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Vince Dooley is simply a legend among all the legends for the University of Georgia.

Cover 4 on Georgia football: What is your take on the legendary Vince Dooley?

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

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Georgia was all lined up at the 50-yard line for the Vince Dooley ceremony on Saturday afternoon against Murray State. (Curtis Compton/AJC)

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

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UGA named the field at Sanford Stadium after longtime coach and athletic director Vince Dooley on Saturday. (University of Georgia)

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

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Vince Dooley with one of his signature sideline moves when he was Georgia’s head coach. (University of Georgia)

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)

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The case can be made the Vince Dooley has been legendary for the University of Georgia is at least four different measures regarding his contributions to the school. (Bob Andres/AJC)

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. 

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There is now a Dooley Field sign at the 50-yard line on the visitor’s sideline at Sanford Stadium. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

The 2019 season “Cover 4” topics so far:

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