Will Adams go for best man or ‘yes’ man?

Greg McGarity (University of Florida)

Greg McGarity (University of Florida)

I’m enjoying the Independence Day holiday, as I hope you are, but I wanted to provide a fresh forum for looking ahead, now that it’s being reported UGA President Michael Adams has asked for and received Damon Evans’ resignation and an announcement will be made Monday.

That’s a good thing. Dragging this tawdry story out would only have further damaged UGA.

One of Evan’s staffers at the UGA Athletic Association apparently will be named the interim athletics director and then the search for a permanent replacement will commence.

As I wrote Saturday, I think the best move would be to hire Greg McGarity, an Athens native who grew up hanging out at the UGA tennis courts, graduated from UGA and spent quite a few years with the UGA Athletic Association. He has been with the University of Florida since 1992 and currently is the senior associate athletics director there.

Whether you think McGarity should have had the job in 2003 or agreed with hiring Evans at the time, UGA couldn’t do better than McGarity now. He has the experience. He knows how a very successful athletics program is run.

Other names of likely candidates are bound to surface. I’ve already seen mention of Dave Hart, the former FSU athletics director who’s now an assistant at Alabama.

But it’s hard to beat McGarity’s UGA bona fides. Whether that will help him or hurt him in the eyes of Adams is the big question.

This will probably be the most important hire Adams makes for some time. There’s been speculation that he’ll be tempted to go with someone he thinks he can control, someone who won’t buck him. Unfortunately, Adams’ past actions probably support that theory.

The spotlight is now on Adams, which apparently is where he likes it. I’m hoping this will be one instance in which he doesn’t disappoint us.

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Dawg House

July 4th, 2010
6:13 pm

LadyDawg88

July 4th, 2010
6:15 pm

Why not Jack Bauerle?

Some Sense

July 4th, 2010
6:19 pm

Mr. (Dr. ?) Adams may miss the opportunity of his professional life if he doesn’t do just this:

Name Coach Dooley Interim Athletic Director, starting Tuesday.
Create a contract for him that lasts one year.
Until such time as he hires a permanent AD, Coach Dooley is it, fully, as in “buck stops here”.
When he hires a permanent AD – next day, next week, next month, next year – Coach Dooley’s contract calls for him to stay on as a “consultant” to the Department.

This wins for e’body:

Adams
Dooley
UGA students and alums
Fans
Athletic Department employees

Jim Doanan as in Doans Pills

July 4th, 2010
6:22 pm

Hire Quincy Carter !

StAugDawg

July 4th, 2010
6:23 pm

Dawg House – that was awesome, thanks for the laugh…

Personally I hope Adams will not let his ego get in the way of the hire, but history says otherwise…

Since Vince

July 4th, 2010
6:30 pm

Jim Doanan as in Doans Pills

July 4th, 2010
6:33 pm

Welcome Back Vince !

82Dawg

July 4th, 2010
6:34 pm

Bill, how long before the board says enough with Adams isn’t this his 3-4 hire that has not worked out?

Dawgs2010

July 4th, 2010
6:36 pm

Everyone is always rough on Mr. Adams. Evans was a good hire up to this point. Too bad…so sad about getting caught with the panties.

Would exactly would a new A.D do different. The head coaches are place. There is no need to replace either CMR of Fox. The new A.D will just be a figure head to smile for pictures.

Personally, I could care less for the money and business aspect. Just win more than you lose and keep it in your pants.

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DawgVoiceofReason

July 4th, 2010
6:56 pm

I feel bad for UGA and for Damon Evans, but this was too big a mistake for him to overcome. Based on his press conference, I do believe his apology was sincere and he seemed to fully recognize the severity of his mistakes. It sounds like the right thing is being done with the resignation, though. It was obvious he didn’t have enough support to continue, and with his role it wouldn’t have made sense for him to stay. I never met him in person, but it was my impression that he did a very good job for the Athletic Association. I sincerely wish him well.

If it looks like it will take a while to hire a new AD, I think Vince Dooley would be the obvious choice for interim AD, if Dr. Adams can work with him. I know Coach Dooley would do whatever was best for UGA, although he might prefer not to return with his son coaching at Tennessee.

bill

July 4th, 2010
6:59 pm

Some Sense makes sense, but agree that McGarity is best choice…but with Adams making the final decision, all bets are off.

pro-uga

July 4th, 2010
7:07 pm

adams, as always, will choose someone who will only go for “my way or the highway.”

collegeballfan

July 4th, 2010
7:08 pm

Bill, I gather from your remarks that you do not like Adams. Why? He has done a remarkable job at UGA. The University has grown to be one of the top academic schools in the SE under his leadership.

Of course, maybe you are only interested in football.

Which brings up a question, are you a UGA grad? If so when?

Dawgdad

July 4th, 2010
7:11 pm

MCGarity has no chance, although he is the best choice by far. If he succeeds like I know he would, it would be embarassing for King Mike, who passed him over the first time. King Mike will not backtrack. It is absolutely positive that he loves the spotlight and will always choose the show horse over the work horse. You guys are right that he should beg Vince to come back for a year giving him time to make a good selection, however he is King Mike, real estate baron and institution maker. Expect him to do something strange just to let everyone know that he is the Man in Charge.

ceph

July 4th, 2010
7:13 pm

He sure as hell doesn’t need to name Dooley as temporary anything. He and Barbara need to stay right where they are( she will probably be in Tenn. most of the time anyway hopefully with Vince) Adam needs to scour the country for the best man available (ala Fox) he doesn’t need to hire anyone who is already imbedded in the good ole boy network in Athens. He needs to bring in someone who is a tough SOB and can look at everything objectively and not be swayed by what is already in place (Richt for example) The coaches at UGA need to know that they either get the job done or they can follow Evans. Too many coaches there are resting on their laurels and that isn’t cutting it . The FANS deserve better than mediocrity!!!!!!!!!!!

It has to be...

July 4th, 2010
7:13 pm

..the black female asst AD – though McGarrity may be the better choice. Adams has to save face – he hired the first SEC AD who was black, now he has to hire the first black female. It is a win win for all, though it will be a wild ride as the Board and the school get used to a female leader – hope her panties are big girl size and not all red!

DAWG 1

July 4th, 2010
7:13 pm

“Some Sense” – excellent thinking! Vince Dooley learned from Joel Eaves, and put the Athletic Department in the financial position it enjoys today. Whether President Adams likes Vince or not is not as important as the quality of the hire. Under the circumstance, I would hope Adams could bury the hatchet with Vince, and if Vince would consider helping out I know he could adapt to Adams within reason. I have worked hundreds of people over the years, and you have to let them do the job. If they can’t, then they have to be replaced.
Should Vince come back, he should be the decision maker until a permanent hire takes place. He knows the job much better than Dr. Adams ever would. This would give Adams and the board time to make the best choice for UGA.
Greg McGarity is an excellent target. I have known him for many years and he is a solid thinker. Other candidates will surface and no rush to hire would be necessary under Vince’s watchful eye and ability.
What say you DAWGS?

DAWG 1

July 4th, 2010
7:18 pm

“Ceph” – I will bet your parents wished you were a positive thinker. Negative thinking is easy. Thoughtful, intelligent reason always works best.

Criticism comes easy for people like you. I would guess you are one insecure individual.

Ringleader

July 4th, 2010
7:28 pm

collegeballfan…………..UGA has not done anything under Adams but split and divide its alumni. He does not even reside in Athens. He has replaced every major department head at the University. He is wanting to destroy tailgating as you know it, his recomendation was to forbid it except for three hours before kickoff, even if kickoff was at 9PM. You need to read over his resume and read up on how he was hired and by whom, and you will see why the gymnastics coach was able to live like she did.

UGA 68, JD
and when did you graduate and with what degree?

mike

July 4th, 2010
7:31 pm

leeburn will make the call …. he runs everything at georgia … uga is a tax shelter for leeburn … adams is a fat wimp .. adams has caused
countless problems for our school … leave our state now ……..

