DawgNation has four staffers who cover Georgia football from every angle: Beat, live streams, photos, podcasts, recruiting, etc. The “Cover 4” concept is: 1) Present a topic; 2) Offer a reasoned response; 3) Share a brisk statement to support the informed opinion. 4) Pepper the page with photos for the big picture. For this edition, we share our thoughts on how much the legendary Vince Dooley has meant to Georgia.
DawgNation has four staffers who cover UGA athletics on a full-time basis. It means the focus shifts to a timely “Cover 4” look with each of our guys manning the secondary on a specific topic.
These takes are designed to come out quicker than former Bulldog Mecole Hardman Jr. ran the 40 at the NFL combine.
The latest “Cover 4” question of the regular season is:
What has Vince Dooley meant to Georgia?
Brandon Adams: Sanford Stadium’s size
The “why” from “DawgNation Daily” here: “Of course, Dooley isn’t responsible for building Sanford Stadium, but as a coach and athletic director he’s done more to contribute to its rebuilding than anyone ever could. The structure we all see on Saturdays is a monument to the athletic department’s growth under his watch.”
Mike Griffith: National image
The “why” from “On the Beat” here: “Dooley and his football program represented the University of Georgia with dignity throughout his tenure as coach and athletic director. Dooley was and is a fine gentleman who serves as a tremendous ambassador not just for UGA, but the state.“
Connor Riley: Making UGA an overall NCAA powerhouse
The “why” from “Good Day UGA” here: “We all know Dooley’s football credentials. But in his time as athletic director, he hired national championship-winning coaches in men’s and women’s tennis, men’s golf as well as women’s basketball coach Andy Landers.“
Jeff Sentell: A 4-D legend (at least)
The Intel here: “Greatest football coach in UGA history? Check. Greatest AD? Check. One of UGA’s brightest lights as a national ambassador for six decades? Check. Unbelievable fundraising and endowment asset? Check. Statues are built and fields get renamed for greatness at one of those things. Dooley has been all of that and then some for Georgia. “
The 2019 season “Cover 4” topics so far:
- Who has the biggest day against Murray State?
- The most improved Bulldog since last season is ….
- A few big non-score predictions for Georgia-Vanderbilt
- Which returning Bulldogs impressed the most in fall camp?
- The players set to become the new fan favorites for 2019 are ….
- What will convince you the Bulldogs are throwing the ball more this fall?
- What kind of numbers will D’Andre Swift put up in 2019?
- Jake Fromm’s best quality? The Cover 4 crew chops that one up
- DawgNation Nickel: What was the alarming trend coming out of spring ball in Athens?