there was to know, I would have shipped him off. I guess I have to assume that’s right. All I can say is: it would have to be pretty bad.

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        This is true. Before the season ended, on multiple occasions I said the chances of him returning were around 1-2% (and this was while CMR was coach, in which I didn’t expect a coaching change). I also said that it would be for the best, as I personally didn’t want to see him return.

        Not surprisingly, you can image some of the things people said to me here, as we had some die-hard Pruitt fans out there who not only wanted him to return, but also wanted him to be HC.

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        • Derek

          Never wanted him to be HC. I wanted him to stay as DC though. Jeremy comes across as a little to rough around the edges to be the head man at UGA right now. But the senator says I’d want him gone completely if I only knew. Why can’t he light a candle rather than continue to curse my darkness? Confidential sources? Come on! What a cop-opt! I guess he’s just worried that no one will ever tell him anything again. Well boo-hoo! Enquiring minds want…no NEED to know dammit!

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          • Derek

            Senator,

            This question just occurred to me. If saban had done what you’ve been told that Jeremy did at uga, would he still be the coach at Alabama?

            That’s a pretty good litmus test for severity right there. If Alabama would have said, you know what, thanks for the titles but we’ve gotta move on, then I’d know it’s bad. Real bad.

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            • Saban runs the show (the whole University) in Tuscaloosa so no. But he also wouldn’t do what JP did. I am sure you are a smart guy Derek, you can find out if you ask/know anyone around the program. I commend the Senator for not spreading it since it is water under the bridge and most involved are no longer here. It was bad…that’s all that needs to be said.

              Let it go brother, let it go. Get pumped for Kirby and the new regime!

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  5. THEM JAWJA BUWLDAWGS DON’T KNOW NOTHIN’ ABOUT WEENEN LAHK THA TAHD, PAWWLLLLLLLLLL!

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  6. Off topic, but why does every female TV sports presenter seem to have the same annoying voice inflections and hold her hands like that? And why does it make me crazy?

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  7. 1smartdude

    One thought keeps crossing my mind, was Saban actually ready for Smart to leave? For all Kirby’s accolades, those Bama defenses were horrid against the HUNH. Auburn especially. Pruitt seems to have the gift against them, Auburn in particular. As much as Kirby seems to be the fit here, Pruitt seems to be the fit there. If Pruitt gets that defense to play the HUNH, they may never lose another game. Food for thought.

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  8. fred russo

    Very impressive!!!!

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