Tell Me Your Most & Least Favorite Moment With Each Head Coach

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Go back as far as you can remember.

I’ll start...

Battle
Favorite-2 point conversion against Clemson
Least favorite-losing to North Texas State

Majors
Beating Bama in 1982
Losing to Miss St 1986

Fulmer
National championship
Losing to Florida in 99 that was our first loss after the NC

Kiffin
Favorite, coming out with the black jerseys
Least, the way he skipped town

Dooley
Beating NC State at the Georgia Dome
Worst losing to Kentucky ending the streak

Jones
Best-Dobbs Hail Mary at Georgia
Worst-Texas A&M that overtime loss was the beginning of the end

Pruitt
Best-the long winning streak
Worst-so many to choose from, I’ll pick Georgia state
 
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Dooley

The best moment was when we thought we beat LSU

The worst moment was the next play
And then it happened again the same year against North Carolina in the MCB. That year was just horrible. I remember watching both of those games, and just feeling like I got kicked in between the legs.
 
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Majors
Sugar Bowl, beating Miami
1988, was excited then totally let down

Fulmer
Alabama bootleg
2008, again was excited, thought maybe he was righting the ship......I was wrong

Kiffin
45 on Georgia
The midnight ride......just like Paul Revere......except no warning and he simply left

Doofy
Beating LSU
But no losing to LSU

Butch
Florida & Georgia
Losing to Vandy that same year

Pruitt
When he was hired (and I wasn’t overly excited then)
Losing to Vandy year 1 by 25.....downhill (for me since)
 
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Majors

Best Miracle in South Bend
Worst 1990 Bama game
Fortunate to see both. Gentleman dropped dead from heart attack as I was coming out of gate 21 for the 90 game which put sports into a better perspective for me. I would also throw in the Arkansas game in his last season as worst. But South Bend was incredible. Saw it with my Dad . We were high up in end zone of stadium under touchdown Jesus. Went on field after game .
 
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Go back as far as you can remember.

I’ll start...

Battle
Favorite-2 point conversion against Clemson
Least favorite-losing to North Texas State

Majors
Beating Bama in 1982
Losing to Miss St 1986

Fulmer
National championship
Losing to Florida in 99 that was our first loss after the NC

Kiffin
Favorite, coming out with the black jerseys
Least, the way he skipped town

Dooley
Beating NC State at the Georgia Dome
Worst losing to Kentucky ending the streak

Jones
Best-Dobbs Hail Mary at Georgia
Worst-Texas A&M that overtime loss was the beginning of the end

Pruitt
Best-the long winning streak
Worst-so many to choose from, I’ll pick Georgia state
General Neyland
Best-National Championship in 1950(one poll) and 1951
Worst-Tying Kentucky 0-0 in 1928 and 6-6 in 1929,losing the 1940 Rose Bowl to USC 14-0,Losing 19-13 to Boston College in the 1941 Sugar Bowl,Losing 8-0 to Rice in the 1947 Orange Bowl and losing the 1952 Sugar Bowl to Maryland 28-13

Harvey Robinson
Best-Beating Vanderbilt 33-6 in 1953
Worst-losing 27-0 to Alabama in 1954 and 26-0 to Vanderbilt in 1954

Bowden Wyatt
Best-Beating a 10-1 Georgia Tech team 6-0 in 1956
Worst-Losing 14-6 to Chattanooga in 1958

Jim McDonald
Best-Beating Kentucky 19-0 in 1963
Worst-Losing 35-0 to Alabama in in 1963

Doug Dickey
Best-Beating Alabama 41-14 in 1969
Worst-Losing to Vanderbilt 7-0 in 1964

Bill Battle
Best-Beating 11-1 Penn State 31-11 in 1971
Worst-Losing to 3-8 Auburn 38-28 in 1976

Johnny Majors
Best-Beating Miami 35-7 in the Sugar Bowl
Worst-Losing 44-20 to 4-7 Ole Miss in 1979

