January 22nd, 2013 09:36 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Georgia
Tags: ESPN, Georgia, Labor Day Monday
Yesterday, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney suggested his team’s 2013 season-opener with Georgia could be moved from Saturday, August 31st to Labor Day Monday as a made-for-ESPN event. Not surprising. Thanks to the folks at ESPN we now have college football games on just about every night of the week.
But don’t go marking UGA-Clemson down as a midweek game yet.
Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said yesterday he was “not aware” of a potential move. And outgoing UGA president Michael Adams recently made this declaration regarding non-weekend games: “We won’t do it home or away. I think Monday through Friday are for education and I think Saturday is appropriate for football.”
Another problem regarding such a move? Georgia will host South Carolina the following Saturday to open SEC play. And if Mark Richt has the option of a full week or a partial week of practice before that meaningful game, you can bet he’ll pick the full week.
So Dawg fans, if you’re planning on driving over to Clemson for your squad’s season-opener, your probably won’t have to change your travel schedule at all. Regardless of what Swinney said to USA Today.
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