UGA declines offer to play Georgia Tech in Chick-fil-A College Kickoff
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UGA declines offer to play Georgia Tech in Chick-fil-A College Kickoff

cfa-kickoffGeorgia Bulldogs A.D. Damon Evans has decided against playing in the 2011 Chick-fil-A College Kickoff against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. If the Dawgs had accepted the matchup, the game would have caused an upheaval in Georgia’s future schedules.

Evans said in a statement:

“I think the most significant factor was that we did not want to give up the home game that year and make a change in the current home game rotation with Georgia Tech.”

Had Georgia accepted the invitation, they would have had to move their Sept. 3, 2011 season-opener against Louisville. Furthermore, the Dawgs would have had to play at Georgia Tech in 2012 and in future even years. UGA is currently slated to face Georgia Tech at Grant Field in 2011 and future odd years.

As it stands now in even years, the Dawgs play away games at Auburn, Kentucky, South Carolina and one rotating SEC West school. They also play Florida at Jacksonville (neutral site). Adding an away game at Tech in even years would potentially put a lot of games away from Sanford Stadium late in the season.

I agree with Damon Evans’ decision and would guess that most Dawg fans agree also. Playing Georgia Tech at the Dome doesn’t offer the Dawgs much benefit over our current situation.

Hopefully, Evans and the Atlanta Sports Council will continue to explore an intriguing Chick-fil-A matchup for the Bulldogs.

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with Evans’ decision?

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