Phil Fulmer
Best-Beating FSU 23-16 in the Fiesta Bowl
Worst-Losing to Wyoming 13-7 in 2008

Lane Kiffin
Best-Beating Georgia 45-19 in 2009
Worst-Losing 42-17 to Ole Miss in 2009

Derek Dooley
Best-Beating Cincinnati 45-23 in 2011
Worst-Losing to Kentucky 10-7 in 2011

Butch Jones
Best-Beating Florida 38-28 in 2016
Worst-Losing to Vanderbilt 45-34 in 2016
 
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General Neyland
Best-National Championship in 1950(one poll) and 1951
Worst-Tying Kentucky 0-0 in 1928 and 6-6 in 1929,losing the 1940 Rose Bowl to USC 14-0,Losing 19-13 to Boston College in the 1941 Sugar Bowl,Losing 8-0 to Rice in the 1947 Orange Bowl and losing the 1952 Sugar Bowl to Maryland 28-13

Harvey Robinson
Best-Beating Vanderbilt 33-6 in 1953
Worst-losing 27-0 to Alabama in 1954 and 26-0 to Vanderbilt in 1954

Bowden Wyatt
Best-Beating a 10-1 Georgia Tech team 6-0 in 1956
Worst-Losing 14-6 to Chattanooga in 1958

Jim McDonald
Best-Beating Kentucky 19-0 in 1963
Worst-Losing 35-0 to Alabama in in 1963

Doug Dickey
Best-Beating Alabama 41-14 in 1969
Worst-Losing to Vanderbilt 7-0 in 1964

Bill Battle
Best-Beating 11-1 Penn State 31-11 in 1971
Worst-Losing to 3-8 Auburn 38-28 in 1976

Johnny Majors
Best-Beating Miami 35-7 in the Sugar Bowl
Worst-Losing 44-20 to 4-7 Ole Miss in 1979

Phil Fulmer
Best-Beating FSU 23-16 in the Fiesta Bowl
Worst-Losing to Wyoming 13-7 in 2008

Lane Kiffin
Best-Beating Georgia 45-19 in 2009
Worst-Losing 42-17 to Ole Miss in 2009

Derek Dooley
Best-Beating Cincinnati 45-23 in 2011
Worst-Losing to Kentucky 10-7 in 2011

Butch Jones
Best-Beating Florida 38-28 in 2016
Worst-Losing to Vanderbilt 45-34 in 2016
Woah, nice list even without Pruitt
 
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fulmer-losing to Wyoming...national championship victory (or rick Clauson beating lsu was good)

kiffin-losing to ucla … beating the hell out of uga

dooley-losing to lsu after winning the game … orange pants

butch- losing to vandy multiple times... hail mary win over uga

Pruitt- losing to ga state … gator bowl win
 
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I chose to take a different path, instead of highlighting games, I chose events in most cases...

Majors
high- Miracle at South Bend
low- rumors (?) of being drunk on sidelines during games

Fulmer
high- national championship
low- inconsistencies last 2-3 years

Kiffin
high- the excitement/attention he brought to the program (not all was good)
low- way he left

Dooley
high- orange pants and teams could score
low- public perception of a "no-name" coach coming here

Jones
high- actually thought he brought some optimism to the program, energy, taglines (until they got old)
low- taglines wore out quickly, seemed to wear out his welcome

Pruitt
high- still waiting...
low- too many to mention at this point
 
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Fulmer
National Championship
Losing the SEC title to a Nick Saban LSU when we had a shot at another title.

Kiffin
Favorite, coming out with the black jerseys
Least, the way he skipped town

Dooley
Beating NC State at the Georgia Dome
Worst losing to Kentucky ending the streak

Jones
Breaking the streak against Florida
Losing to South Carolina to jettison our shots at an SEC title game.

Pruitt
Best-the long winning streak
Kentucky this past season, and what came afterwards.
 
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