Indianapolis – University of Georgia linebacker Rennie Curran said he left school early in part because three defensive coaches were fired.
“I really had to sit down and make a list of pros and cons,” Curran said. “It really came down to the fact that my defensive coaches got fired. My linebacker coach (John Jancek), the defensive coordinator (Willie Martinez) and the defensive end coach (Jon Fabris) and they were bringing in a new system.”
Curran had 298 tackles over three seasons. He started 30 of 37 games. He measured 5-10 ½ and weighed-in at 235 pounds.
About the only knock on him is his height.
“Every one knows that it’s a little bit of a beauty contest,” Curran said. “I might not look as good as some of the guys who are 6-3 and 6-4 like the Rolando McClains and the Brandon Spikes, but I feel I can put my stats up against anybody. I feel that my film will speak for itself.”
Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff is a fan.
“There are people out there that are going to question his height,” Dimitroff said. “Rennie is a really good football player. He has a really good feel for the game.”
Curran thinks he can overcome his height issue.
“I know that there are people out there that think he’s too small, but let’s toss that aside because there are players at a number of positions who were an inch shorter or a half of step slower and they end up being hall of famers,” Dimitroff said.