Larry Munson: Still Georgia's Voice, at Least for Home Games

Tyler EstepSenior Analyst IJuly 20, 2008

The voice of the Bulldogs will be returning.

Probably, anyway.

Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans told the Athens Banner-Herald on Friday that he's expecting 85-year-old Larry Munson, who had heart surgery in April, to be back and calling home games in the fall.

"If there's a time that comes and Larry says 'Yeah' or 'No' we'll adjust then," Evans told Marc Weiszer of the Athens paper.

Just from reading what he told that particular colleague, it seems like Evans is optimistically cautious at best. And why not?

Munson chose not to call home games last season, even opting out of the Sugar Bowl, and understandably so.

Not to be rude, controversial, or morbid, but I've seen Munson in the press box at Sanford Stadium. He does not look healthy. He needs to do what's best for his health.

Munson has not only been the voice of Georgia football for decades (I think '66 was his first year), but he wholly epitomizes the program.

His voice is on the pre-game video intro at Sanford. He had an Uga named after him (sort of), and he's had countless legendary calls during his 40-plus years in Athens.

Here's hoping a Georgia legend will return to his post. More to come from Birmingham and SEC football media days later this week...