Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Fare Thee Well, Chan

On Monday, Georgia Tech announced the firing of head football coach Chan Gailey, a move that was hardly surprising to long-suffering Jackets fans. Personally, I'm conflicted about the news. On the one hand, Gailey never had a losing season during his six years at Tech, and Tech recruited some stellar talent during his tenure. On the other hand, his teams always seemed to have the potential to perform much better than they actually did. One assessment I heard rings true: Gailey did a great job of turning average players into good teams, but he was never able to turn superior players into excellent teams. Of course, there's always the question of how much responsibility the head coach should bear in the first place, but that's another story.

Anyway, coaching talent aside, Gailey is a fine Christian man. This article gives a great example of how classy he is. I can only hope that his replacement is at least as good a person as he is.


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