Dogs fans want top teams in Athens

While scheduler Arthur Johnson confirmed to the Athens Banner-Herald that UGA has been approached about playing a nonconference game in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome in 2010, it’s apparently still not a done deal. Johnson said the Dogs, who travel to Colorado that season, still have two schedule spots to fill for 2010, “preferably at home.” Sounds like Georgia’s not going to jump on that dome offer unless it’s really sweet.

In the meantime, Johnson told the ABH, the New Mexico State Aggies have accepted an eye-opening payday of $925,000 to come to Athens for a Nov. 5 game in 2011, between the Florida and Auburn games. That’s the most UGA has ever bribed, er, paid a visiting team, but that’s apparently what schedule fodder costs these days. This will be the Aggies’ fourth trip to Athens, with the Dogs having posted big wins over them in 2002, 2000 and 1995. 

That will make for a less than compelling schedule in 2011, when the Dogs’ nonconference slate also will include Louisville and Coastal Carolina in addition to the Trade School, and the rotating SEC schedule has us playing the two Mississippi schools that year. 

So far, UGA’s effort in recent seasons to branch out from mostly playing designated losers with directional names in bolstering its nonconference schedule has produced middling results, with the likes of Boise State, Colorado, Okie State, Arizona State and, a few years down the road, Clemson. But in talking with Dog fans, I hear a definite yearning for the program to kick it up a notch and schedule a top name, preferably to a home-and-home deal, not a one-off in Atlanta.

The team mentioned most often by fans? Easy. Texas (where it’s still 10 to 9). Apparently a lot of the Bulldog Nation would like to see the Dogs matched up with the Longhorns and wouldn’t mind a trip to Austin at all. Other names that come up frequently in such conversations include Michigan (the Dogs were last in Ann Arbor for Vince Dooley’s major upset in 1965) and Oklahoma. USC’s Trojans, not so much. What with the distance involved, that seems like a better bowl match. 

Speaking of bowl games, Collegefootballnews.com has come up with a fanciful “way too early” set of predictions for the coming season’s BCS bowl matchups, which you can read here

And while on the subject of the BCS, I’m not a fan of that very flawed system of picking a national college football champion, but I know one thing for sure: Getting Congress involved isn’t a good idea. You probably read about last week’s hearing held by a House subcommittee in which a Republican congressman from Texas threatened the BCS with legislation preventing it from calling its title game a “national” championship unless it starts moving toward a playoff system. 

Like most fans, of course, I’d prefer a playoff to the current mess involving polls and computer rankings, but the real problem with Congress getting involved is all the talk about how the BCS, controlled by the major conferences, isn’t a fair way to divvy up the spoils. This is prompted mostly by the Mountain West folks, still pouting over Utah not being in the most recent championship game. A Mountain West Conference rep called the current distribution of money “grossly inequitable.”

I’m sorry, but all college football conferences aren’t created equal, and while the best Mountain West team can occasionally whip a good SEC or Big 12 team, the level of play in the also-ran conferences isn’t up to what the big boys play. As the ACC’s John Swofford, current head of the BCS, told the Congressional panel, the current system “represents the marketplace.” 

Eventually, the marketplace (the TV audience) will make its preference for a playoff heard loudly enough that the college presidents and bowls (the forces against a playoff) will have to come up with something along those lines. It may take a while and it no doubt won’t be a perfect system, but it’s likely to be a lot better than anything that Congressional meddlers can come up with. 

Bulldog Bites: UGA’s men’s golf team is the No. 1 seed for the NCAA Regional that will be held next week in Sorrento, Fla. The Dogs and 13 other teams will compete at the Red Tail Golf Club May 14-16 for the chance to go to the NCAA Championship May 26-30 at the Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, Ohio. … While the Diamond Dogs were imploding last week, the softball team finished out its regular season with three wins and saw sophomore Taylor Schlopy named SEC player of the week and senior Christie Hamilton selected as pitcher of the week. The softball Bulldogs enter postseason play with a 39-9 record. … Mark Richt told the Banner-Herald that he’s content with keeping an indoor practice facility on the back burner while training, weight and recruiting facilities at the Butts-Mehre building are upgraded. … Collegefootballnews.com also has come up with a ranking of the best programs for producing running backs, and UGA comes in third behind USC and Auburn. Check it out here.

222 comments Add your comment

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
10:32 am

Oooohh.. I hope we can win at golf….

Right On Time

May 5th, 2009
10:47 am

NEW MEXICO STATE????? NEW MEXICO STATE?????

For a million bucks you can get…NEW MEXICO STATE.

Happy stinking Cinco De Mayo. Give me a break.

Why not just schedule GEORGIA STATE?!?! It gives them exposure and the pay could be cut in half.

I am so looking forward to Coastal Carolina and Louisville and then New Mexico State…yippee!! I will now double my check to the Hartman Fund.

ReptilesRule

May 5th, 2009
11:37 am

Since Florida and Georgia both play a neutral site game every year in Jax, it would be hard to schedule games away from your home stadium too often. We would love to have the Gators play here in Tampa every year, and even if it was New Mexico State, the place would be packed and would be a bowl type atmosphere. But, UF and UGA don’t keep spending millions of dollars constantly upgrading their stadiums so they can play more away games in a neutral site.

Cuz

May 5th, 2009
11:54 am

Louisville may put up a fight, it depends on the year how well that team does.

All that cash for New Mexico State? Well this schedule will be sure to please the ticket holders. I guess the Eastern Pennsylvannia State Fighting Amish were booked. Well their cheerleaders are not much to look at with those long dresses and bonnets. Although that mascot with the Abe Lincoln beard looks kinda cool.

Ed

May 5th, 2009
12:11 pm

New Mexico State, Coastal Carolina…sheez.

As for the BCS, I don’t care if they keep it the way it is, as long as we acknowledge that there really isn’t such a thing as a D-1 national champ.

