Georgia vs. Clemson: Georgia Legend Kevin Butler and Others Share Their Thoughts on the Georgia/Clemson Rivalry
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I wrote a somewhat longform piece on the Georgia/Clemson rivalry that is up on Bleacher Report now. Read it here.
Along the way I spoke with College Football Hall of Famer Kevin Butler on his experiences playing in what was one of the most important rivalries in all of college football in the early 1980s. Additionally, I was afforded the opportunity to speak at length with T. Kyle King (podcast coming later today), the founder of DawgSports.com and the author of Fighting Like Cats and Dogs (order an autographed copy here).
The greatest takeaways from this little project are very much at odds. First and foremost, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the national significance of this rivalry some 30 years ago. Secondly (and by in stark contrast), the rivalry is nowhere near what it once was. A host of factors (general scheduling conflicts, coaching/admin changes, conference expansion) have rendered the matchup too irregular to bear the weight it once did.
In any event, please go read more here. And thanks to Butler and King for their participation. Again, the podcast with a macro look at Georgia Bulldogs football and the Clemson/Georgia rivalry will be up shortly.
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