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The tact (or lack thereof) of Will Muschamp

Full disclosure: I have a degree from the University of Florida.  However, I have never rooted for any of their teams, worn any Gator paraphernalia, or done anything whatsoever to detract from my loyalty to my original alma mater, the University of Georgia, when it comes to athletics.

That being said, I don't regret my decision to go to school there as it was the best choice for me from a professional standpoint and ultimately led to my being able to return to living just half an hour from Athens.  When people ask me about my time in Gainesville, I tell them that even though I picked one of the worst possible times to be a Bulldog in Gator Country (two football national titles and a basketball title), I enjoyed my time in North Florida and don't do anything to belittle the education I received there.  I don't have to trash my own past just to prove my loyalty to Georgia.

Similarly, anyone who has listened to Greg McGarity since he came back home knows how he responds to the loyalty questions.  He just says that he learned a lot from Jeremy Foley, he and his wife really enjoyed their time in Florida, but they're glad to be back in Athens and he's happy to be representing the University of Georgia.  He's the epitome of class.

Will Muschamp, on the other hand, has publicly described his time at his alma mater as "temporary insanity" now that he works for UF.  Look, I can't begrudge the guy for taking the Florida job.  As a coach, it is one of the three or four best/easiest jobs in the country, particularly as long as Miami and FSU stay in the tank.  But he has repeatedly refused to say the first good thing about the University of Georgia despite the fact that he got his first opportunity in college football in Athens when Spurrier and the Gators wouldn't give him the time of day.  It wouldn't hurt if he could show a little gratitude for where he is today, much as Mr. McGarity often does.

If we're fortunate enough to win on Saturday night, I'm certainly going to take a little more enjoyment at the idea that it just might be the first step toward putting a major black mark on the career of this ungrateful SOB.

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