… I mean, some Georgia booster was generous enough to fund it and it’s not as if the honoree is a bad guy, but is this the quintessential Georgia Way thing, or is this the quintessential Georgia Way thing?
A gift from a long-time University of Georgia supporter has created the Loran Smith Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Communications endowed position at UGA.
The endowment honors Loran Smith who has been associated with UGA for over five decades as an athlete and multi-talented staff member.
“We express our thanks and appreciation for this generous gift,” said J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity.
To name a senior department communications position — do they really need to hire a specialist to put off an Open Records Act request, anyway? — after a man whose calling card for most of the fan base was years spent conducting inane post-game interviews is almost perfect, but topping that with having a booster pony up for the cost of the job rather than taking money out of the reserve fund to pay the salary takes it up to a 10.
Ah, fuck it. Excuse me while I go in a corner and laugh my arse off.