Bill King

July 4th, 2010
7:32 pm

collegeballfan:

I graduated from UGA summa cum laude in 1974. And you?

red handed

July 4th, 2010
7:37 pm

hire mark fuhrmann, courtney’s brother! he’s not a cop anymore. make a great ad!

War Eagle

July 4th, 2010
7:46 pm

Damon Evans has a a history of womanizing. He was warned and slapped on the wrist in 2006, for sexual encounter. The news media slipped it under the rug.

Joe M

July 4th, 2010
7:52 pm

Greg McGarity is a Gator and he need not be considered. Once a Gator always a Gator.

Bill, touche to “collegeballfan”, nice touch. Probably won’t be hearing from him any longer. I’d imagine he’s a jock sniffing liberal like Adams = PATHETIC! And, of course, Adams will disappoint us.

UGA Alum 93

July 4th, 2010
7:55 pm

McGarrity or Hart would be fine. I like McGarrity’s background and I like that Coach Richt has a history with Hart. Allthough I don’t remember a lot of good hires that Hart made @ FSU. Having Bobby Bowden overshadowed many of the sports there.

Put me in coach

July 4th, 2010
8:05 pm

Bill,

What do you think of bringing back Steve Dennis, UGA alum and current AD at Troy??? I know talking to former players they have wanted him for some time…I bet his phone has rung off the hook the last few days…

TXDAWG

July 4th, 2010
8:11 pm

When, O, when will the UGA get rid of Adams? Taking UGA down the tubes.

Grandpa Right (once of Cochran)

July 4th, 2010
8:15 pm

I still advocate Billy Payne as an interim choice, if he is willing, so that we can undertake a national search for the best choice. I don’t care what color Williams is, I’m just not sure a woman doesn’t face a significant disadvabtage at a football-dominated school.

George Costanza

July 4th, 2010
8:23 pm

As I have already stated, I am clearly the best man for the job. I worked in the front office for a world champion.

AltamahaDawg

July 4th, 2010
8:26 pm

Anybody with the good sense to leave the game in Jacksonville.

Whoever it is, I can’t think of a better time to be walking into the job. Capital improvement under way and already financed or paid for. Basketball program poised to improve. Football program seems to be refocused. Baseball fuiure surely has to be better with all the youth. Multiple other sports in great shape.

I don’t like this short list of candidates mentality going on right now though. Nothing against them, but I know there are a dozen good candidates waiting to be googled. This is a top notch job.

B Hope

July 4th, 2010
8:27 pm

No to Hart as he is the one who got FSU in trouble His son Rick would be a good as he is the AD at Chattanooga now and doing an outstanding job.

AltamahaDawg

July 4th, 2010
8:28 pm

Do we really need an interim in July? I would say if they name one, it needs to be somebody who is announced not to be a candidate.

AltamahaDawg

July 4th, 2010
8:37 pm

You guys assume that McGarity was qualified and willing back then, but I find it difficult to believe that in 6 yrs he has not recieved one offer that would have been a step above what he is doing now. Him taking and building a program at a smaller school for a while would have been a much smarter career move than waiting a decade if need be for the AD at Georgia to giggle at a state trooper.

RuSS GATA

July 4th, 2010
8:44 pm

Anybody who is down on Dooley or Richt is half way a Tech fan and full time idiot.

SuperB

July 4th, 2010
9:05 pm

I knew Greg when he was Coach Magill’s manager in 1974. He will make a great AD!

Lew Hege, ‘74

George Costanza

July 4th, 2010
9:09 pm

Body suit man would become an official mascot as well. I mean if Auburn can have about 6 different mascots, we can add another.

layinlow

July 4th, 2010
9:18 pm

Ceph, I’m a loyal DAWG and I totally agree with you’re assessment. Most Uga fans want to live in the past. I don’t think I can stand to here one more “bring Vince Dooley back comment”. Why? He did a lackluster job as AD. He hired ray goff and then had a deal to bring in Glenn mason, only to get left at the alter. Then had to hire Jim Donnan out of desperation. How great was UGA football under Vince Dooley as AD? How about hiring Ron Jirsa to replace Tubby Smith? Any of you Vince Dooley supporters out there want to comment on these coaching hires. Vince was a great football coach but he did a subpar job as AD. I agree with the folks who want to bring in a tough minded outsider.

Paul (You doesn't have to call me Johnson).

July 4th, 2010
9:28 pm

No need blaming Michael Adams for anything. He is merely doing what he is told by the Board of Regents.
It’s all politics with this much money in the UGA Athletic Dept. (Next to Texas, the highest income in the country) and the Board of Regents are very pleased with all the $$$.
Universities are the biggest prostitutes in the Universe.
If the UGA fans want to get rid of the umbrageous Michael Adams they will have to make some changes in the Board of Regents.

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We Drink This State

July 4th, 2010
9:47 pm

It won’t be Dooley. Next hire will be the “conventional” sort. Look for Adams to try to defuse the situation with a big hire. Doubt it will be one of our UGA home-biscuits.

TXDAWG

July 4th, 2010
10:07 pm

I hope you are right, Drink this state.

OolteawhDawg

July 4th, 2010
10:08 pm

Dooley wouldn’t accept the position if offered, since his son is now head football coach at UT. Even if he wanted to, Barbara would kill him if he did.

Adams won’t do what is the best for the University. He will get the person who best feeds his overblown ego.

Delbert D.

July 4th, 2010
10:12 pm

“No need blaming Michael Adams for anything.”

Who is the guy responsible for fund raising? Adams, I would think.

Georgia ranks #125 nationally in endowments at $456 million. That’s 4th in Georgia, behind Emory #16, Georgia Tech #61 and Berry College #101.

Stanford at #3 is the highest ranked FBS school at $12.619 billion.

Roy D. Mercer

July 4th, 2010
10:18 pm

Layinlow – I sure hope they don’t hire you. Coach Dooley built one of the best athletic programs in the nation, if not the overall best. As far as coaching hires. He did hire Tubby Smith and gave it to Jirsa because of loyalty, he deserved a shot. He hired Ray Goff, because he knew Goff was a great recruiter and we new with the Jan Kemp deal numbers were going to be at an all time low. You have to give Goff credit, he brought in some kind of talent. He just never had a Defensive Coordinator. Wayne McDuffie was a heck of an Offensive Coordinator. Dooley also hired Ron Polk who would still be at UGA had Miss. St. not called him back. Other than this year you can’t argue with Coach Perno’s success. He was also one reason we got Hugh Durham and Andy Landers. You ask people across the country what kind of AD he was and you will see what he was thought of nationwide. I going and just stop because you showed your ignorance, maybe Dooley didn’t give you a scholarship.

Sobelsohn

July 4th, 2010
10:23 pm

Steve Orsini – AD at SMU.

Delbert D.

July 4th, 2010
10:24 pm

“If the UGA fans want to get rid of the umbrageous Michael Adams they will have to make some changes in the Board of Regents.”

The Governor, Sonny Perdue appoints the University System of Georgia Regents. Adams and the presidents of the other 3 research universities (Georgia Tech, Georgia State and the Medical College of Georgia) report to the Board of Regents via the Chancellor. The other 31 schools report through lower tiers in the hierarchy.

AltamahaDawg

July 4th, 2010
10:24 pm

Here is what I don’t get about this ego deal. Are you suggesting that a highly successful athletic department would not look good for Adams? So, he is likely to hire somebody that will not be as successful, not make as much money, not bring the University national attention, in an effort to make himself look good? Isn’t that sort of the opposite of what a person trying to look good do?

Wouldn’t whats best for the University, somebody who brings in lots of money to build big structures and hires great coaches that win lots of games, be EXACTLY what woulod feed his overblown ego?

Roy D. Mercer

July 4th, 2010
10:31 pm

Hey Bill why don’t you put my comments on here. You don’t want to hear the truth.

Delbert D.

July 4th, 2010
10:34 pm

Sobelsohn – Orsini would be an interesting choice. Notre Dame tried to hire him in 2008. He was captain of ND’s 1977 national championship team.

