Jimbo Fisher on Pruitt: 'Those teams are going to be extremely well prepared'

Jimbo Fisher on Pruitt: 'Those teams are going to be extremely well prepared'

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Jimbo Fisher on Pruitt: 'Those teams are going to be extremely well prepared'

ATLANTA — Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher kicked off 2018 SEC Media Days and was asked about two of his former defensive coordinators that coached for him at Florida State.

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops served as Fisher’s defensive coordinator from 2010-12 before departing for Lexington. Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt served in the same capacity in 2013 during Florida State’s national championship season.

Q. Jimbo, you have a couple former defensive coordinators now, head coaches in the league. How do your relationships change with those guys now that they’re opponents?

JIMBO FISHER: Just try to beat them when you play them. No, have great respect for them. You know this, when you play against Mark and play against Jeremy, those teams are going to be extremely well prepared. Mark has done a great job in Kentucky getting to the Bowl game and playing. I think we did an unbelievable job at Florida State. I have great respect for Mark. He’s not only a fellow coach, but a friend. He’s a great guy and a better person than he is a coach. He’s one heck of a football coach. I have a lot of respect for him. And you know, again, there are opponents on the other side. You know this, you are going to have to play and how tough they are going to play. Jeremy did the same thing. We won the national championship when he was there in ’13. He did a great job of being very multiple in the looks he has and has a great knowledge of the game. As I said, he could have been a head coach a long time ago. He has bided his time and got the right job. I think he’ll be a great opponent.

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