“Football season’s over,” Courson said. “But COVID’s not.”

The 2020 season may not have been the on-field success we hoped for, but the Georgia football program definitely did well combating the pandemic.  As Seth Emerson notes ($$), there never was an outbreak that spread through the team and only one staffer was hospitalized.

No doubt there were plenty of reasons behind that success — one that I assume the staff has trumpeted on the recruiting trail to parents, and why not? — but the biggest one is something pretty simple.  The program took the thread of the pandemic seriously.

Inside the building, there was no politicizing of mask-wearing, social-distancing or otherwise.

“That was nonexistent,” said Josh Brooks, the deputy athletic director who was promoted to athletic director earlier this month. “It never became a political issue here. It became a safety issue.”

Naturally, that started with Smart, but everyone followed his lead.  Well played, y’all.  Keep up the good work.

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49 responses to ““Football season’s over,” Courson said. “But COVID’s not.”

  1. Salty Dawg

    The pandemic had a thread? wot? jk

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  2. Russ

    IBTL

    Seriously, they seemed to do a great job managing this thing. Let’s hope they continue their vigilance because we need a full spring and off season to get this machine humming.

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  3. Bulldawg Bill

    What do you get when you pull a thread?
    Tennessee!

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  4. mg4life0331

    Obviously none of the people that comment here work there lmao.

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  5. Ran A

    I find it interesting that both Georgia and Bama (oddly enough with the exception of Saban) had a very similar experience. What does it say about the disciplines within those two programs vrs. everyone else?

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    • Russ

      I do think it reflects the discipline within the program. Look at Cousin Eddie calling for fans to pack the Swamp and then they have to shutdown the program for 2 weeks because of COVID. Oh, and because Mullen is an idiot.

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    • stoopnagle

      Yeah, that article tells you all you need to know about the culture in Athens. All those young dudes bought in and made sacrifices for each other to have a season. That’s incredible.

      So much for Cade’s lawyer’s assertions.

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  6. Derek

    Leadership actually works?

    Who knew?

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  7. PTC DAWG

    Maybe they were ahead of the curve and were using the newly regulated testing procedures recommended by the WHO, oddly enough on 1-20-2021…the previous testing levels were giving too many positives.

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  8. Previously Paul

    If we had pursed COVID as a healthcare issue nationally instead of weaponizing it politically we would likely be in a much better place today.

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  9. ASEF

    It’s an impressive feat. Kudos to Kirby and the entire athletic department.

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  10. Hobnail_Boot

    Just because you didn’t hear about a summer outbreak doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

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  11. whybotherdude

    Difference in UGA and everyone else? Ron Courson.

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  12. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Sooo, it can be done. Even on a college campus, and even with a bunch of late teens-early 20s males in groups. The rest of us need to get together.

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  13. Wish Kirby could learn to work it like Tampa just did with 30 seconds. Gb just got played

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  14. 2 games of the best coaches/teams kicked a field goal short distance with bad math.

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  15. KC just scored on a play that was essentially 5 guys criss crossing each other. You need a helluva qb to do that though

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