There is, in fact, a trophy bestowed to the annual winner of the Georgia-Georgia Tech game. And on Tuesday the Governor’s Cup, which stands about three feet, was sitting informally on a desk in the office of Georgia associate athletics director Claude Felton.
To be fair, Felton said the trophy was only moved out of the trophy case this week, in preparation for being awarded Saturday. But it’s a safe bet that not many people ever noticed the Cup when it’s in the case.
That tends to happen when a rivalry is as one-sided as this one has been. Georgia has won eight of the past nine and owns a 60-37-5 record in the series.
Let’s not forget that if Tech loses Saturday, Paul Johnson will join the ranks of every Georgia Tech head coach since Bobby Dodd in posting a losing record against Georgia. You’ve got to appreciate a football program which respects tradition like that.