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Jim Donnan was the 24th head coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs college football team and served in that role from 1996 to 2000. He compiled a 40-19 record (.678 winning percentage).

Coaching Summary

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Jim Donnan (SEC) (1996–2000)
1996 Georgia 5-6 3-5 T4 NR NR
1997 Georgia 10-2 6-2 T2 W Outback Bowl 10 10
1998 Georgia 9-3 6-2 3 W Peach Bowl 14 14
1999 Georgia 8-4 5-3 3 W Outback Bowl 16 16
2000 Georgia 8-4 5-3 T2 W Oahu Bowl 17 20
Jim Donnan: 40-19 25-15
Total: 104-40
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


Contents: 1996 Season - 1997 Season - 1998 Season - 1999 Season - 2000 Season - Related pages - Sources


1996 Season

1996 Georgia Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1996 record 5–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Jim Donnan
Defensive coordinator Joe Kines
Home stadium Sanford Stadium
Seasons
« 1995 1997 »
1996 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#1 Florida x   8 0         12 1  
#9 Tennessee   7 1         10 2  
South Carolina   4 4         6 5  
Georgia   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   3 5         4 7  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
#11 Alabama xy   6 2         10 3  
#12 LSU x   6 2         10 2  
#24 Auburn   4 4         8 4  
Mississippi State   3 5         5 6  
Ole Miss   2 6         5 6  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Championship: Florida 45, Alabama 30
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 5–6 record.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31* 4:00 PM Southern Miss Sanford StadiumAthens, GA SS L 7–11   81,067
September 14 7:30 PM at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPN L 14–23   82,950
September 21* 5:30 PM Texas Tech Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPN2 W 15–12   73,116
October 5 7:00 PM at Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, MS ESPN2 W 38–19   32,247
October 12 7:00 PM #7 Tennessee Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPN L 17–29   86,117
October 19 12:30 PM Vanderbilt Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA JPS W 13–2   80,757
October 26 7:00 PM at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY L 17–24   34,000
November 2 3:30 PM vs. #1 Florida Jacksonville Municipal StadiumJacksonville, FL (Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic) CBS L 7–47   84,103
November 16 3:30 PM at #20 Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) CBS W 56–49 4OT  85,214
November 23 12:30 PM Ole Miss Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA JPS L 27–31   76,511
November 30* 12:00 PM Georgia Tech Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) CBS W 19–10   78,062
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

1997 Season

1997 Georgia Bulldogs football
Outback Bowl Champions
Outback Bowl vs. Wisconsin, W 33–6
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #10
AP #10
1997 record 10–2 (6–2 SEC)
Head coach Jim Donnan
Defensive coordinator Joe Kines
Home stadium Sanford Stadium
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#7 Tennessee x   7 1         11 2  
#4 Florida   6 2         10 2  
#10 Georgia   6 2         10 2  
South Carolina   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         5 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         3 8  
Western Division
#11 Auburn xy   6 2         10 3  
#13 LSU x   6 2         9 3  
#22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
Mississippi State   4 4         7 4  
Alabama   2 6         4 7  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Championship: Tennessee 30, Auburn 29
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 10–2 record.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30* 1:00 PM Arkansas State Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 38–7   79,145
September 13 3:30 PM South Carolina #25 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA CBS W 31–15   86,117
September 20* 1:00 PM NE Louisiana Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 42–3   74,113
October 4 1:00 PM Mississippi State #19 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 47–0   83,211
October 11 3:30 PM at #10 Tennessee #15 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN CBS L 13–38   106,656
October 18 9:00 PM at Vanderbilt #21 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN ESPN2 W 34–13   35,124
October 25† 3:30 PM Kentucky #18 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA CBS W 23–13   85,672
November 1 3:30 PM vs. #6 Florida #15 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FL (Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic) CBS W 37–17   84,297
November 15 5:30 PM #16 Auburn #7 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ESPN L 34–45   86,117
November 22 2:00 PM at Ole Miss #14 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS W 21–14   35,473
November 29* 1:00 PM at Georgia Tech #14 Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ABC W 27–24   46,015
January 1* 11:00 AM vs. Wisconsin #11 Houlihan's StadiumTampa, FL (Outback Bowl) ESPN W 33–6   56,186
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

