McGarity is the right man at the right time for Georgia

 For a long, long time the athletics directors chair, particularly in the South, was kept warm for the successful head football coach who wanted to be his own boss and to eventually have a comfortable place to land after he hung up his whistle.

It really wasn’t that tough of a job. The budgets were small and the demands of the fan base outside of football weren’t that big. The head coach/athletics director would hire a strong No. 2 guy to run the department on a day-to-day basis while he made the big decisions. Those decisions consisted of hiring coaches and making sure the football program had all the resources it needed.

The job began to change in the 80s about the time that Vince Dooley took on both roles at Georgia. Now the budgets were bigger. Women’s sports were starting to explode. Television contracts started paying real money and the fan base wanted to win at EVERYTHING. Dooley is in the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach. His peers will tell you that he was an even better athletics director.

Today, the big-time college athletics department has a budget of over $100 million and the theory goes that you just need a very sharp person to run it like any other business.

That’s not true. College athletics IS a business but it is unlike any other business. Today’s athletics director has to be comfortable at crunching numbers, but he also has to be in tune with his alumni base. They have to trust him with their money and with their loyalty. He has to reward them with success and the ability to make decisions that are in the best interests of the university and its reputation. He doesn’t have to be a graduate of the institution, but he does have to have a strong sense of the place and its value system. You can’t plug a Harvard MBA into one of these jobs and expect it to work.

Which is why, at this particular point in its history, Greg McGarity is the perfect athletics director for the University of Georgia.

McGarity knows the nuts and bolts of the job.  He worked for Dooley at Georgia and then spent 19 years as the right hand man for Florida’s Jeremy Foley. You know what Florida has done across the board in its athletics department in that time.  McGarity knows how to do this job. That was never an issue.

But McGarity is also an Athens boy. He went to Georgia and played tennis for Dan Magill, the greatest Bulldog of them all. The DNA of the place is running through his veins. He understands the Georgia people from Blairsville to Savannah and what their expectations are. It is a very delicate balance.

They want to win. They want to win very badly. But they don’t want to be embarrassed, either. They want to beat Florida in football and compete for the SEC championship on a regular basis.  But they don’t want to hire a Lane Kiffin to do it.

They were profoundly embarrassed by the Damon Evans episode, which was an unspeakable human tragedy.

Here is where we give credit to Dr. Michael Adams, the president at Georgia, for understanding that McGarity was the right man at the right time for this job. Yes, Adams had an ugly public clash with Dooley back in 2003-2004 and there was concern that McGarity might not be in this mix because of his ties to Dooley. Dr. Adams deserves praise for his swift handling of the Damon Evans episode and for hiring the best person to help the athletics department move forward.

At the end of the day, the Georgia people just need reassurance that things are moving forward and that the future is bright. And the future is very bright at Georgia. The athletics department is in great shape financially thanks to the foundation built by Dooley and six really good years of work by Evans and his staff. Does Georgia need to start beating Florida in football again? You bet. But that is another discussion for another day.

McGarity’s quiet competence, vision, and love of Georgia will give the Bulldog Nation that reassurance starting today.

Welcome home, Greg.

 

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283 comments Add your comment

Shug

August 13th, 2010
8:11 am

An unspeakable human tragedy???? Give me a break.

mike

August 13th, 2010
8:15 am

CB

August 13th, 2010
8:19 am

He appears to be the right man for the job..Lets hope his heart heart bleeds red and black like it did when he was here before..

Gator-man

August 13th, 2010
8:21 am

Had to go to Gainesville to get an AD, huh? Not surprising, and it still won’t have an affect come late October.

lucky21

August 13th, 2010
8:21 am

Adams actually did something right for once what is the world coming to.

RAMBLE ON!!!

August 13th, 2010
8:23 am

Cheers, way to go Georgia Boozedawgs!!!

DS

August 13th, 2010
8:23 am

Gawd 2 ga articles back to back. And you call yourself mr college football. You are NOT him. Your a paid schill for ga. Go back to your redneck upbringing and leave the college sports to real writers.

Gen Neyland

August 13th, 2010
8:24 am

Before a post shows up about him knowing his way around police headquarters or something else off the wall, I’d like to offer up my best wishes to McGarity. He appears to be a good fit for UGA at this time…

Beast from the East

August 13th, 2010
8:24 am

Great hire by UGA. Congrats!
But, Tony, I have to agree with Shug about the “human tragedy”. More like a piss-poor decision by someone who should know better.

5IML

August 13th, 2010
8:24 am

This is a really good move for UGA. McGarity is accustomed to winning and may not tolerate mediocrity.

82Dawg

August 13th, 2010
8:25 am

Gator-man …your a idiot he is from UGA, just worked for UF for a while. I guess we could say it took a Dawg to turn the UF program around. Isn’t it time for you to get your mullet cut for the season………..

JB

August 13th, 2010
8:26 am

Ignore all the haters today…..They all have their own problems and we could spend all day pointing them out…..But life is about moving forward, for there is nothing we can do or say about how Mr Evans shamed the University, but we can talk about today. Florida has not only had a great football program the last 20 years, but a profitable, well run Athletic Department. Greg has been a big part of that, and as many a fine Assit. Coach has gone on to be great Head coach, we look forward to the McGarity era at UGA. He bleeds red and black, and would love nothing more to put us in a position to be competitive with the Gators in Football year in and year out. I’m sure he is totally in tune with that desire from Dawg Alum and fans. Secondary sports do well in Athens, and I’m sure that will continue. The best part of this hire, He won’t be a yes man for Adams. I like it.

RAMBLE ON!!!

August 13th, 2010
8:26 am

“An unspeakable human tragedy”

Shug’s got it right.

Gator-man

August 13th, 2010
8:28 am

But at UF they teach us the difference between your and you’re…

I’m pretty sure Foley has been firmly praised as bringing the Gators to prominence. Glad we could keeping pups employed though.

Grantland Rice

August 13th, 2010
8:30 am

“Women’s sports were starting to explode.”

Wasn’t it more like Title IX was crammed down every school’s throat?

JB

August 13th, 2010
8:30 am

82Dawg……Well said……interesting that Florida won NOTHING in football till 1991…… About the time Greg showed up………

DeepDiver

August 13th, 2010
8:32 am

Red panties — unspeakable. Damon Evans — human tragedy. Pshaw.

Just Like January 2013

August 13th, 2010
8:32 am

Just like in January of 2013, this is another example of how a “respectable US citizen” will have to step in to clean up the inordinate mess left by an unqualified, unscrupulous, dishonest, immoral, jive-talking, Affirmative Action-like placement.

Go, Dawgs!

Don

August 13th, 2010
8:33 am

“unspeakable human tradegy”
Are you this retarded? He made a mistake. Quit being a dramatic fool. A tradegy would be if he wrecked his car and killed himself or the girl you putz.

93Dawg

August 13th, 2010
8:36 am

Future’s so bright, I GATA wear shades! Congratulations Greg and welcome back to God’s Country!

JB

August 13th, 2010
8:36 am

Ramble on, a human tragedy was THE ACC Champs getting waxed by a no Name Iowa team in your first BCS bowl game since they started BCS bowl games. Way to represent the State of Georgia and the ACC.
A wax job I tell ya…………Choke is what I saw…..But I heard how good you were…..LOL

KR

August 13th, 2010
8:36 am

Count me in with Shug, Beast and Ramble… “unspeakable human tragedy,” aside from being totally wrong, is a little over the top.

Best of luck to Mr. McGarity.

TommyJack

August 13th, 2010
8:43 am

TB: Love you man. But “unspeakable human tragedy” is a bit rich.

hirsutedawg

August 13th, 2010
8:43 am

Great article Tony thank you. Don’t let buffoons like Gator, DS and especially the racist jacka$$ Just Like January 2013 tell you any different. HBTD!!!!!!

Mickey Channell

August 13th, 2010
8:44 am

Old Dawg

August 13th, 2010
8:44 am

DS: It’s “you’re” not “your.” So go back to your OWN redneck up-bringing.

DP

August 13th, 2010
8:46 am

What a load of hyperbole.

SimpleDawg

August 13th, 2010
8:47 am

Boy, there sure seems to be an awful lot of critics, haters, and people who got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning commenting today.

If y’all hate Barnhart so much, why do you continue to read his articles? Just change the channel, Stupid.

To you GIT folks….change your tampons, and go school, work, or whatever street corner is your hang-out.

McGarity was a good choice.

And why is a man who had it all going for him and then screwing it all up not a tragedy?

SOGADOG

August 13th, 2010
8:48 am

Mr. Barnhart, I am glad we hired Mr. McGarity, but it is irresponsible journalism for the AJC to print this story before the official announcement based upon an “anonymous source”. You have probably placed Mr. McGarity in a tough spot since one of his friends or someone close to him spilled the beans and tipped you off. I hope this does not cause UGA to reconsider hiring Mr. McGarity, and I am disappointed with you and the AJC.

5IML

August 13th, 2010
8:48 am

Finally, UGA has a winner within its athletics department. The cupboard had been bare since the gymnastics coach retired.

CT_Jacket

August 13th, 2010
8:49 am

“an unspeakable human tragedy”

People, it’s called hyperbole. He is exaggerating for effect. I’m sure, at the moment, it felt that way for a lot of UGA fans. What Evans did showed extremely poor judgment. I’m glad Dr. Adams removed him quickly; it would have been very hypocritical to have kept him. It looks like their program is in good hands with McGarity.

