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.READ MORE: Trainer's Room Busy As Heat, Celtics Prepare For Game 4
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.READ MORE: Monkeypox Case In Broward County Under Investigation
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.MORE NEWS: Playing Outside Has Plenty Of Health Benefits For Kids
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.