“It’s about perseverance, grit, the mental challenge.”

Swear to Gawd, this comes off like a bad joke I wish I had made.

UGA is refunding approximately $1.8 million to football season ticket holders for the game against Vanderbilt Saturday that won’t be played and may seek “relief,” with the SEC for a game that was postponed two weeks ago and then canceled.

“I think we’ll certainly bring that to the attention of the conference,” athletic director Greg McGarity said Thursday. “I’m sure we’ll seek some type of consideration at the proper time in light of what happened, not anything related to what we’ve done. We certainly hope there’s some consideration given, but that process hasn’t started yet.”

McGarity said UGA president Jere Morehead would have to back the request and it would then have to gain support among the league’s other 13 member schools.

Greg Sankey, upon being asked for a refund:

Hey, if you don’t ask…

There is one interesting note in Weiszer’s article:

The SEC had assisted UGA in trying to line up another opponent for this weekend.

“We didn’t even get into the testing protocol to find common threads there because the first thing was trying to find someone that was available and that it had made sense,” McGarity said. “The conference helped us and directed us and they had some teams that we already had on our list. We appreciate them trying to help us find something.”

I’d love to hear more details.  Does that mean Sankey was prepared to allow Georgia to play a non-conference opponent?  If the conference wasn’t blocking play, why couldn’t McGarity land a deal?

Asked about what the major obstacles were, McGarity said: “I would just say they were multiple in nature without getting into specifics. There were just multiple issues.”

Maybe we’ll find out in ninety days or so.

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23 responses to ““It’s about perseverance, grit, the mental challenge.”

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    +1 for the “Breaking Away” excerpt. One of my favorite under the radar movies.

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  2. RangerRuss

    That does it. I’m attending Mr McGoo’s Going away/Christmas party and I’m wearing those old pointy-toe, nut-kicking cowboy boots.
    Sayonara shithead.

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    • Illini84

      Lost your Corcorans?

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      • drunkenmonken

        Bellevilles

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        • Illini84

          It tells you how old I am that I had never heard of Bellevilles. . .or all that Ooorah stuff either! I do still have my Mickey Mouse boots but my jungle boots are long gone

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          • RangerRuss

            I need those pointy-toes to hone in on McGoo’s tiny little nuts.

            Speaking of jungle boots, in the mid-80’s we were directed to wear them with the new light weight BDUs. My First Sergeant called me over. He was a two tour vet of the 173rd ABN. He reached down in a dry bag, pulled out an old, washed out jungle boot, turned it upside down and poured out a fine cloud of orange dust and dirt.
            “Phu Bai 1969”, he growled. He blackened ’em up, brush shined ’em, put ’em on his feet and they promptly fell apart.

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            • Illini84

              One of my best pals was in the herd in 69 but at LZ English and the An Do Valley.

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              • RangerRuss

                Ya know, Top might’ve said 68.
                I feel fortunate to have been raised by those “old” vets. They were in their mid to late thirties.

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                • rugbydawg79

                  I was in 71-74 I think I had some of those same guys. It was a different Army back then.

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                • RangerRuss

                  It was an humbling experience as a young CO performing a Class A inspection and seeing all those Purple Hearts, Silver Stars, Bronze Stars and CIBs. Best job I ever had.

                  To think that there are soldiers and Marines about to retire that have been at war for their entire career.

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                • Illini84

                  And the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry With Palm Leaf!

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                • RangerRuss

                  Was just reading about Sgt Leonard B. Keller MOH. He was one of those Illini guys.

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  3. In other words, the asking price was too high … a guaranteed return trip. I’m betting this had absolutely zero to do with money and everything to do with scheduling.

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  4. 79dawg

    I will contribute $50 to the GTP Go-Fund Me for the Open Records Act request for all of McGarity’s emails for the past decade!

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  5. chicagodawgfan

    Just when we thought we’d heard the last of McGoofy, he reappears with more meaningless drivel. I think he surpassed Jim Harrick on my UGA’s Most Disliked List to secure the number 2 position with Michael Adams still maintaining the number 1 spot by a wide margin.

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  6. Salty Dawg

    There were no multiple issues, there was only one. Greg didn’t want to get it done or Greg can’t get it done (take your pick). All the rest is smoke and mirrors bullshit. Good riddance, butt munch.

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  7. stoopnagle

    Raise a paw if you would travel to an OOC game in Colorado in late September 2026

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