Modern Day Coaching Carousel Hits FSU Again

Florida State won their third national championship a little over a week ago, the coaching carousel of modern sports hit the football team on Tuesday at midday when it began to be reported that Jeremy Pruitt would replace Todd Grantham at Georgia.

Only one man in the world has been a part of the last THREE national championships and four of the last five and that man was Jeremy Pruitt.

Pruitt started as a GA at Alabama in 1997, moved back to the high school game before re-surfacing on Alabama again in 2007 as their Director of Player Development. In 2010 he was promoted to DBs coach at Alabama before Jimbo Fisher lured him away to be FSU's DC.

Perhaps Pruitt's greatest trait in his brief run in Tallahassee was his decision to back off early in the season on implementing on everything he wanted to do and re-structure the scheme to fit the personnel. As soon as that happened the defense really took off and the rest was as they say....history.

We can speculate on why a lateral move was made (some would say move in the wrong direction), but money appears to be at least part of the issue as Georgia has offered somewhere in the $800,000 range to be the new DC. Pruitt does have strong SEC ties and there is a whiff of rumor that he may be named coach in waiting.

We have no doubt that Jimbo Fisher will make the appropriate hire so we expect the effects on the field to be minimal. Pruitt was an excellent recruiter and was on several of FSU's top remaining targets like Marlon Humphrey..........it is a little more difficult to digest just how this will affect recruiting over the next three weeks.


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