Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The "Georgia way"

This is not the first time that Washaun Ealey has made the news. Headlines last fall unfortunately read “arrest” and “suspension”, and as of today that streak continues with headlines reading “suspended indefinitely”. Not something Georgia fans like to hear considering this suspended player led the running game last season with 811 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Head coach Mark Richt reports, “We have certain expectations and standards that apply to all our student-athletes. We expect them to do things the right way, the Georgia way. If Washaun does things the Georgia way, he’ll be back in good standing.”

I only hope that Ealey develops a good understanding of what doing things the “Georgia way” means. However, if he doesn’t then I have high expectations lying in two recent recruits. One of the nation’s top running backs in the Class of 2011 can now call himself a Georgia Bulldog and Bulldog Nation is proud to call Isaiah Crowell a Dawg! This Columbus, Georgia recruit exhilarates dominant potential and just may be thrown into Ealey’s position this coming fall.

Richt makes it evident that doing things the “Georgia way” consists of doing them in a respectful and morally upheld manner. Hopefully Ray Drew Jr., recent recruit and ordained minister, can help move Georgia in the direction that Richt persistently envisions. Yes, a 17-year-old doubles as a Friday night Defensive End and Sunday morning preacher. Hopefully, he already grasps what the “Georgia way” is all about!

Ealey will be reevaluated and his fate determined based upon his decisions. Here is to hoping those decision become ones worthy of being a part of Bulldog Nation!