I’m sorry, but this quote has me rolling on the floor:
The main reason Georgia made the move to depart from Fox? SEC Basketball is becoming legit, and standing still with Fox was the same as moving backwards.
“McGarity didn’t want to leave money on the table with basketball,” said a well-connected insider. “Pretty much, UGA didn’t want the SEC to get too far away in terms of competitiveness, and I think Greg was feeling that it was starting to happen.”
If there’s anything that’s anathema to Greg McGarity, it’s the concept of leaving money on the table. Which got me to thinking… maybe that’s how Kirby gets things done at Butts-Mehre: “Greg, if we don’t triple our support staff, we’ll be leaving money on the table to those programs that do.” “Greg, if we don’t do a $63 million renovation of Sanford Stadium for recruiting, we’ll be leaving money on the table, because other programs will.” “Greg, trust me, when it comes to this, you don’t want to leave money on the table.”
If Jeremy Pruitt had used a better sales pitch for the IPF, who knows what might have happened?