How do we know Georgia Bulldogs football is special? Because Delta Airlines is changing its flight schedule just to make sure UGA fans get to Columbia, Missouri, in time for the Tigers’ inaugural SEC game.
It will be a learning process. Seth Emerson of the Macon Telegraph reports the two teams are virtual strangers. Neither squad even has a scholarship player from the other’s state. Georgia head coach Mark Richt did interview for the Missouri job more than a decade ago, but the teams’ only previous matchup was in 1960.
At least one Missouri player isn’t that impressed with what he’s seen of Georgia so far. Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson told a reporter he watched some of the Georgia-Buffalo game last week, then turned it off. “It’s like watching Big Ten football,” he’s quoted as saying. “It’s old-man football.”