BTW, THWUGA

hammerhead

August 13th, 2010
8:50 am

Y’all give Tony a break… “unspeakable human tragedy” was a little over the top, but the fact remains, Georgia is now in great hands with McGarity at the helm. Will it help us beat the Gators. Nope. Great players and great coaches will beat the Gators. Welcome back to Athens, Mr. McGarity.

hammerhead

August 13th, 2010
8:51 am

Dangit! Forgot the “?” ^^

GeoffDawg

August 13th, 2010
8:51 am

Great, great hire by Georgia. I’m excited to see how the next decade shapes up under his stewardship.

Also, I agree that calling the Damon Evans fiasco an “unspeakable human tragedy” is way too strong. It’s certainly embarrassing and unfortunate for all involved but he put himself into that situation. It would’ve been a tragedy if he’d killed someone like that Governor’s intern at Atlantic Station.

T.O

August 13th, 2010
8:52 am

Great hire by the Dawgs!! We got this one right!

Dawg House

August 13th, 2010
8:52 am

Its a GREAT day (as always) to be a Dawg!!!

Hate on Haters!!!!!!!

rocketfuel

August 13th, 2010
8:53 am

DS= AssClown

Investigation? Hmmm?

August 13th, 2010
8:58 am

So Timmy Tebow bought himself a hyperbaric chamber his sophomore or junior year of college for $20,000. His parents are missionaries and he can’t afford it. Where did that money come from? Hmmmmm? When asked WWJD, Jesus replied “go buy a hyperbaric chamber and some kleenex.”

JB

August 13th, 2010
8:58 am

Tech hiring O’Leary with a Bogus resume was a Teachable moment for all colleges………Please check his Resume for facts….nothing worse than hiring a liar……….Right Tech fans?

Gaytor Posters

August 13th, 2010
8:58 am

I just love reading the narcissism and superiority complex in the gaytor posters. Keep it up! Fun to read.

Big Al

August 13th, 2010
8:58 am

Well doesn’t look promising to having the Ga vs. Fl. in Athens—-just saying. Worked for Flordia for 19 years but a Gs. guy??

Chris

August 13th, 2010
9:00 am

Don’t worry georgia fans, the future is bright, so bright. It is in your new AD’s contract that he must wear blue panties and not red ones. How’s that for reassurance Tony. Why don’t you just become the Georgia beat writer already?

1eyedJack

August 13th, 2010
9:02 am

“Does Georgia need to start beating Florida in football again? You bet. But that is another discussion for another day.”

Tony, I’d say that is THE discussion EVERY day. Don’t you read your own blogs?

Coach Cool

August 13th, 2010
9:02 am

Doesn’t everyone feel are warm and fuzzy?!?!

Thanks for the love letter, Homer!!

JB

August 13th, 2010
9:02 am

Chris, why don’t you wash the oil out of your mullet and go get back on your shrimp boat…..

Tony's Guardian Angle

August 13th, 2010
9:02 am

Tony writes what he feels and we read it. He doesn’t take offense if you disagree. He wouldn’t even notice if you stopped reading his column. You always have the option to not read his column and save your nasty comments.

Tek fans don’t like him because a tek graduate never got a job writing anything.

word accuracy nerd

August 13th, 2010
9:04 am

“unspeakable human tragedy”

Auschwitz. Sudan. Damon Evans Red Panty Raid.

BamaDawg

August 13th, 2010
9:05 am

Great hire but I have one question: What is Damon Evans up to and is he still in Athens??

Gville dawg

August 13th, 2010
9:05 am

Mr. Tony,

Very well written column sir. You had 2 exceptional lines in here. “Dan McGill,the greatest Bulldog of them all” nuff said. And “He understands the Georgia people from Blairsville to Savannah and what their expectations are” only a true Georgia boy can understand how far and wide that quote incompasses. Great column

1eyedJack

August 13th, 2010
9:07 am

“‘Bama misspells ‘Mississippi’ on football tickets”. Who’d a thunk it?

Ralph

August 13th, 2010
9:07 am

If you can’t lick em, …. hire em!!

(Won’t matter – UF owns UGAy)

Cumming Dawg

August 13th, 2010
9:08 am

SOGADOG – Give Tony a break and get of your pedestal…this story was leaked last night from MULTIPLE news outlets. There is a press conference today at 4:00 p.m and it has been confirmed that McGarity is the choice. Tony didnt put anyone in a bad spot…the information is out there.

Dawgdom

August 13th, 2010
9:08 am

Gaytor Posters: It’s the inferiority complex – they still feel they have to boast. Not winning and SEC title until 1990 when the conference started in 1933 will do that. They are the one group of fans considered most obnoxious on every campus. You would have thought with the many successes they have had over the last 20 years it would have slowly subsided and they could let thier record speak for itself…

They kinda act like the dumbass NBA basketball player who just hit the lottery – show everyone the money….

Coach Cool

August 13th, 2010
9:09 am

### Guardian ANGLE (??) – WRONG! Homer the columnist would very much notice if people stopped reading his column. So would his bosses. ###

JasperJacket

August 13th, 2010
9:12 am

The state of Georgia now has 2 of the finest AD’s in the NCAA. This is very good for the state of Div1 sports programs in this state. Well done Dr. Adams.

McDonoughGator

August 13th, 2010
9:13 am

Greg is a good man. Congrats and good luck. It’s nice to see one of the “good” guys promoted.

G8R GRAD

August 13th, 2010
9:13 am

Congratulations to the Bulldog Nation on a great hire.
Greg’s a good man and has worked his fanny of at UF.
Case in point: UF has won 20 out of the last 23 SEC All-Sports trophies and Greg was there for 19 of those years.
We wish him well.

JB

August 13th, 2010
9:13 am

coach cool………….leave anytime you wish……you have no friends here……………This is a positive story about UGA….in a Georgia Newspaper………..that a lot of Georgia fans read……………
Go find a feel good Tech or gator story…I’m sure there are many to choose from…..

Blackberry Cobbler

August 13th, 2010
9:14 am

MCF– The Damon Evans story is NOT a “human tragedy”. What it is, is another example of money and power in the hands of immature adults who should know better but they think they are above everyone else– i.e. Tiger Woods, Ben Rothlesberger, Michael Vick, etc. etc.

JB

August 13th, 2010
9:14 am

Thanks G8R GRAD

UGA thuglover

August 13th, 2010
9:15 am

UGA can now get back to what that do best, Dream of being like Alabama and Florida win CHAMPIONSHIPS.

JB

August 13th, 2010
9:16 am

Shall we examine your perfect life Blackberry ?

Freehawk

August 13th, 2010
9:20 am

UGAs first game on national TV, memory of the unspeakable human tragedy will be the red panties waving in the stands. Sort of a memorial. UGA fans can have a moment of silence after the game, when Rennie Curran doesn’t rescue them at the end as they have become accustomed to. You’re welcome.

Douglas

August 13th, 2010
9:23 am

Gator-man: one thing I think some folks don’t value enough on a football team are great defenses. Saban knows how to stop UF on offense. If our new DC is as good as him, once he gets his players ready, we will beat you. A great defense always beats a great offense.

Paddy

August 13th, 2010
9:24 am

Don ….Damon Evans did not make a mistake!!!!!! A mistake is turning right at the light when you should have turned left. Evans made a decision!! He would not have been fired for making a mistake. And Dr Adams has now made 2 decisions in a row that all of the Dawg Nation agrees with and supports.

Paddy

August 13th, 2010
9:28 am

Douglas, I must disagree. Great defense does not win championships!!!. Great defense gets you to the “Big Game” but great offense wins the rings 7 out of 10 times. Just because people have said it over and over again for years does not make it true!

Hankie Aron

August 13th, 2010
9:30 am

Guys, there is this thing called integrity. Get some why don’t you. So many people just rant and rave in these blogs. And they aren’t even fans of UGA. GROW UP! Find something to make you happy instead of ragging on UGA and it’s fans. You don’t have anything else better to do in your life? Anything?

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Hankie Aron

August 13th, 2010
9:31 am

Take up knitting or something

JB

August 13th, 2010
9:32 am

Old Gators on this blog remember being owned….By UGA……. as we are owned by the Gators now. They did not like then……And surely won’t like it again…….They are hoping Grantham fails, because they know the outcome if he succeeds……McGarity hire will make them sit up and take notice……He’s learned from one of the best, Foley….McGarity is not the coach, nor will suit up…..But like Foley, He saw and heard that Zook was not the man to lead the Gators, in steps Meyer…Good move for Gators………………..McGarity has learned, and that is not good news for Gator fans.

brokebackvol

August 13th, 2010
9:33 am

You Spewed this racist BS: Just like in January of 2013, this is another example of how a “respectable US citizen” will have to step in to clean up the inordinate mess left by an unqualified, unscrupulous, dishonest, immoral, jive-talking, Affirmative Action-like placement.

Go, Dawgs!”

Your family should be ashamed of rearing such a racist bigot. Shame on you!

Good luck McGarity – sadly this bigot is part of the “Georgia family” you will have to endure with a big fake smile.

PS Thanks for the cheap shot on Kiffin, Tony. There is scarely a VOLS fan out there that doesn’t wince at that name alone. Amazing that Hamilton isn’t out there looking for a new job himself!

