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Georgia fires Felton

Posted on: January 29, 2009 10:19 am
Edited on: January 29, 2009 10:20 am

Georgia has scheduled a Thursday press conference to announce the firing of Dennis Felton, a source close to the coach confirmed to

The decision comes after the Bulldogs lost 83-57 to Florida on Wednesday night.

It was their seventh consecutive defeat.

Georgia is 0-5 in the SEC.

The reality is that this move would've been made last season had Felton not led Georgia to an improbable run through the SEC tournament, which led to an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament and a vote of confidence from Georgia athletic director Damon Evans. Short of that, Felton would've never even started this season, and because multiple sources have told that VCU's Anthony Grant would've been the top target last March -- one prominent industry source went to so far as to say "it was done," meaning he believed Grant would've accepted a fair offer -- you can rest assured the Billy Donovan protégé will also be at or near the top of Georgia's wish-list again.

This development means two SEC jobs are now open.

Alabama is the other.

Grant's name has been mentioned there, too.


Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2009 4:23 pm

Georgia fires Felton

Maybe they're trying to make a run at Bobby Knight??? LOL

Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2009 2:11 pm

Georgia fires Felton

Yeah, more terrible SEC admin...monkey see monkey do. Alabama canning Gottfried was bizzaro, this is just lame timing. The only thing it does is advertise to prospective coaches that the door is wide open. But seriously, any coach who is looking knew that would be the case if this season was a flop. So no need to advertise! Felton comes in and cleans up a mess left by Harrick and never was able to get any traction with injuries and other maladies. He's a good coach, just too much expected out of Georgia, with hot coaches at UF, UK, and UT, it's unrealistic to think they should be top 3 in SEC East, IMO!

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2009 11:31 am


Really, Georgia, you fire the guy midseason after making a big show of keeping him? The Dawgs should have either fired Felton then or fired him after the season. This is part of why Georgia's basketball team is such a joke.

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