I just want to follow up my last post with a quote from Kirby Smart ($$) that should, in its own way, be blindingly obvious.
– And in this age of dwindling attendance, even fan bases at the most passionate and winning programs will not show up en masse for the “little sisters of the poor games.” So, economically, these series make sense as well.
“We want our fan base to get (these games),” Smart said. “We want our fan base to get potentially what might be seven consecutive home games, nonconference, Power 5 opponents and we’re trying to get that lined up for them and play some good rivalries. I think it’s going to help us in recruiting, I always do, and I like to play in Atlanta, too.”
I’ll take my dose of fan-friendly management wherever I can get it.
Yeah, it’s a shame that the head coach is having to do the athletic director’s work here, but at least McGarity’s not blocking it. I can certainly live with that.