Posted: 6:23 pm Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Fans have let Georgia AD McGarity know how they feel 

By Chip Towers

Q&A WITH GEORGIA AD GREG McGARITY, PART II

McgarityI had a sit-down interview with Greg McGarity earlier this week. We talked about a myriad of topics, but primarily about football. I filed a Q&A based on that interview that’s running on MyAJC.com and Thursday’s print editions of the newspaper. But I wasn’t able to include it all.

Some of our conversation might not have risen to the level of public interest, but I’ll include the bulk of it here that did not make the cut for the premium. As always, I’m interested in getting the feedback of readers and finding out how you feel about things. Let me know in the comments section below.

I hope you enjoy the new blog format. I’d appreciate your feedback on that as well.

So on to the Q&A. Remember, these are leftovers from the premium story that ran on MyAJC.com and in the print edition. . . .

Q: What kind of feedback have you gotten from fans and donors regarding the football season?

A: “I get tons of letters. ‘You need to fire (Todd) Grantham, you need to do this, you need to do that.’ Three years ago it was, ‘you need to fire (Mike) Bobo.’ It’s just the soup of the day. But I tell them, I don’t hire assistant coaches. After the LSU game, it was totally different. It’s amazing, the swing of emotions people have. I wish I saved them all. Even during games people are emailing me. Those are the ones I wish I could read back to them because people are so reactionary. There are so many ways of technology to get to people. It’s our world today and we’re living in it. We shouldn’t be surprised what anybody does any more. Sometimes people do irrational things. But it’s our world and nothing surprises me these days. We just have to manage the best we can.”

Q: You’re meeting with Coach Richt on Thursday. What kind of suggestions will you make?

A: “We’ll go through things I see from the athletic director’s chair that might help. Like every other coach, I’m sure he has some things he feels like he needs or he’d like to think about. We go through that with every coach every year. I want to make sure I’m providing the resources they need. There may be times I can’t do it, but there will be a reason behind it. But it’s the job of the administration to provide the resources that are necessary and provide an environment where the coaches feel like they can get the job done.”

Q: So was this team was close to being great or close to being horrible?

A: “Realistically, I think what you do is analyze where your strengths are, where your weaknesses are and leave your ego at the door and realize who you really who you are and what you have to do to become an elite program. Those are all questions we’ll answer. We’re here to help; we’re here to provide whatever needs to be provided, not just for football but for all 15 of our head coaches. That’s their responsibility to tell me what they need. You want to have an environment where the head coaches are comfortable in their environment and they feel like they have what they need. I feel like we’re there with all our coaches.”

Q:  Do you feel an indoor practice facility for football is a necessity?

A: “We would have only used it three times this year. Recruiting is the only place it might be putting us at a disadvantage. We’re blessed here to have what I think is the premier outdoor practice facility in the country. You can walk out of your door onto two grass fields and two regulation turf fields. We don’t have that much cold weather. The indoor facility really kicks in during the preseason with thunderstorms and during the season if you have rain. But, as we saw in the bowl, it’s an outdoor game. We don’t play many indoor games during the regular season. I mean, zero. When the decision was made back in ’09 or ’08, if an indoor facility was absolutely essential, a must-have, I’m confident it would have been done at that time. I wasn’t here, but obviously it was not a must-have item then or I’m sure they would have done something at that time.”

Q: So no chance of adding it to the Butts-Mehre complex?

A: “It would be very difficult to do one here. To move the track would probably triple the cost. You’d have to build track locker rooms and offices and training support and the facility and we’d be building a 100-foot high building right here that would dominate the campus. Just won’t work.”

Q: How concerned are you with men’s basketball right now?

A: “You worry about all your sports. You have different levels of worry, different levels of concern. As we enter SEC play, we’ve got 18 games to play. We’re starting with a toughie right off the bat. Two of our first three games are against the two ranked teams in the conference (Missouri and Florida) and they’re both on the road. So we have a lot of work ahead of us. I think what we all want to see is us getting better every week. We’ve had some success against some opponents and we’ve really struggled against tougher opponents. So we’re anxious to see how we compete in the Southeastern Conference. But, yeah, there’s worry. There’s angst with every sport. Different sports are at different levels. In women’s basketball, we’re still in the Top 25. This was a year where Andy was reloading from a team that went to overtime in the Final Eight. So every team’s different, every sport’s different. But I think there’s worry and angst with all of them. There’s never a time I check a box and say ‘I’m not worried about that program.’ They’re just different levels of worry. That’s what athletic directors do.”

Q: How do you feel about the overall athletic program?

A: “We’re in some choppy waters right now. We’ve got some areas where we’re not where we want to be. We’ve got issues we’re dealing with we wish we didn’t have to deal with. But you’ve got to be steady at the helm and realize you’ve got 15 head coaches. If you focus too much on one sport you’re not doing your due diligence and paying respect to your other sports. When you’re in turbulent times, your senior staff has got to be strong and confident and continue to do things the right way. I’m confident that we’ll come out of these tough times stronger and better. I’m confident that at some point and time we’ll be where we all want to be in our total program. We’re struggling a little bit right now. I’d be the first to admit that. But we’re going to keep working our tails off to make it all work.”

