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.