Daily Archives: December 1, 2015

A tradition unlike any other

This is something.

One thing about the Georgia Way… never spend too much on a first-time coach.

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“Smart is considered a healing choice for the Bulldogs.”

The search firm must have worked fast.  Numerous outlets are reporting that the hire of Kirby Smart is a done deal.

Barring a last-minute snag in negotiations, Alabama’s Kirby Smart will become Georgia’s new football coach. An announcement could come as soon as Sunday or Monday.

The answer to the $64000 question isn’t known yet.

Smart will bring in his own staff, but is expected to retain defensive line coach Tracy Rocker.

No doubt there will be more dribbling out soon.

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UPDATE:  My favorite part

According to several people in the industry, Georgia athletics director Greg McGarity made calls Monday and Tuesday inquiring about candidates but the impression left by those conversations was that Georgia is not seriously considering anyone but Smart while running out the clock until he can officially be named Georgia’s coach.

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UPDATE #2:  Seth Emerson has some speculation about the new staff here.  Obviously, Cochran coming would be a huge deal for Georgia.

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You think Mark Richt has burned up good will before?

I can’t think of a more guaranteed way to tarnish a legacy than to do this.

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Food for thought

Mark Richt is reportedly interviewing for the Miami job today, so chew on this for a moment:

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“Mark Richt has made me a better football coach.”

Rush Propst is a very successful high school football coach who’s also got a fair share of personal baggage to go along with his professional success.

Based on this, he’s apparently lobbying for a job on the next Georgia staff.  So take what he says about Richt, the 2015 season and moving forward with a grain of salt.  But read it, because it’s interesting.

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If winning ten games at Georgia isn’t that hard…

… then it shouldn’t take too much to find the right guy to step in and fill Mark Richt’s shoes, right?

Then again

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Look who’s driving the train now.

I guess Greg McGarity didn’t like appearing clueless at the press conference.

The Clay family received an in-home visit from UGA assistants Thomas Brown and Jeremy Pruitt on Monday night. But what happens when the new staff comes in? Will his scholarship offer be honored by the new coaching staff?

“We got reassurance from Coach Pruitt and Coach Brown about that,” Willie Clay said. “(The athletic director) has told those guys that anybody who is committed obviously we are honoring them and we don’t care who ‘the new coach is,’ we are obviously going to honor that commitment we got.”

Good to hear.

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