It appears the Georgia-Florida game will remain in Jacksonville five more years. The pot is definitely being sweetened.
The latest agreement in the storied rivalry has a total of $2.75 million in incentives for the schools over the life five-season contract. Each school will receive $125,000 as a “signing bonus” and $250,000 in guaranteed payment each year to both schools, which didn’t exist under the prior contract.
Both schools are also getting an increase in their travel and lodging stipend to $60,000 – which is a $10,000 increase from the previous agreement. The city is covering the University of Georgia’s air travel up to $350,000 each year.
And some of you thought Georgia was at a disadvantage flying to the game. Not in the way it matters to Butts-Mehre.
By the way, I’m happy about it.