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'Excruciating at times' | College Football Hall of Fame historian talks Georgia-Alabama and the Dawgs' hunt for a title

Jeremy Swick spoke with 11Alive ahead of the National Championship Game on Monday.

ATLANTA — Georgia and Alabama share a significant recent history - unfortunately for Dawgs fans, all of it going the wrong way.

"How close they've come is something I find interesting, and I think a little bit exciting, I'm sure as a Georgia fan a little bit excruciating," was how Jeremy Swick, the historian and curator at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, put it.

Jeremy spoke to 11Alive this week about the recent run-ins between the Dawgs and Crimson Tide ahead of their latest clash, set to come Monday in the National Championship Game in Indianapolis.

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He touched on subjects including how the national championship wasn't always seen as a major goal for college football teams, how the power in college football shifted from North to South, and even how you get memorabilia and artifacts from a major game like Monday's to put on display at the Hall of Fame.

You can watch his interview below:

To find the recent history of Georgia-Alabama contests - avert your eyes, Dawgs fans - also see below:

  • Dec. 4, 2021, SEC Championship Game: Alabama 41, Georgia 24
  • Oct. 17, 2020: Alabama 41, Georgia 24
  • Dec. 1, 2018, SEC Championship Game: Alabama 35, Georgia 28
  • Jan. 8, 2018, National Championship Game: Alabama 26, Georgia 23 (OT)
  • Oct. 3, 2015: Alabama 38, Georgia 10
  • Dec. 1, 2012, SEC Championship Game: Alabama 32, Georgia 28
  • Sept. 27, 2008: Alabama 41, Georgia 30
  • Last time the Dawgs won this match up >> Sept. 22, 2007: Georgia 26, Alabama 23 (OT)

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