Georgia AD job drew 88 applicants; ankle sprain keeps Logan Gray out of practice

By the time Georgia hired Greg McGarity as its athletic director, 88 people had applied for the position, many of them with little or no experience in sports management.

Georgia released the full list of applicants Wednesday morning in response to an open-records request from the AJC.

Forty-nine of the names, including McGarity’s, were released Aug. 5 in response to a previous request by the AJC.

New names on the latest list included former Georgia football player Matt Stinchcomb, Missouri executive associate athletic director Whit Babcock and Sacramento State athletic director Terry Wanless.

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From AJC correspondent Andy Johnston in Athens:

Receiver Logan Gray was in a walking boot and didn’t practice on Wednesday after turning his ankle in Tuesday’s practice.  He is listed as day-to-day, according to UGA.

Gray was one of the offensive highlights in Saturday’s scrimmage with three catches, and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said Gray “had his best day since he’s been here [Tuesday] and had that ankle sprain.

“He’s done an outstanding job,” Bobo said. “He already had a knowledge of the passing game and what we’re trying to do, but just his improvement daily at the receiver position has been impressive to us as a staff. If he continues to improve and impress and gets healthy, I believe he’ll be in the rotation.”

For more from Wednesday’s practice, including who would start on the defensive line if the season opened now, click here.

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A couple of other notes:

  • ESPN announced today that it will televise the Georgia-Florida men’s basketball game from Athens at 7 p.m. on Jan. 25.
  • A reminder that Georgia’s annual Fans Picture Day is Saturday in Sanford Stadium. Interim mascot “Russ” will be available for photos from 1-3 p.m., and players and coaches will be available from 3-5 p.m.

93 comments Add your comment

Yellow Fuzzy

August 18th, 2010
4:52 pm

I like to be humiliated.

Dawgtards ruin this state

August 18th, 2010
4:58 pm

and they got the 88th choice. NCAA death penalty to thUGA.

Dawgtards ruin this state

August 18th, 2010
5:01 pm

Does Russ have natural hair or did you paint the poor dog again? Hopefully you don’t use lead based paint.

Dawg Power

August 18th, 2010
5:09 pm

Not surprised at all at the number or quality of the candidates. This is one of the elite jobs in college sports.

If anyone doubts UGA athletics is the biggest name in sports in the state (sorry Falcons and Braves), note that besides the UGA fans posts, the large number of rival fans that are obsessed with everything UGA, and are constantly taking time to vent their jealousy and envy.

BIG DAWG HF

August 18th, 2010
5:12 pm

Hey Dawgturd……the way your beloved jackets tackle the runner Russ will probably run for about 250 yards when we meet this year.

Dawgtards ruin this state

August 18th, 2010
5:15 pm

We’re laughing at your stupidity and overconfidence. Do you know your middle name dawgtard? Why does thUGA have a new AD, because a 500,000 salary buys a loser ex-football player alcoholic drunk sleazy representative for the nations #1 party school. Where’s Jan Kemp when thUGA needs a voice of reason.

UGADawg83

August 18th, 2010
5:19 pm

Are there some folks with so little to do in life that they just sit by their computers all day and wait on something to crop up on a UGA blog so they can display their moronic sophomoric side. Please let a Star Trek convention come to town to get the Techies away from their computers.

Dawgtards ruin this state

August 18th, 2010
5:26 pm

I didn’t want to miss the latest DUI, rape or athlete arrests, heck I might get lucky and an administrator might get arrested with a naked chick while weaving in his bimmer.

83 Dog – Do you remeber Gary Lee?

OutofTowner

August 18th, 2010
5:27 pm

Did Fox’s old boss at Nevada, Cary Groth, apply for the position?

chuck

August 18th, 2010
5:27 pm

Well said…..UGADawg83….if only the Techies could read

Tim Tebow's Tears

August 18th, 2010
5:28 pm

PTC DAWG

August 18th, 2010
5:30 pm

I don’t see this as being newsworthy myself.

Tim Tucker

August 18th, 2010
5:36 pm

OutofTowner: Cary Groth’s name is not on the list of 88.

dagnabit

August 18th, 2010
5:37 pm

dawg power: take a look at a tech blog to see obsessive behavior by dawggie posts.

dagnabit

August 18th, 2010
5:38 pm

anybody else watch the dive on ESPN.

dagnabit

August 18th, 2010
5:46 pm

james wilder goes to the ACC.