Got the info from dallasnews.com.

Virginia Dog

July 4th, 2010
10:42 pm

I am afraid that Damon must go and we need to hire McGarity. Maybe the timing wasn’s right for McGarity when Damon was hired but it definitely is now. Buck up Adams and do the right thing.

Delbert D.

July 4th, 2010
10:42 pm

AltamahaDawg -That and academic rankings, I think. The graduation rate is high (among SEC schools) and improving. Is he *driven* to pass Florida in academics and athletics?

friendofuga

July 4th, 2010
10:45 pm

Pals are pals & Buddies are buddies, but Friends sleep together.
Just sayin!!!

AltamahaDawg

July 4th, 2010
10:47 pm

Seriously, can somebody explain that to me? We all agree that Adams has a big ego. How does that mean he doesn’t want the ADept to thrive?

AltamahaDawg

July 4th, 2010
10:48 pm

Kinda high among big state universities too isnt it?

AltamahaDawg

July 4th, 2010
10:53 pm

My guess would be that watching Machen surpass him in anything does not sit well.

koverdawg

July 4th, 2010
11:10 pm

Adams does what is best for him……just like what he did to Coach Dooley. Damon walked in and axed the senior staff his first day-just like Adams wanted….. UGA prez looks quite bad after some of the choices he made concerning the athletic department. Adams will do what benefits him-not players, coaches, staff and fans…wait and see….

BuckeyeDawg

July 4th, 2010
11:13 pm

I am 40 years old. I spent the entire weekend at home with my family. When I travel, I take care of my business, get a bite to eat, and then go to the motel and go to sleep.
It is called being a grown man and taking actions for your responsibilities. If you don’t do anything that puts you in a suspect situation, then you don’t have to scramble to get out of them. In this case, it cost Damon his career and possibly his family. Sad…

Coach Quincy

July 4th, 2010
11:15 pm

Michael Hitler is the President of the University of Georgia. He should stay out of athletics and run academics. He should only step in when there is a problem, such as the one with Damon Evans. He is the President of the Athletic Board and appoints all the members to that same board. Damon Evans was a puppet on a string for Dr. Hitler. He also makes an occasional trip under the desk of Sonny Purdue, who controls the Board of Regents. Don’t look for Mr. Hitler to go anywhere soon, and also look for him to hire from within so he can have another puppet on a string.

Michael Hitler is, and always will be the UGA Athletic Director.

BuckeyeDawg

July 4th, 2010
11:15 pm

Adams will not hire McGarity just because it makes too much sense.

AltamahaDawg

July 4th, 2010
11:16 pm

OK but how does a failure at AD benefit Adams?

TCH

July 4th, 2010
11:18 pm

I am sick if hearing all the King Vince talk. I do not want him back. Adams has done a great job at UGA like him or not. Everyone always forgets that Vince managed the department during the Herrick days while he did a horrible job looking over their shoulder. I know Adams may have supported or even suggested Jim Herrick for the job, but that did not mean that Dooley did not have the duty to manage the process. Instead he turned a blind eye knowing that all of you Dooley supporters would support him no matter what. Dooley played a power game with Adams and guess what the one with the most power always wins and that would be Adams. Dooley Sucks!!! I am glad Adams got rid of him.

AltamahaDawg

July 4th, 2010
11:25 pm

It would be nice is our fans could talk about this on an adult practical level and leave the theatrics to Nora Roberts.

You do realize that you just credited every good thing that Evans ever did and the running of one of the most profitable Athletic Department in the country to Adams. Since Evans was just a puppet for him.

Delbert D.

July 4th, 2010
11:26 pm

AltamahaDawg –
“Kinda high among big state universities too isnt it?”

I believe so. Checked T. Tucker’s archives back through Feb. and couldn’t find it. Seems like it was 1st or 2nd in SEC. Higher than Georgia Tech’s, anyway.

hind tit

July 4th, 2010
11:27 pm

adams don’t need to hire any body.uga has been in trouble since the day he set foot on georgia red clay.a self centered dictator is what he is. he needs to be put in the road and if the board of regents can’t see this they need to be put in the road to. when dooley was treated the way he was it should have been done then. they should have seen what kind or man they were dealing with then. and to think the ncaa had this man as a finalist to be over all of college sports. what he did to one school would have been done to the whole country.

Bright Idea

July 4th, 2010
11:29 pm

Yes, Adams wants athletics to succeed but he wants even more to totally control the money. Dooley refused to give Adams a blank check and then Leebern found some red panties too and poof! Dooley was gone. The next AD will be just like Evans, an Adams puppet. Lets hope the next AD can manage the situation as well as Evans did. No self respecting, independent thinking athletic administrator will take this job and accept calling Adams every time they need to buy a box of paper clips.

AltamahaDawg

July 4th, 2010
11:35 pm

Enter your comments here

sweet charlotte

July 4th, 2010
11:36 pm

Ok, am I the only one that thinks it’s asinine that UGA is giving Damon even a dime in a settlement?

Delbert D.

July 4th, 2010
11:37 pm

I’m done for tonight. See y’all.

AltamahaDawg

July 4th, 2010
11:43 pm

poof? really? thats what years of folks who have influence, as well as plenty of the average fans saying it was time, his own announcement of retirement in a coupel of years, then a one year extention…… thats poof?

And exactly what is a blank check? for what?

AltamahaDawg

July 4th, 2010
11:50 pm

Charlotte, you would probably need to have sit in one the meeting with the legal and HR guys to call that one.

He also has a wife and kids. Obviously that’s his problem, but I personally still consider them (and him) part of the UGA family.

George Costanza

July 4th, 2010
11:54 pm

However, I will not be joining Coach Richt and the football team for the annual swimming pool field trip. I can’t allow another incident of significant shrinkage.

Hill Dawg

July 4th, 2010
11:55 pm

Greg McGarity worked for and learned under Coach Dan McGill, UGA AD Joel Eaves, UGA AD Vince Dooley and UF AD Jeremy Foley. During the past 30 + years he has worked for two of the most successful athletic deoartments in the nation. He is smart, he has the right experience and he would never embarress the University of Georgia. You would have to be an idiot not to hire him as UGA’s AD. For that reason he may not have a chance!

Hill Dawg

July 4th, 2010
11:58 pm

I see the typos. Its late.

[...] It turns out that the calls will be answered about as quickly as one could reasonably expect as reports indicate that Evans will resign today. While we expect the Georgia administration to select an internal candidate as the token interim [...]

Bama Dawg

July 5th, 2010
12:19 am

I’ll be glad when thisis over.

RED DOG 77

July 5th, 2010
12:20 am

Dawg1………Thanks for your posts, nice to see some thoughtful insight. As for “Ceph” there is always one in every crowd……………….Sweet Charlotte…….Yup, Me? not a penny, and I wouldn’t think you were alone…………As for Adams ? Lets just hope our next Governor is #1 a big-time UGA fan, and #2 he’s alot smarter than Sonny !………Now that shouldn’t be too hard……………………………………..Regards to you Dawg1, best two posts I’ve read in some time, RED

RED DOG 77

July 5th, 2010
12:26 am

Bama Dawg……….I think the fat lady is tuning up her wind pipes as we speak, I agree, but the “BIG” story will be over when the press c is held in the am.

Truth

July 5th, 2010
12:27 am

Adams doesn’t want someone who thinks for themselves but rather will do what he wants. I can’t wait until that Bast@rd goes…

UGAstudent

July 5th, 2010
12:37 am

Agree with Hill dawg…got to be Greg McGarity.

rex

July 5th, 2010
1:31 am

I dont know but I think Adams will hare a YES MAN or (woman) Adams is by far the most politically correct President inthe SEC and he will probably go that rout….but it will be someone he can control…he is a power hungry ego maniac. Hate to see his type in out great conference….having said that, this Gator is still laughing my scaley nuts off at this entire ordeal, but Adams deserves the embarrassment for running the Big Dawg Vince off like he did

Yee Haw

July 5th, 2010
2:28 am

Let’s get us another red panty lovin fool. All us dawg luvers is the same

dagnabit

July 5th, 2010
2:40 am

For Delbert and Altamaha ; everybody in athens is higher than the folks at tech and carries around red panties to boot. Drink- n -drive should be the new bulldawg mascot.

