“But is that what you want from your athletic director?”

As much as I bitch about Greg McGarity’s perceived shortcomings, I’ll be the first to admit things could be a helluva lot worse.  Take LSU, for example.  Please.

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30 responses to ““But is that what you want from your athletic director?”

  1. Athletic directors are a big part of the problem in college athletics today. They sell their soul for the almighty dollar and then defend the status quo for the student-athlete. They give us blaring music and constant ads in the stadium and then want to tell us how they are enhancing the fan experience. I hope I’m still a college sports fan in 10 years, but these guys are making it harder and harder as the years pass on.

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  2. ADGM may look comparatively better is because UGA coaches are quite indoctrinated in the “Georgia Way”.

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  3. JT (the other one)

    Jeez! Fire Alleva. He clearly is the problem. He makes our AD look like a professional if the highest order….whatever that means.

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  4. 80dawg

    Joe Alleva was AD at Duke during the Lacrosse and he effectively fired the coach without waiting for evidence of wrong doing. Yes, it could be a lot worse and I like that you used “perceived” as a modifier for McGarity’s shortcomings. I think that shows that you are willing to wait for evidence. Good on you Senator.

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  5. Wes

    This one – to resign!!

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  6. Saw the Commish at Starbucks this morning.

    He said to tell all the folks at GTP hello.

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  7. Aladawg

    Rationalizing that things could be as bad as LSU does not lessen the pain and embarassment of the McGarity administration. Only time will tell if 1 hire hides the rest of his warts and boils.

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  8. Macallanlover

    I am not a fan of Alleva from his whining about having to play Florida every year, and admit he looked pretty clumsy in the way the Miles firing/re-hiring fiasco went, but that was a short-term laugh. The way mcgarity handled the past few years, culminating with the firing/hiring process last month exceeds Alleva, imo. He certainly pleased the extremists and their financial backers, but we have been the butt of more jokes, by far, than Alleva and LSU did. We all hope it doesn’t turn out badly, and only a year or two will tell if it was a huge mistake, or if we will be able to recover without a long-term setback. This is not to re-open arguments because we all had our say about what each of us wanted, but to say the true impact won’t be known by any of us for some time and it was extremely risky, and unnecessarily reckless. Like all other public matters with him, it was also handled poorly.

    mcgarity is a lousy AD by any measurement that I feel relevant, and that was before, and throughout the CMR/CKS process. I wouldn’t say I would hire Alleva if I had an opening for an AD and it were my call, but I would take him over mcgarity; he cannot be any worse. If my only choices were the prior Texas AD and mcgarity, I would just roll up my sleeves and leave the spot open. Opinions may vary, of course. I won’t argue them.

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  9. DawgPhan

    All the focus is on ADs when hiring football coaches, but imagine what a school like UGA could do if it focused on hiring an AD that was truly top of the game.
    A focus on putting every team in the championship, sellouts every night of the year.

    Instead we cant even sell someone a coke in less than 45 minutes or stop the toilet from overflowing.

    I guess that about sums it up.

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  10. 92 grad

    Can it be reasonable that Alleva, as poorly as he looks, is just following the orders from the university legal dept and/or regents? I have a hard time, unless Alleva is part of their in house legal, believing he is making these decisions.

    With McGarity? His performance speaks for itself without even talking about football. He is dead to me because the way he manipulated CMR after the tech game was only juuuust a little more legit than the infamous “left at the airport Kiffin style” saga. Keeping him from his players and manufacturing his authority that day made it obvious that McGarity was sincerely threatened by the respect CMR had on campus. The guy is weak and will always be the shadow behind the money making coaches.

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  11. THE DOG MAN

    Gripe, Gripe Gripe…How about supporting the new head coach and the AD.
    CMR is gone stop the bitching and moaning, he was not getting the job done
    so the AD did the right thing and fired him. CMR made a lot of money with
    average results the last 10 years. If we under preformed in our jobs we would not last 10 years. All you bleeding hearts for CMR, do the rest of the DAWGNATION a favor GET ON BOARD WITH CKS OR GO PULL FOR THE U. BUT STOP ALL THE BITCHING. I get so tired of hearing about poor CMR.
    PS………..Sell all your UGA apparel because you are not true dog fans.
    The AD brought CKS home but some are still not happy and will never be, no matter what happens. Just a bunch of miserable people trying to piss on my parade. GO PISS SOME WHERE ELSE. say maybe on Georgia Tech.
    Sorry fellow DAWGS this crap just get old.

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    • Dude, go take a Xanex. Nothing posted here was about supporting the program or the new staff. There are a lot of people who thought the AD wasn’t doing a good job before the Richt decision, his PR and leadership skills are seriously lacking, and his record of hiring head coaches has not been very good at this point.

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    • Dolly Llama

      How did you find out about this blog/message board, TDM? And what made you like it and want to comment? Just curious.

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    • MLB2

      You and those of your ilk are old. “CMR made $35 million while here.” “He gets paid $4 million a year to win titles.” As a contributor and alum, I’m embarrassed that $35 million is all that he made considering his accomplishments. This was the first year that he was paid $4 million and he only received that raise when USA Today revealed that he was in the bottom fourth of coaches pay in the conference. None of us feel sorry for CMR. Every fan who has lived through a Georgia football season that did not include CMR or Hershel Walker feel sorry for ourselves because outside of those two people, there hasn’t been much cause for hope. There are those of us who like fielding a competitive team while producing outstanding human beings to represent us and our school for generations to come. We all support Kirby and hope that he elevates the program further. There are those of you who use championship hats and t-shirts as d— measuring devices at water coolers and bars. I would rather lose every game from here on out than to become like Auburn. Maybe you should take your sidewalk Walmart ass and go pull for another team since you and others seem to only care about how football outcomes affect your egos. It’s about UGA, the kids who attend and how they better our country. Get your priorities straight.

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    • lakedawg

      Apparently someone pissed in your coffee today.

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    • I don’t know what is worse the bitching….. or the bitching about the bitching

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      • Macallanlover

        Worst is the asshole who came roaring in with his foreskin showing. UGA version of the Bama Tree Killer, we all have them. Most of them can at least read, wasn’t this thread about the AD’s performance?

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