“They asked me not to discuss it, so I don’t want to say too much.”

As I read Chip Towers’ piece on the background story on the now notorious Rush Propst tape…

In an interview Monday, Nelson told the AJC that he turned over the files to UGA “to give them a heads up.” He also said he does not believe the allegations and doesn’t think anything will come of it.

“I don’t think they’re in trouble because of who said this,” said Nelson, referring to Propst. “That man’s credibility is zero and they’ll put this out in no time. I’d be surprised if the NCAA spends more than a minute on it.”

… UGA on Monday directed the AJC’s questions to compliance director Will Lawler, who also did not respond to requests for comment.

“This isn’t about (college) recruiting,” Nelson said. “This is about money being diverted into somebody’s back pocket. … There’s nothing to all that all other stuff. There’s no way the NCAA tries to make anything out of all this. I don’t see how they could.”

… one thought immediately came to mind, unbidden:  how would Greg McGarity have handled this?  (I mean, besides considering whether he should suspend Nick Chubb retroactively.)

Please, feel free to share your answers in the comments.


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49 responses to ““They asked me not to discuss it, so I don’t want to say too much.”

  1. Granthams Replacement

    Greg would go with his favorite move, grab his ankles.

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  2. silvercreekdawg

    He’d have “proactively” shut down the program indefinitely.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. sniffer

    He would have handled it badly. I can almost hear him bemoaning the fact that any dollars allegedly given to players should have been directed towards the reserve account.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Gaskilldawg

    McGarity would have done what Kirby Smart directed him to do.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. suitejesus

    Offered to let them examine bank records of all current coaches and players while requiring all players to account for all team gear in writing and be available for interviews at any time without counsel

    Liked by 2 people

  6. barneydawg

    This was not my area of law. Does anyone, especially “Chubbs” have recourse here? I realize RP has no assets to go against, but still.


  7. Can we just go beat the hell out of this guy? asking for a friend of course.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. ASEF

    Preemptively suspended every 5 star on the roster as a proactive gesture of contrition to the SEC and NCAA.


  9. Scott Rollins

    Remember when Propst basically begged publicly for the OC before Richt hired Shotty? I wonder if some of this is sour grapes. More likely, the guy is just a total jerk

    Liked by 5 people

  10. David D

    McGarity would have preemptively scheduled the next 10 Auburn games to be played at Jordan-Hare.

    Liked by 9 people

  11. Russ

    McGarity and team preparing to respond to the NCAA.

    Liked by 8 people

  12. Chuck Mayfield

    I guess Propst is trying to eliminate any remaining recruiting pipeline from Valdosta High for his players – certainly to UGA and Bama. A spurned lover indeed.

    Liked by 3 people

    • TN Dawg


      That’s not how that works.

      If there is a 5 star or 4 star at Valdosta High, Saban would be there ‘crootin’ even if the coach was Pat Dye and Gene Jelks’s illegitimate butt-baby and Kirby would be outside waiting in the lobby.

      Georgia and Alabama don’t do high schools a favor by taking marginal talent.


  13. otto1980

    If you have watched Varsity Blues, you have watched Propst in action.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. W Cobb Dawg

    Don’t count Greg Mediocrity out. I’m sure he’s planning some form of punishment for us as part of his Gator bowl responsibilities.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. PTC DAWG

    The horse, it’s dead.

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  16. Probst is an ass and knows he’s an ass. He’s just one of these guys that cannot reconcile in his own narcissistic brain that him being an ass is exactly why he has not reached a station in life that he strives for. They’re a dime a dozen.

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  17. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    Have any of you considered that Probst might be telling the truth at least about Bama? It’s common knowledge that Bama ran a pay for play system under Bryant for years.


  18. stoopnagle

    Jeremy Pruitt’s old buddy Probst is “spilling” on Georgia and Alabama? You don’t say?


  19. spur21

    Probst is a lunatic – oh yeah look at the fellow next to him – looks like Mr. Potato Head.


  20. trbodawg

    Would not the Georgia High School Athletic Association be interested in the fact that Probst is openly paying his players? Is this not against the rules?

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  21. dawg100

    Ironic that Chubb allegedly got the same as Cam Newton’s dad, no!


  22. He would have had a statement out yesterday about working with the NCAA.


    • miltondawg

      Probably so. Hopefully Brooks has the good sense to say nothing at all for the time being. Categorically denying it right now only gives the story legs.


  23. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    Valdookie football admin, Tanya: Coach Propst, R.E.C. is wanting to speak to you

    Valdookie football coach, Propst: Tell them I ain’t here and take a message

    Valdookie football admin, Tanya: They are standing at my desk and are now walking to your office

    Valdookie football coach, Propst: leaps out window and runs to his Nissan 300zx with teetops

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  24. Tony BarnFart

    The reason Chubb came back is to improve his draft status. Which he did. Drastically. Nick Chubb was not sniffing the 1st round in the 2017 draft. A year later, he fell 3 slots into the second round because the patriots liked some guy named Sony Michel a hair better.

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  25. mg4life0331

    I guess not many Moultrie people on here, so Ill chime in.

    Propst is a dickhead but the community loved him. He got them kids out of there with a chance to get degrees. However you want to chop it up, he did at least do that. I mean shit there is a state of the art high school with all that money he brought in, and not a damn teacher qualified to teach in such a nice one.

    Also so much of a douche he never paid bills, walked out on restaurants etc. The city was gonna cut his lights off until the booster club paid his bill. He went to look at some rangers or off road vehicles and said he would come back to pay. The owner was privy to his bs and didn’t let them load it on his truck.

    He’s the epitome of yes you will win games, but a giant piece of shit.

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    • One of the posters known as Mark

      I grew up in Moultrie, but RP was WAY after my time. I’m so old, Ray Goff was our HS quarterback my sophomore and junior years.

      All I know about RP is 1) he can coach high school football, and 2) he’s a massive a$$hole.


  26. RangerRuss

    I think I’ll just stay here and drink.

    Liked by 1 person

    • mg4life0331

      Dudes solid entertainment if yer into that kinda thing.


      • RangerRuss

        I am into the Haig & Haig and the Hag this evening. I’m a recent inductee into the springtime allergy club. Don’t like how Zyrtec affects me. So a couple fingers and I’m done for the night.


    • Got Cowdog

      The Cowdog’s sobriquet is Perle, a play on her coloring and that I’m a Merle Haggard fan. (Except for “rainbow Stew”…wtf was he thinking)
      Great tune, for those of us that have been there…