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UGA 'anticipating' Munson's return to booth

The Associated Press

Published on: 07/18/08

Athens Georgia athletics director Damon Evans says he is "anticipating" the return of radio play-by-play announcer Larry Munson for home games this season following Munson's brain surgery.

The 85-year-old Munson has not yet made his return official for his 43rd season as the voice of the Georgia network.

"I'm anticipating that Larry will be there," Evans told the Athens Banner-Herald.

"Larry's the play-by-play guy for the University of Georgia and I'm excited that he is. The most important thing is I want Larry's health to be good for him and whatever Larry decides, we'll deal with it and move forward. Right now that's what the expectations are."

Munson had blood clots removed from his brain on April 4.

"From what I know, Larry's doing well," Evans said, adding he has visited Munson since the surgery.

One of Munson's family members said a statement from Munson should come within a couple of weeks. The family member said he anticipated a "very positive statement for the Bulldog Nation."

Neil Williamson, WSB radio director of sports marketing, said he recently spoke with Munson for about 20 minutes.

"He sounded great," Williamson said. "It's Larry's gig and we sure hope and fully expect he'll be there against Georgia Southern."

Georgia opens its season at home against Georgia Southern on Aug. 30.

Munson worked only home games and a game at Georgia Tech last season. His normal color analyst, Scott Howard, took over play-by-play duties on road games, and former Georgia quarterback Eric Zeier joined the broadcast team.

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