Is cutting off contributions the right way for disgruntled UGA fans to protest?

Greg McGarity noted that contributions don't just support the football program at UGA. (University of Georgia)

Greg McGarity noted that contributions don't just support the football program at UGA. (University of Georgia)

After last week’s bowl game disaster, I mentioned to my wife that for those young Dogs fans who haven’t been able to afford the “buy-in” level of contribution to get season tickets, this might be the year to make the move. It seemed likely there would be more nonrenewals of season tickets than usual and the cut-off point probably will continue dropping, as it has the past couple of seasons.

You’ll recall that when everyone was all excited about Georgia being a preseason No. 1, the annual cut-off level of cumulative Hartman Fund/Bulldog Club donations necessary to become a first-time UGA football season ticket holder soared from $1,991 in 2007 to a ridiculous $10,651 for 2008. The next year, however, it dropped off to $4,205, and last year to $1,550.

It’s a good bet that figure will drop even more this year, especially considering the way athletic director Greg McGarity was talking Thursday.

In reporting that fan feedback after the poor showing in the bowl has been about 50/50, McGarity noted that “You’ve got a certain faction of fans out there that are disappointed and if they don’t have change, then they’re going to drop out of the program.”

McGarity made the pitch for such folks to reconsider. “People are going to have to make decisions on do they want to hang in there with us or do they choose to do otherwise? But the way I look at it is that individuals and people that support our program, it’s really supporting our program. I know they’re frustrated with football right now but what is so important is the contributions go into funding every sport that we sponsor. So, in essence if you have some that are pulling out of the program … then they’re basically pulling out of making a contribution that helps us in every facet of our operation.”

McGarity added, “I understand it. I do understand the frustration, and the only thing we can do is to say we’re working as hard as we can to turn this ship around and after we get it going, then I think you’ll see a lot different reaction.”

Now, I’m about certainly not happy with Mark Richt and the Georgia football program right now, but I wouldn’t even consider dropping my season tickets in protest. I’ll admit I blanched a few years ago when my minimum required contribution to keep the seats I’ve had since 1975 doubled, but I never seriously considered giving them up.

At the time a friend in the same situation pondered dropping out of the Bulldog Club and simply buying tickets from scalpers on game day, figuring he could still save money even paying a big mark-up over face value. In the end, though, he renewed his season tickets as well.

And here’s the key difference: If he had dropped out and gone the scalper route, he still would have seen the games, but he wouldn’t have been supporting the athletic program with scholarship money. Which would hurt the basketball and baseball and gymnastics and other athletic programs at UGA, as McGarity pointed out.

So here’s my question to my fellow UGA football season ticket holders: Are you considering dropping your tickets for the coming season. If so, why? And you younger fans who’ve been wanting to get season tickets: Will you be put off by the declining fortunes of Richt’s Dogs, or do you see this as a golden opportunity?

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January 7th, 2011
9:10 pm

I went to every game in the Richt era … until the Liberty Bowl. I decided that it was time to register my protest & i did not buy tickets or make the trip …. & I AM GLAD I DID NOT WASTE MY MONEY OR TIME!! I plan on doing the same with my contribution in Feb. Have had 4 tickets for almost 20 years, but am considering reducing it to 2 & giving serious consideration to reducing it to 0.

there are huge problems in Athens. It starts at the top & quickly rolls downhill. You are what your record says you are & UGA is a way below average program that will continue to spiral downward with the current coach in charge.

Find & listen to Fran Tarkenton on 680 The Fan Friday morning. He gave an excellent analysis of the UGA Football program. Major problems & it starts with Richt. The guy has been the head coach for 10 years & he is excited to be relieved of some duties that will allow him to get more involved … WHAT THE HELL HAS E BEN DOING? tarkenton made an excellent point in asking the religion of Saban, Chizic, Cip Kelly, Jim Tressel, Les Miles, etc… Nobody knew & nobody cares. They are hired to be football coaches, not preachers!!

Lastly, all the delusional UGA Football fans who think things are gonna get better – the team is losing its best offensive & defensive players. 6 wins will be a great season in 2011 …. & we will lose another year of getting the right leader in here. And for all you Kirby Smart hacks, winning 24 – 0 at home vs your biggest rival & your defense cant hold the lead …. sounds like the perfect man for the job at UGH!

Say what you want or Make Excuses

January 7th, 2011
9:26 pm

Just being reported, Stanford in talks with Petersen, Miles to Michigan, and too many folks on here ask the dumb “Who are we going to hire?” Look around the qualified guys are abundant.

