Bulldogs’ Nov. 17 game vs. Georgia Southern set for 1:30 p.m., likely to be televised

ATHENS – Remember when Georgia used to play every home game at 1 o’clock in the afternoon? Well, the Bulldogs are going to give you a chance to reminisce on Nov. 17 as the Georgia Southern game has been set for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff.

Television broadcast rights are still being negotiated as the game falls into the one game pay-per-view or point-to-point telecast provisions as outlined by the SEC.  There are strong indications that Atlanta’s WSB-TV Channel 2 could end up carrying the game.  The local ABC affiliate, a Cox Media Group station, televised Georgia’s game against Idaho State in November of the 2010 season.

Nevertheless, the kickoff time in such cases is left to the discretion of the schools and Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity liked the idea of an early afternoon start for a November game.

“We felt the 1:30 p.m. kickoff would give the fans the best timetable for tailgating opportunities before the game and will provide ample time to return home following the game,” McGarity said.

If the Georgia Southern game does in fact get picked up for TV, there is a chance every Georgia game could be televised this season. The Bulldogs are still awaiting word on broadcast plans for their game at Kentucky next week. The Oct. 27 Florida game is already set for a CBS telecast. The remainder of Georgia’s game are listed as “TBD” (to be determined).

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Nice

October 4th, 2012
11:50 am

Hope TV picks up, but still want the fans to show up.

Dawgfan_74

October 4th, 2012
11:50 am

BigDawg

October 4th, 2012
12:02 pm

Thanks Chip!

DirtyDawg

October 4th, 2012
12:08 pm

So long as its not Comcast…I don’t have ‘em and never will again…of course I know taverns that do.

captainreddawg

October 4th, 2012
12:16 pm

Darn, I was hoping it would be later because THE KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS are playing Friday night at The Georgia Theater and at my age I need more time to recop after partying all night.

Go Eagles

October 4th, 2012
12:19 pm

GSU 27, Bulldogs 24

Tony

October 4th, 2012
12:22 pm

I seem to remember, long before the days of TV games every week, back in the 70’s, that UGAs normal start time WAS at 1:30pm. Then, at some point when TV started to get more involved, we went to a standard 1pm.

Does anyone else remember the old standard 1:30pm kickoffs??

TheEagleWay

October 4th, 2012
12:23 pm

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TheEagleWay

October 4th, 2012
12:23 pm

Really?

October 4th, 2012
12:24 pm

Go Eagles, I think you have been smoking a little bit too much this morning. This game will be a blowout. I see it close at the half at 28-14 with UGA pulling away in the second half with a final of 52-14 and on our way to destroying Ga Tech the next week.

EagleDawg

October 4th, 2012
12:27 pm

Did UGA schedule GSU as a tune-up game before the Ga Tech game?

TheEagleWay

October 4th, 2012
12:28 pm

@EagleDawg That is very possible.

vince

October 4th, 2012
12:29 pm

The worms are already burning UGA shirts in the Boro. Time to kick butt

The Greatest Game Ever Played

October 4th, 2012
12:55 pm

45-42. It’s was magical that November night just a few short years ago. Thank you, Bulldogs, for providing the memories.

Stockdog

October 4th, 2012
1:00 pm

Tony, the standard kickoff time was not 1:30pm; it was always 1:00pm. In the ’80s it changed for TV.

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
1:02 pm

Whats sad is that this will be one of UGA’s toughest games of the season.

Dewnsav

October 4th, 2012
1:09 pm

@GTBob…will be a lot tougher than the G-Tech game for sure…

eagle proud

October 4th, 2012
1:11 pm

The Eagles will give the Dawgs a good game.. just remember that last year the Eagles scored more points on Alabama than anybody else ….

bad brad

October 4th, 2012
1:12 pm

Yes GTBob, at least tougher than the Tech game.

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
1:25 pm

Hey guys, as you can see I am back again. Still no friends, woman, or life. I obviously don’t know anything about college football since I think GSU is one of the toughest games of the year. Oh well, Go Tech! We rock!

