The agony of Greg McGarity

I don’t doubt for a second that he’s sincere about this:

“People are upset, we’re upset,” McGarity said, “and we’ve got to work even harder to try to do things that will help us avoid these problems but at the end of the day, a young person has to make a decision. You see that not only with 18-year olds but you see that with 50-year olds that make poor decisions.

“When you do have a problem, it makes you go back and just take another look, take a second look on what’s registering and what is not.”

But seriously, if he finds a solution, he needs to take his services to a bigger stage than Athens, Georgia.  Social engineering is a tall order from an athletic director’s office.

For that matter, given Georgia’s experience over the past few years, the same can be said about the school president’s office as well.

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37 responses to “The agony of Greg McGarity

  1. stuckinred

    McGarity doesn’t have a clue about what life is really like in Athens. How long ago was it that he took an early morning run through downtown and was shocked at the aftermath of a night in the Classic City. I know he thinks the place should be some kind of tennis players country club. Rosta ruck big boi.

  2. 69Dawg

    Hey he and the school president want to be transparent. They want to be able to lord it over the other teams in the SEC how tough we are on crime. This is somewhat of a self-infected wound. The problem is the media does not separate the degrees of crime. Compared to other schools we are a bunch of pot smoking choirboys. How are we doing in the Fulmer cup this year?

  3. Dog in Fla

    In preparation for start of the Selection Committee Meetings, the West Coast Offense (“We think he’s a wonderful guy, but…) campaign against Mark Richt and Georgia continues:

    “Bellamy’s arrest early Saturday morning came the day after Georgia’s off field issues — including suspensions and arrests during the past four years under coach Mark Richt — were discussed during a segment on ESPN’s College Football Live.

    “We all like Mark Richt, think he’s a wonderful guy, but those numbers, those numbers are awful,” said Rod Gilmore, a former Stanford defensive back. “You have to clean that up.”

    Be sure to tune in for the next episode when Rod demonstrates proper use of the hose technique for selective cleansing operations

    • Rod Gilmore is a Pac-12 shill – nothing more, but I have typically thought he has nothing of substance to say.

      • Dog in Fla

        What I want to know is how did he get into Stanford

        • Puffdawg

          Size. And speed.

          • Dog in Fla

            I knew there was a catch to it somewhere

            • Puffdawg

              Against his wheel, his parents wanted to dig him out of his neighborhood, which was a drag. They wanted to post him at a nice school where the girls had curls and he wouldn’t be backed into a deadend corner. His abilities bailed him out of the screen process with no hitches and got him in with no flags. He had a flare for the dramatic so they opted for him to swing for the fences with a premier educational student body. Luckily he didn’t fade into oblivion but instead had a nice comeback to his hometown where he proclaimed his streak to success a “touchdown.” He is now quickly slanted towards PAC10 schools and will not quickly stop his agenda until the SEC hype quickly fades. He’s hooked, you could say. Hot route.

              • Dog in Fla

                Now that’s what I call a most excellent spongeworthy rollout

                • Puffdawg

                  I almost audibled out of that. Didn’t know if I could defend the run of bad puns. Nevertheless, I believe I passed the test.

                  As an asideYou are very clever DiF. And a hell of a lot more succinct than I. And a little concerning with the spongeworthy comment.

                  • Dog in Fla

                    Yes, that was breathtakingly weak. I’m not worthy. That’s what I meant to say but I was having a Seinfeld flashback or something like that.
                    h/t to you for hitting on all cylinders today.

  4. Scorpio Jones, III

    “We all like Mark Richt, think he’s a wonderful guy, but those numbers, those numbers are awful,” said Rod Gilmore, a former Stanford defensive back. “You have to clean that up.”

    Fuck Rod Gilmore…sanctimonious son of a bitch.

    When, as a talking head, or a writer for a talking head, you have nothing to say, you pick off the low-hanging fruit.

    I believe our head football coach has already addressed this issue, and pretty damn well. Naturally TheWorldWideSpreaderofBullshit is a day or two late with their breaking news.

    Now, what we, as Dawg Fans, gotta do is ignore the clarion call of the ignoramous and get ready for Clemmons.

  5. PTC DAWG

    Rod Gilmore is FOS.

  6. PTC DAWG

    Let me add that until the policies/penalties are standard across the board, then these so called talking heads are doing nothing but comparing apples to bacon.

