The Tallahassee Democrat is reporting that Florida A&M University's search for a head coach may be turning towards University of Georgia wide receivers coach John Eason. Coach Eason was also a candidate for the FAMU job in 2005.
Dr. Eason holds a Ph.D. in educational administration from FSU, and he holds a bachelors and masters degree from Florida A&M. He has spent 25 years of his life in Tallahassee has a player or coach (including being a former high school coach in the area). He's an academic oriented guy whose players have never found any sort of meaningful mischief in Athens.
Under his guidance Terrence Edwards set the SEC career marks in touchdowns, yardage and receptions. Edwards, Fred Gibson and Reggie Brown also earned All-SEC honors. He has also recruited blue chip players like AJ Green, Mohamad Massaquoi and Sean Bailey to Athens.
He has handled himself with nothing but class while in Athens, and the only imaginable reason for him to not get the FAMU job would be his age.
I wish him the best of luck with his candidacy for the position, and I think any logical UGA fan would do the same.
ht - dawgrun