Richtard Simmons

January 7th, 2011
9:28 pm

You people calling yourselfs “real fans” are the problem. You are the ones hurting the players and the team.
they deserve the best of coaches available to coach them up and make them better. They certainly haven’t gotten that the last 3 years. Iv’e asked many times for someone to give me real facts of why they think we will be better next year after we loose green, durham, houston, boykin,gamble, dent, and 2 offensive lineman. You are delusional if you think we will be better. Face it there is no more of a dream team coming than we have finished the drill the last 3 years. So you self proclaimed feal fans quit hurting my team and players and give us a chance to get better.

Ed (The Original)

January 7th, 2011
9:42 pm

“Fire Richt now and hire who?”

How about any decent assistant coach in the country, DawginLex. There are dozens that would be mediocre for less money than what Richt is earning, and if we’re lucky we’ll hire the next great young coach. Other schools seem to have no problem landing coaching talent, why do you believe Georgia has no choice but to watch discipline, motivation, and results continue to slide under Richt as they have since ‘06?


January 7th, 2011
9:46 pm

Coach has nothing to do with it. Dawg Period !


January 7th, 2011
10:14 pm

Vince Dooley didn’t make $2.5 milion per year either like Richt does. Cut Richt’s pay to $500,000 next year and I’m cool with him staying. But going 6-7 making $2.5 million is absurd.


January 7th, 2011
10:31 pm

Bill………Anyone who goes back several headlines you’ve written would be inclined to believe it would be a good idea to stop all contributions !………You are starting to sound more like the “hype” writers at the AJC rather than a good ‘ol BULLDOG. Bill I have respected your columns for some time now, but you have lost me, and have alot of work to do, to win me and the “The Real” BULLDOG fan back……………Good luck Bill. you’ll need it………Regards, RED

Delbert D.

January 7th, 2011
10:45 pm

Pete Carroll gets more of Jim Harbaugh from now on:

“Harbaugh will face his collegiate nemesis, Seattle’s Pete Carroll, twice a year. In Carroll’s last game with Southern California against Stanford in 2009, Harbaugh kept his team scoring despite the lopsided outcome. After the Cardinal went for a 2-point conversion late in the 55-21 game, the two head coaches met at the 50-yard line to shake hands. Carroll asked Harbaugh, “What’s your deal?”

NYTimes, today

P. Bull Terrier

January 7th, 2011
10:56 pm

Has anyone else noticed that this topic has brought out more intelligent comments and fewer childish insults from fans of other schools than any AJC blog in the last couple of years? Even a majority of those claiming they won’t renew their tickets this year are posting reasonable arguements for their position, instead of the typical “red panties” junk you have to wade through on most blogs. Is there a big Dungeons and Dragons tournament going on in Atlanta this weekend, or something?

A few people on both sides of the debate who claim they are going to either renew or cancel their long held season tickets don’t seem to have a clue about how the priority system works or what kind of donation is required each year to renew season tickets. Obviously you can’t judge much by what people claim in blogs, but the feeling I get is that most season ticket holders are going to renew this year even if they aren’t Mark Richt fans anymore. Judging from the other blogs, I was starting to think I might be sitting on the 50 yard line next season because of all the non-renewals.

The Boise State game will be an interesting test of season ticket holder loyalty. I’m betting that quite a few donors/season ticket holders will be left empty handed after the people at the top of the points list buy up all of the tickets so they can sell them on e-bay. A great season in 2011 might be enough to pacify the anger of those who are excluded from that “home” game, but the insult of a mediocre (or worse) season following the injury of being left out of the “home” game crowd may be too much for a lot of people. I may be one of them.


January 7th, 2011
10:59 pm

I’ve been a dawg fan all my life; that won’t change. I’ve been a season ticket holder for 10 years. 2010 was the first time I haven’t been to a game in Athens since 1975 and it had nothing to do with the coaching staff, the team, nor the cost associated with 4 season tickets….I just can’t stand being around all of you idot “fans”.
Go Dawgs.


January 7th, 2011
11:11 pm

Anyone who gives up the tickets because the football team is doing poorly, should be ashamed to even call themselves fans. Fair weather fans are what they are. This is GEORGIA BULLDOG FOOTBALL, WE BLEED RED AND BLACK FOREVER. Good or bad, they are still our team, and i support them no matter, win or lose.


