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Stories from Statesboro"Pray, Tim, Pray"
by: Erk Russell
© January 1998
Ninteen seventy-eight turned out to be one hell of a season for us at Georgia. Not just because we won nine ball games, but more because the so-called "experts" had predicted that the Dawgs would be "underdawgs" in eight of our 11 games. During the preseason, our staff suggested to the players that we were the "wonder dogs" not the underdogs the media would've had them and anybody else willing to read their wit believe. I guess that's why pundits are writing instead of coaching.
We lost to Bill Walsh's Stanford team in the Bluebonnet Bowl, 25-22, and earlier in the season to South Carolina, 27-10, who had a guy by the name of George Rogers, a freshman who could really run the ball and showed us right off why he would win the Heisman three years later. But, in eight of our other games there was a big "W" for the Dogs over Baylor....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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