Just go already, man.

Michael Adams wants you to know at heart he’s another Dawg fan, nothing more, nothing less.

“I don’t have many regrets,” Adams said during an interview in his north campus office in his final weeks as president before his retirement on June 30. “You want to know what my biggest regret is? Not getting the final five yards against Alabama. To have gone out in the national championship game, and I felt that night that was the national championship game and I think the following events proved me right. I’m not sure I’m over that one yet.”

See?  That’s just like you or me or any other slob who didn’t preside over the hire of a man who would preside over an embarrassing academic scandal.

But in Adams’ mind, Harrick doesn’t count as his biggest regret because his hire wasn’t really Adams’ fault.

“I said to coach Dooley, ‘Would you like for me to get Jim Harrick in the pool,” Adams said. “He said, ‘Yes. I think the better the pool, the better.’ We interviewed three finalists. Coach Dooley made a recommendation to me for whatever reasons. I think, and still think, that he and coach Harrick got along very well.”

Dooley’s first choice was then Delaware coach Mike Brey, who turned down the chance and eventually landed at Notre Dame. Harrick won the national title at UCLA in 1995 but was fired the next year over expense reports from a recruiting dinner that violated NCAA rules.

“Ultimately on decisions on the head basketball coach and the football coach, I make the decision only from the standpoint of that was my recommendation to the president,” Dooley said.

Adams said Dooley recommended Harrick twice, the second time after Harrick decided he wanted to stay at Rhode Island before changing his mind.

“I think the AD was involved in the hiring, he played the lead role in hiring Jim Harrick, not once but twice,” Adams said. “I think that I can document all that.”

“I think that I can document all that.” ?  Who in the hell talks like that in a beat writer interview?

The sad thing is that he probably did make an effort at the time to document it… just in case.

Weiszer wrote a fair piece, which means what you’d expect.  But there is one uncontaminated bit of good news in it.  We get a vacation.

Adams, who turned 65 in March on what he called his “Medicare birthday,” plans to take a year off from the university. He said he will spend time at his lake house and travel next year to Australia, New Zealand and California and may write books.

Don’t feel any need to rush back on our account.

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24 responses to “Just go already, man.

  1. AthensHomerDawg
  2. Irishdawg

    Yeah, I can’t wait to read his first work, “Adventures in Passive Aggressiveness and Wearing Pussy Bow Ties”. Just go away, Dean Douchebag.

  3. Cojones

    “Oh, and I may go and stay on my plantation in Costa Rico for a while.”

  4. AthensHomerDawg

    Costs Rica is beautiful place. From San Jose its a nice trip to Poas then to Arenal and finally Monteverde.

    http://www.externalaffairs.uga.edu/costa_rica/index.php/site/amenities/-/

    • Cojones

      Thanks for the catch. I probably was thinking of the “Rico” laws that Adams broke with our money and land purchases there.

  5. “Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.”
    George Carlin

  6. IveyLeaguer

    Good article, Senator. I agree.
    ~~~

  7. Just Chuck (The Other One)

    Not really related but it might be time to think about Redcoat shows for fall. I vote for a Las Miserables show. There’s a really nice song called “Red and Black” which would be perfect. They could also play “Master of the House” in honor of Adams’ retirement.

  8. Just Chuck (The Other One)

    Les Miserables. Blaming it on the autocorrect.

  9. Mg4life0331

    This guy doesn’t have a clue on how the fanbase hates him.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      Yes he does. He’s just whistling past the graveyard and simultaneously attempting to rewrite history for those too young to remember the truth. And it’s not just the fanbase that hates him. It’s academics, alumni, fans, boosters–all across the board.

      • 81Dog

        he understands how the fan base hates him, he just doesn’t care. As long as the big hitters with the big money prop him up, the rank and file can go pound sand as far as Czar Mike is concerned. I think he says stuff like this not from a lack of understanding about how many people hate him, but rather because he knows how many people hate him and he relishes taking the opportunity to further infuriate them. Arrogant bastard.

  10. fan of Richt

    I don’t like you Mr. Adams but thank you for not listening to Dooley and firing Donnan. We wouldn’t have got Coach Richt otherwise.

  11. Krautdawg

    Eh, why hate the man? He’s gone soon and Mr. Morehead takes over. Hopefully the drug policy loosens up to near the conference standard. Adam’s book’ll show up in a couple years and our athletes can use it for doobie paper — at least once. Cojones is fully on board, and even McCallan can’t have a problem with that!

  12. JG Shellnutt

    When I looked up doucbebag in the dictionary, I fully expected to see a picture of Michael Adams. Well, unfortunately , it was a photograph of a literal douchebag. But, I have to admit that when I squinted my eyes, the douchebag had a striking resemblance to Michael Adams. So, there’s that.

  13. diving duck

    with a capital C

  14. Dog in Fla

    “I think that I can document all that.”

  15. Brian Dawg

    Isn’t it “IL DUCE’ BAG”?

  16. 202dawg

    Words seem to escape me in describing our indebtedness to Dr. Adams for his many years of service. So i’ll just say this:

    Don’t let the door hit ya in the @ss on the way out, you over-inflated windbag!

    Well, guess I found them thar words AFTER all…

  17. fetch

    and don’t let the Bulldog bite you on the ass on the way out!

  18. X-Dawg

    It’s gonna cost me some $$$ once that asswipe leaves. I’ve been telling the UGA Foundation solicitors for years that they won’t get a dime out of me as long as MA is prez. I guess I’ll have to call them the day after the shithead in chief scoots.