Change in Venue for the 2017 SEC Championship Game
SMART AND MALZAHN TALK ON HOW THEY WILL ADJUST TO THE NEW STADIUM
Things have started to get kicked off here at Mercedes-Benz stadium in preparation for the SEC Championship game. Both Auburn and Georgia took to the field this afternoon to get one last walk through in before the big game.
It’ll be the first time in history that Georgia and Auburn will play for the SEC championship game and the first time that the game will be played in this stadium. Just three weeks ago the Tigers defeated then #1 Georgia from Jordan-Hare stadium 40-17 and in a short time frame Auburn has found themselves climbing up the ladder to the #2 spot and Georgia now sitting at #6.
Head Georgia football coach Kirby Smart and head Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn both talked on the venue and how that will be a factor in tomorrows game.
“It is really easy for me, but it is not my concern. I’m not worried about myself, it’s the players, it is the young men who haven’t been in a venue like this. I think playing in the Georgia dome certainly helped last year to open in that place, but this obviously is a step above that,” says head Georgia football coach Kirby Smart.
“You know as far as them having more fans. I think you know a lot of their people have more boxes and all that from what I understand, but I know the fans that we do have here tomorrow. They are going to have their A game and we are going to be loud to,” says head Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn.
It’s said to be a Georgia heavy fan base here in Atlanta tomorrow but I’ve heard those Auburn fans all year and they definitely bring the noise when they are present.