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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The exodus has begun



We were among those that felt a sign of true change in Athens would be defections, in bulk. If things were changing and expectations being raised, we'd inevitably have kids that had grown comfortable, were unwilling to work hard, or had other issues leave the program when the level of effort required became more than it was worth to the kid. Marcus Dowtin is gone, and said to have been one of the primary problems (our opinion is its more on the staff lacking control of the locker room if the kind of problems Dowtin is accused of causing were true). Nick Williams is leaving. Now Dean Legge of Dawgpost.com is reporting Tanner Strickland saying 'No Mas'.
“I decided to walk away from it because of all of the trouble with my shoulder,” Strickland said. “I think it is my best interest to walk away.”
Maybe his shoulder is bigger hindrance now than it was when he played every game in the past season and this is a true injury defection. But we need room for new blood, and this helps create it. We wish Strickland the best as he moves on with his life and gets his degree, but hopefully this is part of a sign that much more is being expected and demanded out of the players this off season, and a few more kids will follow him out of that locker room. Oh, and that John Jenkins, Isaiah Crowell, Ray Drew, Jay Rome, Malcolm Mitchell, among others are soon walking the other direction through it.



2 comments:

  1. AJ Green, FLK, – NCAA suspension - gone
    Justin Houston, OLB, – gone
    Marcus Dowtin, ILB, – Arrested, Suspended - gone
    Caleb King,TB, – Arrested, Suspended, Flunked off team
    Dontavius Jackson, promising RB – Arrested, Suspended - gone
    Montez Robinson, LB, – Arrested, Suspended, kicked off team - gone
    Zach Mettenberger, QB, – Arrested, Suspended, kicked off team - gone
    Tanner Strickland, Redshirt Junior OL, Starter, quit - gone
    Kris Durham, SE, - gone
    Clint Boling, OL, - gone
    Chris Davis, OL, - gone
    Josh Davis, OL, - gone
    Shaun Chapas, FB, - gone
    Akeem Hebron, ILB, gone
    Quinton Banks, SS, injured, - gone
    Kiante Tripp, DE, - gone
    Fred Munzenmaier, FB, - gone
    Brandon Wood, LE, - gone
    Demarcus Dobbs, RE, - gone
    Darryl Gamble, OLB, - gone
    Akeem Dent, ILB, - gone

    16 who were Starters 2010 :

    Clint Boling is certainly gone as Starter
    Shaun Chapas is certainly gone as Starter
    Vance Cuff is certainly gone and he Started 5 games
    Chris Davis is certainly gone and he Started 3 games
    Josh Davis is certainly gone and he Started 11 games
    Akeem Dent is certainly gone as Starter
    Demarcus Dobbs is certainly gone as Starter
    Marcus Dowtin Starter 2 games and he is gone
    Kris Durham is certainly gone and he Started 8 games
    Darryl Gamble is certainly gone and he Started 7 games
    Caleb King Started 5 games, did he Flunk Out ?
    Fred Munzenmaier Started 3 games and he is gone
    Tanner Strickland Started 3 games and he is gone
    Brandon Wood got a Start this year too and he is gone
    AJ Green is certainly gone as Starter
    Justin Houston is certainly gone as Starter

    16 Players who got to Start 2010 are all GONE.

    Looks to me like we lost HALF our Starters.

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