Originally created 06/02/01

Bulldogs plan to offer Polk an extension



ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia plans to offer a contract extension to coach Ron Polk, who has the Bulldogs playing for a spot in the College World Series in just his second season. But Polk insists he's still a "rent-a-coach."

Polk, 57, has two years remaining on a four-year contract worth about $84,200 a year.

Georgia athletics director Vince Dooley said he wants to discuss Polk's contract after this season. Georgia, the SEC baseball champion for the first time in 47 years, is playing host to Florida State this weekend in the NCAA Super Regionals.

Friday's game was postponed because of rain. The first game in the best-of-three series is rescheduled today with another game Sunday and the third game, if needed on Monday.

"Whatever length of contract he wants suits me fine," Dooley told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for Friday editions.

The coach was noncommittal. "I'm not here for a 10- or 15-year program," he said. "I don't know how many years I'm going to go. I was brought in here for a quick fix. I'm a 'rent-a-coach."'