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03:41 PM ET 12.18 | Florida State's brought on a pair of former Alabama assistants to replace its losses on the defensive side of its coaching staff. Former defensive backs coach Jeremy Pruitt and former linebackers coach Sal Sunseri worked together at Bama under defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, but the younger Pruitt is now in charge of the elder Sunseri -- Sunseri's also the only one of the two with BCS defensive coordinator experience, having held that job last year at Tennessee.

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December 18, 2012  03:49 PM ET

Thank you, FSU for giving Sunseri a job. Hopefully, that means UTK is relieved from paying him any further.

December 18, 2012  03:50 PM ET

As for Pruitt getting the shot over Sunseri, well, it could be due to Sal's first gig as DC - UTK 2012.

December 18, 2012  04:15 PM ET

Sal never deserves to be on a coordinator level again.

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December 18, 2012  05:11 PM ET

We're number 1.

December 18, 2012  07:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Thank you, FSU for giving Sunseri a job. Hopefully, that means UTK is relieved from paying him any further.

LOL! My Vol buddies were all smiles today at lunch knowing Sunseri was leaving.

December 18, 2012  08:42 PM ET

FSU will be just fine, as long as Jimbo's at the helm. As a 'Nole, I'm fine with these hires. Especially with Pruitt as DC.

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December 19, 2012  08:45 AM ET
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Sunseri is a coaching vagabond unable to get a head job as he just moves from job to job. Sad.

Sunseri has kept himself from ever getting an HC job with that clusterfudge of a job he did at UTk this year.

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December 19, 2012  01:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

FSU will be just fine, as long as Jimbo's at the helm. As a 'Nole, I'm fine with these hires. Especially with Pruitt as DC.

FSU will be just fine, as long as we stay in the ACC. As a 'Nole, I'm fine with these hires. Especially since we seemed destined for perpetual mediocrity.

December 19, 2012  09:22 PM ET

If you saw Tennessee play defense this season, then you could argue that Sal Sunseri still has no experience as a defensive coordinator. That was a seriously uncoordinated effort.

December 19, 2012  09:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Thank you, FSU for giving Sunseri a job. Hopefully, that means UTK is relieved from paying him any further.

No, but it softens the blow. I doubt they are paying him as much as Tennessee did-- he's due $1.84M total in installments through the 2014 season.
Glad he got a job.

 
December 19, 2012  09:25 PM ET
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Sal never deserves to be on a coordinator level again.

The Peter Principle at work.

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