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

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Fulmer
Best- National championship
Worst- His poor recruiting classes near the end.

Kiffin
Favorite- Telling Saban he would never beat him again.
Least- Him trying to steal our players and recruits.

Dooley
Favorite- Him getting fired.
Worst- Where do I start?

Jones
Best-Those great recruiting classes at the beginning.
Worst-Being unable to utilize that talent to win big.

Pruitt
Best-Beating Auburn.
Worst-Georgia State
 
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Majors:

Best - Miracle at South Bend
Worst - 1990 loss to Alabama

Fulmer:

Best - 1998 Natty
Worst - 1996 loss to Memphis

Kiffin:

Best - All black jersey ass whipping of Spurrier.
Worst - Leaving our program after 1 season.

Dooley:

Best - Win against NC State.
Worst - Loss to LSU in year one.

Jones:

Best - Dobbs/Jennings miracle at Georgia.
Worst - 42 - 17 loss at home to Vanderbilt in 2017.

Pruitt:

Best - Auburn year one.
Worst - Georgia State loss at home.
 
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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
I was at that 99 game. I still have nightmares of Alex Brown.

Majors best would have been the miracle. Worst would have been the first game of my freshman year, losing to a Spurrier coached Duke.
 
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I was young so my memories of Majors were pretty brief: Miracle at South Bend and Blasting Florida in 90 at night
Worst: The start of the downfall. Losing to South Carolina...etc

Fulmer: 98 has so many that it’s hard just to say the Natty. I was more jubilant during the UF and Arkansas games than winning in Tempe.

Worst: I’ll go ahead and say what I consider to be the worst loss in my personal history of sports fandom. LSU in the SEC Title Game In 2001. Still hurts. Maybe the worst loss in the history of the program.

Kiffin: Beating UGA badly
Worst: Getting boat raced by Ole Miss and I thought the Peach Bowl was an absolute embarrassment vs. VPI

Dooley: Beating NC State? I can’t remember him winning any big games.
Worst: Losing to LSU/UNC in similar fashion and the UK loss was inexcusable.

Jones: You would think the UGA miracle woud be #1, but Jones reaction bumps it down. He looked like a clown.
I would say the final 20/25 minutes of the Florida game in 2016.
Worst : Losing to South Carolina and Vandy and our shot to go to the Sugar Bowl

Pruitt: Maybe beating Auburn on the Plains or believe it or not beating a top 10 UK team that went on to beat Penn State in the Citrus Bowl, the bowl win was nice I guess
Worst: Losing to UK this season the way we did is unacceptable. They weren’t even decent. Throw in BYU too.
 
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Fulmer: Best-National Title, Worst-Losing to Wyoming

Kiffin: Best-Whipping UGA, Worst- Leaving in the middle of the night

Dooley: Best-Winning in the GA Dome, Worst- That loss to LSU

Jones: Best-Breaking the Florida losing streak, Worst-That brick by brick slogan

Pruitt: Best-Winning streak, Worst-Getting absolutely punked out by GA State
 
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#34
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
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
Majors
Beating Miami in the 1986 Sugar Bowl
Losing to Alabama in 1990

Fulmer
Beating Florida in 1998
Losing to Florida in 1996

Kiffin
Beating Georgia in 09
The way he left

Dooley
Beating NC State at the Georgia Dome
Worst (tie) losing to Kentucky in 2011 and losing to Vandy in 2012

Jones
Beating Florida in 2016
Losing to Vandy in 2016

Pruitt
Beating South Carolina in 2019
Georgia State
 
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Fulmer:
Beating Florida in 1998 (yes, even more than the title)
Losing to Alabama 6-3 in 2005

Kiffin:
Beating South Carolina in 2009
His departure

Dooley:
2012 win over NC State
2011 Kentucky loss

Butch:
2016 Florida victory, starting that season 5-0
2016 South Carolina loss

Pruitt:
8-game winning streak between 2019 and 2020 seasons, Gator Bowl win
2020 loss to Kentucky, 2019 Georgia St loss (tied)
 
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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
Pruitt
Best - when he used all our time outs right before half to ice the Bama kicker.
 
