Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Muschamp jabs at rival Richt over "Cocktail Party" game

Muschamp: Vince Dooley never complained of Florida-Georgia in Jacksonville
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Florida coach Will Muschamp took a subtle jab at Georgia's Mark Richt in support of keeping the annual Florida-Georgia game in Jacksonville.
"I think it's a great tradition to leave it in Jacksonville," Muschamp said today at SEC Media Days. "It's a great setting. Coming over the St. John's River, as a competitor, if that doesn't get your blood boiling, there's something wrong with you. You look at the tradition, the history of the game there. Coach Dooley never complained about it being there."
BOOM *************S!

Via Jon Solomon.

In 2009, UGA's Richt spoke openly and often about moving the game to the Georgia Dome on a bi-annual basis because he didn't see Jacksonville as a truly neutral site. He softened his stance when it became clear that the two schools and the city would renew their deal through 2016 to keep the game in northeast Florida, Richt backed off and hasn't said much about it since.

Richt had a point: Why not move the game to the Georgia Dome on a biannual basis? It's as much of a neutral site for Florida as the Jax location is for Georgia.