PREZ ADAMS

July 5th, 2010
2:51 am

I HAVE SELECTED DAVE PERNO FROM OUR BASEBALL PROGRAM TO BE THE NEW A.D. HE SAID “NO” AT FIRST BUT FINALLY AQUIESCED TO MY DEMANDS. HE IS DOING IT FOR THE GOOD OF THE INSTITUTION AND FOR THAT GREAT “RED & BLA “- NO MAKE THAT THE GREAT “BETWEEN THE HEDGES” TRADITION AT UGA. MORE ABOUT THIS AT TUESDAY’S PRESS CONFERENCE BUT FOR NOW I’VE GOT TO GET SOME SLEEP.

Bean Counter

July 5th, 2010
3:28 am

Some of you have danced around the perfect pick. It is Suzanne Yoculan. She is a good “yes” person for Adams, a female and the “friend” of Don Leebern who sits on the Board of Regents. It is the perfect pick.

H. Billy

July 5th, 2010
8:16 am

He’ll pick the most politically correct candidate, the woman who an associate AD now. Carla Green.

Gators!

July 5th, 2010
8:27 am

Sounds like you need a Gator to straighten this mess out!

Stephen Brown

July 5th, 2010
8:28 am

Herschel Walker would be good.

kaput

July 5th, 2010
8:43 am

UG would be smart to make a national search and to not just hire someone at the drop of a hat.

Plus, if they limit their choice to UG graduates only, they’re making a mistake. Get the best person for the job, not the best graduate – that’s a silly way to look at it.

[...] Will Michael Adams go for the best man or a yes man? asks AJC Georgia blogger Bill King. [...]

bali smith

July 5th, 2010
9:08 am

maybe the ssearch committee will fire Adams…Damon was his hire

Spike

July 5th, 2010
9:27 am

Bill, nice job putting collegeballfan in his place. Haven’t heard from him since. Love, Spike. UGA BA,1980.

T-Bone

July 5th, 2010
9:36 am

Damon Evans — red panties in his lap, alcohol on his breath, trying to bribe his way out of his mess . . . sounds like typical UGA behavior.

Joey

July 5th, 2010
9:43 am

I really hate this for Evans and for UGA. I don’t think Evans was “Super AD” (that role goes to UF’s Foley) and I don’t know what’s been going on in his dept (he may have been an ogre), but I think he made a good hire in Mark Fox. I also think he was correct in pressuring (I presume) Richt to make a DC change. I also think Mike Bobo is breathing a sigh of relief for now, because of obvious reasons, he would have been the next to be “replaced under pressure” because of a mediocre offense, with NFL-caliber players at nearly every position.

One other thing, these guys sign contracts, pledging to not embarrass their employer (Evans/UGA), so why do they STILL get a “negotiated settlement” when they do exactly what they pledged NOT to do? Why does Evans get to walk away with presumed huge dollars when he broke the contract?

Dr. Phil

July 5th, 2010
9:57 am

Hopefully, Adams days are numbered at UGA. The position he coveted at the NCAA evaporated, and considering his track record at UGA, no other university would hire him. Adams’ protector, Sonny Perdue, will be retiring to his fish farm. However, it is not in Adams’ DNA to hire the best person for the job. Adams will hire another puppet, likely a black female, to demonstrate his commitment to political correctness. Adams has not surrounded himself with talented people. Rather, characters like Adams seek mediocre underlings, of which Evans was a perfect example.

Cuz

July 5th, 2010
10:05 am

Does Joel Eaves have any descendents who can take the job?

MIKE T

July 5th, 2010
10:13 am

Hey Courtney,how about getting something lined up with Paul Johnson.Remember
to wear blue or gold panties.

George Stein

July 5th, 2010
10:15 am

Call me, Damon!

ED SINGLETON

July 5th, 2010
10:17 am

MCGARITY SHOULD HAVE BEEN HIRED OVER DAMON YEARS AGO. ADAMS WANTS PUPPETS. WHY DO WE STILL ALLOW ADAMS TO BE OUR PRESIDENT. WHEN I GET CALLS TO CONTRIBUTE MORE MONEY, I TELL THEM I WILL WHEN ADAMS IS GONE. LET’S FIRE ADAMS AND HIRE MCGARITY!! UGA ALUM 1978

Saint Simons

July 5th, 2010
10:18 am

Louie, Jr.

July 5th, 2010
10:22 am

That’s right Saint Simons, and thUGA is beat that GT azz to a pulp in November, AGAIN! Go home sucker!

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
10:23 am

Sha’Londria Eaves?

xugafan

July 5th, 2010
10:27 am

Congratulations UGA AA you have finally achieved your goal of being #1. There is no way any AA in the SEC can equal or surpass the Damon Evans caper. May the Red Panties/Red Drawers fly for years to come at UGA sports activities.

Vince Dooley

July 5th, 2010
10:28 am

Mr. (Dr. ?) Adams may miss the opportunity of his professional life if he doesn’t do just this:

Name Coach Dooley Interim Athletic Director, starting Tuesday.
Create a contract for him that lasts one year.
Until such time as he hires a permanent AD, Coach Dooley is it, fully, as in “buck stops here”.
When he hires a permanent AD – next day, next week, next month, next year – Coach Dooley’s contract calls for him to stay on as a “consultant” to the Department.

This wins for e’body:

Adams
Dooley
UGA students and alums
Fans
Athletic Department employees

ugaclassof2004

July 5th, 2010
10:28 am

No to Vince Dooley. 1. Because Adams isn’t going to do it., and 2. Because he’s the worst.

To answer your question Bill, the answer is “yes” to it being a ” yes man”.

Dumbo

July 5th, 2010
10:31 am

Saint Simons……..go stand in the middle of the traffic circle on Demere and count cars or something…..as for who Adams will hire…I expect it’ll be someone who’ll make Adams look like a real progressive in the NCAA community, so you can be sure that it won’t be McGarity.

Snoop Dawg

July 5th, 2010
10:32 am

The best choice for next AD is no other than Herschel Walker. Herschel has a fine head for business whose loyalty to the Dawg Nation is unquestionable. He’s also a national household name. Just think about the strategic possiblities Herschel would bring with him to actually catapult our athletic program to top tier where most delusional fans think the program already is…

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
10:34 am

I would think that college boys consider red panties as a badge of honor.

Trust me, that gig is going to be played, dated, and lame about the first time anybody does it, met with the appropriate yawns.

NOTSO FAST

July 5th, 2010
10:36 am

I read that “A” type leaders hire “A” type employees, “B” type leaders hire “C” type employees. We can see what type leader Mr. Adams is.

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
10:38 am

Dumbo, If he truly wanted to think outside of the box and be progressive, he would consider the radical move of hiring the hard working middle aged white guy.

Barbara Dooley

July 5th, 2010
10:41 am

I want to thank all my friends for nominating Vince to come back. He is absolutely driving me crazy and this would give me some daylight. This scheme will work since so many of you wrote comments so quickly after receiving my email. Your checks for $50 will be in the mail in the morning–please check your address at barbaradooley dot com to make sure it is current.
Thanks again, BD

SadDawg

July 5th, 2010
10:44 am

UGA should have hired McGarity the first time around… but because he’s the best man for the job means there’s probably not a chance in hell UGA will hire him…

Want the Best?

July 5th, 2010
10:45 am

Boys, I am disgusted by your shallow minds. Why does the next AD have to have lived in Athens, or gone to UGA, or played on some team back in the seventies? This inbreeding mentality is what keeps us mediocre. The powers need to do a nationwide search for the best AD in the country and offer the guy twice as much as any other AD in the country. That, my friends, will bring us national championships and Heisman trophy winners on a regular basis. Put on your thinking hats, dawggonnit!

