Which UGA athletic heroes are worthy of statues?

Vince Dooley and the statue honoring the 1980 national championship. (University of Georgia)

Vince Dooley and the statue honoring the 1980 national championship. (University of Georgia)

Looks like we’ve entered a new Bronze Age in the SEC.

You probably saw the recent news that the University of Alabama is quickly putting up a statue of Nick Saban to mark the Tide’s most recent national championship. It’ll join statues of the other UA coaches who’ve won national titles in the “Walk of Champions” area outside Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.

Then came word that the University of Florida is looking at erecting bronze, life-size statues of the Gators’ Heisman Trophy winners, Tim Tebow, Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerffel.

That got me to thinking which Bulldog heroes ought to be enshrined if UGA were to go beyond the statue honoring former coach Vince Dooley and his 1980 national championship team that was unveiled in 2008 on the South Campus athletic complex named after Dooley.

Now let me say up front that I recognize there are those who question whether a university campus perhaps ought to erect monuments to great scholars or distinguished alumni rather than athletes, and I’d be all for honoring those folks as well if someone’s willing to put up the money like the athletic association did with the Dooley statue. I certainly don’t think tax dollars ought to be shelled out for statues when there aren’t enough faculty members.

And, indeed, private funds will pay for a statue of UGA’s founder and first president, Abraham Baldwin, that will be erected on North Campus, just as the Sonny Seiler family donated a small bronze statue of Uga VI to the veterinary medicine school. (The other bronze statue of a Georgia Bulldog that sits outside Memorial Hall is actually of Mike, one of the pre-Seiler UGA mascots.)

Anyway, for the purpose of this discussion, let’s stick to athletic heroes and assume that the funding comes either from private donations or that nice fat athletic association surplus. UGA currently doesn’t have an equivalent of Bama’s “Walk of Champions,” but perhaps something along those lines could be worked into the new Reed Alley plaza being built at Sanford Stadium. And if not full statues, maybe bronze busts would be more suitable and take up less space.

Or maybe statues/busts of football heroes could anchor the four corners of the stadium. Heisman winners Herschel Walker and Frank Sinkwich would be natural subjects, along with “Flatfoot” Frankie’s teammate, Maxwell Award winner Charley Trippi. Who for the fourth corner? Longtime coach Wally Butts, who won Georgia’s other consensus national title? Or fan favorite Erk Russell, perhaps?

And over at Stegeman Coliseum, which also is undergoing a facelift and expansion of its concourse, some of the Dawg heroes associated with that venue might be honored, like human highlight film Dominique Wilkins or five-time Olympian Teresa Edwards or Courtney Kupets, the NCAA’s all-time most decorated gymnast.

Which UGA athletic heroes do you think should be honored with a statue or bust? And is a “Walk of Champions” type of area something that needs to be added to the campus in Athens?

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230 comments Add your comment

DawginOH

February 6th, 2010
11:22 am

Eric

February 6th, 2010
11:26 am

Joe

February 6th, 2010
11:27 am

Eric

February 6th, 2010
11:29 am

Herschel was the greatest college football player to ever play the game, if anyone who has ever played the game deserves one it should be him.

Mitch Cumstein

February 6th, 2010
11:33 am

Reggie Ball!!!

JTK

February 6th, 2010
11:34 am

Definitely Herschel. I would love to see him running over Bill Bates or him jumping over the pile in bronze. It’s a no-brainer!

BigGAdawg

February 6th, 2010
11:48 am

All of the ones you mentioned Bill, are great choices. Add Suzanne Yoculan to the list as a hands down choice. No one has brought more NCs to UGA or built a more dominant dynasty in their sport.

dap01

February 6th, 2010
11:52 am

Herchel Walker!

DreamandWonder

February 6th, 2010
11:54 am

Imagine all the UGA greats enshrined and memorialized in bronze, then somewhere next to Herschel, Trippi, Erk…….is Suzanne Yoculan. Deserved but funny.

Joel

February 6th, 2010
11:56 am

Larry Munson!!!

Bleu_Bayou42

February 6th, 2010
11:58 am

All I know is the most under-rated bulldog is Hines Ward.

UGA 2010

February 6th, 2010
12:00 pm

Hershel Walker, definitly!!!! MY GOD HE’S ONLY A FRESHMAN!!! Larry Munson maybe?????

Pitbull

February 6th, 2010
12:00 pm

Only the two UGA Heisman Trophy winners: Frank Sinkwich and Hershal Walker deserve statues.

OK. maybe Reggie Ball too.

UGA 2010

February 6th, 2010
12:01 pm

My thoughts exactly Joel….

UGA 2010

February 6th, 2010
12:03 pm

Why the slow day Bill, Nobody is really writing anything….

Joel

February 6th, 2010
12:09 pm

Also, the largest viewed video was of Lindsay Scott in Jacksonville.

Old Dawg

February 6th, 2010
12:09 pm

Maybe a Wall of Honor i.e. Yankee Stadium

Alvin and the Chipmunk

February 6th, 2010
12:25 pm

I agree with Mike….definitely Reggie Ball

schultz is mighty smart

February 6th, 2010
12:26 pm

May need to save money, and get Richt that indoor practice facility. You know like all the top schools have.

Halsey

February 6th, 2010
12:29 pm

Statues of athletes is just lame, except when they’re placed in a Hall of Fame or something similar. There are more important people that should have statues long before a great ball player should. How much rear kissing do athletes need in one lifetime for success at a game.

Michael

February 6th, 2010
12:35 pm

Where can they put a statue of Tebow fumbling another snap from center?

Terry

February 6th, 2010
12:37 pm

Bill Stanfill

Voice of Reason

February 6th, 2010
12:47 pm

Instead of bronze, could not more be accomplished with dollars if done in a smooth finish, white concrete. Maybe even molds could be made from those still living to achieve the exact likeness. How about somewhere in the new addition to BM. I can see recruits imagining their bust up with the others one day. Security would be a concern, so maybe some kind of breezeway or courtyard area that would be secure.
I can see concrete being only a fraction of the cost of bronze, with numbers obtaining effectiveness equal to or more than, bronze. Descriptions similiar to the HS honors listed with recruits in the press guide with each bust would be nice, covering their college and/or pro careers or coaching achievements.

NCDAWG

February 6th, 2010
12:52 pm

Herschel Walker, Frank Sinkwhich, and David Pollack for football

Voice of Reason

February 6th, 2010
12:55 pm

Gator Nation – I agree that Tim Tebow has been a great college player, and as to whether the greatest, to be debated. Too bad you can’t recognize greatness as well, ala your “jock strap” remark. Did you ever see Herschel play? I would venture to say no, and that you are an immature individual. You probably think that UF has always had great teams. Check the record, see how UGA used to regularly beat them like a drum, and may again some day. Remember when UF won their first SEC championship? Enjoy your wave and ride it, but do it knowing what you are talking about.

CatsFly

February 6th, 2010
1:01 pm

If you erect a statue to honor someone for athletics alone, you’ve got screwed up priorities.

john marshall

February 6th, 2010
1:01 pm

must be deceased for 3 years tobe considered,otherwise,everyone who scores a winning td will have nominations

Pago Flyer

February 6th, 2010
1:07 pm

Today, The U of TOL opens their indoor practice facility, besides football, this includes a track, basketball court and golf greens. Not bad for a MAC school.

gte268p

February 6th, 2010
1:07 pm

I’m surprised uga hasn’t built a shrine to Herschel Walker yet and required all students to attend it every Sunday night.

Tom

February 6th, 2010
1:09 pm

Herschel and Trippi. Maybe David Pollack once more time passes by.

Definitely a statue of Abraham Baldwin, he is the founder after all.

UGA is not Alabama and cannot have a “walk of champions”. Alabama is a little overboard putting a statue of Saban. They are going to hate it when Saban leaves in a few years.

Red

February 6th, 2010
1:11 pm

Statue of Herschel Walker tearing up SEC mascots. Or better yet, statue of Herschel all over Jose Canseco.

