Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Grantham > boy wonder ??

I remember the day like it was eleven and a half years ago. We were at Nama's place and he was showing us some kinda super computer. It connected to this internet doohickie, without even tying up his phone line. A story pulled up (probably on Groo's site since he practically invented the Dawgosphere) on who this Coach Richt kid was bringing on staff. Some dude named Van Gorder was coming down from a state that snows. Couple other names we didn't recognize. Scroll...scroll...

And then Mike Bobo. We all cheered the move. This kid Mark needed some Georgia blood on the staff. Someone that had seen the SEC field. Could laugh when everyone else talked about their days coaching/playing in the ACC, MAC, or whatever the hell.

Fast forward to yesterday. Todd Damn Grantham has assumed the title of Associate Head Coach. What does it really mean? Well, nothing much. If Mark Richt calls in sick one Friday this fall then one would assume that it's the defensive coordinator that takes over the "good" headset until the antibiotics kick in. If Prez Adams needs a ride to get more unsweetened tea from goddamnedConnecticutPennsylvaniaCanadia and he tells Kathryn to hand the phone to Mark, well then, we're gonna see Grantham sprint out with the team from the tunnel.

As my kids say, Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.

My question to you is, does this mean anything to Bobo? Does he even give a fart that the "new kid 'tween the hedges" has the title? And, does it mean anything to you? Is it a big deal that one of the two coaches still on staff and the only coordinator that's been with the regime since before Bin Laden smirked gets passed over as the newest Associate Head Coach since Eason was fitting AJ into his #8?


In other words, is Bobo even the Sec. of State? Does it even matter? Cuz I don't think so. Or maybe I hope not.


Bernie said...

Sounds like CTG got a promotion of sorts and CMR has told Bobo what the pecking order is. Don't know if this is CTG job definition but if it is I would say that he will be a Georgia for awhile.

The Associate Head Coach is critically involved in all aspects of the program, is given specific autonomy, and
shares responsibilities with the Head Coach in key areas of the program such as recruiting, coordination of play (e.g., offensive coordinator), coaching tactics/strategies, budget management, staff oversight, etc.; the Associate Head Coach has significant responsibility in the following areas, but not limited to: mentoring assistant coach(es); scheduling and team travel; promotion of the team and University; fundraising and alumni events; practice planning; equipment purchase/inventory; and professional development; may share responsibility with the Head Coach in establishment/enforcement of team rules, community service efforts, etc.; represents the Head Coach at meetings, fund-raising functions, and alumni events; adheres to University, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations while supporting the core values of intercollegiate athletics. Duties are performed at various levels within the defined title.

Bernie said...

I would have given the title to Bobo. He's the one we want to help look like head coaching material, not Grantham. By the way, we came up short on CTG's salary increase: we should have elevated him all the way to that one mil per year status

Bernie said...

He hasn't beat a single team who made any top 25 poll since he got here - not 1.

Bernie said...

YEAH! And he's missed tackles, spits when he talks and is mean to small children and old people! Don't go away mad, TB, just go away. Grantham > Eucalyptus leaves.