What's Next for Dawgs?

ATHENS – So was this way this season was supposed to go?

The end was certainly better than the beginning… but no one in red and black is pleased with finishing next to last in the SEC. But that's been the history at Georgia – up one year… down the next year (or two to five years – sorry… the truth hurts).

The inconsistent nature of basketball at Georgia has certainly been felt in the stands – particularly in the student section where seats are easy to come by with the exception of big games against the Gators, Jackets or Kentucky.

This season did nothing to help with that phenomenon.

But you can still see sparks that basketball can work in Athens… but only with a consistently winning program. Year four of the Mark Fox Era in Athens will have a lot to do with where things go from here.

A review:

Year one was supposed to be a transition year – and it was.

Year two was supposed to have the Dawgs win up in the NCAAs – and they did.

Year three was supposed to be a step back from year two – and it was.

Year four isn't shaping up great on paper…

Fox and Georgia will have to develop the players they have – highly-touted recruits still seem a bit shy about making their way to Athens in favor of other destinations. That's the number one problem at Georgia right now – signing high-level recruits. And that CAN NOT be ignored.

As soon as that happens this program will be difficult to stop. Fox has proved that he can develop talent; his stop at Nevada has him covered on that one. But what remains to be proved is that he can win the recruiting game at Georgia. Nabbing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was a strong recruiting job – but KCP needs help.

In truth no one has really recruited well for long in Athens. That may be a fact, but that's not an acceptable excuse.

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