May 29th, 2013 10:05 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
Tags: Auburn, Deep South, Georgia Auburn, SEC
Count Mark Richt and Georgia among those in favor of keeping permanent rivalries alive in the SEC future scheduling format. That’s no surprise as the Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers share the oldest rivalry in the Deep South.
“The one thing I will say that I would vote on is to continue to have our rival game with Auburn. I don’t know how it’s going to go, but I vote for us to continue to play Auburn…
It truly is a rival game for us. For over 100 years we’ve been playing them, so I’d like that to continue.”
Richt was asked if playing the game less frequently might somehow make the game more special. The former Miami Hurricane player responded by pointing to his alma mater’s rivalry with Florida: “I was there when we played every year. I think it was much more meaningful when we played every year as opposed to when it got taken from the schedule.”
In other words, don’t touch the Georgia/Auburn game.
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