I admit at first glance I thought this AJ-C header – “Mark Richt may attend Senior Gala but Jacob Eason won’t” – was simply another cynical attempt to troll Georgia fans, but it turns out to be something a little more surprising.
Former Georgia coach Mark Richt has been invited to return to Athens to attend the Bulldogs’ annual Senior Gala on Saturday. But he won’t have any interaction with UGA’s recruits while he’s in town.
Quarterback Jacob Eason and many other of the Bulldogs’ elite recruits who will be in town on an official visit this weekend will be “attending another event” at the same time as the Gala, according to UGA officials.
That’s different than usual. In past years, the Senior Gala has been a highlight event for some of the most important recruiting prospects the Bulldogs entertain every year.
That displays a deft PR touch that has been sorely lacking from B-M of late. Pretty Smart… er, smart. Whoever came up with the idea, well played, sir or madam.