Chris

August 13th, 2010
9:35 am

Damon Evans would be a great hire for Victoria Secret. Instead of drunk driving public service announcements, he could do panty ads on the Jumbo Tron at Sanford and Son stadium. We could turn this “Unspeakable Human Tragedy” into a success story.

Otto

August 13th, 2010
9:41 am

Had to go to Gainesville to get an AD?

Gainesville had to go to Athens to get someone that could run everything day to day.

1eyedJack

August 13th, 2010
9:45 am

brokebackvol

I’d leave out the last part but unqualified, unscrupulous, dishonest, sounds about right.

Alphare

August 13th, 2010
9:47 am

“Dooley is in the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach. His peers will tell you that he was an even better athletics director.”

Yea, right, Dooley was a better AD. As an AD for 20 years with so much talent, he helped win exactly zero SEC title. That alone should make him a better AD.

You UGA homers are unbelievable. You don’t know squash when it comes to management. It’s UGA, what can you say?

schmeckdawg

August 13th, 2010
9:50 am

DS @ 8:23 a.m. Do your initals stand for DUMB S@#$T!!!! Go crawl back into your hohle you worthless inverterbrate!

Go2Gator

August 13th, 2010
9:51 am

Douglas, Saban stopped UF last year! Don’t look for it to happen again.There were things going on with the team you will NEVER see printed in the paper,During that SEC Championship game.Those players are gone now.If you stop players # 2,3 & 4, We will throw it to #6.Too much speed for any other SEC team to catch!!

GeoffDawg

August 13th, 2010
9:52 am

Alphare, under Dooley, UGA won national titles in golf, men’s and women’s tennis, diving, equestrian, baseball, gymnastics, etc. He was also responsible for hiring Coach Richt. You do realize that the AD oversees more than just the football program, don’t you?

Damon Evans

August 13th, 2010
9:52 am

I aint no afermativ acshon you honky cracka! I iz supr quaalifyed fo this here uga job! Looks at how stupid these here fans be! I knows that I iz mo smarta than those in bread honkies! Death to witey!

Dawg Fan

August 13th, 2010
9:52 am

Great hire for the Bulldawg Nation!

Ok UGA haters now its your turn be petty and hateful.

NoGaGator

August 13th, 2010
9:52 am

Congrats UGA, on getting a good AD. Here’s to hoping Adams lets him be his own man.

Here’s to UF-UGA becoming a rivalry again.

G'Vegas Dawg

August 13th, 2010
9:53 am

Go gata. Corrine Brown never gets old. Aca-demic. go gata.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N2uQ7Fg_Uk

GeoffDawg

August 13th, 2010
9:53 am

Oops, forgot swimming. Anything else?

Scott W.

August 13th, 2010
9:53 am

A little thick on the hyperbole with the unspeakable human tragedy.

T.O

August 13th, 2010
9:58 am

Love to see the UGA haters on here. Just goes to show how far we’re in thier heads. All they do is think about the Dawgs 24/7! They can’t get us out of their minds. Love it! Keep it coming ladies!

Aubie

August 13th, 2010
9:59 am

Hey Tide, there are two “P’s” in Mississippi.

At least you’re Nashional Champeons ON the field!

Classic!

Alphare

August 13th, 2010
10:00 am

GeoffDawg,

Dooley was not responsible for hiring CMR in the first place. Remember how much Dooley resented Adams firing Donnan? Adams basically had to overtook the AD duty from Dooley to right the ship.

It’s Adams that UGA is in today’s position. If it’s up to Dooley, no CMR, no 2 SEC titles.

But UGA fans (most) hate Adams. Go figure.

JB

August 13th, 2010
10:03 am

Let’s see, Tony makes his LIVING, and a good one, as a Journalist and TV commentator…. Most of you are unemployed or should be…………enough with the selection of words.

producewiz

August 13th, 2010
10:03 am

smart Dawgs for once. Hired a Gator

Bob

August 13th, 2010
10:03 am

There was a Bob McGarity who played football for UGA in the 70’s. I’m wondering if they are related. Bob McGarity was from Albany Ga. His sister who went to Southern Miss married a friend of mine.

G'Vegas Dawg

August 13th, 2010
10:04 am

Adams bassically had to overtook? I’m confused………

GatorBrad

August 13th, 2010
10:07 am

This is a great hire for UGA. McGarity will do a great job and put an end to the uncertainty surrounding this hiring process. It was obvious that the Dawgs didn’t want to deal with going through a prolonged transitional period for the top athletic official in the university, so they acted quickly. I think you Dawg fans have a lot to look forward to this season (even with a frosh at QB). I see 10 wins for you guys and I think that new defensive strategy brought on by Todd Grantham will shore up what has been a suspect defense the past 3 or 4 years. Still think that my Gators are the class of the east for this year at least. Can’t wait for the game this year… I love this rivalry!

juvenal

August 13th, 2010
10:08 am

seems 90% of blogs re-live the past, hope this works out, as UF is the #2 academic member of the sec….this is a very important job(past tragedy-job Dodd did as AD)…

JB

August 13th, 2010
10:08 am

McGarity will want to put his on mark on that Athletic dept., not be a caretaker, although Damon did a good job with Finances and secondary sports, Floundering around in the last 2-3 years in football has hopefully been addressed with Willie and co. fired and Mark appearing to have a sense of urgency……… We’ll see…..As that little nerd Tech blogger used to say, there is a new sheriff in town……

JB

August 13th, 2010
10:10 am

Great post Gator Brad……love football post…………..

GeoffDawg

August 13th, 2010
10:10 am

Alphare, Dooley was overruled by Adams regarding the decision to fire Donnan. Dooley favored giving him one more season. However, once that was finalized, it was Dooley who was responsible for the hiring of Coach Richt.

G8R GRAD

August 13th, 2010
10:12 am

JB:

Yes, regrettably I remember the annual A$$ whippin’ we would endure in Jacksonville at the hands of your Dawgs.
Especially painful was a game highlighted in TB’s column yesterday – 1980.
Happily, since SOS and CUM have seemingly turned things around, the shoe is on the other foot.

And while I appreciate your “concern” for the Gator athletic department’s well being, we’ll be just fine, thank you.

George Stein

August 13th, 2010
10:13 am

The athletics department at UGA is – or should be – on auto-pilot. I had not heard of this guy until recently, which is generally good news if you’re a UGA fan. If he is of even a modest level of competence, it’s a good hire.

But this doesn’t mean we can’t lob a few good natured red panties jokes your way.

George Stein

August 13th, 2010
10:15 am

Also, am I the only one who gets a chuckle when people say “your an idiot.”

LOL...

August 13th, 2010
10:17 am

Tony… if it had been Elmer Fudd your response would have been the same…. I bet your nostrils stay clogged up !!

Lane Kiffen

August 13th, 2010
10:18 am

McGarity cheated. He made a call on a cell phone. Cheater. I’m turning him in right now. When does my plane leave? What do you mean no bowls? Do they have plates? Plates, not Pilates.

Cheaters.

SCfalconfan

August 13th, 2010
10:20 am

Gatorman

“But at UF they teach us the difference between your and you’re…

I’m pretty sure Foley has been firmly praised as bringing the Gators to prominence. Glad we could keeping pups employed though.”

I’m not one to get all high and might on someone else’s spelling or grammar. Lord knows I’m not that good at it. I generally reserve my comments for the posts where some comes out all smug talking about someone elses faux pas and screws up themselves. I guess they don’t teach verb congugation at UF though? “Could Keeping”? WTF is that?

VolAlum

August 13th, 2010
10:21 am

“They don’t want to hire a Lane Kiffin to do it”, but they will send the entire football team on the field during the Florida game after a touchdown. Don’t act like UGA is some kind of blue blood school that somehow won’t do what it takes to win. That is truly laughable.

Gregory

August 13th, 2010
10:22 am

Great photo of Adams; hideous hairdoo & nice scotch flush. Great hire with McGarity though.

Blackberry Cobbler

August 13th, 2010
10:22 am

JB @ 9:16–

My life is not at issue here, moron.

The truth hurts doesn’t it? Damon Evans is just another example of overpaid power in the hands of folks that don’t know how to handle it. How else do you explain the obvious fact that Evans thought he was getting away with something?

A married man, bar hopping in his Mercedes with a young girl by his side and her panties in his lap. That’s not human tragedy, that money and power causing the man to do STUPID things.

So, go examine your own life as well.

Jim

August 13th, 2010
10:22 am

An unspeakable human tragedy? That’s embarrassing Tony. Sorry man, I’m one of your biggest fans but to call Damon Evans getting a DUI while getting some with that girl who’s allegedly looser than a wizards sleeve an “unspeakable human tragedy” is laughable. You’re better than that, Tony, your writing is better than that. And no, I don’t think it’s necessary to remind you of what “unspeakable human tragedy” is (but Sept 11 2001 would be on the list).

JB

August 13th, 2010
10:24 am

Producewiz, I know you’re light headed from picking lettuce all day, but McGarity is a UGA alum, worked in the Athletic office in Athens for years, Foley met him….and had the good sense to HIRE HIM FROM GEORGIA ! just so the record is straight……….

Evansdawg

August 13th, 2010
10:25 am

Great article! Go Dawgs!!!

JB

August 13th, 2010
10:26 am

Well Blackberry, we know you’re a democrat or a tech fan , coming out of the box with a personal attack…..

