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Georgia athletic director makes security confiscate Kentucky fan’s Eddie Gran sign

How sensitive are Georgia fans over KSR’s report that Eddie Gran turned down an offer to be the Bulldogs’ offensive coordinator? Last night, Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity made security confiscate an “Eddie Gran [loves] UK” sign at the Georgia/Kentucky basketball game in Athens.

The Kentucky fan who made that sign called into today’s show to describe the awkward moment. David, who lives in Georgia and whose daughter attends UGA, said the sign cleared security when they arrived at the arena but when they took their seats underneath the basket, a security guard came over and told them McGarity wanted it gone.

“When we came in, they checked our sign, security did. They okayed it coming through. We were very front row underneath the basket where the players come out. A security guy came over, we’d been there about 30 minutes, and said, ‘I’ve gotta confiscate your sign.’ We thought he was joking. We kind of laughed it off. He said, ‘No, I’m sorry.’ I said, ‘Is it offensive?’ He said, ‘I don’t know.’ I said, ‘Do you even know who Eddie Gran is?’ He said, ‘No.’ He said the athletic director told his boss to come get that sign.”

David said he could see McGarity watching the exchange go down and security came back to check their tickets.

“He was standing — we watched him because people around him pointed him out. He was standing watching them take the sign. Then, security came over and wanted to check our tickets to make sure that’s where we belonged.”

Wow. Methinks they doth protest too much.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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34 responses to “Georgia athletic director makes security confiscate Kentucky fan’s Eddie Gran sign”

  1. ukcamel

    Streisand effect to the max.

    1. snoopjdawg

      I agree. Laughable. Let us not forget, they claim two national titles in football with the last in 1980. 40 years ago. Not the national power they like to think they are.

  2. Mathlete

    They’re so sensitive about this… It must be pretty embarrassing to the Athletics Department

  3. Skooms

    Wow, that’s ridiculous!

  4. ClutchCargo

    Well, I wonder what sign a whole bunch of people are going to make for the UGA game at Rupp? Maybe Gran could even be invited to be the “Y”.

    1. SuperTroy18

      GREAT idea!

    2. highway119

      What an awesome troll move. Please Mitch, Cal, whomever, MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!!

  5. the ghost of Bill Hicks

    Eddie Gran needs to be the Y when UGA comes to town.

  6. Heavy C

    Georgia Sucks. Crean is the perfect fit.

    1. JRock1966

      I wonder if it ever crossed the mind of Georgia’s AD to tell his fans to stop calling Hagans a traitor? Hypocrite much?

    2. catsarerunnin

      Georgia has gone to the Dawgs.

  7. Bluebloodtoo

    Well, if I’m trying to stay positive on this, maybe the athletic director felt that the sign could ignite the gran base. Oops…i meant the fan base.


    Eddie Gran being the Y at the next UK Georgia game (which isn’t till next year anyway) would be the ultimate troll move, but Mitch Barnhart won’t allow that. That’s not how he rolls.

    1. CombatMedic_98

      Georgia Basketball…!

  9. RealCatsFan

    Is McGarrity related to Tom Jurich?

  10. CoachCat

    Oh. I think the best idea is to tweet the Georgia AD the first amendment. Over and over again

  11. BluKudzu

    I hope to be able to rub it in their face during football season.

  12. notFromhere

    What a little richard move by someone that obviously shouldn’t be in the position he’s in. If that’s how you do things, you should be writing toilet paper copy for the New York Times, not running an athletic department.

  13. notFromhere

    If anyone wanted confirmation that they DID offer him the job, dikmove just gave it to them.

    1. michaelb

      It doesn’t prove anything … what makes this true ? Because you read it ?

    2. notFromhere

      Triggered much?

    3. ClutchCargo

      It just means that blue got in and the AD is a control freak. He can’t have UK fans in the front row, holding a sign which would surely attract the tv camera.

  14. catheaven

    UGA athletic dept is so petty. My son went to school there, and we always went to bball game when UK came to town. They could not stand us in lower level seats with UK shirts on. Any my son would get there early and sit in front row of student section with UK shirt on. Athletic Dept would come over and try to make him move. When he whipped out his UGA student ID they’d walk off in a huff after trying to talk him into moving, which he wouldn’t.

    1. notFromhere

      Awesome representation!

  15. Headhurts

    From now on u want one of our coaches u must announce your intentions before or no deal.

  16. highway119

    DawgNation is now reporting that they did not ask the fan to take the sign down, but instead stated that the sign was being considered for removal, but never actually requested.

    1. michaelb


    2. jaws2

      Yeah sure.

    3. notFromhere

      Not buying it

    4. ClutchCargo

      Yeeeaaaaahhh, I’m just going to go ahead and believe the guy who was directly involved, instead of the word of a UGA fan site that seems to be determined to control what gets out.

  17. binarysolo

    “It was confiscated because that apostrophe was grammatically incorrect.”

    1. friendsofcoal

      Hey dumba$$, that apostrophe doesn’t even follow a word. C’mon man.

  18. My Dixie Wrecked

    If I were Georgia, I’d be sensitive over a completely made up story, too.

  19. BLUEsky

    Yeah, Gran didn’t get the offer. Dawg nation said so, so it must be true!