Mike Adams

July 5th, 2010
10:56 am

Dirty Dawg

July 5th, 2010
11:09 am

If we ask Vince to come back as an ‘interim’ AD, my bet is that Barbara would insist that a permanent AD be named before football season, otherwise, we’ll be faced with the embarrassing image of the AD’s wife wearing Orange at the Georgia/UT game, and our AD sitting next to her.

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
11:30 am

I agree with looking for the best fit from a national search. But I don’t think that anybody needs to be excluded just because they did have some previous association with Georgia.

McGarity seems like a good man, but I am also interested to see who else is out there that already runs a Department. Maybe at a smaller school that over achieves without the resources of a UF.

It’s also odd to me that a guy who was in the running for the UGA job (or is it just assumed that he was) has passed on what was surely multiple offers in the past 6 yrs to run his own show. Might be a very good answer to that. I’m just saying.

Not sure the AD has the ability to ensure recruiting of future Heisman winner though, or even winning a NC. At best they can make sure the programs have the tools to compete.

Personally I don’t have an issue with somebody who is going to do what the administration wants him to do. The administration has the same goals, money, building, winning teams as the rest of us. I don’t see the conflict. And I have asked several times to get an actual explaination why he would NOT want the ADept to prosper. Lots of platitudes, very little substance. Adam’s ego when it comes to the AD doesnt affect me in the least. I would think if anything he would crave being better than the rest. When he makes decisions that hurt the success of the place, then I judge those on merits. I don’t plan of going camping with the guy.

Dumbo

July 5th, 2010
11:32 am

AltamahaDawg……Adams is still smarting that he wasn’t elected as President of NCAA….he’ll go with Williams to look elistist and proressive to the liberal 2/3’s of NCAA , with expectations that in 4 or 5 yrs he’ll get presidency of NCAA. I agree McGarity is the best choice, but Adams proved with Evans that he’ll play politics over common sense…and don’t forget Leebern is still Adams’s moneybag and I don’t think Leebern & son like McGarity.

Dawgtards ruin this state

July 5th, 2010
12:26 pm

Your choice between a clown and a felon? You are so embarrasing

Dawgtards ruin this state

July 5th, 2010
12:27 pm

Jim Harrick III might be available, atleast Adams is a family friend.

Techtards ruin this state

July 5th, 2010
12:28 pm

a clown and felon such as Dodd? look in the mirror for embarassing or just ask your mom.

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
12:38 pm

I didnt say McGarity was the best choice. Maybe he is, maybe he isnt. But a career #2 guy or actually the assistant to the #2 guy if you consider that #2 Foley hasnt kept his job by disagreing with his prez to prove some point very much I bet, and why would he, they want the same thing, is exactly what some folk call a puppet in here.

Dumbo

July 5th, 2010
12:52 pm

Dawgtards ruin this state….Hey Techie, you better run outside, they’re fixin to tow your moped again from in front of that famous Techie watering hole…Swinging Richards.

layinlow

July 5th, 2010
1:15 pm

2000: UGA President Michael Adams overrules Dooley and fires Donnan. UGA hires Mark Richt to take over as football coach. -This is a timeline of Dooley’s tenure as AD taken from UGA sports.com

To all of my fellow revisionist history UGA fans face the truth. Dooley sucked as AD and he wanted to keep Donnan. This is after hiring Ray Goff and sticking with him 3 or 4 years to long. IT WAS MICHAEL ADAMS WHO WENT AFTER MARK RICHT!!!! Adams flew to Tallahassee with Dooley to interview Richt. Adams was instrumental in bringing coach Richt to UGA. Mark Fox who is looking like he might be the best BB coach ever at UGA was hired under Adams tenure. Adams may very well be an absolute a$$hole but our major sports teams are better since he arrived. And for the life of me I can’t understand why people are in denial about this fact. A lot of UGA fans and money backers wanted Dooley out as AD and I was one of them. Why are so many UGA fans in denial about how mediocre Dooley was as AD?

Bremen Dawg

July 5th, 2010
1:32 pm

Yep, Adams loves yes men.

Dumbo

July 5th, 2010
1:47 pm

layinlow….are you just stupid or what…..Dooley didn’t go behind the AD & AD board and give a raise and extension to Donnan’s contract Adams did….as for Dooley being mediocre on his hires….lets take a look stupid…who hired Haack, Yoculan, Bauerle, Perno, Landers, Diaz, Wallace and a few others (of these I named are 4 NC coaches) it sure wasn’t Adams & Evans!!!!

HBTD1

July 5th, 2010
1:53 pm

layinlow:
I guess that is why our overal standings in the Director’s Cup has been going down hill since 1997. Form top 10 to 20 this year. Good logic there Mr. ‘money backer’. Ha ha ha. You fool!

Dr. Evil

July 5th, 2010
1:59 pm

Altamaha Dog-

“Trust me, that gig is going to be played, dated, and lame about the first time anybody does it, met with the appropriate yawns.”

You really think so?

That gig is going to have a long life, believe me. For sure it’ll surpass end zone celebrations, blackouts, one-finger salutes by Richt and those lovely black Grambling helmets.

I’ve heard the panty waiving will replace the wave at UGA road games.

“look at the panties falling from the sky. look at the panties falling!”

Loren, whatta ya got?

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
2:14 pm

I don’t know if its fair to say that nobody wants to remember how bad Dooley was. As an AD, particularly in his day, he was pretty damn good. Obviously he made some good hires and some not so good. Thats true of anybody. And will be in the future. I thought Robert Sapp was a great hire, and Felton, but just didn’t work out. But it is absolutely fair to say that the history has been re-written concerning his departure. That’s was well on the way with or without Adams. I will never understand why Adams turned an event that was already in place into a PR nightmare though. I also think that Dooley (armed with hindsight), would have played that whole thing out differently if he could go back.

It’s interesting that you bring up the the fans and money backer that wanted Dooley to retire years before he did. I always found it odd that the most vocal of those tended to be the older fellows, which is not what oyu would expect. I wasnt one of them, just for the record. I appreciated the first year extention past his retirement (HE had announced that date 2 years before) but I was thinking when he came back for that second one that it didnt feel right and frankly don’t think he should have asked for it so publically. How do you not know what the answer was going to be at that point?

It’s also very true that the state of Georgia Athletics have not suffered as some claimed it would because of Adams and very well might be in shape to be the best its ever been across the board very soon. It seems to me that an ego-maniac would want the sport program to be the best. Who cares who gets (takes) credit?

It woudl be nice to have a more likable guy running the University though. It seems like there is somebody that I would agree with his actions (and I have have many times) and who was also a proper statesman at such a high level position.

GODawgs

July 5th, 2010
2:19 pm

Best #2 in country…Rob Mullens, University of Kentucky.

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
2:21 pm

Yes, first of all, by the first game, not to mention the “years to come” Damon Evans will be a distant former employee. Secondly, what the hell, that’s your dig at the football team? really? What’s the point? Because some former administrator is the big focus at a football game I suppose. Now had he need retained, or if it were the current , maybe even the past football coach, there ya go.

My point is that when you do something that just comes off lame and doesnt even hit a nerve anymore, you look pretty silly.

But you go right ahead.

layinlow

July 5th, 2010
2:26 pm

I’m in the fan category not a money backer. And if anyone on here wants to debate me on Dooley thats fine. But show some maturity and don’t stoop to name calling when someone opposes your viewpoint because that is juvenile. It shows a lack of intelligence and education.

I guess personally I put more emphasis on the football and basketball teams than others. Those team under Dooley have not fared well. Our football program was top notch after Dooley the coach, whom I have a great deal of repect for, stepped down. However, hring Goff, attempting to hire Glen Mason, and then donnan, our football team went into the abyss for nearl 15 years under Dooley the AD. That is simply undeniable. In those nearly 15 years we didn’t even come close to challenging for an SEC title.

