I’ve been wondering about this.
Georgia football coach Kirby Smart wants the Florida-Georgia game moved from its permanent site in Jacksonville to campus sites. His reasoning is clear: recruiting.
Of course, OU-Texas has a permanent neutral site, and one reason the game is anchored in Dallas (and has been since 1929) is clear: recruiting.
I know, I know. It makes no sense. Welcome to the mind of college football coaches.
Nah, you can’t mean…
In the OU-Texas game, the designated home team gets to host recruits at the Cotton Bowl. But in Georgia-Florida, neither team is allowed to bring in recruits, via Southeastern Conference rules.
Seems like rather than move the game, the answer is just change the rule to the Big 12 version.
I guess you can. Sounds like somebody needs to start pushing Greg Sankey harder. (Also, it makes you wonder what the SEC is going to do when Oklahoma and Texas join the conference.)