You can’t have a national championship that involves a vote and a computer, and if anyone was a national champ last year, it was Utah, who went undefeated, won their conference, and dominated their BCS conf. opponent in a major bowl.

Schools like Utah, Boise State, and TCU, despite proving in recent years that they can beat schools like Alabama, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Texas Tech, are shut out before the opening kickoff of the season. It’s time we recognize this system for the political farce that it is. I’ll say the same thing when the stars align and Georgia “wins” one, as well.

I suggest this: For mythical national championship purposes, divide D-1 into two subdivisions: BCS schools compete against each other under the current format for the BCS national title (which makes sense, since that is what’s happening now, anyway)

The remaining teams (MWC, MAC, WAC, and the like) can compete for another national title, say, the AP title. Everyone can still compete against each other, teams like Utah and Boise State can still play in major bowls, but at the end, crown the BCS champ and the top non-BCS school based on the AP poll, or something like that. Under this sytem, Florida and Utah would have been co-national champs last year. Can anyone look at last year’s results and conclude that would have been an unfair outcome? Anyone who watched Florida play ‘Bama and then Utah play ‘Bama might question whether Florida would even beat Utah head-to-head. I’d sure like to hear an Alabama player’s opinion on which opponent was better.

If you want to make it really interesting, play one extra game – a true national championship game between the BCS winner and non-BCS winner. I think a Florida-Utah matchup would have drawn a lot of interest, and it would be hard to argue against the legitimacy of the winner.

It’s time for the greatest sport in the world – college football – to stop making a joke of itself.

Tom

May 5th, 2009
12:19 pm

I simply don’t understand scheduling teams from outside the U.S.

RealDawg

May 5th, 2009
12:47 pm

Why not Old Mexico State? Oh, the whole pig virus thing may get in the way.

Voice of Reason

May 5th, 2009
12:48 pm

huh? outside th U.S.? who?

Voice of Reason

May 5th, 2009
12:50 pm

Question. Besides O.J. Simpson Reggie Bush and Lendale White, what other running backs has USC produced to be the number 1 producer of RBs?

Can't have it both ways...

May 5th, 2009
12:51 pm

New Mexico St, eh? Nothing to too excited about, but let me say this. For the author who brings up “middling results” from UGA reaching out to distant, different non-conf. opponents, let me say this. Who knew that Colorado was gonna be a bust these past few years (though they almost beat us)? Did you? No one did. The same goes for ASU and OK St. Good intentions by UGA, but bad luck getting a team that was high-profiled at the time. Personally, I’m very satisfied with their efforts. Would I like to see a Texas-UGA game? Certainly. But, the effort on UGA is there, and I do think better than “middling” results will come.

Keep in mind also, I’ve heard the same people get on this blog and b%tch about how hard next year’s schedule is. So, be careful what you wish for.

Cuz

May 5th, 2009
1:12 pm

Okie State appears loaded for bear this year. May be rough sailing in Stillwater.

LifelongDawg

May 5th, 2009
1:18 pm

Voice of Reason, I think the team “outside the U.S. is a reference to the immigration problem in New Mexico, and the reconquista that is taking place.

USC had Ricky Bell, Marcus Allen, Charles White, Anthony Davis, and Mike Garrett. Maybe not great pros, but excellent college backs.

KNelson

May 5th, 2009
1:21 pm

No wonder Georgia goes 4-0 each year. They pay for teams to come to Athens in order to get a W.

JB

May 5th, 2009
1:32 pm

New Mexico State is Disappointing . I would love to play UCLA, Washington State, Notre Dame, Boston College or Virginia Tech.

OZZFEST

May 5th, 2009
1:32 pm

(I AM A SEASON TICKET HOLDER.) THIS IS GETTING TO THE POINT OF STUPIDITY. WHAT KIND OF IDIOT WOULD PAY A CRAP TEAM LIKE NEW MEXICO STATE A MILLION DOLLARS? HERE WE GO AGAIN, DAMON…I ASKED YOU PERSONALLY WHEN YOU WERE GOING TO SCHEDULE A POWER…AND YOU SAID SOMETHING WAS IN THE WORKS. OF COURSE IF I WERE DON LEEBURN, I COULD GET AN ANSWER…BUT I ONLY MAKE $120,000 A YEAR SO I JUST GET LIED TO! THIS WAS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO GET A NAME-BRAND-MAJOR-TEAM HOME & HOME, AND ONCE AGAIN UGA FAILS MISERABLY. WHAT DOES IT TAKE…DO WE HAVE TO START CHARGING $100 FOR TICKETS? OH NO WAIT WE ALREADY HAVE THAT IN OSU. (YES, I BOUGHT TWO.) THIS IS A JOKE AND SHOULD ANGER ALL GEORGIA FANS.

theTruth

May 5th, 2009
1:34 pm

OSU will be at top 10 team when we play them this year. Boise St was a top 15 team when they came to Athens. Georgia plays the TOUGHEST OOC schedule this year in the entire country. OSU, ASU, and GTech. Colorado had just won the big 12 north when they were scheduled. Looking ahead, Clemson and Oregon could be very good but you never know.

Teams like FLA are the ones that have a cupcake schedule. UGA tried to schedule Michigan twice (including last year) but they wouldn’t come to an agreement. I would love to see Michigan/OSU/UT/Penn St in Athens.

JMar

May 5th, 2009
1:36 pm

I agree that early season games should maybe be scheduled against tougher teams. Sometimes you schedule a team when they’re at the top – e.g., Arizona State, Louisville – and when it actually comes time to play them, they stink. Sometimes teams are far better than you expected when you scheduled them – e.g., Oklahoma State. But that’s strictly for early season games.

Would I like to see a UGA – Texas game? Yes. Would I like to see UGA play Florida, then Texas, then Auburn in three straight games? Are you insane? You’re setting the team up to lose big time when you have that kind of schedule, and that’s far less entertaining (in the short or long term) than watching them play NMSU.

