ATHENS The 2020 Georgia football schedule is out, and as expected the Bulldogs will see some big changes.
Georgia's Sept. 19 game at Alabama is sure to attract national attention, but from a traditional standpoint, Bulldogs fans will take note of the game dates for Auburn and Tennessee.
Georgia agreed to move up their traditional battle with the Tigers to October it will be at Sanford Stadium next season on Oct. 10.
The move required the annual meeting with the Vols to be moved back into November, as that will take place the second week, on Nov. 14.
Tennessee agreed with the move, as it allowed the Vols to split up their rivalry games with Florida and UGA.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart said last year he wanted to avoid playing rivals Auburn and Georgia Tech a week apart in road settings in November.
Smart and other league coaches have an opportunity to review the schedule, and UGA AD Greg McGarity indicated Georgia's fourth-year head coach had no issues with it.
"Every school advocates for their own desires," McGarity told DawgNation last season. "You get in a room and if there are certain things you want to discuss about moving or changing, there are 14 athletic directors that do that. Everybody advocates for their own."
One of Georgia's requests was for an open date before the Florida game, and the schedule indicates that was granted.
The Bulldogs will open the season in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta against Virginia on a Monday night.
That means the Bulldogs will be playing three games in 13 days, with a home game against East Tennessee State on Sept. 12 before the trip to Tuscaloosa to face the Tide on Sept. 19.
Alabama opens the season on Saturday, Sept. 5, against Southern Cal in Dallas before a home date with Georgia State on Sept. 12.
2020 Georgia football schedule
Sept. 7 : (Mon.) Virginia (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Atlanta)
Sept. 12 : EAST TENNESSEE STATE
Sept. 19 at Alabama
Sept. 26 UL-MONROE
Oct. 3 VANDERBILT
Oct. 10 AUBURN
Oct. 17 at Missouri
Oct. 24 Open Date
Oct. 31 Florida (Jacksonville)
Nov. 7 at South Carolina
Nov. 14 TENNESSEE
Nov. 21 at Kentucky
Nov. 28 GEORGIA TECH
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