Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Pruitt leaves FSU to be Georgia's defensive coordinator

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia coach Mark Richt named a new defensive coordinator, hiring Jeremy Pruitt from Florida State on Tuesday, two days after losing Todd Grantham to Louisville.

Richt said he is "ecstatic" to add Pruitt, who has coached on three straight national title teams at Alabama and Florida State.

Under Pruitt, undefeated FSU led the nation in scoring defense, allowing 12.1 points a game, and was third in total defense. Pruitt also was defensive backs coach.

Pruitt, who was in Athens on Tuesday, said the move to Georgia "is an outstanding professional and personal opportunity."

Fiesta Bowl head out: Robert Shelton resigned as executive director of the Fiesta Bowl, 2½ years after taking the job following a scandal. Shelton said his departure was a mutual decision by him and the bowl's board of directors. He replaced John Junker, who resigned after a scandal over lavish spending and a scheme to require employees to make political donations.

Back, not back: Stanford safety Ed Reynolds and tackle Cameron Fleming said they'll enter the NFL draft. USC defensive back Josh Shaw and LSU offensive tackle La'El Collins said they will stay for their senior seasons. Today is the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft.

Maryland suit: Maryland, which is leaving the ACC for the Big Ten at the end of this season, filed a $157 million countersuit against the ACC over money that the league has withheld.

Boston College: Freshman quarterback Mack Lowrie, who redshirted last season, withdrew from school.

Notre Dame: Mike Denbrock will be promoted from receivers coach and passing game coordinator to offensive coordinator, espn.com reported.

Ohio State: Arkansas defensive coordinator Chris Ash will be named co-defensive coordinator and Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson will hold the same post with the Buckeyes, si.com reported.

Pruitt leaves FSU to be Georgia's defensive coordinator 01/14/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:49pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Trump: Objection to NFL protests 'has nothing to do with race'

    National

    MORRISTOWN, New Jersey — President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his opposition to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality "has nothing to do with race" but …

    President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon his return to the White House in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Trump insisted Sunday that his opposition to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality "has nothing to do with race" but has to do with "respect for our country and respect for our flag." [Associated PRss]
  2. World War II vet, 97, takes a knee in support of anthem protests

    Human Interest

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — On a day when NFL teams grabbed the nation's attention by coordinating demonstrations during the national anthem, a 97-year-old World War II veteran went viral with a solitary show of support for the protests.

    Brennan Gilmore posted a Twitter picture Sunday morning of his grandfather, John Middlemas, kneeling while wearing a veteran's cap. [Twitter]
  3. NFL Week 3: What we learned

    Bucs

    Take the knee … well, not NOW

     1. Photo of Roger Mooney for Times Sports.
  4. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Sunday's Rays-Orioles game

    The Heater

    RHP Chris Archer's primary problem Sunday, as in much of September, was a lack of slider command. When he can't throw it where he wants, and doesn't have the confidence in the changeup to throw it often, he can't win with just his fastball.

  5. Somehow, Rays' Chris Archer remains just shy of being an ace

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — Chris Archer had another bad game Sunday.

    Chris Archer is sputtering to the finish line, his rough start on Sunday his fourth in his past five in which he hasn’t gotten past four innings.