UGA Football: The five most influential Bulldogs

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Pick Analysis. Head coach. 1964-88. Vince Dooley. 4. player. Scouting Report. 814


  • 1980 National Champion
  • Six-time SEC Champion
  • Two-time National Coach of the Year
  • Five-time SEC Coach of the Year
  • State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame (1978)
  • College Football Hall of Fame (1994)
  • Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame (1996)
  • Georgia Circle of Honor inductee (2004)
  • Gator Bowl Hall of Fame
  • Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame
  • Sun Bowl Hall of Fame
  • Citrus Bowl Hall of Fame
  • Georgia record for career wins (201)

When you think of head coaches for UGA Football, the first one that comes to mind is Vince Dooley. He was the head coach at Georgia for 25 years delivering a 201-77-10 record including an 8-10-2 bowl record. Dooley’s bowl record is very surprising when considering just how successful Georgia was under him. He led them to six SEC Championships and a National Championship.

Dooley is the longest-tenured head coach for the Georgia Bulldogs football team. No other coach since has been able to maintain consistent success like Dooley. It’s been 32 years since Dooley was the head coach of Georgia, 40 years since he won a National Championship for the Bulldogs. Georgia is still waiting for a coach to come along and pick up the torch that Dooley left behind.

Dooley set a very high bar for coaches at Georgia to follow.