“What do we need all those analysts for, anyway?”

I can’t help but wonder if Greg McGarity once asked a question like that back in 2014 and got something like this in response from his favorite assistant coach at the time.

The other benefit comes when it is time to hit the recruiting trail. Only the nine full-time assistants can recruit.

“We get done playing Florida in the SEC Championship Game, immediately we’re on the road recruiting,” Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt said. “Well, somebody’s got to be breaking down Washington, Ohio State, Clemson. Those guys do a job from a breakdown standpoint so when you walk in they can hand it to it you and say, ‘Hey, this is kind of what these guys do.’ “

No doubt Greg’s seen the light these days.

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16 responses to ““What do we need all those analysts for, anyway?”

  1. He probably still doesn’t understand what they do. You’re giving the AD too much credit.

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    • Grathams replacement

      He fully understands. In 2011 he was quoted in the AJC saying analysts were going to be outlawed by the NCAA. He said UGA would not be hiring any analysts.

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      • Charles

        Ed. Zachary.

        I can corroborate. I heard McGarity take the exact same position in a Q&A session after a guest lecture (on campus) in the Spring of 2012. Pretty revealing…

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  2. What’s interesting to me is what is the next new thing. By the time people catch up to Saban with the analysts, he’ll be on to something else. I suppose that’s why it pays to be proactive rather than reactive. If you wait to react to what other people are doing, you’ll never dig yourself out of the hole.

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  3. W Cobb Dawg

    “No doubt Greg’s seen the light these days.”

    We’re not talking about some fine wine that gets better with age, we’re talking McGarity. He’s nothing but a beancounter, and a poor one at that, with no vision or skills. If I said he had good P.R. skills everyone would break out laughing. No, Kirby is the football A.D. and our coaches for other sports are on their own. If we end up winning anything before he retires, it’s going to be in spite of McG, not because of him.

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    • To be fair, McG has been a helluva lot more willing to spend money than Evans was.

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      • My problem with the AD is that almost every athletic program has gotten worse under his supervision. The most high profile version of that isn’t the football program … it’s the Gym Dogs. He inherited a program that was the equivalent of Alabama’s football program … a true dynasty where most everyone knew they were competing for 2nd place most years. They have now become an also ran in both the SEC and national scene.

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        • Didn’t their coach retire? Not a McGarity fan either, but replacing elite coaches in any sport is not easy.

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          • Yep. In typical Georgia Way fashion, Yoculan and Leeburn got Yoculan’s assistant (Jay Clark) the job and the program went down immediately. He’s been a terrible judge of talent since he took the job. Hopefully, Kirby can buck the trend.

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      • AthensHomerDawg

        Maybe so but not nearly the number of championships or collection of panties as Evans!😅

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      • Macallanlover

        Or Vince, the tightest of them all. But a different generation.

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  4. HVL Dawg

    Here’s why you need analysts: to start fights in close games.

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  5. lakedawg

    Thank goodness McGoof has not Screwed up Bauerle, Diaz, and Wallace. Everything else he’s touched has been trash so far.

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  6. Taus

    Georgia want win big with McGarity in place. He is a loser.

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