In 1961, the year Alabama won the first of Bear Bryant's national championships, I was a redshirt sophomore on a good Georgia Tech team that included eight or 10 future NFL players.
We were coming off a painful loss to the Crimson Tide the previous year and wanted to prove we could whip them in their own backyard. We thought we could spoil their ranking and take their place as the dominant team in the Southeastern Conference, where Tech played until 1963.
We were coached by our own living ...
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