It’s not every year that a school’s football team plays for a prestigious national championship.
This season, it’s Georgia and Alabama facing off in the culmination of the College Football Playoff on Monday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. And the Bulldogs will have an opportunity to win their first national title since 1980.
According to Brandon Sudge, a UGA student, the school has sent an email stating that it’s “not commonplace” for classes to be canceled Monday and Tuesday when a football team plays for the national championship. But they were asked to be flexible on attendance and assignments so students can “enjoy the festivities.”
In an email sent to students, UGA stated that it is “not commonplace” to cancel classes Monday and Tuesday for the national title game, and asked faculty to be flexible on attendance and assignments in order for all to “enjoy the festivities.”
— Brandon Sudge (@brandonsudge) January 3, 2018
There certainly will be quite a celebration in Athens, Ga., if the Bulldogs take down their SEC rivals, the Crimson Tide, to capture the national championship.
Alabama has the experience advantage, playing for the title for the sixth time in the past nine seasons. But Georgia doesn’t have to travel outside the state, meaning there will be a large contingent of Bulldogs fans in attendance.
The Bulldogs and Crimson Tide will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on Monday on ESPN.