Jeremy Pruitt Post-Game Presser

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Jeremy Pruitt Post-Game Presser

Opening statement…  

“First of all, I would just like to give credit to Georgia. I thought they really outplayed us there in the second  half. When you look at the game, of course you learn a lot when you look at the tape, but you can’t turn the  ball over three times against anybody and expect to win. We turned the ball over three times in the second  

half, once for a defensive score and twice, I don’t think they [Georgia] got any first downs and kicked field  goals. So, there’s 13 points there that really changed the game. We made a lot of mistakes on the defensive  side, especially on third down. That’s on me. That’s not on anyone else, that’s on me. I learned a long time  ago that you have to be able to do what your players can do. If they can’t do it then you got to do a better job  of coaching them up, and I have to do a better job of that. Offensively, we created a couple of explosive  plays in the first half, but in the second half we didn’t control the line of scrimmage, played behind the sticks  and we have to be more explosive, got to be able to run the ball. We also didn’t really create any plays in the  special teams.”  

On whether Georgia did anything in the second half that gave them trouble on offense…  “They got pressure on the quarterback. I don’t know exactly what pressures they ran. I know a couple of  times we had people blocking them and they beat us in one-on-ones. Then we threw a pick, which was an  ill-advised throw. You just can’t do stuff like that. It’s pretty simple. We turned the ball over three times and  didn’t get any turnovers in the second half. That’s the difference in the ball game.”    

On whether he thought he would be able to run the ball better this game than they did…  “Yeah we didn’t run the ball very well at all. We didn’t seem to get in rhythm offensively, we created a couple  of big throws there, but to win in this league you have to be able to run the ball. We didn’t run the ball  tonight. It’s tough to win that way when you become one-dimensional.”  

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