Georgia Bulldogs football under Bull Whitney

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W. S. Whitney (also known as Bull Whitney) coached the Georgia Bulldogs for two seasons: 1906 and 1907. Over the course of those two seasons, he led the Bulldogs to a combined 6–7–2 record.

1906 Season[edit]

1906 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1906 record 2–4–1 (1–3–1 SIAA)
Head coach W. S. Whitney
Home stadium Herty Field
Seasons
« 1905 1907 »

The 1906 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 2–4–1 record. Georgia’s only victories in the 1906 season came against Mercer and Auburn. The season included Georgia's third straight loss to Georgia Tech and the seventh straight loss to Clemson. During the 1906 season, the forward pass was legalized and the team tried to use this new play, however, an errant pass contributed to the loss to Davidson. This was the Georgia Bulldogs' first season under the guidance of head coach Bull Whitney.

Date Opponent Site Result
10/13/1906 Davidson Herty FieldAthens, GA L 0-15  
10/20/1906 at Clemson Clemson, SC L 0-6  
11/03/1906 at Mercer University* Macon, GA W 55-0  
11/10/1906 Georgia Tech Herty Field • Athens (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 0-17  
11/21/2006 Tennessee Herty Field • Athens T 0-0  
11/29/1906 vs. Auburn Macon, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 4-0  
12/02/1906 at Savannah AC* Savannah, GA L 0-12  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1907 Season[edit]

1907 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1907 record 4–3–1 (2–3–1 SIAA)
Head coach W. S. Whitney
Home stadium Herty Field
Seasons
« 1906 1908 »

The 1907 Georgia Bulldogs football team compiled a 4–3–1 record, including victories over Mercer, Auburn and Clemson. The victory over Clemson ended a seven game losing streak to the Tigers. However, the season included Georgia fourth straight loss to Georgia Tech. One of the players on the 1907 team was quarterback George "Kid" Woodruff, who would become Georgia's head football coach in 1923.

The team started the season under the guidance of head coach Bull Whitney, but the season became marred by the "Ringer" controversy. At that time, there were no football scholarships, but enthusiastic alumni often raised money to pay professional players who were referred to as "ringers." After the 1907 game with Georgia Tech, it was revealed that there were at least four ringers on the Georgia and Georgia Tech teams. Thereafter, Georgia completed the season without its ringers and without Bull Whitney, who was forced to resign. Branch Bocock actually coached the last three games of the 1907 season.

Date Opponent Site Result
10/05/1907 Dahlonega* Herty FieldAthens, GA W 57-0  
10/12/1907 Tennessee Herty Field • Athens L 0-15  
10/19/1907 at Mercer* Macon, Georgia W 26-6  
10/25/1907 at Alabama Highland Park • Montgomery, AL T 0-0  
11/02/1907 at Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 6-10  
11/07/1907 vs. Clemson Augusta, GA W 8-0  
11/11/1907 Sewanee Herty Field • Athens L 0-16  
11/28/1907 vs. Auburn Macon, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 6-0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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