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Blog: The facility arms race (and food fight) at two SEC schools

Georgia tight end Arthur Lynch and offensive lineman Hunter Long got to see how another SEC power program lives when they spent a few days last week in Baton Rouge, La., visiting former Bulldog quarterback Zach Mettenberger at LSU.

“It’s so funny to see another big-time program,” Lynch said. “There’s no animosity.”

Lynch said he swapped stories of the life of a college player with not only Mettenberger, but with Odell Beckham Jr., Jeremy Hill, Connor Neighbors, Jarvis Landry and others.

Lynch got a chance to check out LSU’s indoor facility. Advantage LSU.

LSU players heard that Georgia players get food catered in by Carrabba’s. Advantage Georgia.

“They’ll be like `No way. That’s unbelievable. They just give us like whatever,’” Lynch said. “It’s funny. You think you don’t have the best, but that was just the coolest thing. You think you don’t have the best and the same situations but our perspective is almost the same but from just different scenarios.”

Carrabba’s must really be creating buzz around the Bulldogs’ program.

Former Georgia quarterback Buck Belue (who was kind enough to drop off some Krispy Kreme donuts to the media room Monday but they were gone by the time I was ready to grab a bite) even tweeted this out:
“When I left Athens #UGA this afternoon, looked like Carrabba’s was on site grilling up skewered shrimp & a feast for the ‘Dogs…”

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