College Football 101 (#99)

Submitted by cstalionsuofm on May 23rd, 2012 at 12:00 AM

College Football 101

99. Deep South's Oldest Rivalry (Auburn/Georgia)

(15th Rivalry)

Now I don't live in Georgia nor Alabama (tell us a what you think if you are), but from what I have read, it seems like the Georgia- Auburn rivalry is similar to the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry-- it's more of a friendly, yet very competitive, rivalry. Vince Dooley played and coached at Auburn and later coached and became the A.D. at Georgia. Will Muschamp played at Georgia and was a defensive coordinator at Auburn. Pat Dye was an All-American at Georgia and coached at Auburn. The defensive line coach at Georgia played at Auburn. Two current Auburn coaches, Brian Van Gorder and Willie Hernandez, were both the defensive coordinators at Georgia. Neil Callaway was an offensive line coach at Auburn before becoming the offensive coordinator at Georgia. These are just a few of the many more examples!

I think this is what you would call a friendly rivalry. Both places are good schools, good places. Both of them have good people. That's what makes it special.

— Neil Callaway, Georgia offensive coordinator, 2000-2006

This quote pretty much sums it up!"

Georgia holds the edge in this rivalry 53-52-8. Only one game separates the two! This rivalry game has been played almost every since 1892. It has gone back and forth throughout the years. Both teams have many great players-- Georgia: Herschel Walker, Frank Sinkwich, David Pollack. Auburn: Bo Jackson, Cam Newton, Nick Fairley to name a few. From my understanding (once again, I can't speak for them) it seems like the two teams respect each other like Michigan and Notre Dame but compete with each other like Michigan and Ohio State. This is one of the oldest rivalries and clearly the closest with only one game separating the two teams. Another interesting similarity is that they both have the same fight songs (Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!). These two schools are almost identical.

Here are a few links to some big Georgia-Auburn games:

1959

2005

Big Hit

2011 Payback

As you can see here, very competitive!

See what the topic is tomorrow as we approach the 98th day away from kickoff!

Comments

DrewGOBLUE

May 23rd, 2012 at 2:37 PM ^

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jmblue

May 23rd, 2012 at 4:03 PM ^

from what I have read, it seems like the Georgia- Auburn rivalry is similar to the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry-- it's more of a friendly, yet very competitive, rivalry.

I would not refer to UM-ND as a friendly rivalry. There's a lot of historical bad blood between the schools. In fact, ND fans have a saying: "SC is our rival, Navy is our friend, Michigan is our enemy."

Don't confuse the fact that our fanbases act civilly to each other for any kind of good feeling.