Georgia football schedule: Season opener vs. Virginia canceled by ACC

Kirby Smart, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Kirby Smart, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

The Week 1 showdown between Georgia and Virginia in Atlanta has officially been canceled.

For Georgia football fans who can’t wait to see Kirby Smart‘s young men in action this campaign, it looks like the team’s season-opener will now have a new opponent. Though Georgia Nation had been getting ready to watch the program go up against Virginia, that game is officially canceled.

The news comes after the ACC announced its new requirements for the 2020 campaign, which will feature 10 conference games and one non-conference showdown. However, Georgia and Virginia were set to face off in Atlanta. That obviously now won’t be happening.

As of this writing, the SEC is finalizing its plans for the 2020 campaign as well, with all signs pointing to teams playing a 10-game, conference-only schedule. For Georgia, expectations will once again be high for the program despite quarterback Jake Fromm leaving school early and since landing with the Buffalo Bills.

The big question that will need to be answered in fall camp is who will be the team’s starting quarterback? When grad transfer signal-caller Jamie Newman announced he’d be leaving Wake Forest to head to Athens, the expectation was he’d be the man to win the job.

However, former five-star USC quarterback J.T. Daniels transferred to Georgia and was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA. Because of this, it now looks like Daniels and Newman will have themselves quite the quarterback battle leading up to their first game, which will surely be a tough decision for Smart and his coaching staff.

While Smart will have to pick his signal-caller, he and the rest of the team will have to sit and wait to find out who their new Week 1 opponent will be.

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