Great, great post at the blog from the Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room – an Athens Banner article published on this very day in 1901 took a preseason look at Georgia’s chances in the upcoming season. (It was definitely a sunshine pumper of a piece, as the Dawgs finished that season 1-5-2.) I especially love that line “He has written urging that athletics be kept pure from politics”. Sorry, but you lost that battle, Coach.
Still, it’s good to see that, Internet or not, college football fans were grasping for info to get through the offseason months then as we are now.
It makes you wonder what the Phil Steele equivalent was back then.