The Wit and Wisdom of UGA's Most Colorful Coach - Harry Mehre is a collaboration of Georgia Football History bound into one book.
Preface - Lewis Grizzard
Foreword - Loran Smith
Cover & Interior Artwork -
In His Own Words. . .
University of Georgia
The Four Horsemen...and Me!
Whenever recalling his playing days for Coach Rockne at Notre Dame, Mehre often joked that the Four Horsemen got all the recognition and notoriety. He claimed they would have looked pretty foolish running for touchdowns if he had not snapped the ball to them. "You can't score without the football, and I was just the lad who made those fellows great. That's my version. Rockne and the press thought otherwise." -Explanation of Title Penned by Loran Smith
"I had a lifetime contract at Georgia," Coach Mehre would say, "until the alumni declared me legally dead."
I loved Athens, Georgia, and I wouldn't have raised a hand had they put me away in old Oconee Cemetery, but darn if I was ready to go as soon as 1938. In Athens, they believe that old saying, "The good die young." Oxford, Mississippi isn't a bad spot to await eternity, but I "passed away" at Ole Miss in 1945.
With his former players and Georgia fans, Harry Mehre still had a "lifetime" contract when he died here Wednesday morning. -Jesse Outlar
All of His Alma Maters
I returned to my second Alma Mater for Homecoming. You see my first Alma Mater is Notre Dame. Number two was Georgia and number three was Ole Miss.