29
Jan
09

Passings

Today is a tough day for following the goings on in Athens, but several sources, including Anthony Dasher a UGASports, has Felton getting released after the 20-something point loss to Florida.

PWD at Georgia Sports Blog has some info on it.  I am with him, too, on his point of looking forward.  While we should look at the past 10+ years for the lessons history can teach you, we don’t need to rehash the past seven years.

Good luck, Coach Felton, wherever the winds may take you.

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5 Responses to “Passings”


  1. 1 Jimmy Cracked Corndawg
    January 29, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Guess we know now how much time winning an SEC tourney buys you.

    Felton was by no means, Ron Jirsa. A lot of people didn’t like how he cleaned house at the beginning, but I admired the way he handled things at that point. “You’re either with what we’re trying to accomplish or you’re not” seemed to be his approach.

    Following the whole Harrick fiasco, there was always going to be a residual stigma, as if he had something to do with the troubled past. Crazy and unfair, without a doubt. But he was essentially the “rebound coach” for UGA, in retrospect.

    Many will push for Pete Herrmann to get this job for the long haul. But seriously, if you’re saying that you want to be at the forefront of college basketball, you’ve got to find a guy that will be around 20 years from now. I know they thought they had that with Tubby, and so did I. But identify the best guy out there who is gettable, throw wads of cash at him and make damn sure he hates Kentucky as much as we do.

    BTW, Dominique Wilkins is NOT that guy!

  2. 2 bulldoginexile
    January 29, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Agreed on ‘Nique. Of course, some Venters are not basing reality on reality.

  3. 3 Jimmy Cracked CornDawg
    January 29, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Apparently, Damon is on the same page with me on this and is shooting for a top-tier guy. Should he miss the mark, there’s always Herrmann to fall back on. And, oh, by the way….last time UGA went shopping for a hoops coach, Mark Slonaker was said to be on the long list. He’s a UGA grad and former assistant who was the A-Sun Coach of the Year at Mercer.say the biggest knock against Slon was his career losing record at that point. For what it’s worth, he’s working at UGA these days in fundraising, I’m told…similar to what Mike Cavan does for UGA football.

  4. 4 Jimmy Cracked CornDawg
    January 30, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Of course, the Journal-Constipation is really hyping Tubby. Un-freaking believable

  5. 5 bulldoginexile
    January 30, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I think Tubby is unobtainable. IF he is the best guy we can convince to come here, then great. I bet when it is over, Damon will find someone that possesses the X’s and O’s ability AND is willing to build the basketball program over the very long term.


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