Pago Pago DAWG

August 18th, 2010
5:59 pm

Well, we can thank GOD they didn’t hire a woman!!!

RAMBLE ON!!!

August 18th, 2010
6:06 pm

I heard Lindsey Lohan was given strong consideration.

BobDog

August 18th, 2010
6:46 pm

If you guys would just ignore the attack comments, they would stop after a while. I’m as tired of the responses as I am of the original silly comments.

As far as the “tradition” of Richt’s back flip off the high dive, we haven’t had a good year since he started it before the 2008 season.

Rowlf

August 18th, 2010
7:06 pm

We’re laughing at your stupidity and overconfidence. Do you know your middle name dawgtard? Why does thUGA have a new AD, because a 500,000 salary buys a loser ex-football player alcoholic drunk sleazy representative for the nations #1 party school. Where’s Jan Kemp when thUGA needs a voice of reason.

That’s an excellent question. ThUGA seriously needs another Saint Jan to clean up the toilet that thUGA has become.

Dale

August 18th, 2010
7:10 pm

“If you guys would just ignore the attack comments, they would stop after a while.”

No, they won’t. UGA is such a hugely deserving target that the truth will continue to be told.

Trudy

August 18th, 2010
7:14 pm

Exposing the raunchy side of UGA is, unfortunately for dawgtards, an inconvenient truth. :-)

Dawgtards ruin this state

August 18th, 2010
7:35 pm

We beat Georgia at everything except football and basketball.

Trudy

August 18th, 2010
7:37 pm

Dawgtards think they invented the Internet.
My Al Gore references are top notch and not at all dated.

KevinM

August 18th, 2010
7:39 pm

what? no one cares about ESPN announcing world wide coverage of the ugha basketball game?

So little has changed since Damon’s demons arrived.

PDawg

August 18th, 2010
7:59 pm

Why do we call Russ an “interim” mascot? He is the mascot till he isn’t.

Damon DirtyDawg

August 18th, 2010
8:01 pm

thUGA rarely beats Tech in BBall and then only in away games in December. GT BBall history and the ACC BBall history should be a non subject for all but the dumbest of Dawgtards!

manboobs mug is so yogy Bear

August 18th, 2010
8:25 pm

But I love our coach.. Aside from the record we the jackets are really the better team. We almost win every year and thats good enough for me. Go Jackets . The ACC is the best conference and we really run the state athletically.. Go Jackets…

superDawg

August 18th, 2010
9:11 pm

Good luck Wilder I hpoe you beat tek 4 straight years.

SatillaDawg

August 18th, 2010
9:48 pm

Go Dawgs!

Sic ‘Em!

Woof, Woof, Woof!

Glory, Glory to Old Georgia!

Jimdawg

August 18th, 2010
9:54 pm

The posts on here show just how dumb Ga Tech grads are.

Damon DirtyDawg

August 18th, 2010
10:53 pm

Jimdawg = Gymdog = moron thUGA athlete

SuperB

August 18th, 2010
10:59 pm

The ONLY reason the GT wingnuts are on this blog is– ENVY! I never, and I mean NEVER go on a GT blog. Jackets: GET A LIFE OF YOUR OWN.

GT BABY

August 18th, 2010
11:26 pm

HAS ANYONE SEEN WHERE JAMES WILDER IS GOING?? HAHAHAHAHA
NICE ONE GEORGIA! WHERES ALL THAT TALK AT NOW? I THOUGHT 5 STAR PEOPLE DONT GO TO THE ACC?

GT BABY

August 18th, 2010
11:34 pm

I KNOW ALL THE UGAY FANS ARE SITTING IN THEIR TRAILOR, CRYING ABOUT JWJR….HAHAHAAHAHAHA I THINK HE FIGURED HE’D HAVE A BETTER SHOT STAYING OUT OF JAIL IF HE WENT TO FSU, UMMMM…OH WAIT, NEVERMIND.

AJ 4 HEISMAN

August 18th, 2010
11:45 pm

GT Baby
whens the last time GT finished top 20 in recruting. How many big name prospects are committed for your upcoming class. NO body wants to play in your high school offense.

30-24

Crybaby?

August 18th, 2010
11:49 pm

Nesbitt and all the pussified tech fans were the crybaby biatches last year when we were man humping your cheeseball qb in the turf…..in YOUR stadium…..b&iatch

Crybaby?

