The SEC announced Thursday that it would move to a ten-game conference schedule for the 2020 season only. That means Georgia football, along with all other SEC members, the Bulldogs will have some changes to the schedule.
DawgNation’s reporting team (Mike Griffith, Connor Riley, Brandon Adams, and Jeff Sentell) are reacting to the big moves at the conference, as well as how it will affect Georgia in the 2020 season and beyond.
Among some of the programming changes:
- Georgia and Georgia Tech will not play this season. Both sides have played each season since 1925.
- Georgia and Florida are still playing in Jacksonville, Fla right now.
- The SEC team season will begin Sept. 26. That means Georgia’s Sept. 19 game against Alabama will have to be rescheduled.
- There will be two weeks on time, one in mid-season and another on December 12th.
- The SEC championship match will be played on December 19 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
- In 2020 there will still be divisions.
- Despite previous reports, the two additional SEC games have not yet been determined. A report stated that the strength of programming will be a factor in incorporating equipment.
- The NCAA will allow teams to begin practice with respect to the dates the games were originally scheduled. This means that unless the SEC or Georgia decides to withdraw the start date again, Georgia will begin practicing on August 9.
The DawgNation team discusses what all this means for Georgia. There will still be a College Football Playoff, and how would that affect conference-only programming? And what future does the Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry have, with the two teams not playing this season?
The SEC joins the Pac-12 and the Big Ten to move to conference-only programming. The ACC announced a 10-game conference schedule along with a non-conference game. Notre Dame also joins the ACC this season.
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