Tallahassee, FL---Monday night, when we mentioned on the air Georgia might be interested in hiring Jeremy Pruitt away from the Seminoles, we really didn't think it was all that likely.
We were wrong! The Bulldogs have in fact hired Pruitt as defensive coordinator.
Georgia head coach Mark Richt confirming that Tuesday afternoon in a statement to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, saying he's ecstatic with the hire.
Georgia is reportedly going to pay Pruitt $850,000, a significant raise from the $500,000 plus he was making at FSU.
It's logical to think Florida State was going to give Pruitt a raise after the defense he led was dominant, leading the nation in giving up just 12 points per game on the way to the national championship. That obviously didn't matter.
"This is an outstanding professional and personal opportunity," Pruitt said. "I'm looking forward to meeting the current players and getting on the road to visit with recruits."
Georgia was in need of a new coordinator after Todd Grantham left for Louisville and a one million dollar salary there.
FSU could promote from within, perhaps defensive ends coach Sal Sunseri. Or Jimbo could look outside the program to find a new D.C.