You got to spend money to make championships, pt. 3.

I guess Greg McGarity figures if he mocks the problem, it’ll go away.

Claude Felton is one of the most respected men in the industry, that industry being sports information. The Feltons of the world are the unseen guys on college campuses who assist the media with copious, valuable and inside information. They are underpaid and underappreciated. Guys like Claude might as well have their hands in the back working cartoon puppets like Dick Vitale.

Sorry Dickie V, you — we — would be nothing without them.

The senior associate athletic director for sports communications at Georgia, Felton, 64, has seen it all — Herschel, Final Fours, 37 Georgia national championships. He has worked 17 NCAA national championship events and the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Claude Felton is one of those hard-working, unassuming media liaisons who may be adding a new, influential — and startling — job description.

“Did you know,” Georgia AD Greg McGarity told a visitor recently, “Claude can now recruit?”

Tee hee!  You know who finds that story even funnier?  Nick Saban.

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6 responses to “You got to spend money to make championships, pt. 3.

  1. DawgPhan

    I didnt read it that way. Everyone gets to do a little more recruiting and have a little more contact with the kids now. I can see a little more effort from someone like Claude being put into the new expanded print materials.

  2. Tom

    There was a lot of complaining that there were too many rules by the NCAA.
    So, they get rid of some. And now there is complaining that there will be no rules.

    As for the communication conundrum, the first time a kid gets an e-mail, text or whatever; he should set the ground rules for his contact.

  3. Tee hee! You know who finds that story even funnier? Nick Saban.


    Exactly.