Georgia vs. Oregon: ESPN assigns broadcasting crew for Atlanta season opener, per report
Georgia and Oregon will kick off the season in Atlanta, and now there’s a report of which broadcasting crew will call the game.
The news comes from sports media Twitter account Fake Rudy Martzke, who reported that Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge and Molly McGrath will be on the call for ESPN. The game is set 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 3, in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This game will be the Bulldogs’ third appearance in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
Around the Dial: ESPN will have the astute Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, and Molly McGrath on the call for the Chick-fil-A kickoff from Atlanta in Week 1 for the much anticipated matchup between Oregon/Georgia.
— Rudy Martzke (@FakeRudyMartzke) August 4, 2022
This will be the second meeting between the programs. The previous meeting resulted in a 27-16 home win for the Bulldogs in 1977.
In earlier games, the Bulldogs previously defeated North Carolina 33-24 in the 2016 and fell 35-21 to Boise State in 2011. Georgia was scheduled to face off against Virginia to open the 2020 season in Atlanta, but the matchup was canceled because of the pandemic.
The most obvious storyline of the game will be that the Ducks are coached by former Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning, and both coaches have said they began scouting each other for months.