Could Georgia face Miami in second 2012 Chick-fil-A College Kickoff Game?

By Kevin Kelley -
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SicEmDawgs.com

Chick-fil-A College KickoffAn Alabama-Miami matchup has been proposed for a second game of the 2012 Chick-fil-A College Kickoff. If Alabama declines, there is a possibility that the Georgia Bulldogs could face the Miami Hurricanes at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Two Chick-fil-A College Kickoff football games in one weekend? That’s what The Birmingham News has reported:

Tennessee and North Carolina State already are scheduled to play in one kickoff game at the Georgia Dome in the opening weekend of the 2012 sea­son. The proposed Miami game against Alabama or another Southeastern Con­ference team would be a second kickoff game that weekend.

“We could do Thursday-Saturday, Thursday-Mon­day or Saturday-Monday,” Stokan said. “That’s Labor Day weekend. Probably Thursday-Saturday would be best.”

Gary Stokan, president of the Chick-fil-A Bowl, went on to state that if Alabama declines the game, Au­burn, Georgia or South Carolina “would be teams to consider.”

Looking at our 2012 Georgia Bulldogs Football Schedule, which is tentative, there is an opening on September 1 which falls in line with the College Kickoff. The Bulldogs already have 2012 non-conference games scheduled at Louisville and home against Georgia Tech.

Georgia and Miami last played in 1966, a 7-6 win for the Hurricanes. The Bulldogs lead the overall series against the Hurricanes 7-4-1. All 12 games have been played in Miami.

Last October, UGA declined an offer to face Georgia Tech in the 2011 Chick-fil-a game. A matchup for the 2011 College Kickoff has yet to be announced.

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