Georgia picks up the tab for Jeremy Pruitt’s buyout at FSU

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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.

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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.

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  • 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. – Way too early for that talk Jon. JHC gone, JSW suspended for at least one game, 4 check cashing players etc plus opening up with Clemson and USCe, the 1st two games could make for a long season. I agree the D “could” be better than last year and I always thought Grantham micro-managed the D so much they lost their natural instinct and abilities by getting too fancy. Fire drill every pre-snap read…..

  • Tenn lost their entire O line but have been recruiting well lately, Florida’s Offense has been horrible but with a healthy Driskel and new Offensive coordinator who knows. USCe shouldn’t drop off to much with Dylan Thompson at QB and the D will be good again. Plus UGA goes to Columbia this year where the Dawgs have really struggled….