The Dawgs that did not bark

Greg McGarity measures fans’ satisfaction with the football program by their silence.

“You don’t really hear anything. People will call me to say ‘Congratulations’ or ‘I was wrong, and I’m sorry about the earlier e-mails about wanting change,’ and things like that. We deal with a lot of managerial things that may have to do with seat location in the stadium or parking problems, which are things we deal with all the time.

“It’s like everything else when things are going right. In customer service areas, very rarely do we call to thank them for the customer service. It’s sort of an expectation. If there is not much noise out there, I sort of view it as good news.”

I guess nobody’s calling him about Bobo.

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18 responses to “The Dawgs that did not bark

  1. timphd

    Embarrassing as it was, I am now convinced the “red panty incident” was a good thing for UGA, and certainly Richt. Don’t know that the previous AD would have had the strength to resist the pressure to replace Richt.

  2. The definitive proof will be in the Hartman Fund and ticket renewals. Money talks, Baby.

  3. RandallPinkFloyd

    Agreed. However, I’m not sure those two things aren’t correlated. I wonder if Richt would have been pressed like he was by McGarity and made the changes (staff and administrative) that he needed to make. I tend to think Evans helped facilitate the complacency that was created in the football program. I know Damon was great for the almighty dollar, but he might’ve been over his head in recognizing what it took for us to be a football power.

  4. Scorpio Jones, III

    As for me, all that stuff is way over my pay grade, I am just wondering what Knowshon would have looked like if he had played as a freshman.

    I prefer more relevant speculation.

    • Bad marinara

      He probably would have been decent but missed a lot of blocks.
      My mind goes to what if he and Stafford had played one more year…with A.J.

      • Mike

        And had Grantham’s defense

        • Saint Johns Dawg

          +1 Right on.

          • Mayor of Dawgtown

            With Staff and Knowshon on the ’09 team that team wins 10 games minimum and likely more just by outscoring opponents. LSU and UK are losses that become pretty sure wins that year. I think we not only beat Okie State but blow them out as long as the refs don’t steal the game.

  5. Mark

    Two things really stand out to me concerning our current AD.

    1. I like his scheduling philosophy.

    2. He actually went and sat down with CMR and asked him “What do you need?” That is management 101. It’s always good to know what your people feel or think is holding them back so those issues can be addressed. IMO, it was a big thing when CMR was allowed to let go some administrative duties and get back to spending more time “studying football”.

    As for Bobo, I still don’t get all the angst. The guy is well respected in the coaching community and does a dang good job at running CMR’s offense. Most years, even with turnover on the team, Bobo’s offense has performed consistently.

    • heyberto

      McGarity doesn’t seem to be a micro-manager, but isn’t hands off either. I get the impression that Damon was bit of an absentee landlord when it came to the football program. As timphd up above said.. I’ve long thought the red panty incident was the best thing to happen to UGA Athetics since we got Richt.

  6. Will Trane

    Understand the “red panty” affair triggered the AD replacement. The key was hiring McGarity. He had very good work experience at Florida. He knew what a “program” should look like. Same with Richt coming from the top D1 football program at the time he was hire. But the prior AD hired Fox.
    What it gets down to is alumni support and good people on the Athletic Board making good decision without the influence of a “moment”.

  7. AusDawg85

    Well then time to make noise…Russ for UGA IX!!! Occupy the Dawghouse!

  8. I imagine this is mainly in reference to Richt.

    There’s absolutely no way he isn’t hearing it about “I Has a Crayon” Bobo.

    • Charles

      Dude, they have caller ID. They know it’s you. Each time you call.

    • Dog in Fla

      Whose side are you on? Don’t you love your country? How about getting with the program. Jump in with us and come on in for the big win. Inside every Georgia coaching staff, there’s at least one Bobo not wanting to get out. It’s a hardball world, son. We’ve got to keep our heads until this “I Has a Crayon” craze blows over.