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Majors (not as vivid memories of his tenure)
- Best - anything Carl Pickens or Cobb/Webb related
- Worst - Bama woes

Fulmer
- Best - National Championship
- Worst - 2001 SEC Championship

Kiffin
- Best - Halloween beatdown of SC with the black jersey and Hardesty insane spin move
- Worst - Leaving for USC

Dooley
- Best - Him leaving
- Worst - Kentucky

Butch
- Best - Him leaving
- Worst - Him being hired

Pruitt
- Best - ???
- Worst - Ga St and BYU collapses
 
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Majors (not as vivid memories of his tenure)
- Best - anything Carl Pickens or Cobb/Webb related
- Worst - Bama woes

Fulmer
- Best - National Championship
- Worst - 2001 SEC Championship

Kiffin
- Best - Halloween beatdown of SC with the black jersey and Hardesty insane spin move
- Worst - Leaving for USC

Dooley
- Best - Him leaving
- Worst - Kentucky

Butch
- Best - Him leaving
- Worst - Him being hired

Pruitt
- Best - ???
- Worst - Ga St and BYU collapses
Me reading your “Best” responses for Dooley, Butch & Pruitt
 
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Majors
Favorite: Miracle at South Bend.
Least: 1990 Bama (worst loss ever!)

Fulmer
Favorite: Easy to point to any during 98-99 season (especially NC game). 1995 UGA game in Knoxville was absolutely awesome.
Least: 2001 loss to LSU

Kiffin
Favorite: SCAR in black jerseys
Least: UCLA

Dooley ha!

Butch
Favorite: 2015 UGA
Least: 2015 UF

Prunes
Favorite: 2018 barn door
Least: KY 2020
 
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BATTLE
Worst: 1972 vs Alabama
Was covering this game for Huntsville Times and was on my down from press box with many other alabama writers with The Artful Dodger and Vols on way to victory. We could hear roar from crowd inside elevator and then another just before doors opened. Unbelieveable what happened in such a short time. In a daze,, I watched from Bama sideline and then had to witness Steve Bisceglia's dad enter the Bama dressing room door with cigars and then endure the Jim Goosetree-led celebration.

Only saving grace was the beer cooler on the long trip back
 
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Bill Battle. N/A, too young to recollect.
Johnny Majors. Favorite moment - watching him jump into the air when we beat Notre Dame on the frozen field in South Bend and having dinner with him and Ken Hatfield the night before the Cotton Bowl. I really have nothing but great memories of him and he will remain one of my heroes and greatest role models. Least favorite moment - when Judas Brutus stabbed him in the back.
Phillip Fulmer. Favorite moment - when he squalled like a baby in front of the camera when they fired him. Least favorite moment - when he stabbed Coach Majors in the back.
Lane Kiffin. Favorite moment - whipping Georgia. Least favorite moment - unexpected Jan 12 departure, took me a few years to think of things from his perspective and I would have done the same had UT come calling me.
Derek Dooley. No comment.
Butch Jones. Favorite moment - 2016 Georgia game. Least favorite moment - the whole following season.
Beldar: No comment, other than to suggest we might have been better off keeping Jones.
 
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Bill Battle. N/A, too young to recollect.
Johnny Majors. Favorite moment - watching him jump into the air when we beat Notre Dame on the frozen field in South Bend and having dinner with him and Ken Hatfield the night before the Cotton Bowl. I really have nothing but great memories of him and he will remain one of my heroes and greatest role models. Least favorite moment - when Judas Brutus stabbed him in the back.
Phillip Fulmer. Favorite moment - when he squalled like a baby in front of the camera when they fired him. Least favorite moment - when he stabbed Coach Majors in the back.
Lane Kiffin. Favorite moment - whipping Georgia. Least favorite moment - unexpected Jan 12 departure, took me a few years to think of things from his perspective and I would have done the same had UT come calling me.
Derek Dooley. No comment.
Butch Jones. Favorite moment - 2016 Georgia game. Least favorite moment - the whole following season.
Beldar: No comment, other than to suggest we might have been better off keeping Jones.
Cool Majors story. I was living out of state when they got rid of Johnny and the whole thing didn’t seem right, was very upset but maybe I would have felt different if I was still in Knoxville at the time, but guess I’ll never know.
 

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