“It’s our job to find the coaches. It’s not Jimmy Sexton’s job.”

Jeremy Foley actually said that after this happened:

Last year, for instance, Florida fired Muschamp, a Sexton client, and replaced him with McElwain, a Sexton client, then used Sexton’s expertise in negotiating McElwain’s $7 million buyout at Colorado State, a complicated process that included the scheduling of a future game between the schools as compensation. The Gators then paid Muschamp a $6.3 million buyout for the remaining four years on his contract and watched as Sexton landed Muschamp a deal as the defensive coordinator at Auburn for $1.6 million a year, making him the highest-paid assistant in the country.

How sweet was that?  I’m not even sure how to keep up with all the fees Sexton earned along the way of all those twists and turns.

That’s Greg McGarity’s new business partner.  Think he’s overmatched?



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23 responses to ““It’s our job to find the coaches. It’s not Jimmy Sexton’s job.”

  1. Rick

    Does it really matter? All that matters is whether he gets lucky with the mystery box hire he just made .

    Has there ever been an AD fired because he lost an extra million to an agent. 99% of it just whether the crapshoot hires he makes work or not.

    The bad news for everyone involved is that we have an AD whose hires are the crapshootiest in the land.


    • It sure as hell matters in terms of how the parameters of Smart’s authority are defined. What do you think is going on right now with the contract?


      • Rick

        What is an example of a particularly significant parameter? Are you thinking control over assistant hires?


        • AthensHomerDawg

          Well does Pruitt stay if Smart wants him? We all heard/read AD and he don’t gee-haw. That’s one example. I imagine Bluto tinkers with a lot of contracts.
          Just sayin’


        • What Fresh Hell is This?

          Assistant hires, input into player disciplinary (drug) policy, number of non-coaching analyst positions, budgetary constraints, etc. etc. etc.


      • Scorpio Jones, III

        “It sure as hell matters in terms of how the parameters of Smart’s authority are defined.”

        And THAT, folks is what I am talkin about….several tea leaves, all on a piece of paper (actually many, many pieces of paper).

        Smart’s contractual authority is a key, maybe the key component that would indicate progress for the process.


      • paul

        Senator, I think crapshootiest may deserve consideration for inclusion in the lexicon. I think we can use that one.


  2. Argondawg

    Not to mention Muschamp severely poaching UFs recruits while they paid him a kings ransom. It was surreal.


  3. Bright Idea

    Good work if you can get it…matching wits with academics.


  4. Jared S.

    Reminds me of something my father has often said: “Everything rises and falls with leadership.”


  5. Ted

    Impressive use of conflict waivers.


  6. MGW

    Teach me, Jimmy!


    Ethics & Discipline / Current Rules / Part IV (After January 1 / 2001) – Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct (also includes Disciplinary Proceedings and Advisory Opinion rules) / CHAPTER 1 GEORGIA RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND ENFORCEMENT THEREOF

    A lawyer shall not represent or continue to represent a client if there is a significant risk that the lawyer's own interests or the lawyer's duties to another client, a former client, or a third person will materially and adversely affect the representation of the client, except as permitted in (b).

    Too bad they ain’t got these rules for towel boys turned agents. And you people call us bloodsuckers…


  8. Tronan

    Whenever I hear Jimmy Sexton’s name, I immediately think of this.


  9. Castleberry

    He’ll eat McGarity for lunch. Looks like he already ate Terry Bowden for breakfast.


  10. The other Doug

    Now that the Smart hire has been leaked it is time for Jimmy to peddle Smart to USCe to get a little bit extra from our beloved AD. Mcgarrity can’t hold a presser Monday and announce anyone but Smart while keeping his job.

    And this people is why coaches hire Jimmy Sexton. He is gonna get you paid.


  11. Debby Balcer

    Hopefully Sexton can negotiate for Smart freedoms that Coach Richt never had. If he comes here with his hands tied in the same way Coach Richt’s were it will be bad.


  12. WarD Eagle

    Serious question. Who has done more for the SEC – Roy Kramer or Jimmy Sexton.

    Or maybe it should be who has had a greater impact?