I just received a telephone call conveying what I believe is reliable information . . . but what I hope is a terrible mistake.
According to a source that I believe to be credible, former Georgia defensive coordinator and former Georgia Southern head coach Erk Russell, one of the most beloved figures in Bulldog football history, was killed in an automobile accident this morning.
This is breaking news and I will report more details as I learn them. Once again, I hope this is an error, but the call came from a trustworthy source and I wanted to get the news out there as quickly as possible.
Erskine Russell, R.I.P.