ATLANTA - The teams have arrived in Atlanta for the CFP National Championship. Georgia and Alabama made their way to the city Friday afternoon.
Fortunately, for the Dawgs this is almost as good as a home game. But just because it is a home game doesn't mean a big is not to be made out of it.
The Georgia Bulldogs made their way down Georgia 316 to Interstate 85, eventually hitting the Downtown Connector all with a police escort and fully decked out buses.
The Dawgs finally arrived at their National Championship home at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Atlanta. There they walked the red carpet to the sound of beating drums.
It was an early night for the Bulldogs as Saturday morning is the start of media day. The cameras will be trained on players as well as the coaches in the biggest game in college football. They then have practice scheduled back in Athens for Saturday afternoon.
"It's going to be incredible. I mean this is huge, you know, not only for the University of Georgia, but for the whole state of Georgia, for Dawg Nation where ever they are at," said Jake Fromm, UGA quarterback.
Georgia players noticed red and black rolled over the Rose Bowl. they noticed their fans in Notre Dame and they expect a loud, proud crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
"You know, to be able to play in our backyard is just really awesome and you know, hopefully, we can come out on top," said Fromm.
"We have the best fans in college football. And Dawg Nation always comes through when we need them. And they came out here to support us, they came in full force and we enjoyed coming out here, seeing our fans, it's a great motivator for us," said Mecole Hardman, Bulldogs wide receiver.
All that is left is to give the fans exactly what they want, their first National Championship in over 35 years.
"There is not a doubt in my mind that we're going to out and work harder than the other team. so, I mean I think it's going to be an opportunity of a lifetime but it is going to be a fun one," said Ben Cleveland, Bulldogs offensive lineman.
Meanwhile, Alabama has played in Atlanta enough times to consider it a second home. The Crimson Tide flew in Friday evening, a short hop from Tuscaloosa.
Media Day is Saturday and then the two teams will break for practice. The game is Monday at 8 p.m.