ATHENS, Ga. — Southeaster Conference football fans are trying to wrap their heads around the recent announcement of changes this season.
University of Georgia football won't start until the end of September and they will only play in-conference games.
Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston was in Athens, talking to fans who are disappointed. One fan told Huddleston that UGA football is almost a religion.
UGA student Nathan Dial not only went to every Bulldogs game, he was on the field as part of the band. He said the news of a shorter and in-conference SEC season is frustrating.
"We really care about our football," Dial said.
Neil Chavis feels the same way.
"It is disappointing," Chavis said. "Athens born and raised."
UGA's athletic director told Channel 2 Sports Director Zach Klein that they have to do what's right to protect the fans and the students from the virus, and SEC leadership felt a shortened and in-conference season was the way to go. They also need everyone to wear a mask and keep their distance.
"If we get lax and we just think it's not going to effect us, it's going to be an adverse reaction," Greg McGarity said.
Dial said he gets it, but for his last year in school, it is a bit of a letdown.
“Ten games is better than none,” Dial said. “Through thick and thin, every home game, and it makes me feel good they are trying to keep the gridiron alive.”
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