Report: Jeremy Pruitt Could Be Fired As Soon As Thursday

    Jeremy Pruitt could be fired as the Georgia Bulldogs defensive coordinator as early as today, according to reports.

    November 5, 2015

    UPDATE (11/5) Following Gridiron Now’s report that Pruitt could be fired as soon as Thursday, Mark Richt tweeted “Just so everyone knows, Jeremy Pruitt is our defensive coordinator and is in the office working diligently getting ready for Kentucky!”


    Jeremy Pruitt could be fired by the Georgia Bulldogs very, very soon. At least that’s the talk coming out of Athens, GA, according to Gridiron Now, which reports UGA could part ways with him as soon as Thursday. 

    Pruitt is in his second season with the Bulldogs as their defensive coordinator, but things have not gone so well this year.

    Georgia’s defense has given up an average of 20.4 points per game in eight games this year — including back-to-back games of allowing 38 points to both Alabama and Tennessee. The Bulldogs are ranked No. 21 in total defense, No. 28 in scoring defense and outside of the top-50 in sacks.

    While the statistics aren’t horrifying, the sense coming out of Georgia is that Pruitt has clashed with others in the program. And former Georgia Bulldog David Pollack, now an anlyst for ESPN, believes something is brewing in Athens.

    “It could be an interesting day in Athens today,” Pollack tweeted on Thursday.

    In addition to today’s rumblings, legendary Georgia quarterback Fran Tarkenton also criticized Pruitt during a radio show on Tuesday.

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