Dwindling attendance a concern for UGA?
“Well, it’s a concern, but it’s not a concern to Georgia. I’m concerned about Georgia, but when you look at trends and things like that, you say, well what are we looking at 10 years from now? I don’t want to be looking there trying to schedule. You can’t do these schedules a year out, two years out. You’re going to have to build a long way out. Let’s say attendance is struggling. (inaudible) People want to see Georgia play FSU, Oklahoma, Texas, UCLA, whomever it may be.”
You read a quote like that and you realize what a complete joke Mark Bradley’s paean to Greg McGarity, Scheduling Guru, really is. Smart’s comfortable thinking ten years down the road; McGarity can’t even find the value in putting together a master plan for Georgia’s facilities. There’s more thought — more valuable thought — in that Q&A response than I’ve read in all of Greg’s columns and Bradley interviews combined.
I’ve never been a big fan of the football head coach becoming the athletic director, but in Kirby’s case I’m prepared to make an exception.