“By the end of July or early August, we’ve got to be ready to make decisions,” athletic director Greg McGarity said Tuesday. “We’ll talk to all of our donors and all of our fans, everyone that’s involved in our football world in early August. We want to wait until the very last minute to have the latest information. We don’t have to make those decisions now.”
Donors first. Maybe they’re more antsy about going to games than the rest of us. That being said, he’s still preaching prudence, and good for him doing so.
McGarity directly communicated with football donors via email on Tuesday with uncertainty still on how the coronavirus pandemic may affect game days including possible reduced attendance.
“Regarding the 2020 football season, we understand there are so many questions surrounding attendance, tailgating, safety, hygiene, cleanliness, etc,” he wrote in his McGarity’s Minutes.
He asked fans for patience to wait as long as possible on decisions on the 2020 season. The goal is to update them closer to the start of the season.
Of course, that update doesn’t include the status of players’ health.
Bulldog players began voluntary workouts on June 8 and were tested for COVID-19 as part of physicals the previous week.
Georgia is among schools that have not revealed how many players may have tested positive, but unlike Houston, Kansas State and Boise State, the workouts haven’t been forced to be stopped.
“We’re full speed ahead,” McGarity said.
Confident mother, isn’t he? Hope it all works out for everyone.