Get me rewrite!

I’m a little disappointed the man behind the Erk Russell movie intends to cut the story off in 1985.  I’d pay good money to watch an accurate depiction of Georgia’s administration screwing up the selection process for Vince Dooley’s successor as head coach.



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12 responses to “Get me rewrite!

  1. Casting suggestion: Dean Norris (Hank Schrader from Breaking Bad)


  2. Ben

    Help me out, here. I barely remember Dooley’s last game, so I don’t know anything about the hiring process.

    How’d we miss out in Erk, and how’d we end up with Goff? Was there any chance for an outside hire (other than Russell, of course).


    • ETennDawg

      Story Ive gotten was it came down to Goff or Cavan. Cavan then went on to SMU via East Tennessee State. I remember the ETSU vs a Chad Pennington and Randy Moss lead Marshall squad coached by Jim Donnan. Both were top 5 teams and Marshall beat the snot out of the Bucs.
      Sorry for the hijack. Merry Christmas.


    • Hogbody Spradlin

      I recall that they were interested in Erk, but he wouldn’t commit for more than a year to year deal, so they looked elsewhere.


  3. Lrgk9

    I remember Dooley’s Ego.


  4. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Erk got screwed out of the UGA HC job twice, the time VD retired being the second. The first was in 1980 when VD had announced that he was leaving to take the HC job at Auburn. The Georgia administration had already offered the job to Erk and Erk had accepted. Then when they told VD that they wouldn’t let him coach the Dawgs in the Sugar Bowl for the National Championship if he took the Auburn job, Vince backed out at Auburn and stayed at UGA. Erk was out as HC at UGA. Erk resigned as DC a year later. I always thought this episode caused a permanent rift between Erk and VD, though nothing was ever said publicly. VD not going to Auburn was the worst thing that ever happened to Georgia football. UGA was loaded then. Erk never would have let the program slide back and would have lead the Dawgs to numerous SEC Championships and National Championships during the 90s instead of the mediocrity of Goff and Donnan. I strongly believe that UGA would have accomplished what Florida did in the 90s and early 2000s rather than the Gators. I really would like to see how THAT gets treated in this film. Probably no mention at all.


    • Dante

      That would’ve made Georgia a triple option team in the 90’s. There’s no way that kind of offense would work against a team like Florida. Just ask Nebraska…


  5. Derek

    My recollection is that a selection committee, headed by then president knapp, did to Erk what Jeremy foley did to spurrier after zook. Because of public sentiment they had to interview him and make him an offer but they didn’t have to make him feel welcome. As far as Vince’s role he made a single recommendation to the committee: Erk Russell. Erk wanted it but he knew he wasn’t wanted so he walked away.

    You have to remember that the football program had put a black stain on the image of the university with the whole jan kemp thing. It was so bad I remember parents sending their kids to auburn for academic reasons. Knapp was from Virginia and was given the job to change the schools image. I’ve always felt that knapp didn’t want to be automatically the second most powerful man on campus the moment Erk was announced.


  6. SouthGaDawg

    I’m for the guy who played the Thing in the Fantastic Four movie. Chicklis – is that his name? As for all the spilled milk on the mismanagement of the hiring of Erk, who really cares now?


    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      As for the truth about how WW II started, who really cares? Just show battle scenes and some planes flying over with bombs dropping. How they could have stopped that Hitler guy before the war even started and avoided the whole thing isn’t interesting at all.


      • Cojones

        We are talking about Germany bombing Pearl Harbor, aren’t we? Or maybe it was the Mitsubishis dive bombing Poland.

        It wasn’t like anyone snuck behind Erk’s back, rather, they just did it to his face in front of God and everybody. Wonder how Dr Thomas Lawhorne feels about that since he played for Erk? Hope they devote some film time to Bill Stanfill dumping Spurrier’s ass three times in that game the year he won the Heisman.