UGA defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt made an impact at Florida State last season.
His scheme was the reason the Seminoles won the ACC and the BCS title. Like Todd Grantham, Pruitt runs a 3-4, but he can mix things up and run a 4-3 if needed.
The bottom line is that he has a complex system, and it may take the Bulldogs some time to get used to the play-calling and the principles of the scheme.
That may not be what Bulldogs fans want to hear because there’s a chance the defense could take a step back, despite 10 of 11 starters returning. However, some starters could be very comfortable with Pruitt’s scheme because it’s an attacking-style defense.
Here’s a look at four players who will benefit from Pruitt’s system.