TFW the Process collides with the Georgia Way

Well, this doesn’t sound good.

One member of Georgia’s football recruiting office has been fired and another suspended for 30 days without pay, sources have confirmed to DawgNation.

Dacia King, who is listed as the Bulldogs’ recruiting program coordinator on the team’s website, was dismissed. Lukman Abdulai, who is director of on-campus recruiting, has been placed on a 30-day suspension without pay.

The reason for the actions and whether they are related are not known at this time.

“I’m not talking about any personnel stuff,” Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity said. “Regardless of what the position is, I just don’t comment on personnel decisions or matters. Sorry.”

McGarity also declined comment when asked whether violations of NCAA or SEC rules were involved.

Ah, jeez, one only wonders what steps Greg is prepared to take prostrating himself before the NCAA.  That always seems to work.

As far as what happened, I don’t know, but King’s job is described as being “a liaison between prospective student-athletes and the Georgia coaching staff and helps plan visits and set itineraries”, so I’d expect whatever went wrong came out of this sphere of operations, since she’s been canned outright.

Obviously, it’ll be 90 days before we learn anything concrete about this, but in terms of rank speculation pulled straight from my ass, I’ll sure be curious to learn how this came out — or, to be more specific, which of Georgia’s rivals tattled.

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38 responses to “TFW the Process collides with the Georgia Way

  1. Brandon

    The word on the street is Clemson.

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  2. Got Cowdog

    I heard on the radio this AM that there is some football spillover from the basketball-paid players thing. Penn State, Alabama, Michigan State, Northwestern were the names I heard.
    Is shit fixing to get real?

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    • BigSam

      The only sh*t in the game is Auburn, and yes, that’s real info.

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      • Otto

        If Auburn cheted they no track record of getting away with it which means if they did cheat, Aubie had leverage on Bama. What kind of leverage would it take to get Bama to relent allowing Auburn to win a national title? Cam was cleared before Bama started asking questions.

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      • Otto

        *If Auburn cheated they have no

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  3. Biggen

    The rumors going around are they were “getting it on” at the office. If true, I’m thinking they need to try the Costanza defense:

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    • If that were the case, it seems strange to fire one and only suspend the other.

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      • Dawg in Austin

        Lukman was a pretty valuable employee to the recruiting operation, and she was expendable.

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        • You’re asking for a major employment discrimination suit, with very messy details likely to come out of it. Does that really sound like the way B-M does business these days?

          There’s a difference between being valuable and being irreplaceable.

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          • Dawg in Austin

            I’m only guessing and no one knows the facts at issue, but he is one of the glue guys for the operation and she has only been there a year. Perhaps she was within some probationary window? Or she did the “crime” and he was the supervisor. Otherwise you’d probably be right.

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          • Dawg in Austin

            And to answer your question, no. But I’m often surprised by their actions.

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      • CB

        In any event I hope this is the case.

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      • Macallanlover

        My defense would be the old Huey Long adage: “You can bait that trap with p—y and catch old Huey every time”. At least it is attributed to him. Unless it was rape, it would make her the one at fault……jk (sort of), before the PC police come after me. Sorry, it has strong basis in fact. Plus, wasn’t she the supervisor?

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        • File this under “damn, son, I don’t think I would have said that”.

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          • Macallanlover

            Well, I didn’t. Some politician in Louisiana allegedly did, not that rules ever applied much in their politics anyway. But, it is a dead-on fact that the “substance” involved is very, very powerful, and brought down many kingdoms and fiefdoms, all over the world. In other words, it is a truism based on my observations.

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      • Biggen

        I thought the same thing. But I figured I’d never get the chance to post that gif again so I had to take it!

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    • Bright Idea

      I figured there might be some hanky panky but the female got fired and the male suspended so that blew my speculation, which is sure to tangent in countless directions.

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    • Uglydawg

      Then why was only one fired?

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    • Bulldog Joe

      If this were the case, The Georgia Way Handbook requests resignations from both parties, unless a big contributor is involved, then it’s all gucci.

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  4. Anonymous

    Tattling to NCAA is one thing – who told the AJC? Story cites to “sources have confirmed to DawgNation.”

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  5. Bigshot

    If something bad can happen it will. The UGA motto. We are screwed.

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  6. CB

    The no comment from GM is perhaps a good start.

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  7. Classic City Canine

    A high school football coach I know said Ole Miss reported UGA for recruiting violations not too long ago.

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  8. Go Dawgs!

    I’m sorry, Greg, but you absolutely do comment on personnel decisions. We have stacks of quotes from you on the firing of coaches for losing games. In fact, you hold press conferences when that happens. Hide out from the media and your supporters on this issue if you like, but don’t hide behind some non-existent policy.

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  9. Derek

    Wouldn’t it be fun to find out Bryan Bresee is the new Corey Simon?

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  10. Hobnail_Boot

    Pretty clear that she did something wrong (fired) and he knew about it but didn’t report it (suspended).

    May want to get in front of this, negative recruiting and all.

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  11. 30904Dawg

    Per the insider sites, this has NOTHING to do with sexual relationships of any kind. King failed to follow repeated protocol directives from the UGA Compliance office. The indication is that nothing she did was overly serious with regards to the overall compliance picture, but it was a wanton and repeated violation of University implemented compliance directives. If anything, it sounds like the worst thing that occurred was too much contact with recruits, putting the program at risk for minor violations. All indications are that Abdulai either was aware of King’s disregarding of the compliance directives and failed to report back to compliance, or he was made aware by a recruit and did not follow up, but a fellow staff member DID follow up when the same recruit mentioned it to the football staff. Not much to see here other than an employee violating University protocol that was put in place to protect the program; said employee was terminated; and resulting violations would be self reported and minor. The major sin here wasn’t any kind of NCAA compliance issue, but a wanton disregard for the directives set in her employment with UGA.

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  12. Otto

    I keep reading about how UGA is screwed and how McGarity will fold. It gives me hope that this is so tight lipped now, maybe the process is beginning to get traction in Athens. We’ll find out in the so distant future.

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