Cuz

May 5th, 2009
1:40 pm

Not going to be alot of TV games in 2011. I think I will go ahead and buy the batteries for my radio.

KNelson

May 5th, 2009
1:45 pm

Georgia plays the toughest OOC schedule in the Country? Hahahahahahahahahaha. Please !

Native Atlantan

May 5th, 2009
1:48 pm

Opponents like Samford and Gardner Webb is why we have Georgia Tech around.

MiltonDawg

May 5th, 2009
1:49 pm

Damon is a moron! You want to be a National College Power, you need to play games that fans will enjoy and are great matchups. That’s like when Florida play Panama City Community College. It’s not too late to change it is it? Schedule another PAC-10 team like Washington or Oregon.

jaxdawg

May 5th, 2009
1:51 pm

I’m glad to see Georgia toning the OOC schedule down a little. I mean, come on, why do we need to schedule tough OOC games year in and year out when no one else in the SEC does?? Our 2011 schedule is starting to resemble that of the Florida Gaytors. They had a weak OOC schedule last year and look where it got them.

Can you say, UGA Nat’l Champs 2011?!?!

Go Dawgs!

RedandBlack

May 5th, 2009
1:52 pm

It is very disappointing to see the caliber of oompetition that is signed up for the 2011 season. The University of Georgia should seek better opponents to complete their football schedule in future years. Competition needs to be distiguished and recognizable. This looks like an Auburn or an Alabama schedule. Lets go Dogs! Book some good ones!! Go Dogs!!!

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 5th, 2009
1:53 pm

“Can you say, UGA Nat’l Champs 2011?!?!”BHHHWAAAAHHHHAAAHHAAAA!!!!

…no but you will anyway.

Native Atlantan

May 5th, 2009
1:54 pm

For all the people who love that UF game in Jacksonville, New Mexico State are the fruits of the labor. If you played the UF game home and home, that would open up both SEC powers for major home and homes. How many times do the Gators leave the state?

You could sell two for one and three for one deals to MWC, MAC, WAC and smaller Big East schools. What a concept!!! Improve your OOC schedule, quality opponents coming in and not have to buy directional schools for almost a million dollars & guarantee atleast seven games in Athens per year while getting more money.

But no, I’m sure Damon Evans and the fat cats on the board love using those high dollar boats, luxury condos and homes down on the S. Georgia coast. The heck with doing what’s best for UGA and college football…those overpaid board people need to take care of themselves.

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
1:54 pm

We’re getting bashed for our occ schedule? Go look at Floriduh’s….

RedGADawg

May 5th, 2009
1:55 pm

This announcement smells of puppy poop! Home games are TN, Vandy, Miss State in conference and get excited Coastal Carolina, New Mexico State, Louisville and GA Tech. I hope all these teams are better in two years as of now there may only be one top 25 among them, I believe Paul Johnson can look good in the ACC. Not much value for the entertainment dollar with this schedule. May stay home and put money in big HDTV.

KNelson

May 5th, 2009
1:55 pm

Tennessee plays UCLA and Florida in the first 3 weeks of the season ! Georgia your schedule is pathetic year after year.

jaxdawg

May 5th, 2009
2:02 pm

We definitely won’t overlook the TRADE SCHOOL in 2011. They should be our toughest OOC game of the year…oh, nevermind, we play Lousiville!

The schedule should set up nice for us…

Native Atlantan

May 5th, 2009
2:03 pm

KNelson, who is your team? It probably wouldn’t be too difficult to bash their schedule….or league. Gee, let me guess….a team who has beat their state rival once on eight years?

Otto

May 5th, 2009
2:05 pm

WTF is right. Look at UF’s schedule. Hopefully Louiseville can rebuild by then.

Denver Dog

May 5th, 2009
2:07 pm

It apparently doesn’t matter now does it. Penn State for years has loaded up with Lehigh, Temple etc, it is ok when they do it. Ohio State loads up against Ohio U, Bowling Green etc. It seems as if it doesn’t matter no does it. Ok State, Arizona State, Ga Tech, looks pretty good to me. Why all the whining. Going to Colorado, the last I checked,they shared a national championship with Ga Tech, and they played a real schedule. Must not be true UGA fans to do all that whining.

BJohnDawg

May 5th, 2009
2:08 pm

KNelson…you are full of it. You play UCLA a team that cannot win in it’s own conference. But they can sure beat Tenn.As for Florida, everyone in the EAST Division plays Florida.

However, Damon you guys get an F on this one. And I am a Big Dawg fan.
Fans are tired of the scheduling of New Mexico State, Coastal Carolina. Just because other schools do does not mean Georgia should.Let Alabama schedule and get beat by the LA-Monroe’s of the world. I would rather go to Ann Arbor or Austin or LA to play USC, then these teams that are push overs for a win.

I dont expect to play Michigan or Ohio State between Florida and Auburn, I just expect us to play them sometime. And Texas too. If we cannot get to the BCS champ game, then do it the 12 game schedule for Pete’s sake.

I need a drink.

Denver Dog

May 5th, 2009
2:10 pm

Hey Tech Fans, maybe we can get Garner Webb, and Wingate on our schedule and that will make us have a tough schedule. Pull up your panties Tech folks. As they say down at the varsity tech boys, don’t throw rocks if you live in outhouses.

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
2:14 pm

KNelson, what do you think UT’s record will be after the first two weeks of the year? Action, reaction. Not rocket science. For heaven’s sakes, someone pull SC & Florida’s schedules. Two losses & you are done in the BCS. Looks like UT will be done by end of September.

slimpickens

May 5th, 2009
2:15 pm

Bill, Can we play your school Tech, twice?

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
2:18 pm

I would put Clemson back on the schedule, maybe throw in a Pitt or Mizzou. There is no way I would schedule Texas or Oklahomo in the regular season. Ohio State??? Brang it, Suckeyes have proved in more than one case that they don’t belong on the same field as the SEC. But no way in hell I’d put the Longhorns or the Sooners on there. Lets win out & hope to get them in January….

