FSU Loses Defensive Coordinator To Georgia
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Just weeks after winning a BCS National Championship, Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher is in the market for a new defensive coordinator.
The University of Georgia has poached Seminoles defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt to take the same job for the Bulldogs, according to multiple reports.
Pruitt spent one season in Tallahasse putting together the top defense in the nation on the way to the national championship.
Still, the move is a bit of a lateral move for Pruitt. He goes from the top of the college football food chain as a national champion to a great Georgia team that will be rebuilding a defense to compete in the always tough SEC.
According to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, Pruitt will earn $850,000 per season at the University of Georgia. He made $500,000 at Florida State for his national championship season.
Pruitt is a disciple of Alabama head coach Nick Saban, which is something Georgia was looking for in the new defensive coordinator.
No names have emerged as possible replacements for Pruitt at Florida State. The Seminoles switched to a more 3-4 base defense last year under Pruitt.