Could Georgia face Miami in second 2012 Chick-fil-A College Kickoff Game?
An 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.
- Alabama, Miami to play in 2012 Chick-fil-A College Kickoff? – FBSchedules.com
- Alabama-Miami Possibility More Wishful Thinking – AL.com
- 2012 Georgia Bulldogs Football Schedule – Sicemdawgs.com