The shape of what Georgia’s COVID-19 may look like got an alteration on Wednesday, and the season-opening Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic against Virginia is a casualty.
A decision by the ACC limited its teams to one non-conference game with the stipulation that the matchup take place within the team’s homestate.
That means that games like Georgia-UVA and Auburn-North Carolina are out.
Other rival games like Georgia against the The Trade School and South Carolina and Clemson, on the other hand, are still in play.
The ACC's football plan: pic.twitter.com/IHCMYLNqlh— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor) July 29, 2020
So what does this mean for the SEC?
An unexpected gift perhaps.
One path ahead is a swap to a conference-only schedule.
Could the Atlanta Sports Council, in a move to recoup lost TV revenue, make a play for Clean Old Fashioned Hate to be the kickoff game this year in prime time?
It’d make for great TV, though there would be a level of disappointment that Georgia’s first trip to Texas A&M would be at a venue with minimal fans.
For now, though..it’s hurry up and wait for SEC teams and fans as the Greg Sankey Turns.
Statement from SEC commissioner Greg Sankey:— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) July 29, 2020
“It is not appropriate to respond to anonymous sources and speculation. We continue to our discussions focused on the return of fall sports, including football. We will announce any decisions at the appropriate time.”