Ted Striker

August 13th, 2010
10:26 am

I think it’s a good article. No criticism, all praise. And Striker rules.

JB

August 13th, 2010
10:28 am

Go examine my own life………….I’m not the one “trying” the man in a public forum…….

Anonymous

August 13th, 2010
10:31 am

Yeah, JB, we all know that republicans NEVER personally attack those whose opinions differ from theirs!

Were you ASLEEP during the Cheney Administration?

JB

August 13th, 2010
10:32 am

By the way Blackberry, what about all the men with money and power who DON’T do stupid things……………have you examined all men who do stupid things that have a lisp…or walk with a limp……………….Geez……

George Stein

August 13th, 2010
10:33 am

I wish I was asleep for the Obama Administration. At least then I’d know it was just a bad dream.

#2 BAMA FAN

August 13th, 2010
10:33 am

It looks like Georgia made a good hire for AD!! Just wonder if Adams really picked him or was ordered
to by the richer folks and higher office officals!! RTR

JB

August 13th, 2010
10:34 am

Anonymous, Your girl Cynthia Tucker’s blog is found on the front page……plenty of your friends there.

George Stein

August 13th, 2010
10:34 am

JB – I don’t typically agree with you, but the Evans thing wasn’t money or power related at all. It’s just easy for some simpletons to point to when they get busted doing something illegal or stupid.

It also doesn’t explain why poor people do stupid things or why many rich people don’t do stupid things.

CATERDAWG

August 13th, 2010
10:36 am

RAMBLE ON , go suck eggs and comment on the second class program in Nerdville!!!

BG

August 13th, 2010
10:37 am

Great hire! Welcome home Greg.

Anonymous

August 13th, 2010
10:39 am

Brilliant retort, JB.
You DO know it’s illegal to text while you’re delivering pizzas.

JB is an effin idiot

August 13th, 2010
10:40 am

JB said:

“82Dawg……Well said……interesting that Florida won NOTHING in football till 1991…… About the time Greg showed up………”

It was the arrival of Spurrier on December 31, 1989 that chnaged everything…and UF has been kicking ugay’s azz ever since.

How weak and desparate do you have to be as a ugay fan to try and attribute Florida’s success with the inconsequential arrival of McGarrity in 1991.

What an effin tool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JB

August 13th, 2010
10:41 am

Thanks George…..Damon didn’t do that because he was black, or the AD at Georgia, or because he doesn’t live from paycheck to pay check…..He let is lack of personal morals and judgment get in the way……..if he was a route driver for Coca Cola, he probably would have strayed………I will forgive him if he’ll get his life in order. I believe in second chances. I’ve been given them.

JB

August 13th, 2010
10:44 am

Mr . Florida idiot……………………….woooooooooooooooooooooo…….Mr. Gator spokesman……………….I’m leaving after that……………effin tool ? Tell us what you know about them.

George Stein

August 13th, 2010
10:46 am

Absolutely, JB. I’m a Tech fan, but who among us hasn’t needed forgiveness in our lives. If his wife and kids can forgive him, who the hell are we not to.

The comments about how it’s a power thing are total nonsense. You’re right – he would have made the same mistakes irrespective of his position. They just would not have been front page news.

Yet one more reason to know ........

August 13th, 2010
10:47 am

Yet one more reason to know that UGA will continue its winning ways. UGA is one rich $$$ school and this AD acquisition will continue the success.

UGA wins at the stadium turnstile and wins at the bank ……………. our brand is second to none and our bowl tradition ( 3 Sugar Bowls in 9 years) is fabulous, along with UGA’s many, many NCs in MANY SPORTS. To win in MANY SPORTS proves that the overall athletic program is fabulous.

Our new AD will only complement the already ULTRA SUCCESSFUL UGA program.

Imagine having to come in as an AD and look at your employer’s bowl record and seeing only two
( 2 ) Urange Bowls over 43 years, as the only major bowl trips for that school, beyond the Citrus Bowl in 90. He would quietly send his resume back out to a head hunter.

No, the AD at UGA will look at all the MONEY in the cash drawer and know that his job is running one of the two RICHEST prgorams in America. He will know that the market LOVES UGA and the money prives it …………because Money Talks and Bull Sh–t walks.

UGA is flush with the $$$$.

UGA haters …………be jealous …….we alums love knowing that you are jealous. AAAHHAHAHA

JB

August 13th, 2010
10:47 am

Anonymous…… Well, we know you’re a Techie…………….Pizza delivery joke is right out of the nerd handbook……………………

Anonymous

August 13th, 2010
10:53 am

JB, I learned a long time ago not to argue with an idiot.
It irritates the idiot and drags you down to his level.

:o )

JB

August 13th, 2010
10:55 am

Anonymous……..You don’t know me…..This blog is entertainment…………personal attacks make you feel better ? You are wrapped tight……………Take this blog for what is is.

DP

August 13th, 2010
10:55 am

JB…………., if you want to post your idiocy under multiple aliases……..you might want to do away with…………the………’s……………It sort of gives you away…………Is that other towering intellect……….Larry King, who used to write an inane column in USA Today with the …………………’s, apparently………..because he was too dumb to organize his thoughts into paragraphs?………………………………or maybe didn’t he thought it made him look like a deep thinker as in there’s so much going on in my mind beyond the point I’ve made that I can only express it as …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………whoops, sorry, I sort of put myself to sleep there for a minute like your posts do…………….

JB

August 13th, 2010
11:00 am

no aliases DP, but thanks for your input………………DP……..DP……………..go back to sleep.

robodawg

August 13th, 2010
11:02 am

Hey Gator-man, glad UF taught you the difference between “you’re” and “your.” But apparently they didn’t get to the difference between “affect” and “effect.”

It’s a blog, don’t expect perfect grammar.

npgator

August 13th, 2010
11:09 am

Nice hire and congrats to the Bull Dog Nation.

JB

August 13th, 2010
11:11 am

DP………………………………………………..Just got back from bathroom……tears gone…………….
……………………..’s…………….’s……………….’s

zeeeee Nachos aka the "Living Legend"

August 13th, 2010
11:12 am

Hopefully that guy doesn’t have a thing for skanky white girls and red panties.

7-5: the year of the dawg! woof woof

1eyedJack

August 13th, 2010
11:13 am

I don’t give a damn for a man who can only spell a word one way.

Anonymous, go watch MSNBC or something. I think Olberman is on.

JB

August 13th, 2010
11:18 am

He’d be one of the few watching MSNBC, I know they would like to have him.

Scott W.

August 13th, 2010
11:23 am

These blog comments are unspeakable human tragedies.

long time sec fan

August 13th, 2010
11:25 am

douglas(9:23 a.m.)-
You made some valid points but you overlooked a big one when it comes to future defenses & your (UGA) chances of beating UF. You should check out UF signing classes as well as UGA classes.Case in point:09 class: UF signed #1 in nation esp. defense #1 rated signee (Powell)
#1 New Jersey player #1 N.Y. player all defense people- Urban recruits nationally as UF has
national rep —but thats why they play the game and I do wish good luck to UGA except in JAX.

zeeeee Nachos aka the "Living Legend"

August 13th, 2010
11:29 am

All that matter is NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS losers! Everything else is just chicken feed.

Tony is a UGA homer

August 13th, 2010
11:29 am

Snooze.

Wake me up when you talk about something that somebody cares about.

Bob LaBlah

August 13th, 2010
11:31 am

Maybe he can show this school how real winners run their athletic dept. He just learned from the best. But it won’t help in the annual JAX beatdown. Some things will never change.

Personal Responsibility

August 13th, 2010
11:39 am

JB – you should be kicked completely off of this bulletin board for calling someone a democrat. That is low.

GatorBrad

August 13th, 2010
11:43 am

No, George Stein… YOU’RE not the only one who enjoys such irony.

south eastern chumps

August 13th, 2010
11:45 am

hahahahaha, you mean He won’t be drinking, driving and weaving all over the roads with panties between his legs, well I doubt if the women up for the job would be acting that way either but God forbid you would think they are the right “man” for the job

Tony's Guardian Angle

August 13th, 2010
11:45 am

Coach cool, some people read his columns because they like what he has to say. Some read his column to disagree. which are you?

the market, NOT obama

August 13th, 2010
11:45 am

The sports market has responded to UGA’s products, its teams and generally, UGA’s brand. UGA is TOPS in revenue. Folks ……….. the market has spoken. Apparently consumers love the UGA brand with or without a NC. NCs as the sole determinant of a school’s successes are for non college educated fans ……. the same ones who love the NBA and the NFL and such as that. No, ONLY money is THE determinate of a schools’ viability in the sports world.

Obama does not determine that. Consumers do and they have spoken. THEIR Money talks and UGA detractors wallk.

Stay jealous of UGA, my friends.

Go Dogs.

King Bebop

August 13th, 2010
11:46 am

George Stein, I have grown so accustomed to seeing that here I guess I’m used to it now.

But I still chuckle at “your a moran”.

Bob Lablah

August 13th, 2010
11:48 am

Yet one more reason to know….gets invited to parties only because they feel sorry for his wife. You know the kind – everybody scatters when they see him coming. Not because he’s a mutt fan, but because he’s irritating in every way.

Tony's Guardian Angle

August 13th, 2010
11:52 am

JB you are clearly a racist….poorly raised and under-educated. Sports blogs are the only place anyone responds to you that’s why you hang out on them. You need some professional help and some sympathy.

