Eric Russell

The College Football Capital Of The World

Created on Jul. 23, 2014 8:41 AM EST

I spoke with Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl president and CEO Gary Stokan at the ACC Kickoff, and one of his main talking points was making Atlanta and Georgia the college football capital. 
Here's an excerpt from my article ( 
"I've always had the vision to make Atlanta the college football capital of the world," Stokan said. "I went out to go get the College Football Hall of Fame and move it to Atlanta. We created the kickoff games. There's nobody that will have the College Football Hall of Fame. There is nobody that will have the SECChampionship game other than Atlanta."
He went on to add that even the cities with the ability to match some of the events of Atlanta won't be able to stand toe-to-toe with the city overall.
"There will be other cities that have College Football Playoff games. There will be other cities that have kickoff games. But, to have all of them — nobody has that full caudre of events," he said. 
So which state is really the college football capital?

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