Q: Football and basketball aren’t doing well. Those are the ones you’re ultimately judged on, right?

A: “Those are your two most prominent sports and your chief revenue sports. There aren’t many other streams of revenue around here. Baseball and gymnastics generate revenue, but not enough to cover their expenses. I think there’s tremendous potential in baseball revenue and we’re already seeing some of that in our season ticket sales. They’re way ahead of where they’ve been in the past. So people are excited about it. Scott (Stricklin) has done such a great job in the community and he’s building up a lot of equity by just getting involved and promoting his sport. Head coaches have to be the chief promoter of their sport. We can do as much as we can with advertisements and marketing and promotions, but we’re all in the selling business. Every coach has to basically promote their program in community and develop a level of recognition and confidence and an atmosphere where people want to come and support us.”

Q: What’s the latest on Jack Bauerle’s suspension?

A: “We’re still in the discovery and information-gathering process. We hope to wrap up everything this week.” [declined any further comment]

Q: What is the status of the baseball stadium renovation?

A: “We’re happy with the progress. We’re very pleased with the fundraising efforts for that facility. We’re nearing our goal. We’ll talk about that topic with our board and make a recommendation.”

Q: How are you holding up?

A: “It wears on you. I have a lot of respect for people who have done this job for 20 years. If you’re really invested, I could see how people stress out. It’s not life and death, but you get beat up every day. Nights you don’t sleep a lot. You’re always wondering, what can I do to make it better?”

336 comments
HotDawg
HotDawg

McGarity should quit reading e-mails, texts, etc. From the blogger, mental cases in society.

Just do his job the way he was hired to do it and shut out the excess noise.

Neither he nor his coaches should be at harmful stress levels.

And most of you negative bloggers should get a life.

FrankFraticelli
FrankFraticelli

Reading this interview, I know many fans will think McGarity is some kind of a dumb, used car salesman who got lucky and snared the AD job at UGA. Look, folks - he's not going to tell a reporter what his serious intentions are. Whatever his real feelings are and whatever the big money supporters are whispering in his ear, we're not going to know about it. He's just going to smile and give the vanilla responses people in his position tend to do, so I would not read too much into this interview. As to the rest of these posts - statistics can be helpful but as any SANE man knows, they can also lie and be manipulated. Florida and UGA had devastating roster casualties this year - one went 4-8, the other 8-4 during the regular season. One lost to Ga. Southern, the other beat LSU and South Carolina and had a great chance to beat two other top 10 teams. You can play the stats and the scenarios in a thousand different ways. I wouldn't get into any heated debates over it.

Last year is over - there is much to contemplate and digest there. But you know what? It's just over. I'm kind of tired of beating that horse. I am always optimistic about UGA football in the off season but I have to admit my expectations are tempered this coming year. There are some things with our program that are simply befuddling and whomever or whatever you want to blame is really up to each poster. Me, I just want somebody to fix the problems that you don't need to be a football coach to see and I guess we will have to trust the coaches for the rest.

I do think CTG is going to have to show us some stuff this year or else he may be history. Remember, after all, he was  not Richt's first choice for the job.

I hope all off our guys get healthy and are ready to play by the season opener. Regardless of what we may think about what our coaches are doing, remember, the kids are out there giving it their best. We need to support THEM even if we are bashing the coaches because we know so much more about SEC football than they do.

CTBigDawg
CTBigDawg

Dear Mr. Greg McGarity,


In this article it asks what I would say to you if I had the chance. First I would take responsibility for insuring the University of Georgia has the BEST COACHES for the job. Success in sports is measured by (1) Championships and then (2) Wins and losses. Now having said that what Championships have any of UGAs teams won in the last 5 years. Specifically it has been since 2005 that Georgia's football team won a SEC Title and 34 years (1980) and counting since they won a Mystical National Championship and 1982 since they played for a Nat. Championship. So the question begs to be asked- when will the DAWGS win another SEC or National Championship? If recent history of results on the field is an indication then it won't be with the current Head Coach and his staff.

You know there is a saying that it is a fool who keeps doing the same thing over and over and expects a different outcome. Specifically Georgia has had special team breakdowns for 13 straight years that have cost the Dawgs games or made games closer than they should have been but still Coach Richt refuses to hire a Special Teams coach or fix the problem. Next Championships and games are won in the trenches, specifically the offensive and defensive lines but yet we continue to see just how inept we are on the offensive line. A wise man would have seen this long ago and made the necessary changes to his coaching staff and in recruiting to get 5 to 6 OL and 5 to 6 DL in each class that way UGA would not be shorthanded on either line.  

Next Coach Richt and his lifeless demeanor on the sidelines plays into how his teams perform and all too often we see them lose to teams with inferior talent. BTW in my humble opinion it is this lifeless demeanor that cost Georgia 2 opportunities to play for a National Championship. In the 2002 game against Florida where the team was lifeless and made stupid mistakes at critical times in the game which cost them this game and ultimately a chance to play Miami in the Fiesta Bowl for the National Championship. Georgia was ahead of Ohio State in the polls until they lost that game and would have remained ahead of them in my opinion and gotten a chance to play for the title. The other year was 2007 in both the losses to South Carolina and Tennessee where the team looked like they were just going through the motions with Coach Richt lifeless on the sidelines.

