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Dear Gary (on the hot seat)

Posted on: November 18, 2008 2:16 pm
Edited on: November 18, 2008 4:57 pm

Here's Tuesday's Dear Gary ...

Dear Gary: How hot is that seat now for Dennis Felton?

-- Billy

Hotter than it was at this time yesterday, I assure you.

Of course, Billy is talking about Georgia's 74-53 loss to Loyola of Chicago, which was not a good development Monday for a man who by all accounts would've been removed after last season if not for an improbable run that resulted in an SEC tournament title. A week in, it looks like the SEC is going to be down (and not nearly as good as I initially thought). But a Georgia team that can't handle Loyola of Chicago is a Georgia team that likely won't be able to win many games even in a weak SEC, which could get the Anthony Grant-to-Georgia rumors flying sometime around January.

On this subject, it should be pointed out that four of the 10 men I referenced in the Coaches on the hot seat column already have losses to inferior opponents. In addition to Felton, Tom Penders (at Houston) opened with a loss to Georgia Southern, Ernie Kent (at Oregon) took a loss against Oakland and Mark Gottfried (at Alabama) opened with a loss to Mercer. That's no way to settle a skeptical fan base, which is why all four would be wise to get things turned around ASAP.


Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2008 1:42 am

Dear Gary (on the hot seat)

It did say Georgia State before.  Gary obviously went back and made the necessary correction.

Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2008 12:15 pm

Dear Gary (on the hot seat)

it says Georgia Southern

Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2008 4:34 pm

Dear Gary (on the hot seat)

Houston lost to Georgia Southern, not Georgia State.  Come on Gary, I thought you were better than that.

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