Statue of Herschel Walker tearing up SEC mascots. Or better yet, statue of Herschel all over Jose Canseco.

BigNCDawg

February 6th, 2010
1:12 pm

Mike is the bulldog that I knew personally. During the baseball games in the 50’s Mike use to wander through the bleachers begging for for peanuts. He use to come sit with some of us boys while the game was in progress. The baseball field in those days was where the basketball arena sits today. He wore the wide spiked collar.

123456789

February 6th, 2010
1:22 pm

Only One. Jan Kemp.

jeffrey d

February 6th, 2010
1:23 pm

Herschel definitely. I’d say Pollack too.

jimmy

February 6th, 2010
1:32 pm

iagree with joe jake scott and also fran tarkington

curious

February 6th, 2010
1:33 pm

only statues of the heisman winners. you start putting up statues of other players w/ less credentials and you open yourself up to criticism from other fanbases. an example, though pollack was a great player (3-time all american) and representative of the university, there’s really only one award/accomplishment that people remember who won each year.

David Granger

February 6th, 2010
1:34 pm

My initial feeling is that there should be NO statues at UGA. I’d like to see us hold ourselves to higher standards than other programs, who just can’t wait to slap statues and plaques all around. But if we have to put up a statue, then make it of some unidentified offensive lineman…tired and sweat-streaked after a hard game. Call it something like “Bulldog Pride”. We’re Georgia, damnit…not one of these lesser universities, and we should ACT like it.

Irked ERK

February 6th, 2010
1:43 pm

Erk Russell period without him Dooley has no MNC

PhilDawg

February 6th, 2010
1:43 pm

Hershel
Sinkwich
Trippi
Butts
Dooley

If it takes more than one name to describe, no BUST!

Klocken Locker

February 6th, 2010
1:45 pm

Born, raised near Jacksonville and I can tell you that Florida has been great these past few years but Gator history? Nothing. Before Spurrier became coach nothing happened in Gainesville and if you don’t believe me, look at the records. And get ready, both FSU and Miami are regaining their old swagger and the Gators will shrink back to 3rd string. Now please, go look at the records.

Irked ERK

February 6th, 2010
1:46 pm

Errect a bust of Erk and players can rub his bloody bald head when they emerge from the side tunnel onto the football field

cobradawg

February 6th, 2010
1:47 pm

I think a walk of fame in the new Reed ally would be nice. Don’t forget Terry Hoage.

A long one !!!! Oh my Gawd !!!

February 6th, 2010
1:50 pm

Kicker Kevin Butler

KJ

February 6th, 2010
2:05 pm

“Hershal (I sell chicken) Walker can’t hold Tim Tebows jock strap..No player who leaves early should have his number retired or have a statue. ”

I’d rather our athletes sell chicken than pro-life propaganda any day of the week.

And don’t kid yourself chump, Teblow would have left early in a second, it’s just that nobody leaves early just to be a career clipboard holder.

Damn good Dawg

February 6th, 2010
2:13 pm

Erk Russell and he should be on vince dooley’s shoulders, he is most responsible for all the wins.

especially the National Championship. How many times did vince get ahead by seven points or

less and sit on it, knowing Erk would take charge. The great motivator.

Mike Adams

February 6th, 2010
2:17 pm

How about a Joe Cox statue!

Junkyard Hawg

February 6th, 2010
2:18 pm

How about a statue of the NCAA president, since he’s spent so many times reviewing Ugag violations over the years.

jesse james

February 6th, 2010
2:22 pm

Instead of individual honors, I would like to see the top teams in each sport honored. I agree with Coach Dooley’s statue. He did so much for the entire athletic program. When you start honoring individuals, somebody is always left out. Coach Dooley set the standards for athletics with his discipline and pride.

Murray County Mystic

February 6th, 2010
2:41 pm

how about statues of all the UGA fans in their black shirts crying while Bama kicks their azzez on national television…good times..

dawgonit

February 6th, 2010
2:41 pm

Gator Nation,

Did you ever actually see Herschel play? He gained 150 plus yards every game when EVERYBODY knew what was coming. He gained 150 yard in the Sugar Bowl with a injured shoulder and Georgia only completed one pass in the game for 11 yard. Herschel was the whole offense.

Tebow is a great college player. But he has succeeded with a lot of talent around him. Tebow would have probably left early too if he would have been a top draft pick. Any kid that doesn’t leave early to become an instant millionaire is an idiot or is getting bad advice.

Herschel is the greatest I ever saw.

Hey Dogtards

February 6th, 2010
2:47 pm

Hey Junkyard – you need to look up what a “consensus” championship means. You claim uga won one under Butts in 1942, but that simply isn’t accurate.

First – “consensus” championships didn’t exist until 1950, when the coaches poll was born (and there were at least two consensus polls to vote a champion). Thus, a 1942 team can’t have won one.

Second, even if they did exist in 1942, that honor would have belonged to Ohio State – NOT uga. Selectors used to determine teams listed as “Consensus National Champions” in the NCAA record book include the AP Poll, Coaches’ Poll, Football Writers Association of America, and the National Football Foundation/College Football Hall of Fame.

Ohio State, in 1942, was #1 in the AP Poll. Remarkably (despite your unsupported contentions otherwise), uga was not voted #1 by a single poll in 1942. Rather (again) that honor belonged primarily to Ohio State, who was voted #1 in 3 polls. Wisconsin was voted #1 by the other poll that existed in 1942.

Murray County Mystic

February 6th, 2010
2:50 pm

dogonit, your Hershel story says in a nutshell how pathetic the Dooley/Russell regime was…The Tebow/Meyer era is by far the most legendary in the last 30 years (stretched it out 30 years just so we could include UGA’s glory time, all be it short-lived, in the conversation)…

Rich

February 6th, 2010
2:50 pm

If a player does not receive a degree, they should not be included. There is no reason they cannot finish after a pro career.

Hey Dogtards

February 6th, 2010
2:51 pm

Also (albeit coming from a GT fan), I would only put up a statue of Herschel. Others might have been “DGD”s as you say, but I think statues stand for coaches/players who define a program. Pollack doesn’t define uga’s program. He hardly defines a decade. To me, Herschel is THE defining player at uga. Dooley is the other defining character.

Rich

February 6th, 2010
2:52 pm

I have searched the web and the only place I can find UGA as the 1942 NC is on UGA websites. What is the truth? Looks like UGA only has one NC.

Dr. Phil

February 6th, 2010
2:53 pm

I would contribute to a statue of Mike Adams with his hand in the Arch Fund cookie jar.

Another Dawg

February 6th, 2010
2:55 pm

Hey dogtards: Georgia had 8 of 14 major polls in 1942, and an 11-1 record vs. Ohio State’s 9-1 and Wisconsin’s 8-1-1. Your information is simply false, nevermind illogical.

jayjay

February 6th, 2010
2:55 pm

I’d like to start a campaign….how about we (UGA) hire the University of Oregon cheerleading coach. God knows with the football team we are likely to have we could use some improved entertainment/distraction on the sidelines. Lets sex those cheerleaders up a bit, like at Oregon. Screw the gymnastic abilities…..

Another Dawg

February 6th, 2010
2:56 pm

More importantly, even though we’ve finished with #1 rankings in various polls over the years, the 1942 championship was recognized by the NCAA.

Murray County Mystic

February 6th, 2010
2:57 pm

hey another dawg…you cannot claim wartime championships as legitimate…well, when you have only one to brag about, maybe so…

Rich

February 6th, 2010
2:59 pm

We do not claim all of the losses to Tech, we can claim anything we want. If you repeat it enough, it becomes the truth.

cheerleading

February 6th, 2010
2:59 pm

Fully on board jayjay. What is it with cheerleaders as “athletes”? Screw that. I want eye candy!

Buddy El

February 6th, 2010
3:01 pm

HEY DAWGTARDS: ONE OUT OF ONE IS “CONSENSUS”.

eyecandy!

