After winning 9 out of the last 10 games between the two schools, you would think Georgia's idea of Georgia Tech being a big rivalry would have diminished a little - that is definitely not the case. When these two teams take the field, you will see two football programs, separated by 60 miles, that cannot stand one another.
Growing up in Savannah, Georgia, Paul Johnson was some sort of legend because he won some second-rate National Championships at Georgia Southern (just kidding GSU fans).
The reason Johnson became so popular at Southern and, later, at Navy and GT is because of the success he has had running a very unique offense - the flex bone offense. Typically, you see high schools and small colleges running these offenses because the offense covers up a talent gap by making defenses play perfect.
Growing up in Savannah, Georgia Tech was hardly ever mentioned as Georgia's "rival." Sure, it was the annual game between the state's top two schools, but, Georgia Tech... a rival? The majority of my life, and all through my college career, we hardly ever lost to GT. Hell, between the time I graduated college and the time I graduated from UGA and went into grad school in Athens... we NEVER lost to Georgia Tech.
"We're going to play with class, and we're going to coach with class."
That was James Franklin's message to the media and the nation after his run-in with Georgia's Todd Grantham. Many national media pundits made it a point to call out Grantham for his behavior - yet, Franklin got a pass.
After 10 weeks of play, the separation between the top 5 teams and the rest of the SEC is becoming very apparent. LSU is playing the best right now and has justified their #1 ranking week in and week out, however, they still have to play Arkansas in two weeks. This weekend, Georgia has an opportunity to clinch the SEC East, while LSU will have to wait to see if they can clinch with a win against Arkansas.