This is as good as it gets for Georgia and Mark Richt.

Georgia has hired FSU defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, according to several media reports. Pruitt helped lead FSU’s defense to a national championship in 2013, and FSU finished first in the country in scoring defense and third overall in total defense.

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Pruitt is a Nick Saban disciple, and he coached the defensive backs at Alabama from 2010-12 before taking over FSU’s defense.

This is arguably the best hire that Mark Richt could have made, and they essentially traded out Todd Grantham for Jeremy Pruitt, who, like Grantham, will also be making $850,000 per year. It comes out to be a complete steal for the Bulldogs.

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