Baron von Richt Offal

August 13th, 2010
11:53 am

Cruising SI.com and didn’t see the dogs in the Top 25. What’s up?

DawginLex

August 13th, 2010
11:58 am

Nice hire. Welcome home Greg.

Alphare

August 13th, 2010
12:02 pm

For those dawg fans making political attack, more than half of your players may be from the other side.

Politics is a belief thing. If it’s such a clear cut science, believe me, 80% will be on the scientific side. Attacking others with a belief is low class.

1eyedJack

August 13th, 2010
12:02 pm

JB, for what it’s worth, I think you are a patriot and a defender of the constitution. If that makes you a racist then so be it. Me too.

Urban Sabankiffen

August 13th, 2010
12:05 pm

You fleabgs talking about what a great hire McGarity is! You never heard of him until three weeks ago. You just know he came from the place that’s been stompin your guts out for almost a quarter of a century.

Tide Rising

August 13th, 2010
12:06 pm

Great hire for the dawgs.

As for the “unspeakable tragedy’ of Damon Evans what on earth is Tony talking about? An unspeakable tragedy would be Rwanda, Darfur, the Holocaust, Pol Pot, and Mao’s cultural revolution just to name a few. All Damon did was use poor judgement and make a really dumb mistake that ended up costing him his job. Good Grief. Enough with the hyperbole.

Alphare

August 13th, 2010
12:09 pm

1eyedJack,

Can you elaborate what constitues a patriot and a defender of the constitution exactly?

Bob Barr has a column about the 14th amendment, which he said should be changed to favor his contemporary need. Well, when Mr. Barr needs a gun in his pants, he cited the 2nd amendment like some holy grail.

Is Mr Barr patriotic or not with your standard?

I wish you are not a jacket fan, otherwise a Tech education will be discounted from one of my eyes (I have 2 fortunately).

DawginLex

August 13th, 2010
12:10 pm

Laughable comments about “hope he can make the Florida/UGA a rivalry again.”

If UGA wins this year, the last 4 games will be 2-2
The last 7 will be 3-4.
UGA will still own the overall series lead.
Florida fans will make up excuses like in 2004 and 2007.
U

JImmy

August 13th, 2010
12:11 pm

It is always a human tragedy when someone makes a mistake that hurts SO MANY people. What about Evans family? Should they not be considered as victims here?

Even if you have no sympathy for Evans, it is still a tragedy. It is tragic that he was so dumb.
For those who can’t see that…it is tragic.

1eyedJack

August 13th, 2010
12:14 pm

Absolutely NOT a jacket fan. Who want’s to cheer for losers who wear yellow uniforms.

1eyedJack

August 13th, 2010
12:18 pm

For every Bob Barr there’s a Charlie Rangel or Barney Frank or Tim Geitner or Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid or that moron wishing Palin dead or that idiot down in Florida that’s from another planet.

HugoStiglitz

August 13th, 2010
12:18 pm

Seems like a good hire for UGA. He has the credentials, is an alumni, cares about the school, what more can you really ask for? He is definitely deserving of a shot at the position. Oh and for all you who cant help but argue politics on a college football blog, get a life. Go spew your ignorant hateful nonsense somewhere else to people who might care.

1eyedJack

August 13th, 2010
12:20 pm

and a Maxine Waters…and a….

Alphare

August 13th, 2010
12:23 pm

1eyedJack,

That’s more like it. You sure sound like some of the UGA fans lurking here.

1eyedJack

August 13th, 2010
12:25 pm

Thank you Alphare, I’ll take that as a complement.

NoGaGator

August 13th, 2010
12:29 pm

DawginLex -

Glad you enjoyed my comment.

17-3 the last 20 years is a .150 winning percentage. McClouth gets sent to the minors for that.

A real rivalry is when the teams are consistently competitive with each other which is not currently the case. Let’s hope it will be – it’s more exciting for the fans of both programs.

Tide Rising

August 13th, 2010
12:32 pm

1eyedjack,

You left out Sheila Jackson Lee from the congressional district that encompasses Houston.

She’s good for some doozies. My personal favorite of hers was when she was on the congressional committee that oversees NASA. They were talking about the Mars expedition and she asked the scientist “Can they go back there and plant a new flag to replace the old one”. Um, no. That would be the moon Miss Jackson-Lee.

But then she topped in a speech last month when she talked about reconciliation and the need for countries to get along. She spoke about how both Vietnams get along quite well today. They trade across the border, they’ve made peace, they have diplomatic missions to each other’s country. I for one feel much better today knowing that both North and South Vietnam are getting along swimmingly well today.

Thank you miss Jackson Lee (D) Texas. You have surpassed Corrine Brown (D)-Florida.

zeeee Nachos aka the "Living Legend"

August 13th, 2010
12:34 pm

Aubie – you got some nerve talking smack the way your team is performing. Go back to your hole and tell Eric and Roswell Ed we said hello.

Tide Rising

August 13th, 2010
12:36 pm

anonymous,

You’re close on my arguing with an idiot quote. The exact quote goes like this. “Never argue with an idiot. He’ll only drag you down to his level and then beat you with experience”

Tide Rising

August 13th, 2010
12:37 pm

The legend Nachos strikes again!

DawginLex

August 13th, 2010
12:44 pm

nogagator,

Can you not read?

You blast us for claimning the overall series lead. Yet, you go back to 1990 and brag about 17 out of 20.

Read slowly or get someone to read it for you.

2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 is a four year period. If UGA wins in 2010, the last 4 years will be 2-2.

The last 7 years will be 3-4.

There will still be a gazillion people at the game, watching the game, listening to the game and keeping up with the score on-line.

If that ain’t a rivalry, I don’t know of one.

Bob LaBlah

August 13th, 2010
12:44 pm

Tide Rising – unfortunately, you may need to explain that Vietnam became one country in 1975.

Bob LaBlah

August 13th, 2010
12:47 pm

DawginLex – well from 1951 to 1958, Tech was 8-0 against the dogs.

Tide Rising

August 13th, 2010
12:50 pm

Bob LaBlah,

I would hope and expect that most people on here get it that Vietnam has been one country since 1975. Then again I expected that our ticket printing office would spell Mississippi correctly also.

DawginLex

August 13th, 2010
12:50 pm

A rivalry is a competitive game played annually or close to annually. Even though UGA has beaten GT 8 out of the last 9, to say it is not a rivalry is idiotic. Except for 2002, the games have been close.

Same with UGA/florida since Richt arrived except for 2008 and 2009. 2001-2007 were competitive games. Even 2008 turned on a penalty or one paly or two.

Only a florida obnoxious moron would say it is not a rivalry.

athensdawg

August 13th, 2010
1:00 pm

tony…..this is absolute silliness.

people are dying all over the world b/c of disease, famine, war, etc….and you choose to call the indescretion of a young, overpaid selfish brat a “tragedy?”

sometimes, you guys just take yourselves and the business you cover WAY too seriously.

folks, an AD cannot win championships…….he can only set in place the opportunity and environment to win championships….at the end of the day, its up to the coaches and players.
however, with that being said, if this guy is for real, and is willing to do what it takes to win, the UGA football country club and bible study class is gonna get a rude awakening……….

DawginLex

August 13th, 2010
1:04 pm

there once was an AD named Greg
who oversaw the mascot with four leg
he wants to beat the gators
to silence all the haters
and keep his wife’s panties off the news

dawgone

August 13th, 2010
1:04 pm

UGA wants to win and win badly. I’ll give you that! And when they do win, granted it will be very badly, like maybe not winning at all. And of course they’ll hire someone to embarass the revered instititution, they hired evans didn’t they? What y’all smokin’ over there?

NoGaGator

August 13th, 2010
1:07 pm

DawginLex -

Whatever…just start winning a few so you don’t have to resort to comments like “Even 2008 turned on a penalty or one paly or two.” (btw, it’s play). Come on guy, the score was 49-10. UGA’s fans had left the stadium by end of 3rd Q.

Also, try to keep it classy. Why resort to the juvenile name calling? It’s fine to debate but that isn’t needed.

schmeckdawg

August 13th, 2010
1:11 pm

Baron von Richt Offal @ 11:53

No Top 25 in SI, #3 in CFN…go figure!

Still@theBAR

August 13th, 2010
1:14 pm

Good hire for the dawgs.

Chantilly Lace (on red panties)

August 13th, 2010
1:17 pm

McGarity is going to have a tough – perhaps impossible – job of cleaning out the rat’s nest at UGA. Dawgtards don’t care whether their players are legitimate students, but years of recruiting players with lower and lower intelligence, morals, and self discipline have resulted in the highest arrest rate in the country, for both athletes and officials in the athletic office. And also the most penalties of any team.

Here’s a quote from the Jan Kemp trial that demonstrates clearly how entrenched Vince Dooley’s scheme was thirty years ago. Needless to say, after this revelation, the trial was over.

O. Hale Almand Jr., a lawyer for the defense, offered a justification for the favorable treatment accorded the athletes, citing a hypothetical player. “We may not make a university student out of him,” he told the jury, “but if we can teach him to read and write, maybe he can work at the post office rather than as a garbageman when he gets through with his athletic career.”

Unfortunately nothing has changed in Athens. UGA continues to recruit illiterate bozos, use them for four years, then dump them. It does little more than prepare them for a job at the post office or as night fry cook at Waffle House.

