Vince Dooley, Watson Brown remember their brother versus brother battles

Former Georgia coaches Vince (standing) and Bill Dooley faced each other after Bill went to North Carolina.

(Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Former Georgia coaches Vince (standing) and Bill Dooley faced each other after Bill went to North Carolina. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Two former Southeastern Conference football coaches have done the brother-versus-brother thing, and it's an experience they could have lived without.

As soon as the Super Bowl XLVII matchup between Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers and John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens became official Sunday evening, Vince Dooley and Watson Brown couldn't help but recall when they had to face their siblings. Dooley coached Georgia to a 1971 Gator Bowl win over North Carolina, which was guided by younger brother Bill, but Brown wasn't as fortunate.

His Vanderbilt Commodores lost during the 1986 and '87 seasons to the Tulane Green Wave, who were coached by younger brother Mack.

"Neither one of us liked it, and we said we would never do it again," Watson Brown said Tuesday. "Mack isn't just my brother but my closest friend in the coaching profession, and we couldn't talk much those two years. Being out there with him before the game and shaking hands after the game were hard for me."

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easleychuck writes:

We play to win the game! at least that's what coach says.

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