Chan Gailey is a Godly man, and that’s an admirable thing.
In anticipation of speaking at a FCA banquet in Virginia, Gailey had this to say about his course of action after Reggie Ball was declared academically ineligible:
“I fought for the young man and tried to help him in any way I could, but I wasn’t going to break any rules to do it,” said Gailey, who has been coaching football for 33 years. “There’s still right and wrong. Once you’ve made up your mind that’s how you’re going to live your life, it’s not that hard.”
Just to remind everyone, Dog capped a stellar career at Tech by going 15 for 51, with 171 yards passing, four interceptions, a fumble (returned for a TD) and no touchdowns in his last two games. Who goes to the mat for that?
Chan, I’m glad you can look in the mirror today, but if you’d cut corners to get this guy reinstated, it wouldn’t have been your morality that would have been questioned. Just your sanity.
(h/t ACC AOLsportsblog)