Last week, legendary Georgia football coach Vince Dooley. When the Bulldogs take the field in the top three against Tennessee on Saturday, they will have a Dooley patch on their jerseys.
Dooley was one of the most influential figures in Georgia athletics history. He was not only the head coach of the Bulldogs from 1964 to 1988, but also the athletic director from 1979 to 2004. overall record 201-77-10.
On Friday, Georgia’s official football Twitter account posted a video of a Dooley-themed patch sewn onto the jerseys. The patch features the red tie that Dooley wore on the touchline throughout his time as head coach.
The entire Georgia athletic department paid tribute to Dooley and his contributions to the university last week. Current head football coach Kirby Smart has reflected on Dooley’s influence on the program.
“Our family is heartbroken by the death of Coach Dooley. Smart wrote on Twitter.. “He was one of a kind with an unmatched love for UGA! He and Barbara hugged my family from day one. He will be missed in our community, university and college athletics.”
Dooley is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and is still the best winning coach in Georgia football history.