Georgia plans to reprint some 14,000 football media guides — at a cost of about $50,000 — to remove references to ousted athletics director Damon Evans.
The Bulldogs’ annual media guide, which is distributed to donors, recruits and the media, as well as sold to the general public, was printed shortly before Evans’ June 30 DUI arrest and subsequent resignation.
“The timing made it a very unusual circumstance,” Georgia associate athletics director Claude Felton told the AJC. “After discussions among Alan Thomas in the development office, [interim AD] Frank Crumley and myself, we felt like the best thing under the circumstances would be to do a partial reprint.”
Approximately 21,000 media guides were in the original printing, Felton said. Although some have been distributed, mostly to media and recruits, the majority remain in boxes.
UGA is holding off on distribution to about 9,000 donors until the guides are reprinted. The reprints also are expected to be distributed at SEC Media Days next week in Hoover, Ala., and to be used for sales in the university bookstore and online.
Felton said the reprint would involve “probably at least 14,000″ copies and cost in the $50,000 ballpark.
Only a few pages will be altered.
Evans’ name will be removed from the athletic-director line in the “general information” section on page 2. His photo will be removed from page 77. And his bio on page 207 will be replaced with one of Crumley, who was named last week as the interim athletics director.
Georgia hasn’t decided what to do with the thousands of guides that will go unused from the original printing.
Other UGA news:
– Later today, Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will meet with UGA beat reporters. Follow @ajcuga on Twitter for updates on what he has to say.
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