The Redcoat Band Chant

What are the words to the Redcoat Band chant? One half of the band says each line, with the other half of the band repeating each line.

Hey lift your head up to the sky,
Cause we’re the Redcoats passing by,
And if you heard what I just said,
Get down on your knees and bow your head!

GO DAWGS (repeat 4x withecho)

Hey what’s that coming down the track?
A huge machine that’s red and black!
Ain’t nothing finer in the land,
Than the Georgia Redcoat Marching Band!

GO DAWGS (repeat 4x with echo)

(Four taps, band plays GO GEORGIA BULLDOGS cheer)





Unknown to most Georgia fans (and most Redcoat members for that matter!) are the following two “lost” stanzas. I do not when the band ever used them, or when they started. If you know, please contact me and fill us in! Thanks to Warren Stokes (c/o 1996) for sending this to me.

Hey what’s that coming down the lane?
A super band let me explain!
The loudest sound you’ll ever hear!
It makes you stand right up and cheer!

Hey what’s that coming down the street?
300 pairs of marching feet!
Let’s face it folks we’ve stacked the deck,
It’s glory to Georgia to hell with tech!!


Remembering one of UGA’s finest – Spud Chandler

Spud Chandler (1907-1990)

Arguably the greatest baseball player produced by UGA was Spud Chandler, born in Commerce, GA. However, Spud was an outstanding athlete in other sports too. He arrived at UGA and met with Head Football Coach Harry Mehre. After a requested quick tryout, Spud immediately earned a spot on Mehre’s football team; and he quickly became a very good player as an option halfback. He threw critical touchdown passes in the victory over Yale in the 1929 Sanford Stadium Dedication Game, and again in 1930 in the victory over Rose Bowl bound Georgia Tech. The speedy Chandler also ran track as well as playing baseball for the Dawgs. He actually had chances to sign a MLB contract early in his college days, but turned them down because (1) he was having too much fun playing college football, and (2) his childhood favorite New York Yankees hadn’t come calling yet.

As is the case in so many great athletes, injuries hampered his professional career. In fact, after graduating from UGA, Chandler never had an injury-free season. Part of that was simply hard luck, but a lot of it had to do with the fact that Spud Chandler played hard and gave everything he had on the field till the game was over. Injuries especially hurt Chandler’s Minor League Baseball career, and eventually caused him to retire while he was still a MLB all-star.

After graduating from UGA, Spud was inked by the Yankees and played five years for them in the minors. Finally, in 1937, he was called up to play for the MLB Yankees. He was definitely one of the best pitchers in MLB during his 11 year career in the big leagues (all with the Yankees). Eventually the injuries got so bad that he was forced to retire following the 1947 season. He never had a losing season record in his 11 year Yankee career. He was 109-43 in his MLB career, with his best season (20-4) in 1943 (and he lost two of those games late in the season due to errors by teammates). His career winning percentage of 0.717 was the highest of any MLB pitcher with at least 100 wins since 1876. His 1.64 ERA in 1943 was the best in MLB from 1920-1967, and that 1.64 season ERA remains a Yankee record today. He recorded 614 career strikeouts, pitched 26 career shutouts, and ended his career with a 2.84 ERA.

He was a four time selection to the American League All-Star team (’42, ’43, ’46, and ’47–and he was the American League All-Star game’s winning pitcher in 1942). He joined the military and missed the 1944 and 1945 seasons (at the peak of his career). He was a three time World Series Champion (’41, ’43, and ’47–finished with a 1.62 career World Series ERA). In 1943, Spud was selected as the American League’s MVP, the only Yankee pitcher to hold that honor to this day. Also in 1943, Chandler was The Sporting News MLB Player-of-the-Year.

Spud Chandler could actually hit the ball too. He had 110 hits in his career, including 2 homeruns in one game (one was a grand slam). He was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and selected as a Circle of Honor member at the University of Georgia. Ted Williams said Spud Chandler was one of the three greatest pitchers he ever faced. Bill Dickey said Spud Chandler was the greatest pitcher he ever caught.

