Put this on your pandemic to-do list.

On my must read list:

Screenshot_2020-07-13 Attack the Day Kirby Smart and Georgia's Return to Glory Emerson, Seth, Stinchcomb, Matt 978162937723[...]

It’s the leading up to his hire part I’m really looking forward to reading.

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36 responses to “Put this on your pandemic to-do list.

  1. The other Doug

    Ooohh. I can’t wait!

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  2. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Seth’s the best CFB beat writer going, and I’ll read it… but dang, shouldn’t we wait until, you know, we actually do win a title? Is this the fan version of rat poison? Sub-titling the book “Georgia’s Return to Glory” with us still not having that elusive national title makes me absolutely cringe. Am I the only one?

    Regardless of that, congratulations to Seth. If I know Bulldogs fans, and I do, this book will sell eleventy billion copies. You’re gonna be able to put your kids through college based on the sales of this book. When we do actually win a national title (it’s coming) and you write THAT book, you’ll be able to buy a beach house. 😂

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    • The Truth

      Yeah, making the playoffs and winning the East and whipping the Gators is all well and good and a step forward, but “glory”? — that’s the Natty.

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    • Diving Duck

      That was my first thought as well. I’m sure it’s a great, well researched book but the title is going to be fodder for the ‘1980!’ masses of the comment sections similar to the way we treat the cannon shot.

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    • Love Seth’s work, but agree on the title. I’m blaming some unseen editor for the play on the fight song for a title. unnecessary. we have enough burdens of falls past to shoulder here. I keed (kinda)

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  3. Will (the other one)

    Rumor is there is a chapter on those key weeks in October 2015 that led to the vacancy being there in the first place too.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      If Seth actually ever writes that book, forget buying a beach house, he’ll be able to retire.

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  4. I know everybody wants to know more about the October 2015 stuff, but I’d LOVE to know more detailed tidbits about what went on during the Belk Bowl week when it felt like Richt was being pushed out for Dan Mullen.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      Is that when Mark Bradley first started writing his ridiculous love letters about Sideshow Dan the Clown? I didn’t realize those could’ve actually came from real goings-on, I just figured they were his own delusional musings.

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    • Anonymous

      Here is my understanding of what happened. This does not include any first-hand knowledge. There was frustration within the donor class but not necessarily enough that Richt had to go. McGarity wanted to replace Richt with his buddy Mullen. Jere Morehead had just started the job on July 1st. He put a stop to any of it as he wanted to get at least a full year on the job before tackling athletics. Morehead has a lot more control over what is going on athletically than most people think. McGarity is his yes man.

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

        McGarity is everyone’s “Yes Man.” If the man had an original thought in his empty head, it would literally be the first. He is an unimaginative bureaucrat of the first order. If men like him were in charge of NASA in the 1950’s and 1960’s, we never would have broken the bonds of this earth to even get into orbit.

        Greg McGarity is the worst thing to happen to Georgia Athletics. Yes, even worse than Michael Adams.

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        • Anonymous

          If McGarity was the head of NASA in the 1950s and 1960s, we would have gotten to the moon just fine. He would have hired someone to be in charge of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo Projects and then handled the finances while dealing with Boeing, Douglas, Grumman, Lockeed, etc. He is a delegator / money-man. You don’t have to like it, but it does guarantee that you do not turn into what Hart and Hamilton did to Tennessee.

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          • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

            NASA actually spent the money they were given.

            So we’ll have to agree to disagree here.

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          • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

            NASA actually put together what you could call a “Master Plan.”

            Something else McGarity refuses to do.

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            • Anonymous

              Or it is something that McGairty refuses to share with the public because he doesn’t want to deal the people that have McGarity Derangement Syndrome?

              McGarity has been spending plenty of money… now that he is being told to spend it. What part of yes-man do you not understand?

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              • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

                For someone who you give credit to being good with money, why does he spend his money so poorly? Why does he only approve projects in a piecemeal fashion that over time cost millions of dollars more than they need be if there was instead a Facilities Master Plan. That was what I was referring to in the crack about NASA. McGarity may spend money, but how he spends the money, regardless if it is his decision or someone else’s, is extremely poor. The way we spend money keeps us constantly behind and always playing catch-up.

                The fact remains, McGarity currently resides in the position of leadership for the UGA AA, so yes man or not, the buck stops with him. One way or another, he has been terrible for UGA, and arguing otherwise is just semantics.

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                • gastr1

                  Corch, I guarantee you there’s a master plan. No organization with much money and that much need just allows one person to make decisions willy-nilly as you seem to think.

                  They are under no obligation to let you or I or any of us in on the plan or process.

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        • rugbydawg79

          Michael Adams was the worst.

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  5. Is there really gonna be anything we haven’t really heard or known? asking honestly

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  6. Jim

    I’ll certainly buy and read, but i wouldn’t expect too much in terms of salacious details as Seth does not want to be relegated to seat 37F

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  7. Remember the Quincy

    “Return to Glory” is doing some heavy lifting there.

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  8. Will (the other one)

    It’s not a salacious detail, but I certain would enjoy some more detail about what went down between Kirby’s lone loss to Tech and 4 very NFL-ready juniors deciding to return for 2017.

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  9. DCBasham

    Seth is a hack, and is the first person to remind you in a conversation that he is “descended” from famous lineage: RWE. Had to school him on the history of Clean Old Fashioned Hater series, and he has blocked me ever since. To paraphrase my late dad (which he used to say about Mark Bradley), I’ve forgotten more about UGA football that Seth will ever know.

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    • I’m not the biggest fan of Seth. Always felt business like. Not good basketball coverage.

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      • While he’s not Hale, who I was a big fan of on our beat; I really can’t complain since Seth went the The Athletic. I feel like his work has improved drastically (due to the subscriber medium / no click-bait directives). So I’ve come to really enjoy his articles & topic choices. I also love that his responses in the questions segments do not always pander to our fan base. He’s not afraid to call out/disagree (DC excluded on Tech series of course).

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  10. W Cobb Dawg

    Kirby you magnificent bastard, I’ll read your book!

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