UGA Paid Out Former FSU DC to Coach Bulldogs

Jeremy Pruitt

Former defensive coordinator for the Florida State Seminoles, Jeremy Pruitt, announced his transfer to Georgia months ago, after only one season in Tallahassee. It has been reported that the Bulldogs paid FSU over $80,000 to buy the coach out of his deal with the Seminoles.

Pruitt was already one of the highest-paid coordinators at the FBS level, but Georgia was still compelled to cut a check to Florida State, just to seal the deal. According to College Football Talk, on January 14th, Pruitt was officially announced as the Bulldogs’ new defensive coordinator, following a week’s worth of speculation.  Prior to his one season as the coordinator at Florida State, he spent the previous six seasons with Nick Saban at Alabama.

Thanks to an open records request, Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald reported earlier that, as part of Pruitt’s UGA contract, the university paid Florida State a total of $81,499.59 to buy the coach and the money covered both the buyout and taxes.

Pruitt’s deal with UGA is worth $850,000 this year. According to College Football Talk, in addition to his coordinating duties, Pruitt will also be in charge of the Bulldogs’ secondary.

For more on this story visit: John Taylor, College Football Talk