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Dooley remains upbeat in cancer battle

July 19, 2007

Americus - Former Georgia football coach Vince Dooley won more than 200 games during his 25 years with the Bulldogs.

Dooley now is trying to win his biggest battle of his life. That battle is against cancer.

Thursday night former President Jimmy Carter introduced the former Georgia coach and athletic director.

Vince Dooley was the keynote speaker for the Americus-Sumter County Boys and Girls Club Steak and Stake fundraising dinner.

Dooley says he is in the third quarter of radiation treatments he has been undergoing since doctors found a tumor removed from his throat in May was malignant.

Despite the cancer treatments, Vince Dooley says he is staying active with daily exercise, numerous speaking engagements and a healthy appetite.

Vince Dooley said "Nobody wants to have cancer. This one is very treatable. They feel very positive about it. So, so far so good and I feel good."  

Vince Dooley is looking forward to this football season which will be the first for his son Derek as head coach at Louisiana Tech.


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