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.
— The University Store (@GSUstore) December 2, 2013
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.
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