Sunday, May 19, 2013

Diamond Dawgs give Perno one last win over gators

It was a special afternoon at Foley yesterday. Chance Veazey and Johnathan Taylor were back on the field for Senior Day and the Dawgs took the series against Florida with a 9-2 win. And very swiftly attention turned towards the future. That's what happens when you only outpace Auburn to stay out of the SEC cellar and miss the tournament.

On the one hand, the team will be talented and experienced next season. Replacing Kyle Farmer will be a challenge, but for the most part the roster will stay intact. On the other hand, we're facing a coaching search in the coming weeks. That's all but assured.

Even if you're not a baseball fan, it will be important to keep a close eye on how McGarity handles the program. This will be the biggest hire and interviewing process for him during his tenure as Georgia's athletic director.

As for Perno, his legacy will always be strong at the University of Georgia. How many coaches get a chance to lead the program for which they won a national title on for 12 seasons? How many coaches have to lead a program through not one but two career ending spinal injuries to key players?