Habersham Dawg

October 4th, 2012
1:26 pm

@ The Greatest Game Ever Played, I’m happy you have one game every decade you can reminiscence about fondly. The other nine? I’m having a difficult time picking my favorite.

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
1:26 pm

Yes GTBob, at least tougher than the Tech game.

There is some truth to that. Sorry about not having a competitive team this year. I thought we would be you guys toughest game but it turns out we are just as bad as Missouri, and Tennessee.

drbasic1

October 4th, 2012
1:29 pm

TCU Starting Quarterback arrested for DWI in Arlington tx (this after the big drug scandal during summer) MY GOSH COACH RICHT HAS LOST ALL CONTROL OF THE TCU PROGRAM!!

Habersham Dawg

October 4th, 2012
1:32 pm

GTBob, just wanted to say, even though you’re the enemy, I do appreciate your professional manner and attitude in dealing out your criticisms. There are many on both sides of the aisle that don’t have the ability to disagree or even voice their disdain with the appropriate degree of civility. It’s noticed and admired.

JFKDawg

October 4th, 2012
1:34 pm

McGarity, define “best timetable” and “ample”. To have tailgating and to pack everything up before being in the stadium for kick off, you have to get there at the crack azz of dawn and have everything packed back in by 12:30. I would think a GA man would know better. And stop playing those competing teams update on the Jumbotron. Why are we giving free advertising to our competitors?

drbasic1

October 4th, 2012
1:37 pm

GTbob is an AJC parasite just to induce increased hits on blogs….but it works i guess….You can’t fix stupid!

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
1:40 pm

Habersham Dawg, since I have no friends, it sounds like you may be my friend, or more maybe? We should have a cute dinner together sometime. Just dying to get a life, that’s all.

NorthAugDawg

October 4th, 2012
1:41 pm

GTBob, was MTSU supposed to be the toughest game on Tech’s schedule this year?

Atlanta NAtive

October 4th, 2012
1:45 pm

@ Go Eagles – you are an idiot.

I graduated from Ga. Southern and personally witnessed several National Championships. I would love for our Eagles to win, but we have already been beaten by Citadel and squeaked by others. We will hang in there for a quarter maybe the first half and then UGA will put the game away. For some reason, we have not built on last years success – yet.

Paddy

October 4th, 2012
1:51 pm

DirtyDawg……..I have had a different experience w/ Comcast. They have been great and I would not change for anything. Love the SEC Package and the new Goal Line station for all the top plays. It is similar to the Red Zone for the NFL. Sorry your experience has not been as succesful.

Old Dawg

October 4th, 2012
1:54 pm

In my 4 years at UGA (67-71), every home game began at 1:00 sharp. Very few TV broadcasts. Heck, we didn’t even get lights in the stadium until Clemson came to play Herschel and friends in ‘81 or so. It was (an still is) so much fun. It was just a lot simpler then. I do have to admit though that I do miss the Homecoming senior stroll across the field, but not wearing the 3-piece suite to the game on 90 degree afternoons. Go Dawgs.

Concerned

October 4th, 2012
1:59 pm

Actually, it was 1:30 up until the mid-80’s. Once TBS starting doing SEC games in 1984, their kick-off time was 12:30. After a couple of years, Georgia moved its normal kick-off time to 1pm so any change for TV would not be as dramatic.

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
2:03 pm

GTBob, was MTSU supposed to be the toughest game on Tech’s schedule this year?

No, but it could end up that way.

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
2:08 pm

I do appreciate your professional manner and attitude in dealing out your criticisms.

Thanks Habersham Dawg. I try to stay cordial, even though some harshly disagree with me.

Old Dawg

October 4th, 2012
2:09 pm

1:30 huh. Oh well, I guess that my memory is going along with a few other things, but any starting time after noon during those days is a little blurry anyway.

Concerned

October 4th, 2012
2:13 pm

Uncle Kirk

October 4th, 2012
2:23 pm

Maybe we should have scheduled Tech before Southern….as a warm up.

GTBob

October 4th, 2012
2:26 pm

Call me, Habersham Dawg. I really need a life. We can play tickle or something.

