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January, 2018

By Loran Smith, NFF Correspondent The death of a treasured friend falls heavy on the emotions. Keith Jackson was a treasured and revered friend, and I am moved to make a final tribute to this wonderful friend of college football. Soon after Keith became established with ABC, I learned that he was a native Georgian which led to a search for this hometown. There was no easy access Internet in those days, but good fortune came about when he showed up at a meeting of the college sports information directors (COSIDA) one summer. Following an introduction, we agreed to meet later in the day for a libation and conversation, fortunately the first of many. Over the years with summer jobs, Bulldog Club meetings and visiting with college friends, I have spent time in every one of Georgia's 159 counties. My familiarity with the small towns in Georgia, as a result of  this exposure, is not unabridged but I think you could safely say it is fairly extensive. I thought I was familiar with most ... Read the rest of entry »

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By Loran Smith, NFF Correspondent The death of a treasured friend falls heavy on the emotions.  Keith Jackson was a treasured and revered friend, and I am moved to make a final tribute to this wonderful friend of college football. Soon after Keith became established with ABC, I learned that he was a native Georgian which led to a search for this hometown.  There was no easy access Internet in those days, but good fortune came about when he showed up at a meeting of the college sports information directors (COSIDA) one summer. Following an introduction, we agreed to meet later in the day for a libation and conversation, fortunately the first of many. Over the years with summer jobs, Bulldog Club meetings and visiting with college friends, I have spent time in every one of Georgia's 159 counties.    My familiarity with the small towns in Georgia, as a result of  this exposure, is not unabridged but I think you could safely say it is fairly extensive.   I ... Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 1/30/2018 1:17 PM By Intern

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