Donnan visits Capital City for QB Club Banquet
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AlabamaNews.Net) – Former Georgia Head Football Coach Jim Donnan strolled through the Montgomery Country Club Tuesday night as the featured speaker for the Montgomery Quarterback Club’s weekly banquet, and he had lots of good things to say about both the Auburn and Alabama football teams of 2016.
Donnan, who still resides in Athens and was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame back in 2009, says he’s been really impressed with both Alabama and Ohio State, who have kept their high caliber winning ways, despite losing so much talent to the NFL draft since last season.
He also said he felt Auburn’s latest AP ranking is well justified, and gave much of the credit to Tigers’ quarterback Sean White, but cautioned there are plenty of more football games to be played.
” I think the schedule coming up is going to be really proof in the pudding here because they have some really tough games coming up and we’ll see how they do, but as I said earlier, I think they’ve made some really good strides, particularly with their offense after what they started out with but they played a very difficult early schedule going up against A & M and Clemson so, we’ll see what happens,” said Donnan.
The 71 year old former coach, who still does plenty of college football commentary and analysis, was surprised to hear the news of arson at his former stomping grounds of Marshall University, where he coached previous to Georgia.
The Sunday night fire at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntingdon, West Virginia spread up a light tower and could affect the start time for Saturday’s game with Charlotte if there’s considerable damage to the lights.