Dawg

October 4th, 2012
2:34 pm

I have some friends that play for GSU, namely the starting Qb, Jerick McKinnon. They are a very good team and isnt a cupcake team like florida atlantic. I see it being close near half, maybe 35-17. Then uga’.s deph and talent will take over, final score 48-20

Strange Murphy

October 4th, 2012
3:03 pm

Hey GTBob!! HOW BOUT THEM MTSU BLUE RAIDERS!!! Loser!

Chris Snow

October 4th, 2012
3:59 pm

Hopefully it’s not on CSS.

SkyDawg

October 4th, 2012
4:21 pm

Stroke of genius by McGarity scheduing GSU the week before the Tech game (maybe not so much on the early start for the tailgaters). That game gives the Dawgs an extra week of practice against the ‘Bone with a ‘better than live scrimmage’.

Most Georgians probably pull for GSU in their league but this game never really has worked out well for them, except for the money.

Mike S

October 4th, 2012
4:29 pm

Not exactly a stroke of genius for McGarity. This game was scheduled pre-Jeff Monken and the return of the option to Georgia Southern. Works out very well for the puppies, but it is coincidental.

Mike S

October 4th, 2012
4:40 pm

Atlanta NAtive- nice….call one of your fellow Georgia Southern supporters an idiot. I believe he was just having a little blog fun. If you really followed your Eagles, you would know that the team is probably the most athletically talented it has been in a number of years, but has yet to gel on offense with a new quarterback(s) and a totally revamped offensive line. All four components of the kicking game are starters for the first year also- long snapper, holder, place kicker, and punter. So is the program building on the great strides it has made in the last two years under Jeff Monken? Absolutely! But not every team comes togetherr like instant gratification. Give them some time. Great things are happening in Statesboro.

OLD DOG

October 4th, 2012
5:52 pm

Wrong about the lights. There were lights on telephone poles right behind the hedges in the 50’s and early 60’s and they were taken down mid 60’s. When they expanded the stadium mid 60’s new lights went on top of the stands. Then when #34 came ABC paid to have the present lights installed for the opener with the orange popcycle’s.

home&home

October 4th, 2012
5:53 pm

Never too early in the day to kick a little Eagle tail. Mouthiest fans this side of Columbia, SC. They honestly think they could go FBS, join the SEC and start competing for national titles. UGA fans who still root for these guys because of Erk should spend a few hours in Statesboro with a red hat on and see how it goes. I wish UGA would quit playing them and leave them for Tech.

Atlanta Native

October 4th, 2012
5:58 pm

@ Mike S

I agree with everything you posted. We do have a young team and am extremely pleased with the direction of the Eagles (thus my closing comment” – yet”). If GT fires PJ maybe he’ll go back to Ga. Southern as the AD (like he wanted to before going to GT) and replace Sam Baker.

My previous comments to Go Eagles were meant for the “off the cuff” followers (sort of like Ga. State “fans”) spouting off without facing reality. We have never beaten a IA team let alone a top ten SEC stalwart. Again, I would love for the Eagles to win, but just don’t see it happening.

By the way, after watching games at Statesboro HS and being at the first game in Paulson Stadium, I have “really followed” the Eagles for 20+ years.

OLD DOG

October 4th, 2012
5:58 pm

As to GA Southern in the early 90’s the GA law makers “SUGGESTED STRONGLY” that UGA and GA Southern play at least once every 4 years. Money game for The Eagles also helped with votes in South GA.

gsublh

October 4th, 2012
6:13 pm

Go EAGLES!!!! GATA, I’ll be there at the game wearing my blue with pride.

Arizona Eagle

October 4th, 2012
6:27 pm

It was a Georgia Southern blessing that Erk came down to the “boro and started what he did. Look at this place now! I’m just glad Georgia gives us a game – I respect them for that. Tech has not and will not give Southern a shot. After seeing what Middle Tennessee did to them (a team Southern used to whip with regularity) I can see why. Still, the Tech / GSU match up would be great to watch. From an option standpoint, that would be a great match-up. All three schools should play each other. Great for the state. Great for the players. Great for the fans.