ATLANTA — When Georgia heads right down to Baton Rouge on Oct. 13, it’s going to be the primary time the Bulldogs have made the journey since 2008.
That recreation was one LSU followers might need to neglect, a 52-38 Georgia victory that represented essentially the most factors ever allowed by any of Les Miles’ LSU-coached groups.
Georgia security J.R. Reed mentioned he regarded ahead to being part of the Bulldogs’ first go to to Tiger Stadium since then, and he had a prediction as nicely.
“It is all the time cool whenever you get to go to an historic stadium like LSU’s,” Reed mentioned Tuesday (July 17) at SEC Media Days. “I am not fearful an excessive amount of about (the ambiance) now, perhaps I shall be because it will get nearer.
Then he added with a smile, “It’s going to be cool play inside Demise Valley and are available out with a W.”
That stage of confidence is predicted from a Georgia program coming off of an SEC title and an look within the School Soccer Playoff nationwide championship recreation.
The Bulldogs went 13-2 final season and are not letting final 12 months’s title recreation loss to Alabama hang-out them heading into 2018.
“It’s best to really feel privilege to have stress to win video games, to have expectations,” Georgia coach Kirby Sensible mentioned.
“All people is speaking concerning the expectations. Final 12 months this time, they had been speaking about the identical expectations for the College of Georgia. I went again and reviewed my notes for this occasion, and it was the identical factor. Georgia is predicted to do that, to win the east, to win championships.”
Sensible, an LSU assistant in 2004, mentioned the stress that comes with being within the SEC additionally helps his crew put together for the upcoming season.
“Humility is every week away,” Sensible mentioned. “Each crew you play has the flexibility to defeat you. I feel you see that yearly high to backside, and other people can say what they need about our convention, it is robust and bodily and demanding.”
LSU holds a 16-13-1 edge all-time towards Georgia however the Bulldogs have solely performed in Baton Rouge 3 times since 1991 and 6 of the final seven conferences have beein in Georgia – three in Athens and three in Atlanta for the SEC Championship.
Due to the SEC’s 6-1-1 mannequin of scheduling – six video games towards your division opponents, one recreation towards your everlasting rival within the reverse division (LSU’s is Florida), and one recreation rotating towards the opposite division’s crew – Georgia and LSU will not meet up once more till 2025 when the Tigers journey to Athens.
And that arrange is not prone to change any time quickly in keeping with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey.
“Following a year-long overview again in 2014 of fairly actually each attainable scheduling possibility accessible,” Sankey mentioned in his opening remarks on Monday, “the 6-1-1 mannequin was the clear choice of the SEC’s member establishments.”