January 7th, 2011
11:17 pm

I have been screaming to all that will listen that Mark Wretch is clueless! Mike Dodo doing a wonderful job? Six points in bowl game. Is that wonderful to you? Anyone? No need for me to scream that the reverand is out of touch with Bulldog Nation. His comments sadly speak for themselves! More disaster in a few short months. Guaranteed! My donations to UGA? Checkbook lost. Sorry. Maybe when new coach who WANTS to succeed is hired it will turn up! Offensive line DID quit in bowl game. CANNOT BLAME THEM AFTER FG SERVED AS VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE FROM HEAD COACH! STENDEK

James K. Polk

January 7th, 2011
11:56 pm

I love it when you people say someone is a “fair weather fan”. We haven’t won a title in over 30 years now, any fair weathered fans have long since departed. We are horrible because our fans allow it. Would Richt still be around at Bama, LSU, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, or Ohio State? Of course not… Which is why those programs play for, and win, titles. In fact, Richt would have already been fired at Maryland. Most of our fans just want a few 10 win seasons and some Outback Bowl titles. Not me. I want the crystal football, which Richt will never have the onions to win. Fair weathered? Give me a break! Fans get the football program that they desire 100% of the time, which is why we are awful, and why Richt doesn’t care…because he is not made to care like he would at Bama.


January 8th, 2011
12:51 am

James K. Polk-ditto to that?


January 8th, 2011
1:03 am

James K Polk
I have got to agree with you on a lot of what you said. I don’t think these fans are fair weather fans especially the alumni. The name of the game is wins and UGA has got to decide if they are content with losing 4 to 6 games a year or do they want to be labeled as a top tier team meaning top 10. Either way I will support the decision but it sure does feel better when you win.
The tie breaker is going to be McGarity because


January 8th, 2011
1:08 am

What other suggestions do you have besides cutting off contributions and not paying for crappy HOME games we LOSE anyway against nobody teams to get the POINT across to the that 9-4 this 2010 season would have been # 32 in the nation won/lost (We are 3 full games WORSE than that.) 2009, by the way, # 32 is where a 9-4 UGA would have finished last year too in 2009 (We were WORSE than that too.) We are # 60 over the last 2 years and # 69 this season.

2008 was the season all our players were arrested the very night we were # 1 in every poll. 18 went out on the town and got beat up, went to the bathroom on the public streets and beat up a hospital that night, followed by 3 games vs good teams 2008 giving up 29, 42 and 31 consecutive points in the 3 losses handing the football to Knowshon Moreno an avg of 17 carries each game.

I think it sounds like a great idea every time I read yet another is doing just this.


January 8th, 2011
1:11 am

to finish
McGarity did not come to UGA to settle for second best. I have a feeling he is a doer and now that he has made AD he will get credit for what happens here on out and I have a feeling CMR and his coaches will know their fate as early as the end of the SC game if we are 0-2 to start the year. CMR and Bobo will not impress anyone by scoring 50 point on teams rank number 75 to 100 and losing to every school ranked in the top 40. McGarity will do what it takes to reunite a very proud fan base.


January 8th, 2011
1:14 am


“Good or bad, they are still our team, and i support them no matter, win or lose.”

Then, go by God to South Carolina where you will fit in perfectly. Here you are a huge big part of the damn problem around here.


January 8th, 2011
1:19 am

Greg McGarity I have ZERO -0- confidence in.

I did not want him hired in the 1st place.

He has never coached tiddly winks.

And, our coaches report to him ?

Nice. Really nice.

This FOOTBALL SEASON of 7-LOSSES is Greg McGarity’s 1st full football season.


He has allowed them to do NOTHING this off-season.

He has allowed Mark Richt to keep his sorry “coaching staff” when no recruit will come here play for them.

Greg McGarity has allowed 12 Georgia Bulldogs football players to be arrested on criminal charges and has been there for every 1 of the 17 SUSPENSIONS of UGA Bulldog football players this entire freaking season.

His comments are KOOL-AID.

He is the

He lacks a pair.

A.D. What a load of hogwash. He would NEVER have achieved that at Florida



January 8th, 2011
1:26 am

Mark Richt has won 5 of his last 13 SEC games

Mark Richt has NEVER beat a Top 10 final AP Poll team in ANY BOWL GAME ever here at UGA.

Mark Richt has won 3 games vs Top 10 final AP Poll teams and those 3 years lost 4, 3 and 4 games.

Mark Richt has lost all the other 9 games vs Top 10 final AP Poll teams in his 10 years here.

Mark Richt has lost to 10 NOT top 25 final AP Poll teams, such as 5-7 Colordo this year.

Mark Richt has -0- coaches on his coaching staff, none.

