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Report: UGA AD Damon Evans resigns

Once the police report came out Friday, you just new the above headline was coming sooner rather than later.

According to Zach Klein, sports director of WSB-TV, Damon Evans is out as Georgia’s athletic director.  UGA president Michael Adams reportedly asked for and received Evans’ resignation.

In the wake of his DUI arrest this past week, Evans was publicly resolute in not resigning his position.  However, the release of the police report — replete with red panties between his legs and multiple uses of the “do you know who I am?” card — obviously left neither the university nor Evans much of a choice.

Just where the school turns to for a replacement remains to be seen — one name already mentioned multiple times is Florida senior AD Greg McGarity — but one person who will have at least one eye on the proceedings will be head football coach Mark Richt.  Evans was one of Richt’s staunchest supporters, and the absence of such a strong advocate could be a significant loss for a coach who, if he has another fair-to-middlin’ season in 2010, could find his backside inching closer to the proverbial hot seat.

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  1. Sammie13 says: Jul 4, 2010 11:19 AM

    The entire situation is embarrassing for the university. And Evans, who was Adams’ man in the wake of Adams tacky dumping of Vince Dooly as AD, must feel deservingly humiliated.
    That said…I don’t really consider Evans to be a staunch supporter of Richt. I got the impression Richt barely tolerated him. Richt did not like the out of conference scheduling/travel that Evans embraced. Richt was hushed by Evans when he publicly disagreed with Evans over whether the GA/FL game should be played in Jax every year (Richt felt the GA Dome should be in the series rotation). And last year, when the Dawgs were so dismal, Evans support was lukewarm at best.

  2. funi says: Jul 4, 2010 11:33 AM

    Typical SEC personnel! He can now run moonshine!

  3. overratedgators says: Jul 4, 2010 3:26 PM

    Jeez … Adams didn’t have to get his panties in a bunch …
    Sorry. Poor choice of phrase.

  4. msuche says: Jul 4, 2010 3:36 PM

    Typical Big 10 supporter.

  5. WingT says: Jul 4, 2010 3:48 PM

    I wonder f the Board of Directors is discussing Adams now.
    It will be interesting to see how they approach hiring an AD.

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