Monday, April 19, 2010

Zach Mettenberger: Oh My Gosh...

Retain the above photo in your memory bank. You'll never see Zach Mettenberger wear the 'Red & Black' of the Georgia Bulldogs again. Mettenberger, a redshirt freshman quarterback, was dismissed from the team Sunday by head coach Mark Richt for violation of team rules. Richt had earlier suspended "Mett" for at least one game due to a spring break charge of underage drinking in south Georgia back in March. Everything you're hearing and reading now is merely speculation, but suffice it to say he has to be guilty of more than underage drinking. What were you thinking, Zach? Or more accurately, what were you not thinking? The kid played high school football ten minutes from Sanford Stadium. His dream was always to be a Bulldog. He remained firmly committed to the Dawgs even when he knew quarterback Aaron Murray was coming in the same signing class with him. His mother even works in the football offices at UGA for crying out loud. He just finished spring drills with a very legitimate opportunity to be the starting signal caller for Georgia at some point in this upcoming season. Now all of that is washed away, never to come his way again. At least not while wearing the Georgia Oval G on his helmet. Whatever it was, I hope it was worth it Zach.

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