Add David Pollack To List Of Georgia Greats Questioning Jeremy Pruitt's Character

Add David Pollack To List Of Georgia Greats Questioning Jeremy Pruitt's Character

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Add David Pollack To List Of Georgia Greats Questioning Jeremy Pruitt's Character


On Wednesday, Georgia great Aaron Murray questioned whether or not former UGA assistant Jeremy Pruitt was the right man for the head job in Knoxville, bringing to light some character concerns regarding how Pruitt treated Mark Richt – his boss – during his time in Athens.

“I don’t know if his personality is fit to be a head coach. I don’t,” Murray told 102.5 The Game via the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Blake Toppmeyer. “When he was at Georgia, the way he acted, the way he treated Coach Richt I thought was poor. He wasn’t as respectful as I thought a defensive coordinator should be to a head coach.”

Pruitt’s response was calm and collected, but ultimately dismissed any criticism to his character.

However, shortly after Pruitt’s response at SEC Media Day, another Georgia great had some comments to make on the topic.

Former UGA defensive end David Pollack, while talking on SEC Network program SEC Now, backed up Murray’s comments, saying Pruitt was “disrespectful” of Richt.

“The stories that I have heard and some of y’all have heard that came out of Athens – that are true, (from) coaches that were on the staff, some of the things Jeremy Pruitt did to Mark Richt, some coaches would tell you are the most disrespectful, most crazy things they heard,” Pollack said. “So, I’ll be curious to watch Jeremy Pruitt as he evolves with this relationship with Phillip Fulmer because Jeremy Pruitt did a good job when he was with Nick Saban — because he knew where he stood. He did a good job with Jimbo Fisher — they let you know where you stand. The hierarchy was very clear. How does he evolve as a head coach?”

Pollack added shortly after:

Pruitt on working with Richt:

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