Meanwhile...Rogers has all world talent with nearly enough brains to fill a thimble. He's been trouble since he set foot in Knoxville and if Dooley had any spine (or quality depth) at all he surely would've booted the Calhoun GA product long ago. Rogers has divided the team and run off coaches. It's the near perfect poster for inmates running the asylum.
All this to say: 1) why were so many people upset when a kid turned his back on Georgia? Follow the philosophy of "If they don't wanna be Dawgs, good riddance" and 2) kudos to Gates for taking an opportunity and making the most of it. He was the last one offered in 2010, but he's become quite dependable and versatile along an offensive line that really needs both.
Other readings on Gates:
- player bio
- Paschall on the look of Gates at LT
- offensive line opportunities abound
- Gates and the LT spot in transition