Let them play over it!

Jordan Toney

Everyone I’ve talked to over the past week has been collectively upset over one thing, and that’s the fact the Sun Belt changed Georgia Southern to GS and Georgia State to GSU. However, what people need to realize that there is a simple solution to this, and that’s to have both schools play over the U in a football game.

Think about it, the possibilities are truly endless. It could go back and forth between the Georgia Dome and Paulson stadium, because I don’t know about you, but thinking about filling up the Georgia Dome with even half of it’s capacity (roughly 35,000) with dedicated Georgia Southern fans ready to scream, yell, and cheer during the fight of the U is enough to give me chills. Another possibility is having the ESPN College GameDay crew come out to cover it at least once. This would truly help both schools and besides, who doesn’t want to see Lee Corso pick us to obviously win and take back our U?

I understand that this may take a few years to have happen, which of course I’m okay with. I mean, Georgia State can borrow our U for a few years, tarnish it with a few losses, but I think you all know as well as I do, that there can only be one true outcome to this. Besides, if Georgia State thinks it’s the true GSU and Georgia Southern knows it’s the true GSU, would either team really have an issue over playing over it? The U is a privilege and if you’re not brave enough to play for it, then I don’t think you should have the glory and honor of having the U in your name.

Some may think that I’m thinking too much about this, and at the end of the day, we still know that we’re the true GSU, but I think the famous University of Miami had it right from the beginning and I think it’s time that we begin to echo their famous saying, “It’s all about the U.”