Friday, July 8, 2011

King/Ealey Connector officially closed

In late November of 2009 two young Georgia tailbacks ran roughshod over a bunch of engiNerds. A year and a half later they're both gone. First Ealey was shown the door and he eventually decided to walk through it. Now Caleb is reportedly ineligible has officially been declared ineligible for the Fall season.

Many will point to the rumors that began in May and say they were right all along. Personally, I continued to point to what I believed would be a great senior season for him. I still say there is a stark difference between Ealey and King. I wanted King on the team this Fall. As Groo points out, our depth is teetering a very thin line and now even more pressure is on a true freshman to take the reins immediately.

In the end however Caleb King dug a deep hole. I believe he wanted desperately to get out of it. He could've left earlier and joined a D2 school to save his eligibility, but chose to stay and fight. I wish him well and hope he gets things back on track. 

Looking forward, the King/Ealey Connector is forever closed, practically a one game highlight reel. Now the team must choose a detour and hope the road is long, sustainable...and better paved.