Pepper was two plays (1976 and 1978) away from beating uga 4 out of 5. The 1978 game in athens when Ivery got hurt is, to me, the turning point in that series that we have yet to recover from. Win those two and neither we nor uga experience what happened in the early 80's. I think Pepper would have coached for us for another 10-15 years. Pepper's style was probably more suited for west coast recruiting than the Southeast in the 70's. He did leave the cupboard bare. I remember Curry saying that when he arrived, he met with each player and asked them why they chose Tech. Almost all said it was the only scholarship offer they had.