Gator meat on Georgia Southern menu

Georgia Southern is honoring its win over Florida by putting gator dishes on the menu. (Twitter)

Georgia Southern is honoring its win over Florida by putting gator dishes on the menu. (Twitter)

There aren’t any turkey leftovers at Georgia Southern.

They’re serving Gator.

Gator meat is on the menu today as Georgia Southern students returned to school — they were out for Thanksgiving break — for the first time since the Eagles shocked Florida 26-20 on Nov. 23.

The school’s dining services put together a special swampy surprise for students that includes fried alligator, buffalo alligator bits and alligator sliders at the dining commons.

“Our Eagle Dining Services management and culinary teams prepped and served over 200 pounds of fresh alligator,” Eagle Dining Services xecutive director Jeffrey B. Yawn wrote in an email. “The event was such a success among students, faculty and staff, we were out of alligator menu offerings within an hour.”

Gator meat is a protein option that Yawn’s staff can order from its distributor “12 months a year,” he wrote.

Georgia Southern finished 7-4 in its final season in the FCS. The Eagles weren’t eligible for the Southern Conference title this year because they are transitioning to the Sun Belt, a FBS conference.

Georgia Southern won six FCS (or Division I-AA titles) and became the first FCS team to ever defeat the Gators.

You can follow me on Twitter: @AJ_Writes

Recent posts

ESPN BCS expert: SEC still has national title shot

Surprising SEC title game set: Missouri vs. Auburn

Iron will: Another miracle for Auburn

Crowell’s journey taking him to NFL Draft

Miss Terry: Sabans aren’t going anywhere

Muschamp’s days must be numbered

Is Clemson’s Boyd best QB in ACC history?

Patience is wearing thin for Muschamp

Buckeye: ‘We’d wipe the field’ with Alabama, FSU

7 comments Add your comment


December 5th, 2013
12:12 pm

Love the Eagles!


December 5th, 2013
11:25 am

Would be absolutely hilarious if GSU started runnin this state!!!! Join the SEC, spank ugag every year. The win over UF I don’t think will happen again, sorry fellas, but them Gators were just on a down year. Hope you enjoyed it while it lasted!


December 3rd, 2013
1:08 pm

Stinger Splash…..if either one of the GSU’s start winning a lot of games in the Sun Belt, the confusion will not last long.

From what I have read, the letters GSU only applies to Georgia State. Ga Southern has a memorandum in place to prevent using GSU on anything unless there is space limitations connected with it. But for this discussion, who cares!


December 3rd, 2013
10:03 am


And what about the SoCon attendance this season?


December 2nd, 2013
4:30 pm

Stinger- Ga Southern would give Tech all they could handle. They’re the 2nd best team in the state behind UGA. They will be as relevant as Tech next year!


December 2nd, 2013
4:23 pm

With Keel, shouldn’t there be snake oil involved, because he’s a fine seller of it. The Sun Belt … smh. Three of the four SBC games this weekend drew less than 15,000. Irrelevance, thy name is Sun Belt. With Ga State and Georgia Southern in the same conference starting next year, that confusion over the two (as in Desmond Howard calling Georgia Southern Georgia State during GameDay, though he later corrected himself and Fowler and Herbstreit both did not make the same gaffe), is only going to worsen.


December 2nd, 2013
3:14 pm

Hey, send some of them Gator bites to Athens!! :) Welcome to the “bigs”, (the real) GSU!!