Everybody likes to make a little bank.

MaconDawg, you spoilsport.

It stands to reason then that Foley might recommend turning the reins over to a guy who already knows his way around the place.  Could Greg Mcgarity leave his post in Athens to become the athletic director at the University of Florida?

Much to the chagrin of a truly committed group of Bulldog fans, I think the answer is no.

Eh, for the record, I don’t disagree, mainly because I don’t see that McGarity’s done enough since he’s left Gainesville to make him that enticing a replacement for Foley.  (The sneering condom references likely to be contained in a McGarity-to-Florida story alone make it unlikely.)

But MaconDawg’s raised one amusing possibility that I can’t resist touching upon.

And as much as Florida fans might disagree, it is essentially a lateral move. Florida does not offer significantly more in the way of resources, and in fact may offer less in terms of revenue to work with. Admittedly, Georgia’s revenue hasn’t been spent on its athletic director. McGarity makes roughly $600,000 per year, which certainly ain’t that bad. But Foley earns about twice that ($1,230,000) at Florida. McGarity’s current contract runs through 2019 after being extended this time last year, but if necessary I suspect the board could find a few extra dollars to keep him.

Actually, he’s wrong about Florida’s revenues, at least according to the numbers published in USA Today.  The Gators took in about $30 million more last year than did Georgia; they also spent about $30 million more.  But I digress.  What would really be funny is if McGarity were to use the opening in Gainesville as a means to leverage the athletic board into giving him a salary bump.  If only he were represented by Jimmy Sexton…


Filed under Georgia Football, It's Just Bidness

12 responses to “Everybody likes to make a little bank.

  1. Walt

    I thought it was interesting that McGarrity’s response when asked if he was interested in the Florida job was, ‘that’s not a question for today’.


  2. Russ

    He’s just clueless enough to think that he’d be in demand. I’d love to see him try to negotiate a raise only for the board to tell him no.


  3. Macallanlover

    McFrugal being mentioned as a possible candidate is as credible as thinking Boom was a serious candidate for UGA’s opening for a football coach. Both have been miserable face plants at the positions being discussed and only have a past tie to the universities. OJ had a tie to USC but didn’t seem to come up for their recent head coach or AD openings. Plus, our cup of luck hasn’t been overflowing recently. Now I find out the B-M Empty Suit was given an extension last year. Wow!


  4. Fire those BM folks if they ever give another raise and extension to ADGM. They’re a bunch of fools, LOL.


  5. Go Dawgs!

    How in the hell is Florida bringing in that much more money than Georgia?


  6. JCDAWG83

    Florida would never consider hiring McGarity, they understand that winning championships will take care of all the reserve fund wishes, something McGarity obviously cannot comprehend.


  7. Bulldog Joe

    Greg has done more for Florida’s success right where he is now.

    Why would they pay him big money to move?