The Process is profitable.

While there may be some parts of the Georgia Way that don’t mesh well with the Process, I’m sure there’s one part of Tuscaloosa that Butts-Mehre would be ecstatic to import in toto.

Hmm… maybe one day they’ll hire McGarity’s replacement from there.

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16 responses to “The Process is profitable.

  1. The athletic association is wringing enough out of me at this point. We don’t need to be giving the AD and his chief revenue officer any more ideas.

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  2. Otto

    It isn’t just McGarity. You have to attend a Bama games and spend time in the state during the fall. Anyone that isn’t an Auburn fan is behind Bama football. Bama uses football prestige to attract better students, UGA doesn’t

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    • Normaltown Mike

      “Bama uses football prestige to attract better students, UGA doesn’t”

      You’re away of the disparity in students b/w the two though, I hope.

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      • Otto

        Most would argue UGA has always been more academically prestigious, and the 2 institutions as such have different philosophies on how to promote themselves. I would argue Bama has used football to promote respect and positive press for the University since Wade was head coach. Bama enrollment is up 55% in the past decade.

        “In the last decade, enrollment has increased by more than 55 percent, to a record 37,100 students this fall, and more than half of the students now are from out of state, another seismic shift. The acceptance rate in the last decade fell to 54 percent, from 72 percent. This year, 2,261 freshmen are enrolled in its Honors College, two and half times the number 10 years ago. Its 174 National Merit and National Achievement finalists rank Alabama among the top five public universities.”

        UGA fans tend to make fun of Bama and PAWWWLLL but it transcends running not just the athletic department but the University in very different ways from Athens, and as such an AD hire from Bama may find himself at odds with the University and possibly alumni.

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        • WaterDog

          US News and World Report – Public Colleges
          UGA #16
          Auburn #46
          Bama #51

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          • Otto

            Where would they be without football?

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            • Normaltown Mike

              http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/05/uab_football_first_step_in_hid.html

              This is a good article that touches on some of the issues at UA and their break-neck growth over the past 10 years.

              When Saban retires, they better get the NEXT greatest coach in the history of football or they are way up shit creek without a paddle.

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              • Otto

                Interesting read, I have heard many say the method to calculate profit of an Athletic Department can vary greatly as well.

                Bama as always will open up the check book to hire a coach which if you are UGA or Clemson fan and Dabo or Smart (if he continues to be successful), you can’t but question how much they might be offered and if they would take it.

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                • I’ll go on record right now. Smart isn’t going to leave Athens for Tuscaloosa even if they throw a mint at him. I don’t have inside information, but I think Mary Beth Smart was counting the days until her husband got this job and they moved to Athens. Given what they have done to drop roots back in the Athens community, I don’t see any way they leave. As long as the AD doesn’t take advantage of the Alma mater discount and continues to provide support to the program, I really don’t believe anyone is going to pry the Smarts out of their estate in Five Points.

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                • AusDawg85

                  Mary Beth should just be damn sure her man makes the UGA job far more desirable to have when Saban leaves so neither her hubby nor Dabo are interested.

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        • 79DawgatWork

          You make it sound like the absolute number of students is all that matters, and sound like the idiotic Georgia State or Kennessaw people who beat their chests about being “bigger” or “almost as big” as Georgia – so what? Georgia is not in the same “business” as Alabama, Georgia State or Kennessaw, (as the rankings someone mentioned elsewhere point out), so who cares that more people go there than Georgia???

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  3. NCDawg

    One thing stuck out at me though. They brought in 174.3 million but only had 15.6 million profit. There’s a lot of spending going on in Tuscaloosa!!

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    • Uglydawg

      It would be interesting to know how much Alabama spends football signee everyone else. If those numbers are even kept. In other words..entire recruiting budget (yes, I realize a lot of money is spent on recruiting that isn’t shown in a written budget) divided by the number of kids you signed. And I would like to know how the money was spent..”entertaining, travel, merchandise, etc.” to see what everyone differently.
      This is not meant to suggest that ‘Bama cheats on recruiting. I would just be in seeing how spending compares.

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      • Uglydawg

        My computer is down..using my dear wife’s..I don’t get along with the keyboard as is evident in above post. Solly.

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  4. ScoutDawg

    Your random snark is inspired.

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  5. Mark Fox

    Greg McGarity is my homeboy.

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