Deep South's Oldest Rivalry Moving To October?

The Auburn Tigers - Georgia Bulldogs rivalry may be moving out of November for a date earlier in the year to alleviate scheduling pressure, 247Sports reports.

Auburn, Georgia and the SEC are nearing an agreement to move the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry to earlier in the 2020 season in an effort to alleviate scheduling burdens for both schools, industry sources tell Auburn Undercover. 
The parties still have hurdles to overcome, but it is expected the 14 SEC schools and commissioner Greg Sankey will move forward to push the game to September or October, the sources said. The scheduling change would lift enormous weight from the Tigers' difficult November schedule, which was set to feature away games at both Georgia and Alabama in the final three weeks of the regular season. Alabama won the SEC title in 2018 and Georgia defeated Auburn to win it in 2017. - Brandon Marcello, 247Sports

This would be a temporary solution for both Auburn and Georgia, at least until the current SEC schedule rotation ends in 2024.

 

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