1937: 7-4 record
1938: 14-5 record
1939: 3-0 record
1940: 10-4 record
1942: 16-5 record (named to All-Star Team–winning pitcher in All-Star game)
1943: 20-4 record (20 complete games, 5 shutouts, 1.64 ERA, gave up one homerun every 51 innings pitched, tossed two complete game victories in World Series, named to All-Star team)
1944 & 1945: in armed forces
1946: 20-8 record (2.10 ERA, led American league in strikeouts with 138, 20 complete games, named to All-Star team)
1947: 9-5 record (named to All-Star team)

RIP Spud Chandler, a DGD………………………….

Four Notes on a Trumpet: The Tech Experience

A parody of “7 Notes” – by Saxondawg

You wake up in the top bunk, snug within your Star Trek bedsheets, with that feeling in the pit of your stomach. That pounding feeling, that giddy, nauseous rush that can mean only one thing. You rush to the potty and take care of business. The feeling goes away. But something about tinkling–the colors, the sounds–makes you remember: Yellow Jacket football today!You put on your best yellow sweater and yellow knee-socks, though you call them “gold,” natch. Then, moving to the dresser, you specially polish your thick glasses, adding one final flourish–fresh tape wrapped around the bridge. Speaking of bridges, your braces are also polished to a fine sheen, new zits are popped, and you’re lookin’ GOOD! You’re lookin’ JACKET. Continue reading

You Might Wear Orange If…

  • You think the play The King and I is about Elvis.
  • You ever listed fuzzy dice on an insurance claim.
  • Your trolling motor used to be a fan in a barber shop.
  • You list “tick removal” as a skill on your resume.
  • You use an ironing board as a knick-knack shelf.
  • You think The Battle of the Bulge is an argument between your wife and mother.
  • You’ve ever driven around looking for your porch roof after a bad storm.
  • Your brother-in-law is also your uncle.
  • Your nicest towels say “Property of Motel 6”.
  • You get your daily requirement of fiber from toothpicks.
  • The photo on your driver’s license includes your dog.
  • You think Dom Perignon is a mafia leader.
  • You’ve ever walked through your living room and caught your neck on a clothesline.
  • Your favorite seafood is hushpuppies.
  • You consider anything outside the Lower 48 “overseas”.
  • Your neighbor has ever asked to borrow a quart of beer.
  • The only cordless phone you have is the one your wife ripped out of the wall when she caught you talking to your girlfriend.
  • You’ve ever watched a tornado from a lawn chair.
  • The blood mobile will not visit your trailer park.
  • You develop a 1 to 10 warning system for your gas attacks.
  • Your local funeral home is also a U-Haul franchise.
  • Beer bellies run in your family.
  • You have season tickets for the tractor pull.
  • Your favorite kind of wine is strawberry.
  • Your Uncle Bob died peeing on an electric fence.
  • Your mama is banned from the front row at wrestling matches.
  • Your dad has ever said, “You kids run on down to the dump and see what they left.”
  • You think a “quarter horse” is a ride in front of K-mart.
  • You’ve ever beaten somebody up because they had a library card.
  • You have orange road cones in your living room.
  • A dating service matches you up with a relative.
  • You answer all phone calls with, “The check’s in the mail.”
  • You’ve ever bought lingerie at a yard sale.
  • You think the traffic sign “Merge” is a personal challenge.
  • Orkin uses your house as a training site.
  • Your dentist wanted to exhibit your eyeteeth at a convention.
  • You make wind chimes out of frozen orange juice lids.
  • You’ve ever watched the game warden through your scope.
  • You think a Rhodes Scholar is someone that just finished trucking school.
  • Your grandmother, mother and wife all have kids the same age.
  • You made up your social security number.
  • You’ve ever used a laundromat as a mailing address.
  • You’ve seen Walking Tall more than 50 times.
  • You’re the only one at your ten-year reunion with grandchildren.
  • The quality of your birthday present depends on how mama finishes in the wet T-shirt contest.