Gummy Bears...Bouncing here and there and everywhere....THEY ARE THE GUMMY BEARS!!!!

May 5th, 2009
2:18 pm

Can we play devry?

Big B CH 99

May 5th, 2009
2:18 pm

Most of the SEC is scared to play tough OOC, b/c if they played teams from other good conferences (Big 12) & that Conference beat them people might start to say that the other Conf. is the best in the country, but we won’t ever have to worry about that b/c the SEC ain’t gonna play good OOC competition.

JP

May 5th, 2009
2:18 pm

Seriously?!?! Why are people complaining?!? Think about the run of Florida then Texas then Auburn…I dont care how good that team is, that kind of schedule is setting yourself up for disaster. Get over it people.

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
2:23 pm

Let’s put this into some perspective, say you are an avid golfer. You want to lower your handicap by 10 strokes over the course of a summer. Do you go play Augusta National or Pinehurst every round? Absolutely not. You may be a better golfer, but your score will not reflect that. Same with UGA. Of course we could schedule the big boys (even though we play a few every year in conference play). Drop one of the OCC games & we’re toast. Because there is a very high probability we’ll drop at least one SEC game throughout the year.

BoiseDawg

May 5th, 2009
2:26 pm

Voice of Reason: Answer to your question… Hard to argue that USC is not Running Back U. In addition to OJ Simpson, Reggie Bush and LenDale White… you forgot Mike Garrett, Charles White, Anthony Davis and Marcus Allen. I count 5 Heisman Trophy winning RBs in that bunch and I believe Anthony Davis finished 2nd in the Heisman voting. Any schools out there that have 5 Heisman winning RB’s? I doubt it.

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
2:26 pm

Big B – None of the major conference powerhouses schedule tough OCC games. And if they do, it’s usually a home & home then it’s off the schedule. Sometimes it happens by accident, for instance South Florida a few years ago, Boise every few years. But for the most part, the major conferences let their conference games count for their strength of schedule.

Bill King

May 5th, 2009
2:27 pm

I don’t think anyone is really advocating putting a team like Texas in the New Mexico State November slot between Florida and Auburn. But devoting one of the early-season nonconference dates to a team like that would be a big upgrade for the schedule.

rick

May 5th, 2009
2:29 pm

I for one would rather go to Athens and see a Dawg win rather than a lost.An SEC schedule is enough.Forget about all these urealistic expectations with a tough out of conference schedule. The Dawgs will never win a MNC playing these tough out of confernce opponents.

Johnny DangerDawg

May 5th, 2009
2:29 pm

If we do play a top team like Texas, let’s please make it a home-and-away. Let’s not reduce our number of home games to go play in Atlanta. Also, I know Dawg fans would love a roadtrip to Austin, the *second-best* college town in America!

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
2:30 pm

Bill, it would be a big upgrade for the fans. Not necessarily for any NC hopes we may or may not have for that particular season. You know our Dawgs are slow starters under Richt, usually not playing our best ball until late in the season. If we were to do it I would bump Yech from the final spot (hell with rival week, I mean, considering they’re not really a rival…).

reservoirDAWG

May 5th, 2009
2:30 pm

I’m torn on this one. Just more reason for a playoff.

Stephen

May 5th, 2009
2:32 pm

This article said virtually nothing that wasn’t the complete opposite of the truth:
1) UGA’s OOC schedule is/has been/will be very ambitious. See “Can’t Have It Both Ways…”
2) No UGA fan that understands anything past ranting would make an argument against New Mexico State (unless the argument was “Between Auburn and UF?? That should be a BYE). UGA fans want to win a championship and that isn’t done by losing to UF or Auburn. The chance of losing either of those games increases exponentially with the difficulty of the games around them.
3) UGA playing UT or UM or USC? WHY? What UGA fan wants to see that happen anywhere other than a BCS game? Think strategically here folks.

Go Dawgs.

IwannaForget

May 5th, 2009
2:34 pm

That 2000 game was a doozie. For some reason I decided to get to that game early that morning & drink like it was 1999. Very long & interesting story short, I lost alot of money, made a complete ass of myself, accidentally damaged property so I was told, womanized every female I saw, & didn’t feel right for the next few days. I also had a “My name is Earl” size list of apologies to hand out after it was all said & done. Every time I hear about New Mexico State I kinda cringe.

Matt

May 5th, 2009
2:36 pm

I’m fine with it. Why schedule tough teams when you dont have to? We already play a tough SEC schedule. Look at FU’s schedule this year..it’s more pathetic!

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
2:36 pm

Ah Stephen-san, you have great knowledge of Dawg ambition. Veddy good.

AltamahaDawg

May 5th, 2009
2:37 pm

Knelson, yea, that takes real balls to go out and schedule that game with Fl. Still dodging my question I see.

BoiseDawg

May 5th, 2009
2:38 pm

Scheduling Oklahoma State and Arizona State in the same year is probably a little much, especially given we play Arkansas, Auburn and LSU in the west this year. But at a minimum we should be scheduling at least one team (in addition to Tech) from a major conference as a home/away every year. I for one would prefer that team be a Big 12, Big 10 or Pac 10 power over Clemson… nothing against Clemson, just like a little variety. If we want to pay to bring in a WAC team, why not Fresno St. Hawaii or Boise St?… at least make it a respectable WAC team.

pdawg

May 5th, 2009
2:38 pm

This blog sounds more like a blog Moore will write not Bill King….wondering if Moore is off today….just saying

Say no to NMSU

May 5th, 2009
2:41 pm

Bill,

Lets face it. UGA will never schedule a top 5 or 10 team as an early noncon foe. CMR said as much in an article with the AJC a year ago when asked if UGA would ever schedule a USC, etc. His exact verbatim reply was “Um, no. I don’t think we want to do that.”. And while I know Damon Evans is the AD who actually does the scheduling we all know CMR has a big say in the scheduling.

