A couple people have asked, so here's a few thoughts on the headlines from this week:
- Dowtin - the bottomline is this is what is best for the football team and Marcus himself. He may not have been let go simply because of what happened in Maryland last May, but it was the icing on a pretty distasteful cake. Dowtin will regroup and take his talents elsewhere for a fresh start, he'll do well. And our locker room will benefit just as much.
- S&C - the addition of Tony Gilbert, Thomas Brown and Kendrell Bell coupled with the beginning of off season workouts has brought some more criticism and discussion among fans. And while the whole direction we've taken is pretty ho-hum...it probably makes more sense to evaluate this thing in depth once all of the hires are public. And save a thorough critique until after the South Carolina game.
- Fran Tarkenton - I didn't really find his comments all that surprising. I've read and heard him say similar things before. The only thing that's really newsworthy here is the timing of it. Coach Richt has made himself an easy target now. Which means radio stations are more likely to give guys like Tarkenton 13 minutes to make sound bytes. The more intriguing question to me is - a year from now, will 680theFan give Fran the airtime to apologize...or say he told us so?
That's two pennies, from me to you.