September offers the sweet release of slightly cooler temperatures and here in the South our thoughts quickly turn to football. Whether tailgating before the game, cheering our teams on through all kinds of weather (and hopefully into championships) or discussing each play well after the final play, we love football season! If you are a Bulldogs fan, you sing along to “Glory, Glory” and chant “Gooooooo Dawgs.” If this is you or someone you know, then you will definitely want to get your hands on a new keepsake playbook that will help you relive the most unforgettable, extraordinary and gut-wrenching moments in the University of Georgia’s football history.
College football historian and Bulldogs expert Patrick Garbin has compiled the most memorable moments in Georgia Bulldogs football in The Georgia Bulldogs Playbook: Inside the Huddle for the Greatest Plays in Bulldogs History (Triumph Books, September 1, 2015.) Unlike other chronicles of the team, this book focuses on the greatest plays along with detailed player formations for each play.
The Georgia Bulldogs Playbook: Inside the Huddle for the Greatest Plays in Bulldogs History provides a detailed breakdown of the most memorable moments in Georgia football with context, back story, relevant circumstances and comments from those directly involved.
Highlights of the book include:
- A look at November 13, 1982, when Georgia won their third consecutive SEC title after Jeff Sanchez and Ronnie Harris broke up Auburn’s fourth-down pass attempt in the end zone
- Player profiles of the Kelly brothers, Bill Herron, Lindsay Scott and many more
- January 1, 1981: Misplayed kickoff in Sugar Bowl win over Notre Dame
Never-before-seen photographs reanimate memories, including the “onside kick” against Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl in 1981, David Pollack’s strip of the football against South Carolina in 2002, Belue-to-Scott for 93 yards to defeat rival Florida, Fran Tarkenton’s fourth down touchdown pass in 1959, and “excessive celebration” in 2007.
This 272 page, one-of-a-kind playbook is the best compilation of the team’s most groundbreaking plays throughout the years and is a great resource for fans who want to reflect on the Bulldogs’ unique history. A true “must have” for any Dawgs fan!
Author Patrick Garbin is regarded as an authority and historian of college football and is a freelance sports writer. His articles have been featured in numerous local newspapers and magazines. He serves as the UGA football Beat Writer for DawgTime.com, is the author of nine books, including About Them Dawgs! and “Then Vince Said to Herschel . . .” Garbin is a UGA graduate and lives in Snellville, Georgia.