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Jeremy Pruitt

The Alabama Crimson Tide hired Jeremy Pruitt as its next defensive coordinator to replace Kirby Smart for the 2016 season.

In need of a quick fix after a sub-par performance from its defense it 2013, Georgia hired one of college football’s hottest commodities in the offseason by acquiring Florida State’s Pruitt to fill the Bulldogs’ coordinator opening. A soft ACC schedule proved no match for the unbeaten and talent-rich Seminoles in 2013 as Florida State rummaged through its 14-game slate with an average margin of victory at 40.2 points per game.

A former Alabama defensive back who spent three years coaching Crimson Tide defensive backs from 2010-12, Pruitt likes to blitz and did so at at alarming rate during his one season in Tallahassee. In 2011 at Alabama, Pruitt’s secondary led the nation in pass defense (111.5 YPG) and pass efficiency defense (83.7 YPG) en route to a national title.

Coaching History Team Years
Defensive Coordinator Alabama Crimson Tide 2016-Present
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach Georgia Bulldogs 2014-2015
Defensive Coordnator/Defensive Backs Coach Florida State Seminoles 2013
Defensive Backs Coach Alabama Crimson Tide 2010-2012
Director of Player Development Alabama Crimson Tide 2007-2009
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach Hoover High School (Ala.) 2005-2007
Defensive Backs Coach Hoover High School (Ala.) 2004
Assistant Coach Fort Payne High School (Ala.) 2001-2003
Defensive Coordinator Plainview High School (Ala.) 2000
Defensive Backs Coach West Alabama 1999
Defensive Backs Coach Plainview High School (Ala.) 1998
Graduate Assistant Alabama Crimson Tide 1997

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