Mark Richt cannot recruit.

Mark Richt says he is the # 4 coach in America and no 1 in the press can ask him why then UGA is # 23 in won / lost the last five (5) years then.

You either support this football program, or you are a poster supporting only Mark Richt – who ain’t great.


January 8th, 2011
1:43 am

I will give McGarity through the South Carolina game. If we are 0-2 I expect him to make a major announcement and if we lose one of the games it had better be a great game and we barely lost to a great team.
You have got to understand that he is responsible for I don’t know how many teams women and men , probably at least 25 or more teams, someone probably knows and he can’t spend all his time with a screwed up football program. He already stated that he will not be responsible for any assistant coach , his job is to evaluate all the head coaches at Georgia and the assistant coach are the responsibility of their head coach so if the assistant coaches are not getting the job done McGarity will hold the head coach responsible .
Next year will either be a great turn around year for the football program or we will be getting a new 6 million head coach with all new assistant coaches.


January 8th, 2011
1:45 am

UGA has not had 7 LOSSES in a season in 53 years since 1957

In 118 years of Bulldogs’ history we have lost 7 games twice, now 3 times.

Nice Mark Richt, Greg McGarity and Michael F. Adam$

All 3 need to GO


January 8th, 2011
1:48 am


Greg McGarity is 100 percent responsible for this “coaching staff” of Mark Richt.

Greg McGarity has never coached anything, which is why he isn’t doing anything about this all season long and now all off-season – NOTHING.

Please don’t print EXCUSES

7576 DAWG – there ain’t none

tennessee tom

January 8th, 2011
6:27 am

if you want to get the brass at UGAs attention,just quit going to the games,after several games at UT with 20-30 thousand empty seats,Fulmer was shown the door,the only thing these people understand is money,when you have coaches making 2-4 million a year,and ADs making a million,they are out of touch with the real world,UTs athletic budget is over 50 million a yr,larger than some small countries,and I am sure UGAs in not far behind


January 8th, 2011
7:34 am

NO i’d say don’t stop your support. I understand the mega contributors using it s a way to make a point but it only hurts the program instead of helping it. Those mega guys usually have some contact privileges anyway so why not make the point face to face? I go to every game i can no matter what the record is.


January 8th, 2011
7:36 am

Like I say, why the hell not ?

You have to get the attention of the in Athens that

9-4 would be good for # 32 in the nation this year, 2010

9-4 would have been good for # 32 in the nation last year, 2009

9-4 will be good for # 32 in the nation next year, 2011

9-4 is totally unacceptable


January 8th, 2011
8:10 am

I’m passionate about UGA but disciplined enough-win or lose-to not let my emotions override my ability to think. When it’s all said and done, wins or losses will soon fade from our memory bank. Having said this, we have some serious problems that need to be addressed, not white-washed with procrastination and appeasement.

Don’t “throw the baby out with the bath-water”-continue supporting UGA, not the mediocre, if not inept management, of the football program. The football program off-field problems are like a “canary in the coal mine”. This is part of the “dirty bath-water”. This is big business, and like any business there are measurables that I’m sure the AD will utilize to evaluate coaches, players, etc. It’s regretful, but I continue to believe we have so many “holes in the boat” that we now have no alternative but to change ships and captain. It appears that many of our present coaches, staff, players have reached their level of incompetency. Sometimes you just have to “bite the bullet” in the short term for long term benefits.


January 8th, 2011
8:44 am

The answer to your question is “no”! Must have money to build upon, you only make the thinging worse! I woould like to comment on another subject though, since there was no place to respond to the Nick Farley article. I am a college football fan, I tape games and then go back and watch them again, many plays or players I like to watch them in slow motion just to see what they are really doing on each play, (that’s the old football coach coming out in me from 31 years of coaching experience on several levels). He is dirty, he does not have to stoop to do somethings that he does even when is away from the ball or around it. Ex. while on the ground swinging your helment or legs to hit people when there is no reason, I coould go on, but I want! Watch the game, all phases, and you will see also! Great defensive player, dirty player on the field!

Blind Homers = Enablers

January 8th, 2011
8:47 am

Enabling Behavior…
Here are some examples…

•Repeatedly bailing them out – of tight spots” they get themselves into
•Giving them “one more chance” – …then another…and another
•Ignoring the problem – because they get defensive when you bring it up or your hope that it will magically go away
•Joining them in the behavior when you know they have a problem with it –
•Joining them in blaming others – for their own feelings, problems, and misfortunes
•Accepting their justifications, excuses and rationalizations –
•Avoiding problems – keeping the peace, believing a lack of conflict will help
•Doing for them what they should be able to do for themselves -
•Softening or removing the natural consequences of the problem behavior
•Trying to “fix” them or their problem
•Repeatedly coming to the “Rescue”
•Trying to control them or their problem

Sound familiar????

