Defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt hasn’t talked after a Georgia football game all year and hadn’t been available for an interview since Sept. 16 when he spoke to reporters three days after the loss to South Carolina.
But he felt compelled to talk to media Saturday considering how the Bulldogs’ defense played in a 38-20 loss to Florida.
“I hadn’t been doing the media deal,” Pruitt said outside Georgia’s locker room at EverBank Field. “But when you play like that you need to come out here and look everybody in the eye and tell it like it is.”
The Bulldogs gave up their most rushing yards they have allowed since 1978 when a wishbone-running Auburn team rolled up 430 against them.
Pruitt’s explanation: “They out-toughed us and out-executed us and we’ve got to give those guys credit at Florida. OK? We’ve got to get through this together, again.”