Georgia Football's Open Letter To AJ Green: Please Stay

Adam FromalNational NBA Featured ColumnistNovember 11, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 30:  A.J. Green #8 of the Georgia Bulldogs prepares to run a pattern during the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field on October 30, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Dear AJ Green,

We Georgia fans have enjoyed the constant highlights and touchdowns you've produced during this season. Well actually, we've enjoyed them throughout your career here at Georgia. 

Just think back to that spectacular one-handed grab in the end zone against Colorado. Yeah, yeah, I know that game didn't turn out like you wanted it to, but that was one hell of a catch. And it was your first one of the season.

Every time the ball is put up in your direction, we Georgia fans collectively hold our breaths, waiting for the moment that the pigskin is firmly grasped between your two glove-clad hands. 

But here's the problem. Actually, here are a few problems. 

The first is that this hasn't really been a season that's lived up to our lofty expectations. We're 5-5 right now, with Auburn looming ahead on the schedule. These are the Georgia Bulldogs we're talking about. We expect a lot more. 

The second problem is that Bulldog fans just don't feel like we've had enough AJ Green in our lives yet. We were expecting 13 opportunities to watch you this season, but because of the NCAA violations, we're going to be four short.

Am I trying to guilt trip you AJ? Absolutely.

Remember though, that there would be plenty of positives to returning for another year at UGA. 

For one thing, you'd get another year of playing for the school you've grown to love. Just think about the opportunity you'd have to redeem the football team after this year's early-season debacle. Wouldn't you love to prove that this year has been a fluke?

Then there's this fairly decent quarterback named Aaron Murray. He's only going to get better and he's quite good already. I'm pretty sure he'd love to continue developing while throwing to the best receiver in all of college football. 

Finally, there's a lockout looming in the horizon for the NFL. Do you really want to risk having to sit out and not play the sport you love for an entire year?

AJ, there's no reason for you to make a decision yet. Focus on beating Auburn and Georgia Tech first.

But think about it at least.


Adam Fromal (and the rest of the Bulldog nation)