The SEC announced on Thursday that it would switch to a 10-conference program for the 2020 season alone. This means that football from Georgia, along with every other SEC member, the Bulldogs will have some changes coming in the schedule.
DawgNation insiders – Mike Griffith, Connor Riley, Brandon Adams and Jeff Sentell – are reacting to the big moves made by the conference, as well as how it will affect Georgia in the 2020 season and beyond
Among some of the schedule changes:
- Georgia and Georgia Tech will not be playing this season. Both sides have played every season dating back to 1925.
- Georgia and Florida are still set to play in Jacksonville, Fla.
- The season for the SEC teams will start on September 26th. That means Georgia’s Sept. 19 game against Alabama will have to be scheduled.
- There will be two bye weeks, one in the middle of the season and one on December 12th.
- The SEC championship match will be played on December 19 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
- There will still be divisions in 2020.
- Despite previous reports, two additional SEC games have not yet been determined. One report said that the strength of the schedule will be a factor in which teams are added.
- The NCAA will allow teams to begin practice regarding the dates when the games were originally scheduled. This means that if the SEC or Georgia does not decide to withdraw the start date, Georgia will start the practice on August 9
The DawgNation team discusses what all this means for Georgia. Will there still be a Football College playoff, and how would a single conference program affect it? And what does the future of Georgia-Georgia Tech’s rivalry mean with the two teams not playing this season?
The SEC joins the Pac-12 and Big Ten in moving to a single conference schedule. The ACC announced a 10-match conference program along with a non-conference game. Notre Dame is joining the ACC this season.
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