Bulldogs to Play Missouri

There are both positive and negative aspects to Georgia 2012 SEC schedule.

The Bulldogs no longer play Alabama on Oct. 6, according to the 2012 schedule released by the SEC Wednesday. Missouri replaces the Crimson Tide as a Western Division opponent. The Bulldogs travel to play the Tigers Sept. 8, marking Missouri's first conference game as a member of the SEC.

"Anytime you switch conferences, you're going to have to adjust to a different kind of football and the SEC is known for its speed and size," said tight end Aron White.

White, a native of Columbia, Mo., grew up watching Missouri games.

"I think up front and in the trenches is where they're going to have to make their biggest adjustment," he said. "I don't think they see a lot of guy's week in and week out who run a 4.6 that are 300 pounds that are 6-foot-2 or 6-foot-3. It's definitely going to be a big adjustment for them, but at the same time it's going to be an adjustment for us because they're going to spread the ball out and sling it because that's what they do."

The annual South Carolina matchup, customarily the conference opener, has been pushed back to Oct. 6, replacing what would have been a trip to Tuscaloosa.

The Bulldogs also lost the bye week prior to the Florida game played on Oct. 27, replaced with a trip to Kentucky. The Bulldogs will be off Oct. 13 instead, negating the positive aspects of having the bye before playing the rivalry game in Jacksonville.

Full SEC Schedule:

Sept. 8: at Missouri
Sept. 22: VANDERBILT
Sept. 29: TENNESSEE
Oct. 6: at South Carolina
Oct. 20: at Kentucky
Oct. 27: vs. Florida (in Jacksonville)
Nov. 3: OLE MISS
Nov. 10: at Auburn

The combined 2011 record of Georgia's opponents slated for next season: 49-54.


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