So yesterday afternoon, I learn my other alma mater hires Bronco Mendenhall away from BYU – a D-1 head coach with 99 wins – under the radar, with no fuss and no bother. And remember, the process to hire him essentially kicked in after UVa made a stab at Mark Richt.
So it seems it is possible for a major college athletic director to target someone relatively high profile and get a deal knocked out quietly and efficiently. Just not at Georgia, where we’re still in the “if” stage with Kirby Smart.
Don’t misunderstand. I think this deal gets done in the end, because the school simply can’t afford the fallout from Smart walking away. But the notion that the two sides are still working out the details says a lot about the Georgia Way.
Time’s running short, fellas.