Jeremy Pruitt receives contract extension

After his first season with the Bulldogs, the Georgia defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach gets a one-year extension and pay increase.

ATHENS-------- University of Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will receive a contract extension and salary increase according to UGA head football coach Mark Richt.

Pruitt had two years left on his original three-year contract at an annual salary of $850,000. His new deal adds a year back to the original contract giving him three years at a new salary of $1.3 million per year.

“Our defense has performed overall at a very high level this season and much of it is due to Jeremy’s leadership,” said Richt. “It’s important that we solidify his tenure at Georgia and continue to build our defense in all areas including recruiting, coaching and player development.”

In 2014, Pruitt was the 13th highest paid assistant coach in college football. Only five assistants — Bud Foster (Virginia Tech), Kirby Smart (Alabama), Cam Cameron (LSU), John Chavis (LSU), and Chad Morris (Clemson) — made over $1 million before bonuses, according to the USA Today coaches salaries database.

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