Good luck to McGarity. The system will swallow him up, but hopely he won’t turn to booze and bimbos like his predecessor did.

DawginLex

August 13th, 2010
1:24 pm

chantilly lace,

Mr cut and paste

You posted that same crap under 4 different blog handles yesterday.

nogagator, stop spouting 17 out of 20 and being obnoxious and I’ll stop calling you obnoxious. Call them like I see them.

JonnyGT

August 13th, 2010
1:29 pm

“Damon Evans episode, which was an unspeakable human tragedy.”

Hyperbole, much?

And this opinion/column is about as predictable as it gets.

Red Panties brigade

August 13th, 2010
1:40 pm

Will the beatings at the hand of the gators never cease? Probably not.

DawgLLD

August 13th, 2010
1:47 pm

DawginLex -

Will you please stop with the namecalling and other accusations? You consistently resort to this in your threads. It makes the rest of us Dawg fans look bad. Try to be a little more mature.

McGarity is a good hire and will do us proud. Hopefully things will start to even out with the Gators across the sports program.

Like it or not, they own us right now, no excuses.

Anonymous

August 13th, 2010
1:56 pm

Humblest apologies, Tide Rising.

Oh, and 1eyedjack, Tim Geitner was an appointed undersecretary to the Secretary of the Treasury under Rubin and Summers.
Not exactly bleeding heart liberal company.
Idiot.

JB

August 13th, 2010
2:00 pm

The NCAA watch’s the SEC like a Hawk…..All this ” We know what goes on in Athens” is crap.
Every Football School ( defined as filling close to 100,000 fans every Sat.) has issues with policing major college football………..But anyone writing on here that know about this and that in Athens is just a hater…………………………I do Believe Tech was the last school on NCAA probation for Academic problems……Ask them, and they’ll tell you it was jay walking, not a major offense. They lost scholarships……..Tech Freshman from day one are told that UGA is a mental ward, and don’t pay any attention to all that fun and girls and beautiful campus and that great college life. We hate them. What a shame.

doug dawg

August 13th, 2010
2:01 pm

and just who would any of you negative types prefer as ad? this was the best hire in the entire nation. just start to name any eligible candidate you would have chosen. i am so sick of all of this; if jesus had been named ad, and came down from heaven to accept the position — not a lot easier than the one he accepted originally — there would have been catcalls and negative, hateful comments. it is ugly, and because of the morons who are closed-minded and don’t care to accept anything outside of their little worlds. shame. and welcome, greg, we need you; and we support you.

dap01

August 13th, 2010
2:09 pm

Gator man: You live a sad existance when you have to troll like a yellow jacket on a blog out the Unversity of Georgia.

What a sad, lonely existance you must have. Try dating, try getting a girlfriend.

Anonymous

August 13th, 2010
2:28 pm

Yo, dap01, the blog’s entitled “Mr. COLLEGE Football,” not Mr. Georgia Football.
Get it?

Last Word

August 13th, 2010
2:30 pm

Does UGA stand for Under Garments Abound?

Gator Mike

August 13th, 2010
2:32 pm

J, I respect your opinion, and I am very happy for Mr. McGarrity finally getting the UGA AD job. He should have been chosen over Evans a few years ago.
Do not believe that this is the end of UF football. In fact that is a ludicrous assumption. Foley and Meyer are still in charge and the template for success is still in Gainesville. Yes, Mr. McGaritty learned how to win big, and he brings that to Athens which should make ramp up the competition should CMR falter.
All Gators wish Mr. McGaritty well, and we thank him for his devoted service to UF while he was in Gainesville. We welcomed him with opens arms, and we sincerely appreciate everything he has done. JB, would a die hard DAWG welcome a Gator into the UGA athletic administration if his sole intent was to do his best for UGA? Only the DAWG fans can answer that question.
However, us Gator Fans will always be indebted to Mr. Garrity for the loyalty and service he gave UF, and it does not matter that he is a DAWG.

GO GATORS!

Last Word

August 13th, 2010
2:47 pm

Come Nov. 28th:

UF 11-1

UA 11-1

Come Dec.4th:

UF 12-1

UA 11-2

Last Word

August 13th, 2010
2:49 pm

Sorry, Dec.5th

Anonymous

August 13th, 2010
2:52 pm

“Word,” er Word.

Anonymous

August 13th, 2010
2:55 pm

But against whom for the BCSNCG?

JB

August 13th, 2010
3:11 pm

Great Question Gator Mike………As the Number 2 man, yes, as the head guy, no…..So, McGarity WAS the number 2 guy in Florida……..I doubt any Gator fan would of welcomed Vince Dooley as Florida AD when he left UGA…..

DawginLex

August 13th, 2010
3:16 pm

I’ll never admit to being owned by a gator. Anyone foolish enough to believe that winning a few games makes an annual meeting “not a rivalry” is dead wrong.

john trent

August 13th, 2010
3:18 pm

Sorry, but this is not gonna be the answer to the problems, Dawg fans…the game is still played on the field and the new AD cannot change that, so line up and let’s see who wins this Halloween!

Anonymous

August 13th, 2010
3:22 pm

JB, “would of?”
Really?

wesleywhatwhat

August 13th, 2010
3:23 pm

lol.

“the Damon Evans episode, which was an unspeakable human tragedy.”

wtf is mr sec football talking about? what a clown.

Anonymous

August 13th, 2010
3:23 pm

P.S. the contraction for “would have” is “would’ve.”
Just sayin’

AD formerly known as Daddy Damon

August 13th, 2010
3:26 pm

Has anybody seen my date’s panties?

DawginLex

August 13th, 2010
3:27 pm

Florida won’t be playing anybody for any titles without Tebow.

IF they make it to Atlanta, Bama will beat them for the 2nd time during the 2010 season.

NO TEBOW=NO TITLES

Gators, Tebow was your Herschel. He is gone. Pro style QB Brantley is a good QB but will not thrive like Tebow did. Brantley has no Tebow to bail him out like Tebow did for Leak. There were at least 3 games during 2006 where Tebow saved the day.

Anonymous

August 13th, 2010
3:28 pm

Hey, JB, did you miss that day in remedial senior english at UGA?

JB

August 13th, 2010
3:30 pm

Guess I did Anonymous…..we can’t all be rich, good looking and Tech grads……..

G8R GRAD

August 13th, 2010
3:31 pm

DawginLex:

May I direct you to an article about our latest 3rd & short/3rd and goal phenom?

see:

http://www.ajc.com/sports/sec-notes-masoli-part-590010.html

JB

August 13th, 2010
3:32 pm

You may not be a Tech grad………Don’t see many successful Tech grads trolling here all day…

G8R GRAD

August 13th, 2010
3:33 pm

Oh, never mind, here:

“The next Tebow?

The similarities are remarkable.

At 6 feet 3 and 225 pounds, Florida freshman quarterback Trey Burton is built like Tim Tebow.

Like Tebow, Burton went to a Florida high school. Burton graduated from Venice. Tebow went to Nease in Ponte Vedra.

Like Tebow, Burton entered Florida early, arriving on campus in January.

Like Tebow, his running skills are his strength. Burton rushed for 123 yards and two TDs on 10 carries in the Gators’ spring game.

Like Tebow, he’s spending his freshman year as a backup.

And like Tebow, Burton has a strong Christian faith.

“I just want to do whatever I possibly can to get this team to [the SEC Championship game],” Burton told the Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune. “I don’t care if it is washing people’s shoes or carrying water bottles. I am not really trying to prove anything to anyone. I am just going to go out there and try to make plays.””

DawginLex

August 13th, 2010
3:36 pm

Doesn’t matter. He is not Tebow. Tebow was special. Tebow had “it”. He was blessed.

I’m standing by my prediction.

JB

August 13th, 2010
3:36 pm

G8R…………………..Lack of Talent is NOT a problem for the Gators……

Beast from the East

August 13th, 2010
3:37 pm

Gator Mike,
Great post. I think you speak for most of us Gators.

DawginLex,
We all aprreciate your passion for your team. It’s just that when it resorts to name-calling, it doesn’t help your case. Nor any of us that choose to go that route.

JB,
I’d take Hershel as the AD tomorrow if I thought he could do a decidely better job than Foley. But, alas, we all know that is not the case. My point is, who cares where someone went to college. It should have no bearing on their qualifications for a specific job. Did you forget that your beloved Dooley is really an Auburn man?

JB

August 13th, 2010
3:39 pm

And Auburn’s beloved Pat Dye a Georgia man.

G8R GRAD

August 13th, 2010
3:40 pm

JB:

Then, pray tell, . . . . .

Beast from the East

August 13th, 2010
3:40 pm

Anonymous

August 13th, 2010
3:44 pm

Beast,

Which personality would you recruit vs. which would you hire?

JB

August 13th, 2010
3:47 pm

Guys, you’ve ( anonymous will like that) been beating us pretty well for 20 years, so all things Florida are tougher to take, like our friends at Tech feel about us for 8 of 9. They feel good about having Paul Johnson and getting back to winning more against us, and we grab onto anything to even the score some on Florida……at the end of the day, most Dawg fans would tip their hat to what you guys have done lately, but please don’t act with hate ( like Tech) that the tide won’t turn again…. We know YOU don’t want it to, but it might

Beast from the East

August 13th, 2010
3:48 pm

Anonymous,
I’d recruit the one that ran all over us when he played at UGA…LOL!
I’d hire the one that made the decision to leave UGA early….LMOA!!!

