“Don’t make anything out of it because it’s nothing there.”

I’d say that quote would make a terrific epitaph for Greg McGarity’s tenure as Georgia’s AD, except it’s starting to sound like he’s not going anywhere, at least not any time soon.

Morehead was asked after Thursday’s meeting if he is planning on extending the contract.

“We’re not talking about anything but the current situation, but yes I have great confidence in Greg,” Morehead said. “He’s doing a tremendous job but you know we’re good where we are. …We haven’t had any of those kind of conversations.”

McGarity standing besides Morehead as the two answered reporters’ questions added: “There’s no urgency.”

“We’re in a good position,” Morehead added.

Later when the subject came up again with reporters, Morehead said: “Presidents operate on year to year contracts. I don’t think it’s a big issue.”

… Asked if he wants to be athletic director beyond his current contract, McGarity said: “I think it’s just the unforeseeable future, yeah. Yeah, I think so. So we’ll just see what happens. Trust me, we haven’t even talked about that in any way because it’s not urgent. It’s not an important matter. I think for the foreseeable future, I feel in great shape.”

Hell, why shouldn’t he?  Nice contact with little accountability — sweet gig, if you can keep it.

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6 responses to ““Don’t make anything out of it because it’s nothing there.”

  1. Argondawg

    He hired Kirby at basically gun point. Most folks don’t know or care what’s going on in UGA athletics. Just wins and losses. When I’m walking around urine in the men’s room at Sanford or waiting 25 mins for a hot dog he certainly comes to mind but I don’t think that’s the average fan. They think of the university. I guess if I cough up 40 grand I can have a ringside seat a Turkey leg and a piss bucket. Thanks Greg but the kids at my house need Food and braces.

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  2. Granthams replacement

    GM does what Kirby tells him to do. Leave it alone for now and let Kirby drive the ship.

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  3. Bright Idea

    No need to bring in a new figurehead now who might think he will be Kirby’s boss.

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  4. doofusdawg

    I still believe that Greg won’t retire until after the tennis center renovations and have said so on this site. The announcement by the Athletic Board today is timely. I imagine the renovations won’t be limited to six new indoor courts and that everything will be complete by 2021 with a hopeful announcement of the ncaa returning to Athens in 2022.

    With all the ongoing and planned renovations… adgm could eventually be regarded as one of our most proficient athletic directors of all time… especially if Kirby gets a mnc and Crean puts us on the map. Whether or not adgm has been leading from behind or is the beneficiary of huge new media contracts will always be debatable. Exciting times in Athens regardless.

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