If Mike Adams goes to NCAA, what is his UGA legacy?

Michael Adams has had a stormy tenure as president of UGA. His public battles with UGA coaching legend Vince Dooley have not endeared him to the Bulldog nation.

But UGA has seen its academic standing and its national reputation rise during Adams’ time, a fact that his critics prefer to attribute to the HOPE Scholarship than to his leadership or vision.

Now, with Adams on the short list to head the NCAA, it seems a good time to ask how he would be remembered as UGA’s president and what his legacy will be if he does leave. (See AJC story on the NCAA job.)

A consumate politician, Adams managed to keep on good terms with the Gold Dome, despite tensions with UGA alums

How will UGA history remember Michael Adams?

14 comments Add your comment


September 17th, 2009
11:11 pm

Someone who I wished left before now.


September 18th, 2009
12:27 am

Hitler comes to mind.


September 18th, 2009
1:24 am



September 18th, 2009
2:49 am

As the most arrogant,power hungry,annal,jerk. Hope you are ready to retire.


September 18th, 2009
6:32 am

Maybe he believes his job is make the school a great institute of higher learning and to create great leaders for Ga and the world. What a fool, doesn’t he know I want my tax money to go to building a bigger hall to hold trophies won by spoiled athletes.


September 18th, 2009
6:40 am

He’ll be remembered as the Beavis and Butthead wannabe who ran off Vince Dooley. Hasta La Vista Loser Adams. Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.


September 18th, 2009
10:01 am

As a student, I remember him for his arrogance. When auditors were called in because of his financial cheating/mismanagement. When he compared himself to a Fortune 500 CEO. Never giving HOPE credit for what it truly did for the school. Hiring Jim Harrick because he was a friend and approving Tony Cole to come to school. He just never endeared himself to the students or alumni.
He did do a good job of self promoting himself and the school. I will give him credit for that.


September 18th, 2009
10:04 am

How will UGA history remember Michael Adams?
Not well.

Dunwoody Mom

September 18th, 2009
10:25 am

The Hope Scholarship is responsible for the “growth” at UGA – not Michael Adams, though he loves to take credit for it.


September 18th, 2009
10:45 am

Adams is a good guy. As a leader of the university, he kept the riffraff from being able to tailgate anywhere on campus. Doesn’t matter what you want to do at UGA, it will cost fifty dollars, bringing money to the school. His background will show you he’s all about that bottom line. Dr. Adams, if you leave, the UGA wallets will be just a little flatter. If you decide to stay, hotdawg!! After all, how much money did Vince Dooley ever generate?


September 18th, 2009
12:56 pm

What a great day it will be when a new UGA president is announced – here’s hoping the NCAA offers him the job and he accepts

Thankful for one thing about the dude

September 18th, 2009
8:44 pm

With his arrogance and self-importance he did Grady College a huge favor. His dislike for those who spoke against him was only little less creepy than the Journalism dean J. Soloski. At least he demoted that freaky man.


September 19th, 2009
9:58 am

Pompous, egocentric and self-serving.

Pee Cup Jones

September 19th, 2009
11:35 am

“Fooootball has been very very good to me”