The Bulldogs and Crimson Tide are responsible for the last three national titles, and they don’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. Tennessee and Auburn will have the tall task of slowing them down in ’24.
Fans aren’t necessarily surprised by the news as both view Bama and UGA as hated rivals.
Georgia-Tennessee has been played every year since 1992 while Georgia’s rivalry with Auburn is the ‘Deep South’s Oldest,’ dating back to 1892.
On the Alabama side, the Crimson Tide have met the Volunteers each year since 1944 with over 105 total meetings, and we all know about the Iron Bowl against Auburn.
Still, seeing the two SEC powers on the schedule certainly puts those teams at an early disadvantage.
Many are reacting to that fact as they post reactions to social media.
As long as Tennessee is playing both Georgia and Alabama every year, it’s Tennessee. .. And they’re also at Oklahoma. https://t.co/Uv9LDJqf8E
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) June 14, 2023
Not only will the Vols play Alabama and Georgia, they’ll also face tests against Oklahoma and Florida.
But Auburn might’ve been dealt an even worse hand. They’ll have to travel to BOTH Athens and Tuscaloosa, seeing their toughest opponents in road games.
Only one SEC team will have to go to both Athens and Tuscaloosa in 2024. Congratulations, Auburn.
— Kevin Scarbinsky (@KevinScarbinsky) June 14, 2023
The Vols knocked off Alabama in 2022, their first win in the series since 2006. They fell to Georgia later in the year.
Auburn, meanwhile, lost to both by a combined score of 91-37 last year.
We’ll see how each team fares against those rival foes in 2024.