I think its obvious from what we’ve seen that he and Damon Evans are satisfied with scheduling good, middle tier teams like Ok St, Az State, Louisville, etc but that we will never actually step up to the plate and schedule someone that is a regular bcs conference champion. We could have had Va Tech which has won the ACC 3 of the last 5 years in an opener and instead we let Bammers take them.

As long as we continue to schedule good midlevel but certainly beatable teams and avoid the true big boys in each conference we will forever lag the truly big time programs.

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
2:41 pm

I thought they fired Terrance Moore?

Fools Gold

May 5th, 2009
2:42 pm

Why dosent mutt nations football team play that school that borders its northeast corner. Um North Carolina seems a better notch than a New Mexico or a Coastal… but then again this is expected from a Fools Gold football program.

PTC DAWG

May 5th, 2009
2:42 pm

Only an idiot would question our scheduling of late. I can’t believe the AJC blogger is now questioning it. Get a grip..

Who else would you propose between FU and AU? Are you so called UGA fans really that dense?

Rob

May 5th, 2009
2:43 pm

What’s the big deal? Everybody schedules a couple of cream-puffs every year. Florida played The Citadel late in their schedule last year. They ran the score up on them unmercifully and then went on the win the NC.

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
2:43 pm

Dude, if Bammer is stupid enough to continue scheduling like they are, let them. It’s only a matter of time before it bites them in the ass.

Clay

May 5th, 2009
2:43 pm

Bring some very exciting teams to Athens to play the Dawgs such as, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Penn State, Florida State, Miami and Ohio State. Bring them to ATHENS not Atlanta!!! Stadium holds nearly 20,000 people more than the Georgia Dome and Athens is a great college atmosphere! Not Atlanta!!!!

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
2:48 pm

Fools Gold, why don’t you worry about beating UNC & let us talk about our own schedule. What was the score? 28-7?

playoffs are not conference vs. conference

May 5th, 2009
2:51 pm

they should be designed to find the best TEAM in the country. Utah whipped up on Bama last year. Why can’t they have a shot? George Mason made it to the final four. Cal State Fullerton goes to Omaha nearly every year. I’m sick of the greed that these state and federally funded BCS programs display. It’s a sport not a business…. or is it?

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
2:51 pm

Clay, to hell with bringing them to Athens. We need to play them in New Orleans, Pasadena, Glendale or Miami…. Not in Athens….

Gators eat boogers

May 5th, 2009
2:53 pm

Look at Uf’s schedule this year. What a joke!!!!

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
2:55 pm

You can’t just say it’s a sport not a business with the revenue these schools generate based off athletics alone. That is kind of a naive statement. It takes a ton of money to field these teams, plane tickets, room & board, food, equipment…

jaglaw

May 5th, 2009
2:56 pm

hey, as much as I hate to say it, the Truth and jax dawg are right. UF has a cupcake schdule and have for the past few seasons. If we play Texas and loose by a point, and UF beats Southeast Central Florida Technical College by 100 points, we have a loss and they dont. thus, they play for the NC and we get a pat on the back for having a entertaining schedule. until some of the voters start acknowledging the teams with a difficult schedule, the teams UGA plays OOC will be easy. It is sad because it takes away from the regular season. OH wait, thats all college football has,..”regular season”… we need a playoff.

theTruth

May 5th, 2009
3:05 pm

KNellie, once again an idiot. Let’s see, OSU, ASU, Gtech. Name ONE school that has a tougher OOC. TN? Yeah, UCLA (didn’t you LOSE to them last year) OHIO, WESTERN KY, and Memphis? That is a joke just like you are. Maybe we should schedule cupcakes like Wyoming on our schedule for easy wins. Oh wait…….

theTruth

May 5th, 2009
3:07 pm

jaglaw, you are correct. Just like last year, that schedule caught up with UGA. It was ranked as the #1 toughest schedule and UGA got beat up on injuries.

Jake

May 5th, 2009
3:08 pm

If the SEC schedule was like the ACC, PAC 10, or Big 10 schedule we probably would go out and find Top 10 teams for Non-conf games! Like it is now we do play 4 top tens as it is. However, the last time I looked Okl St will be in the pre-season Top 10

PMC

May 5th, 2009
3:09 pm

I have no idea the difficulty it takes to build a college schedule… but this is not a matchup anyone other than New Mexico State should be excited about.

Thanks for calling it to our attention.

Reebok

May 5th, 2009
3:13 pm

Tech fan here. I was quick to give the Dogs their props for lining up a very tough schedule this year, and I am sorry to see it’s back to the same old Directional-School crap in 2011. As a veteran of the Gardner-Webb debacle, I’ll tell you that scheduling teams that you are expected to beat the crap out of cannot help you long-term. See you on the Flats in November…

Reebok

May 5th, 2009
3:15 pm

OK, one small caveat to my previous post…with a 12-game schedule, plus a bowl game and possibly a conference championship game, maybe it does make sense to schedule one glorified scrimmage to work the kinks out or give your team a breather mid-season. But Coastal Carolina & East West Mexico Tech in the same year…?

gtforever

May 5th, 2009
3:16 pm

UGA, what a JOKE!

Jake

May 5th, 2009
3:18 pm

Reebok, You guys have Jacksonville St and Duke? What are these games?

Voice of Reason

May 5th, 2009
3:19 pm

thanks for the answers guys. I didn’t realize there were that many from USC. Pretty impressive by USC.

KNelson- can you name a school with a tougher OOC schedule?? If not, then I guess you admit, by default, that UGA’s is the toughest!

