Georgia‘s scheduled recreation in opposition to Vanderbilt on Saturday has been postponed to Dec. 19 due to COVID-19 instances, contact tracing points, accidents and opt-outs throughout the Commodores soccer program.
The sport was scheduled for a 4 p.m. ET kickoff Saturday at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. The competition might be made up if Georgia doesn’t qualify for the SEC championship recreation. The Bulldogs are one recreation behind Florida within the East division and misplaced to the Gators on Nov. 7.
Earlier this week, Vanderbilt interim coach Todd Fitch stated his group had a minimum of 53 gamers with two COVID-19 assessments remaining this week. He additionally acknowledged that some gamers have been contemplating opting out after coach Derek Mason was fired Sunday.
“There’s been a pair guys we have talked to,” Fitch stated Tuesday. “I haven’t got any specifics proper now on the place we’re at with all that. However there’s discussions which were occurring the final 24 hours or so with a few of the gamers. Later within the week, we’ll have a greater thought of the place we’re at with all of the numbers and the place we’re sitting at. It is an emotional time, and when this stuff occur on a workers, there is a response instantly. So we’re attempting to show endurance, talk with our guys.”
The Commodores may also make up a beforehand postponed recreation in opposition to Tennessee. The Commodores (0-8) have by no means completed a season with a winless file.
The No. 8 Bulldogs (6-2) are anticipated to make up a beforehand postponed highway recreation at Missouri.