Governor Deal declares January 5th as 'UGA Football Friday'
Governor Nathan Deal has declared today as 'UGA Football Friday.'
He's encouraging fans to represent the Bulldogs by wearing red and black.
State and local governments in metro Atlanta will close early Monday, January 8th for the College Football National Championship game at Mercedes Benz Stadium.
Georgia, led by Kirby Smart will face Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide in the championship duel.
This is the first time the Dawgs have been to the national championship since 1980.