  7. Timphd

    Seems to me that there has been a lot of news lately with teams all over the country having kids in trouble. Why is it that the only mention is of UGA? LSU just had two guys arrested. Texas has guys with sexual assault charges. Ohio St has a guy with cocaine in a police car. Crickets from the national media about the “out of control” programs involved.

    • Again…”It’s the media, I tell ya!” If they spread the onus around, how can they point the finger at UGA. It just wouldn’t be new(s) anymore, dammit.

      • If only we had someone who could point back and stare. Put out an APB for Macallenlover

        • Cojones

          Looky here. Us old farts usually have to finish a couple of bottles before we can think about getting into your bloggin Marxist bed. He has a tolerant gene because he’s been nice to me as a nonsmoker (or a closet buddy). You just caught him wrong on what he saw was a callous remark, whereas the rest of us just saw it as shitty. :)

          I’m sure you just miss him and he will be back here more often as soon as he has anesthetised that nerve you propagandized over. You should follow my blogging example and blog with grace, understanding and sensitivity w/o ever calling names or stirring up dissention. It’s just my way. Please, no applause. Well, OK, just a little.

          • Dog in Fla

            I do miss him oh so very much and the best part is that I’m sure the feeling is mutual.

    • hassan

      The Texas situation is horrible. Somebody made mention of it to me and it took a few google searches to get to the story. What happened there should be a national outrage regardless of if you are a sports fan or not. Not to minimize a DUI or somebody smoking weed, but those pale in comparison.

  8. Cojones

    How about Greg gets busy and lobbys the SEC to make the rules equal. Instead of wringing hands, try to be a little less feckless and lead this issue. Our team Medico could teach you a few things about instigating change.

    Hmmm…Ron Courson for AD?

    • Dog in Fla

      “make the rules equal”

      Snap out of it! How could anybody get ahead if the rules were equal?

      • Oh, and BTW, even where the rules are written in stone, who will enforce them? Even the officials play fast and loose when it comes to calling plays. I can just see some unnamed schools just not report any infractions, unless it went public by arrest.

        It takes ethics to abide by the rules…and in this day and age of moral equivalency, the definition of right to you, may not be the definition of right to me. “What exactly do they mean by this one? We can work with this!” (Winky, winky). Thank God I went to Georgia. In my ignorance I almost ended up at Auburn. What do Yankees know of such things? Only by grace can we be saved.

      • Cojones

        See what you did DIF. You poured pink piss all over my naive parade with your blase remark. Not only that, you’ve enlisted another chastiser who suspiciously wrote “Exactly” before really lighting into my remarks..

        I’ve contacted the So Fl John Birch Society to report both your asses. And a map with an arrow pointing to where you live has been sent as a handout to give to the next releases at Guantanamo. Yall keep it up and I’ll report you both to Fox “News”.

        Yall can drive a man to smoke. Hmmm.

        • Awwwww….pink piss? I take exception. :p I’m not of the political bent of most anyone in here. I just know the adage, it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. Don’t believe for one minute that new rules will make life even across the board.

          Oh, and for the sake of accuracy, I live in NC now. Sheesh, and men accuse women of being emotional. I am, but some of y’all are too… Most entertaining.

  9. W Cobb Dawg

    Have to agree with Timphd & hassan about texas. And “feckless”, as Cojones says, is a spot-on description of our AD’s effort to even the playing field when it comes to off-field conduct and punishment.

    At least stand up and defend our program and players. UGA gets trashed by media, but narry a damn word in protest from our A.D or HC about how we have a much higher standard than opposing programs, or the lenience at other schools.

  10. Will Trane

    Noitce McGarity has not compared this to his days at UF. Run those sheets for a while.
    Not like the Big 10 or whatever number they use this year. Think of Joe Pa and Penn State, and now the THE Ohio State Band…do you think ESPN’s game day crew is sitting there each Saturday this year to make some big announcement about the OSU football coaches and teams, after the HC came from UF.
    And speaking of other casting the first stones, what is goind on at the other OSU [think any of those guys got their own windmill].

    • Cojones

      “…got their own windmill..”- creative paranoia at it’s best. I’m just not smoking enough.

      They did fall off the map with their high-profile sponsor, didn’t they.