- Series: What It Means to Be
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Triumph Books; 1st edition (September 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 157243645X
- ISBN-13: 978-1572436459
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,132,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
What It Means to Be a Bulldog: Vince Dooley, Mark Richt and Georgia's Greatest Players Hardcover – September 1, 2004
Best Books of 2016
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From the Inside Flap
Tradition and history run deep at the University of Georgia, which was incorporated in 1785 as the first state-sponsored university in America. But no tradition evokes more pride or creates as much excitement throughout the state as Bulldog football. Saturday afternoons at Sanford Stadium are the stuff of legend: ninety-two thousand red-clad students, alumni, and other fans singing "Glory, Glory" to inspire victory, to which the Bulldogs have responded with 11 SEC titles and the 1980 national championship.
Retiring athletic director and legendary football coach Vince Dooley has been at the forefront of maintaining these traditions over the past 40 years. Dooley developed the oval G that has, for decades, been the official helmet logo of the Georgia Bulldogs, and he reinstated the "silver britches" during the teams 1980 national championship season. Few people in this world have a better understanding of what it means to be a Bulldog than Vince Dooley does.
In What It Means to Be a Bulldog, Dooley has brought together scores of the greatest players in Georgia football history to reminisce about their days in uniform and to reflect on the impact those experiences have had on their lives. Legendary players from different eras explain, in their own words, why the Georgia Bulldogs football experience always has been and always will be different from any other in college athletics. Players such as Herb St. John and Charley Trippi from the thirties and forties, Pat Dye and Fran Tarkenton from the fifties and sixties, Ray Goff and Herschel Walker from the seventies and eighties, Garrison Hearst and Boss Bailey from the nineties and the new millennium, and dozens more share intimate recollections that collectively define Georgias rich football legacy.
As compiled by longtime Atlanta Journal-Constitution sportswriter Tony Barnhart, the common thread throughout each first-person narrative is the unwavering sense of pride and loyalty shared by the players, regardless of era. It is through each individual description of this shared bond that we begin to comprehend what it really means to be a Bulldog.
Vince Dooley, former Bulldogs football coach and retired athletic director, is a Georgia legend. A Mobile, Alabama, native and former Auburn quarterback, Dooley came to UGA as head football coach in December 1963. In a coaching career that ended in 1988, when he became Georgias full-time athletic director, he won six SEC titles and one national championship while compiling a 2017710 record and leading his teams to 20 postseason bowl appearances.
Mark Richt was named head football coach at the University of Georgia in December 2000 after serving fifteen years on the staff at Florida State, the last seven as offensive coordinator. His 328 record at Georgia is fifth best in the nation since 2001. A native of Boca Raton, Florida, he is a 1982 graduate of the University of Miami, where he played quarterback.
About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
The book is part autobiography of Dooley, and then commentary from a couple of dozen players, most of whom went on to good success in whatever they did: some in football, a judge, businessmen of all types, but all see their start on the football field. Not a great book for all time, but delightful reading.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I grew up listen to the Georgia bulldog and to read about the bulldogs bring back memory so thank you.Published on March 11, 2014 by joe
Due to the book and history of UGA it tells. Maybe you have to be a Bulldog to love this book!Published on November 11, 2013 by Gail Urick