… stuck in the middle of spring game expectations.
This begs the question: How will Pruitt’s first spring game stand up against the other first-year head coaches?
Even more precisely, how will it stand up against division rival Mullen’s or even Kirby Smart’s from two seasons ago?
Smart made sure to relate to fans right out of the gate when he was hired from Alabama at the end of the 2015 season. As soon as he returned in Athens — where he played defensive back — he made sure fans got the message for the spring game.
They responded in kind, stuffing Sanford Stadium with 93,000 fans to get just a glimpse what was in store for a program that had seen 16 consecutive seasons of Mark Richt.
I’m never going to feel sorry for anyone making close to $4 million a year, but, man, does any SEC coach have a tougher row to hoe in 2018 than Jeremy Pruitt?