A penny saved is a penny left in the reserve fund.

I’m sorry, but I can’t help it.  There’s a pretty neat article on ESPN’s Georgia site about the football program going to a digital playbook.  And then it gets to here:

Of course Georgia’s coaching staff simply wants its players to learn their playbooks, regardless of the vehicle that delivers the information. Some players would have put in that work using the old-school playbook binders and some probably won’t even with everything now at their fingertips. But providing a chance to quickly review a concept on a mobile device while riding a campus bus or while sitting in a dining hall might help those between the two groups become more efficient in their preparation.

And it will certainly allow Georgia’s football staff become more efficient with its resources, cutting back on the mountains of photocopies necessary to fill 125 playbooks and the ink required to produce them.

Cost savings are simply an added benefit to the new digital playbooks, however.

Sure they are.  But I bet that was the big selling point to McGarity.


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28 responses to “A penny saved is a penny left in the reserve fund.

  1. pantslesspatdye

    If we put our playbooks online, wouldn’t that expose our game strategies to Nick Saban and the NSA?

    • PantlessPeteDye

      You may be joking..or not..but I am concerned that this does expose the playbook to being intercepted by one or more of our rivals.

      • DawgPhan

        it would be easier to just get one of the printed notebooks than get a digital copy.

        • PantslessPeteDye

          Huh? How are you gonna get a printed copy unless you steal one? They count all of ’em and take them up from the players who each have to account for theirs. You tell me–is that easier or is it easier going online with contact info that you got from somebody with loose lips, or just by using hacking skills?

    • Puffdawg

      They don’t have Internet in Alabama yet.

  2. DawgPhan

    hasnt UGA always lead the way with technology?

  3. Alan

    Is the McGarity Reserve Fund Meme the new “Fire Bobo”?

    • pantslesspatdye

      Perhaps. The growth and purpose of the fund is quite the enigma.

      I could use a few pointers from McGarity, however: my Woodford Reserve fund has trouble keeping a balance.

  4. Ginny

    I really like this: “If a player has trouble picking up a playbook concept, he will have video examples of the properly-executed play and notes from his position coach at his fingertips that might simplify things. ”

    Hope the players will use it to their advantage. Can’t hurt with recruiting either.

  5. Hogbody Spradlin

    What are you DOING? Don’t throw away that paper clip!

    • ScoutDawg

      Damnit, that pencil still has a good two inches!

      • Cojones

        “Six inches high; Six feet high: – You got a waterfall in the training room also. Quitcha bitchin.” was the quote heard from an unnamed athletics dept individual when pointing out that the training rehab tub had a 6″ drop when recirculated water reentered.

      • Puffdawg

        Bobo uses a crayon according to some of our fan base.

  6. IndyDawg

    Just don’t take away my red stapler.

  7. WillTrane

    Players have to be excited about this! Look at the success of those powerhouse Jets, Jaguars, and Huskies. What was their records. If the players can stay on a block, a tackle, or running lane like all these young people today on their pad and phones…well everyone ought to be AA. Program has been dendoresed by Snowden, Ying, and Putin.

  8. Rebar

    It probably relates better to the younger generation.

  9. Raven

    So you think the only way to get content on a device is via the internet huh?

  10. Bryant Denny

    One of my kids is supposed to be issued an iPad at school this fall containing all of the text books. That sounds cool, but I’m not sure how well I’d do without being able to doodle in the margins and color in all the ovals.

    • Cojones

      I just sent for some old and used textbooks in my major of yesteryear. Can’t wait to see the graffiti and doodles, but believe there won’t be many because its of a serious science subject. Looking to see how many editions continued reference to the research done at UGA. It uniquely added basic knowledge to the field of study and references UGA below one photo of that work. “Standing on the shoulders of others” doesn’t begin to express the debt I owe my university, major prof and dept head plus many others.

  11. cube

    The reserve fund should be our new mascot.