The word this week that Georgia and Georgia Tech will not meet on the gridiron this season for the first time since 1924 left many Dawgs fans saddened — but, frankly, not nearly as sad or upset as they would be if it were announced that the annual SEC East showdown in Jacksonville wouldn’t be taking place.
(Of course, the cancellation of the Florida game still is a possibility, as even the new 10-game conference-only SEC schedule could fall victim to a worsening pandemic.)
However, this is just one year off for UGA and Tech. As Greg McGarity put it: “It’s disappointing the schedule model does not make it possible to play Georgia Tech; however, we look forward to renewing that rivalry in 2021.” Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury said the same thing.
(Maybe, if McGarity can get Stansbury to play nice, Tech will agree to let Georgia be the home team in 2021, since they will have missed their year of hosting. That would allow UGA finally to fix the scheduling hiccup that has Auburn and Tech both on the road for the Dawgs in the same year.)
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