Social media reacts to Georgia football adding Mississippi State, Arkansas to 2020 schedule
While we still don’t know when Georgia will play its 2020 opponents, we do now know who all of them will be for the 2020 football season. The SEC announced on Friday that the Bulldogs will be adding a home game against Mississippi State and a road game against Arkansas to the 2020 schedule.
The Bulldogs are already set to play at Alabama, South Carolina, Missouri and Kentucky. The Bulldogs will host Auburn, Tennessee and Vanderbilt as well, with the Florida game still set for Jacksonville, Fla.
The full schedule, as far as dates, is set to be announced next week. The ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 have already announced their schedules for the 2020 league seasons.
“We made every effort to create a schedule that is as competitive as possible and builds on the existing eight Conference games that had already been scheduled for 2020,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. “This schedule is a one-year anomaly that we have developed under unique circumstances presented by the impact of COVID-19.”
The announcement naturally produced a wide range of reactions from those in the national media to Georgia fans reacting to who their team would be adding to an already tough SEC West slate.
Georgia certainly benefited from adding two of the weaker SEC West teams.
— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) August 7, 2020
— UGA Supporters (@Support_UGA) August 7, 2020
I want to personally thank the SEC for giving UGA the most favorable scheduling draw after Bama. 1% programs getting 1% bennies.
— Coach Letterman (@3YearLetterman) August 7, 2020
Arkansas and Mississippi State pic.twitter.com/pCXAk7JBYH
— AvGeek (@DawgsAx) August 7, 2020
HOW BOUT THEM DAWGS! #GoDawgs
— Wise Dawg (@wiserdawg) August 7, 2020
People criticizing these 2 new SEC opponents realize teams aren't playing a 2 game schedule right? UGA drew Arkansas and MissSt….probably because they also play Alabama and Auburn.
— Josh Pate 🎙🏈 (@LateKickJosh) August 7, 2020
SEC cross divisional games pic.twitter.com/ncWjI5TQrp
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 7, 2020
There where also a number of takes regarding the rest of the SEC, when it comes to the likes of Tennesee, Missouri and Arkansas seemingly getting the short end of the stick.
Poor Missouri… https://t.co/3XNZV373SB
— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) August 7, 2020
Arkansas is about to live out the SMU death penalty without being put on the death penalty. Could take years for Hogs to recover.
— Rainer Sabin (@RainerSabin) August 7, 2020
Poor Vanderbilt and Arkansas.
0-10 still on the table.
— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) August 7, 2020
I’m sorry to Arkansas. Already the worst program in power five and you hired a high school coach. Now you get Florida and Georgia. 0-10?
— Brandon Walker (@BWalkerSEC) August 7, 2020
There are some sacrificial lambs in the SEC this season. Sheesh.
— Jake Rowe (@Rowe247) August 7, 2020
#Vols already get Bama every year.
So … adding two more preseason top 10ish teams to that kind of throws out the whole “strength of schedule” argument.
In fairness, we don’t know exactly how this had to be done logistically. But … yikes.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) August 7, 2020
— Hunter Yurachek (@HunterYurachek) August 7, 2020
The conspiracies are good actually. https://t.co/ECIgElZ9Es
— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) August 7, 2020
#Mizzou will travel to LSU and host Alabama. Glad Eli Drinkwitz has a good sense of humor. Mercy.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 7, 2020
We do know that Georgia’s first game will be on Sept. 26. The last game is set for Dec. 5. Every team on the league schedule will have the week of Dec. 12 in the case that a game is postponed and needs to be moved. The SEC championship game is set for Dec. 19 and will be played at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
The SEC previously announced that the start of fall practice will begin for teams on Aug. 17. Teams will have 25 practices over the course of 40 days in the run-up to the first game of the season. The conference also stated on Friday that athletes would be tested twice a week during the season, and recommended that teams do test a third time as well.
The Bulldogs will begin the season ranked No. 4 in the Coaches Poll, behind only Clemson, Ohio State and Alabama, who the Bulldogs play this season. Other ranked teams that the Bulldogs will face include No. 8 Florida and No. 11 Auburn.
Georgia football 2020 schedule opponents
At South Carolina
*Home games in bold
**Game to be played in Jacksonville, Fla.
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