All mod cons

Athlon ranks the college football coaching jobs here.  Georgia comes in eighth.

What’s funny is that Athlon really has to struggle to come up with any negatives.  It finds two – and one of those is us.

Cons: There are really no negatives to be found at Georgia, other than the fact that you are competing in the very difficult SEC, and you have a fan base that demands you win at a high level.
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15 responses to “All mod cons

  1. Rp

    A more informed writer could have thrown in a dig about lack of support from the school and AD.

    • W Cobb Dawg

      Overzealous discipline within the organization and outside (Athens PD).

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      +1,000. The writer doesn’t know what he is talking about. I personally think that the Georgia job could be the BEST job in America. Athens is a great college town. The State of Georgia produces gobs of talent and the only other major college in the state, Georgia Tech, doesn’t/can’t recruit the best athletes from the state. The problem has been historically that the UGA Administration doesn’t really back the football program like our rivals do and, in fact, keeps creating artificial hurdles that undercut the team. Plus, the skinflint attitude that controls B-M undermines the product on the field–$$ are more important than winning to them. So we have this dichotomy: (1) On the one hand you have a great situation which ought to lead to equally great results on the field; but (2) you have the administrators and (some-not all) faculty undermining the program which leads to less than great results on the field. I guess that could take the #1 situation down to #8, so maybe the estimate is about right–just for the wrong reasons.

  2. Irishdawg

    He should have mentioned “at least twice per year, Georgia will be completely screwed by Penn Wagers”

  3. AusDawg85

    Also Who we beat (#RichtMurrarycantwinBigOnes) and how we beat them (#RichtBobotakefootoffgas).

  4. Spike

    Irish.. We will be lucky if it is only twice..:)

  5. Scorpio Jones, III

    “Columbus, Valdosta and Warner Robins” I am sure Macon is glad to know this.

    A typical Athlon “low-hanging fruit”, “fill the pages” BS-fest.

    Hats off to Charlie Strong for going from a Bobby Petrino Backwater to the best coaching job in America.

  6. Do we really though, at least those of us that matter? At least in certain sports, if not all the ones capable of producing significant revenue, things seem more geared towards demanding profitability than wins.

  7. Macallanlover

    Enough subjectivity there for everyone to find something that looks totally out of whack. Mine is that FU and TN are among the most over rated on the list, especially the Florida job (really sucky location and fan base). Hard for anyone to argue that Texas is one of the very best jobs, I would put USC right there with it, along with higher ratings for Nebraska, UCLA, and maybe Iowa. Recruiting access plays a major role in these rankings, and I understand that to an extent, but a strong coach can sell a cool location even if it is not in the hotbed of HS football (Colorado comes to mind as a job that should/could be seen as much higher up the list with the right hire.)

    • Sanford222view

      I went to CU-Boulder and obviously success can be had there. However, the athletic department has no money and less than 1% of the student enrollment is African American (at least when I was there in the late eighties/early nineties). Guess who makes up that less than 1%? That’s right…the football team (and basketball to some extent). It is hard to attract top tier black athletes to that environment. The climate in Boulder, while not harsh like other parts of the country that get lots of snow, does hinder recruiting of players from Texas and California which are the main sources of talent for the program.

  8. hassan

    Tech comes in at # 46

    “Cons: Georgia Tech will always be the second-most popular program in its own city, which is probably more of a problem for the school’s fans than its players and coaches. The male-to-female ratio (about 2-to-1) at the school can’t help recruiting, either”

  9. Dog in Fla

    “The birth of All Mod Cons was tense.” Just like the Athlon article with all the best and most desirable features to be used only if in the jam

    http://www.mojo4music.com/5135/the-jam-all-mod-cons-revisited/

  10. Here we are in spite of all the DoucheyDawgs. HT to former dog with blog.
    Yikes.
    True fans rule. Everyone else droooooooooooools.
    Congrats to UGa and CMR.