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Georgia Athletic Director Addresses Report Claiming He Wanted To Fire Mark Richt Last Year

Dan Wolken of USA Today published a story earlier today on the current state of the Georgia football program. The story included a number of juicy details. 

One of those juicy details: Bulldogs' athletic director Greg McGarity "favored" making a coaching change after last season - a.k.a, firing Mark Richt - but he was overruled by university president Jere Morehead. 

McGarity has addressed the report. 

It's not true, he says

However, McGarity forcefully denied that later to both USA Today and the AJC/DawgNation.

“Simple answer. It wasn’t true,” McGarity said in a text. He also told USA TODAY: “There isn’t one ounce of truth to that. That is not right.”

That’s backed up by the reporting at the time by this reporter and others on the beat. There were indeed some behind-the-scenes discussions between Richt and the administration over financial support, especially coaches salaries. But at no time did any sources indicate that McGarity wanted to make a change.

Do you favor a coaching change, Georgia fans? 

[Dawg Nation]