Georgia Football: UGA Absolutely Dropping the Ball, Herschel’s Take on Gurley and Winston, UGA vs. Arkansas Highlights 2009 – Daily Dose of Dawg


Todd Gurley - Photo courtesy of the AJC

Todd Gurley – Photo courtesy of the AJC

Gurley Situation Being Handled as Poorly as Humanly Possible

I was holding out for a while before insulting the UGA Athletic Department, but it’s just getting ridiculous now. They have now been “conducting research” for over a week. Then yesterday, they announced that they would be breaking news on the Todd Gurley situation at 5 pm. Then at 5:30, they announced that the news was that there was still no news. Right after this announcement, the NCAA tweeted out that they still had not even received a request for reinstatement yet from the UGA Athletic Department. Are you kidding UGA?? So, clearly Georgia knows something we don’t. They must know Gurley took money and they must have a pretty good idea of how much it was. If they knew it was under $400, they would be playing him against Arkansas. Still, if that is the case, why in the world wouldn’t they release how much he took and how long the suspension is?

These days, the NCAA only has as much power as you give them. Schools like Texas A&M, Auburn, and Florida State stand up to the NCAA and challenge them to find convincing evidence. Georgia, on the other hand, bends over backwards to do everything they can for the NCAA. Even if it comes out that Georgia is doing everything right in this case as far as holding Gurley out, they are still doing an AWFUL job when it comes to PR.

Story here about how Gurley did not make the trip to Arkansas.

 

Herschel Walker Voices His Opinion on Gurley and Winston

Herschel had some good things to say about Gurley’s situation, and some awesome insight on Famous Jameis Winston.

Story here.

 

Georgia at Arkansas 2009

Sorry for the terrible quality, but here’s some highlights of the last time the Dawgs visited the Hogs on the road.

 

 

If you’re looking for a way to watch past Georgia highlights and get access to some other great content, make sure to check out The UGA Vault!

 

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Jonathan 

Posted on October 17, 2014, in Arkansas, Blog, Daily Dose of Dawg, Death to the NCAA, Florida State, General Sports, Georgia Bulldogs, Heisman, SEC. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Slightly different take:
    Seems likely enough that a thorough investigation HAS turned up something, and that there is evidence that it was more than $400.

    There are a lot of factors that we, the general public (i.e. Frustrated fans) are not privy to, factors that matter to the university, not the least of which is NOT even smelling like FSU, making it as clear as possible (if there are considerable provable amounts) so the NCAA doesn’t perceive that they need to investigate further, the fact that that the dealer (who seemingly is very small beans retained a VERY high powered (read expensive) layer for presumably more than just sound legal advice, if said dirtbag dealer has ratted out (or at least implicated) other dealers, etc.

    One can debate all day whether or not it’s good to “don’t ask, don’t tell” this one, both tactically or ethically. But the bottom line that our frustration causes us to overlook is that being thorough pays in the long run, and NO ONE is being slack. It’s been all of 8 days in a case that if handled poorly or hastily could cost us a couple vacated games, a chance in Atlanta or even the playoffs. And it’s been all of 2 games, which if the very first suspicion is correct (that there’s evidence it was more than $400), we wouldn’t have had him for this game anyway.
    The only upshot of the Athletic Department declaring an amount or length of suspension, is we, the public, finally get an answer to make us feel less anxious, or stir further our righteous indignation.
    We can wait.

    • johnnyboysanders

      Very well said, and I agree with you for the most part. My main beef is with how they have handled things with the general public, not giving us any insight, and then yesterday declaring there’d be news at 5 and then saying at 5:30 that the news was that there was no news. I agree that we don’t want wins vacated, but I also firmly believe that the NCAA has less power than they did when AJ Green got suspended. They can read the writing on the wall, and they know they’re on the way out. I truly think that if UGA presented them with their evidence and said, “This warrants a [# of games] suspension,” the NCAA would accept the request knowing the scrutiny they are already under. But like I said, even if UGA has great reason to hold him out, the lack of communication with media/fans has been embarrassing.

  2. Whole-heartedly agree with you, except the embarrassment part.

    Where we’ll be embarrassed, (more like utterly outraged) is if we lose to Arkansas (or anyone) while Gurley’s suspended, and then the AD comes out and says “oh well, we investigated every nook and cranny and we’ve found nothing, so Gurley’s suspension was a bit too harsh. Sorry Gang for ruining his chances at s Heisman and the school’s chances at the playoffs. Then, total s**t-storm. And rightly so. All the best, keep up the good work.

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