Georgia Hires Jeremy Pruitt as Defensive Coordinator

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(ATHENS, Ga.) -- Florida State's Jeremy Pruitt was hired by Georgia to be its new defensive coordinator, the school announced Tuesday.

Pruitt served as FSU's defensive coordinator last season, helping the Seminoles win a BCS national championship. Pruitt takes over for Todd Grantham, who left for the same job at Louisville.

"This is an outstanding professional and personal opportunity," said Pruitt. "I'm looking forward to meeting the current players and getting on the road to visit with recruits."

According to ESPN, Pruitt will make $800,000 annually.

Last season, Pruitt was in charge of a Seminole's defense that ranked first nationally in scoring defense (12.1 points per game) and third in total defense (281.4 yards per game). Pruitt was also a finalist for the Broyles Award which is given to the nation's top assistant coach.

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