As the Athletic Director it is ultimately your responsibility to take action(s) which will right the ship so to speak and to lay it on the line with a Head Coach if he or she is not getting the job done which is to win Championships. 

To my fellow Dawgs with all due respect it was more than the injuries and inexperience on defense that cost the Dawgs 5 games this year.

1. 13 years of lapses on special teams which played a part in all 5 of Georgia's losses this year and most of their losses over the past 13 years and quiet honestly it has gone from stubbornness on Coach Richt's part to plain stupidity.

2. His demeanor as a coach in practice and on the sidelines- at times he seems totally lifeless and oblivious to what is happening on the field and all too often we see the players feeding off of their Head coach and just going through the motions.

3. Recruiting which is the lifeblood of a consistent winning and top tier program- football games and Championships are won in the trenches and quiet honestly Coach Richt and his staff have done a very poor job of recruiting offensive linemen both number wise and quality wise as well. Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, South Carolina and at times other teams have come into Georgia and cherry picked the best OL and DL talent from this State and UGA is far too often left with the leftovers. When we have gotten very good to outstanding talent on the OL and DL they haven't been pushed to be their very best and all too often we see a better player sitting on the bench while another plays a majority of the time i.e. Gates playing and Beard was sitting on the bench this past year.

4. Great coaches surround themselves with GREAT Assistants- Coach Richt seems to want assistants who do not strive for excellence and accept mediocrity in themselves and from the players.

5. He seems unwilling and/or unable to make necessary changes in himself and his coaching style and staff- I remember an interview with Bear Bryant one time and he was asked about his calm demeanor on the sidelines and he chuckled and said the players knew at all times that he was into the game but it was more of confidence in his players (knowing that they would gain strength from his calmness even when things on the field were going badly) and individual assistants that he had a calm demeanor. See the thing I see is when Coach Richt is actively coaching with fire and passion on the sidelines his teams have played with the same fire and passion and have won over 90% of the time but when he is lifeless and not actively coaching and into a game his teams have lost 70 to 80 % of the time.

So in my humble opinion - Coach Richt needs to be reminded of this constantly by everyone. Because as a man of God he is a good example for the players and a great representative of the University. As a strict disciplinarian he corrects the players when they make mistakes instead of covering up like others i.e. Florida and Hernandez and now we see this young man has killed another man and thrown away his life. 

Go Dawgs

gbd
gbd

I think cmr doesn't display the emotion a lot of people would like to see but you have to admit he has been consistent "in the sec" for a while. That's not easy to do. also, uga's drug policy keeps them in the news but I have a feeling that if every team had the same strict program we would see other teams in the news more frequently. This yr injuries were awful as we all know. With everyone healthy we all know there would have been a very diff outcome. if you take one impact player from aub (mason or Marshall ) or Alabama ( McCarron  or yeldon ) just think what impact that would have. Uga did extremely well with the team they were playing with which has a lot to do with coaching. I do feel that uga plays way too conservative though. A. Murray would carve up defenses with all of his receivers healthy and at times we do see it. The biggest thing that stands out to me is the bad calls against uga. I see uga players flagged and ejected for things that other teams do consistently and nothing is done. I seen aub sack Winston and they had a " dance off " in the middle of the field, nothing said. Fl. st. taunts aub bench - 15 yrd penalty. Aub hits Winston late out of bounds, nothing said. Face mask late in the game nothing said. Its unreal. Think back at the uga vs aub game, NICK FAIRLEY nearly killed Murray and it was funny to aub fans. Certain teams get away with quite a bit if you really watch. I would like to thank cmr for all the great memories he has given me and on top of all that he has morals. I know, most people have to go look that word up these days.

TheMonger
TheMonger

Despite averaging a number 8 recruiting class in the last 4 years, UGA has the 27th ranked winning percentage (36-18) the last 4 years.  So to sum up, we have the 8th most talented roster of high school talent in the nation and yet we have the 27th best record in the country?  That shows there are at least 20 coaches who get more out of their inferior talent than Richt does with his superior talent.  If you were to ask me I would say the number of coaches better than Richt would be around 60 or 70.  Anyone with a set of working eyes can see this plain as day if they watch a Richt coached team.  One of the worst special teams in the nation.... numerous blocked punts, fumbled punt returns, poor field position, poor tackling, etc. etc.  It is so bad that Richt has resorted to not even allowing the returner to catch the ball on punts late this season.  Richt fields one of the worst defenses in the SEC year after year, from Willie Martinez to Todd Grantham, the mistakes don't change.... Poor tackling, missed assignments, defenders looking lost pre snap, huge amounts of penalties, poor execution....etc. etc.  The offense deserves its share of the blame, while not terrible, they have gone conservative too often that has cost them games.  Poor redzone efficiency, high amounts of turnovers, inconsistent offensive line play, etc .etc.  Basically Mark Richt coached teams are teams with poor special teams play, poor tackling and fundamentals, poor defense, inconsistent offense (especially the offensive line), huge amounts of turnovers, huge amounts of penalties, and basically a team that looks lost on the field on special teams, defense, and sometimes offense.  This is a guy you want coaching your favorite team?  REALLY!!!???? I mean come on... Richt with all this NFL talent has lost 26 games in the last 6 years, some to the likes of Vanderbilt, Nebraska, Colorado, Mississippi State, Central Florida, and Boise State.  Combined with basically losing 90 percent of the games against superior opponents, Georgia is basically as mediocre as a program can get the last 6 years.  THIS IS YOUR WAKE UP CALL, DELUDED FOOLS!!!!

