Monday, March 17, 2014

Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt describes first meeting with new boss Mark Richt.

Jeremy Pruitt (left) with Mark Richt (right). Via USA Today.

First-year Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt discussed his first meeting with his new boss, Georgia head coach Mark Richt with's Zac Ellis. The event happened in 2003, when Pruitt was an assistant coach at Fort Payne (Al.) High School.

“There were a couple of kids Georgia was recruiting, so I brought them over here,” Pruitt said. “[Richt] wasn’t talking to me, he was talking to the kids, but just how he handled the whole situation — it was the first time I’d ever met him, and I was really impressed.”

Pruitt says that the meeting convinced him to accept an offer to work with Richt if it ever came up. It came up earlier this year when Georgia's DC job became open with the departure of Todd Grantham to Louisville. Pruitt became UGA's DC on Jan 15.


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