Dooley: Losing Crowell might be 'best thing'

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Former Georgia coach and athletic director Vince Dooley said running back Isaiah Crowell getting arrested and kicked off the team might turn out to be a blessing in disguise, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“I don’t want to put any pressure on them, but losing that guy may have been the best thing to happen to them,” Dooley told the paper. “It was a bad apple-type thing, if you ask me.

“That kind of thing will unite a team many times. Historically, when things like this have happened in the past, they tend to have a unifying effect on teams. They go on to have an even better season than they were predicted to have.”

Crowell rushed for 850 yards and five touchdowns as a freshman at Georgia, but was dismissed June 29 after an arrest on gun charges.

He has since enrolled at Alabama State and will join the team in the fall. Because Alabama State is a Football Championship Subdivision program, Crowell will not have to sit out a year after transferring.

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rmwhitley 07/10/12 - 06:15 pm
Seems to

me that FCS teams offer Phd's in misdemeanor and felony arrest degrees for thugs from the FBS. FBS teams offer much the same. "The Hood" goes to college.

jmo 07/10/12 - 07:05 pm

"Might be" is a wide open and meaningless description. "Will be" would have expressed a little more confidence.

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