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
2:51 pm

I am also not too concerned about the actions at opposing stadium where they still do the wave. 1985 called, it wants it’s Culture Club cassette tape back.

Dr. Evil

July 5th, 2010
2:56 pm

AltamahaDawg -

Was the end zone celebration lame? Yes. Did it have an effect and hit a nerve? Yes – Georgia has been paying for it since.

Was the blackout lame? Yes. Did it have an effect and hit a nerve? Yes- Goergia had their arse handed to them by Bama.

Was Richt’s one- finger salute lame (still on Youtube)? Yes. Did it have an effect and hit a nerve? Only to the thumpers who thought Richt was morally infallible.

Was the Grambling uniform lame? Yes. Did it have an effect and hit a nerve? Not so much – by this time UF looks forward to the latest silly attempt by Richt.

Remember these were all precipitated by your head coach.

The panty throwing will be done by the fans.

G. Tampa Bedwetter

July 5th, 2010
2:58 pm

I am tired of hearing Vince Dooley. For those of you who don’t remember or can’t read, Dooley was no better than an average coach. Anyone sitting in Athens with the players available in this area, would have done a better job. I am still mad about the Erk Russell deal. When he took the job at Ga Southern, Dooley advised him not to win too often too soon or the fans would expect it every year!
Everyone is saying Hire McGarity. One small problem ………… McGarity is probably not stupid enough to accept the job since it means working for “little Mikey Adamns”

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
3:15 pm

Well that’s red apples and oranges my friend. I personally loved the Endzone dance. the look on the Florida bench (and the final score) was priceless. And I dont exactly see opposing fans doing the “endzone” dance in my face. So not sure what your point is. Nor is that point of shame or embarrassment, just irk gator fans.

Tha Black out was cool, I didn’t like the black helmets, but its not exactly like folks will be bringing Black georgia helmets to the game to taunt me with. How are either one of those insulting? 2-1 with the jerseys, helmet were ugly, we got our asses kicked independant of that. yea, so?

I didnt see the birdy, I don’t care. Are fans shooting birds at us in opposing stadiums that I am not aware of? wow, zinger!

Like I said bring the panties. You will be summarily dismissed. It’s a football game not administation carreer day.

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
3:20 pm

My friend you are not even making your own point, and certainly nothing to do with the topic…………..none of those are fan taunts for insultive purposes? Do you even know remember the point you were trying to make? Or just reaching back in the ol’ grab bag.

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
3:23 pm

G.,Why wouldn’t he work for Micheal Adams?

truth

July 5th, 2010
3:31 pm

Tampa, you are absolutely correct about Dooley the coach. If Walker doesn’t come to UGA then Dooley’s entire career would have been mediocre. I think if UGA fans would take the time to go back and review Dooley’s coaching record they would be shocked. Dooley had 4 seasons where he finished .500 or worse. Hell if Richt goes 8-4 this year most fans would want to run him out of town. Yet his winning percentage is much higher then Dooley’s. In Dooley’s first 16 years at UGA he won 7 games or less 10 times! If Richt were to have one season with 7 wins fans would want him out. Altamaha, maybe that is why some of the oldtimers were the ones who wanted Dooley out as AD.

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
3:40 pm

Because of his record coaching the football team? Really. I didnt get that.
I always thought it was just that he was old school and some felt that the rest of the world was gravitating towards more pure business types.

Dr. Evil

July 5th, 2010
3:57 pm

AltamahaDawg -

To quote you “My point is that when you do something that just comes off lame and doesnt even hit a nerve anymore, you look pretty silly.”

Richt has continually come off lame and it doesn’t hit the nerve anymore. He has looked very silly. Loved reading the AJC about the Grambling helmets after the game last year. UGA fans and AJC sportswriters were really going off on him.

That’s my point.

We’ll see about the panties falling from the sky. You may be right but I very much doubt it. It’s going to happen and it’s going to be hilarious during a UGA loss. Little too early to try to sweep this under the rug and call it yesterday’s news. Fans won’t consider it as such this fall.

truth

July 5th, 2010
4:01 pm

No, just saying that they didn’t have fond memories of him as coach and this may have affected how they felt about him overall. Especially, since he wasn’t a top notch AD. And do you really think if the football program and BB program would have excelled under his leadership that they would have wanted him out because he wasn’t a business type? I certainly don’t.

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
4:42 pm

So because Richt looked lame and his stunts don’t hit a nerve, opposing fans won’t care if that tired old joke does the same? I got it.

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
4:48 pm

No, obviously if they team were prospering the “business type” would not have mattered, I’m just saying that’s why I think some were calculating that they weren’t. He was from a coaching background and they wanted to department run like a business. ie. Business heads fire non-performing coaches quicker than old football coaches would fire thier peers.

Made Famous By Frankie, Charlie & Fran

July 5th, 2010
5:03 pm

Whether Best Man or Yes Man, Georgia needs the right man. McGarity is an alum and has worked for a nationally respected AD for some time now, he should get strong consideration.

Bride of Chucky Knapp

July 5th, 2010
5:05 pm

Adams should give up the presidency so he can focus solely on his new role as Senior Executive Athletics Czar.

WHAT about

July 5th, 2010
5:34 pm

Enter your comments here

WHAT about

July 5th, 2010
5:34 pm

lou holtz is available

just saying

never forget

July 5th, 2010
5:40 pm

CNN was just laughing at the daugs about the red panties. CNN….not just sports talk, dogs.
When NASCAR throws a red flag, things stop. When your “friend” throws red panties, thing are starting to get hotter than a drunk dawg.

J

July 5th, 2010
5:40 pm

Jim Harrick and his son are available

Panties on the ground...

July 5th, 2010
5:41 pm

UGA folks can brag all you want to about beating Tech in football most years, and that’s perfectly fair. What’s also fair is to point out that with a history of Jan Kemp (Vince Dooley days), Jim Harrick, and now Damon Evans, the UGA Athletic Department is truly “The Cesspool of the South,” and is richly deserving of that title. No one outside of Georgia has any respect for your University or your Athletic Department, and that is a fact. It has been said many times: “Tech people are proud of their school, Georgia people are proud of their football team.” What a legacy to be proud of!

UGA fans can now return to your mobile home parks and resume waiting for your unemployment checks.  :-)

Dr. Evil

July 5th, 2010
5:45 pm

AltamahaDawg -

See we now have common ground.

Nice chatting with you. Time to feed Mr. Bigglesworth and get Fat B$t@rd on a diet.

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
6:02 pm

Again I ask: why did we spend millions on hiring census workers, when the tech fans have already conducted a national door-to-door interview of “everybody else” not a Dawg fan? There seems to a dozen or so that have those results.

I tell you what tech fans cannot be proud of. It’s their originality. Now in a world of walking caricatures, they are kings.

Rick S

July 5th, 2010
6:41 pm

Greg McGarity, a University of Georgia graduate, is the logical and best choice for Georgia’s new AD as he is by far the most qualified. He has studied under one of the most successful Athletic Director’s of a championship program at The University of Florida and Michael Adams needs to the make best choice for UGA and without delay hire McGarity to lead the University of Georgia’s Athletic Program out of this scandal left by Damon Evans!

TXDAWG

July 5th, 2010
6:48 pm

Your next AD will be a” yes” man/woman. Adams is a control freak and anyone with dignity will not put up with his BS.

historydawg

July 5th, 2010
7:51 pm

@p. on the ground, are you kidding? is your world that small? uga is a fine school and happens to have a fine athletic department, one full of championship trophies in a variety of sports. who in the world are you quoting (”it has been said many times…”)? You Tech folks can neither read, nor communicate at all. Narrower scholarship (e.g., engineering) certainly does not mean better or more worthwhile scholarship. If you want to continue with trailer park, unemployment, burger-flipping comments, please open your mind to a world much bigger than north avenue. There you may find something closer to reality, one that would be much better if not for ignorance such as yours.

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
8:09 pm

Thats a good point. Said many times by whom? Spend a lot of time rehearsing that one in the mirror? Certainly none of the tech fans that spend countless hours in our blog with no other agenda but to prop up thier football program never said such a thing.

