It's been a hit-or-miss couple of years in Athens, and sometimes it seems the Dawgs can't win for losing: A stellar signing class last week was followed up with some less-sparkly headlines. Over at Dawg Sports, rather than hand-wringing over the indefinite suspension of their No. 1 running back, our Georgia bloggers are excited about Washaun Ealey's latest stay in the doghouse.
It's not because I really want to see Isaiah Crowell start for the Bulldogs against Boise State in the Georgia Dome. In fact, I'd rather Crowell be worked into the rotation, learning how to pass block and getting used to the speed of the college game.
It's not because I think Ealey "had it coming" or needs to be driven off. I don't think Washaun Ealey is some sort of bad seed that needs to be stamped out, and I've been a little surprised at the emergence of that sentiment in some corners of Bulldog Nation. [...] Hint: it has less to do with what Coach Van said your 40 yard dash time is than it does with what time your alarm clock goes off in the morning and whether you hit the snooze when it does (H/T, Ben Dukes).
Much, much more analysis is available at that link, so click through and enjoy a walk on the sunny side.