OldTech

May 5th, 2009
3:20 pm

As a Ga Tech fan who lives in what is primarily UGA & Auburn territory, I have attended many meeting with representatives from the athletic departments of those two schools. I have asked these representatives point blank about their non-conference scheduling. The answer has always been, “We can sellout our stadium whoever we play and the economic impact of having 7-8 home games is too large to ignore” In other words, if we play the teams we want to play, they will want home-and-home contracts and we will not be able to play 8 home games a year. Auburn and UGA are “forced” to play 4 away SEC games per year and do not want the home field sitting empty any more Saturdays than absolutely necessary. So they schedule New Mexico State and pay them big bucks to come to the slaughter. But at $40+ per ticket for 90,000+ seats, or over $3.5 million dolaars in tickets sales, plus concessions, local business impact at restaurants, hotels, parking, etc. $925,000 seems a reasonable price to pay. That is why UGA, Auburn, Florida and other schools who can sell out they stadiums regardless of the competition will not play more than one quality non-conference game per year.

Voice of Reason

May 5th, 2009
3:21 pm

gtforever- you shouldn’t call UGA a joke for scheduling cupcake teams. GT is a cupcake team. (yes I know, you guys beat us this past year. Even a blind squirrel will find a nut every now and then)

DawgGirl32

May 5th, 2009
3:22 pm

“As long as we continue to schedule good midlevel but certainly beatable teams and avoid the true big boys in each conference we will forever lag the truly big time programs.”

Scheduling cupcakes hasn’t seemed to hurt Florida much…

Tom

May 5th, 2009
3:22 pm

“Georgia fans are passionate, but let’s face it….they’re not the brightest fans. Passionate, but not bright”.

- Eric Zeier, November 21, 2001

Bostonian

May 5th, 2009
3:24 pm

BC would beat GA. Have before and will again. GA will be 8-3 this season

Voice of Reason

May 5th, 2009
3:24 pm

very educational OldTech… thanks.

jaglaw

May 5th, 2009
3:26 pm

I am reminded of FSU when they first joined the ACC, a pathetic conference AT THAT TIME (emphasis added) and FSU had a 3 to 4 game season. they played bigf teams OOC and walked through their conference. I know that is no longer the case, but dont be suprised if one of the better MAC conference teams do the same in the ucoming years.
I can see it now, Utah or Boise State beats a UCLA, MIss.State, Notre DAme and walks through their conference….next up..National champs.

Voice of Reason

May 5th, 2009
3:30 pm

The only reference to that Zeier quote on google is a reference back to the AJC blog where a GT fan has said it before. Where, and to whom did he say this Tom? (reference)

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
3:31 pm

LOL!!!! posting as gtforever saying “UGA, what a JOKE!” Now that is funny!!!

Right On Time

May 5th, 2009
3:32 pm

Stephen, Matt, PTC, etc.,

First, I assure you I am a UGA fan through and through and only mildly crazy.

Now, this announcement about playing NEW MEXICO STATE in 2011 was dissapointing for multiple reasons: 1. It costs almost a mil., 2. It is a boring, boring game, 3. It is a step backwards from the previous steps taken in serious team scheduling.

I understand the need to have either an off week before or after the fla game, and I understand that if you get the bye before fla it is adventageous to schedule a weaker team for the week between fal and auburn (Troy in 2007). I am also aware that an SEC schedule is tough on it’s own. I have seen other schools schedules. I don’t pay to see those games. I pay to see UGA.

Now, I think the #1 revenue driving Athletic Department in the country should reward it’s loyal donors and sponsors with some good, fresh, competative entertainment. I, for one, think UGA SHOULD schedule top tier teams and should EXPECT to win those games. I have heard how the Jax game dictates the need for 6 home games which negates any chance of playing a major home/home. Then change that. If the Dawgs of 2002 or 2007 had a victory against one of the teams mentioned above, their SOS may have put them into the BCSCG. AZ ST, Colorado, OkST were all good starts and I was happy. But Louisville and MEW MEXICO STATE are like playing West Virginia in the Sugar Bowl and look how that turned out. There is something to be said for team buy in also.

UGA should take the attitude of anybody, anytime. So should the fans.

pdawg

May 5th, 2009
3:32 pm

That makes a lot of sense…..Terence Moore is fired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! King i hope you will not be the next Terence Moore here…..sorry if you have to blog like he did to……..anyways

Voice of Reason

May 5th, 2009
3:33 pm

Bostonian- will one of our games be cancelled and the bowl game not happen this year. We play 12 games plus a bowl game and 8 and 3 only add up to 11 slick. How long ago did BC beat UGA?

jaglaw- Notre Dame doesn’t have a conference.

Rob

May 5th, 2009
3:33 pm

Last year, UF had Citadel, Hawaii & Miami on their schedule and beat them a combined 152-32! So, how does scheduling teams you are supposed to beat the crap out of hurt you in the long run? It doesn’t freakin matter. Stick to the books techies, y’all don’t know football!

pdawg

May 5th, 2009
3:33 pm

By the way guys check out Florida’s schedule last year and see if it pays to schedule like they do

athensdawg

May 5th, 2009
3:35 pm

Why not put clempson back on the schedule permanently? That would be a start. Our athletic department is a bunch of weenies. We don’t want to play anyone – we can’t give up the extra game – blah blah blah. All about money…..for god’s sake, go play some people that are good.

Yeah, this “representative marketplace” we have is real good…it has UGA and USC play overmatched opponents instead of facing each other in Pasadena. Why? Well….we have heard all the excuses……..

I’m tired of watching the same ole teams play in the BCS every year….and then listening to the hours of justification by whomever has the broadcast contract about why the BCS is an effective system.

Artie

May 5th, 2009
3:36 pm

Mark it down…UGA gets taken to the wood shed by the ‘Pokes in Stillwater!!!

Oledawg

May 5th, 2009
3:41 pm

Where did Tee Martin go to coach this year? I thought it was NMSt. If so, I’m surprised the Vol’s fans haven’t said anything. Is there a connection and will they use the trip to show recruits that they will stand up to mighty UGA? Don’t forget Central Michigan, UAB, Ga Southern and other “cream puffs” that played bloody nose-to-nose football for 4 qtrs. Let other teams scream about a weak ooc schedule. Fellow Dawg fans, keep it to a low ebb and volume. Appalachian State/Michigan ring a bell?

