Good times in Death Valley, as remembered by a key participant.
An 11th-ranked Georgia team coming off its first SEC title in 20 years went on the road and thumped Clemson 30-0 to open the 2003 season in the team’s last meeting before a crowd of 83,000. Those Tigers were coming off a 7-6 season.
“All I remember is it was 900 degrees,” said David Greene, Georgia’s starting quarterback in back-to-back wins against the Tigers in 2002 and 2003. “Other than the score.”
That pretty much sums it up, other than the fact that Georgia, in true Casey Clausen fashion, played the game one-armed.
The visit to the “Death Valley” was a potentially dangerous one for the undermanned Bulldogs, who were without several key defensive starters, including star defensive end Will Thompson, who will miss the season with a knee injury. Coach Mark Richt also suspended eight players.