There is much chatter about the departure of Miami (Florida)’s defensive coordinator and the implications for Willie Martinez and his tenure at the University of Georgia. Yes, some are excited. Some are pensive. Some outright plead. However, no one in any official capacity has even remotely mentioned CWM as a candidate.
As Dawgnoxious pointed out last night, no one from south of Watkinsville has asked to talk with Coach Martinez.
A quick scan of the Miami Herald’s web page has no mention of candidates for the Defensive Coordinator’s position, with the exception of Randy Shannon retaining those duties for himself. While I would tell him to focus on getting better at other things, like how to handle QB’s, that is his prerogative. The only mention I could find, outside of the white hot light of Bulldog Blogging, of Willie Martinez being a candidate was in the Miami (Florida) Hurricane, the student newspaper. With all due respect to Kyle King, Doug Gillett, Mack Williams, and countless other friends who worked at The Red and Black, it’ll take more than some sixth year senior’s late night quick write up on the departure of Miami’s defensive coordinator to get me thinking this could happen.
Also, there is a separate concern. Will anyone we find right now be an upgrade? A push? I disagree with Mackalicious that a warm stick of butter or Carly Simon would be better at the job. I have concerns about where the defensive side of the program is going, but if we end up getting Chizicked, I don’t think anyone will have quite the same excitement about Willie’s departure, should that happen. For now, I’ll refrain from thinking about replacements until the Dawgs actually need one.
Of course, now that I have pointed this out, the Martinez family will show up in Coral Gables looking tan and shopping for carpet early tomorrow morning.