February 6th, 2010
3:05 pm

I second the motion. Sex up the UGA cheerleaders! Drop the male cheerleaders. Females only. Forget those cute little sorority girls…..get a few of those that know how to get down and dirty. Guarantee will boost morale and increase ticket sales

Jeff

February 6th, 2010
3:06 pm

Freddie Gilbert, Hugh Durham, Vern Fleming

A statue for a traitor?

February 6th, 2010
3:14 pm

So, next fall when Dooley is cheering for his son and the Vols, can we paint that statue of his orange and paint traitor on it? I’ll buy the paint.

1eyedJack

February 6th, 2010
3:20 pm

Statues are so yesterday.

CountryDawg

February 6th, 2010
3:22 pm

What about Dan Magill?

Why statues?

February 6th, 2010
3:22 pm

How bout this? I was at the new Colts stadium this past summer for four days, and if you haven’t been there, its amazing. Instead of statues, they had pictures and murals all over the place of different plays from the Colts history and different great players. In addition to this, there were also some wrappings around different columns and on walls of other events at the stadium, showing off the diversity of the uses of the facility. I would love to walk around Sanford stadium and see different pictures and paintings of great moments and players in UGA history, both football and other sports. That way, you can put all the stuff that you guys are talking about up there, without having like 50 statues all over the place. If Alabama wants to put up statues, let them. But that doesn’t mean we have to do the same. Kinda like taking Auburn’s tiger walk and turning it into the Dawg Walk. Lame. Lets be UGA, and do things our way.

"Last Call" Scott Hall

February 6th, 2010
3:42 pm

Jasper Sanks

Quincy Carter

Joe Terishinski

Joe Cox

and

Mark Richt’s tanning bed

wild bill

February 6th, 2010
3:45 pm

should be “pulpwood” smith or jan kemp

gadawg

February 6th, 2010
3:51 pm

Gator Nation, suck it up, Hershel did what Timmy did in just 3 years. From now own he will be refered to as fumble dumble Tebow get used to it.

chazzo

February 6th, 2010
3:51 pm

Dominique Wilkins!!!

gadawg

February 6th, 2010
3:51 pm

Correction, that should be from now on.

tweenthehedges

February 6th, 2010
3:56 pm

I can’t believe no one has mentioned Fran “the man” Tarkenton. Maybe there aren’t enough old guys around who respond in this format.

shane#1

February 6th, 2010
4:07 pm

Traitor, any father that doesn’t support his own, especially when it involves something as trivial as a ballgame, does not deserve to be called a father. I would like to see a walk of fame with busts of UGA greats along both walls with a plaque describing the accomplishments of each person. “Catfish” Smith, Tripi, Sinkwich, Rauch, Bratowski, “General” George Patton, Stanfill, Scott, Walker, Green, and many others deserve mention. How about Ward? Ward played three different posistions in the same year because of injurys. At one time or another he was TB, WR, and QB. What about Champ Bailey? It would be hard to choose among so many greats.

Chief

February 6th, 2010
4:17 pm

Probably a bust because that’s what UGA programs usually turn out to be

shane#1

February 6th, 2010
4:17 pm

bTW, to whoever made the comment about wartime championships. pearl Harbor was hit on 07 Dec, 1941, AFTER the regular seasn. UGA beat UCLA in the Rose Bowl on 01 Jan 1942. Lt Tommy Witt was the first former Bulldog player KIA in October of that year.

59bulldawg

February 6th, 2010
4:29 pm

With all my heart let it be Erk Russell!

KJ

February 6th, 2010
5:04 pm

Shane, that’s not very nice, you’re confusing the trolls with facts.

“I have searched the web and the only place I can find UGA as the 1942 NC is on UGA websites. What is the truth? Looks like UGA only has one NC.”

Um, this took me about 10 seconds, you fail at the internet. 6 polls voted UGA #! in 1942, same as OSU:

http://collegefootball.about.com/od/nationalchampions/a/champions-list_3.htm

“If you repeat it enough, it becomes the truth.”

Indeed.

Murray County Mystic

February 6th, 2010
5:07 pm

Sorry for my terrible posts guys, I inhaled too many carpet fumes today… or maybe that was just the meth talking.

Lenny in Ludowici

February 6th, 2010
5:12 pm

I’m still laughing about the Dooley statue. Mr Mediocrity himself. Compare his accomplishments over the 25 years in Athens with the guy over in Tuscaloosa. 5 or 6 SEC Championships. 11 seasons with 4 or more losses. And lest we forget…. the championship season schedule definitely favored UGA in that the road to New Orleans bypassed, you guessed it, Alabama. I still remember the calls for Vince’s head back in the 70’s with his “3 yards and a cloud of dust” offense. Russell deserves that statue more than Dooley.

Hey Dogtards

February 6th, 2010
5:16 pm

Another Dawgtard said “Hey dogtards: Georgia had 8 of 14 major polls in 1942, and an 11-1 record vs. Ohio State’s 9-1 and Wisconsin’s 8-1-1. Your information is simply false, nevermind illogical.”

My information is simply false / illogical? You must be stupid, son. Those eight “polls” you refer to aren’t polls.* They are mathematical systems / rankings, not unlike (and in fact including) the Sagarin Ratings. In other words, determined by algorithms created by a single person. A poll refers to humans voting.

I’m not sure what information is “simply false” or even “illogical.” There was only one major poll in 1942, the AP. The AP chose Ohio State as its national champion. You can’t argue otherwise.

Like I said above, the consensus national champion has been determined based on 4 polls: the AP (1936-present), the Coaches Poll (1950-present), the Football Writer’s Association of America (1954-present), and the National Football Foundation / College Football Hall of Fame (1959-1990, 1995-present).

The reason there was no “consensus” national champion prior to 1950 is that only one of the four consensus polls existed – the AP. Even if there was a “consensus” champion (which there wasn’t), it would be Ohio State – not uga.

Don’t believe me? Go to p. 74 of the link below. That “ncaa.org” part means its official. See how none of the “major selectors” existed before 1950, with the exception of the AP Poll? See how in 1942 it says “Ohio St.”

More importantly, see how it lists “consensus” national champions on p. 77 and starts at 1950?

Again, as supported by both logic AND fact. There was no consensus champion before 1950. If there were, it would have been Ohio St., not uga. Just cause it hurts your feelings doesn’t make it wrong or illogical.

http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/football_records/DI/2009/2009FBS.pdf

*The eight are the Berryman (QPRS), Billingsley Report, DeVold System, Houlgate System, Litkenhous, Poling System, Sagarin Ratings, and Williamson System.

Hey Dogtards

February 6th, 2010
5:21 pm

KJ said “6 polls voted UGA #! in 1942, same as OSU:”

Actually, no polls voted UGA #1 in 1942. As I said, uga was picked #1 by 8 math systems.* Of the four polls that existed at the time, three of them picked Ohio State and one picked Wisconsin.

Look, I’m not disputing that those 8 systems crunched some numbers and calculated uga at #1. I’m disputing i) that uga was somehow consensus champion some 8 years before a consensus championship even existed; and ii) that uga was somehow consensus champion without being voted #1 by any poll – a requisite of being a “consensus” champion.

*The eight are the Berryman (QPRS), Billingsley Report, DeVold System, Houlgate System, Litkenhous, Poling System, Sagarin Ratings, and Williamson System.

Matt from Suwanee

February 6th, 2010
5:24 pm

Can anyone else see a Baghdad-ish scene in a few years when angry Alabama people will storm the “Walk of Champions”? They will pull down the statue of Saddam Hussein.. err… I mean Nick Saban after he leaves in the middle of the night like he did in East Lansing, Baton Rouge, and Miami.

Tom

February 6th, 2010
5:35 pm

Another Dawg

February 6th, 2010
5:35 pm

I’ll be darned, dogtards is right. Guess we only have one national championship. Looks like I was the one whose statements were simply false and illogical. Man I wish I had gone to a better college that would have helped me think before I speak.

Lenny in Ludowici

February 6th, 2010
5:36 pm

Better take their flip flops away.

clemcudtlhopr

February 6th, 2010
5:43 pm

What a waste of time!

