A modest proposal

If it’s true, as the AJ-C‘s Georgia Tech beat writer suggests, that Giff Smith has yet to find a position after he was let go by the Buffalo Bills, might I suggest tapping into that mighty reserve fund and bringing the man on board in some sort of off-field support position, à la what Nick Saban’s done with Kevin Steele?

Smith can recruit, which, as any Stingtalk poster will assure you, is no easy task at Georgia Tech.  You’d think he could help in Athens, plus you take his return to the Flats off the table.  It’s a win-win for both parties.

Of course, if he wants to stay in the NFL, that’s a different story.  But it seems like it’s at least worth making a phone call to gauge his interest.


Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football, Recruiting

14 responses to “A modest proposal

  1. Comin' Down The Track

    Salt, meet Wound.


  2. Bogey Dawg

    Giff Smith is good guy and would be an asset to our program. He can flat out recruit and is a good coach.


  3. Wait… you want to spend money? Who are you? Mike Adams?


  4. Ubiquitous Ga Alum

    Heretic … spending money is the debil … stockpiling it in funds generating +/- .05 APR is righteouss


  5. mdcgtp

    Seriously, that might be the most intelligent idea or though posted by you or anyone on the board in 6 months. He is EXACTLY the type of talent we should be adding to the organization. The thing that is bizarre to me is that I think one can make a fairly compelling argument that the right support staff can in fact pay for itself in the form of a higher “hit rate” on prospects that succeed (through better scouting and research) and the program succeeding overall. If we string together another 4 seasons like last year over the next 5 years, one could logically assume that we might win an SEC and BCS title over that time period. What is that worth to the university? My guess is far far more than a $1M support staff budget and certainly more than the $350k it would take to hire someone of Giff’s quality. Oh by the way, if you were concerned about money, tie his compensation to some tangible bonus hurdle rates….


  6. JT

    Well…he was a GA at Georgia. Played at Ga. Southern…
    He would be a great addition.


  7. He is a class act and would be a great hire !


  8. Lorenzo Dawgriguez

    I wish one of you connected dudes would at least pass it on to the powers that be.


  9. Krautdawg

    Also from the article, for your reading pleasure, the state of Tech’s receiving corps:

    “Wide receiver DeAndre Smelter gave the impression that not much of an order has been established among wide receivers. I asked him if he was working with the second string, and he said “Everybody’s just kind of working in. I’m working with the ones, twos and threes. Anytime I can find some reps to get in there, I get in there.””