Accordingly, I am diving back into the fray and asking anyone who has contacted, and received a reply from, Damon Evans and/or Bill Martin to post the response(s) you received in the comments below.
In the meantime, I would like to revisit the fact that it has been 40 years since Georgia and Michigan last met on the gridiron. To illustrate just how much time has elapsed since the Bulldogs' last meeting with the Wolverines, I have compiled a list of facts about the world as it existed in 1965, the last autumn in which the Red and Black faced the Maize and Blue.
In 1965, Mark Richt was five years old. (Coach Richt's 46th birthday is this Saturday, February 18, by the way.)
In 1965, Duke won the A.C.C. championship . . . in football.
In 1965, the Beatles filmed the movie "Help!" and John Lennon had his first experience with L.S.D., the Rolling Stones released "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," and Elvis Presley starred opposite Shelley Fabares in "Girl Happy."
In 1965, for the first time, the sportswriters waited until after the bowl games had been played to release the final Associated Press poll. The top three teams in the A.P.'s last regular season poll were Michigan State, Arkansas, and Nebraska, respectively. The Spartans, the Razorbacks, and the Cornhuskers all boasted 10-0 records. All three teams lost New Year's Day bowl games, enabling Alabama, previously ranked fourth and now sporting a 9-1-1 ledger, to claim the national title.
On October 2, 1965, the Bulldogs' win over Michigan gave Vince Dooley a career coaching record of 10-3-1 at Georgia. Coach Dooley would go on to post a lifetime record of 201-77-10 as a head coach. He is, to this day, the winningest coach in Bulldog football history.
On the same day that the Red and Black beat the Maize and Blue in 1965, Miami (Ohio) defeated Western Michigan, giving Bo Schembechler a career record of 12-8-3 as the head coach of the Redskins. Coach Schembechler would go on to post a lifetime record of 234-65-8, including a 194-48-5 mark as the head coach at Michigan. He is, to this day, the winningest coach in Wolverine football history.
In other words, it's been a while. Eight years elapsed between the first Georgia-Michigan game and the second series meeting. The third series game is long overdue.