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Dooley Says KSU Football 3 Years Away

Former UGA Coach is consulting with Kennesaw State to make football a reality.

Dooley Says KSU Football 3 Years Away

Legendary former University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley was in Kennesaw this week to speak to the Kennesaw Business Association about a subject he's all too familiar with--football.

Dooley retired from the Athens university after 21 years in coaching and 201 victories. He now serves as a consultant with to bring college football to the 24,000-student campus.

"After we raise the start-up money, then hire a coach, then have one recruiting year, and then another recruiting year, we might be ready to play in 2014," said Dooley, who was greeted warmly by the crowd--many of whom were UGA graduates.

Dooley said KSU's team would use the current state-of-the-art soccer stadium recently built just down the road from the main campus. "If we outgrow that, then we can look at building a bigger stadium," said Dooley.

Asked if he misses coaching, Dooley confessed he misses the thrill of victory but not the agony of defeat. "There's nothing like being in a locker room after a victory," said Dooley. "I also miss the  association with the players and the challenge of team building."

What's his take on the current Georgia football team and its coach? "Coach (Mark) Richt has not been through a real tough time yet and he has had an incredible run," said Dooley. "But, if you stay in this business long enough, you'll see the tough times."

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