Recruiting expenditures, in pictures

Interesting graphic here:

Note how, compared to Georgia’s peers, financial support for Richt’s recruiting was solid under Evans and then drops precipitously as McGarity runs the athletic department, only to rebound significantly with Smart’s arrival.  I’ll leave you to draw conclusions from that pattern.


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27 responses to “Recruiting expenditures, in pictures

  1. Mayor

    Frankly, I always thought McGoof was trying to get rid of Mark Richt. That’s where the Boise State game in 2011 came from. Putting Georgia, coming off a 6-7 season, in against a team coming off a 12 win season with all its starters coming back, and the game being set up at the last minute the way it was……

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  2. The AD was choking off money to every program. Other than track and field (and finally football), what program is in better shape now than in 2010? The baseball program is headed there, but you could make the case that’s in spite of financial support.

    I don’t know if he used money as the way to hamstring Richt, but it certainly feels that way. I agree with the Mayor … the Boise game was odd timing at best.


    • That’s right. Baseball got railed. We kept Mark Fox for way too long to keep paying someone better more. Staved off the IPF. Asked for more and more donations. Did a bake sale to build a new band tower. It wasn’t anti Richt, it was save money in the department n


  3. DawgByte

    The data is pretty clear for the most part. The programs spending the most money on recruiting are having the greatest success on the recruiting trail.

    The numbers are skewed in Georgia’s case, because of helicopter and plane charters. By contrast Florida has 2 plane’s – Georgia 0. I suspect that will change in the near future.


  4. dawgman3000

    Not sure I’m buying the McGarity trying to undercut Richt by under funding the football program because he under funded most of the programs being cheap the way I see it. I will however, keep an open mind about it though beacause McGarity was at UF when the infamous “endzone celebration” took place so he probably wasn’t that enamored with Richt as a head coach from the start.


  5. DawgPhan

    Smart is as innovative as far as McGarity is willing to open the checkbook.


  6. Money well spent. Spend more. Dominate. Win titles.

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  7. Bob

    Kirby had huge leverage when he came in. Pay up or I will go to South Carolina. Period. And yeah, McGoofy screwed Mark Richt. CMR should have raised hell, but that was not his nature.


    • DawgPhan

      But he didn’t just screw CMR. He screwed the fans. He screwed the university. He screwed the players who gave their blood and sweat for ole UGA. He did it so he could hire the football coach himself.

      Everyone wanted the fence around the state but McGarity was never going to pay for that fence.

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  8. Greg

    If true, he should have been FIRED a long time ago….


    • Mayor

      Well…YES! Exactly. McAsshole was and is a bad AD.


    • Macallanlover

      Didn’t know there was any debate about him, who could possibly like the man? Maybe some like-minded bean counters, he has spit in everyone else’s face. His lack of vision, and tone deafness is legendary….yet he survives. I am sure Jeremy enjoys a compliant “yes man”, but surely he is getting heat from others.


  9. FlyingPeakDawg

    I would like to see a similar chart for wins vs. dollars spent on recruiting.


  10. ATL Dawg

    You’re seeing that graphic different than I see it. I see it rebounding dramatically in 2014 and 2015, when Richt was still there.

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    • Jason

      Its called 3d chess for a reason. If you are going to fire the coach.. you can’t have the cupboard bare for your guy. Otherwise you will look bad too. So you ramp up spending in the 2 years prior to hiring the new guy so you have a good base for him to leverage. Duh!!


  11. Texas Dawg

    McGarity must have some real good dirt on someone really high up to be able to keep his job.