Time for a Change

January 8th, 2011
8:55 am

My question to you is what are you going to do next year after another mediocre season and they keep Richt around? How’s that loyalty to a program that is more loyal to a football coach than its alumni and fan base gonna look then? Its amazing to me how the talk of dropping out of the program gets some reaction from the athletic department. Funny how that works!! Loyalty to a program or not, why would you throw good money after bad? From a business perspective that is just a bad decision. Why would you pay your hard earned money year after year for a program who is doing nothing really, but taking your money on regular basis? Get a clue people! The quickest way to get change is to stop funding the greed machine!! Wake up people!!

Fan of the Game

January 8th, 2011
9:17 am

If you truly care about your university and what is going on. You don’t throw your money around like th NCAA, you talk to the individuals in charge and make your point. That is when you have too many Chiefs and not enough Indians. Intimidation with your money if flat out wrong especially when half of these people inherited and didn’t earn a damn penny other than bloodlines.

SC Fan

January 8th, 2011
9:33 am

You folks are missing a big point. The money is NOT for football. It is for the Title 9 requirement to field girls athletics. Volleyball, swimming, softball, gymnastics, etcetera. Football is the only income producing sport. Until that changes the seat tax will continue to be excessive.


January 8th, 2011
9:47 am

Hire Ralph Friedgon as OC now and the alumni will give Mark another year without bailing on the program.


January 8th, 2011
9:53 am

My wife and I will keep contributing. You’re either for us or agin us. If you claim to “bleed Red and Black”, how can you stop? Contributing has nothing to do with CMR or CMB or whomever; it’s the program one is supporting. And, it’s one of the best programs and one of the best schools in the country.

Thx Gangster of love @ 11:19…It’s like Lewis Grizzard once said…

Goooo Dawgs! Sic Boise St!


January 8th, 2011
9:54 am

Well, you hated everything and everybody when you insisted that 12-2 was a lock, and the best defense in 30 years, so I would say….why the hell not….is exactly right in your case.

Falcon 34

January 8th, 2011
9:58 am

As a UGA Alum and season ticket holder, obviously I can say that I love the Dawgs no matter what, but in terms of the pure product that’s been fielded the last several years, it simply doesn’t measure up. I also am lucky enough to have Falcons season tickets as well (mucho cheaper) and I can enquivocally say that if forced to give up one, I absolutely would choose the Atlanta Falcons every single day. I understand that many don’t like the NFL as much, but in terms of the pure product the Falcons franchise puts an excellent product on the field and the same can’t be said of the Dawgs under Richt. I know comparing the NFL and NCAA is like contrasting apples and oranges, but I know every time I enter the Dome that the Falcons will bust their @ss and play as hard as they can to pull out the W. Sure they come up short, and that really doesn’t bother me because I know they played their tails off. Which is obvious,since a Matt Ryan led Falcons team is 20-2 in the last 3 years at home. Can we say the same about a Richt-led Georgia team? Nope.

I certainly don’t get into the whole wins and losses because sometimes the ball just doesn’t bounce your way or you have a penalty or something of that nature, but when a team is undisciplined, unfocused, and seems to have no fight or edge most of the time, how fun is it? Do we really know that the Dawgs are going to fight to the finish, play hard-nosed football even if they come up short? Nope.

I understand McGarity giving Richt another year. Richt has completely earned it. But anyone expecting miracles next year, need look no further than his most recent press conference.

Top Dawg

January 8th, 2011
10:08 am

Here’s a safe bet: I’m not buying season tickets.


January 8th, 2011
10:10 am

Let’s face it, if Richt were not the “good Christian man” he is, he’d be gone. But because of his character, he is given the benefit of the doubt. And maybe that’s fine. He has earned it. I really hope he can turn it around next year, but I’m not expecting miracles. If I were betting, I’d bet he’ll be gone after next season. However, I would never consider giving up my season tickets. The thing to do is to contact McGarity, which I have done, to let him know your feelings.


