Georgia coach Mark Richt moved quickly to name a new defensive coordinator, hiring Jeremy Pruitt from Florida State two days after losing Todd Grantham to Louisville. 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.
Georgia, which expects to return 10 starters on defense, did not release terms of Pruitt’s contract. Grantham was earning $850,000. Pruitt earned $500,000 in 2013.