Georgia football: the drop Tech lunacy

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Michael Barnett #94 of the Georgia football Bulldogs celebrates beating the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (

ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 25: Michael Barnett #94 of the Georgia football Bulldogs celebrates beating the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

With news that Georgia football may play Clemson, the silly season is in full bloom. Play Clemson every year is the cry, drop Tech latest insanity.

The silly season continues. Not only are Georgia football fans discussing the crazy notion of enclosing Sanford Stadium, but the notion of dropping Georgia Tech from the schedule has joined the insanity.

The catalyst for the discussion is the news that Georgia is considering scheduling Clemson in the near future. The logic behind dropping Tech is that Georgia gains nothing from beating Tech and the Dawgs would get more out of playing Clemson. Besides, Georgia owns Tech football and  playing Clemson would be entertaining.

We run this state, sorta

Let’s dismiss “We own Tech football” first.

Check the record. Georgia doesn’t own Tech football, not yet. Mark Richt owns Tech football. He’s gone, and Kirby Smart has some work to do. Every indication is that Kirby Smart has no intention of leaving Georgia without grabbing the Holy Grail of Georgia football, eight straight against Georgia Tech, but right now, the streak is at one.

In return for dropping Tech, the Dawgs would hand Clemson an early Christmas present. A Georgia-Clemson game lends the top-tier Tiger program invaluable exposure in the talent rich state of Georgia. It also provides Clemson, a football powerhouse locked in the football lightweight ACC, even more football cred.

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