Georgia Football: The Five Two-Quarterback Seasons

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1979: Buck Belue and Jeff Pyburn

After Buck Belue road to the rescue of the Georgia Nation in the 1978 defeat of Georgia Tech, Belue and Pyburn both took the spring off to play baseball for the  Diamond Dogs. In the 1979 pre-season football camp, neither quarterback could separate from the other on the depth chart.

The 1979 quarterback position became emblematic of the 1979 football team. The Dawgs could never find a groove and remained out of sync the entire season, ending with a 6-5 record salvaged by defeats of Florida and Georgia Tech. The team lacked toughness on the offensive line, and while tailbacks Carnie Norris and Matt Simon had splendid individual game performances, there was no dominant running talent.

The line got tough, Pyburn’s graduation cleared the field for Belue – who attended spring practice – and Herschel signed with Georgia. That is how you take care of that.

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