Yeh, about that Tony Parker coming to Athens thing...I'm pretty sure the person that was most upset yesterday when they finally got around to an announcement over at Miller Grove, was my 10yo. By the time Parker's coach finished speaking she had earrings to match the heels and was absolutely giddy. Then things crashed all around her excitement.
Sad. But it would not have been a pretty picture.
So once again we all feel that lonesome left at the altar feeling. It hurts, but life moves on. We weren't the right fit for Tony Parker. We got to dance with the big boys for awhile but are walking to the parking lot by ourselves.
The one thing I would like to address are the people saying things like "Mark Fox's days are numbered now in Athens". I can see where you get there for sure. That was a high profile recruit from right down the road that we just very publicly swung and missed on. But the truth is that Fox isn't the problem, at least not in the larger scheme of things. I'm convinced he's a great coach that is only going to get better. An honest question for him is who did we miss on that we could've actually signed.
But I digress....
No, the fact is that whoever were to replace Mark Fox is going to be up against the same seemingly insurmountable hurdle that Fox is: a program that somehow survives in a big boy league on such little support. For a Georgia coach to succeed he's got to break into the AAU ranks with recruiting, especially around Atlanta. Big time. For the Georgia program to succeed there's some people that need to get out of the way and some that need to get into the seats.
And before we totally leave the I told you so meme...why are Dawg fans surprised about the Erk statue "news"? I gave you the heads up almost a year ago.