Congrats, you’ve made it.

Just a reminder that we’ll actually get the pleasure of watching college football being played this month.  Woo hoo!

Along those lines, and purely as food for thought, here’s a post from Groo about something no Georgia coach has had to deal with in 25 years — putting together a 70-man roster for a season opener on the road against an SEC opponent.


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17 responses to “Congrats, you’ve made it.

  1. Hoping Miami ends the delusion early on. And although Florida is the better team on paper, anything can happen in a preseason game like this.


  2. Ben

    Can someone tell me why the road team only get 70? The home team gets to dress up to their full 85, right? I once thought it must be because of cost and travel, but that can’t be it anymore.


    • spur21

      Leveling the field for the cellar dwellers???


    • Macallanlover

      It really makes no sense from an economic perspective, and home teams have advantage enough without this. No Power 5 school can legitimately claim financial hardship these days. With players allowed to play 4 games and still RS, why limit the opportunity to basically home games? There could be blowouts in KnoxVegas and on the Plains this season, amirite?


  3. Corde

    Didn’t 1980 open on the road in TN? Just sayin


  4. David H.

    One interesting question about the 70-man travel roster for the Vandy game: How many quarterbacks do we take? Obviously we take Fromm and Bennett. Assuming Mathis is not physically ready to play yet, do we take a walk-on third-string QB like John Seter, or do we only take 2 QBs and use that slot to take another scholarship player?

    If we only take two QBs, then we’d clearly need to have someone practice taking snaps in case of an emergency like two QBs getting hurt in the game. Which of our WRs or RBs or DBs played QB in high school? I remember Terrence Edwards taking a few snaps in 2000 or so when Quincy Carter was injured and Cory Phillips was our only(?) QB.


  5. Gravidy

    Ben asked above, but I’d like further clarification, please. I’ve long heard about the roster limit for road teams in SEC games, but I don’t recall ever hearing what the roster limit is for home teams is in SEC games. Two questions:

    1) What is the limit for home teams in SEC games? There isn’t one, is there? My understanding is that home teams can run out their whole 100+ player squad. Am I wrong?

    2) How does this play out for the Cocktail Party? Are both teams limited to 70 players for that game?

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    • I would like to know more about this also, and if there are ever discussions about changing it.

      This seems like an absurd home field advantage and also potentially a health risk.