The big news of the weekend was Georgia deputy athletic director Carla Williams moving on to accept the athletic director's position at the University of Virginia. SB Nation's Streaking the Lawn has reaction from both Georgia and Virginia perspectives.
What does Williams' departure mean for UGA athletics? It's hard to say precisely what concrete changes might come. But I can say that she was a huge part of business behind the scenes at Butts-Mehre over the past few years. From facilities to personnel to marketing, it seemed that if you asked anyone inside the athletic department about a major initiative you were told that Williams was on the team making the decisions.
It appeared that she was perhaps being groomed to replace Greg McGarity in the not-so-distant future, and might still do so. But for now the Virginia post is a good fit for the former UGA basketball player concerned with success both off and on the field.
In other personnel news, Georgia Southern has made the decision to part ways with head coach Tyson Summers after an abysmal 0-6 start. Former coach Willie Fritz actually recommended Georgia running backs coach Dell McGee for the job that ultimately went to Summers (after interim head coach McGee coached the Eagles to a win in the 2015 GoDaddy.com Bowl). Not suprisingly, McGee's name has been floated as a top candidate for the job this time around.
That would be a mistake on his part. Georgia can likely offer more money and more security at this juncture, with a real shot at a major college coordinator position close at hand. Georgia Southern on the other hand has struggled to maintain its winning ways in FBS and chewed up a lot of good football coaches in the past few years. Eagle fans have also conveniently forgotten that Fritz's success may not have exactly been what it was cracked up to be, and that it’s been the exception over the past decade and a half, not the rule. Danger, Will Robinson. Danger.
Jake Fromm now has his own burger in Warner Robins. Short of getting his own bomber, that's about as famous as you can get in War-town.
Fromm's Bulldogs are currently a 14 point favorite over the Florida Gators for this weekend, the largest spread in their favor in the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party in over thirty years. If that doesn't terrify you, you should probably turn in your membership card for the Munson of the Month Club.
The Gainesville Sun's Robbie Andreu breaks down Florida's first half and comes to the conclusion that if they could overcome the terrible QB play, crippling suspensions, and inopportune injuries, this Gator team could really be something. That should keep you busy for now. Let's Monday. And . . .