There’s a lot of comparisons being made this week between Jeremy Pruitt and Kirby Smart.
Both are young coaches and former Alabama assistants who were hired to take over two of the SEC East’s best traditional football programs — Tennessee and UGA, respectfully.
Pruitt’s start with the Volunteers obviously hasn’t gone anywhere nearly as smoothly as Smart’s.
On Monday, Pruitt was asked about Smart being able to turn around things so quickly at UGA. The Tennessee coach was candid in his response, per Volquest’s Rob Lewis:
“I think the program he took over won 20 games in its previous two years (under Mark Richt). That helped. He had a very young football team that he inherited.