Thursday, January 29, 2009

Not a Good Week to Coach in the SEC: Dennis Felton is out at Georgia

Just saw on Sportscenter that Dennis Felton has been fired as the head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs. Felton was in his sixth season at Georgia, but the Bulldogs could not recapture the glory of last season's miracle run through the tornado-interrupted SEC Tournament (remember, they won two games in one day).

Georgia was struggling this season, with last night's 83-57 loss to Florida dropping them to 9-11, 0-5 in the SEC. Felton got a rough draw at Georgia as he took over a program saddled with sanctions from the infamous Jim Harrick. He had an 84-91 career record at Georgia, and in the four years prior to last season, Felton had just two NIT trips to show for his efforts.

While he may have been hired into a tough situation, the reality of it is that without their run through the SEC, Felton would not have even started this season.

So that means there are now two jobs open in the SEC. Get those resumes together...

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