There are a couple of “oh, snap” moments in today’s Seth Emerson Mailbag. First, in response to a question about how Smart’s success will affect Mark Fox’ fate (HINT: it won’t), Seth differentiates the hiring/firing settings:
The football coaching change, going from Mark Richt to Kirby Smart, was an institutional decision, with many voices and powers at work. Greg McGarity was the one assigned to tell Richt and appear at the press conferences, but he sitting alone in his office was not the one making the decision.
“McGarity was the one assigned”? You mean… gasp!… Charles wasn’t in charge? Damn, Miz Scarlett, suddenly ah feel faint.
Then, almost as an after dinner mint, comes this less than innocent question to wrap things up.
Why did @UGAAthletics pay (waste) $42k to a search firm to tell them to hire Kirby Smart when the deal was already done via back channels.
– Russell Sauve
You’re new around here, right, Russell?
Anyway, so much for that man with the plan narrative. Why do I suddenly have this sense of another “McGarity’s Minutes” being feverishly typed as you read this?