Reports from North Georgia are telling us that UGA President Michael Adams has asked for and recieved UGA Athletic Director Damon Evans' resignation.
That's what a very public DUI will do for you, especially when you are the face of UGA's anti-drink and drive public service announcements. Multiply that by trying to get out of the arrest by using your locally prestigious title. Triple that by having a 28 year old woman who is not your wife in your car at midnight on a weeknight, and double your ending score by having her red panties on your lap when the Georgia State Trooper walks up to your window.
There is a reason Evans was weeping openly by the time he realized arrest was imminent. Prior to his decisions on that fateful night, he was living a near locked-in lifetime appointment of employment and prestige at what can only be considered a dream job. I'll let John Lee tell yabout what happens next.
Bulldawg Nation now must hope against hope that Il Duce Michael Adams will replace Evans, who, despite the recent meltdown, has done a splendid job as Athletic Director for the last six years. We have to hope he'll go against his baser nature of appointing political cronies, yes men or assorted members of his entourage and choose someone who knows something about athletics.
Especially since we have two fine candidates right off the bat.
You can put me on Team Carla. But I'm all about seamless transitions, continuity and not fixing what ain't broke.
But Option McGarity doesn't seem a bad choice, either.
If we could get either of those two, I would be quite happy with the choice.
More reasoned and insightful commentary can be found at DawgSports, to whose editors and contributing writers I must tip my hat for most of these links and ideas.
All that being said, let me just add that I'm shocked to discover a staggering number of individuals across the Southland who have taken delight in Evans' fall from grace.
I had no idea there were so many good folks who are such vehicular teetotalers or stalwarts of family values that they do not even associate with folks who have DUI's or cheated on their spouse. One might think they'd be prouder of their lifestyles than their anonymous AJC.com comments might indicate.
More vexing is seeing that type of attitude from certain folks in the UGA community, especially considering the rather colorful and flagrant personal life of at least one sitting member of our Board of Regents.
I'm sure I will have to serve up more than one tall, frosty mug of STFU to certain individuals during my upcoming Island City vactation.