Sport: Vince Dooley's 17-Year Itch

Georgia wins the Sugar Bowl and its first national title

The night before New Year's Eve, Georgia Head Coach Vince Dooley decided to enforce an early curfew on himself. Weary from the whirl of practices, press conferences and official functions surrounding the Sugar Bowl showdown between his No. 1-ranked Bulldogs and Notre Dame, Dooley passed up a party honoring the teams and went to bed at 9 p.m. It was perhaps his wisest coaching decision of the year. "If I'd gone to the party, I would never have slept again," he asserted. The reason: while Dooley snoozed, Sugar Bowl officials staged a...

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