Monday, November 30, 2009

Dennis Felton Speaks to Problems in Men's Basketball

Preview of program scheduled to air later in December.

As I've said before, Felton didn't win nearly enough to suit me. He admittedly came into a very difficult situation. In fairness, Felton did recruit Sundiata Gaines, Dave Bliss and Terrance Woodbury, who became the keys to UGA's SEC Tournament championship.

I think that Felton's biggest contribution, however, may have been managing to get through the NCAA problems that he inherited. Felton stuck to his principles, and never took short-cuts. UGA quietly exited NCAA probation a couple of years ago.

Now that the program is on a stable footing, with quality student-athletes like Trey Thompkins, Travis Leslie, Dustin Ware, Jeremy Price and Chris Barnes, it will be up to Coach Fox to mold Felton's recruits, instill a really good offensive system, and bring in the best recruits in Georgia. Hopefully, UGA will soon have a high class and a winning basketball program.

At any rate, it was likely his past experience with NCAA issues that made Coach Felton an attractive panelist for PSU.

By the way, is it just me, or does it look to you like Coach Felton has lost a good bit of weight?


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