January 8th, 2011
10:11 am

Panther, this question was not posed for the benefit of the mega contributor. They do have face privileges and I am sure they have exercised it. Thats what matter really, the folks who can hands-on know what’s really going on. This question was more for the average Joe who is forced to contribute money to the university program as a whole, so that he may secure tickets to the football games, and if he want to have the patience of an adult for what will inevitable work itself out, or just wait till his role of being a fan can once again be defined as only enjoying the experience when the score favors his team, then brag how he really “showed em” from his seat in 336.


January 8th, 2011
11:02 am

Georgia fans are very selfish and are only saying , we will support the DAWGS if they are good.

Didn’t they have people that supported them no matter what.

Bring back Vince, Richt has a better record


January 8th, 2011
11:10 am

Just contribute the minimum until you like the direction the program is going.


January 8th, 2011
11:21 am

i wish you would shut the hell up at least until after signing day!!!!!!!

Mirk Racht

January 8th, 2011
11:29 am

I’ve never understood how anyone – even an alumnus – could support and take pride in UGA’s football team. When you look at their history for the past forty years, how can anyone ignore Jan Kemp and the “remedial studies” scam, the Jim Harrick fiasco, the DUIs in the athletic office, the DUIs and other arrests of players, the #1 party school tag (i.e., the most drunk students), the suspensions and outright dismissals, the Fulmer Cup, and on and on?

As disgraceful and humiliating as it is, I don’t see many alums and fans demanding an end to this sordid activity. It sets UGA apart as the kind of school most people abhor, and it’s become an embarrassment to the whole state of Georgia.

Will it never end? Apparently not while Mark Richt is at UGA. Richt is perhaps the biggest hypocrite in the United States. But even with all the cheating and lawlessness that he ignores, he still can’t win the SEC.


January 8th, 2011
11:31 am

Bill, We will give our money as usual and look forward to sitting in front of yall in section 104 in the 2011 football season! Gooo Dawgs!!


January 8th, 2011
11:35 am

Don’t forget that you’re also paying the enormous vet bills for Uga and Russ.

Woof. Woof. :-)

Ed (The Original)

January 8th, 2011
11:37 am

“love it when you people say someone is a “fair weather fan”. We haven’t won a title in over 30 years now”

Overall I agree with you President Polk, but are you forgetting ‘02 and ‘05?

Ed (The Original)

January 8th, 2011
11:41 am

“Bring back Vince, Richt has a better record”

Richt’s winning percentage has been dropping steadily. Dooley’s rose in his later years. And I checked out Dooley’s old schedules and couldn’t find any La.-La’s or Idaho State’s or Ga. Southern’s, either.

Here’s what counts to me: Dooley against UF: 17-7-1. Richt against UF: 2-8. Enough said.


January 8th, 2011
11:46 am

I think that if McGarity get’s permission to fire CMR next year , and there lies half the problem with ADAMS too involved in the AD’s job, that we had better already have at least six million or more figure in mine if we are going to get someone that will give us championships every year. I don’t want to see a repeat of the Grantham hire where the first 5 candidates made it clear they didn’t want to come to UGA. If we pay a head coach 3 million then a great coordinator should make at least half of what the head coach makes. That’s why it is so obvious that Bobo is so under qualified to be offensive coordinator. He is not worth more than 200 thousand. I will guarantee you that the first 5 candidates for the defensive coordinator’s job were being offered a lot least than 750,000 that it took to get Grantham and thus their lack of interest.
If you study the way Saban run his entire program, coaches like CMR are amateur’s and don’t have a chance. Saban is one of the biggest SOB’s in the business but has the best players breaking down the door to play for him. He let’s everybody know that in the few years you will be at Alabama that I will think for you . You are a number to him, he probably doesn’t even know half the players names . There is no doubt who is in charge but you still have the best players wanting to play at Alabama. THAT’S CALLED TOTAL REPECT . CMR needs to learn something from him and what it takes to get to a championship level AND STAY THERE.
I try to criticizes Saban’s integrity, ethics, morals and other values that there seems to be lacking in Saban’s method’s but after using unbiased reflection I have got to admit that Saban has no less VALUES than CMR. He just know’s how to separate the business side, to ensure WINS, from the personal side. He must be one lonely man but will go down as one of the greatest college football coaches of all times.

Burroughston Broch

January 9th, 2011
5:00 pm

At the end of the day, the AA is about money first and everything else second.
As long as you continue to support the AA, they will ignore you and continue to do as they please.
If you want the AA to listen to you, don’t send them any money and tell them exactly why you didn’t.
Once you and a few thousand others cut the cash flow, the AA will wake up.

big root

January 10th, 2011
5:36 pm

if the food at the steakhouse isn’t fresh stop spending money