The official kickoff to the 2016 college football season began on Thursday, September 1st. And since then, the official ESPN College Football twitter account has tweeted well over 200 times. Fans everywhere are sharing videos, pictures, updates, highlights, cheers, hashtags and of course memes to celebrate the long awaited return of college football. The interesting thing about this weekend was that fans were not just talking about their own team, or even their own conference, but in fact the entirety of college football itself. This weekend did not just mark the start of college football to fans, but the kickoff to the lifestyle change college football brings in the fall. Fans watch more tv, spend more time on football oriented websites and apps, change the focus of their weekend plans, eat more, travel more, spend more money, and over all talk to one another more.
For UGA fans this is a particularly exciting and transitional time due to the welcoming of new head coach Kirby Smart to the field, two top notch quarterbacks, and the monster himself: Nick Chubb.
With a 33-24 victory over the Tar-Heels, excitement flooded the internet. Coach Kirby Smart promptly tweeted about the victory…
But the official UGA snapchat account showed us that he wasn’t so collected after the game.
But we already knew that from his enthusiasm on the sidelines. In fact, this amazing picture of the coach was captured:
…aaaaand quickly turned into memes….
Welcome to UGA Coach!