Georgia’s athletic director remains enamored of his mad PR skills. Why, I honestly don’t know.
Take, for example, today’s exhortation to the Athletic Board after he acknowledged that overall, Georgia’s athletics performance isn’t where it needs to be.
“Our institution is a very birthplace of higher education in this country. We have a legacy unlike any other. We have a college town unlike any other. So many have committed to the G. And we are now asking everyone who believes in all the good that Georgia does, not only throughout our state, but around the country, to commit to Georgia.
“Let us not be distracted by those who attempt to divide us. We must be united and stronger than ever before to help move our athletic program forward.”
Words fail me. The man needs an intervention. Surely there’s a competent Grady graduate working in some capacity at the school who can step in and provide McGarity with some guidance as to why paranoia in response to criticism isn’t the best look.
Asked later what he meant by “distracted by those who seek to divide us,” McGarity declined to elaborate.
Maybe he’s saving that for his next edition of “The First Word”.