Today, in misplaced righteous indignation

Some columnist (h/t), his panties in a complete wad over Temple’s… um, innovative plan to sponsor jersey numbers, sputters out this:

How long before someone who donates $50,000 per year for four or five years tells the athletics director he’d like the football coach removed and wants a significant role in the selection of the next coach?

Greg McGarity says, “hold my beer”.


Filed under It's Just Bidness, Media Punditry/Foibles

23 responses to “Today, in misplaced righteous indignation

  1. Chopdawg

    I bet that has already happened.


  2. Gaskilldawg

    McGarity’s answer is the price tag is higher than that.

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  3. Go Dawgs!

    I’m confused… does this guy not understand that’s what already happens in every college football program that’s ever existed?


  4. MGW

    Thats already the way it is. There just isn’t a published fee schedule for it.

    For a very transparent example, just look at Auburn over the last 20 years.


  5. KornDawg

    They really don’t know college football in the northeast, do they?


  6. AusDawg85

    Hahahahaahah…$50k gets you 2 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 2 cokes and a souvenir jersey.


  7. It just happened here a couple years ago. Supporters basically backed the man who has done nothing for this program in getting rid of one who had done about as much as anyone. Instead of also getting canned, McGarity got a nice contract extension out of it and he also got to hire the next guy without anything approaching a real vetting process.

    Reading comments here and other places over the last month and years only reinforces my thought that we’re getting exactly what we deserve in the current all-sports slump, but, hey….at least the new guy has fire.


    • Squatchdawg

      Yeah…it’s really going to suck missing out on all of those SEC titles we’ve been winning over the last 10 years.


      • Cpark58

        But we got really close that one time…


      • Napoleon BonerFart

        Richt won the conference twice and had several division titles. It will take a while for Smart to justify your snark (assuming he can).


        • Biggus Rickus

          Eh. Based on his last decade of work, simply winning the division this year would pretty much justify the snark.

          Richt’s first five season were great, three division titles and two conference titles, finishing outside the top 10 only in the first season. It had been ten years since then, and while there were certainly high points, he averaged 9-4 with two division titles those final ten years. They were unranked in at least one of the two major polls five of those ten years. Maybe if they’d waited until Richt went 8-4 or 7-5 last year, there would have been more support for the move. Or more likely we’d be sitting here waiting for Richt’s big 2016 class to pay dividends this season, something for which I wouldn’t have held out much hope.


  8. gastr1

    My guess is that the influence of donors over coaching decisions is how the genius idea for price tags for players came about.

    I’m only half-kidding about that.


  9. anonymousdawg

    I once heard from a VERY reliable source that [the man we’re all referring to] looked Vince Dooley square in the face in the skybox during the waning moments of the 2000 Tech game and basically said “he[Donnan] better be gone Monday” and then walked out.


  10. HVL Dawg

    Well, bless his heart. He’s such a sweet columnist.


  11. No One Knows You're a Dawg

    Yes, “How long?” til big-money boosters demand a say in how college athletic programs are run?


  12. Cousin Eddie

    Wouldn’t McGarity say, “Hold my Q-Tip.”


  13. 69Dawg

    Rick: How can you close me up? On what grounds?
    Renault: I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
    [a croupier hands Renault a pile of money]
    Croupier: Your winnings, sir.
    Renault: Oh, thank you very much.
    Seems appropriate.


  14. So has this person been hiding under a rock for all these years?