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Reactions to Georgia Southern firing Tyson Summers

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Georgia Southern fans rejoiced at the news as the college football world wondered how good of a job it is.

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Tyson Summers’ brief tenure at Georgia Southern ended today as Georgia Southern has decided to move on from the embattled head coach. Tyson Summers was 5-13 at Georgia Southern and was fired halfway through his second season.

The fan base was skeptical when Summers was promoted to replace Willie Fritz and when Summers began to alienate fans through a blocking spree on Twitter last year, it seemed like he had hardly any fans in his corner at the start of this season. Below, we’ve collected the reactions of fans, respected voices in the college football world, and the Sun Belt community.

This is without question one of the best jobs in the Sun Belt and one of the most passionate fan bases in college football.

With Summers now out of the picture it’ll be interesting to see which direction the Southern administration takes. Will they break away from the option? Will Southern fans tolerate a change from the option or will the next head coach enter on bad footing just like Summers?

Later this week we’ll dive in on whether the Georgia Southern community will be fine with a transition away from the option attack.