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UGA's Munson Staying Between Hedges

ATLANTA (AP) _ Larry Munson -- the voice of University of
Georgia football for 41 years -- won't be making the trip when the
Bulldogs hit the road this year.
At 84 years old, Munson says he can NO longer endure the grind
of road trips -- which usually involve a 90-minute drive from
Athens to Atlanta followed by plane trips and bus rides to hotels
and stadiums.
Georgia's first road trip of the season will be to play Alabama
on September 22nd.
After 41 years as the voice of Bulldog radio network, Munson
said he no longer can endure draining road trips, which often
involve 90-minute drives to Atlanta, followed by flights and more
bus rides to hotels and stadiums.
Munson and Scott Howard, who has been Munson's color analyst for
14 years, said the plan is to allow Howard to assume play-by-play
duties for road games.
There has been NO official announcement about plans for road
games.
All involved -- including Howard -- say it is important to leave
the door open for Munson to change his mind.
Former U-G-A coach and athletic director Vince Dooley says he
wouldn't be surprised if -- quote -- ``the old adrenaline might
start to flow'' -- and Munson will end up making some road trips.
Munson, who described his health as -- quote --``not too good''
-- has complained of problems with blood clots in his legs and a
recent fall.
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