The SEC announced on Thursday that it will move to a schedule for only 10 games per conference for the 2020 season. This means that the football club in Georgia, along with all other SEC members, the Bulldogs must change in the schedule.
DawgNation’s insider team – Mike Griffith, Connor Riley, Brandon Adams and Jeff Sentell – are responding to the big steps taken by the conference, as well as how it will affect Georgia in the 2020 season and beyond.
Among some changes in the schedule:
- Georgia and Georgia Tech will not play this season. Both sides have played every season since 1925.
- Georgia and Florida are still ready to play in Jacksonville, Florida.
- The season for SEC teams will begin on September 26. This means that the game on December 19 against Alabama will have to be postponed.
- There will be two weeks before the date, one in the middle of the season and one on December 12.
- The game of the SEC championship will take place on December 19 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
- In 2020, there will still be units.
- Despite previous reports, two additional SEC games have not yet been identified. One report stated that the clarity of the schedule would be a factor that would add to the teams.
- The NCAA will allow teams to begin practice on the dates when the games were originally scheduled. This means that if the SEC or Georgia do not decide to postpone 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 College Play-off, and how will this affect the conference-only schedule? And what does the future of Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry mean when the two teams do not play this season?
The SEC joins Pac-12 and Big Ten, moving to a conference-only schedule. The ACC has announced a 10-game conference schedule along with one non-conference game. Notre Dame is also joining the ACC this season.
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