Munson Retires: Player Reaction


Posted Sep 22, 2008


ATHENS - Quotes from Georgia players about the retirement of Larry Munson.

Georgia DE Jeremy Lomax: “He could have waited one more game, man. That’s a sad deal to hear that. There’s been a lot of memories, just hearing the calls.”

Georgia WR Kris Durham, who grew up in Calhoun: “I was a big Georgia fan growing up. I always wanted to hear him call my name even though he kind of butchers it every time he says it. But it’s sad. He’s a legend around here. Even when I watched the games back at home when I was younger, my dad would turn off the announcers and listen to him. I’ve got his greatest hits, just a little DVD that shows the clips with him announcing them. I’ve seen a lot of them, and he’s made some great calls like when he went through his chair in Jacksonville, when Mohamed (Massaquoi) caught the touchdown, Herschel, it’s just sad to see him go.”

Georgia fullback Brannan Southerland: “I wish Larry would still be calling them, but he had an incredible career, and I don’t think he could be replaced here at Georgia. He was something special. You always watch the game, but then you hear the radio clips and hear Larry Munson’s calls. There are just tons of them that come to mind.”

Georgia WR Mohamed Massaquoi: “It’s sad to see somebody like that finally step away from it, but he’s done so many great things for the university. He’s been tremendous. I’ve had a chance to meet him, and he’s a great person, great person to be around. His sound bytes are second to none, whether it be me or Stafford or Moreno back to Herschel, he’s kind of is Georgia in a sense. You think of all the great plays, and his voice has always backed them. It’s definitely going to be hard to replace a guy like that.”

Georgia head coach Mark Richt: “What do you say when a legend steps down? I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to be associated with him. It’s been an honor to work with one of the legendary college football broadcasters of all time. I hope he enjoys his full retirement and wish him the very best in all the things he decides to do.”


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