Did Isaiah Crowell make wrong decision by going to UGA over Alabama?

Did Isaiah Crowell make the wrong decision by going to UGA rather than Alabama?

That’s a nuclear topic that was examined and debated by the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer’s Stephanie Pedersen that you can read by clicking here

Some of Pederson’s points:

*When the Bulldogs were recruiting Crowell, the entire fan base looked at him as the savior of that program. Some even said Richt’s job depended on it. Alabama didn’t have those types of expectations. Crowell could have been one of many stars in the Tide’s backfield.

*Crowell drew the ire of his Georgia teammates early with a lazy work ethic. They wouldn’t come out and say it, but they alluded to it all last summer. Laziness doesn’t win championships. If he had that work ethic at Alabama, he already would be at Jacksonville State.

Again, click here to read Pederson’s full commentary and then feel free to come back and discuss here.

– By AJC Sports

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LakeDawg

June 30th, 2012
11:50 pm

Yes. He would have been better of at Bama. He wouldn’t have any arrests or suspensions at Bama.

UGA Mike

July 1st, 2012
12:01 am

It seems to me that Isaiah would have gotten into trouble no matter where he went. If you’re dumb enough to ride around at 2 in the morning with a gun that has an altered serial number then you’re just waiting to get in trouble. I’m sorry but that is just stupid. What was he trying to do? Show off for those underclassmen? Let’s say he did have trouble with somebody or someone else pulled a gun on him, if he would have shot them with that altered gun (most likely stolen) what would’ve happened then? Just another dumb kid trying to play hard. He was a star RB at UGA. He should’ve been banging sorority girls instead of trying act tough for his boys. Good luck Isaiah, I hope you get your life straightened out. Just do it somewhere else. Go Dawgs.

sabanlies

July 1st, 2012
12:03 am

Isaiah we be a thug for life

TI

July 1st, 2012
12:05 am

He would have gotten busted wherever he went. Dude thinks he’s gangsta…guns, nightclubs & weed. He doesn’t care about fototball…he cares about partying and having everyone stroke his ego. He was all hype coming out of HS and his first yr proved it was just hype. Dude would tweak am ankle & beg to come out. Most guys would play all game with way worse injuries. This guy couldn’t wait to go to the pine & sip Gatorade & show off his dreads. The guy only cares about getting high and trying to be a thug. Now he can go get all the weed he wants bc he ain’t gonna be playin anywhere.

sabanlies

July 1st, 2012
12:05 am

ajc sports must not have much to talk about

dawgs01

July 1st, 2012
12:07 am

He made the wrong decision when he purchased or was given the handgun with filed off serial numbers or if he did the filing and then decided to put it under his seat and go out putting himself and his friends in danger good thing the gun was never drawn or this story would be much worse. I think he has moved on and the team has moved on now can the ajc move on–no bc the bama fans will eat this up and the negative so called georgia fans will eat this up too and talk about how the head coach has loss control of the team and we recruit the wrong kids even though we recruit the same kids everyone else recruits. This story is over hopefully Crowell will learn from this boneheaded decision and get his priorities straight and he needs to realize you got a short window to make this football thing work for you and then time catches up to you or stupidity. He will get one more chance to make believers out of people one slip up and his life could be dramatically different. He has crumbled the lottery ticket up and is so close to throwing it in the trash. Time to straighten up and cash that ticket in. good luck crowell.

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:10 am

Alabama wanted Crowell like all other schools. Olny a dumb$ss would think different. that puts you in that category

Truth to tell..

July 1st, 2012
12:12 am

I just read the article. It should win some kind of award as the dumbest ast article of the year…

ALABAMA FOOTBALL

July 1st, 2012
12:12 am

BobDawg

July 1st, 2012
12:13 am

I’m more concerned about the 3 Frosh in the car with him… Hopefully this will scare them straight….
Bama has their problems also…. It all ain’t perfect in Tornado Alley Tuscaloosa….

chaz

July 1st, 2012
12:13 am

Alabama doesn’t drug test so he wouldn’t have gotten popped for drugs. Also Alabama doesn’t tolerate their law enforcement hounding their athletes. What else but harassing student athletes was the purpose of the road block right on top of the dorms where the majority of UGA’s student athletes are living? Sabin would NEVER allow this type of stalking of his football players. The UGA University President and the Athletic Director should demand that the law enforcement put a stop to this persecution of UGA athletes.
Regardless of the circumstances, the end result would be the same. A druggie thug wouldn’t cut it on the football field at either school.

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:14 am

Alabama has two or three good years but forget the years before that… They Sux…

Roy Wood

July 1st, 2012
12:17 am

Its true if any of those defensive players were at ala non would be suspended >Itdoesn seem to make much difference who smokes mary jane except at UGA.Those ala fans are something Uga beat them 2004 and 2007 and lost to them 2008.Remember what your old coach said the sun doesn shine on the same dogs A__ all the time Texas Dawg

Charlotte CPA

July 1st, 2012
12:20 am

it’s funny reading the hate filled bitter uga fans right now. quit showing your angry trashy sides. that reporter for the ledger is just trolling for web hits and is a complete success.

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:21 am

Alabama is what Alabama is a, a bunch of rednecks. Sorry but truth is what it is……….

The Factor

July 1st, 2012
12:21 am

He would have done this at Bama, too. Certain athletes are the same everywhere, including Tuscaloosa. Saban is a control freak and nothing negative about the team is allowed to get out (including from the PD to the media). We do not have that luxury. You are a pinhead if you think otherwise. Would love to see an investigative report on that.

