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Greg McGarity To Replace Disgraced Damon Evans As Georgia AD

Damon Evans is no longer UGA's athletic director after his resignation following a DUI arrest.

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Dawgs Finally Take One From Gators: UF's Greg McGarity To Be UGA AD

Bulldog company man Greg McGarity, former tennis coach, assistant SID, and assistant AD at Georgia, has been plying his trade down in Gainesville for almost 20 years. If local television reports are to be believed, he's about to make a triumphant return to Athens to replace Damon Evans as athletic director:

Florida associate athletic director Greg McGarity will be named athletic director at Georgia on Friday, WSB-TV is reporting.

McGarity has not returned repeated phone calls from the AJC today.

(That's a good habit to keep, sir. Just saying.)

SB Nation's DawgSports has been high on this guy from the get-go, making an impassioned plea last month for McGarity as the ideal candidate:

Say . . . the Gators have been doing all right in athletics since McGarity went to work in Gainesville in the early 1990s, haven’t they? Yes, they have. During that time, McGarity has been working for Jeremy Foley, whose hiring and firing decisions suggest strongly that he is a man with an eye for talent and a lack of tolerance for mediocrity; the fact that McGarity has spent nearly two decades working for Foley (who rose to the athletic directorship from the post of senior associate athletic director) speaks volumes about his abilities.

In Greg McGarity, we have a man with all of Damon Evans’s positives (including being Bulldog-born and Bulldog-bred), none of Evans’s baggage, and a championship pedigree.

And stealing from Florida has to feel good, no?

Join the victory toasts at DawgSports and continue the discussion at SB Nation Atlanta.

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Damon Evans Out As Georgia AD After DUI Scandal

Damn Evans no-good-very-bad week reached critical mass on Sunday. According to reports, Georgia President Michael Adams asked for and received Evans’ resignation. After the police report was made public, Georgia didn’t really have much of a choice.

Georgia blog Dawg Sports has spend the weekend calling for Evans’ head, though not as a personal attack. They find the move unfortunately necessary.

This was a sad waste of a promising career. No decent human being could celebrate this, but no decent human being could deny its necessity.

For the record, Michael Adams is about to replace an athletic director, and no one in Bulldog Nation thinks he had any choice. That really is news.

Keep an eye on SBNation Atlanta and Dawg Sports for updates.

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