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Vince Dooley's Place in the Pantheon of Bulldog Worriers

I recently ran across this and it was just too good not to share. In his day, Vince Dooley developed a reputation for poor-mouthing that put him very nearly on a par with Wally Butts, who came by his "Weeping Wally" nickname honestly.

Coach Dooley could find a way to compliment even the weakest opponent through the creative use of minutiae, saying things like, "Vanderbilt may have the finest left-handed quarterback we’ll see all season."

In 1967, Georgia opened the season against Mississippi State. The Bulldogs---the real Bulldogs---beat M.S.U. 30-0. The Red and Black conceded only three first downs and just 66 yards of total offense. Mississippi State did not complete a pass against Erk Russell’s defense.

The following Friday, Coach Dooley was quoted in the Atlanta Constitution regarding Georgia’s upcoming game against Clemson. He said:

If we have a performance like last week’s, we will lose. That’s all there is to it.

Go ‘Dawgs!