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Herbstreit doesn't like Stoudt's or Clemson's chances at Georgia


  by - Senior Writer - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:43 AM
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Pruitt left FSU for Georgia in January (Photo by Dale Zanine)

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit thinks that Georgia’s environment and a defense helmed by former FSU defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will be too much for Clemson quarterback Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
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when Clemson and Georgia meet in the season opener in Sanford Stadium on August 30th.

During a conference call with the media on Tuesday, Herbstreit said that he thinks all of those factors will be more than Stoudt – who will be making his first career start in the game – can handle.

"That's a tough game for a quarterback without a whole lot of experience," Herbstreit said, “to step into without looking out there and seeing Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
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and some of the other skill that they had."

The game marks the debut of Pruitt as the Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator. He was the secondary coach for the Alabama from 2010 to 2012 and won two national championships. Pruitt left Alabama and became Florida State's defensive coordinator in 2013, where he won a third national championship with the Seminoles.

In his only season as defensive coordinator in Tallahassee, Pruitt’s defense led the nation in scoring defense (10.7 ppg), was third nationally in total defense (248.2 ypg), second in the nation in passing defense, and first in the nation in interceptions (26).

At Clemson last October, Pruitt’s defense held Clemson to just 326 total yards – 203 yards through the air and just 123 on the ground in 41 attempts – in the Seminoles’ 51-14 victory. The Seminoles continued their run and eventually won the title with a win over Auburn in January.

"Instead of a victory lap, he got on a plane and went to Athens," Herbstreit said. “That was amazing for me to see.”

Herbstreit said that Pruitt has a way of keeping things simple for his players while confusing opposing offenses.

"Basically a coach that brings a lot of Nick Saban and Kirby Smart's mannerisms and scheme, kind of a hybrid 4-3 with 3-4 tendencies," Herbstreit said. "He loves to confuse offensive linemen. He loves to confuse quarterbacks. He has a way of relating to players and getting them to play hard. But it’s hard on offenses at the same time. He inherited a veteran group at Georgia, so between him and the skill they have coming back on offense, that is the reason why I like Georgia to win the SEC East.”

As a result, Herbstreit doesn’t like Clemson’s chances between the hedges.

"That's one of those games where, if it were in Death Valley, you'd maybe say Clemson has a better chance obviously," Herbstreit said. "But going on the road with a young quarterback and some young skill against a very complicated, multiple defense, I think it's a tough matchup for Clemson personally.”


