Conversation with UGA legends Charley Trippi, Vince Dooley

December 21, 2017 Athens: UGA legends Charley Trippi, 96, with his Rose Bowl Hall of Fame trophy, and Vince Dooley, 85, share a laugh at the Trippi home on Thursday, December 21, 2017, in Athens. Trippi was a Heisman winner and UGA star of the Rose Bowl 75 years ago and Dooley was coach of the UGA national champs 37 years ago.    Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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December 21, 2017 Athens: UGA legends Charley Trippi, 96, with his Rose Bowl Hall of Fame trophy, and Vince Dooley, 85, share a laugh at the Trippi home on Thursday, December 21, 2017, in Athens. Trippi was a Heisman winner and UGA star of the Rose Bowl 75 years ago and Dooley was coach of the UGA national champs 37 years ago. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

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Four days before Christmas, one week after Charley Trippi’s 96th birthday, the architects of Georgia’s first and second consensus national championships are seated on a couch in the house Trippi has occupied since 1960.

Trippi was the shining star of the Bulldogs’ victory over UCLA in the Rose Bowl of Jan. 1, 1943. Vince Dooley coached the 1980 team to one of the giddiest unbeaten seasons ever recorded. And here they are, legend to legend.

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