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DN90: Former UGA All-American eager to renew Georgia Tech rivalry once coronavirus subsides

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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 what former UGA All-American Jon Stinchcomb said about Georgia’s rivalry with Georgia Tech on DawgNation Daily Monday.

DN90: Former UGA All-American eager to renew Georgia Tech rivalry once coronavirus subsides

A former Georgia great who played in some memorable games vs. Georgia Tech made it clear Monday he wants to see the Yellow Jackets back on the schedule again in 2021 assuming the coronavirus has subsided by then.

Former Bulldogs All-American Jon Stinchcomb was a guest on DawgNation Daily and made that point while detailing what the rivalry known as “Clean Old-Fashioned Hate” meant to him.

Stinchcomb was a part of losses to the Yellow Jackets in 1999 and 2000, and those setbacks greatly motivated he and his teammates to get their revenge vs. Georgia Tech in coach Mark Richt’s first season in 2001.

“We felt like the world wasn’t rotating on the correct axis for a couple years,” Stinchcomb said. “To get that back the way it was supposed to be was a welcomed experience, and to be a part of it was a thing of beauty.”

Stinchcomb also relayed a story about the pain of losing the 1999 game and the fact the game was tarnished by what appeared to be a blown call by the officials.

“We had the Jasper Sanks fumble in the endzone which ended up costing us that win,” Stinchcomb said. “Controversial still to this day.”

Clearly, Stinchcomb still has strong feelings about the series, and it can be assumed many other former Bulldogs feel the same way. They should take comfort in knowing that no matter how strange 2020 might feel without the Yellow Jackets on the schedule. There apparently will be a strong push to get back to normal next season.

“That game means so much to everyone,” UGA athletic director Greg McGarity told reporters last week. “It’s just unfortunate it was affected. There’s so much change going on in today’s world… We look forward to resuming that rivalry in 2021.”

For more on what Stinchcomb had to say about the future of “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate,” check out the video, linked above.

 

 

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