Georgia football

The Georgia Bulldogs football program speaks to the University of Georgia in the game of American football. The Bulldogs contend in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They play their home diversions at historic Sanford Stadiumon the university’s Athens, Georgia, grounds. Georgia’s debut season was in 1892. UGA claims two agreement national titles (1942 and 1980); the AP and Coaches Polls have each voted the Bulldogs the national hero once (1980); Georgia has additionally been named the National Champion by no less than one surveying expert in three different seasons (1927, 1946 and 1968).

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Georgia football in stadium

The Bulldogs have won 15 meeting titles, including 13 SEC titles (tied for second-most untouched), and have showed up in 54 bowl diversions, tied for second-most record-breaking. The program has likewise created two Heisman Trophy winners, four number-one National Football League (NFL) draft picks, and numerous champs of other national honors. The group is known for its storied history, one of a kind customs, and out of control fan base. Georgia has prevailed upon 800 recreations in their history, putting them eleventh record-breaking in wins.

History

Meeting affiliations

Georgia was an establishing individual from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, one of the main university athletic meetings framed in the United States. Georgia took an interest in the SIAA from its foundation in 1895 until 1921. Amid its residency in the SIAA, Georgia was gathering co-champion in two years, 1896 and 1920. In 1921, the Bulldogs, alongside 12 different groups, left the SIAA and shaped the Southern Conference. During its chance in the Southern Conference, the group never won a meeting title. In 1932, the Georgia Bulldogs left the Southern Conference to shape and join the SEC, where Georgia has won the second-most SEC football titles, with 13, behind Alabama (24) and tied with Tennessee.

Independent (1891– 1895)

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1896– 1920)

Southern Conference (1921– 1932)

Southeastern Conference (1933– display)

Head mentors

Fundamental article: List of Georgia Bulldogs head football mentors

Head mentors of the Bulldogs dating from 1892.

No. Name Seasons Record Pct.

1 Charles Herty 1892 1– 1 .500

2 Ernest Brown 1893 2– 2– 1 .500

3 Robert Winston 1894 5– 1 .833

4 Glenn “Pop” Warner 1895– 1896 7– 4 .636

5 Charles McCarthy 1897– 1898 6– 3 .667

6 Gordon Saussy 1899 2– 3– 1 .417

7 E. E. Jones 1900 2– 4 .333

8 Billy Reynolds 1901– 1902 5– 7– 3 .433

9, 11 Marvin D. Dickinson 1903, 1905 4– 9 .308

10 Charles A. Barnard 1904 1– 5 .167

12 W. S. Whitney 1906– 1907 6– 7– 2 .467

13 Branch Bocock 1908 5– 2– 1 .688

14 and 15 James Coulter & Frank Dobson 1909 1– 4– 2 .286

16 W. A. Cunningham 1910– 1919 43– 18– 9 .679

17 Herman Stegeman 1920– 1922 20– 6– 3 .741

18 George “Child” Woodruff 1923– 1927 30– 16– 1 .649

19 Harry Mehre 1928– 1937 59– 34– 6 .626

20 Joel Hunt 1938 5– 4– 1 .550

21 Wally Butts 1939– 1960 140– 86– 9 .615

22 Johnny Griffith 1961– 1963 10– 16– 4 .400

23 Vince Dooley 1964– 1988 201– 77– 10 .715

24 Ray Goff 1989– 1995 46– 34– 1 .574

25 Jim Donnan 1996– 2000 40– 19 .678

26 Mark Richt 2001– 2015 145– 51 .740

27 Kirby Smart 2016– present 21– 7 .750

Instructing grants

Amos Alonzo Stagg Award

Vince Dooley – 2001

Paul “Bear” Bryant Award

Vince Dooley – 1980

Broyles Award

Brian VanGorder – 2003

School Football Hall of Fame

Glenn “Pop” Warner, accepted in 1951

Joel Hunt, accepted in 1967

Wally Butts, accepted in 1997

Vince Dooley, accepted in 1995

Epithets

The primary say of “Bulldogs” in relationship with Georgia games happened on November 28, 1901, at the Georgia-Auburn football game played in Atlanta. The Georgia fans had an identification saying “Eat `em Georgia” and a photo of a bulldog tearing a bit of fabric”; notwithstanding, it was not until 1920 that the epithet “Bulldog” was utilized to depict the athletic groups at the University of Georgia. Customarily, the decision of a Bulldog as the UGA mascot was credited to the institute of matriculation of its organizer and first president, Abraham Baldwin, who moved on from Yale University. Prior to that time, Georgia groups were typically known as the “Red and Black.” On November 3, 1920, Morgan Blake of the Atlanta Journal wrote an anecdote about school epithets and proposed:

Georgia football
Georgia football helmet

The Georgia Bulldogs would sound great in light of the fact that there is a sure poise about a bulldog, and also fierceness.

After a 0-0 tie with Virginia in Charlottesville on Nov. 6, 1920, Atlanta Constitution writer Cliff Wheatley utilized the name “Bulldogs” in his story five times. The name has been utilized from that point forward.

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