As the last choice of the NFL Draft, Chad Kelly will spend the next year being called “Mr. Irrelevant.” But it says here Kelly possesses the arm strength, athleticism and toughness to become relevant, indeed, in the NFL.
You are the New Orleans Saints. You have had three straight seasons with seven victories vs. nine defeats. You are under contract to pay your head coach, Sean Payton, $45 million over the next five seasons.
This was September 1979. Mississippi State’s football team was playing at Maryland. The late, great Orley Hood and I covered the game for the Jackson newspapers. We spent all day Friday and Saturday morning touring our nation’s capital.
Now seems a good time to ask this question: Would John Vaught, Bear Bryant and Vince Dooley have lasted in today’s college football climate? Georgia’s firing of Mark Richt should give us all time to consider carefully before answering.