Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a number of high-profile figures in college football have issued public service announcements or encouraged people to wear masks. Ed Orgeron and Nick Saban did it in the spring, and Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer recently did so with a tweet in that vein.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has discussed the pandemic’s impact on sports multiple times, and governors have huge responsibility as they control much of their states’ policies regarding reopening. Kemp is a Georgia alum and professed Bulldog fan who also played football in high school.
Kemp tweeted his own PSA on Monday and made sure to support the Dawgs while doing so.
Wear your mask, Georgia – and Go Dawgs! pic.twitter.com/3DCXKUjqn9
— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) June 29, 2020
Kemp said on the Paul Finebaum Show in May that it was “too early to tell” if stadiums in Georgia will be full this fall, but it’s never too early to discuss the Bulldogs’ team this fall. They look like a top-five team once again and will battle with rival Florida for the SEC East title.
“Kirby’s doing a great job at Georgia,” Kemp said. “The defense is loaded, and I think the question for us is gonna be on the offensive side of the ball. They’ve got a lot of really new talent coming in and some solid folks coming back, so I think we’ll be able to play with anybody. We’ve just gotta do what Coach says: We’ve gotta get more turnovers than we have and see what happens. It’s gonna be a fun year.”