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19 November, 2014 at 12:42 am in Employment
The Georgia football team had to practice indoors on Tuesday, and Jeremy Pruitt wasn't happy about it. He wasn't happy that it had to happen, and he said he wasn't happy that he knew rival schools would be using it against the Bulldogs on the recruiting trail.
So Georgia's first-year defensive coordinator, who has been reluctant to meet with the media, did so on Tuesday. Pruitt said he wanted recruits to know that UGA is in the process of getting an indoor facility, and that "this team is the last one" that would have to deal without having one.
"I've been on the other side when you recruit against Georgia, and when you don't practice you don't get better, so that hurts player development," Pruitt said. "The reason I came up here is because we're fixing to take care of that. And this is gonna be the last football team at Georgia that's gonna have days where they don't get better because of not having an indoor facility. Because I know our folks upstairs are gonna get it done."
The facility being in place by next season seems ambitious. UGA officials have not formally approved one being built yet, or decided on a location. All that the UGA athletic board approved in September was a design study to figure out where to put the facility. The two proposed locations are on the existing Butts-Mehre football facility, or near the current soccer complex, which is almost off campus.
But Pruitt expressed confidence it would be built by next year, and said that Florida State got it done in seven months. Ground was broken on a facility in January, the day Pruitt was hired to be Florida State's defensive coordinator in 2013.
"And it was done the first day of practice," Pruitt said.
Pruitt said a rival team's recruiting pitch against Georgia would have the lack of an indoor facility as the main talking points, as it said something larger about UGA's commitment to football.
"I know our competitors are not gonna say anything bad about the coaching staff here. They're not gonna say anything bad about the people here, because it's a great place," Pruitt said. "But what they're gonna say - and that they've always said is - how important is football to Georgia if they don't have an indoor practice facility? Well they won't be able to say that anymore."
It was pointed out to Pruitt that until this year he had been one of those rival coaches recruiting against Georgia. Had he used it in recruiting?
"I wondered that," he said. "I mean what are you gonna say about coach (Mark) Richt? He's one of the finest men out there. A good football coach, check his track record. Coach (Mike) Bobo, what he's done here. It's hard to say anything."
Pruitt was asked if the football program gets what it needs from the administration.
"Well I've not been here long enough to know that," Pruitt said. "But I wouldn't have come here if Nike Magista Obra FG I didn't think that."
Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo has been at the school for more than a decade. He said he was "excited at the possibility" of getting an indoor facility.
"November and December in bowl practice around here, sometimes they're brutal," Bobo said. "The big picture, the offseason, the summer pass (practice) the kids do, there's a lot of things that could enhance their ability to perform better on Saturday, and become better athletes on the field. And I definitely think it's gonna help us."
Pruitt wanted to make it clear that he wasn't being "negative," that he wasn't pressuring UGA's administration. His message was aimed at recruits, because he had already seen media reports about Georgia not being able to hold a full practice on Tuesday, and figured rival teams would use it against them.
"This is gonna be the last team (that doesn't have an indoor facility), because those guys upstairs, Mercurial Vapor X FG they're serious," Pruitt said. "They're trying to figure out the fastest way they can get us one. And soon as they can figure out how it can be done they're gonna be doing it. And I want the Soccer Shoes Outlet recruits to know that they're not gonna suffer because of it."
Georgia didn't practice outside on Tuesday because of the cold and what Pruitt said was 20 Mercurial Superful IV FG Black Red mph winds. They could have tried because it wasn't raining, but it wouldn't have been very productive, according to Pruitt.
Not that the indoor practice was that productive either. The facility is about 15 yards wide and 20 yards long, making it very cramped. Pruitt compared it to his living room.
"You know how you used to play football in the living room? You knew not to run it over there to the coffee table where it had pointed edges," Pruitt said.
Alabama, where Pruitt coached for six years before going to FSU, had an indoor practice facility, and it was used even in good weather. During fall camp, Pruitt recalled, they would go inside every Thursday just to escape the heat.
Pruitt said his understanding that the Bulldogs ran into practice problems because of the weather the week of the 2004 and 2011 SEC championship games.
Mike Ekeler, the team's inside linebackers coach, just came from another school that doesn't have an indoor practice facility: Southern California. But the weather is so nice every day there that one isn't necessary, and there wasn't a day last year, according to Ekeler, when they could have used one.
But Georgia could have on Tuesday.
"We need one. I mean it's crazy, it's amazing we don't have one," Ekeler said. "It's absolutely crazy. It's absurd. But that's not my (decision). But I'm sure that will happen, surely