Texas has a unique agreement with the Big XII to have an individual deal to make them the highest paid and Notre Dame has a unique agreement with the ACC to consider themselves ABOVE the ACC just like Texas does to consider themselves ABOVE the Big XII.
Alabama is truly getting less than UGA because UGA makes more than $ 750 thousand a year already in year 1 of this ten year agreement in Concessions obviously but Alabama’s multimedia rights contract is for more per year than UGA’s by $ 750 thousand a year.
Still this marks the 4th largest contract in the nation for a collegiate multimedia rights contract Georgia gets starting this 2017 year.
And this gets the new joint-venture IMG College and JMI Sports off-the-schneid. They may not be out-of-the-woods yet but they are off-the-schneid as this is the 1st ever contract by the new joint-venture IMG College and JMI Sports. With their individual heritage it would have seemed a done deal this joint-venture would be king of collegiate multimedia rights contracts and this certainly is a big deal then for them that UGA chooses them especially right after Auburn turned them down and EVERYONE else before us as well. So WE are THEIR feather in THEIR CAP.
I’d like to see their marketing of us to be better than what we have had to put-up with the last 10 years. Our own marketing department could have done a better job of it.
JMI Sports is the much-ballyhooed NASCAR motorsports marketing agency which is Just Marketing Inc which was bought about a year ago by Chime Communications a privately held firm in England.
IMG College is the nation’s largest collegiate sports marketing company which represents more than 200 of the nation’s top colleges including the old agreement with The University of Georgia expiring 2017 otherwise known as International Management Group which is owned by privately-held Beverly Hills California William Morris Endeavor Entertainment LLC. WME-IMG. We also recruit our players from IMG Academy in Bradenton Florida such as Consensus Freshmen All-America Isaac Nauta a Tight End from Buford Georgia who went to Bradenton IMG Academy a boarding school and sports camp where Michigan can NO LONGER go to have Spring practices at.
By the way the reason why Michigan can no longer have their spring practices at IMG Academy is specifically why I said Jim Harbaugh would not be allowed to because it is in direct violation of existing NCAA rules. It is considered down-time to have to drive there from Michigan and therefore CAN NOT be a VACATION or the team to travel there on their own. It is considered PRACTICE time and they are LIMITED to having to COUNT that travel as actual practice time which I calculated for you back when he announced the BS at 40 hours lost practice time. I said this EXACTLY from the 1st announcement of it by Jim Harbaugh.
I’d say this is positive for Greg McGarity. It is ALSO the only positive Greg McGarity has other than FIRING Mark Richt. Our sports certainly suck and all of his hires for coaches so far. Kirby had better FIX that this year or Greg McGarity will find himself fired despite the 4th best deal for multimedia rights nationally of all colleges.
Another 8-5 year # 44 in the nation will also see Kirby FIRED with Greg McGarity and Jere Morehead will find himself in a position of finding a proven head coach for this great University and our great football program. Kirby made too many mistakes 2016 on and off the field to have a long leash in my book. I do love his recruiting but I told you on that point that ANY coach would do better than Mark Richt in recruiting and that has proven true that an 8-5 coach out-recruited Mark Richt YET AGAIN this year as he did last year when he had as I noted at the time NEVER WON A GAME.
Kirby was NOT READY to be a head coach 2016 and that REFLECTS on Greg McGarity ALONE.
Greg McGarity better hire some professional training for Kirby in Kirby’s weak areas – all of them. That is if Greg McGarity a tennis coach can even hire someone to TELL Greg McGarity what they ALL are such as NO OFFENSIVE EXPERIENCE EVER ANYWHERE except here at UGA 1 year 2005 as just only Running Backs’ Coach and such as NEVER any experience ANYWHERE coaching special teams and obviously no training by Nick Saban on EITHER OF THOSE nor any training by Nick Saban for Kirby of how to conduct himself at a Press Conference. And most importantly in MY BOOK Kirby to more quickly determine whom it is he has this 2017 season whom he will MAKE the Starter anyway and get them out there practicing with the # 1 unit from the get-go not eight (8) months of practice LATER.
This recruiting class ratchets-up the EXPECTATIONS for Kirby and for Greg McGarity even higher now. Despite this crap by Chip Towers today that he sees Kirby being SEVERAL YEARS away still this 2017 season – setting THAT EXPECTATION. Maybe you can have another throw-away season Chipper Towers. Not I sir. It just simply will NOT cut it to be # 44 again 2017 as Kirby is for the 2016 season signing the # 7 class last year and now the # 3 class this year.
GATA Kirby !
GATA Greg McGarity !
Do so before you BOTH are thrown on the carpet after THIS YEAR not several years from now Chipper Towers.
By the way Chipper Towers AJ-C DawgNation today sir Kirby was 8-5 not 7-5 the # 44 team in the nation with the average # 7 Scout.com Recruitings Rankings making-up his team this past season.
Several years away.
Oh Jesus Christ Chip Towers. Kirby damn well better NOT be SEVERAL YEARS AWAY for Greg McGarity’s sake and for his own sake.