Larry Munson, legendary radio voice of the Georgia Bulldogs, retired today - effective immediately. He will not call the Alabama-Georgia game this weekend.
Munson began his collegiate career at Wyoming in 1946-1947 (replacing Curt Gowdy), moved to Vanderbilt from 1947-1966, and accepted a position as one of the original announcers of the Atlanta Braves in 1966 before being hired at Georgia on the way to spring training. He served as voice of the Dogs from 1966 until today. Munson also hosted a weekly fishing show for more than 20 years in Nashville.
Larry is best known for his colorful calls during Georgia games ("There goes Herschel" ... "We stepped on their face with a hobnailed boot" ... "Run Lindsay" ... "Man is there going to be some property destroyed tonight!" ... and so many more). He returned from surgery earlier in the year to call the first two Bulldog home games this season and was scheduled to call only home games as he did last season.
Here is a link to the Atlanta Journal Constitution story today.
Munson will be greatly missed in the booth by college football fans in general and Georgia fans in particular.