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Monday, November 15, 2010

Georgia Tech game time set, and note about Auburn discipline

Georgia has its first home night game of the season, and it’s against Georgia Tech.
ESPN has picked up the rivalry game, which will kick off at 7:45 p.m. on Nov. 27, the SEC announced on Monday.

As expected, CBS opted to pick up the LSU-Arkansas game for the 3:30. ESPN, with the next pick of SEC home games, then took the Georgia in-state rivalry game over Kentucky-Tennessee, which gets the 12:20 p.m. slot on the SEC network.

The Bulldogs have had plenty of night games this year – Mississippi State, Colorado and Kentucky – but those were all on the road. Every game at Sanford Stadium this year had started before 12:30 p.m.

A couple other notes:

- Regarding potential discipline for Auburn players following Saturday's game:

The two Auburn players who were ejected would automatically be out of the first half of the Iron Bowl. That’s an NCAA rule, not SEC.

As for Nick Fairley, SEC spokesman Charles Bloom said Monday that any discipline would be handled “internally” between the league office and the team.

You will recall that Georgia center Ben Jones was suspended for the first half of the Colorado game, following what was ruled - by Georgia and the SEC - an excessive chop block at Mississippi State. That suspension wasn't announced until minutes before kickoff of the Colorado game. Given the interest in Auburn's next game, and the two week lay-off, there could be advance word if Fairley is suspended.

- Meanwhile, for the third time this year, a player was named SEC offensive player of the week after playing Georgia. This time it was Auburn’s Cameron Newton. Earlier in the year, South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore and Arkansas’ Ryan Mallett earned the honor after playing the Bulldogs.

It was the fifth time Newton has earned the award this year.

- Georgia canceled its planned Monday practice, as there's rain forecast for the Athens area. Typically, the Bulldogs hadn't practiced on Monday of bye weeks anyway.


Anonymous said...

Does anyone know when was the last time a georgia-georgia tech game kicked off at night in Athens?

Anonymous said...

Cancel a Monday practice? Mark Richt once again proves himself a softee. I really don't think that Colorado was seriously interested in him in the first place. I mean what football program would interested in a 3 million dollar Boys Home caretaker.

Hobnail_Boot said...