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
8:11 pm

TxDawg, do you think Evans put up with BS? Like what? I’ve never seen where his control freakiness was in direct conflict with operating a good program, have you?

SEC fan

July 5th, 2010
8:19 pm

Rick S -

You belittle McGarity by thinking he’d be that naive to be anywhere near Adams.

Jimmy

July 5th, 2010
9:08 pm

Altamaha,

Don’t worry about the haters. It’s just a matter of time before another Techie gets arrested for selling drugs, another Gator for beaing his woman, (or possessing kiddie porn?), or a Bammer for doing something to get his university put on probation(yet again) that this entire episode w/ Evans will be yesterday’s news.

SEC fan

July 5th, 2010
9:14 pm

Jimmy – As delusional as you may be, this one’s going to be a long time to be “yesterday’s news.”

Jimmy

July 5th, 2010
9:32 pm

No delusion is involved, SEC fan. Once football season begins, this will be yesterday’s news. Now if he were to somehow stay on as AD, or work in the athletic dept in any capacity, you are right, then it would still be talked about.

The ‘Powers that be’ however, quickly took care of said problem.

Dostoyevskiy

July 5th, 2010
10:46 pm

How about Christian LeMay’s father for AD?

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
10:59 pm

I got news for you, the college boys think a pair of red panties is a badge of honor, and I haven’t heard too many grown married men raggin each other about getting caught fooling around or DUIs.

Now 3-point questions on a basketball test, THAT is good stuff. This just doesnt have the makings of a good burn. I think some folks just wish it did. As I said, knock ya’ll selves out. None of us are going to be least bit bothered. (well there is always a somebody in the crowd who is going to get shaking mad and be ashamed to be a bulldog), but for 99.999% of us, this is already water under the bridge.

Now if it were the coach on the field maybe.

And the average sports fan knows this isnt some kind of University wide corruption. Grade fixing or cheating or paying some booster is one thing, That’s the kind of stuff that lingers. THIS is official now the private matter of a very distraught family. It’s not like ESPN is going to be camping out on his lawn next week to ambush his wife, or follow his children to church camp.

This is not even being reported much in the west. USC (actual school involved) kind of dominate that news right now. And all the papers in this region are just running the capsules. The next reports will be that we hired somebody.

AltamahaDawg

July 5th, 2010
11:07 pm

SEC fan, I suppose I could ask you why specifically McGarity wouldn’t want to work for Adams, but that seems to have been a waste of time asking the last dozen folks. Got anything to add to the boiler plate?

Top Dawg

July 5th, 2010
11:29 pm

Adams’ ‘great’ hires… Jim Harrick and Damon Evans. Can we really trust Adams to make the correct decision here? I don’t think so!

RED DOG 77

July 6th, 2010
1:17 am

Yup……….I think I’ll finally get the nerve to hire that airplane to tote a “fire Michael Adams” banner over Sanford stadium this fall………….If………..I see a whole boat load of “fire Michael Adams” t-shirts around the stadium say, for the first 2 games of the year………….BULLDOG NATION you are on…………GO DOGS………SIC’ ‘EM WOOF………WOOF………WOOF !!!!!!!!!!

meow

July 6th, 2010
3:16 am

I’m just disappointed that the chick he was with was ugly.
Good job Dawgs.

Kyle

July 6th, 2010
3:55 am

Adams will ONLY allow a Yes Person!!!! He has, in his tenure, been consistent about that.

williamuga1

July 6th, 2010
6:37 am

Ed makes too much sense. Adams is nothing more than an egomaniac and will not hire anyone that he thinks he can’t control. Adams should have been gone several years ago but apparently he received support from the Board of Regents which is nothing more than a rubber stamp for anything that Don Leebern wants. As much as I love UGA I hold it’s president in utter contempt.

hop

July 6th, 2010
6:52 am

damon and harrick, that says it all about the success of dr.adams!

political correctness is his goal and it will be his mission in filing this opening!
also, mark richt was not hired by adams,but my vince dooley, how soon some have forgotten !

BobDawg

July 6th, 2010
7:16 am

…. Joe M. and others… I went to school with Greg McGarrity and is just a tremendous person and was the hardest working guy in school (could string a mean tennis racquet!) while holding down several jobs…
……. HIRE HIM NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

SickandTired

July 6th, 2010
7:20 am

Why is it that Georgia fans place blame for the football shortcomings and disappointment on everyone but the head football coach. Michael Adams is blamed for being a President that wants an athletic director that he controls? Hello? By definition he’s the President. By definition he hires people that he wants. Wow! What a concept. What he needs to do is hire an athletic director that will hold Mark Richts feet to the fire. Actually make his justify a National Championship salary by winning or at least competing for a National Championship. Instead the fan base will criticize the athletic director, the President, the current mascot, Jim Donnan, Ray Goff and my alltime favorite Jan Kemp. She’s still the root of all evil isn’t she?

SEC fan

July 6th, 2010
7:27 am

AltamahaDawg -

I believe McGarity knows all to well Adams’ makeup as well as some of the other dealings in Athens – Leeburn/Yoculan’s interference, inept Bd of Regents that lets unethical/immoral behavior go unchecked, etc.

SEC fan

July 6th, 2010
7:55 am

AltamahaDawg -

Did you read the Boston Globe article on Adams when he was trying to get the head NCAA job?

I wouldn’t want to be in the culture that has evolved under him.

blah blah

July 6th, 2010
9:04 am

you are a fool

Will

July 6th, 2010
9:27 am

Don’t worry about a new AD until Adams is fired as well!!!!!!!

AltamahaDawg

July 6th, 2010
9:36 am

The Bd of Regents lets immoral behavior go unchecked? really? surely you cannot mean simply the case of a man living with a woman whom he on record intends to marry if is long estraged ex-wife, who for whatever reasons will not grant him a legal divorce and is an active participant in the arrangment? That’s rampant uncheck unethical behavior in a run away culture of immorality? Oh my! What else?

Mark Richt works for him. Mark Fox works for him. PLENTY of highly moral and honorable folks work for him. How odd.

If McGarity is serious about running an athletic department at a high profile school, especially one he has connection to, and one that is highly successful he woud put on his big boy undies and take the job, I assure you, despite the Boston Globe expose’.

GeorgiaBoy

July 6th, 2010
10:19 am

Does this mean that instead of a “Balckout” for this years’s football games UGA will cal for a “Red Panties-out?”

cindy

July 6th, 2010
10:50 am

I want progress. No more Affermative Action!!!!!!!!!!

Steve Vickery

July 6th, 2010
10:56 am

Will UGA be politically correct or choose the best person based on character, experience and merit without regard to race or gender. Careful by liberal friends, that’s a double edge sword. We reap what we sow.

Dumb Dawgz

July 6th, 2010
11:21 am

good thing he got arrested, tradition must hold

Terza

July 6th, 2010
11:25 am

“Backup cornerback Jordan Love was arrested by UGA police and booked into the jail at 11:35 p.m. He was released on $5,000 bond at 1:03 a.m.”

That’s #40 in three years if you’re keeping score. No other school even comes close to having this many thugs and felons in its athletic program.

And I’ll bet you’re all sooooo proud of these goons of yours.

RED PANTIES FOREVER!!!

Marcus

July 6th, 2010
11:27 am

Red panties are falling from the sky!

Barney in Mableton

July 6th, 2010
11:33 am

Blame the football arrests on Richt, he’s the one responsible for them. Michael Adams needs to walk out the door wirg Evans, but Richt needs to be right behind them. It’s no loss – Richt will never win another SEC championship, so why is he still there.

It’s time for a thorough housecleaning in Athens.

athdog

July 6th, 2010
11:40 am

McGarrity was a Dooley hire, Adams will never hire him.

dawg daze

July 6th, 2010
11:49 am

came early this year…11:00 to 12:00…bad hour for dogs.

