Yet another prominent SEC defensive coordinator is in the mix for the South Carolina job.
UGA’s Jeremy Pruitt is the latest SEC assistant to be thrown into the pool for the Gamecocks’ coaching vacancy, according to Dawgs247’s JC Shurburtt.
Pruitt received a recommendation from former UGA coach Mark Richt and has already been in touch with South Carolina officially about the position, sources told Shurburtt.
Pruitt is also believed to be “highly interested” in the job.
The AJC’s DawgNation talked to a source close to Pruitt about the report, and they were neither able to confirm or deny it.
In the past few days, Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp and Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart have also been linked to the South Carolina job. Others who have been named include Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora and even Richt, who reportedly recommended Pruitt for the position.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier resigned in early October after South Carolina’s 2-4 start. Interim coach Shawn Elliott went 1-5 in his stead as the Gamecocks dropped their final five games to end the season.
Elliott is also expected to receive an interview for the full-time job.