In one day, the place where the Georgia Bulldogs play football no longer will be known only as Sanford Stadium. From this Saturday on, it will be known as Vincent J. Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium.
Vince Dooley, who coached Georgia for 25 seasons and was the school’s athletic director for 25 years, tells WSB Radio Sports Director Jay Black that when he was notified of the honor he was “quite surprised...and moved.”
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“I never, never thought about that [happening] at all,” Dooley told The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Chip Towers.
The University System of Georgia's board of regents unanimously improved a motion brought to them by UGA President Jere Morehead this past spring to name the playing surface at Sanford Stadium after Dooley.
The official ceremony is planned before Saturday's 4 p.m. kickoff between Georgia and Murray State. Listen for game coverage this Saturday on your ‘Home of the Dawgs,’ 95.5 WSB Atlanta’s News & Talk.