Georgia president confirms Auburn rivalry is being moved earlier in the season
The Georgia Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers have been playing “The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry” for a long time now, and it has been played in November every time the two teams have met since 1936.
However, now it will be moved up earlier in the season, per a statement from Georgia president Jere Morehead.
After rumors of a switch in recent weeks, Morehead confirmed on Wednesday that the series would flip with the Bulldogs’ series against Tennessee starting in 2020:
News: UGA president Jere Morehead confirms Georgia's series with Auburn is being moved earlier in the season, flipping with the Tennessee series, beginning in 2020.
— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) February 20, 2019
For those who prefer the SEC East rivalry between the Vols and Bulldogs over the Auburn-Tennessee rivalry, this is good news, as it might make that rivalry more prominent in the coming years.
However, many will be disappointed to see the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry moved earlier in the year.