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
3:44 pm

lol!!! 8+3=12. BC beat UGA agin…

Huh?

May 5th, 2009
3:46 pm

Those of you whining about the OOC schedule must not have been around much in the 90’s and early 00’s when we would have played a pop warner team for the right price. Go look at those schedules. It was embarrassing. Things have drastically improved in the last few years. You have nothing to whine about. As Bill mentions, the only thing missing is a few blockbuster opponents every few years. You can’t play those games every single year though. Its logistically impossible.

K-Town Dawg

May 5th, 2009
3:46 pm

Bostonian,

Why don’t you stick with making baked beans and samuel adams, and leave the college football to the big boys.

jaglaw

May 5th, 2009
3:47 pm

voice of reason, i know ND doesnt have a conference…but Utah and Boise state do. read carefully and you will understand my statement.

Diggity Dawg

May 5th, 2009
3:49 pm

“BC would beat GA. Have before and will again. GA will be 8-3 this season”

Hey Bostonian. Which Georgia game are you NOT predicting the outcome to?
Or does 8+3=12 in ACC land?

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
3:50 pm

Dude, it said ND walks through their conference. If they do not have a conference, they should not have been included in the statement. I’m just sayin….

KNelson

May 5th, 2009
3:51 pm

Voice- Tennessee plays a tougher OOC schedule every year ! Now even more so with the addition of Oklahoma.

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
3:51 pm

Oh yeah, to further indulge in K-town’s masterful post…. ROLL THAT BEAUTIFUL BEAN FOOTAGE!!!!

PTC Jacket

May 5th, 2009
3:52 pm

HAHAHAHA

Wow. There goes your argument that you have a “tougher” OCC schedule than Tech in 2011. Looks like we both can’t complain now.

K-Town Dawg

May 5th, 2009
3:53 pm

Thanks for the insight Artie.

Mark it down…”I’m a man, I’m 40″

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
3:58 pm

KNelson – What bowl did UT play in last year? Oh yeah, that’s right…. Get my point? Maybe they shouldn’t schedule Wyoming anymore?

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
4:01 pm

Tech & UGA’s OCC schedule may be similar in toughness, but Yech’s regular season schedule will ALWAYS pale in comparison because of these three simple letters….. SEC

Aggie Here

May 5th, 2009
4:01 pm

so may I say as being an alum of the NMSU Amazing Aggies now living in the ATL the cinco de mayo comments are a tad on the edge. UGA folks are never shy about showing their ass. New Mexico is in the US and yes it borders Mexico but so does CA, AZ and Tex so just deal with it.

We won’t go into how much fun Sherman probably had kicking it with his trip thru ole GA but it would be fun. Let’s just remember it’s sport, football and yes UGA will win but in reality it won’t hurt your BCS points as bad as playing Coastal Carolina [oh yeah] and then the trail of tears back from Jacksonville. Oh!! Did you all forget

It’s class that’s missing in Athens.

what do you morons want???

May 5th, 2009
4:04 pm

ASU and Boise St were both top twenty teams when we played them. Damon can’t help it if they are overrated. Ok St this year will be a top 15 if not top 10 team to start the season. Those are solid out of conf games that we did win and will win. You heard it here first, Ok State will be slaughtered by the ‘Dogs. Having said all of this…Coastal Carolina? Sheesh. Do we get a price break on those tickets?
Was Bethune Cookman busy that weekend?

Bill F

May 5th, 2009
4:06 pm

Until Mack Brown leaves, Texas would straight up murder the Dawgs.

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
4:06 pm

It’s New Mexico State Aggies? It’s an agriculture school???? WTF do they plan? Cacti?

PTC Jacket

May 5th, 2009
4:08 pm

WTF?
Sure man, whatever you say. You don’t know what’s going to happen to the ACC/SEC in 2011. For all we know, ACC may dominate, and SEC may suck. Or the other way around.

OldTech

May 5th, 2009
4:10 pm

Aggie Here….you have to understand that UGA is the state public education institution that had major battles fought on our soil by Georgians opposed by British Redcoats and invading yankees excercising their northern aggression. This institution therefore chose to name the marching band that they revere the Redcoats and choose as their theme song The Battle Hymn of the Republic. As a descendant of three different Revolutionary soldiers and many Confederate soldiers, I despise UGA not only because I am a Ga Tech alumnus. How any true Georgian who has not destroyed all their brain cells with ’shine or beer can support these traitors to our home state is unimaginable…..lol.

PTC Jacket

May 5th, 2009
4:10 pm

And I believe they have one of the top primary care medical schools in the nation. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I would think that I’d know, since that I’m actually from New Mexico.

shane#1

May 5th, 2009
4:12 pm

Bulldog fans amaze me, and I am a Bulldog fan! Why not schedule USC or Ohio St between UF and Au? Well duh! Do ya’ll want a national championship or not? Strength of schedule is of very little importance to the BCS when compared to strength of conference. As for the two Miss. teams, it seems to me that Nutt is making Ol’ Miss into a pretty good football team. Some are predicting them to win the West this season. Why don’t we all worry about winning the SEC every year? Do that and high profile teams will want to come to Athens, as it is now USC or tOSU have everything to lose and little to gain between the hedges.

KNelson

May 5th, 2009
4:13 pm

You shouldnt joke about UT losing to Wyoming, because its back to owning the pups this year! Oh , at least Tennessee plays teams West of the Mississippi and has for decades!

Aggie Here

May 5th, 2009
4:13 pm

WTF??? that’s just plain clueless. add some space and missile technology to your list

Kim

May 5th, 2009
4:15 pm

Wah wah wah. But but but Florida.
Get over it/us.
BTW, we did whip Miami, but oftentimes they are a good program.
PS. Care to check the combined scores of say our games with LSwho, Ugag, Tenn & FSU? 175 to 52. Truth is, we kicked ALL YA’LL’s a**es last year. Um, 49-10 sound familiar?
See ya in Pasadena. Oh wait, see ya in Jax!!

