An $85 million year for UGA athletics, Albert Jackson’s status, and other notes

– The UGA Athletic Association’s latest financial projection is that it will generate $84.9 million in operating revenue for this fiscal year, up almost $5 million from the previous fiscal year.  Operating expenses for this fiscal year, which ends June 30, are expected to be $69.5 million. The rest of the revenue will go largely to debt payments and into reserves, with $2 million going to the university to support academic programs. Athletic Association reserves are projected to reach a hefty $60.2 million by the end of the fiscal year.  All of these figures come from financial statements provided to the Athletic Association’s board of directors.

– Look for Georgia center Albert Jackson, benched for Saturday’s basketball game against South Carolina after he was arrested Friday, to be back in action soon. “Albert is still with our group,” UGA coach Mark Fox said on the SEC teleconference,  “and we should see him back this week.” The Dogs play at Tennessee on Wednesday and at home against Alabama on Saturday. Jackson, a senior, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear for arraignment on a June 2008 misdemeanor charge of hit-and-run of a parked vehicle.

– If you’re pining for spring, you’ll be glad to know that baseball season is right around the corner. The college season opens Friday, with David Perno’s Bulldogs in Waco, Texas, for four games in three days -– two against Baylor and two against Duke. The Dogs, ranked No. 22 in the Baseball America preseason poll, open their home season on Feb. 24 vs. Presbyterian.

– Back to basketball. Georgia has a winning record in SEC games at home (3-2) but is one of just two SEC teams (LSU the other) without a league victory on the road. Of course, LSU doesn’t have an SEC victory anywhere (0-11).

– And what are the odds of this? Georgia’s loss at Auburn last Wednesday evened the all-time series between the Dogs and Tigers at 87-87. And Georgia’s win against South Carolina on Saturday evened the all-time series between the Dogs and Gamecocks at 47-47.

– The preceding note got me to wondering: How many SEC schools does Georgia’s men’s basketball program have an all-time winning record against? Just one: Ole Miss.

–  And if you missed it, check out this interesting story by my AJC colleague Carroll Rogers on the role Roy Williams has played in Mark Fox’s coaching career.

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75 comments Add your comment

Scout Dawg

February 16th, 2010
10:24 am

JB

February 16th, 2010
10:27 am

I’m excited about our three new defensive coach’s and the check book was opened to hire some talent. fresh eyes and schemes and fresh GATA from these new coach’s. I saw what 2 Grad Assit’s and Garner did in the bowl, I can’t wait to see three coach’s put a new stamp on our D.

Walton Dog

February 16th, 2010
10:41 am

How about losening up the purse strings to pay the support staff more money. We have coach’s secretaries making less than 25k per year even after 10-20 years service. Maintenance staff with many years service earning less than Damon and Frank Crumley’s bonuses. Sixty plus million in reserves should be enough to give some hourly and monthly raises. Millions for coaches…Okay. How about some for the people who get the work done?

devildawg

February 16th, 2010
10:46 am

I love how people like to point out “all the arrests that go on with the UGA football team” and compare them to UF and call UGA “thUGA”. All I see is a lot of guys who shouldn’t be driving or riding on scooters, as opposed to hitting women and being slammed drunk passed out on the road at a green light. Make no mistake about it, all arrests are not equal. Urban Meyer has had 28 player arrests during his tenure at UF, and none of them involved driving a scooter the wrong way on a one way road, or hitting a parked car. Warden Bowden is retired now, so I guess he handed the keys over to Warden Meyer and Warden Addazio. UF is a bunch of prison thugs being cheered on by mullets with jorts and gold jewelery. Stay classy gayturds.

Russ, the Temporary Mascot

February 16th, 2010
10:56 am

How about little mascots? Shouldn’t they make big money when assistant coaches are making $750,000? Shouldn’t a little mascot be able to walk around campus without a painted a$$? Who are these people, anyway, that would paint a little dog’s a$$? If I was running things we’d paint Coach Richt’s a$$ and put sunglasses on it. Some people say I am still bitter.

