Atlanta Magazine has entitled its August edition “The Football Issue”. In it, you’ll find a quick interview with Herschel Walker (or simply “Herschel”, since he points out that “When they talk about me, they don’t have to say my last name.”) that’s a great read.
A few high points:
- Georgia wasn’t his first choice, because it was where his parents wanted him to go. He flipped a coin over the decision three times. He pulled Georgia all three times.
- He didn’t think Coach Dooley liked him much.
- He says the biggest freebie he got in his time in school was a meal.
- He flipped a coin about leaving early for the pros, too. Only once.
- He got a letter from Frank Sinatra about leaving for the USFL that said, “Congratulations, I think you made the right decision.”
As a bonus, there’s also a piece with Kenny Pauley, who’s UGA’s Director of athletic turf and grounds which has this story:
When Arizona State showed up, we caught one of ‘em tryin’ to take a leak in the hedge. We got him real good. He won’t do it again.
The magazine isn’t online, so if you want to read the details, hit the newsstands.