2legit2quit
2legit2quit

OK cry babies, let me put some things in perspective for some of you.  


Lets see, Auburn won what 3 games last year?  Florida did not even go to a bowl game this year..AND they got beat by GA Southern.  Lets not forget that Saban and mighty BAMA lost to UL Monroe not too long ago!!  Tennessee's program has been a dumpster fire since Philip Fulmer left.  And how many times has UGA beat supposed Rival GA Tech out of the last 10??  How many BCS bowls has South Carolina been to and won??  Just ask Dabo...


Point here is that I would take consistency over wildly suspect swings like we see with Auburn and Florida.  Fans should appreciate consistent winning seasons.  AND most important, a Head Coach that believes in running a program ETHICALLY...which is not easy to find in today's sporting world...Penn St, FSU, Auburn, Ohio St., USC, LSU...could go on and on.


I'm proud to a be a Bulldawg and they will be back on top sooner rather than later.


Alumni - 2001

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@ MikeS777:


You got it right and if ALL of Dawg Nation was polled it would be 9 - 1  in support of CMR. Most of the BS/negative crap is coming from Single digit IQs,alcoholics, pot-heads and the like. Some are so stupid they are including the UGA 2012 season in their bellyaching and whining.Most are likely trolls simply trying to cause unrest in Dawg Nation!!!!!!!!!!!!


How could ANY SANE PERSON call the 2012 season anything but great???? We were less than 5 yards away from a likely NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I wouldn't waste 30 seconds trying to point out the obvious to idiots(with apologies to outside idiots) WHO Obviously don't know Big Wood from Brush!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Go Dawgs, Go CMR and everything Dawg Nation related!!!!!!!!!!!






Contractor1
Contractor1

Thomas Brown,

Apparently you're not a scholar yourself to say Alabam is not a great school.  #89 in the entire country?  Considering there are thousands of schools in this country and more than 89 schools that comprise the power conferences, I think that's pretty remarkable.  Would I want my school to be higher, well of course, and it's heading that direction.  The football program is funneling millions into the university for buildings, professors, and other pieces that improve the quality of the education.  The two programs my wife and I participated in are ranked better than Georgia, law and accounting.

slydawg
slydawg

Just remember Georgia fans, Vince Dooley won the SEC only six times and one NC in 25 years. The one NC  and 2 of the SEC titles were because of one transcendent player: Herschel Walker. Furthermore, this is a guy who lost out on George Rodgers and Sterling Sharpe. Next up, Ray Goff, JimDonnan, then Richt. The program has underachieved for about 50 years and counting.  My point being: Greatness and consistency should never be expected. If you give your coaches all they need, then look at Saban's supplemental staff of consultants and quality control personnel. It's laughable.

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

I thought you Ga people like Chip blowing smoke up your skirts?

You never had a problem with it before. Why bitch now about it, it is the Ga way.

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

In  other words, business as usual.. Oh Yea!

Can you see Brother rolling his eyes when the AD ask  him about improvement?

Nobody stands up to Brother.  Keep on keeping on mutts. 


cpc
cpc

bubbatavious,find  something else to do,maybe understand football!

POAD2013
POAD2013

Secondary Coach jumps from the sinking ship for personal Reasons......he just pulled an Urban Meyer....LOL

cpc
cpc

Been reading post, Grow up people,The DAWGS will just fine ! Very young D will grow up, will have WR and RB on O. 17 of 22 starters back what more can you ask for 


DrewScoggins
DrewScoggins

There you go, the exact reason this program is second rate and not  where it should be.  "It won't work here"  the only thing an indoor practice facility helps with is recruiting".   Greg Mcgarity.  You folks think Richt is the problem.  Always trying to find ways things will not work instead of making them work.  I am so fed up with this half butt support from this university for putting a structure in place to have a winning program. 

Dawgs12
Dawgs12

Why should UGA make any staff changes ? We were young . It was the players fault , heck it was anybody's fault but the coaches. They are doing such a wonderful job and we just can't see it. Every team we played had its best game against us. We'll just maybe it is the defense or lack of it!

We are lower tier in the sec and it shows this year in the ranking. Don't believe it look at the top 25 and how many sec teams are there, we aren't .

All teams have injuries but most don't use this as an excuse when performing poorly .

Richt should reconsider changes in the coaching dept.

TheBud
TheBud

Sure would like to be a fly on the wall listening to Forrest Gump and Gomer Pyle talk!

BCB
BCB

ADGM needs to change our insane suspension policy.

MikeS777
MikeS777

Everyone wants to talk like Richt is underachieving, but no one wants to put up an alternative.  No I'm not happy with how the last two years have turned out.  But I'm also not naive enough to think finding a better coach is that simple.  Fact is, Richt has put together an outstanding resume at UGA.