DawginLex

August 13th, 2010
4:02 pm

Read these blogs. Name calling is the norm not the exception.

I will try to refrain from responding in kind.

Beast from the East

August 13th, 2010
4:02 pm

JB,
I’m sure UGA will get the upper hand again sooner or later. As a Gator, I obviosuly hope it is much later. I can’t see UF falling back into the days of old. Too much going for them to take a step back that big. So, if UGA ever hopes to dominate the series like they did pre-Spurrier then they’d better bring their “A-game” year-in and year-out. I really don’t think it will ever be that easy to dominate UF again….at least not anytime soon. But, you never know. Look at Notre Dame and Michigan. Who’da thunk it?

Beast from the East

August 13th, 2010
4:04 pm

Tide Rising,
How can I get me one of ‘dem “Mississipi” tickets? I’d love to have it as a keepsake!

JB

August 13th, 2010
4:05 pm

Dawginlex……………wouldn’t it be nice just to discuss Georgia football……I’m as guilty as any because I get caught up attacking the people who attack our school and team…… I’m going to refrain also, and maybe they will go away…..

Beast from the East

August 13th, 2010
4:08 pm

JB and DaginLex,
I agree that it is VERY hard sometimes. Almost impossible. I’ve been guilty of calling someone a loser or an idiot from time to time. But, I’ve tried hard to refrain. I think if we all did, it would be a lot more enjoyable on here. If I could only get everyone to share my opinions then everything would be just rosy……NOT!

DawginLex

August 13th, 2010
4:10 pm

Beast,

I’m still sticking with my prediction……………….

:) :) :)

Gotta go back to work, the fries are burning!!!!!!!!!!!!

JB

August 13th, 2010
4:10 pm

Beast, you are correct….I study recruiting, and you guys are loaded with players who were rated 1,2 or 3 at their position Nationally. Not a few, but like 20 or so……Our problem in Athens lately has been coaching, no doubt about it. Most Georgia people are crazy about Mark, But he has some ’soft’ points. Firing Willie and crew was a year late, but it’s a start. Our talent level is not up with yours, but in the SEC, it’s in the top 3 or 4… Good luck to ya this year….

SEC FAN

August 13th, 2010
4:13 pm

The number one priority for McGarity should be to let Richt know that the status quo for the past several years is unacceptable, especially as it relates to his nine year record against FL and his recent televised failures against Alabama and UT. If he succeeds in doing that he will be off to a good start. One other thing—-no more ten year contracts.

NoGaGator

August 13th, 2010
4:18 pm

JB – There may be some sites that discuss just UGA football but this paper encourages discussion of more than just UGA. I sure wouldn’t learn much about other teams and college football in general if I just discussed only one team.

Maybe you and DawginLex can find such a site.

In the meantime we appreciate the attempt at avoiding future personal attacks by both of you.

Can’t wait for the season to start.

GO GATORS!!!

JB

August 13th, 2010
4:23 pm

NoGa Gator……yes, you are right……..I don’t think being civil will work on this blog…..there are some people who live for it ( Yes, I’m guilty) but I’m done…

DawginLex

August 13th, 2010
4:27 pm

When has any gator other than tampagator tried to discuss anything in a civil manner on these blogs?

All we get is 17 out of 20, red panties, arrests blah blah blah.

Pot meet kettle nogagator.

I’ll be glad to discuss football in a civil manner anytime

Still@theBAR

August 13th, 2010
4:28 pm

Old Dawg in a New house.

Cooper Taylor

August 13th, 2010
4:32 pm

AHHAHAHAHA PLAY BALL

Beast from the East

August 13th, 2010
4:36 pm

DawginLex,
There’s only about 4-5 Gator “fans” that flame the fires. The rest (about 20 of us) are pretty civil for the most part. The vocal minority is always what we remember from our rival fan bases. You wouldn’t want us to lump all of you in with the likes of “Patrick Sulley” would ya? I’m sure most Tech fans cringed about all of those posts from Saint Simons last year, too. Look, we’ve all got our share of smarta$$es, but you just have to at least TRY and get past ‘em. There’s a lot of good ole’ Gators out there!

NoGaGator

August 13th, 2010
4:49 pm

DawginLex -

Feel free to read any of my posts. You may have a difference of opinion – as we all do from time to time – but they’re all civil.

What, thankfully, some of us have been saying is that it’s OK to have a difference of opinion but let’s be civil about it.

Tide Rising

August 13th, 2010
5:02 pm

@bfte,Two week’s after we stomp YOU & THEM!! Is that soon enough for you??!!

World's Largest Outdoor Heisman Party

August 13th, 2010
5:20 pm

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how2fish

August 13th, 2010
5:29 pm

Wow..G8R GRAD, 51Mil, Beast from the East,gatorBrad and Gen Neyland…classy posts gentlemen well done..we will all trade barbs as the season progresses I’m sure but your best wishes for Greg are a great reminder that we can all give each other some grief as fans of opposing schools without always acting as 8th graders..

Gatorbait 17-3

August 13th, 2010
6:11 pm

Congratulations UGA, you have hired a fine man and Greg will be
just an outstanding AD. Please don’t think he will be able to
beat the Gators, only Richt can do that. One other thing, I’m sure he
never lost his Bulldog roots in Gainesville, and he like the rest of UGA
fans has watched in horror the past twenty years in Jacksonville. He has no loyalty to Mark
Richt, and if Richt doesn’t start beating the Gators at least half the time and return
this game to the rivalry of the past, you can wish Richt well in his future coaching
career at some other school. Look folks you got a good man back from the Gators,
and Greg is liable to go get Kirby Smart ASAP. GOOG LUCK GREG!

Sick of G8R GRAD

August 13th, 2010
6:20 pm

G8R GRAD

How many times are you going to post that? Give it a rest, Geeesh!

BILLY JACK

August 13th, 2010
6:50 pm

PERFECT HIRE-NEED TO START BUILDING ANOTHER WING ON THE BUTTS MEHRE FOR ALL THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HARDWARE-HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN.

JB at home

August 13th, 2010
6:51 pm

At home with some Ice Tea……..Good night my Gator, Tech friends……(It’s the new me.)
sleep tight….

jumbeauxtiger

August 13th, 2010
8:03 pm

Congrats to the Dawg nation on a solid hire. A respectable man who is definitely a step up from what you had.

Geaux Tigers
Go SEC

Chuck Uga

August 13th, 2010
9:06 pm

Nice to have him back. I can recall his tennis days with David Dick. Now he gets to witness Georgia over Florida and an SEC East title his first few months on the job. Fun times ahead!

Dick Nixon

August 13th, 2010
9:20 pm

HOPE TO SEE A LOT OF EYE POKING CRYBABIES THIS YEAR

sugarpikegang

August 13th, 2010
10:44 pm

…so what’s in it for Mr. Adams? Stay tuned.

Sven Ottke

August 14th, 2010
12:04 am

An unspeakable human tragedy……….brought on by himself. The protege of Vince Dooley. Need I say more. One cheater begets another cheater. Tony, you are such a home it’s pathetic.

Still@theBAR

August 14th, 2010
12:30 am

Damon if you just waited you could have gone for a pair of Orange & Blue Panties. Leeburn would have paid for you to date a Gator Gymnasts. I am sure Leeburn and Yonclan could have made that happen on the cheap downlow.

James Brown

August 14th, 2010
12:33 am

LOL @ “unspeakable human tragedy”

?

August 14th, 2010
12:35 am

How does Vanderbilt University highly educate their SEC students without an Athletic Director?

south eastern chumps

August 14th, 2010
12:52 am

YES he is the right man for the job alright, he is way too homely for any woman is her right mind to be seen riding around with at night, so that makes him qualified to be the new AD or a sportswriter for the Atlanta Journal Constitution

south eastern chumps

August 14th, 2010
12:54 am

as for dog nation? what dog nation? hahahahahaha

boots

August 14th, 2010
1:03 am

I hate Adams, but he did the right thing here, and I have to give him credit. I’m glad to see Greg back in a red tie instead of a blue or (worse yet) orange one. By the way, Tony, I have to agree with everyone about Evans’ story NOT being a human tragedy. No big deal, but the dude was just a selfish fool, that’s all. Can’t wait for kickoff in 21 days!

Gator Mike

August 14th, 2010
8:38 am

JB, I understand and appreciate your near sighted view on a GATOR never being the AD at UGA. I respect your opinion although I do not support it. Most GATORS would take a UGA Grad as the AD if he was of Jeremy Foley’s caliber and he could deliver annual winning programs.
As a side note, look at UT during the years that Doug Dickey was the AD before they hired the moron they have in Knoxville today. Dickey did a superb job for UT which made the vols proud. Dickey is a GATOR grad and former GATOR football player and GATOR coach. The Gator nation is also proud to call Doug Dickey one of ours.
Look in your own backyard. Vince Dooley was a superb coach and AD at UGA for many years. Everyone in the SEC respects Vince Dooley. One of your oldest and fiercest rivals is the AUBURN Tigers. Where did Vince Dooley come from???

Let the games begin and good luck to all SEC schools.
GoGators!!!

LHardingDawg

August 14th, 2010
9:27 am

Tickets for the Colorado game can be purchased from the ticket office at the University of Colorado. You have to purchase a 3 game set that include Kansas State and Hawaii, but you can turn around and donate those tickets back to the school. Tax deduction!

