Daily MailSport’s Sam Young has reported that Georgia Bulldogs owner Mark Davis said on Tuesday that he would be open to playing Florida in the championship game if the Gators are to get past Alabama on Saturday night.
Davis made the comments to the Daily Mail when asked if the Bulldogs were “open to playing in the SEC Championship Game.”
“We have a very good chance to win it,” Davis said.
“But I don’t think it would be good for the team, especially when you’re not getting a lot of the fans who are coming to our games.”
We are going to win, and I would love to play them, but I don.t think it’s a good idea.”
In response, ESPN’s Adam Zagoria tweeted, “The fact that Mark Davis wants to play Florida in a championship game would make the SEC title game look like a circus.”
The fact is, Georgia’s win over Alabama in last weekend’s SEC championship Game would have been a tremendous upset in the conference.
It would have pushed the Bulldogs into a first place tie with Alabama in the BCS standings, making the Bulldogs the first team to have four consecutive winning seasons in the division.
Georgia’s victory over the Crimson Tide in the opener of the BOT was the only SEC team to go on to win the Boto Bowl in the process.
The Bulldogs would not have won the title game without Georgia, but the Bulldogs would have gone on to play Alabama in that game and won a BOT rematch with the Tide.
Georgia was the first SEC team in nearly 50 years to reach the BWC championship game, and it would have taken Georgia five years to do it again, but Davis said he wanted to do the same thing.
Davis said that he didn’t want the Bulldogs to get “beat up by Alabama” if he were to make the decision, but he did not rule out playing in a rematch.”
But I’m not going to go in there and say, ‘If you play me against Alabama, we’re in.'””
If they want to play me, I’m open to it.
But I’m not going to go in there and say, ‘If you play me against Alabama, we’re in.'”