Bill King

February 6th, 2010
5:54 pm

CountryDawg:

I can’t recall if there’s a bust or anything of Dan Magill at the tennis stadium, but if there’s not, there certainly should be.

Bill King

February 6th, 2010
5:55 pm

eyecandy:

Last I looked, selling tickets wasn’t a problem.

Bill King

February 6th, 2010
6:00 pm

To Hey Dogtards:

The “consensus” claim is officially made by UGA on the basis, as the media guide puts it, that in 1942 Georgia was chosen “by at least half the recognized polls.”

CatsFly

February 6th, 2010
6:17 pm

How about a bust depicting a redneck lying at the feet of an “unknown UGa player”.? That would best reflect the UGa fan following.

Hey Dogtards

February 6th, 2010
6:39 pm

Bill – I understand claiming it as a championship. Calling it “consensus” is a bit of a misnomer, though, given that the NCAA has defined what a consensus championship is. Particularly when the only existing piece of a consensus championship, the AP poll, went with Ohio State.

Lefty

February 6th, 2010
6:58 pm

Who built the winningest UGA sports program in history(Mens Tennis-6 NCAA Championships-32 SEC Championships-77 All-Americans) and the finest Collegiate Tennis facility in the USA?
Dan Magill!!!
Hands down he is known far and wide and the most knowledgeable Bulldog about all things UGA. Former assnt AD, Sports Info Director and Current Curator of the NCAA Tennis Hall of Fame (which he had built adjacent to the finest tennis facility in the land!)

Monticello Dawg

February 6th, 2010
7:06 pm

I would say any coach that won a national title would get one, though that might not be practical with the large number involved. Some others would obviously be deserving, even without a national title. Going by the national championship criterion you would have Vince Dooley, Steve Webber, Suzanne Yoculan, Dan Magill, Manuel Diaz, Jeff Wallace, Jack Bauerle, Chris Haack, and a couple of others cannot think of right now, including women’s golf coach.

You can easily see that at a school that churns out NCs like UGA, statues may not be the way to go.

Dan Magill should get one regardless, as he is the most influential tennis coach in NCAA history.

Monticello Dawg

February 6th, 2010
7:17 pm

In reference to my previous post, has any SEC school won national titles in as many different sports as Georgia? We have football, baseball, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s swimming, and gymnastics. Multiple titles in at least 4 of those sports.

More Bulldog points of pride. Lady Dog swimming team has now won 69 (or is it 70) straight meets at UGA. The men’s tennis team has a 65 match winning streak at home.

wally buttz

February 6th, 2010
7:33 pm

Shreveport Sam

February 6th, 2010
7:34 pm

Jasper Sanks!

Murray County Mystic

February 6th, 2010
7:41 pm

hey ShreveportSam and Catsfly….great ideas from both!

BS Patrol

February 6th, 2010
8:37 pm

Dan Magill? Tennis? You guys are desperate.

My vote goes to Jasper Sanks and Reggie Ball.

Duluth Gator

February 6th, 2010
8:49 pm

No doubt about it, Hershel…. he was unbelievable, man playing with boys.

Birrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd Man

February 6th, 2010
9:08 pm

Hines Ward is the toughest man ever to be in Athens…or anywhere else he chooses to go. He’s statue worthy.

Birrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd Man

February 6th, 2010
9:10 pm

LOL Jasper Sanks. Good one.

GT Dog

February 6th, 2010
9:11 pm

Dogtard:

I think we all know that the methods used over the years to “determine” the National Champ has been flawed at best. Through the years there have been numerous polls and “systems” used to determine “their” NC. None of these have been sponsored by the NCAA and picking any one of them as being authoritative is a farce.

Even the BCS, put in place to help determine a more logical champion, changed the way it was calculated several years ago, putting the emphasis back on the polls after USC failed to reach the NC game in, what 2003 or 2004.

Anyway, I’ve gotten off topic. I’ll stick with the words of Paul Bryant-”As long as you win one of them (the polls), you can claim them all” or something to that effect. Or, as Switzer said-”It only takes one (poll) to print a bumper sticker”.

beatdowns galore

February 6th, 2010
9:18 pm

Commemorative Wall Plaques placed at the new Reid Alley honoring Spurrier, Saban, Fulmer, Meyer and even Kiffin for administering beat downs on UGA !

Floundering Fox Hounds Batman!

February 6th, 2010
9:21 pm

Uga playing sloppy tonite against VANDY ! LMAO !!!!!!

PDawg

February 6th, 2010
9:35 pm

Typical Dawgs…argueing over something that none of us were alive to see or experience…

How about a statue of Bill King sitting on a toilet.

Dawg gone it they are still living

February 6th, 2010
9:36 pm

What will Alabama do if Saban gets caught in bed with a dead girl, or a live boy, or even worse, starts losing? What if Tebow goes and gets him a hooker? I think they schools should step back from this trend. It’s dangerous to erect a statue to anyone still living with normal human frailties.

Josh Rosen

February 6th, 2010
10:06 pm

I was going to say Herschel Walker and Erk Russell, but I think I like David Granger’s suggestion best. Just an unnamed lineman and call it Bulldog Pride. That works real well I think. (And I like your comments about Georgia holding itself to higher standards, especially with so many schools “honoring” themselves with statutes and signs left and right.)

indianman

February 6th, 2010
10:33 pm

yes? give ball one for being the only quarterback to throw the ball outbound on fourdown

Ted Striker

February 6th, 2010
10:49 pm

Not in favor of any statues at this time. And that includes Dooley.

lexdog

February 6th, 2010
11:17 pm

The great Reggie Ball

AthDog

February 6th, 2010
11:41 pm

Well, it hurts to say it, but we don’t have a ‘walk of champions’ because we’ve won a fraction of the titles as our rivals from Tuscaloosa. Let’s worry about winning some more titles so that any ‘walk of champions’ we have won’t be so sparsely populated.

BuLLdawg

February 7th, 2010
12:12 am

It might just help if we could beat Florida

first.

BuLLdawg

February 7th, 2010
12:43 am

Exactly, AthDog.

Here we are coming off 3 of the last 4 seasons now which most of us Bulldog fans feel have been huge disappointments to our players and to us, and our fan blog writer Bill King wants to talk about whom it is we can put a statue for.

2006 was certainly no fun with losses to Vanderbilt, Florida again, Tennessee again, and Kentucky. If you are hugely disappointed by that, there is nothing that you are embarrassed by in life.

2008 was certainly no fun giving up 30, 42, & 29 consecutive points in losses to Georgia tek, Alabama and Florida again. You just might recall we started that season ranked Number 1 in the Polls. Then, stunk up the stadium offensively and defensively and on special teams allowing opponents to rack up 30, 42 and 29 consecutive points. We became the laughing stock of college football not because we lost to 2 SEC teams that everyone but us knew were better coached teams than our own, but because of the manner in which we just gave up allowing more than 4 consecutive touchdowns against both, and then to top off our first Number 1 Ranking ever in the Polls to begin a season, in the last regular season game, we went out yet again against a team no one had ranked a single time all year long at our own house ‘Tween the Hedges and let lowly unranked Georgia tek score 29 consecutive points against us and we lost to Georgia tek at Sanford Stadium. I see no statues for this season, either. Without the win over UGA, Georgia tek certainly gets ranked by no one in the Final Polls and probably should not have been anyway.

2009 was even worse. Sure, we lost to Florida again, lost to LSU, lost to Okie State who even Houston beat but not us, lost to Tennessee again, and lost to Kentucky again. But, just how in the name of God can we look and see that Tennessee and Kentucky both went 7-6 on the season and that both have a losing record on the season were it not for their wins over us in Decline as we most assuredly are.

2010 frankly on the Offensive Side of the Ball, has started out again hugely disappointing to all Bulldog fans and players, and believe it or not but even Coach Richt said he was hugely disappointed in our recruiting failings on offense this past Wednesday. If we remain true to form 2010 and there is no one who feels we will not with yet another season of not having prepared a QB with only 3 freshmen QB (Just how does a team do that to itself?), and all the fumbles, all the interceptions and all the penalties this football program produces nowadays, this has certainly at least started out hugely disappointing to all amongst us but the DISNEYdawg.

