“Program coordinator II.”

The Georgia athletic department wants Bryant Gantt on that line.  It needs Bryant Gantt on that line.

Something that may help Georgia’s football program is the presence of Gantt, a former Bulldog player who has worked for the team since 2011. Prior to that he spent 19 years at the law firm Cook, Noell, Tolley and Bates, where he worked as a legal assistant, investigator and process server.

“He’s close with some of the cops,” former Georgia linebacker Reuben Faloughi said. “You would see Gantt talking with the cops. I think that kind of bridged the gap between the team and the police.”

Gantt has long acted as a liaison between the program and law enforcement, from organizing law enforcement days at practice, and showing up as players are being arrested and advising them before court cases.

It doesn’t stop players from being arrested, but it helps avoid situations getting worse.

“He’s just a guy who does everything with the program,” Faloughi said. “He was just well-connected in Athens with law enforcement, and he kept us accountable, and also made sure we were protected.”

Which makes you wonder how much worse things might be if nobody were out there bridging that gap…

12 Comments

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12 responses to ““Program coordinator II.”

  1. Walt

    UGA’s version of Michael Clayton?

  2. Bulldog Joe

    ‘Bout dang time B-M did something proactive about this.

    • Dawgphan

      so hard the lulz.

      you think a guy that shows up after you are arrested is BM being proactive?

      thanks for that one….

      • Normaltown Mike

        He hangs around downtown bars where the athletes go and keeps them in order so yes, B-M is being proactive.

        • Bulldog Joe

          If he keeps a set of car keys, a stack of game tickets, and other ‘perks’ handy in case some shit starts, then he has the makings of a great wing man.😉

          The Alabamazation of the program continues…

          • Normaltown Mike

            The downtown cops are such pricks about open containers that I think it’s smart/necessary. But we’re not altering the policing techniques of our local cops the way we suspect it happens over in T-town.

  3. South FL Dawg

    Since 2011…wow. I’m glad he’s there. Money well spent. In my humble opinion, what other teams are able to get their local police to do is wrong (Florida State, Tennessee). Maybe UGA has the right balance here.

  4. ClydeBoogie

    I’ve known Brian since he was a young buck he is right man for the job. A smart level headed guy who has saved more than a few of them from some bone headed stuffthzt didn’t make Ajc front page. He often takes them to my Aunt Joyce’s house for a Sunday soul food spread that’s outta this world.

  5. ClydeBoogie

    Stuff that

  6. lakedawg

    Brian needs Ledbetter to give him a copy of his agenda every couple days.

  7. Debby Balcer

    Gantt is the coordinator that was there for Devon Gales. A DGD and a man who I hope stays at UGA a long time.