My patience with Dennis Felton's growth of the Georgia Basketball program took a big hit two weeks ago when Felton loudly complained about fan support surrounding the program. I had been much more willing to wait him out before his complaints.
You could sum up my thoughts by saying that I felt (and still feel) that Coach Felton should spend less time complaining about fans and more time finding a way to score points on a consistent basis and get us out of 11th place in scoring defense.
Groo from DawgsOnline/UGAsports.com has an article defending Coach Felton. He makes a reasonable point which is that Coach Felton is hired to be passionate. We want and need him to be frustrated that fans are not out in mass supporting the program. If he felt any other way, we hired the wrong guy.
However, Groo appears to agree with me that the best thing Felton can do to grow the program is get this team into the Post-Season. Any post-season. That will do more to grow the program than vocalizing his frustration with our support.
Check out Groo's comments. They make for a fair and balanced read. -- pwd
Note: In fairness to Felton, he is making an attempt to improve his fan relations. Before the disastrous home game versus Vandy, Felton went into the student section to shake hands and thank them for coming out. Nice move.
We all want what he wants. More net cutting. Less Rodeos. We just don't all agree on how to get there.