Georgia Football

Brian Kemp Issues Statement on College Football

August 12, 2020

ATHENS - Governor Brian Kemp weighed in on playing college football in Georgia with a statement on social media Wednesday afternoon. 

Kemp’s statement comes a day after college football saw both the Big Ten and Pac-12 postpone their fall football season. 

"Across the South, college football is a sacred tradition, and I want to see it played this year if we can ensure the safety of players, coaches, and staff. Based on recent discussions with university leaders and sports officials, I am confident that they are putting the health and well-being of our student athletes first,” Kemp wrote. “I commend the football community for working around the clock to incorporate public health guidance and appropriate protocols as they plan for the future. Whether you are a UGA Bulldog, Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket or Georgia Southern Eagle, we can all agree on our love of football and desire to see athletes on the field if their safety can be secured.”

UGA is set to open its season on September 26th. The Bulldogs will find out who they are playing to open the season when the SEC announces the league’s schedule in the near future. 

Tags: Football, 2020
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