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“Jacksonville’s $35 million gain comes at expense of Kirby Smart and Georgia”
More of the same in the article from Mike Griffith…
The University of Georgia, meanwhile, gets about $3.2 million every other year (pro-rated $1.6 annually) from Jacksonville to:
• move a designated home game away from Athens
• forfeit its biggest recruiting weekend
• put its players at a travel disadvantage in a rivalry game
Coach Kirby Smart, and some Bulldogs fans and players, don’t think that’s such a great deal…
But most all of the green stays in the state of Florida, and neither team can recruit effectively on game day in Jacksonville.
For some reason, he left out the weather, which was always one of Mark Richt’s greatest hits. The rest of the whining sounds familiar, though.
Funny how his concerns about travel, recruiting and spending money in foreign places don’t temper his admiration of Smart’s scheduling upgrades. All I can figure is that Griffith really doesn’t like traveling to Florida — or he’s a hack pushing somebody’s agenda.