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.”
“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.