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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

UGA antes up to keep Ball, McClendon

Two Georgia assistant coaches received raises recently as a result of offers from other schools, according to documents provided by the school.

Running backs coach Bryan McClendon received a new contract that increases his annual salary from $90,000 to $200,000.

Receivers coach Tony Ball had his salary increased from $165,480 to $200,000.The raises came in the form of a salary action request; in Ball’s case a box labeled “counter offer” was checked as the reason for the request.

But UGA athletics director Greg McGarity said through spokesman Claude Felton that both raises were the result of counter-offers.

“They were both offered both positions at other schools,” Felton said.

McClendon just completed his second season as the team’s running backs coach, after also serving as a graduate assistant. He lettered four years at Georgia, playing receiver.

Ball has also been in his current position for two years, but spent the previous three seasons as Georgia’s running backs coach.


Anonymous said...


Ginny said...

Here come the trolls.

OZAM said...

I loved Bryan as a receiver, but to somehow think he is worth $200k?

He is 27 years old and has done nothing of note with the current crop of running backs. This might be a classic example of how college football has really lost its perspective.

I would love to know who was willing to pay that much!!! Wasn't Willie, as our D coordinator making approx. $325,000 two years ago?

PTC DAWG said...

UTK changed the metrics on assistant pay when they went after the Kiffin Gang. Blame them for a LOT of it.

Or better yet, get into Coaching and have ZERO job security from year to year for the most part.

Anonymous said...

richt's offensive coaching staff is not impressive to me. Bobo didn't score on SC and UCF and Miss St. Will Friend--UAB? McClendon's backs either can't passblock or can't score. Ball did a good job, 2 receivers to the NFL ain't bad, but has done nothing with Marlon Brown. Like defensive staff, except for D-Line coach, he did a terrible job last season on the D-Line.

Anonymous said...

Can McClendon teach the backs how to not fumble? Watch some video of Ingram or Lattimore. Those running back fumbles cost 3 or 4 games.

UGA69Dawg said...

Hey Ball has been around coaching for years. McClendon has got to be the world's greatest recruiter cause he can't coach worth a dang. Robert Edward's is coaching a high school team for 1/8th the money and he is one of the best RB's to come out of Georgia. I guess Willie's boy has something on Richt to get that much money for nothing.

Anonymous said...

Probably our two weakest coaches get nice raises. Yikes. Obviously they weren't based on coaching performance. Our run game has been squat for two years but I guess he helped bring in Crowell. I guess that is worth a 110k bump huh? Also, don't tell me Ball coached up Green. He was destined for the NFL in HS. What other WR has he brought in and coached up that he can put on his resume? Look at our whole offensive side resumes vs. the defensive side now. I give this one an "oh well, whatever" and a shoulder shrug.

to hell with tennessee said...

fwiw, ball is the one who brought in knowshon

He coached the running backs prior to moving out to WR

Oh yeah, and B-Mac is a hell of a recruiter. He and Bobo are our top two with Richt to close the deal.

Anonymous said...

Tony Ball was hired by Mark Richt after February 14, 2006.

Knowshon Moreno was Already Here, then. Signed. Sealed. And, Delivered before Tony Ball was even hired to start working here.

Tony Ball is Not the one who brought in Knowshon Moreno.

Rodney Garner brought in Knowshon Moreno, not Tony Ball.

Knowshon Moreno, ranked the # 3 football player overall in the State of New Jersey 2005, actually committed to UGA 9 September 2005. Tony Ball was at Virginia Tech.

After February 14, 2006, Tony Ball was hired.

Why post as if you know what you are talking about and post nothing but Lies ?

Tony Ball was a Great Running Back at Brainerd High School off I-24 in Chattanooga.

As the running backs Coach for Mark Richt 2006, Tony Ball allowed Mark Richt to Redshirt Knowshon Moreno 2006 so that then we got to see the # 3 overall football player in his state, then, only play 2 years here before Knowshon Moreno was then Drafted # 12 in the 1st Round of the NFL Draft.

Best Running Back we have seen here at UGA in 28 years now, and Knowshon Moreno was allowed to be Redshirted by his Position Coach 2006, hired over 2 weeks after Knowshon Moreno was Signed by Rodney Garner, to be Redshirted by Tony Ball so we only got to see him 2 years before Drafted in the Top Dozen in the country by The NFL.

But, Bryan McClendon given a Raise of 222 percent ?

For having our Running Backs all arrested, for having them all fumble, for having them none of them productive ?

Mark Richt gave Bryan McClendon a 222 percent pay raise two days after being reamed in Macon at a Bulldogs' Meeting there where he was asked the tough questions about this failed offense.

# 56 Total Offense

# 72 at getting 1st Downs

# 55 at 3rd Down Conversions

# 62 at giving up sacks


# 73 in Rushing Offense

Anonymous said...

genius it's not a 222% raise. The raise is 122%. you can say he's earning 222% of what he used to earn but the increase, the raise, is 122%. If you're going to make a statement so many times, fer chrissakes get it right.

Suomynona said...

LOL at our anon troll - you know the math wizard that majored in english.

Anonymous said...

FWIW- Stacey Searles was our "Running Game Coordinator" as well as the guy responsible for our underachieving o-line that can't run block to save their lives. If you're going to place blame, there you go.

Todd said...

Same anons talking out both sides of their mouths. On one hand you say proof that our coaching staff stinks is no-one wants to hire them. Now you have 2 coaches that had offers to go elsewhere, and we counter-offer to keep them, and yet you still say they're terrible.

Anon 3:20 - well-stated, sir. If anyone was overrated, it's Stacy Searls.

Michael said...

Its encouraging that other schools wanted them, but considering our performance and development at those positions I think new blood might have been a better idea here.