August 18th, 2010
11:53 pm

Just as I suspected. Mommy sent him to bed.

Paul

August 19th, 2010
12:16 am

Will you print this list or how can I get a copy?

McLovin

August 19th, 2010
1:11 am

Too bad about Wilder. U never know until the LOI is signed. Maybe this opens the door for Crowell to come on in and start bulldozing the competition. Logan will be fine-no worries. Hope we land Swann in the next few days-really knew Waisome wasn’t coming either. Would like to sign Wright out of Carver but looks like Auburn will win him. Hope Drew and Rome really stay home and play for the Dawgs. Oh well-there is plenty more talent to get. Go Dawgs!!!!!!

UGA owns you tasty bees..

August 19th, 2010
1:22 am

GT BABY, you are mistaken, five star players go to the ACC sometimes, just NOT georgia tech.. Seriously, can you even NAME ONE five star player you losers have tricked into coming to your toilet ghetto stadium to play those big thursday night games? You know who else plays football on thursdays in GA? The OTHER JV football squads. Now notice how I used capital letters as they are intended to be used? Turn your caps lock off moron, then you’ll just be wrong, instead of wrong AND childish. Better hope that high school running back Willis you guys got figures out how to pass the ball better than Nebiscoff (fat like Dwyer), b/c you’re the ONLY FBS SCHOOL who recruits running backs to play QB. Look it up before you argue, you’ll only make yourself look even dumber. Still sour grapes that Nick Marshall would rather star on the Junkyard D on saturdays, than be *the man* on thursdays with you losers? This is why its so easy for UGA to bash on tech. I have ENDLESS comparisons that make your football team look like a joke compared to ours. Go suck your b/f.

UGA owns you tasty bees..

August 19th, 2010
1:26 am

Crybaby?

August 18th, 2010
11:49 pm
Nesbitt and all the pussified tech fans were the crybaby biatches last year when we were man humping your cheeseball qb in the turf…..in YOUR stadium…..b&iatch

AJ 4 HEISMAN

August 18th, 2010
11:45 pm
GT Baby
whens the last time GT finished top 20 in recruting. How many big name prospects are committed for your upcoming class. NO body wants to play in your high school offense

Tech gets SERVED more than potato skins at O’Charleys.. 4 cokes, 4 hotdogs, no women, possible stabbing… oh yeah, and four lousy tickets to see the worst team in the state of GA

[...] the time Georgia hired Greg McGarity as its athletic director, 88 people had applied for the position, many of them with little or no experience in sports manageme…. Georgia released the full list of applicants Wednesday morning in response to an open-records [...]

AltamahaDawg

August 19th, 2010
7:10 am

Tech must have the only fan base in the game that thinks a huge recruit signing with their conference foe is some kind of victory for them because he didn’t sign with only team that they care about.

Dawgy

August 19th, 2010
8:32 am

To the idiot posting about Nerd BBall:

Look up the head to head UGA vs. GT over the last 10 years and come back with a clever statement about “red panties” or “thuga” or “dawgtards”. Your little basketball team CANNOT even beat the Dawgs with all of your All-Americans and lottery draft picks. Sad and pathetic Nerds!!

what?

August 19th, 2010
8:35 am

Poor Nerds,

All they have in life is to be envious of the Dawgs and Star Trek conventions.

Rudy

August 19th, 2010
8:36 am

Rudy, Rudy, Rudy…. Great movie where a 5ft no talent ass clown kid from Notre Dame whips techs butt. It’s timeless. Even Hollywood uses the bees as their doormat. You can find it playing usually once a month on Turner/TBS. Back to those TPS reports techies… thuwug-thwing-thwsuck!

Rudy

August 19th, 2010
8:38 am

Where are techs (notice the lower case because they are a sub-par team) 5 star recruits? At least UGA was in the picture. He didn’t consider tech because he didn’t want to get slap choppped by a ninja sword… Thwnerd…

Ron Burgandy

August 19th, 2010
8:41 am

Some tech fans are truly disgusting. No class whatsoever. By spending all your time on a UGA blog you show that UGA owns you in more than sports! Get over yourselves seriously and find a girl. GO DAWGS!!

real tech fan

August 19th, 2010
8:43 am

Would real tech fans stay off the dogs comments? maybe they would reciprocate in kind.