This could be 4 of the last 5 years viewed by the nation as hugely disappointing to Georgia Bulldogs in football.

And, the 1 year that was not of the last 5 ?

2007 when we started the season with not just Conference losses, but Division losses to knock us out of any hope of making it to the SEC Championship. South Carolina, you may recall did not even play in a bowl game. 6 losses just like Tennessee and Kentucky losses this season just ended – that’s how bad South Carolina was 2007. Loss to South Carolina and for good measure a total blow-out by Tennessee again.

We are in Decline folks, with a stubborn head coach who bragged this time last year that he would not be replacing Willie Martinez nor Mike Bobo. Or anyone else for that matter on his coaching staff of ninnies.

We have issues on offense and clearly not being able to evaluate talent is right up there at the top of the list.

Now, as a result, the recruits themselves do not want to play on this Mike Bobo no fun offense because they see the way we have squandered our offensive talent, played favorites, and looked absolutely miserable.

Statues ? The only stinking statues that need to be put up around here are for the fans who try to put some spin on all this the last 5 years, since DJ Shockley graduated with Honors, and find that UGA has been better than Florida to name but one.

heartofdarkness

February 7th, 2010
1:32 am

WWII vets, Vietnam vets, Gulf War vets, Afghan War vets, Iraq War vets and maybe even Veterans of the Grenada Incursion

Slobber Knocker

February 7th, 2010
2:22 am

Jim Harrick…..and Jim Harrick Jr.

Buckhead Bulldog

February 7th, 2010
6:16 am

Hey Floundering Fox Hounds Batman!, Read it weep, hater.

‘Georgia upsets No. 18 Vanderbilt’

dawginflorida

February 7th, 2010
8:42 am

larry munson ,then herschel……running over bill bates my god he”s freshman

charley trippi…….also……….kevin butler……..kicking clemson ass……..scott running thru gators
slow dbs…hell just put a big HOBNAIL BOOT out near stadium……that will get er done

NotaUGAFan

February 7th, 2010
9:11 am

Hey, C’mon Folks, lets keep things in perspective…….they’re just football players, not heroes. They’re paying for their education playing “football”. You don’t see any calls for a Georgia Tech Engineer being honored with a statue for designing a five mile long suspension bridge (which, I believe would require a little more “brain” power than playing “football”). C’mon, Dawgs, ascribe to something loftier…..woof, woof.

The Great Malenko

February 7th, 2010
9:15 am

It depends on your definition of what is great. Vince Dooley won one national championship riding the back of Hershel Walker so does that constitute great? Erk Russell was a great coach at Southern not UGA so does that warrent a statue? Larry Munson, Dan Magill, and the list goes on and on. If UGA really wants to be considered in the same league as Alabama or Florida then the only person who deserves a statue is Suzanne Youclan. She not only set the bar for gymnastics she was the bar.

WhatRgtbamafltutorseefansdoingonaUGAblog

February 7th, 2010
9:41 am

The hypocrisy of dogtards is stunning. Criticizing UGA for counting a concensus title when a majority of the systems for 1942 recognized on the NCAA’s own website voted UGA the MNC that year? That’s rich considering that GT counts 2 MNC’s from systems that didn’t even exist at the time supposed MNC’s were won. Now he can put all of his eggs in his little AP basket if he wants. But even modern historians acknowledge that the AP’s clout is somewhat diluted because of geographical representation of AP voters through the 1960’s. If you don’t believe that geography can make a difference in such things, then take a lot at the Hesiman voting TODAY.

For the Bama Tard criticizing Dooley, He’s only tied for 2nd in most SEC titles won with Vaught and Spurrier. If our conference is worth celebrating as a great conference, that stat can’t be discounted. Bama was probably lucky that they got to bypass UGA during the Herschel years because UGA wasn’t losing to teams like Mississippi St. back in those days like Bama was. And before people get carried away with “riding Herschel’s back,” you might want to think back to how good those defenses were, which was why UGA continued to be great in 1983 – after Herschel left.

Furthermore, UGA is a university first and foremost. I don’t think anyone should follow Bama’s example of erecting a statue to a man that’s been under their employ for all of THREE years. It’s shameful and disrespectful to the people who have worked for that university in a meaningful way for decades.

I don’t believe that players should be honored with statues, unless its a group of unnamed players that represent all players. It’s a team sport. And Herschel would be the first to tell you that we won just as much because of the OL and the defense as we did because of him.

Gen Neyland

February 7th, 2010
9:43 am

Buckhead Bulldog : Congrats to the Dawgs on their win over Vanderbilt. UGA has shown an ability to get sky high at home for the ‘big ones’. That will look good to the NIT unless they pull out the SEC Tourney, which comes in as all things are possible. Beat the Vandy’s, Kentucky’s and Tennessee’s on the road. Don’t lose to the Mississippi’s, Wofford’s and Arkansas’ at home and the corner will be turned. Until then, enjoy knocking off the Bigger Boys at your House on occassion. We all know that’s a good feeling for a few days…GBO

WhatRgtbamafltutorseefansdoingonaUGAblog

February 7th, 2010
9:46 am

Well Neyland, good luck in the NCAA tournament. Will this be the year that the great TN basketball program finally progresses beyond a sweet 16?

Gen Neyland

February 7th, 2010
9:53 am

WhatRgtbamafltuto : Probably not, but like I said, anything is possible. One thing is nearly a sure thing though : Tennessee will get one of the 65 invites…Hint: Use the drop down option to get your moniker in the proper space. Hard to read your first few words.

dawginflorida

February 7th, 2010
10:08 am

lets put a big pic up of uga players running on field in jax after td…..against gators….what a great
moment in engineering mr tech fan ………….or johnson catch against the cow college…..it is about
football people not a damn bridge…DAWG FOOTBALL MAN….WE NEED TO GET FIRED UP

Floundering Fox Hounds Batman!

February 7th, 2010
10:32 am

hey buckhead dog…… dude dont get too excited it was Vandy…..Reminds me of a UGA team jumping up and down on a Vandy logo a couple of years ago.

The Dogfather

February 7th, 2010
10:41 am

First all american and captain of the 1913 football team–McWhorter.

DawgCrazy

February 7th, 2010
10:49 am

Meat Cleaver Weaver—he’s the man!

Williams

February 7th, 2010
10:50 am

Herschel is the only clear choice. We could have multiple statues too, one statue for each personality.

thomas

February 7th, 2010
11:00 am

herschel left early to be a star in the USFL then a bench warmer in Dallas behind Tony Dorsett

I know

February 7th, 2010
11:02 am

Gomer Pyle, the Shakespeare of UGA fans.

DirtyDawg

February 7th, 2010
11:03 am

Hey Bill, since the AJC doesn’t feel it necessary, or even purposeful, to post a piece on Georgia basketball that invites reader comments, how’s about you gettin’ off football for a while? At least after every Georgia game so that those of us that are paying attention have an outlet for our ’sage advice’?

I realize that you don’t seem to know much about BBall, but then you don’t really know all that much about football either, but it seems to work for you. Find somebody you know that is paying attention – and has a bit of knowledge, or thinks he/she does – and let ‘em ‘ghost it’ for you. Just give us a regular, and timely, outlet for talking about what appears to be the beginning of something special – Mark Fox and his charges. And by the way, I couldn’t help but notice that whoever at the AJC that wrote the piece about Georgia’s loss to Arkansas the other night just ‘had’ to mention that the seats at Stegeman weren’t full – and that must have had something to do with our not holding the lead and winning the game. Well, the seats weren’t full last night either but the writer didn’t include an observation that we, indeed, did hold the lead and added to it.

Come on Bill, you might not have much to say personally about the basketball team, but all you need to do is bring up the subject, make a couple of casual observations and we’ll – along with those that hate our butts – do the rest.