Even though the team struggled this year, it was almost solely due to all the injuries on offense.  The defense was going to be a problem because of youth and how much was lost to the NFL.  Todd Gurley was in and out of the lineup all year.  Malcolm Mitchell was lost for the season in the Clemson game.  Scott-Wesley and Keith Marshall were lost for the season in the Tennessee game.  Michael Bennett was also lost for the Missouri and Vandy games.  Then Aaron Murray fell to injury in the Kentucky game.  Otherwise, UGA wins the East for the 3rd year in a row and likely does win the SEC this year.  They would have beaten Auburn anyway if not for a fluke play.


Missouri and Vandy were losses that occured while Gurley, Marshall, Mitchell, Scott-Wesley, and Bennett were all out of the lineup, and UGA still had a chance to win both games in the 4th.  Clemson was a 3 pt loss even without Gurley for most of the game.  Todd Gurley racked up 154 yards on 12 carries before he left with an injury.


So really, how do you look at the massive injury issues this year and tell me that Richt should be fired?  Just stupid.


The only thing Richt hasn't done is win a National Title.  That's it.  That's the only way you step up from Mark Richt.   How's Will Muschamp working out?  Where's Dan Mullen?  You really think Kirby Smart would come in here and just snap his fingers for a national title?  McGarity is smart enough to know that things are far more likely to get worse than better if he fires Richt.

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

@FrankFraticelli Todd Grantham is gone to Louisville, lesser program, easier schedule, going to ACC next season, not a job advancement, Frank and with him the current 4-year period of 18 Losses.  All his staff he hired when he got here 2010, had all left him anyway.  I want to play Louisville.  Greg McGarity, call Louisville, set up game, sooner rather than later - he won't be there long with Bobby Petrino. 

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

Great post @CTBigDawg.


Below the other camp, asked for a vote CTBigDawg.


Here it is :



Here is your vote you asked for this blog :



54 Non DISNEYdawgs.com


15 DISNEYdawgs.com



15 DISNEYdawgs.com :



NCDawg


gbd


2legit2quit


Snagglepuss


MikeS777


slydawg


cpc


andrech3


BCB


Lambert Dawg


icedawg


savdon


Farcas


LHardingDawg


DawgWhisperer




54 Not DISNEYdawgs.com :



ThomasBrown


TroupDawg


TheMonger


SkokieDog


drupe3


Dawggie


BringBacktheRRTrackDawg


TheItalianDawg


Bubbatavious


DawgNole


DrewScoggins


Dawgs12


longmemories


hfc95


Baghead


Match369


Peachs


Quackmeyer


dave87


MikeMahan


HendoDawg


007dawg


FoSho


96JB


ATL89


cajdawg2


Bluto


TimDawg4260


DrPhill


ErkMunson


UGA76


MrMcBeevee


JFKDawg


almmanduane75


IrateDawgFan


AlphDawg


RealisticDawg


Red And Black


RandyHall


TryReason


Baloney


Dawg_Fan40


maxman2660


SnoopDawg


ruffdawg


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keendaddy


CTBigDawg


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CobbCountyBraves


monty1



Lambert Dawg makes this statement :


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" Richtmust hold this staff and team accountable.McGarity must hold Richt accountable.






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You want on the other list Lambert Dawg ?






LHardingDawg :



“It's good to see we are in good shape as far as decision making is done. He and the head coaches will get us where we want to be”



So, we’re not where we want to be LHardingDawg ?Why is it then that only you are allowed to make that statement without being a troll or hater sir ?



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@NCDawg "Tell me 1 time when he preached that anyone should be like him?"






"What I do is not who I am. I’ve said that before. I think sometimes if we become what we do, and then things aren’t going just right, then all of a sudden our entire world falls apart. I’ve got a faith in my Lord and savior Jesus Christ, and I know that God loves me and is going to take care of me. I just truly believe that. When all the games are done and all the life is lived, I know where I’ll be for eternity. Not to say I don’t care about what happens in this world because that’s not true. Colossians 3:23 says ‘whatever you do, do your work heartily as unto the Lord,’ so that’s what I was doing on a daily basis. I was doing my job as best I could and trying to do it for his glory and try not to worry about anything else. That’s kind of how I navigated that time and there will be more tough times I’m sure."






http://blogs.ajc.com/uga-sports-blog/2011/11/08/qa-richt-says-faith-helped-him-endure-early-season-criticism/?cp=2




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NCDawg also offers up this gem :



“If you read between the lines Greg McGarity has indicated that he expects improvement in the football program”


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The question, again, is why is it you DISNEYdawgs.com (1) say none of us can say anything like this and then (2) in the very next breath, sometimes the same damn post, you offer up yourself that we SUCK ?



Go ahead, you can tell us ?



We all know, you know ?



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NCDawg :“talk confidentially about what your expectations are and what will happen if they aren't met”



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Why does Greg McGarity need to discuss with Mark Richt what Greg McGarity’s expectations are and what will happen if they aren’t met, NCDawg ?




2legit2quit
2legit2quit

@TheMonger You do have to admit though that recruiting is a big part of coaching?  You said yourself that Richt has a top 8 class the last 4 years.  And players are getting to the NFL, so recruits want to play for him and come to UGA.  Anyone that watched this season could see just how bad the injuries were that cost them at least 3 wins.  Dawgs are 11-2 without the injuries at worst and who knows, likely could have beat Auburn on a neutral field this year.