TUCK FECH

February 16th, 2010
11:01 am

Tech still trying to pay for those GOLD Rings they made for beating UGA ONE TIME in EIGHT YEARS!
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

SEC East Headlines – 2/16/10 « MrSEC.com

February 16th, 2010
11:05 am

[...] Georgia quarterback battle.5.  Georgia center Albert Jackson — arrested last week — should be back in action soon.6.  Mark Fox credits Roy Williams for helping his career.7.  Point guards Bobby Maze and Melvin [...]

DSGB

February 16th, 2010
11:09 am

let me borrow a dollar…

Urban loves his paycheck, um, i mean players

February 16th, 2010
11:12 am

251 traffic citations for Urban’s players at Florida. How come nobody ever talks about it. Because they all get thrown out when they get in front of the Gainesville District Attorney who is a Gator Booster. Don’t believe me, then check it out for yourself.

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

February 16th, 2010
11:30 am

Russ, I think it’s time for euthanasia, your feeble attempt at humor has run its course.

Greg

February 16th, 2010
11:32 am

WaltonDog, secretaries and maintenance personnel aren’t bringing any money into the university and there would be plenty of people to chose from who would have the necessary skills to replace them. Those folks should just be thankful to have a steady job in this economy. It’s not realistic to think they would get substantial pay increases because the athletic department is making a lot of money….where would be the correlation between the two?

athdog

February 16th, 2010
11:48 am

WaltonDog, I have to say, your idea has merit. Good managers reward those who do their jobs well, whether it’s coaching the football team or keeping the Butts Mehre complex clean. All jobs have a place in the organization, and when the organization does well, the people doing those jobs should be rewarded.

Corch Myers

February 16th, 2010
11:54 am

Urban loves his paycheck, um, i mean players

February 16th, 2010
11:12 am
251 traffic citations for Urban’s players at Florida. How come nobody ever talks about it. Because they all get thrown out when they get in front of the Gainesville District Attorney who is a Gator Booster. Don’t believe me, then check it out for yourself.

Because breaking into an impound lot, shooting an AK-47 into the air, using a dead girl’s credit card and slapping two girls trumps all traffic violations.

ga gator

February 16th, 2010
11:57 am

Please leave Huntley Johnson out of this, he’s a great Gator. It’s great to be a Gator!

Billy Jack is an animal lover

February 16th, 2010
12:03 pm

Russ will NOT be put to sleep….I’ll be waiting at the Vet’s door…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpkSqtDtZS4

skyhigh

February 16th, 2010
12:04 pm

Georgia will light the college football world on fire this season!! mark it down!!

Go Dawgs!! Woo!! HHoo!!

Granthanm is the best defensive mind in all of football and Murray will contend for a Heisman invite!! mark it down!!

We have the best turnaround coach in football and our roster is far more talented than any other SEC school – mark it down!!

Asheville Dawg

February 16th, 2010
12:05 pm

Nice profit for the Athletic Association

ozzfest

February 16th, 2010
12:29 pm

A $60 million surplus and Damon let Oklahoma State charge Georgia football season-ticket holders $100 per ticket for the game in Stillwater??? Really???

The dude has no soul.

Greg's secretary

February 16th, 2010
12:59 pm

Greg –

“there would be plenty of people to CHOSE from who would have the necessary skills to replace them.”

I guess you’re not one of the them. Don’t worry, any good secretary would’ve caught that one for you.

Greg's secretary's Husband

February 16th, 2010
1:09 pm

Get home and fix me a sandwich, woman!

Ferndolin

February 16th, 2010
1:17 pm

As I’ve said, I’m excited about Mark Fox’s bulldogs. We’re going to wow some people sooner than expected. Already have.

Greg's secretary's Husband's Mistress

February 16th, 2010
1:23 pm

Can you stay tonight or are you going home to your wife?

Ralph

February 16th, 2010
1:23 pm

When will the athletes get some of this money!

NCAA

February 16th, 2010
1:47 pm

Ralph the Athletes are living like Kings in Athens and getting a great education!

DawgFan24

February 16th, 2010
1:48 pm

Basketball? What’s basketball?

Dunkley

February 16th, 2010
1:50 pm

UGA – 2 SEC Championships since 1992, 0 appearances in SEC Championship Game in 4 years, 3 appearances in SEC Title Game since it began in ‘92 while Florida has been there 10 times, ‘07 South Carolina 16 UGA 12, ‘08 preseason #1 to 3 losses, ‘09 5 losses, 30 years since a National Title, Richt is 2-7 against Florida…………………………..Give em’ all raises!!!!

