SEC Nation headed to Jacksonville for Florida-Georgia

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Laura Rutledge, Tim Tebow and Louis Murphy, all UF products, laugh earlier this season during the SEC Nation broadcast at the Plaza of the Americas. [Lauren Bacho/Staff photographer]

 SEC Network announced Friday that its weekly traveling show SEC Nation will be making its way to Jacksonville to broadcast from the site of the Florida-Georgia game at TIAA Bank Stadium on Nov. 2.

The No. 7 Gators (7-1/4-1 SEC) and the No. 10-ranked Bulldogs (6-1/3-1 SEC) will meet in a key Southeastern Conference matchup.

For fans making the trip to Jacksonville, details, locations and information about the show will be released next week. Fans are reminded that it is free to attend. SEC Nation will air from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Saturday’s matchup marks the first time since 2008 that Florida (currently No. 7) and Georgia (currently No. 10) will meet when they are both ranked inside the top 10.

Host and UF Alum Laura Rutledge is joined at the SEC Nation desk by Jacksonville native, Heisman Award winner and Gator Great Tim Tebow, along with former LSU defensive lineman Marcus Spears and ESPN radio’s Paul Finebaum. This marks Tebow, Spears and Finebaum’s sixth season with the show, and their fourth-consecutive SEC Network trip to the Florida-Georgia football game.

SEC Nation reporter Lauren Sisler will also travel with the show and report from a variety of game day festivities throughout.

Saturday’s game marks Florida’s 17th appearance on SEC Nation.

Kickoff against Georgia is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on CBS.