“SEC Nation” comes to Athens

SEC Nation, which carries an "College Gameday" feel, for the SEC Network will land in Athens.

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SEC Nation, which carries an "College Gameday" feel, for the SEC Network will land in Athens.

Credit: ESPN Images

Credit: ESPN Images

Bulldog Nation exhaled a passionate sigh of relief last season when Georgia beat LSU, suspending the “College GameDay” curse hysteria that plagued Athens in years past. Georgia’s 44-41 win improved the all-time “GameDay” appearance record to an underwhelming 4-13. Thanks to the advent of the SEC Network, Georgia fans have a new curse they can concern themselves with should Tennessee beat Georgia in Athens this Saturday.

“SEC Nation”, the pregame show modeled after ESPN’s “College GameDay” and aired on SEC Network, is coming to town for the No. 12 Bulldogs’ Sept. 27 matchup against Butch Jones’ Volunteers. Like “College GameDay” last year, “SEC Nation” will set up shop in Myers Quad on the University of Georgia campus. Joe Tessitore, Marcus Spears, Paul Finebaum, Kaylee Hartung and former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will co-host the show, which will air from 10 a.m. until the game kicks off at noon on ESPN.