We all need to get out there and support the Dawgs. Remember it’s better than playing East Tenn State or Georgia State.

FRED

August 14th, 2010
9:55 am

I HOPE AND PRAY HE IS THE RIGHT MAN AND NOT A YES MAN. UGA NEED A MAN TO TURN OUR SPORTS PROGRAM AROUND. WHAT WE NEED MOST IS A YOUNG DYNAMIC FOOTBALL COACH .

J Morris

August 14th, 2010
10:06 am

He’s a good man. We’re sorry to see him leave but, very happy for him and his family.

Jerry

August 14th, 2010
11:17 am

Gator Nation is happy to help the Dawgs. It’s a team issue. Foley has people around him that are quality imdividuals. The individuals form a team that are all on the same page. Meyer and Billy D are pure examples of this. Family is what it is all about. Our Coaches and AD Foley hire based on how the person will fit in with their current staff family, team family and Gator Nation… ( we coined that first by the way )…. and the results speek for themselves. UF is the only university to appear in the NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) National All-Sports top-10 ranking for each of the past 26 years and has captured the SEC All-Sports Trophy 17 of the last 18 years

Riva in Conyers

August 14th, 2010
12:55 pm

Dooley is in the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach.

Dooley is a fraud who should be in the Hall of Shame. Dooley was the planner and overseer of the absurb remedial education scheme at UGA that allowed dummies to play ball for four years without even coming close to earning a degree. Thank goodness that Jan Kemp had the integrity and courage to stand up to Dooley and expose him.

If you’re under the illusion that Vince Dooley is a nice guy, you’re very wrong. He should be run out of town on a rail.

Yelojakt1

August 14th, 2010
12:55 pm

As a Tech man, I would like to congratulate UGA on bringing this fine administrator back home to Athens. I’m sure you’ll see the results in more places than just the football field. Good Luck!

Elrod

August 14th, 2010
1:07 pm

Unspeakable tragedy? The only tragedy is that poor girls parents realizing she was out drunk with that stupid spade. Got what he deserved. Really, what a stupid, stupid commentation of what that clown did to hisself and his school.

Tide Rising

August 14th, 2010
1:37 pm

Post at 5;02 is not my post. I guess my handle got hijacked.

Tide Rising

August 14th, 2010
1:44 pm

Beast of the East,

I saw your comment about Mississippi being spelled wrong on our ticket. I was hoping most people wouldn’t notice it. You better believe that I caught hell last night when I went to my favorite sports bar to watch the Falcons game. I had to hear that crap from UT fans, dawg fans, LSU and FSU fans, even a S. Carolina fan was giving me hell about it. So I will break with the newfound civility of our little blogging community and go ahead and call someone an idiot. That idiot would be the person who didn’t notice the mistake and let it go through. That idiot ought to be fired and cane whipped with 30 lashes.

Still@theBAR

August 14th, 2010
3:00 pm

Why spell Mississipi? Ain’t it just easier to say Ole Miss? Better yet on the ticket it should have had a Burning Cross for one team and a White Hood for the other.

Still@theBAR

August 14th, 2010
3:03 pm

damn I left out one hump back letter. M I crooked letter croocked letter I crooked letter crooked letter I hump back hump back I. That is the old elementary school song we learned to spell Miss I Sip Pee.

G-Dawg

August 14th, 2010
5:02 pm

Who cares about that … you guys see John Brantley’s mustache??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7OvHqDv43M

LHardingDawg

August 14th, 2010
6:21 pm

It’s funny, but not as funny as Florida putting a crocodile on their media guide instead of an alligator a couple of years ago.

Still@theBAR

August 14th, 2010
6:42 pm

LHarding that croc instead of a Gator is almost as funny and the Mutts painting RUSS’ butt white just to be a stand-in for the dead UGA VII.

SuperB

August 14th, 2010
7:54 pm

Hey Gator-man (which in itself is an oxymoron) (look it up Gator.) You came to Athens to get a dyed-in-the-wool Dawg to be your no. 2 man. I’ve known Greg since we both worked for Coach Magill and he will be a great AD. He is a smart but nice man, which is a heckuva lot more than I can say for the lies of Urban and Steve!

Hairy Dawg

August 14th, 2010
10:52 pm

McGs is right man for Dawgs and we start pounding Gaytors now that we stole there magic. Dang right about Oscar Myers and Visor Boy being lyers and trying to gets away with it. Its is time to give Adams some credits for getting McGs and hurting Gaytors. But I still not respecting Adams till he let us recruiting like Bammers with no restrictoins. We got best talented state in GA and no competing for it with good teams. We just need to be goning to sign it to Dawgs to dominates SEC and national.

Dawg Run

August 14th, 2010
10:55 pm

The florida run is over without tebow! Mark it down–the Dawgs will take over the SEC east in 2010 with a big win in Jacksonville. grantham’s 3-4 D is the real deal. Brantley will be miserable the whole game.

Go2Gator

August 15th, 2010
6:20 am

@ Dawg Run, If Brantley is not doing well,Trey Burton will come in and run over your pups! But first,We will see if you can stop our speed… Your boys on D will be on their heels all day!!!

Football Guy

August 15th, 2010
6:35 am

McGarity :

From? The University of Florida!

So dumb dogs

August 15th, 2010
8:07 am

You idiots saying UF wont win anything without Tebow are the biggest morons on the planet and the same people who said UF wouldn’t win without Spurrier, wouldn’t win without Chris Leak, Wouldn’t win without Harvin…You’ll never learn will ya. Get a clue people.

Panty Raid

August 15th, 2010
8:10 am

I heard McGarity’s going to have to get his women to switch from orange and blue panties to red and black! He’s calling Damon for advice on the front seat maneuvers.

Real Story

August 15th, 2010
8:27 am

“Mark it down–the Dawgs will take over the SEC east in 2010 with a big win in Jacksonville”

Funny stuff. You can write this down, type it, mark it, say it, whatever: Florida’s going to blow out Ga again in Jacksonville, for win #18 out of 21! Take it to the bank, book it, bet the house! The run continues in 2010. This florida machine will be better than ever!

WSD

August 15th, 2010
8:56 am

It is truly an “unspeakable human tradgedy>” Damon Evans went from the pinnacle of his career to losing it all in just a few short hours because he thought he was ten feet tall and bullitproof. His pregame public service announcement could never ring more true…”You Drink, You Drive, You Lose!” He has a long road ahead of him in rebuilding his life and I wish him all the best success in doing so! As for the McGarity hire, I am ecstatic! You bring in the number 2 man from what is arguably the best athletic department in the country, who also is a graduate of UGA and former assistant to the legendary and beloved Vince Dooley? UGA will not skip a beat!

Wreckmaniac

August 15th, 2010
11:33 am

How can anyone leave FL for Athens. Its just an outpost. He must be trying to gain some experience so
he can later qualify for a destination school such as Ohio State.

Megan

August 15th, 2010
2:24 pm

McGarity has his work cut out for him. It will be a huge job cleaning up the open sewer that UGA athletics have become.

His immediate goals should be to dismiss Mark Richt and all the players who have been arrested.

That, plus hiring a real football head coach, should bring some quick results.

Call IT

August 15th, 2010
3:14 pm

Great hire,

Even though a Gator fan the guy = CLASS!

Best of luck!

Red Panties brigade

August 15th, 2010
3:21 pm

Megan,

If he dismissed the 42 dawg players who have been arrested since 2007 he wouldn’t be able to field a team. Thuggery will continue to run unabated at UGA.

UGA Leghumpers pass over Magarity for Evans

August 15th, 2010
8:09 pm

the first time, McGarity should had told Adams to suck it the second time around.

I am a dumb georgia fan

August 15th, 2010
8:13 pm

now that we have new ad from fla, will my dawgs beat those powerful fast gators?

Palladin

August 15th, 2010
9:34 pm

This is a critical year for University of Georgia football. It’s sort of like a Groundhog Day (not the movie – the holiday) season. The final result will determine whether a major upheaval occurs with the coaching staff. Florida opens the season as a bigger unknown than they have been since Coach Meyer arrived. Tennessee is at an all-time low, leaving Georgia and South Carolina both a unique opportunity to capture the Eastern Division Title. That doesn’t mean that either of them will, as an unknown Florida team might be just as good as was last year’s team. Still, this season opens with more questions than usual for the SEC East.

The SEC West offers little more clarity. With Alabama retiring 9 defensive starters, they will need to rely on their offense to carry much of the weight — especially early in the season. The loss of the Punter, PK, Holder and Return Specialist leaves a gaping hole of experienced players on the Special Teams squad. LSU has been threatening, but unpredictable lately. Still, I’d give them the edge as the “second seed” in the West, just based on recent history. Arkansas and Auburn should both show improvement on Defense and contend with one another for a very tight “third most likely contender” for the West Crown.

It will be an interesting season in the SEC. There should be opportunities for “dark horses” to arise.

Hairy Dawg

August 16th, 2010
7:42 am

With McGarty we got the money, we got the talents, and we got the Christain coaching. That why Dawgs is ready to dominates SEC for years now that Teablows left the Gaytors. Myers is nervous like losing and now Dawgs beating them like Orange and Blue head stepchilds. Dawgs is class of leagues with talent to winning that why we goning to run as champs for years. No body else can run with Big Dawgs.