SEC Nation’s next stop is Jacksonville for Florida-Georgia game

The SEC Nation crew will be in Jacksonville next weekend to present its weekly show from the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, also known as the Florida-Georgia game.

The Gators enter this game just one game above .500 (4-3) and with little success against conference opponents. Aside from a victory over Missouri, Florida has fallen to Kentucky, Tennessee and LSU, in that order. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs come into the game as the No. 1 ranked team in the country, according to both major polls.

That means Gators legend Tim Tebow, who is a part of the SEC Nation crew, will have to make a tough pick for or against his alma mater. UF alumna Laura Rutledge, who typically hosts the pregame show, won’t have to make that call since she’s serving as the reporter for Sunday’s NFL contest between the Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars. That game takes place in London, so Marty Smith will serve as a guest host in place of Rutledge.

For Florida to keep any hope of winning the SEC East, it needs to beat Georgia next Saturday. Georgia has taken four of the last five meetings in this rivalry, so this would be a big win for the program even if Florida doesn’t make the playoffs.

Billy Napier and Kirby Smart are familiar with each other from their time on Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama, but this will be their first clash as head coaches. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday.


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