The SEC announced Thursday that it will move to a 10-game conference schedule for the 2020 season. This means that football in Georgia, along with every other SEC member, the Bulldogs, will undergo some changes to the schedule.
DawgNation’s insider team – Mike Griffith, Connor Riley, Brandon Adams and Jeff Sentel – reacted to the major moves of the conference, as well as how it will affect Georgia in the 2020 season and beyond.
Among some of the changes in the schedule:
- Georgia and Georgia Tech will not play this season. Both countries play every season dating back to 1
- Georgia and Florida are still ready to play in Jacksonville, Florida.
- The season for SEC teams will begin on September 26. This means that Georgia’s September 19 game against Alabama will have to be rescheduled.
- There will be two buy weeks, one in the middle of the season and one on December 12.
- The SEC championship game will be played on December 19 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
- In 2020, there will still be divisions.
- Despite earlier reports, the two additional SEC games have not yet been identified. One report states that the strength of the schedule will be a factor in adding teams.
- The NCAA will allow teams to begin training on the dates when games were originally scheduled. This means that if the SEC or Georgia do not decide to cancel the start date, Georgia will start training on August 9.
The DawgNation team is discussing what all this means for Georgia. Will there be another Football Playoff in the college and how could only the conference schedule be affected? And what is the future of the Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry, with both teams not playing this season?
The SEC joins Pac-12 and Big Ten in moving to a conference-only schedule. The ACC has announced a 10-game conference schedule along with a non-conference game. Notre Dame is also joining the ACC this season.
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