Georgia football fans and the Atlanta Zac Brown Band have announced they will perform live at ESPN College GameDay on Saturday for the SEC Championship Game.
It was a great idea for the show to include a local band and perform in front of the crowd. With the game starting at 4 p.m. and the show taking place in the morning, it’s a good way to get fans in early.
Plus, it’ll be fun because Zac is a huge Dawg fan while his wife is an Alabama fan. House divided, like so many families in college football.
Georgia football fan Zac Brown Band is a great choice for GameDay.
They will perform a new song from the band’s latest album during the show. Then, fans at GameDay will get two more tracks from the band after the show ends.
He sang the national anthem for the 2018 national championship game in Atlanta. Brown was the guest draftsman for the 2019 SEC Championship game for the Dawgs against LSU, so hopefully he’ll have better luck making his picks this time around.
ESPN College GameDay will be in its fourth game in Georgia after appearing in Clemson, Arkansas and Auburn games earlier in the season.
The Dawgs are a perfect 3-0 in those games and are looking to make it 4-0.
It’s nice to see the GameDay team pick a guest pick from Georgia over an Alabama pick, even though the Tide is the “home” team because it’s an odd year. Western teams have odd years to “host” and eastern teams have “even” years.
So this crew could have chosen Justin Thomas or any other celebrity who claims the Tide, but instead they went with the Atlanta and Dawg choice.
Could this be a suggestion as to who GameDay feels like it’s winning? Maybe, but that was probably because Brown could do it and others couldn’t. He has some serious standards to uphold after the Dawgs redeemed themselves with GameDay this season, so hopefully that bodes well.
Georgia football takes on Alabama this Saturday at Mercedez-Benz Stadium as the Dawgs look to stay perfect and the Tide battle for a possible playoff spot.