Sun Devil Stadium
It's way too early to care, but if you were wondering....Georgia plays at Arizona State in 2008 on Sept. 20th. A look around the country using NationalChamps.net's future schedule page shows that our game should be one of the biggest games in the country that day.
LSU vs. Auburn and UT vs. Florida will also be Sept. 20th, but it's the Arizona State vs. Georgia game that will be televised by ABC. Those two big SEC games will probably end up on CBS as part of a double header. So, you have to imagine ESPN College Gameday will show up for yet another Georgia road game.
And yes...I'm going to go ahead and project our game in the desert at 8:00 pm EST because it's one of the biggest games ABC can show that week. The other games of note that day are Miami at Texas A&M, Oklahoma vs. Washington, and Nebraska vs. Virginia Tech. Our game vs. the Sun Devils looks more interesting than any of those.
Why do I think this is interesting?
When the game was scheduled, it looked like we had gone out and selected a mid-tier team from a BCS conference that would challenge us. Sort of the Pac-10's answer to the Gamecocks.
Well, the Sun Devils had to go and get all uppity and hire a quality coach. Now, both of our teams are ranked in the Top 10 and fighting for BCS births. If Georgia beats South Carolina on Sept. 6, 2008, both teams will likely roll into Tempe ranked in the Top 5-10. It could end up being the highest ranked non-conference, regular season game that we will have played since Clemson was relevant back in the '80s. Who knew it would be such a big game?
So there's that.
We now return to the 2007 season already in progress.