Get after his ass!

All I can say is that it’s about damn time somebody righted this wrong:

You won’t get a lot of argument over whether or not former Georgia defensive coordinator and Georgia Southern head coach Erk Russell belongs in the College Football Hall of Fame.

The problem is, he’s not eligible.

Under current rules, a coach must have been a head coach for 10 years to be nominated for the hall.

… However, because he does not meet the 10-year requirement, the legendary coach has been left on the outside looking in.

But perhaps there is a way to finally make it happen.

In an interview with UGASports at SEC Media Days being held at the College Football of Fame, National Football Foundation Chief Operating Officer Matthew Sign acknowledged there is a process in place to request a waiver that could potentially get Russell admitted.

The NFF handles all aspects of the nomination and selection process for the College Football Hall of Fame.

“Erk has always been that unique candidate in that, he obviously meets all the criteria as a coach, except for the 10-year mark,” Sign said. “It has been a discussion over the years.”

According to Sign, the following would need to happen for a waiver to occur.

“On top of the Honors Court, we have an Awards Committee. That would be something the Awards Committee would take up and something they would have to approve,” Sign said. “It would also have to get approval from the board of trustees.”

For a waiver to potentially occur, per Sign, it would need to be brought up for recommendation by a member of the NFF board.

Make it happen, fellas!  If there isn’t a single one of you who is willing to step up and do this, the lot of you should be shunned by polite society.  Don’t disappoint us.


Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Southern Football

16 responses to “Get after his ass!

  1. 81Dog

    Anyone connected with UGA who has a vote or a voice in this should be leading the effort.

    Liked by 6 people

  2. Got Cowdog

    Like someone said previously…
    I’ll bring the pitchfork, Y’all make the torches.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Down Island Way

    “The best way to win a game is not to lose it.”
    “The south, to me, is fried chicken and catfish caviar-that’s grits- and good looking women.”
    “Men, I appreciate this with all my heart. You don’t know how much I do appreciate it. I love every one of you. And screw Florida and the mule it came in here on.” …nuff said

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  4. David D

    Not only does Erk Russell belong in the CFHOF, he belongs on Mount Rushmore because those ‘ol Junkyard Dawgs rushed more.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. W Cobb Dawg

    So once we have a nomination, it has to go to the Honors Court, then the Awards Committee, then recommended to the Board of Trustees.

    Erk himself would probably say something to the effect of ‘f*#k em all’ rather than go through through that.

    IF it’s truly a ‘hall of fame’, THEY should be the ones leading the charge to have Erk enshrined.

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  6. Harold Miller

    His letter to the 1980 team is hall worthy alone.

    Liked by 10 people

  7. Streit

    The College Football Hall of Fame eligibility rules are dumb, for both players and coaches. Under current rules, Nick Chubb will never be in the college football hall of fame. He never finished as a first team All-American, which is a requirement. So the SEC’s 2nd all-time leading rusher will never be in the Hall of Fame because he happened to be on the same teams with Todd Gurley and Sony Michel and because the one year he would have easily been an AA, he blew out his knee on that crappy turf in Knoxville.

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  8. HoFs should have guiding principles but not strict requirements. Common sense of the voters and criteria to avoid too early of a rush for inclusion should prevail. Games change with the times so voters must avoid comparing today’s standards against past eras. Few, unfortunately, get this right.


  9. mwodieseldawg

    Get a big neck!