ATLANTA, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A month after resume inaccuracies cost former Georgia Tech football coach George O'Leary his dream job at Notre Dame, another case of biographical misrepresentation has surfaced at Georgia Tech, it was reported Tuesday.
But, this time the outcome is different.
Red-faced school officials learned Monday that newly hired assistant football coach Rick Smith did not play football or baseball at Florida State as was claimed in biographical information relased by Georgia Tech.
Smith, hired from the University of Kentucky as Tech's defensive coordinator, acknowledged the discrepancies and said he had offered his resignation to Chan Gailey, the school's new head football coach.
But,Gailey would not accept it and said the matter would not affect Smith's job.
"There's been a mix-up someplace over the years," Gailey said. "He's tried to get it straightened up over the years and, for some reason, someone hasn't let him."
Tech officials learned of the situation when asked about it by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The newspaper said the bogus information was in the 1985 Georgia Tech football guide when Smith was an assistant to Bill Curry and followed him to Alabama and Kentucky where it was removed. But, when Smith returned to Kentucky last year the incorrect claim reappeared and then followed him to Tech.