Water Works Statue

February 7th, 2010
11:04 am

How about a bronze statue of the typical UGA fan relieving himself from the upper deck onto the new Reed Alley plaza.

rob

February 7th, 2010
11:16 am

Ray Golf for his coaching career seems appropriate.

sansho1

February 7th, 2010
11:18 am

I’m with DirtyDawg on this one. The b-ball team just waxed a ranked opponent, and the ajc and its bloggers have not seen fit to provide a forum dedicated to discussion/celebration.

Scott "Big Poppa Pump" Steiner

February 7th, 2010
12:04 pm

How about the make 12 statues… one for each of Herschel’s personalities.

Buckhead Bulldog

February 7th, 2010
12:07 pm

Floundering Fox Hounds Batman! : Hey! Another Top 20 shake down…I like it for the new coach. Vandy was ranked 19, GT was ranked what when we POUNDED them? Hey, at least you have a shot in baseball this year.

Yeah, the jumping on the V was pretty classless, I agree. Almost as bad as what Tech did to our hedges in ‘08, eh?

Hey Dogtards

February 7th, 2010
12:30 pm

To WhatRgtbamafltutorseefans

Hypocrisy? My only statement was that UGA’s 1942 championship was not a “consensus” national championship. That’s a fact, as I supported on the first page with a link to the NCAA website. You fault me for “criticizing” uga for counting a consensus (note spelling) championship because “a majority of the systems for 1942 recognized on the NCAA’s own website voted UGA the MNC that year.”

As I’ve already explained, not a single poll voted uga #1 that year. They are math systems, not unlike (and even including) the Sagarin Ratings. Your argument presupposes that I am criticizing uga for counting a national title in 1942 – I am not. Like I said, I readily admit that 8 math systems crunched some numbers and came up w uga as #1. I’m not sure, though, how I’m being a hypocrite by criticizing uga for claiming something that didn’t (and indeed couldn’t) happen. I’ve never claimed GT won consensus championships when it didn’t. I don’t think GT has either, although I could be wrong on that.

I have no idea about your GT argument. Maybe if you were more specific (and actually used facts) I could try to figure out what you are talking about.

Doing what uga did is like calling sparkling wine from California “champagne,” or cheese made in Iowa “Wisconsin Cheddar.” It may still be bubbly, and it may still be cheese, but it’s not what you says it is. There is nothing “consensus” about uga’s national championship in 1942, as supported by the NCAA itself. If delusional uga fans (and the school itself) want to claim its a “consensus” championship, I can’t stop them. Just cause they claim it doesn’t make it true though.

Last, your AP argument is laughable too. Sure, the AP is criticized for bias like tons of other things. But how does that bias mean they favor Ohio St. over uga? Are you saying there were more AP members in Ohio in 1942 than in Georgia? The criticisms about the AP are that it favors the northeast, not Ohio.

Gen Neyland

February 7th, 2010
12:38 pm

sansho1 : Blue moons happen too and the ajc doesn’t provide special forums for them either. It was a good win against Vandy, take nothing away from that but until some form of consistency develops, it’s only a big deal for a minute.

sec fan

February 7th, 2010
12:42 pm

There has never been one

sec fan

February 7th, 2010
12:45 pm

no fab history there. one fab player HW and thats it. sooooooo nobody

AltamahaDawg

February 7th, 2010
1:44 pm

How about a statue of a big #39? Folks could stand around and watch it turn gold in the middle of the night.

Buckhead Bulldog

February 7th, 2010
1:47 pm

Gen Neyland: It is fun to watch this new coach take these guys to victory against some strong opponents. GT, UT, and now Vandy. We all know it is one win, but it gives hope that Fox can do something here over the next few years. Kind of like Durham did in the early 80s….Vern Cole & the F4, Nique, etc.. Time will tell if UGA can get the attention of some of the awesome ATL recruits that fly outta here to other states.

Pope UGA XXIII

February 7th, 2010
1:56 pm

CTEW Guy

February 7th, 2010
2:12 pm

Mr. MMA himself and Munson, those are all that are worthy, everyone else hasn’t done enough in my eyes.

Hey Dogtards

February 7th, 2010
2:28 pm

Why would a Georgia basketball player go to uga? No offense, but the program is one of the worst in the SEC (exception of maybe Auburn). Athens is lovely, but there are plenty of other good college towns. The bball program has no fan support, possibly the worst stadium in existence, and little to no history.

If I was a blue chip Atlanta player, I’d want to see a new 10-15,000 seat arena and a new basketball specific practice facility before I even put uga on my list of schools to look at. No reason to be ignored playing basketball at a football only school.

Gen Neyland

February 7th, 2010
2:45 pm

AltDawg : LOL. Gotta wonder, who could we commission to do the sculpting..? Stevie Wonder comes to mind as #39 only comes out at night…

Buckhead Bulldog

February 7th, 2010
2:49 pm

Hey Dogtards

February 7th, 2010
2:28 pm

I agree with you 100%. That is why Adams needs to implode the Stege, and build a new BBall arena that was not originally built as a multi use BBall, Gym, and cow show coliseum for the 4H.

Do the above…get some wins…fans will show up….players will show up.

Durham proved we COULD get good players and crowds, and I hope Fox can make that happen in the future.

Remarkable

February 7th, 2010
3:05 pm

On a Basketball note, Dominique Wilkins deserves a statue and a NEW stadium, not a refurbished one.

AltamahaDawg

February 7th, 2010
3:19 pm

Gen, not sure of the artist, but I know Bristol-Meyers Sqibb would be the proud donor to such a worthy project.

Da Dawg Pound

February 7th, 2010
3:27 pm

Is there any particular reason why everybody has to follow the Bammer’s lead on everything? First they start a dangerous trend by paying Saban at the 4 million dollar mark and now we have a coach’s salary arms race that is not good for college football. Then they pack the house for the spring game and now everyone else thinks you have to have 100k at a freaking spring game to impress the recruits and everyone else. And now the thing with their stadium expansion and their statues.

Let them do what they do and lets do what we do. No need for statues. The bammers have them because they have 5 different coaches who’ve won national titles. We have 2 that have won national titles and it seems to weak or too few to have statues of just 2 men relative to them.

And if we put in statues of Herschel(greatest college player ever) and Sinkwich then it just seems like we’re putting in a hodgepodge of different players and coaches to keep up with the Joneses or in this case the Bammers.

Its a bad idea for the gators to do the same. Heck everyone has great college players and Heismans that they can put statues up of. But the Heisman is just a individual award and nothing more than a popularity contest and most people realize that. Why would a Heisman be any more important than an Outland trophy? Its an individual award and to me championships are far more important than one individual award to one player.

I hate to say it but we will not have all the coaches or national titles that the Bammers have anytime soon(8-9 legit titles not 13) so there is no reason to try to keep up with someone we can’t keep up with. It would just make us look foolish when people do the obvious comparisons. Lets just get back to winning and forget about statues and such.

AltamahaDawg

February 7th, 2010
3:28 pm

As far as the Steg, there is nothing wrong with it’s bones. Nobody gives a damn what it was originally used for. It’s not now. What they care about is the team record. I don’t think the TN fans care that they play in a general municipal auditorium, that Pearl actually blocked out seating when he got there to make it seem smaller. And they still use it for other events do they not? I dont think the UF fans care that they play in a giant blow up tent built 30 yrs ago. Or that freak of a place that Vandy uses. I have often wondered what grand houses they are talking about when folks say steg isnt working out for us like GymXYZ is for Rival123.

Walla Walla

February 7th, 2010
3:36 pm

Denver Dog

February 7th, 2010
3:44 pm

I think that we should errect a statue to Lewis Grizzard. If there was ever a more loyal promoter of the UGA traditon, let him/her rise now. Dooley, Butts, et’ all. Build one to Lewis, and a lot of ground is covered.

ugajd

February 7th, 2010
3:45 pm

Ben Zambiasi

Ray Goof

February 7th, 2010
3:51 pm

How about a statue of me?????????????????

