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Opinion: Fancy facilities are fine, but aren't as important as some fans think

SystemSystem Posts: 10,564 admin
edited March 2021 in Article commenting
imageOpinion: Fancy facilities are fine, but aren't as important as some fans think

One of the hallmarks of Kirby Smart's tenure as Georgia coach has been the push to upgrade the Bulldogs' facilities. The next step in that process is a brand new football building set to open after the G-Day spring scrimmage game in April. However, even with the new digs, UGA is still apparently behind some of the

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    VenomGAVenomGA Posts: 365 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Facilities also matter to recruits.

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    SmartsTheManSmartsTheMan Posts: 1,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I agree with the premise of the article. But building new facilities and upgrading sends recruits a clear message that winning matters to the institution.

    Not so long ago Ga's rivals were telling recruits that UGA didn't have the same kind of commitment. "just ask to tour their indoor practice facility." Georgia didn't have one and teams like LSU and Alabama benefited by signing players who would've otherwise played for Georgia.

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    kirkhilleskirkhilles Posts: 1,097 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Yep. We've been pulling in top classes year after year without the facilities and I've never heard a recruit claim that the training facility was a big reason for signing. I've read how our dining plan was a big reason for one of them LOL.

    Every recruit talks about "relationships" with the coaches, the ability to go out and "compete" and the overall plan for how they'll be used and how it'll help them get a shot at the NFL. It's how we've gotten top RBs over the years and fewer high profile WRs.

    Don't be surprised if we lose our "Running Back U" title as we continue to increase our passing game.

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    WCHWCH Posts: 480 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    We Dawgs need to have an athletic program that is committed to excellence in every way, with no exceptions. We must have it from our grounds keeping all the way up to our players, Coaches, Athletic Director and President. Everything that we do must be done with excellence, that includes facilities.

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