Gratefuldawghead

February 16th, 2010
2:10 pm

Dunkley out of FSU, Tenn, and Georgia the DAWGS are the only ones that have beaten Urban! Who has been dominating Florida? Auburn maybe for a couple of games? The DAWGS still lead the series over Florida and Got a great shot at them this year!
GO DAWGS!

JasonT

February 16th, 2010
2:20 pm

Waltondog, the UGA Athletic Association is set up as a seperate entity than the actual University of GA. The secretaries and maintenence people are employed by the university not the athletic association. With that being said how do you not know these people do not receive bonuses from the athletic associaton? As a contractual worker for the university you get paid by the university and also by the UGAAA.

123456789

February 16th, 2010
2:43 pm

The legal settlement that UGA-AA will ultimately have to pay Decory Bryant
grows larger and larger with each passing day.

NewnanDawg

February 16th, 2010
2:59 pm

Glad to hear Albert will be back soon. Considering the fact that he has been a good student and never even been close to trouble, the whole thing sounded odd to me being a 2 year old warrant. I’m glad Coach Fox doesn’t release details, because it’s none of our business, but I would guess that the real story would be even less of a deal than “emerging from an alley” on a scooter.

Also happy to hear that the UGAAA has enough money to continue the capital improvements needed to remain competitive in recruiting for all of our sports.

Go Dawgs!

123456789

February 16th, 2010
3:21 pm

Gee, and I thought it was UGAG’s “Special Admissions” porgram that kept the program competitive.

Milledgeville Dawg

February 16th, 2010
3:34 pm

Who cares who is first. Comment about the story. Oh by the way, GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawg Stephen

February 16th, 2010
4:12 pm

Let me get this straight…. Albert Jackson was picked up on a 2 yr old warrant. Seems like they might have had a clue to his whereabouts over that period of time. Its not like he’s hard to find!!!

Good Grief

Money talks and smoke walks

February 16th, 2010
4:16 pm

This big money story about UGA revenue streams tells the entire soty about the Mark Richt era. THE FANS and THE BUYING PUBLIC and the ALUMS deem the program to be on very, very , very solid ground. Money talks and stuff walks.

The obamarons will argue that UGA “ain’t got no NCs or ain’t got no SEC Championships lately” but this $$$$ story simply portrays a very solid and HAPPY UGA fan base and EXCITED ABOUT the FUTURE. We spend our $$$ because we know that the UGA is fabulous.

Go $$$$$ You $$$$ Dogs. AAAAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

UGA, class of 71 & 73

Reality Bites

February 16th, 2010
4:17 pm

You do realize that it was Georgia Tech that got put on probation in the 2000s for academic fraud in their athletic dept. Yes, it was Georgia Tech that served an NCAA probation for cheating on players grades. They raised the grades of 19 scholarship athletes to keep them eligible to compete. 11 were starting football players!!!!

Georgia Tech cheated and committed academic fraud and served time on NCAA probation. Hmmm! The truth slaps those buzzy bugs right in the face!

BO BO Da' BABY MAKER

February 16th, 2010
4:24 pm

Ha…. just proves that UGA is simply a 2nd tier program in the big three sports. Go GYM Dawgs and underwater basket weaving Dawgs !

Billy Jack is an animal lover

February 16th, 2010
4:36 pm

Dawg Stephen …I agree w/ you…but for small petty, misdeamenor warrants I think the judicial system just waits until you get stopped for speeding, etc…and your license is run through the database…..there’s not enough man power to hunt down folks who missed court dates for stupid stuff…..I may be wrong…if I am feel free to pounce on me….

NewnanDawg

February 16th, 2010
4:51 pm

Billy Jack….. you are correct. Even with more important warrants, they are so backlogged it takes a while to serve them. I have purchased and renovated foreclosure homes twice now, and both times I have received sheriff’s office visits trying to serve people that had the address at least a year ago. Anyway, just proves to me that it was not a big deal.

Go Dawgs!

