Nick Saban locks in the Greg McGarity discount.

Jeremy Pruitt is signed, sealed and delivered… at less than the going rate.

New Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will save the program a little cash.

Though he’ll be one of the highest paid defensive coordinators in the country, his salary will be considerably less than his predecessor. The deal approved Tuesday will pay Pruitt $1 million a year and spans the next three seasons.

Former Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart made $1.5 million last season as the highest-paid assistant in the nation.

Not just a cut from what Kirby was making, either.  It’s also a cut from what Pruitt was getting paid in Athens last year.  Of course, once you add back in what Georgia still owes him, it’s all good.

Honestly, given the warm feelings between Pruitt and McGarity, I’m surprised he’s making as much as he is in Tuscaloosa.  Thanks, Nick.

 

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8 responses to “Nick Saban locks in the Greg McGarity discount.

  1. Monettadawg

    I hated to see him go, even though he rubbed some folks the wrong way. I think Pruitt had an all in attitude in a stand pat environment.

  2. Ben

    I know a guy who has strong ties to Alabama, and he told me that Pruitt’s problem in Athens post-Richt was that he was too much of a Richt loyalist and McGarity wanted a clean house.

    Now, I don’t know why he’d say that otherwise, and I don’t know anything about the speculated fist fight at Richt’s house.

    I’ll just be glad when things kick off in August and we put this all behind us, at least for a while.

    • I know a guy who has strong ties to Alabama, and he told me that Pruitt’s problem in Athens post-Richt was that he was too much of a Richt loyalist and McGarity wanted a clean house.

      BWAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH!!!!!

      Oh, wait… he was serious about that?

      • Dolly Llama

        Senator, whatever you know about this situation … will the statute of limitations ever expire and allow you to spill?

    • Dog in Fla

      “problem in Athens post-Richt was that he was too much of a Richt loyalist”

      So that explains why he made Richt hire Sales as OL coach…

  3. W Cobb Dawg

    Bama got a damn good DC and recruiter. And we’re still stuck with the fricken useless McGoof.

  4. We are also getting the Pat Haden discount on our OC.

    “Only Lane Kiffin didn’t get a raise. He’s set to make $714,000 in Year 3 of his three-year deal subsidized by the buyout after being fired by USC in 2013.”