The SEC announced on Thursday that it will move to the schedule for the 2020 season for only 10 games. This means that Georgian football, along with every other SEC member, has some changes in the plan.
DawgNation’s team of dedicated members – Mike Griffith, Connor Riley, Brandon Adams and Jeff Sentell – are responding to the big steps of the conference and how it will affect Georgia in the 2020 season and beyond.
Among some of the changes in the plan:
- Georgia and Georgia Tech will not play this season. Both sides played every season dating back to 1925.
- Georgia and Florida are now ready to play in Jacksonville, Florida.
- The season for SEC teams will begin on September 26. This means that it will be necessary to reorient Georgia’s September 19 match against Alabama.
- There will be two weeks per week, one in the middle of the season and one on the 12th of December.
- The SEC Championship will be played on December 19 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
- In 2020, there will still be differences.
- Despite previous reports, two more SEC games have not yet been scheduled. One report said that the strength of the schedule will be a factor in adding teams.
- The NCAA will allow teams to begin training with respect to the dates when the games were originally scheduled. This means that unless the SEK or Georgia decides to postpone the start date, Georgia will start training on 9 August.
The DawgNation team discusses what all this means for Georgia. Will there still be a football playoff in college and how would that only affect the conference? And what will be the future of the Georgian-Georgian technological rivalry if these two teams do not play this season?
The SEC will join Pac-12 and Big Ten in the transition to the conference program. ACC has announced a schedule of 10 games along with one non-conference game. Notre Dame will also join the ACC this season.
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