ORLANDO, Fla. — Georgia football is a national championship contender, but the Bulldogs’ fans still place a priority on their rivalry with Florida.
A Florida win over Miami in those team’s 7 p.m. game in Camping World Stadium on Saturday night would seem to make an early statement about the SEC’s superiority.
The Gators are a 7 1/2-point favorite, but one former Georgia Bulldog is picking the upset.
Former Georgia and Miami coach Mark Richt, now an analyst with the ACC Network, picked the Hurricanes to win “16-13 as the clock expires.”
North Carolina and South Carolina meet next Saturday in Charlotte, N.C., in another ACC-SEC showdown.
Could ACC wins over the SEC have any sort of negative effect on Georgia should the Bulldogs end up in a beauty pageant of sorts with the College Football Playoff Committee this season?
The notion didn’t hold water with several Georgia fans on Friday night.
At least, not enough to effect how Bulldogs fans feel about the Saturday night game in Orlando, as relayed in several different forms on Twitter.
Here’s how the social media exchange played out:
Never, ever pull for floriduh Mike!! Never, ever, ever, infinity… pic.twitter.com/XuysNsl1eD
— Army Dawg – Charlie (El Padrino) (@Army_Dawg1) August 24, 2019
Orlando piano bar says no! pic.twitter.com/XWfUGt8RQ8
— chad ingram (@cingram912) August 24, 2019
— Dr. Clemson (@mikemcmannmd) August 24, 2019
Never in my entire life will I pull for Florida https://t.co/OlSTBq8vqX
— HB (@Hunter_Byron3) August 24, 2019
No chance, they don’t care about the SEC ties. Most GA fans have watched the Gators own them for most of their lives. If GA could beat FL about 20 years in a row. They would act like a true SEC fan. Wait a minute we’re talking about FSU I mean GA fans. Trashy
— Tyrone960608 (@BCGator4life) August 24, 2019
Mike, find me a Georgia fan on here that would pull for Uf, and I’ll show you a troll account 🤣🤣🤣. Especially after all the talk this offseason https://t.co/abKASYYVNY
— EmoryDave (@emorydave) August 24, 2019
— Bamadawg1980 (@Bamadawg2000) August 24, 2019
— Mike Griffith (@MikeGriffith32) August 23, 2019
This will get your Dawg Card Revoked!! Never EVER root for the gators unless it’s for an “L”…. https://t.co/QWd89HYzkY
— Bonnie Watson (@BonnieWatson01) August 24, 2019
Hell No!… Not after all the crap they’ve talked about UGA. The Hate Is Real💯😤 pic.twitter.com/GYTqyemwQM
— Stephen Wainwright (@StephenWain75) August 23, 2019
— Blondie (@DaisyBlondie200) August 24, 2019
Before Mullen yes, he ruined that by flapping his gums in the off season
— Rocky (@rock4gadogs) August 24, 2019
You’re kidding, right?!? Go Canes! pic.twitter.com/nuBM4VWLGt
— Denise Manley Shahan (@MommaDSha) August 23, 2019
This might b the dumbest dadgum question ever asked to UGA fans. If anyone is pulling for UF they aren’t UGA fans. https://t.co/Gq3GJQPMh6
— Nic Evil,Braves#Chopon#Kirbstomp#KeepPounding🐶⚫🔴 (@CarolinaDawgs1) August 24, 2019
I’d rather have the flu than pull for Florida. https://t.co/UsspxQEcHA
— David Berger (@CoachDBerger) August 24, 2019
— Alex (@DawginNash) August 24, 2019
Pulling for UF….nah pic.twitter.com/BfbPMTRnMt
— tommyO (@tommyodum) August 24, 2019
— jfallin (@klesko12) August 24, 2019
I’d probably use a cheese grater on my left nipple before I’d pull for Florida.
— Justin Gibbs (@justingibbs33) August 24, 2019
We’re rockin with the U.. I’m a fan of the SEC, but Florida gets no love from me https://t.co/WJBE3mheO4
— JB♠️ (@IamJB08) August 24, 2019
— GA Mike (@ga_mpl) August 23, 2019
— David Andrew Jackson (@Dave_JacksonUGA) August 24, 2019
— Beat Vandy (@KBeck0019) August 24, 2019
— Joseph Stewart (@jstewart12a) August 24, 2019
I would not p—- on Florida if they were on fire.
— J R Bates (@JRBates44698234) August 24, 2019
— Quoc (@QuocLe1690) August 24, 2019
If there is a Georgia fan pulling for Florida they are not a Georgia fan.
— Kelly Joyce Sr. (@ChopnWoodUGA) August 24, 2019
— PeachsInGa 🇺🇸 🐶🐾 (@PeachsInGa) August 24, 2019
i’ll never pull for florida, not now and not in the next life. https://t.co/t1FBXgMhnA
— Reggie (@i_am_reggie) August 24, 2019
— Cody (@803Dawg) August 24, 2019
— JC (@JohnVChristie) August 23, 2019
— Laura Coggins (@lscoggins17) August 24, 2019
There was a time yes for the SEC. Now never, hope they lose every stinking game.
— Dawg4Life-Curt (@ALiferGaDawg) August 23, 2019
I never pull for Florida, ever! pic.twitter.com/xpu6BFMhWS
— John Anthony 🗽 (@JohnAntGA1) August 23, 2019
— 🐶Angela Pitts🐾 (@angela_pitts) August 23, 2019
— TalkingTheDawgs (@talkingthedawgs) August 24, 2019
NEVER!go canes! https://t.co/PubOjPB5Jb
— Brandon Ray (@BRRay23) August 24, 2019
— Ashley Baker (@ashiebaker) August 24, 2019
— Cierra (@MissKing_2009) August 24, 2019
That’s gonna be a no for me . pic.twitter.com/1gWIdJlKnB
— Joseph Murphy (@Joseph_Murphy_) August 24, 2019
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