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Vince Dooley visits Valdosta

By Joey Donia - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Every now and then football fans are luck enough to witness a play they'll never forget and someday tell there grand kids about. Georgia fans have seen dozens of them through the years and legendary coach Vince Dooley has put them all in one book.

Coach Dooley was in Valdosta Saturday morning signing copies of his new book titled "Dooley's playbook, 34 of Georgia's most memorable plays".  The books ranks Georgia's top 34 plays during a span of nearly 80 years all the way from the stadium dedication in 1929 to Matthew Stafford's pass to Mikey Henderson against Alabama in 2007.

 Dooley chose 34 plays because 34 was the number worn by rrunning backHHerschelWalker who accounted for four of the books plays but not the top play.

The number one play in Dooley's book was Buck Belue's 92 yard touchdown connection with Lindsay Scott in 1980 to lift Georgia to a victory over Florida with less than a minute to play. The Bulldogs went unbeaten that season and won the National Championship.

"Not only did it win the Florida game which Georgia likes to do but it also led to the National Championship. We could not have won the National Championship without Buck Belue to Lindsay Scott to get us out of the jam that we were in" said Dooley.

Dooley served as the head coach of Georgia from 1964 to 1988. He led the Bulldogs to 6 SEC titles and the national title in 1980. He also served as Georgia's athletic director from 1979 to 2004.


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