Denver Dog

February 7th, 2010
3:51 pm

Hey Gen Neyland, just hope that the NCAA doensn’t torture your football team too badly after the Kiff explosion of violations. I’m sure that the fact that they spent 2 weeks in Knoxville has nothing to do with his bailing, and 4 coaches turning down the job. There is a class guy there now, and he will guide you through the tough times. I just hope it doens’t mess up the TV schedules for those of us who love to watch the game from points afar

Denver Dog

February 7th, 2010
3:52 pm

Maybe a statue to all the Tech coaches since 1964. They have done alot for UGA football. I guess that would be about 9 statues though.

Buckhead Bulldog

February 7th, 2010
4:04 pm

AltamahaDawg: You know as well I that these BBall kids like the glitz and flash. Sure the Stege has good bones, I actually partied on top of it my freshman year…ha ha ha. My point is, in order to grab the elite kids out of ATL we are gonna need some improvement. Yes Ws and fan support that comes along with Ws help, but for Fox, who I think is the real deal,why not make his recruiting job that much easier. We souped up Foley Field, the Natatorium, the Tennis complex, Gymnastics etc, why not BBall?

superDawg

February 7th, 2010
4:04 pm

Lewis Grizzard he shut the nerds up with the stroke of a pin.

superDawg

February 7th, 2010
4:07 pm

and the gayturs,and the vols.

Hey Dogtards

February 7th, 2010
4:10 pm

Hey AltamahaDawg –

I’ve been to the Steg. I’ve been to all the other stadiums you named. I’ve probably been to around 50-60 college basketball stadiums total. The Steg stands out in my mind as the absolute worst. For example, Vandy’s seats 14k+ and underwent an extensive renovation less than 10 years ago.

Thompson-Boling opened in 1987 and even though its technically “multi-purpose,” its primary use is basketball. I agree with you that nobody cares for what purpose the venue is built. But its had 25k+ people there for men’s games. It also underwent a major renovation in 2007. The Stephen C. O’Connell seats 12k and cost 14 mil when it was built in 1980.

On the other hand, Stegeman was built in 64, and even then the layout wasn’t fitting for a basketball game. The only renovations that have been performed on it are removing rotting, 40 year old wooden seats in 2000 and replacing them with cheap plastic. Or adding ribbon lighting that was leftover from football stadium renovations. Either way, the stench of the place has never been fully washed out.

AltamahaDawg

February 7th, 2010
4:19 pm

Souped up, sure. They just approved that $ to do that. But somebody said tear it down and start over. Why? Who else is doing that? And what would you really end up with that is functionally, or flashily?, better?

We just built a state of the basketball complex, with as much glitz as anybody has. Spending millions on the Steg renovation is keeping up with the Jones plenty enough.

Sean "Syxx Pac" Waltman

February 7th, 2010
4:21 pm

the “bammers” are NATIONAL CHAMPIONS.

the “bulldawgs” are just another mediocre football program.

…Here ended the lesson.

DirtyDawg

February 7th, 2010
4:29 pm

Lay off Stegeman…if you didn’t notice they’ve just voted to spend a bunch to do further renovations and there’s no reason to think it won’t be just as nice as any you could name. Don’t hear any crap about Georgia’s top BBallers not wanting to go to Tech just because ‘The Big Tit’ is about 8-10 years older than Stegeman…yeah, they dug it down deeper some years back…added more seats (plastic as well)…splashed some more yaller paint on the whole thing and called it ‘finished’. It seats no more than ours and seems to me the place Duke plays in is a bit ‘dated’ and small as well.

It ain’t necessarily the place it’s the expectation that when you go to Georgia you’ll be better at BBall when you leave than when you came…that you’ll have won plenty of games…and that the fans will have appreciated what you did for the school and the program. Mark Fox will be able to do that. Now if we can just keep him.

As for asking for a ‘dedicated’ blog, I never suggested that, just that whatever is written provides us with a chance to ‘chime in’. Hell, the Tech section’s got three or more recent BBall posts to comment on. And if the AJC won’t do it, then Bill King needs to…

AltamahaDawg

February 7th, 2010
4:42 pm

It’s a shame they can’t finance renovations with blog hits from tech fans who live for the next UGA topic.

Billy Jack could fight

February 7th, 2010
4:55 pm

Walla Walla …you’re a funny guy…but hey Donnan never lost a bowl game as UGA’s coach…I was in Vegas several years ago when we beat Virginia like a drum on Christmas Eve..that was easy $$$…and Donnan sure darn sure could recruit…nice win last night by the basketball team…if we had won a couple of those close games we lost we’d have an outside shot to make the big dance….we’re 1 ball handler short…

Buckhead Bulldog

February 7th, 2010
5:04 pm

I will admit that I have not been to the Stege in a while. At least Fox is getting my interest up so I might travel the 60miles and check it out myself. I guess I was somewhat brash in saying to implode it, but I still can’t get that smell out of my nose from the cow and rodeo shows…ha ha.

Later fellas……….Super Bowl Time!

Sic’ ‘em Dogs

123456789

February 7th, 2010
5:18 pm

When teh UGA-AA Corporation settles with Decory Bryant
for $5,000,000+, Bryant will erect his OWN statue.

Alphare

February 7th, 2010
5:30 pm

Only rednecks put a statue in an educational institution for a sportsman.

Santa Cruz CA Dawg

February 7th, 2010
5:51 pm

Heisman Winners and Yoclan

GoDOGS

February 7th, 2010
6:00 pm

123456789: THAT was funny!

SoCal Dawg

February 7th, 2010
6:02 pm

I don’t want “flashy” Atlanta players who only have there eyes set on the NBA… one and gone. I want good kids that CMF can coach up.

Pitbull

February 7th, 2010
9:15 pm

That’s an easy question. Munson! He’s a legend!

HUNKER DOWN

February 7th, 2010
10:15 pm

I concurr with Mitch on Reggie ball. Has anyone checked to make certain he is not eligible still?

Definitely

February 7th, 2010
11:55 pm

should be Butts, which should be at his building, Herschel, Frank, Dominique, and especially Courtney and her old coach Suzanne because she built the gymnastics program and won 10 championships. All of these people are extremely well deserving.

Definitely

February 7th, 2010
11:56 pm

Oh yes, MUNSON!

Smittie

February 8th, 2010
6:22 am

All American Guard Pat Dye is my choice. He was the best Georgia lineman overall I ever saw. He was just over 200 pounds but tough as nails and ran like a deer. He then became a great coach at Auburn.

Hmmmm

February 8th, 2010
8:38 am

Eric "Easy E" Bischoff

February 8th, 2010
8:42 am

How about Terrell Davis? He had a decent career in the NFL.

Didn’t he backup Torin Kirtsey at UGAg?

Hmmmm

February 8th, 2010
8:42 am

Or maybe Munson. But you would have to have a button that would make the statue start drooling and babbling incoherently, while making nazi-like statements. That would be the most accurate statue ever

Jim Donnan

February 8th, 2010
9:43 am

Quincy Carter. With a handful of dollar bills and baggies of his favorite “stuff”….

DawgsForever

February 8th, 2010
10:03 am

No Doubt the greatest coach we have ever had at the school needs her own statue as befitting a coach with so many national titles. How many have we won in gymnastics since she arrived.

"Hollywood" Hulk Hogan

February 8th, 2010
10:03 am

How about a statue of that gangsta endzone dance they did during the Florida game a few years ago? That pretty much sums up UGAg’s football program.

Evansdawg

February 8th, 2010
10:19 am

There should be a bronze statue of Larry Munson, permanently in the press box as if still sitting in his chair. That way, people could see Larry sitting there for generations. Sure, it would sacrifice a seat, but he deserves it.

HoooHaaa

February 8th, 2010
10:24 am

One statue for every UGA athlete who got in trouble with the law. Could fill up nearly every seat in Sanford.

hi there

February 8th, 2010
10:32 am

“Which UGA athletic heroes are worthy of statues?”

None, because UGA fans aren’t ignorant mullet headed rednecks like UAT fans.

Paul "The Giant" Wight

February 8th, 2010
10:51 am

A statue of the UGA fans faces during the GREAT BLACKOUT GAME OF 2008. I’ll never forgot that night.

