Florida AD says Georgia ‘seems committed’ to keeping game in Jacksonville

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University of Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin said the University of Georgia ‘seems committed’ on continuing the Bulldogs’ annual rivalry game with Florida in Jacksonville past its current contract.

Stricklin said in an Orlando Sentinel story, “My counterpart at the University of Georgia (athletic director Josh Brooks) seems committed to keeping the game in Jacksonville based on our conversations.”

“Because of the tradition and the fact that the schools benefit financially from having the game in Jacksonville, I would be surprised if it ever moved.”

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A Georgia spokesperson tells DawgNation nothing has changed in that regard, despite Stricklin’s claim.

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart has stated many times in his tenure that he feels Georgia should host the Gators in Athens for its designated home games as it would be the most valuable recruiting weekend for the program.

The current contract for the rivalry game expires after the 2023 game. The contract has a two-year option for the city to host the game in 2024 and 2025.

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