Profiles in a Rivalry: Bobby Dodd


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A lot doesn't need to be said about Bobby Dodd, the greatest coach in Georgia Tech history except he loved doing the little things that irked bulldogs. Many of you have probably seen this quote, but last year's bulldog motivation fest proved that nothing has changed over the years.

To Hell with Georgia! because Bobby Dodd would say so.

"Men, Georgie is a fine football team. Georgie is a very fine football team. Make no mistake; this bunch is bigger and faster than you are. They are probably a little tougher than you are. Now let me tell you what is going to happen today. That Georgie team is going to come running out of the tunnel screaming and crying. They will be foaming at the mouth and smashing one another upside the head just to get warmed up. A couple of them will throw up on the sidelines for good measure. We will not do any of that. I do not want to see tears in your eyes. While they are wasting energy we will conserve ours. We will direct our energy into constructive action. I have told you they are bigger, faster, and tougher than you. All that is true, but we do have one advantage. WE ARE SMARTER THAN THEY ARE."

--Bobby Dodd

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