“I think Jacksonville’s awesome,” Bulldogs center David Andrews said. “I wish I could have played in the Swamp at some point. It’s been cool seeing all the different SEC stadiums and things like that. This is a special game. I don’t know another like it in college football.”
“With the way the tickets are divided up 50-50, you kind of really get the atmosphere of a really loud away game because you’re playing in a pretty big stadium and they’ve got just as many fans,” Georiga quarterback Hutson Mason said. “It’s not like you can plan to deal with your home cadences or something like that. You have to plan like you’re playing on the road and dealing with crowd environments. They call it the largest cocktail party in the world for a reason. Those people are pretty loud, and they’re not drinking Capri Suns and Sunny Delight.”
The game has been played in Jacksonville annually since 1933 except in 1994-95 when it was held on campus due to stadium renovations.
Georgia coach Mark Richt isn’t taking issue with the site. At least now.
“I learned a long time ago not to make much of a comment on the venue, other than we're looking forward to playing Florida in Jacksonville,” he said.
Fifth-year senior receiver Michael Bennett is looking forward to his last game there.
“I love playing there,” he said. “I love the atmosphere. Obviously we lost in the Gator Bowl there, but I guess it just takes Florida for us to win, you know?”