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A 10-game conference-only SEC schedule appears to have temporarily brought Georgia's in-state rivalry with Georgia Tech to a hault.

DN90: UGA not playing Georgia Tech a big loss for many

Brandon Adams

Georgia football fans can get a quick update on the latest news involving the Bulldogs each day with DN90. DawgNation’s Brandon Adams provides all the latest UGA happenings on video in about 90 seconds. So follow along as Kirby Smart and the rest of the Bulldogs attempt to lead UGA to a national championship, and get up-to-the-minute UGA recruiting news as well. On this edition of DN90, the discussion focuses on the fact Georgia won’t play Georgia Tech this fall and how that news is being received around college football.

DN90: UGA not playing Georgia Tech a big loss for many

Georgia has played Georgia Tech, in the rivalry known as “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate,” every year since 1925. However, reports of the SEC’s plans to adopt a 10-game conference-only schedule for the 2020 season due the coronavirus pandemic appear to mean that series won’t be renewed this year.

This may have been an unavoidable situation for the SEC, although the ACC — when it announced its plans for a 10-game conference schedule that included adding Notre Dame as a league member for at least the upcoming season — left the door open for an additional non-conference game as well.

The SEC has seemingly slammed that door shut.

“I hate it,” veteran college football writer Tony Barnhart said Thursday on DawgNation Daily about the cancelation of the series — expressing a sentiment no doubt shared by many.

However, Barnhart also believes the Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets will pick back up where they left off again in 2021.

“I think everybody understands this situation,” Barnhart said. “I think everybody will be anxious to go ahead and hopefully play it next year.”

However, Barnhart also believes that — while traditional rivalries like UGA and Georgia Tech might not end forever because of the coronavirus-mandated changes — there could be some alterations to this year’s schedule that possibly become permanent.

“The decision to play 10 conference games is a monumental one, “Barnhart said. “People will look at it and say ‘Hey, that was pretty good.’ That was really interesting and better than playing Lousiana-Monroe or Western Carolina.”

For more of what Barnhart said about UGA-Georgia Tech in a video recorded prior to the reports confirming the SEC’s schedule change, check out the latest edition of DN90, linked above.

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