“I got some bad recommendations on that guy.”

I’ll say this for Joe Alleva — he’s pretty entertaining when he’s got no more fucks to give.

“I still have a lot of friends in the ACC,” Alleva said. “I talked to them, and after that I didn’t want any part of Jimbo. I would never have hired Jimbo. He was never on my radar. Now, fans and some people in the department wanted him, but I never wanted him.

“I could have made a change (at the end of the 2015 season). I recommended not to. Because I would have been forced to hire Jimbo. I would rather have had Les. But if I didn’t hire him, the outcry would have been ridiculous. So we had that meeting during the (Texas A&M) game, and I made the recommendation to keep (Miles).”

Even that was merely damning with faint praise.

“The sad thing is it should have been that way for a long time,” Alleva said. “Think of the players Les Miles squandered and didn’t utilize properly. Talking to Les was like talking to a wall. The key (in) getting to a championship level is utilizing talented players. It’s that simple.”

I can only imagine what a retired Greg McGarity might say one day.

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11 responses to ““I got some bad recommendations on that guy.”

  1. Bright Idea

    With the promotion of Josh Brooks to a clear #2 within B-M, McGarity’s retirement may be coming soon. Just guessing.

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  2. Russ

    Damn. I guess he’s glad to be retired.

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  3. ” Ed wanted the job so bad he would have taken it for nothing.”

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  4. CEPH

    Ever watch anyone talking to Les Miles? Having dialogue with him is like arguing with a sign board with no words on it. I saw an interview with him, his daughter and son at the breakfast table, talking about hilarious. In his case the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. His daughter only had one thing in mind the eggs on her plate. I thought they must have been with holding food from her. Both his kids joined the clean plate club. Les was stuttering and they were eating. Can you imagine Les talking and eating his “grass” over easy at the same time. Not a pretty sight!!!!!

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    • gastr1

      Wonder how talking to Greg McGarity is different. (I.e., I can’t imagine what a retired version of him would say that’s different than the company line the current version says– yes man now, a yes man then.)

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      • McTyre

        I’d argue McGarity is much more a No Man. Lacking in ideas and courage like the typical YesMan, but historically a No to the idea of protecting UGA interests in the SEC meetings (scheduling, officiating and rules) and with the NCAA (not just offering no resistance on compliance matters but enabling overreach) … and strategic planning to keep facilities competitive in various sports (not solely piecemeal efforts reacting to extreme pressure from Kirby or doing things simply to prompt fundraising). Yes has mostly been reserved for the worlds largest reserve fund and finding new ways to monetize the fan interest.

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  5. Mayor

    “I can only imagine what a retired Greg McGarity might say one day.” About Mark Richt? Or about Kirby Smart?

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  6. Doug

    Alleva sounds like a pretty decent judge of character. His opinion of Jimbo seems to be shared by a wide swath of Florida State fans who resent the hot mess he left in Tallahassee in 2017.

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  7. Jack Klompus

    I love one people come out and actually tell you inside shit like this.

    Les’ podcast was wretched. It was good for like 5 minutes and then it was intolerable.

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  8. Bright Idea

    That honey waiting on Jimbo for a kiss after the bowl game likes him!

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