ATHENS - Vanderbilt's visit to Georgia on Sept. 22, otherwise known as the James Franklin-Todd Grantham rematch, will be a night game.
The SEC announced on Monday that Vandy-Georgia will kick off at 7:45 p.m. ET, and be broadcast on ESPN2.
Vanderbilt has started the year 0-2, with close losses to South Carolina and Northwestern. The Commodores were picked to finish sixth in the SEC East in the preseason media poll.
But what happened at the end of last year's Georgia win at Vanderbilt stands out as the major storyline entering this game.
Franklin and Grantham got into a shouting match at midfield, a confrontation that has received many views on YouTube and other web sites. Franklin was angry at Georgia safety Shawn Williams - who would receive an SEC suspension for the first half of Georgia's next game - and Grantham stepped in.
Back in May at SEC meetings, Franklin said he had respect for Grantham, and that both coaches were simply defending their players. Grantham, meanwhile, has been a bit more tight-lipped about the incident.
Meanwhile, there is a growing chance that Georgia will have some marquee TV games over the next month:
- The Sept. 29 game against Tennessee, which is in Athens, could be a matchup of unbeatens. That game time is due to be announced a week from today. If Tennessee beats Florida on Saturday, and Georgia takes care of business against Florida Atlantic, then there is a distinct chance CBS will choose that as its 3:30 game.
The other SEC games on Sept. 29: Missouri at UCF, Arkansas at Texas A&M, Ole Miss at Alabama, South Carolina at Kentucky, Towson at LSU.
- Then there is Georgia's visit to South Carolina on Oct. 6. Both teams stand a decent chance of being unbeaten at that point, and one or both could be in the top 5. Georgia's most difficult game, on paper, is Tennessee, and South Carolina's is at home against Missouri.
The other SEC games on Oct. 6: LSU at Florida, Texas A&M at Ole Miss, Arkansas at Auburn, Mississippi State at Kentucky, Vanderbilt at Missouri. That LSU-Florida game would clearly be the top competition to Georgia-South Carolina for the CBS game.