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Georgia Bulldogs Basketball: Time To Rebuild

WASHINGTON - MARCH 20:  Billy Humphrey #31 of the Georgia Bulldogs walks off of the court after losing to the Xavier Musketeers by the score of 73-61 during the first round of the West Regional as part of the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Verizon Center on March 20, 2008 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Robert HollandCorrespondent IMarch 28, 2009

Now that the Georgia Bulldogs basketball season is behind us, it's time for us to rebuild, literally from the ground up.

How do we do that?

Let me propose that we first find a way to do a lot better job of recruiting.  It seems that the top level players in the state of Georgia look more to the pros, without giving UGA a second look.  And honestly, can you blame them?

And not to mention the circus of a season we had this year.

Why can't Georgia's basketball program turn to Georgia's football program to get some tips on recruiting.  The football recruiting program seems to be down to a science, and UGA is able to appeal to the highest caliber high school players in the country. 

So what is Georgia's basketball recruiting missing?

I don't know, but I can tell you this, we can't just keep firing coaches.  Imagine the effect that has on the morale of the b-ball players, staff, and yes, the fans as well.  I mean, it's sort of sad to sit back as a fan and watch a train wreck unfold when you know that there is a lot of talent and drive on the team.

The Great Opportunity Now

The Georgia Bulldogs basketball team has an amazing opportunity in front of them right now.  Let's learn from our mistakes of the past, find a coach who is willing to make the tough decisions, and start recruiting aggressively like we've never done before. We'll see Georgia's basketball program leading the way at the national level.


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