Snoop Dawg

February 8th, 2010
12:24 pm

Common AJC, you can do better than this lame article. Must be pretty boring this time of year.
The Dawgs need to worry about winning games, not who might rate a statue someday.
Only Dawg I know worthy of a statue is Herschel Walker!

Dawg Fud

February 8th, 2010
12:33 pm

Diamond Dog's Parole Officer

February 8th, 2010
12:54 pm

dostadawg

February 8th, 2010
1:07 pm

Munson and Walker!! no question!

Reggie Bush

February 8th, 2010
1:23 pm

How bout a bronze statue……
of Herschel standng next to his brand new TransAm….that suddenly
appeared…after he signed his LOI to ugag ??

timthebrave

February 8th, 2010
2:14 pm

Arguing about national championships in college football is like arguing who is better between the easter bunny and santa claus…Just a matter of opinion. And before you scream out that’s easy “santa”; make sure you are asking Jewish kids and people old enough to know that both aren’t real. As far as statues munson, walker and one of both david’s(green and pollack)….I’m not old enough to comment on the other guys

Dawghater

February 8th, 2010
2:31 pm

Jan Kemp should get one right outside of Sanford Stadium!

Dawghater

February 8th, 2010
2:34 pm

And some statues of the faces of the UGA fans duing that Alabama game in 2008. Those faces were priceless!

And pick any Florida game. Same faces every year!

Judge Mort

February 8th, 2010
2:40 pm

I think all UGA urinals (stadia, classroom, administration, dorms, library, etc. buildings) should have an etching of Bill King.

Karma

February 8th, 2010
2:41 pm

Dude, even grownups love Santa.

Karma Cohen

February 8th, 2010
2:42 pm

All the groups you mentioned are big Santa fans.

Scott 'Flash" Norton

February 8th, 2010
2:49 pm

Anytime I am constipated, I come to Bill King’s blog. Works like a charm!

longDawg

February 8th, 2010
2:52 pm

Hey we forgot Lewis Grizzard

Charles Herty

February 8th, 2010
2:58 pm

Charles Herty – the founder of Georgi Football.

Dawghater

February 8th, 2010
3:25 pm

A statue of Bill King with the engraving below what reads “A Typical UGA Fan” and the sponsor of the statue could be Budweiser and Clayton Homes!

jawga boy

February 8th, 2010
4:47 pm

Ya’ll are missing some of the best…… here’s my take:

FRAN TARKENTON
BILL STANFILL
JAKE SCOTT
DAVID GREENE (/???) SECOND WINNINGEST QB IN HISTORY
HERSCHEL OF COURSE
HINES WARD
SINKWICH
TRIPPI
ERK
….. All but Greenie had stellar NFL careers.

War Damn Eagle

February 8th, 2010
4:57 pm

How about Jan Kemp?

Knowshon Man

February 8th, 2010
5:01 pm

While I am not advocating that he necessarily deserves one, I do think a statue of Knowshon Moreno huddling the Central Michigan player would be incredible.

col fot

February 8th, 2010
9:11 pm

what’s the meaning fo using the word worthy? Worthy!! They are all worthy dude..look in the mirror!!

CAC

February 8th, 2010
10:26 pm

If they do one of Jake Scott, they should put it on Stegman Colesium where he is riding a motorcycle over it. The Legend of Jake should be remembered!!!

Legend of Len Barker

February 8th, 2010
10:41 pm

Buck Swindle.

GaDawg

February 8th, 2010
10:44 pm

Damn good Dawg
February 6th, 2010
2:13 pm
I agree with you, and I honestly do not know why there has not been a statue of Coach Russell erected before now. His name and contributions to UGA football were as well known as Coach Dooley’s. I can not think of any other assistant head coach who ever contributed more to the athletic success of any university.
It has been a few years since I was at the Butts Mehre Complex, and I don’t remember if there were busts of those two coaches located there or not. If not, there should be!
1. ERK RUSSELL
2. SUZANNE YOUCLAN
3. BULLDOG PRIDE STATUE as proposed by David Granger incorporating an area where the names of UGA Heisman Trophy winners can be inscribed.

Diamond Dog

February 8th, 2010
10:49 pm

I say make one of Mark Richt… AKA Coach February. That’s right, nobody does better than the dawgs during recruiting season!

Remember: CMR=Coach February

RED DOG 77

February 8th, 2010
11:29 pm

Bill….I would feel much more at ease reading you if you kept the subject strictly on football. You know Xs and Os, rather than the erection of a statue.

Jose Canseco

February 9th, 2010
7:16 am

Which Hershel was the fighter and which one played football?

Terrance Morre

February 9th, 2010
7:28 am

Bill

Do ewoks sleep in trees or on the ground?

TM

dogcrap

February 9th, 2010
8:35 am

This column is incredibly stupid. Can you not find anything a little more relevant to write about?? bush league work dude

Vince Dooley

February 9th, 2010
10:12 am

Did someone say…erection ??

Barb Dooley

February 9th, 2010
10:13 am

No.

Now go back to your gardening.

The Grinch

February 9th, 2010
10:35 am

Reggie Ball!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHA!!

Ferndolin

February 9th, 2010
10:46 am

For football Larry Munson, Squab (remember Squab?), and of course Herschel, Charlie Trippi, Franky Sinkwitch, and maybe even Fran Tarkenton.
For basketball Domonique, Bob Lienhard, the little guy, Litterial Green, who could jump out of the colliseum and dunk over anybody, Walter Daniels, who single-handedly beat LSU and Pistol Pete, Vern Fleming, a key member of GAs only trip to the final four, Willie Andersen for his wonderful athleticism, and finally Alec Kessler for punching a Florida Gator during a game in the Colliseum and who was drafted to play tight end by the Eagles. That’s my list. Who can beat that?

dan

February 9th, 2010
10:52 am

I think statues are stupid. Have any of you actually met Vince Dooley? I’ll take nothing from his accomplishments but the guy is really kind of an ass, and many of his former players will say the same thing. Dooley was a fgood coach but to erect a statue of him is a bit much. The only coaches that deserve statues are Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden, Joe Paterno and Eddie Robinson. That’s it!

Furman Bisher's ghost

February 9th, 2010
10:53 am

How about

Jim Harrick
Jim Harrick Jr.
Tony Cole

billytdoogan

February 9th, 2010
12:00 pm

i vote for no statues other than the ones we have of uga

Bill King

February 9th, 2010
4:15 pm

To Red Dog 77:

This has never been a football-only blog.

Ferndolin

February 10th, 2010
3:40 pm

Actually, I believe that was David Dunn who sucker-punched the gator. My appolgizes to Alec Kessler and his family. That would have been in the mid-80s.

TheItalianDawg

February 12th, 2010
10:09 am

Herschel Walker, Frank Sinkwich, Charley Trippi, Wally Butts, Erk Russell, Dominique Wilkins, Teresa Edwards and Courtney Kupets are all deserving. I would say Herschel is the most deserving in football, Wilkins in BB and definitely Kupets should have one, not only she is a great athlete but her contribution and productivity were exceptional and there is no statue of any female at UGA .

4WhatIt'sWorth

February 12th, 2010
10:10 am

I would put one of Herchel’s personalities at each of the four corners of the stadium. Then I would search for one of his personalities that had some eligibility left and recruit that one hard for next year! The man is 47 years old, but obvoiusly has a lot left. After he uses up all of his eligibility, I would get rid of Pres. Adams and give Herschel his job!
GO YOUR HERSCHEL WALKER … KEEP RUNNING & DRIVING WITH THOSE BIG THIGHS!

bubba4dawgs

February 14th, 2010
10:24 am

PULLLEEEEEZE, not Wally! He left one of the worst scandals in the history of Dawg football. Most are to young to know or remember his connection with the Bear. Plenty of “Greats” at Georgia who do deserve a statue. Hershell has to be at the top of the list!!

WayxDog

February 18th, 2010
12:40 pm

Jasper Sanks