Georgia Sucks

July 1st, 2012
12:23 am

Stupid article. Alabama is light years ahead of Georgia. Crowell would have been 4th string at best as a freshman in Tuscaloosa. Therefore, Georgia’s recruiting evaluation is suspect if he was a “savior”. Saban is a better evaluator of talent and gets the players he wants out of Georgia and Richt gets the scraps. 1980 will be Georgia’s last national title. Live with it!

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:23 am

Charlotte….do you really have a CPA?

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:24 am

If so.. I did a good accountant. for my business…

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:25 am

OOPs …need a good accountant

The Factor

July 1st, 2012
12:26 am

@Smitty

Even this Dawg knows that is a pinhead statement. Bama’s 7 or 8 (real) NC’s are more than many SEC teams have in SEC titles. Bama has something like 24 SEC titles. UT and UGA are next but well behind.

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:29 am

Factor you are living in the old days.

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:31 am

Alabama won a lot of NC when nobody had black athletics but them. Fact

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:32 am

OOOO Charlotte where did you go?

The Factor

July 1st, 2012
12:33 am

@Smitty,

No it’s just that pinheads like u know nothing about the conference to make a blanket statement like that. Bama is no “Johnny come lately” like South Carolina.

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:36 am

Factor…..you are such a dumb$aa…..and no knowlledge of SEC play. But we all know that..

The Factor

July 1st, 2012
12:37 am

@Smitty,

You really are a pinhead. No, Bama won but also lost out on some NC’s when other schools they played had black athetes (i.e. Southern Cal) and they didn’t. You can’t win and you aren’t worth my time. Out…..

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:37 am

How long have you have season tickets? if not more than 35 years …shout up….

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:39 am

I am sorry what is a pinhead/

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:40 am

Factor…..You give up??????weak

wt

July 1st, 2012
12:41 am

Charlotte is an idot!!

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:41 am

Factor….. Alabama is a johnny come lately……

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:42 am

Charlotte don’t take that…..

The Factor

July 1st, 2012
12:43 am

Those who actually attended UGA, as I did, and have season tickets wish those like you didn’t have season tickets…..and by the way, it’s “shut up”, not “shout up”………good night

Dawgystyle

July 1st, 2012
12:43 am

Go dawgs. Crowell can take his Buick Regal back to Columbus and thug it out all day long. That Marshall and Malcome combo is gonna be sick, without the girly man antics of Isiah from last year. Don’t worry about the running backs.

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:47 am

factor if you truly are a Dawg fan….let me understand your Alabama stance….

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:49 am

Factor….are you switching teams? Fine with me

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:50 am

Factor…It is right Shut up…..you moroon

ALABAMA FOOTBALL

July 1st, 2012
12:51 am

Too bad Crowell didn’t experience this: ROLL TIDE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwrel&NR=1&v=bMv2sYd98nY

Smitty

July 1st, 2012
12:51 am

I am sorry is moron not right…..let’s try Idiot

UGA Campus Police

July 1st, 2012
1:07 am

We will put out a A.P.B. on Smitty when he arrives on campus. Please, no littering and no drunk driving.

Observer

July 1st, 2012
1:09 am

Alabama is a “Johnny come lately” is one of the funniest and most delusional posts I have ever read on a blog. You must have been born around 2000 I guess. Some of your comments are comical to read but this one wins the prize for the best. I suppose jealousy and envy fuels hate which leads to comedy. Until you address leadership of the program you will continue to be bitter. Anyone who has ever been part of a team or an organization knows that the behavior of the group is influenced by the tone set by the leader. Many of you do not understand nor grasp this concept. Hate on Saban all you want to, but results speak for themselves.

Wrong

July 1st, 2012
1:21 am

Interesting since Saban has become coach how his players only get into trouble after they leave school. So all that time at Bama they were choir boys we are to beleive? In your dreams….That football campus is quarantined to outsiders for info by the master. Hey, it helps win championships when you don’t suspend.

Who even knows it?

July 1st, 2012
1:25 am

Smitty, either you are insane, drunk, jealous or mentally challenged based on your comments. Im betting you struggle with confidence (napolean complex). thats allright, it just makes you sound kind of pathetic.

Who even knows it?

July 1st, 2012
1:29 am

I cant stand that Sun Tzu, what a johnny come lately, aint that right smitty?

By gamecock

July 1st, 2012
1:41 am

Now I see why josh h.c. Grand pa didn’t want him attending Uga lmao

7576DAWG

July 1st, 2012
1:45 am

Georgia did not fail Crowell . Crowell failed Georgia in too many ways, even though I think we was beginning to get it together but he had messed up so much in his 1ST year I think he was on Mark Richt last strike list.

Who even knows it?

July 1st, 2012
1:46 am

dear, fans who hate coach saban

I am a curious observer. Why? Really? why? Is it a human reflex to identify and vilify the ones who you feel are responsible for your inadequate performance. Maybe someone outside the state of alabama is to blame for your championship expectations not being met. Maybe, just maybe it has something to do with the fine folks who are a part of the glory that is Dawg Football.

Jason in Gainesville

July 1st, 2012
2:06 am

They’ve got weed and guns in Tuscaloosa too!

Dirty Dawg

July 1st, 2012
2:31 am

Just curious, but would somebody that actually knows tell us if the Tuscaloosa police have ever conducted roadblocks at 3 am around the Alabama campus? And if they have has a Bama athlete ever been charged with anything? Thought not.