1998 Season

1998 Georgia Bulldogs football
Peach Bowl Champions
Peach Bowl vs. Virginia, W 35–33
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #14
AP #14
1998 record 9–3 (6–2 SEC)
Head coach Jim Donnan
Defensive coordinator Joe Kines
Home stadium Sanford Stadium
Seasons
« 1997 1999 »
1998 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#1 Tennessee x   8 0         13 0  
#5 Florida   7 1         10 2  
#14 Georgia   6 2         9 3  
Kentucky   4 4         7 5  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 9  
South Carolina   0 8         1 10  
Western Division
Mississippi State xy   6 2         8 5  
#16 Arkansas x   6 2         9 3  
Alabama   4 4         7 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 5  
LSU   2 6         4 7  
Auburn   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Tennessee 24, Mississippi State 14
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 9–3 record.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5* 5:00 PM Kent State #18 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA PPV W 56–3   86,003
September 12 6:00 PM at South Carolina #13 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPN2 W 17–3   83,411
September 19* 2:00 PM Wyoming #12 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA FSN W 16–9   86,117
October 3 7:00 PM at #6 LSU #12 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ESPN W 28–27   80,792
October 10 3:30 PM #5 Tennessee #7 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA CBS L 3–22   86,117
October 17 12:30 PM Vanderbilt #14 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA JPS W 31–6   83,911
October 24 12:30 PM at Kentucky #11 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY JPS W 28-26   57,838
October 31 3:30 PM vs. #5 Florida #11 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FL (Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic) CBS L 7–38   84,321
November 14 7:30 PM at Auburn #18 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ESPN W 28–17   85,214
November 21 1:00 PM Ole Miss #15 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 24–17   85,445
November 28* 12:00 PM #18 Georgia Tech #12 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) CBS L 19–21   86,117
December 31* 5:00 PM vs. #12 Virginia #19 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl) ESPN W 35–33   72,876
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

1999 Season

1999 Georgia Bulldogs football
Outback Bowl Champions
Outback Bowl vs. Purdue, W 28–25 (OT)
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 14
1999 record8–4 (5–3 SEC)
Head coachJim Donnan
Home stadiumSanford Stadium (86,117)
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#12 Florida x   7 1         9 4  
#9 Tennessee   6 2         9 3  
#16 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
Kentucky   4 4         6 6  
Vanderbilt   2 6         5 6  
South Carolina   0 8         0 11  
Western Division
#8 Alabama x   7 1         10 3  
#13 Mississippi State   6 2         10 2  
#17 Arkansas   4 4         8 4  
#22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
Auburn   2 6         5 6  
LSU   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Alabama 34, Florida 7
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll


The 1999 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 8–4 record. During the 1990s, the Bulldogs compiled a record of 72–43–1 under Coaches Donnan and Ray Goff for a .625 winning percentage. Georgia's cumulative record through 1999 was 633–358–54, a .632 winning percentage.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4* 6:00 PM Utah State #13 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA PPV W 38–7   86,117
September 11 5:00 PM South Carolina #12 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPN2 W 24–9   86,117
September 25* 1:00 PM Central Florida #9 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 24-23   86,117
October 2 11:30 AM LSU #11 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA JPS W 23–22   86,117
October 9 7:00 PM at #6 Tennessee #9 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN L 20–37   107,247
October 16 2:00 PM at Vanderbilt #14 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 27–17   39,210
October 23† 12:30 PM Kentucky #14 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA JPS W 49–34   86,117
October 30 3:30 PM vs. #5 Florida #10 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FL (Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic) CBS L 14–30   84,397
November 13 6:00 PM Auburn #16 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ESPN2 L 21–38   86,117
November 20 6:00 PM at #16 Ole Miss #23 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS ESPN2 W 20–17   50,876
November 27* 1:00 PM at #20 Georgia Tech #21 Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ABC L 48–51 OT  46,450
January 1* 11:00 AM vs. #19 Purdue #23 Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL (Outback Bowl) ESPN W 28-25 OT  54,059
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

2000 Season

2000 Georgia Bulldogs football
Oahu Bowl Champions
Oahu Bowl vs. Virginia, W 37–14
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 20
2000 record8–4 (5–3 SEC)
Head coachJim Donnan
Home stadiumSanford Stadium (86,520)
Seasons
← 1999
2001 →
2000 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#10 Florida x   7 1         10 3  
#20 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
#19 South Carolina   5 3         8 4  
Tennessee   5 3         8 4  
Vanderbilt   1 7         3 8  
Kentucky   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
#18 Auburn x   6 2         9 4  
#22 LSU   5 3         8 4  
#24 Mississippi State   4 4         8 4  
Ole Miss   4 4         7 5  
Arkansas   3 5         6 6  
Alabama   3 5         3 8  
Championship: Florida 28, Auburn 6
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 Georgia Bulldogs football team completed the season with a 8–4 record.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2* 6:00 PM Georgia Southern #11 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA PPV W 29–7   86,520
September 9 3:30 PM at South Carolina #10 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPN2 L 10–21   83,605
September 23* 1:00 PM New Mexico State #24 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 37-0   85,202
September 30 12:30 PM at Arkansas #24 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR JPS W 38–7   51,162
October 7 7:00 PM #21 Tennessee #19 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPN W 21–10   86,520
October 14† 1:00 PM Vanderbilt #13 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 29–19   86,520
October 21 12:30 PM at Kentucky #12 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY JPS W 34–30   68,565
October 28 3:30 PM vs. #8 Florida #12 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FL (Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic) CBS L 23–34   84,404
November 11 7:30 PM at #22 Auburn #13 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ESPN L 26–29 OT  85,612
November 18 6:00 PM Ole Miss #21 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPN2 W 32–14   76,248
November 25* 12:00 PM #18 Georgia Tech #19 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) CBS L 15–27   85,912
December 24* 8:30 PM vs. Virginia #24 Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI (Oahu Bowl) ESPN W 37–14   24,187
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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