Tag Archives: Jeremy Pruitt

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.


Filed under Georgia Football

The Pruitt effect, ctd.

Our old friend David Hale posted something on Twitter you may find of interest:

True, as some of the FSU fans note in response, the ‘Noles lost a boat load of talent when Pruitt changed jobs.  But that doesn’t change the improvement he worked at Georgia last season.  And talk about losing talent in the secondary…


Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

“Coach Pruitt has had input without a doubt.”

Chip Towers counts the ways in which Georgia’s defensive coordinator has affected the program since the moment of his arrival.  Some of what he mentions isn’t particularly profound – yeah, Pruitt got to choose his defensive assistants, but that’s SOP – but the last little bit in his piece carries some weight with me based on who said it.

Said former receiver Chris Conley, now with the Kansas City Chiefs: “Restructuring and discipline. … Some of the guys came in and were like, ‘Oh, what’s going on? But he put his foot down and said, ‘either you buy into this system or you’re not gonna play.’ And that created that discipline.” and really it’s gotten the defense to the point where they’re all buying into what they’re doing, they’re sold on his schemes and his way and his mentality, and it’s really translated to the way they play. They play with a lot of confidence now.”

Please, please, please let this turn out to be more than just the usual happy talk.


Filed under Georgia Football

Jeremy Pruitt: “He’s like that father figure if you do something well, he’s not going to compliment you.”

And your spring defensive MVP is… nobody.

Because that’s how Pruitt rolls.


Filed under Georgia Football

Jeremy Pruitt, still GATA

Two great quotes from spring practice about the secondary…


… As the Dawgs worked on defending short out passes, Pruitt raced away from the group he was tutoring and ripped into a player from another group that he noticed giving less than exemplary effort. “You’re pussy-footing,” Pruitt yelled. “I don’t want to see no pussy-footing!” With still another who showed improper technique, he called the guy back to his starting spot and patiently demonstrated the correct way of doing things.


“We all are comfortable. But we still don’t know who’s going to be put where,” Bowman said. “So we’re just working it out right now.”

If that doesn’t sum up life under Pruitt, I don’t know what does.


Filed under Georgia Football

Another reason to love Jeremy Pruitt

Sporting News ranks the top ten recruiters in the SEC nation and has this to say about Pruitt, its number two guy:

Why he’s here: Pruitt won 247Sports’ recruiter of the year award in 2012 and 2013 with Alabama and then Florida State, and now he’s piling up the commitments at Georgia. Some of his biggest recruits over the years include Derrick Henry, Jalen Ramsey, T.J. Yeldon and C.J. Mosley. Pruitt’s current list of pledges for 2015 isn’t up to his usual standard, but it still boasts a handful of four-star players.

Shit, if this is an off-year for Pruitt, I can’t wait to see what he accomplishes when he really gets rolling.

By the way, I don’t remember seeing Grantham’s name gracing too many of these kinds of lists.


Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting

The couple that recruits together…

Interesting note in this post at The Lady Sportswriter about Donte Jackson’s official visit to Athens:

“I liked everything and it was really just a good visit,” Jackson said. “I liked the coaches and being around them all together and the players made it feel real comfortable.”

A couple of people who took that comfort level to another step was defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt and his wife.

“He was fun and I got to spend a lot of quality time with him and his wife,” explained Jackson. “They really showed a lot of love and talked about how much they liked it there.” (Sonny Shipp, 247Sports)

Sounds like she’s all in.  Of course, FSU folks would probably claim it’s just another way for her to keep an eye on her man, right?


Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting