Mark Richt Defends Jeremy Pruitt In Tweet

    Mark Richt defended Jeremy Pruitt in a tweet after the Georgia defensive coordinator's job security was called into question.

    November 5, 2015

    Mark Richt believes in Jeremy Pruitt. At least that’s what the Georgia Bulldogs head coach implied in a tweet he sent out on Thursday after talk of Pruitt’s job security came into question.

    Pruitt, who is in his second season as Georgia’s defensive coordinator, has reportedly clashed with many inside the Bulldogs’ football program, according to a report from Gridiron Now.

    In addition to GN’s report, former Georgia Bulldogs defensive lineman David Pollack, now a college football analyst for ESPN, tweeted out on Thursday that some changes could be on the horizon for UGA.

    That doesn’t appear to be the case now that Richt has publicly stated his support for Pruitt.

    Under Pruitt’s direction this season, UGA is ranked No. 21 in total defense, No. 22 in passing defense, No. 28 in scoring defense and No. 35 in rushing defense. While not bad on paper, Georgia gave up 38 points apiece to Tennessee and Alabama, and 27 to rival Florida.

    As Richt mentioned, the Bulldogs will play the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for noon from Athens. 

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