Georgia football plays a major top-ten matchup this Saturday. ESPN College Gameday is coming to town, The game is at night, and the game will announced by ESPN A team, Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit. Athens will be the center of the college football universe on Saturday.
The brightest of lights will be placed on Sanford Stadium. Many believe that the atmosphere for this game will be at a fever pitch. It will be, given that it is the last home game of the season, and Georgia’s hopes for a three-peat are on the line. But the topic of crowd noise has taken over the Georgia fanbase on Twitter or X, whatever it is now.
Kirby Smart and many Georgia players have asked those coming to the game to be loud and make a difference. Javon Bullard said about the fans coming to the game on social media.
Usually, when Kirby Smart and the Dawgs ask the fans for anything, the fans not only meet expectations they exceed them. Just last year against Tennessee, Smart asked the Georgia fanbase to be loud, and if they left the game with their voices, they did not do enough for the team. That day, the crowd at Sanford Stadium was the loudest I have ever heard of a stadium. It is safe to say Dawg fans meet Kirby Smart’s expectations.
However, this has led to infighting between the Georgia fanbase on social media. Some fans said last week’s performance by the home crowd was underwhelming, while some thought the crowd was superb. This led some even to post videos of the crowd during the game.
Look, the people in the first post should have been yelling or making some noise. But it was also homecoming and more of a family atmosphere. Whatever the case, this week’s upcoming game is not for those faint of heart. Sanford Stadium should be a place of terrors for Ole Miss this Saturday. If it is not, we fans are the ones to blame. I need to see Ole Miss have at least five false starts Saturday.
The crowd could very well be the difference. It was the difference in 2019 against Notre Dame, 2021 against Arkansas and 2022 against Tennessee. The best fans in college football need to do their part. I think they will. So, if you are going to the game, hydrate yourself with whatever beverage you want and bring a handful of cough drops to use your voice a little more. I did against Tennessee last year, and it was like taking PED for screaming at the top of my lungs.