Earlier in the week, Coach Fox hosted a lunch Q&A session with the various UGA beat writers. The conversation shed some light onto the recruitment of Daniel Miller, Trey Thompkins' future with the team and his overall philosophy.
Overall, it sounds like Trey is sticking around. The biggest clue being that he's hosting recruits. There's no way in hell that he's hosting kids if he was about to bolt. He's a good kid that had never faced anything competitively equivalent to losing 10+ games in a row. Managing and navigating that sort of public failure isn't easy for anyone. He's got to grow tougher physically and mentally, but he's got a great future.
On the scheduling front, UGA has backed out of the ESPN Hawaii "Diamond Head Classic." I'm actually in support of this move this season. We've already got Missouri, Virginia Tech, Illinois, Georgia Tech and St. John's on the books.
This team isn't going to make the NCAA Tourney so scheduling for even greater RPI/SOS strength probably doesn't make sense. Fox probably needs to schedule for the NIT, and that means winning some games. A separate interview said that Fox is close to inking 2-3 more games; however, the final few games on the schedule (the bottom feeder "buy" games) will probably fall into place at the last possible minute. BTW -- it'll still probably be a tougher scheduled than many of our SEC and ACC peers (excluding the Vols who schedule tougher than anyone on the planet in hoops).
BTW -- You know what really excites me about Coach Fox? He has already used the term "offense" more in less than a month than Coach Felton used it in 6 years.
-- Fox talks scholarships - ABH
-- Felton looking for work overseas - ABH
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