Lies, Lies, Lies

Greg McGarity has lied to you.  He lied to me.  And he lied to the man who he fired that was sitting next to him in the press conference Monday.

It is being universally reported now that Kirby Smart will be the next head coach at the University of Georgia.  This is not at all surprising.

Greg McGarity said in his comments at the press conference he would retain the services of a search firm.  He said that on Monday morning.  Some 36 hours later, it was reported that Kirby would take the job.  For an athletic department that took 20 years to decide on building an indoor practice facility, and takes time to make other routine decisions, I have doubts about this.

In 36 hours, a search firm was hired, all the candidates were vetted, made an offer, and said offer was accepted?  In 36 hours?   For the arguably the most important job at the University of Georgia?  For arguably one of, if not the most, high profile jobs in the entire state?

McGarity also said that the decision to make a move on Coach Richt was made driving home from the Tech game.  That is a lie.  You don’t make major, multi-million dollar decisions on an hour and half drive home.  You just don’t.

This decision was made after the Florida game, if not earlier.

I understand not being bombastic.  I understand not saying a whole lot.  I don’t agree with that approach; McGarity could have been a little more open and forthcoming.  Instead, he came off like a weasel.  But I understand why he wouldn’t say a whole lot.

But to sit there, and flat out lie to us all?  Even worse, to insult our intelligence?  It is one thing to lie and be deceitful.  It is another thing to lie, but have everyone know you are doing it.

I’ve said it before a million times but I’ll say it again:  the success of the football coach will hinge on if changes are implemented in Butts-Mehre.

I wish Coach Kirby Smart the best of luck for a long, successful career at the University of Georgia.

I can’t say the same for his boss.





14 Responses to “Lies, Lies, Lies”

  1. 1 Ant123 December 2, 2015 at 9:57 am

    He came off like a weasel because…….well the same reason a skunk smells like a skunk.

  2. 2 Vineyarddawg December 2, 2015 at 10:03 am

    This is exactly right. Being circumspect is one thing, and quite honestly, would be expected in this situation. But straight-up lying is another thing entirely. And Greg McGarity straight-up lied in that press conference. Multiple times.

  3. 4 Texas Dawg December 2, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Fire McGarity and offer the AD to Richt. At least then we could expect class and honesty.

    • 5 Sports Dash Board December 2, 2015 at 10:20 am

      That would be a really good thing, but I think Richt wants to coach.

      Who would be another good choice for AD? I think even a random fan picked out of the fans that will travel to our bowl game would be better than McGarity.

      Any realistic thoughts on a replacement for McGarity if Richt didn’t want the position? Mike Bobo 🙂 How about our swim coach? Can he do both jobs?

      Herschel Walker as AD? 🙂 He is a business man and loved.

      We need a plan.

    • 6 dawgdaddy December 2, 2015 at 10:48 am

      Many of us wish that would happen, but we know it won’t.

  4. 7 Thetruth December 2, 2015 at 10:17 am

    The 5 years of McGarity has resulted in 3 National championships and 4 SEC championships. The 5 years prior to his arrival Georgia won 10 National championships and 20 SEC championships.
    So, not only is he a liar, he sucks as an AD. Him firing MR is some real hypocrisy. When’s somebody gonna fire his sorry butt?

  5. 9 jlsjdjlsd December 2, 2015 at 10:36 am

    You’re a douche.

  6. 10 Jeff December 2, 2015 at 10:38 am

    The lies were necessities that came about because of his cowardice. He made the decision after the UF game but didn’t pull the trigger and tell Richt then that he was gone at the end of the season. So after the Tech game, how does he then tell Richt and everyone else “Hey, I’ve known this for a month but haven’t told anyone.” He had no choice but either to lie or be revealed as incompetent, which he most certainly is. What a weasel. Kirby’s a great choice, but 90 percent of the country could see that without McGarity or a search firm. If Kirby is wildly successful, McGarity won’t be proven a genius or courageous. He’ll still just look like a weasel because he’s a weasel.

    • 11 Bernie (@BernieDawg) December 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

      I agree. He handled this poorly and forced himself into a corner where his only two choices were to reveal his incompetence or lie.

      More importantly, it’s clear the ajc broke the story earlier than ADGM expected, or wanted. I think that’s a sign that boosters are in charge and the AD’s days are numbered.

  7. 12 lakedawg December 2, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Càn not wait until the weasel has to walk out on field at at a game. Michael Adams type boos plus!

  8. 13 fred russo December 2, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    If i am not mistaken isn’t this a i love CMR site?

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