A two tier school is far better than .......3rd tier

February 16th, 2010
5:15 pm

First tier schools: Alabama, Texas, Florida and maybe USC and maybe Ohio State and I will throw in Oklahoma. All of these programs are lately NEW to this status and can drop out as their seaons unwind in 2010 and 2011 and 2012 ………over two or three years. One more fair year and OSU will drop to Second Tier.

Second Tier programs- UGA, Wisc. Penn Sta, LSU, Oregon or O State, and a few ( 3? ) others. Same is true in this level with elevation to FIRST TIER possible and dropping to Third Tier also possible. Auburn is a prime example. Lately a third tier school but soon in 2010 to be a Second Tier program. and maybe higher.

Third Tier programs: Most of the Big 10, ALL of the ACC and ALL of the Pac 10 except USC and rigtht now most of the SEC and all of the Mid America and Big East crap. FSU is a regular in this level but within two years might rise to Second Tier again. Formerly a First Tier program but just not lately. Michigan has come to rest as Third Tier, as yet one more example. UT is another prime example with three coaches in the last 500 days and one minor bolw and NONE in 08.

UGA? SOLID Second two tier program witnessed by $85,000,000.00 in REVENUE and consistent bowls like Capital One and Sugar lately. Another Independence and my DOGS will DROP to Third Tier. I am honest ………..they can also ELEVEVATE with a SEC EAST and Dome trip in 2010 and 2011. Dogs are on the ascendency from Second Tier. Possible this is.

Tech? Always, always, yes ……..always, a Third Tier program. If for exmaple they show up in the Orange and or the Cap One and or the Sugar in 2010 AND IN 2011, they will finally hit Second Tier. Bosie Blue carpet however is their historical venue come Bowl time.

Harsh facts for most of you but accurate.

Louie

February 16th, 2010
6:31 pm

Well where do I start.

jackhammer, what gives son. You’ve been called out. GET IN HERE !!!
“POWER’S NOT SOMETHING YOU GIVE, POWERS SOMETHING YOU TAKE ” !!!!!!!!

My God, it’s everyday. Are we trying to see who can get arrested the most between the mutts/ Gators?
They need to expand the jail down at Cow Town. Use some of that big money you have and rehab some of these thugs.

Be back later.

STILL Oh yeah… JACKHAMMER …

Carty

February 16th, 2010
6:49 pm

All 85M for 8 and 5! Shreveport, Chick-fil-A, Shreveport, Chick-fil-A, Shreveport, Chick-fil-A!

Carty

February 16th, 2010
6:52 pm

Gratefuldawghead

February 16th, 2010
2:10 pm
“Dunkley out of FSU, Tenn, and Georgia the DAWGS are the only ones that have beaten Urban! Who has been dominating Florida? Auburn maybe for a couple of games? The DAWGS still lead the series over Florida and Got a great shot at them this year.”
GO DAWGS!

This is what makes Dawg fans what they are, 17 of 20?

CatsFly

February 16th, 2010
7:06 pm

How can Gonzaga continually have a better basketball team than UGa? Seriously, why do they?

THE YELLOW SWARM

February 16th, 2010
7:41 pm

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THE YELLOW SWARM

February 16th, 2010
8:04 pm

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stung her

February 16th, 2010
8:29 pm

Going to Jawga? Ya goin ta jail.

Coffee Bluff DAWG

February 16th, 2010
8:35 pm

CatsFly,

Give Mark Fox several years and you’ll say, “I can’t believe UGA consistently has a better team than Gonzaga”.

20-23 at the FT line against USC Sat. Not exactly typical of recent UGA BB teams.

Buckhead Bulldog

February 16th, 2010
8:53 pm

Come on Tim, that was pretty boring tonight. I guess you deserve a break after the insightful QB articles you wrote. Do you plan on doing some more player or coach interviews? Good stuff!

Louie and THE YELLOW SWARM, for some reason y’all cracked me up tonight. Where is Yellow Fuzz this evening? He was on a roll over the weekend. I guess he is all buzzed out? Later….

Gratefuldawghead

February 16th, 2010
9:03 pm

Carty get ready for the series to flip starting this year. Urban is trying but can’t Clone Tebow!

46-39-2 DAWGS LEAD!

Yellow Fuzz

February 16th, 2010
9:09 pm

Maybe next year you can use some of that to pre book more rooms in

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