Saban's college coaching winning percentage is .751.  Richt is .741, and notably ALL in the SEC.  I would say maybe Urban Meyer and Bob Stoops would be better coaches than Richt, but he is in the Top 5.  


You honestly think someone else out there is going to produce better than .741 % in the SEC ??  Be careful what you wish for.  May get a dumpster fire and coaches carousel just like at Tennessee, USC, Penn State, Florida, etc...

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown


You want consistency ?


26-1 (Colorado) vs Non-Bowl Teams after 2007


50-6 vs teams ranked worse than us that season after 2007


In over 7 years and 2 months we've won 1 away game vs team ranked that season.


3 of Current 5 years, not ranked that season Coaches' or AP Poll.


8 SEC Championship Games in Row either Lost or did not even play.


2-13 vs Top 10 ranked teams that season after 2007


4-20 vs teams ranked better than us that season after 2007


9 seasons' ago, we won SEC, actually ended-up # 3 SEC team every poll.



I do not see where we have anything to talk about losing to bad teams, do you ?


CMR lost to 4-8 Vandie 2006 who was 1-7 SEC, us.


CMR lost to 5-7 Colorado 2010 who fired their coach, but he beat us.


CMR lost to Florida 2002 not on Coaches’ Poll Top 25, going 0-13 on 3rd Downs


CMR lost to 6-6 South Carolina 2007 who did not even play in a bowl game

CMR lost 2007 in blow-out 14-35 to vols time of game unranked Coaches' & AP Polls


CMR lost 2006 to Kentucky not ranked at time of game or for season Coaches' or AP


CMR lost 2003 to Florida's Ron Zook whom he never beat, who fired Ron Zook 2003


CMR lost 2001 to Boston College not ranked time of game in either Coaches' or AP


CMR lost 2013 to Nebraska not ranked time of game Coaches' or AP, unranked AP year


CMR lost 2013 to Vandie not ranked time of game in either the Coaches' or AP Polls.


CMR lost 2013 to Missouri not ranked time of game in the Coaches' Top 25 at home.


CMR lost 2012 to South Carolina in blow-out, quit, 7-35 for 3rd Loss in a Row to them.


CMR lost 2010 to Central Florida who was not ranked time of game in AP Poll Top 25


CMR lost 2010 to Florida who was not ranked time of game or for season ANY POLL.


CMR lost 2010 to Missy St who was not ranked time of game in either Coaches' or AP


CMR lost 2010 to 5-Loss should've been 6-Loss South Carolina at home


CMR lost 2009 to Okie State who was not ranked that season in the AP Poll Top 25.


CMR lost 2009 to 7-6 Kentucky at home


CMR lost 2009 in blow-out Biblical Proportions 19-45 to 7-6 vols


Now, what the Hell was it you said about some bad loss 2 teams had ?

SkokieDog
SkokieDog

@Snagglepuss 

Okay, let's see you get that ALL of Dawg Nation poll done, and we'll look at the results. I'm betting that you're overestimating the support for the head coach, but I don't have actual results to prove that. I suspect that I'm correct, though, when I hear that my mother's doctor in Athens is making derogatory comments about the head coach. This is only anecdotal evidence, but if the overwhelming support that you're asserting did exist, I doubt that I would have heard about those remarks. By the way, my mother is agnostic about Richt's skills. 

TheMonger
TheMonger

@Snagglepuss

How could ANY SANE PERSON be happy with a 7-22 record vs. ranked opponents?  How could ANY SANE person be happy with 26 losses in the last 6 years, and 18 losses in the last 4 years?  How could ANY SANE PERSON be happy with having one of the worst defenses in the SEC?  How could ANY SANE person be happy with one of the worst special teams units in the nation?  How could ANY SANE person be happy with giving up 30+ points 8 TIMES THIS SEASON?  How could ANY SANE person be happy seeing Mark Richt looking like he is waiting for the bus while are team is losing to Vanderbilt and Nebraska this year?

You have no SANE ARGUMENT in support of "coach" Mark Richt.  As it was said earlier, the sad state of Georgia football was summed up by seeing Mark Richt cry after a routine victory over LSU in the regular season.  a Game 4 win over a somewhat decent LSU team drove Mark Richt to tears.  Why you ask?  Because as the 7-22 record vs. ranked teams points out, this is a VERY RARE moment for a Richt coached team.  Beating a ranked opponent that is.  you point to the 2012 team, as if we should be proud of them, but in typical Richt fashion, we lose to 2 of the 3 top 10 opponents we faced, and if Florida had not turned the ball over 6 TIMES AGAINST US, we would have lost all 3 games!  You go on to assume even if we had won the Alabama game, a game which was gift wrapped to us by numerous Alabama mistakes (blocked FG for TD, INT in endzone by Alabama), you assume we would have beaten Notre Dame.  I don't believe so, with Richt's poor coaching.  Saban is on a different level and had his team ready. Richt has NEVER had his team ready for a big game since the 2007 Sugar Bowl against Hawaii, a vastly inferior opponent.  6 plus years ago.

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

@Contractor1 Excuse me Contractor, sir.  U.S. News and World Reports ranked Alabama # 86 and I provided  you the URL Link ok, Contractor ?


