I know we have been hard on Perno around here for a long time (search David Perno in the search box to the right), and just recently I called him out for being an assshole.
But we here at The Grit Tree like to believe if we are anything, we are fair. So when I saw yesterday that Coach Perno had called new Coach Stricklin (h/t Tyler), I was impressed with this classy move.
You know, when a relationship ends, a lot of bitter feelings are held. I have often feared that the if the day came and UGA had to cut ties with Coach Richt, our idiot fringe of the fanbase (is it still considered a fringe when there are a lot of them) would rejoice in his demise as our head coach. There would such a positive response to him getting kicked to the curb, it wouldn’t reflect all the good that was done.
It was clearly David Perno’s time to go. But he was a member of the 1991 CWS team, from Athens, and gave a long time to the University. At his core, he is still a life long Bulldog.
Very classy coach. Well done.