Saban: 'Pruitt did a fantastic job with our players'

Saban: 'Pruitt did a fantastic job with our players'

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Saban: 'Pruitt did a fantastic job with our players'

ATLANTA — Nick Saban took the podium at SEC Media Days as defending national champions.

Part of being national champions in 2017 was having Jeremy Pruitt as defensive coordinator. Pruitt coached under Saban as Director of Player Development from 2007-09, defensive backs coach from 2010-12 and defensive coordinator 2016-17.

“He did a fantastic job for us,” Saban said of Pruitt. “He was always very respectful, very loyal. Hard-working.”

Pruitt has always been known as a coach that relates to players and gets the most out of them.

Saban says Pruitt “did a fantastic job with our players.”

“Our players have a tremendous amount of respect for him,” Saban continued. “He was always fair and honest in his approach in terms of how he did things. I have never seen that style.

“Jeremy Pruitt did a fantastic job for us.”

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