UGA Paid Out Former FSU DC to Coach Bulldogs
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 Bulldogspaid FSU over $80,000 to buy the coach out of his deal with the Seminoles.
Pruitt was alreadyone 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 asthe Bulldogs new defensive coordinator,following a weeks worth of speculation. Prior to his one season as the coordinator at Florida State, he spent the previous six seasons withNick Saban atAlabama.
Thanks to an open records request,Marc Weiszerof theAthens Banner-Heraldreported earlier that, as part of Pruitts UGA contract, the universitypaid Florida State a total of$81,499.59to buy the coach and the money covered both the buyout and taxes.
Pruitts deal with UGA is worth $850,000 this year. According to College Football Talk, in addition to his coordinating duties, Pruitt will also bein charge of the Bulldogs secondary.
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