Dawg H8R

July 6th, 2010
11:51 am

I love UGA. Seems to be only way I can post
with bill king.

ugaclassof2004

July 6th, 2010
11:55 am

On Vince Dooley:

If I had to give Dooley a letter grade as AD, it would be a B-. Women’s sports and some of UGA’s second tier sports like Men’s and Women’s basketball and baseball did well during Dooley’s tenure. Some of Dooley’s internal hires were also solid. But the football program, which is the programs flagship sport;was subpar during the vast majority of Dooley’s tenure. He wanted to keep Jim Donnan a year longer than he should have, when like Willie Martinez it was more than obvious that Donnan wasn’t cutting it. And the Jim Harrick situation was just poorly handled by Dooley and Adams.

All that being said: I blame both Dooley and Adams for the way Dooley left. I blame Adams, because he could have saved himself a lot of trouble and just signed Dooley to a 2 year contract extension. Dooley, whether you like him or not( mark me in the ” do not like” category), was not a terrible AD. And to the UGA faithful he’s a legend. And you don’t fire legends. As long as they are doing a decent job, you let them stay as long as they like. Adams should have just given Dooley a 2 year extension and then have Damon as the AD in waiting. As long as Dooley is doing a decent job, why get rid of him just because you can? What’s the big rush? And Dooley, for his part, should have seen that the President was moving in a new direction and that direction didn’t include him. He could have spared himself the martyr role and retired, but his ego wouldn’t allow it. The lesson Dooley should have learned from all of this: don’t stay where you are not wanted, because you’ll be forced out sooner rather than later.

Hmmmm

July 6th, 2010
12:23 pm

Techtards ruin this state,

Just ask your boss’s boss what school he went to? Guarantee you it wasn’t thUGA. That is, unless you’re a Chicken Farmer or Insurance Salesman.

How2fish

July 6th, 2010
12:44 pm

Barney in Mableton I have to admit your post made me laugh. athdog I fear you maybe right!

CMill

July 6th, 2010
1:10 pm

I hope to God that Adams is not forced out, if he is we’ll end up with Sonny Perdue as President of The University.

And all academic gains over the past 10+ years will be lost.

GaCracker

July 6th, 2010
1:13 pm

I’d like to see the the faculity again call for Adam’s resignation, and the Board of Regents to act on. He hired Jim Harrick, asked Dooley to force Harrick’s resignation, forced Vince Dooley’s retirement as A.D., and hired Evans. I’d love to send him packing also! His choices and arrogance STINK!!!!

SouthGaDawg

July 6th, 2010
1:57 pm

I don’t mean to get off the topic of this article, but since the AJC wants to shut down the ability to comment on the Jordan Love arrest article, I suppose the AJC is trying to suppress our right to free speech. Here I thought all along it was just the Government that was trying to do that. Just to say real quick. What kind of bone head officer on an ego trip arrests a guy for not giving his middle name to an officer? You have his first and last and probably social security number, what more do you need? His time of birth, his birth weight? Geeze, what a sorry pile of crap that officer was.

Dawgtards ruin this state

July 6th, 2010
2:12 pm

Who wants to be AD when the NCAA is knocking on your door. UGA has a long history of cheating. The NCAA is bringing the DEATH PENALTY. Student Athletes need to RUN from Athens.

OldDawg

July 6th, 2010
2:20 pm

PLEASE, PLEASE NO!!!!!!!!

NOT OPPOSING FANS WAIVING RED PANTIES AT THE GAME!
That’s it..may as well mail it in and forfeit all the games this year! Simply NO WAY we beat anyone if their fans are waiving red panties….just not possible!!!

If UGA does play I may not go to a game this year….waiving red panties? I’M SKEEERED!!!!!

And for the techies….if any of those ugly arse fat girls you see in the student section on TV get into the red panty thing….PLEASE have them waive them and NOT wear them!!

FLADAWG

July 6th, 2010
2:50 pm

Adams will pick someone he can control. Sad but true! I’ve always said and I still say “ADAMS NEEDS TO GO”!!!!!

Rest of the SEC

July 6th, 2010
2:59 pm

Oldawg,

The rest of the sec will be waving red panties as a show of disrespect since the UGA program has fallen into such a sad state of affairs.

Lets see: After the latest debacle with Damon Evans yet another UGA player gets arrested for refusing to give the police his full name. Is it remotely possible for UGA to go 1 or 2 straight months without a player getting arrested? Do they not teach players the most basic things when questioned by the police such as yes sir, no sir, cooperate, give your full name, etc.? Just how dumb can your players be to get arrested over and over and over and over and over?

And how is it that your saint of a coach leads the sec with 30 plus player arrests over the past 3 years? No one else is even close to UGA.

You guys run a dirty, filthy, renegade thug program similar to FSU in the 90s and Miami in the 80s. The only difference is that those programs whupped people’s azzes on the field and won championships. You guys can’t even beat Kentucky.

NCAA COPS

July 6th, 2010
3:06 pm

Dogtards ruin this state,

You are a little bit harsh on the dawgs. They will not be getting the ncaa hammer anytime soon. They are too busy getting hammered with the police to deal with the ncaa cops also. But in their history the dawgs certainly have their issues.

According to the NCAA infractions cases database the dawgs are tied for 4th alltime with a host of other programs with 6 major cases. AU leads the sec, UGA is tied for 2nd along with Kentucky, and Mississippi is 4th with 5 major infractions cases.

CHEATING HALL OF FAME THE TOP 29 NCAA DIVISION I TEAMS IN TERMS OF ALL-TIME MAJOR INFRACTIONS CASES.

Source is NCAA.ORG (ncaa legistlative database of major infractions cases)

1. Arizon state 8
2. SMU 8
3. Auburn, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Whichita State, and Wisconsin all with 7 each.
4. Cal, FSU, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Memphis, and UCLA with 6 major cases each.
5. Baylor, Cincy, Colorado, Miami, Fla., Mich. State, Miss state, NC State, Texas-Pan American, USC, UTEP, Washington, and West Virginia all with 5 major infractions cases each.

lawzoo

July 6th, 2010
4:07 pm

I doubt that ga. can get him but three words:Terry Don Phillips.
Clemson’s present A.D. It will take much more than the pittance Damon Evans was being paid but If ga. can pull it off.

Terry Don Phillips—No Red Panties for This Guy !

UGASlobberknocker

July 6th, 2010
7:34 pm

You can count on Adams to pick someone who will lick his boots..so we prob will end up with a no name who will just be happy to get the job and kiss the bosses butt.

Isnt it about time for Adams to retire or move on?..how much longer musy we tolerate that arrogant imperious a$$hole. I wish it had been caught in the car..that would have been sweet.

Greensboro, GA

July 6th, 2010
7:57 pm

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ryan

July 6th, 2010
7:59 pm

Well if Adams chooses a yes man he can kiss his job good buy to. Then in comes Billy Pain to clean house .

Georgia State Patrol

July 7th, 2010
5:28 pm

WE RUN THIS STATE!!!!!!

AD is simply a fund raiser, ribbon cutter spot

July 8th, 2010
11:27 am

UGA needs to get an administrator. He/she needs to have a sports background, preferably in a MAJOR sport, like basketball of football. It would be very nice IF Adams finds a name branded person.

Why not hire the UT Lady Vols basketball coach? She is a leader, she is a well known person and she has achieved success at the very highest levels as a coach. She also would possibly light a fire under Andy Landers and get the entire basketball program going. She and CMF would get along nicely and Landers might quit. We need far more empasis on lesser sports like basketball in order to be a truly well rounded institution.

She can glad hand, raise money, cut ribbons and inspire any audience. She would be a great candidate.

Go Dogs.
UGA, class of 71 & 73

longtimedawgfan

July 9th, 2010
12:23 pm

“someone he thinks he can control, someone who won’t buck him. Unfortunately, Adams’ past actions probably support that theory”… as long as Adams is President, that person “will be” a person he can control…the Ath Assoc. has zero power…when all is said and done, he will choose Crumbley