We’ll always have Damon.

You know an article with a line like “Even if an athlete dies, it is unusual to put staffers on leave, and so Maryland was not outside the norm for not immediately doing so with Durkin…” isn’t going to be flattering, but, jeez, man, is it really necessary to drag Georgia into it?

Maryland’s athletics director, Damon Evans, is also relatively new in his position — and was a controversial pick. Before he left his job as athletics director at University of Georgia in 2010, he was arrested for drunk driving and told police, “I am not trying to bribe you, but I am the athletic director of the University of Georgia.”

The coaches at Maryland were likely pressured to win because of the institution’s fairly recent entry into the Big Ten, Smith College’s Zimbalist said. While theoretically the Big Ten’s TV contracts would yield Maryland more money, if the football team constantly loses games to powerhouses in the conference such as Ohio State University and the University of Michigan, fans and donors would be turned off, he said.

Creating a credible team would ensure the coaches stayed longer, and eventually likely lead to a better offer from another institution, Zimbalist said.

“Overwhelmingly, there are incentives to win,” he said. “I think that’s what’s going on.”

Gah.

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24 responses to “We’ll always have Damon.

  1. Puffdawg

    I didn’t realize he left his job at UGA. I thought the job had left him.

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  2. 81Dog

    I’m sure any controversy that follows Damon Evans around is just a coincidence. Unless….. Is it possible…… The Russians are plotting to interfere with the Big Ten? Maybe they also meddled in UGA’s program. I mean, those panties Damon had were red.

    Someone get Finebaum on this

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  3. Biggus Rickus

    There are incentives to win at big programs? Who knew?

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  4. PharmDawg

    Damon is, sadly for his wife and family, still pulling the same stuff at Maryland that he did at UGA. This time around he’s into brunettes.

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  5. dawgfan

    There had to be better qualified candidates than Damon Evans out there without the baggage. Damon most likely still needs a lot of supervision.

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  6. ASEF

    Is there a more rehabilatative industry than college sports? Second chances and 7 figure paydays for everyone!

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  7. so much talent… But apparently has fallen victim to the Robin Williams theory of “only enough blood to run one head”… really too bad

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  8. Go Dawgs!

    Hey, at least the article didn’t mention the red panties. #GoDawgs

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  9. BigD

    I’m no fan of Damon but that GSP guy was a straight up dick to word the report like he did for maximum embarrassment.

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    • 81Dog

      Why wouldn’t he? Cops are supposed to truthfully describe encounters with motorists who they arrest. You think maybe he wanted to make it clear to whoever represented Damon in court exactly what happened?

      Damon doesn’t have anyone to blame for getting fired from UGA but himself. I don’t hate him, or wish him ill, but I didn’t do anything to cause his downfall, and the cop just told the truth. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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  10. Right out of the “We’re never going to live this one down are we?” file.

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