UGA is # 60 now for 2014.


Whether you and your wife, whom I am sure are both great students in your chosen Calling Field, feel your school is better than UGA, I could care less.


No one else cares either.


They look at U.S. News and World Report to provide the information upon which I posted, sir.

CTBigDawg
CTBigDawg

@slydawg 

With all due respect Dooley's teams also played for 2 other National Championships- 1976 and 1982 and were in the National Championship talk in 1966, 1968- btw were voted # 1 in one poll and 1971 and it begs to be asked how many National Championship games have the Dawgs played in under Coach Richt? Also with all the talent in this state, Florida next door and once upon a time being able to cherry pick the best talent out of South Carolina there is no GOOD reason that UGA should not be competing in the SEC Championship game every year and National Championships on a consistent basis in my humble opinion.

SkokieDog
SkokieDog

@slydawg 

I don't dispute your claim about Herschel Walker being a transcendent player. I will point out that he played on some teams that had lots of talent on both sides of the line of scrimmage. At the time, I thought that the 'Dogs should have won at least two national championships during the three seasons that Herschel was on the team. So, yes, I'm one of those fans that complained some even when the program was at its peak during my lifetime. I was a student at U.Ga. then, so complaining was part of the experience. And don't forget that Dooley was head coach before the great migration into Georgia from the north. There weren't nearly the number of talented high school players available to recruit as there are now. As others here have pointed out, Dooley seemed to find ways to put competitive teams on the field most years, in spite of more limited resources than the Richt regime has access to.

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

@slydawg

Correct.


I have been trying to tell them that myself.  The printed version of this blog has some statements from Greg McGarity about the new Indoor Practice Facility being 140 yards long, 80 yards wide and 100 feet tall.


Back page yesterday's paper.


Greg McGarity goes on it could be located off South Milledge Avenue.


He has asked how much it would cost.  That's where he is on IPF.


We need to provide Mark Richt some assistance in how to hire people, because with all the head coaches' changes the last few days now, there will be a lot of Secondary/Special Teams' Coaches picked off before he makes a move, again.


Greg McGarity made some blunt statements in print too.


How close, Chip Towers asks is UGA from reaching the pinnacle ?


"We're 8-5.  We're not ranked in the top 25.  So we're a ways away...can't have weak links.  When the lights are shining brightest, that's when everything has to work well."


"That's what hurt us this year, our inability to execute at times."


That was before the Mark Richt review he had, Chip Towers asked him these questions.


So, we are going to blame the players for 18 losses 4-year period and 26 losses 6-year period.


See ?


Players did not execute.


He goes into it quite a bit in great detail, using examples.


"There were just pays like a high snap.  That's not a problem with your scheme; that's a guy not executing."


I still say he doesn't get it.


This is Mark Richt's line, and the line of every coach Mark Richt has ever hired on any of his staffs all 13 years.


You recruited the long snapper.  You gave him a Scholarship.  You did not coach him.  You sat him down.  You wasted the scholarship.  You put in a different guy.


That's not coaching.  No part of it.


I said when Mark Richt gave him the scholarship during recruiting, that that was a mistake.


Rarely does a school give scholarships to special teams' players and certainly not 2 kickers same class.  Mark Richt does that, too.


Any way you figure it, it is the coaches responsibility to not lose 18 games 4-year period not in Greg McGarity's top 25.


And, when it is 26 losses in 6-year period, that is NOT the fault of the players not executing, but of the coaching staff not being any good, given all the talent WE hand to them.

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

@WhiskeyBreath


How's Robert Nkemdiche over there at Alabama, WhiskeyBreath ?


_______________________________________________________

Whiskey Breath  May 25th, 2012    8:16 am


"Hey Ga, why don’t you go after Robert Nkemdiche on the merit of the school? You know Bama is getting him, so you are pulling the home state card. funny"

_______________________________________________________


# 86 Best College Alabama, according to the latest for 2014 U.S. News and World Report Rankings, Best Colleges.  As for recruiting kids to UGA based upon the merits of the school, excuse me Alabama is not considered a very good college, at all. # 60 Best College, The University of Georgia is up to # 60, now that Mike Adam$ is gone.  The merits of the school, that what you want, WhiskeyBreath ?  Hell Yeah, exactly what you said, isn't it WhiskeyBreath ? As for recruiting Robert Nkemdiche, you were just wrong he was coming you were so sure to Alabama.  So, how is he over there at Alabama ?  Oh, you did not get him ?  So, sad.  You beat # 14 LSU, so did we; and you beat # 18 Texas A and M while we beat # 4 South Carolina.


http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities/page+3


How is Robert Nkemdiche we know you say was coming to Alabama, recruited there on the merits of your school # 86 to our # 60 now latest rankings, with your 2 wins # 18 Texas A & M and # 14 LSU, while we beat # 14 LSU and # 4 South Carolina ?  Well ?  How's he doing ?


Funny, indeed.


Next.

drupe3
drupe3

@POAD2013 what secondary coach they were awful hopefullye someone comes in and can coach them

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

@POAD2013


You love it that we are a sinking ship 8-5 beating you Georgie tek 7-6 for the 12th time in Mark Richt's 13 seasons.  LOL

Bubbatavious
Bubbatavious

@cpcGrow up? How about you opening your eyes and quit burying your head in the sand!

