Dawgs Gone Wild: The Scandalous ’70s of UGA Football
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In the mid-’70s, the University of Georgia football team caused quite a stir off the field. Several players had encounters with the manipulative “Godfather of Pro Wrestling” and his money-for-sex scheme. A careless prank aboard a team-chartered airplane resulted in a bomb scare and an FBI inquiry. The mysterious death of a standout teammate in 1976 remained unsolved for decades. Despite it all, a valiant and tenacious head coach and his acclaimed “Junkyard Dogs” defied the odds and developed a celebrated championship team. UGA football writer and historian Patrick Garbin, using extensive interviews with former players and coaches, delivers an astounding and, at times, appalling true tale of sex, drugs and wild debauchery in college football.
The History Press
: 9781625858672
: The History Press
: 09/11/2017
: Georgia
: Sports
: 69 Black And White
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Patrick Garbin is a freelance journalist who has authored ten books, eight of which relate to University of Georgia football. He is the UGA football beat reporter for DAWGTIME magazine and DawgTime.com and the research writer for UGASports.com of the Rivals network. He lives just outside of Athens, Georgia, in Bishop with his two children, Trip and Rebecca.
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