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A History of College Football in Georgia: Glory on the Gridiron

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When teams meet on football fields across Georgia, it’s more than a game—it’s a battle for bragging rights and dominance in a state that prizes football above all other sports. Join seasoned Georgia sports journalist Jon Nelson as he tracks the history of college football statewide. Whether it’s Georgia Southern’s glory days with legendary coach Erk Russell, the bitter rivalry between Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia, the Mercer College team’s historic beginnings or Shorter University’s up-and-coming ...
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Overview

When teams meet on football fields across Georgia, it’s more than a game—it’s a battle for bragging rights and dominance in a state that prizes football above all other sports. Join seasoned Georgia sports journalist Jon Nelson as he tracks the history of college football statewide. Whether it’s Georgia Southern’s glory days with legendary coach Erk Russell, the bitter rivalry between Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia, the Mercer College team’s historic beginnings or Shorter University’s up-and-coming program, every team in Georgia makes the cut in this hard-hitting history. Enhanced by an appendix with each school’s records, championship statistics and coaching accomplishments, this is a book no Peach State football fan can do without.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609496944
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Series: Sports History Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 942,915
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jon Nelson has been a television journalist based in Atlanta for more than twenty years. He has covered some of the most important events in sports, including Super Bowls, World Series, All-Star Games, the Summer Olympic Games, the Masters, and the US Open. Nelson also covered high school sports for Georgia Public Broadcasting as a host, correspondent, and sideline reporter/anchor.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Loran Smith Wes Durham Nate Hirsch 9

Acknowledgements 13

The Absolute Beginnings 15

The Early Twentieth Century 21

The 1940s 39

The 1950s 55

The 1960s 69

The 1970s 81

The 1980s 89

The 1990s 101

The Twenty-first Century 111

Epilogue: The Future 133

Appendix: All the Wins and Losses We Could Find 141

References 185

About the Author 189

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