Bubbatavious
Bubbatavious

@cpc Another year of under performing is what you will get! You wont have to ask for it either!

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

4 and a half losses season current 4-year period and 4 and a third losses season current 6-year period is NOT FINE.

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

We earned that in the years leading-up to having administration force it upon us.  This season, we had only the 2 suspensions prior to the Clemson game 1 of which was a BUI which cost us our best defensive player and what would have been All-America kicker, then in the Nebraska game 2 guys FLUNKED-OUT who are therefore questionable to be able to pick their grades up for Fall, too, right ?


So, how did our 1st offense suspension have anything to do with 5 losses this season ?


Answer is : Nothing.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@MikeS777 

Wrong. Gurley left the game but returned later. He didn't rack up those numbers BEFORE his injury, as you've indicated.

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

@MikeS777 Excuse me MikeS777, but Mark Richt's coaching staffs have him with 18 losses current 4-year period which is not top 25 in fact # 27 and have him with 26 losses current 6-year period.


Mark Richt's coaching staffs are UNDER-ACHIEVING MikeS777.  Save me the B.S. otherwise, ok ?

Baghead
Baghead

@MikeS777Another KoolAid drinker blaming anything but Richt and the staff for consistently being unprepared, playing down to the competition, failing to strengthen and condition players, failing to beat quality teams, failing to pull players who are underperforming, failing to drive responsibility and teamwork, brushing off poor tackling, turning a blind eye to poor special teams play, allowing so many recruits to leave for out of state schools and overall never even reaching the title game.  These are not one year issues.  They've occurred year in and year out over the last 7 years.  Nobody is saying that CMR was never a good coach.  What we're saying is that we can listen to his BS positives in the press conferences, but the fact is he has lost the drive to build a quality team that will win and compete against good teams, especially on the road.  It is time for a change.  Do not be afraid Mike.  If you are content with 10-2 followed by 2 or 3 mediocre seasons and don't want to win the BCS, then accept CMR.  We don't.  We want to win the whole f'ing thing.  Ask yourself why nobody else wants to work under CMR.  Ask yourself why he is never asked to interview for top coaching positions.  I can tell you it has nothing to do with his long term contract.  Let's get someone in here that knows how to coach players up.  The recruits will follow.  The longer we allow CMR to stay, the harder it becomes to get rid of him. 

Bubbatavious
Bubbatavious

@MikeS777 Blah Blah Blah......     There are coaches out there, especially assistant coaches. We lost to Vandy. 4th and 18, 3rd and 19 on the 1 inch line that blew two of these games. Pathetic showing at the Gator bowl by both coaches and players .Two years before this  season with easier schedules and still couldn't get it done.

SkokieDog
SkokieDog

@2legit2quit@TheMonger 

Richt is in the top five coaches nationally? You're joking, right? 

A primary reason we "trolls" complain about Mr. Richt is that so many of those wins are against weak competition. We'd like to see more wins in games against the stronger teams. That outcome has not been a hallmark of Richt teams for the past few seaons, including 2012, when our team was purportedly "five yards away from the national championship."

SkokieDog
SkokieDog

@2legit2quit@TheMonger 

If you look more closely at the final results, you'll notice that U.Ga. could easily have ended the 2013 season 4-8. I guess you'll credit the coaches with doing a fabulous job with the actual 8-5 record. 

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

I think he is getting rid of himself and Greg McGarity with him standing pat with 18 losses in 4 years and 26 in 6 years.

Lambert Dawg
Lambert Dawg

@Bubbatavious Man, you spend your life on this board. Who pays you? Is it Tech, Auburn, Alabama??  Regardless, its obvious you have a serious obsession UGA and need help.

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

You're right and MikeS777 is wrong and he knows that.  He thinks he is supporting the team and the coaching staff to say this junk and make excuses for what has been on-going the whole entire 2nd half of Mark Richt's career here starting 2008.  Mark Richt's resume is not even top 25 current 4-year period and # 22 for 6-year period at Top 10 All-Time 1-A Wins Program UGA.  Once 80.77 win percentage, we're DOWN and have been for 6 years with no hope 2014 will not be 7 - standing pat as we are.

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

28-25 vs Bowl Teams and 26-1 (Colorado) vs Non-Bowl Teams after 2007


7-27 vs Teams ranked that season after 2007 (16-13 CMR 2001-2007)


9 seasons' ago, we won SEC, actually ended-up # 3 SEC team every poll.


In over 7 years 2 months won 1 away game vs team ranked that season.


8 SEC Championship Games in Row either Lost or did not even play.


3 of Current 5 years, not ranked that season Coaches' or AP Poll.


24-19 away and neutral field record after 2007


2-13 vs Top 10 ranked that season after 2007


15-21 vs teams with same or better won/lost that season after 2007


50-6 vs teams ranked worse that season after 2007


4-20 vs teams ranked better that season after 2007


These are not statistics, but instead are our won/lost record after 2007


http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_detail.php?fry=2008&thy=2013&teamname=Georgia&spl=on&sortby=Year&ascend=on&cres=3