When it comes to accountability and the Georgia Way, plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
University of Georgia president Jere Morehead presented a rosy picture of how Bulldog teams are faring to the athletic board of directors at its spring meeting Thursday morning.
He congratulated athletic director Greg McGarity for a “tremendous year of success,” on the field and and in fundraising.
Between the lines, that’s certainly the case for women’s tennis, which reached the NCAA finals last weekend, and the baseball team which is in position to host through the NCAA super regional round as it tries to reach the College World Series. Football reached the SEC championship for the second year in a row.
Morehead cited 17 of 21 sports competing in the NCAA postseason, but in another barometer Georgia is lagging as of now.
Georgia is 35th in the most recent NACDA Directors’ Cup, which ranked ninth in the SEC. The Bulldogs were 15th in the standings at this point a year ago in the all-sports measurement.
Ordinarily, I’d say to Jere that tremendous doesn’t mean what he thinks it means, but, screw it, all anybody really cares about is football, so, you go, Greg.