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New Story: Herbstreit doesn't like Stoudt's or Clemson's chances at Georgia
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Young Quarterback?
TigerGrad11
Re: Young Quarterback?
Dugatiger®
Re: Young Quarterback?
dhuck20
Re: Young Quarterback?
Dugatiger®
Re: Young Quarterback?
tmac9wr
Re: Young Quarterback?
dhuck20
Re: Young Quarterback?
Dugatiger®
Re: Young Quarterback?
slumdog
GOOD!
David78®
Well, then we just need to be scared and quit.
Dugatiger®
Re: Well, then we just need to be scared and quit.
tmac9wr
RA'd for calling me 'idiotic'... Clemson by 8+...***
SOLOS®
Re: RA'd for calling me 'idiotic'... Clemson by 8+...***
TigerAce44
Re: RA'd for calling me 'idiotic'... Clemson by 8+...***
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Re: RA'd for calling me 'idiotic'... Clemson by 8+...***
Tigerdug23®
Re: RA'd for calling me 'idiotic'... Clemson by 8+...***
Dugatiger®
UGA was 66th in 3rd down conversion defense in
92TigerGrad
Re: RA'd for calling me 'idiotic'... Clemson by 8+...***
slumdog
Re: RA'd for calling me 'idiotic'... Clemson by 8+...***
tmac9wr
Re: Well, then we just need to be scared and quit.
Dugatiger®
Re: Well, then we just need to be scared and quit.
tmac9wr
Re: Well, then we just need to be scared and quit.
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Re: Well, then we just need to be scared and quit.
Dugatiger®
Re: Well, then we just need to be scared and quit.
Dugatiger®
Re: Well, then we just need to be scared and quit.
tmac9wr
Re: Well, then we just need to be scared and quit.
Dugatiger®
Re: Well, then we just need to be scared and quit.
slumdog
Re: New Story: Herbstreit doesn't like Stoudt's or Clemson's chances at Georgia
Melclem
I think the defense will carry our offense plus
nick0104®
He has a way of "keeping things simple" for his defense
Chuckston T-Man
Shame on Herby......
superdawg51
Re: Shame on Herby......
David78®
Re: Shame on Herby......
johndavid9391
supermutt, are you going to once again grace us with
GWPTiger®
Re: Shame on Herby......
Tigerman1978
Re: Shame on Herby......
Tigerman1978
The question is
RPMcMurphy
It's all part of the ESPN/SEC Network anti-Clemson agenda
GWPTiger®
^^^^Watches too much Fox News.....^^^^^^***
HITT Man
What he said isn't really a stretch...
TigerTown®
Re: What he said isn't really a stretch...
kpttiger
... and their great hope for 2014, Braxton.***
SOLOS®
Yep. Seems like a straight forward analysis.
NortherTiger®
Re: Yep. Seems like a straight forward analysis.
tmac9wr
Think those young GA defensive players will
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Re: Think those young GA defensive players will
TheRealDeal47
Morris has been working on the QB quick release w/reason.
SOLOS®
Re: Morris has been working on the QB quick release w/reason.
TheRealDeal47
Re: New Story: Herbstreit doesn't like Stoudt's or Clemson's chances at Georgia
Streaking Tiger
Remove the jersey names from our offense...
ptctiger93
I think it's unfair to call Herby and SEC homer.
Lilnaitch
Re: I think it's unfair to call Herby and SEC homer.
92TigerJohn
Re: I think it's unfair to call Herby and SEC homer.
92TigerJohn
Don't be such an Eyore.
Clemsnman®
Re: I think it's unfair to call Herby and SEC homer.
slumdog
Is this retribution for...
ptctiger93
He also didn't like FSU's chance at a national championship
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Re: New Story: Herbstreit doesn't like Stoudt's or Clemson's chances at Georgia
92TigerJohn
FSU actually dropped from #2 in total defense in
92TigerGrad
Yep, he had blue chippers all over the field at FSU.***
cutigersJD®
Kirk may be the worst QB in Ohio State history.
cutigersJD®
The name of the game is going where you can take credit
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Re: New Story: Herbstreit doesn't like Stoudt's or Clemson's chances at Georgia
usctim
2 evenly matched teams. Both with old
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Re: New Story: Herbstreit doesn't like Stoudt's or Clemson's chances at Georgia
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Tiger Nana®
I'm devastated............. ........................ .........
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Re: New Story: Herbstreit doesn't like Stoudt's or Clemson's chances at Georgia
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Fantastic news! Herbstreit has been the kiss
The hillbilly beater®
Re: New Story: Herbstreit doesn't like Stoudt's or Clemson's chances at Georgia
OrangeFan95
Often Herbstreit has jumped on the Clemson bandwagon
Clemsnman®
Not an unreasonable take at all
Smiling Tiger®
Re: Not an unreasonable take at all
catbird1776
Looks like you're catching on.***
Smiling Tiger®
Herbie is doing us a favor...
hufferbilly
Re: Not an unreasonable take at all
greene
I am outraged and offended and hurt.
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eSECpn has Herbsreit on corrective action after last years
argonaut1992®
Re: New Story: Herbstreit doesn't like Stoudt's or Clemson's chances at Georgia
allorangeallthetime52®
Wouldn't Herbstreit lose his job for picking against the $EC***
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ColaTownTiger
Isn't this UGA's first game with the new DC?***
RC Tiger®
Yes, but in only one season at FSU
92TigerGrad
Re: Isn't this UGA's first game with the new DC?***
allorangeallthetime52®
For the record, how many tackles did
71PR
Spoken like an outsider
Dr. Nikola Tesla
Yawn (waiting for some actually news)...********
InspectorM
It is a tough matchup Captain Obvious
Hi Cotton Tigger
Re: New Story: Herbstreit doesn't like Stoudt's or Clemson's chances at Georgia
I bleed orange
He also reported "Les Miles to Michigan" years ago...
RogerS®
I think he was just being a jerk to hurt Michigan when
Clemsnman®
Pretty reasonable assessment I thought.***
surroundedtiger
Herbie's been one Clemson's biggest fans
quozzel
Re: Herbie's been one Clemson's biggest fans
tmac9wr
No, ESPN invented the word "Clemsoning" regardless
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Re: New Story: Herbstreit doesn't like Stoudt's or Clemson's chances at Georgia
TheRealDeal47
Use it as fuel!!!!***
CUgrad09
Wow.
silvavocati
Herbie don't know....
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