The Throwback: Herschel

Dawg Post is going into the vault to dig up some stories you should go back and read.

In a new feature of Dawg Post, we take a daily look back at some vintage articles concerning Georgia football, basketball, etc. In fact, some of them may be just plain interesting articles we think you'd like to read.

Some were written by Dawg Post writers of the past and present, while some will come from all over the web.

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For now, here's today's Throwback Story of the Day - Dean Legge's 'Herschel.'

The best thing to happen to Herschel Walker and Georgia sure didn't feel like it at the time.

A conservative coach by nature, Vince Dooley had a plan to bring the young phenom along – not wanting to ask too much of Walker right away.

"Coach Dooley was going to try to bring him on slow because he said: ‘We don't need to put this kind of pressure on the kid," recalled former Georgia running backs coach Mike Cavan, the man who had won the nationwide recruiting battle to sign Walker and would eventually coach him. Cavan was there from the beginning of the Walker saga – seeing it from behind the scenes the entire way.

And it was something historical to see.

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