It surprised a lot of folks out there.
Quenton Nelson, an offensive guard for the Colts, wanted to clear up rumors and speculation surrounding his former position coach. Nelson made it clear he still has DeGuglielmo's back.
I’m seeing a lot of speculation/talk from outsiders talking bad about Coach Guge, and I just want to address it. He is a great fundamental coach and a great person. He unified us as an offensive line and pushed us to be the best. Anything else said about him is false.— Quenton Nelson (@BigQ56) January 16, 2019
Nelson is alluding to the huge controversy surrounding DeGuglielmo's release from the organization. One rumor is that
Here’s a detail I learned since writing that story earlier: I’m told the Colts are seeking a line coach who is stronger at teaching fundamentals. Guge is more of a motivator, which is great. Just not necessarily what they need most. https://t.co/Czka1HINpH— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) January 16, 2019
For now, DeGuglielmo will be looking for a new job. But, if he needs someone to put in a good word for him, it looks like Nelson won't hesitate in doing so.