|Georgia hires FSU's Pruitt to head defense|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia coach Mark Richt moved quickly to name a new defensive coordinator, hiring Jeremy Pruitt from Florida State on Tuesday, only two days after losing Todd Grantham to Louisville.
Richt said he is “ecstatic” to add Pruitt to the Georgia staff. Pruitt has coached on three straight national championship teams at Alabama and Florida State.
Under Pruitt, undefeated Florida State led the nation in scoring defense, allowing 12.1 points per game, and ranked third in total defense while winning the national championship.
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