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December 7, 2015: Some Observations on the Coaching Changes at UGA

As my sweet mama would say, “Things just get curiouser and curiouser.” That is the best way to describe the recent events at the University of Georgia — or more specifically — the athletic department at UGA.   As of this writing, Kirby Smart, who has morphed from a Bainbridge High Bearcat to an all-SEC […]

March 31, 2015: UGA Class of 2019 Will Include Some of State’s Brightest Students

If you are a high school senior hoping to attend The University of Georgia, the oldest-state chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, you have probably heard by now whether or not you have been accepted. The target enrollment for the Class of 2019 is 5,200 and they […]

October 6, 2014: Some Random Thoughts On Some Random Subjects

If I die anytime soon — and I have no plans to do so at the moment — please see that the first paragraph of my obituary reads, “He was past president of the University of Georgia National Alumni Association.” You can save for later paragraphs the part about my being often mistaken for Brad […]

July 1, 2013: A Salute To A Smart Man Who Walked A Fine Line

I try to make it a habit to hang around with smart people.  Given that my IQ is not much larger than my waist line, this isn’t difficult to do. One person who fits that bill – and is a nice guy to boot – is the dean of my beloved Grady College of Journalism […]

December 10, 2012: Vince Dooley Talks About Football, Family And UGA History

I called Hall of Fame football coach Vince Dooley this week to get his perspective on UGA’s heart-breaking loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship game. There are few people more qualified to comment than Vince Dooley. Let’s start with the fact that he won 201 football games, six SEC championships and a national title […]

Nov. 19, 2001: Bingo! Dr. Michael Adams, president of the University of Georgia, has put the responsibility of increasing student body diversity at UGA right where it belongs —

on the rest of us. This is not the university’s problem; it’s ours. For several years now, Dr. Adams and others have wrestled with the issue of whether UGA should take only the brightest and best from our state, which tends to make the university mostly white and predominately female, or should it more closely […]

Jan. 8, 2001: It was not my alma mater’s finest hour.

Forty years ago this month, two young people who wanted to attend the University of Georgia along with other high school seniors in the state, were forced to go to federal court to gain admission. The two students were eminently qualified except for one extenuating circumstance. Both were black. As federal judge William A. Bootle […]

November 30, 2000: Color My Red and Black Blue

Memo to the World:  Color My Red and Black Blue I am in a big time crabby mood today.  Losing to Georgia Tech does that to me.  Let me say at the outset that when it comes to my alma mater, the University of Georgia, I am an academic hawk.  I strongly support the tremendous […]