Georgia has paid its new defensive coordinator’s buyout at Florida State, according to the Athens-Banner Herald.
UGA made a lump sum payment of $81,499.59 to Pruitt for his buyout and taxes. Pruitt has now officially signed his $850,000 contract, and according to the contract, he now has a buyout of $125,000 that will decrease for the next two years if he were to resign. Pruitt wouldn’t have a buyout if he takes a FBS or NFL head coaching job or an NFL defensive coordinator job.
The players continue to rave about Pruitt’s simple approach to defense. Pruitt wants the defense to be great at a few defensive calls, while his predecessor made the defense confusing and unimpactful.
With an improved defense from one of the country’s top coordinators in Pruitt, it’s hard to argue against the Bulldogs being the SEC East favorites for 2014.