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January 14, 2014

Jeremy Pruitt Departs for UGA, Leaves Behind More Questions Than Answers


For the second year in a row Florida State University will be looking for a new defensive coordinator at the end of the football season. 

A year ago Mark Stoops left to take a head coaching job at Kentucky. Today, Jeremy Pruitt -- who came from Alabama to replace to Stoops -- has made a lateral move and accepted the defensive coordinator position at the University of Georgia.

This move was definitely unexpected and I'm hearing that Jimbo Fisher is not happy about it. Fisher is in Texas today but is rumored to have spoken with Pruitt -- who told him the Georgia job set him up better for a head coaching job than Florida State's did -- and didn't see eye to eye on the move.

I'm sure FSU will deny that and (to his credit) Fisher is typically very supportive of coaches moving up and getting better opportunities, but I'd also be willing to wager that Fisher doesn't view the Bulldogs' DC position as a move up from FSU's. Especially not with the 'Noles hot off a national title and after their last coordintor, Stoops, got an SEC head coaching job.

Now, for the second time in two offseasons Fisher begins by replacing a defensive coordintor.


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