Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a proclamation on Thursday encouraging state employees and UGA fans all over Georgia to wear red and black this Friday in honor of the Bulldogs’ bid to play in the national title game. The game is to be played Monday, Jan. 8th against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The proclamation states that the Georiga Bulldogs, under the leadership of Coach Kirby Smart, has been the “most memorable” season after defeating the Oklahoma Sooners in the Rose Bowl. The Governor’s proclamation says that ” I hope to join UGA alumni, students, and fans across the nation to celebrate UGA’s first National Championship since the 1981 Sugar Bowl.”
The Governor’s proclamation gives accolades to Butkus Award winner Roquan Smith, running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, Lorenzo Carter for blocking the field goal attempt against Oklahoma, along with a statement of adoration to Warner Robins native and UGA quarterback Jake Fromm for leading Georgia’s offense this year.
Governor Deal went on to congratulate the leadership of 31 seniors and cited Larry Munson by encouraging the Bulldogs to “Hunker it down one more time, and there is just a little more wood to chop in this special season.”