PTC Jacket

May 5th, 2009
4:18 pm

Why would UGA name their band Redcoats after the British army….?

Aggie Here

May 5th, 2009
4:20 pm

give some native love to those Pojoaque mighty Elks

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
4:21 pm

Why would a technical school have athletic programs? I’m just sayin….

ghost dawg

May 5th, 2009
4:21 pm

I would love to have ohio state and Usc come to Athens and the best recruits in Ga and the south would love to play in those games ESPN all the way. We might lose 1 or 2 at first but not for long if the best recruits knew the type of games we played. Clemson a good stadium filler but nothing to be gained by playing them. I’m for playing the gnats once every four years making it matter. Other 3 Ohio state etc. any complaints from dawg nation would disapppear when the lights and tv cameras came on at night game. No more high school teams bring in the toughest and show what being a dawg means.

DawgDayz

May 5th, 2009
4:22 pm

Who wouldnt be lining up to buy tickets right now for a one and one home series with the likes of Penn State, Oregon, Michigan, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, USC, Texas. Why not get a little less ambitious and add a Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Miami or FSU???
Granted it would be great to have such a highly contested home and home series with one of those top tier schools, but may make the road extremely diffifcult. But why load up on team like New Mexico State??? We can get a cupcake closer to home and do it for less!! Hell lets just invite Duke, NC State or Virginia to snack on.

Personally, I would like to see us schedule a relatively competitive non conference game with a team out of the SEC every few years. Penn State, FSU, Miami

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
4:22 pm

Kim, go stand in line with ESPN to get on Tebow’s nuts & leave us Dawgs alone. I’ll ya ya with you when we can win another one. (I’m optimistic about 2010)….

Deep South Sooner

May 5th, 2009
4:24 pm

I would love for Oklahoma to have a home amd home series with UGA. And mark it down, OSU is a dang good football team, and they will beat UGA, especially playing in Stoolwater. And I can’t stand OSU.

PTC Jacket

May 5th, 2009
4:24 pm

Why would UGA have academics? Oh wait, they don’t.

Oledawg

May 5th, 2009
4:25 pm

It would be nice to see efforts published where other big teams didn’t want to play us. Have we approached USC, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan, Utah- to mention a few? We may find out that in years past they don’t want to schedule us for fear their shot at the precious NC would be jepardized. Bill King can’t you pick up the ringy-dingy and contact Evans and Dooley to put the question? Maybe we can embarrass one of the biggies to play us.

It would seem that UGA fans would want to take on all comers and battle out the NC during the season. That’s one way to make the BCS go away. A game vs the biggies would be glorious to win and a loss to a “lesser” team would be ignominious. There’s the way to test your Bulldog faith. If you think this is a good idea, then get on other blogs and challenge their ADs to call our AD and get it done. Who the hell is dictating that we can’t play these teams? Do you really think we want other than the best on the playing field with us? Why don’t we begin to take back the competitive side of glory at UGA? Challenge our AD and theirs to schedule as hard as possible and that way when we win a NC we have something to brag about. I don’t think many of you have the stomach for that because you hold on to the hope of the ephemeral NC instead of playing good old fashioned football. I can live easily with a couple of defeats if we played the best competitively each year, but that’s not the message we send to Evans. Perhaps we should begin to send that message.

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
4:27 pm

lol! Like the “M-train” courses at Yech huh? Good comparison. As a matter of fact, despite the “great education” at Tech they sure are stupid even after 4 years of enjunerrin coures over there. We had a bunch come in & do a study at our facility. They come back with some process improvements… LOL!!! Enjuneers… What a joke.

UGA Sucks

May 5th, 2009
4:29 pm

Always has..Always will….

WTF???

May 5th, 2009
4:30 pm

Well, time to go losers. One of you Tech grads enjuneer me up a box. 12×5x5 with a 4 inch hole in one end.

PTC Jacket

May 5th, 2009
4:30 pm

Yes, so much of a joke that our worst program is compared to one of your top programs.

Georgia is a school for girls

May 5th, 2009
4:32 pm

Only UGA gym girls can win national titles at UGA right guys?…It’s true..it’s damn true

Aggie Here

May 5th, 2009
4:35 pm

Deep South Sooner … i agree to a point. UGA has the issue of wanting to be a fast speedy team but can’t balance it against having to be physical team against the majority of the down the trenches SEC teams. Having Speed and being Nasty is the ticket. OSU can get after it but they need to get the killer instinct and vary the offense.

Can't have it both ways...

May 5th, 2009
4:35 pm

KNelson,

Do you think before you speak? Seriously. I shake my head in shear disappointment as I read each of your posts that have no logic what so ever.

UT is not the program from the 90’s. Congrats on scheduling a team from the west. Too bad you lose them. Maybe you should take a page out of UF’s book and schedule on I-AA’s. Wait, you already do. That was your only wins from last year. Your coach used to be the coach of the Raiders…and a bad one at that, and they like to take their shirts off an scream at recruits. Live with that…

Hey, it is what it is…but to hear you talk, you would think that they’ve actually done something to be proud of.

Too funny…

Aggie Here

May 5th, 2009
4:37 pm

oh lord have mercy .. can we just pass on the UGA gym dogs

Paul in Marietta

May 5th, 2009
4:40 pm

Sorry Dawgs, but UGA has been quite guilty of not scheduling enough tough OOC teams. Part of the problem is that ADs schedule like a DECADE out, in order to get such exciting matchups as Ohio State vs Texas. UT has had no choice to do it for years because of their crummy recruiting base in TN.

One GREAT way to settle the complaints over the BCS? No more scheduling non-BCS teams.

East Coast Carolina,New Mexico State LOL

May 5th, 2009
4:43 pm

PLEASE!! WHAT A LAME SCHEDULE!! OH WAIT THATS TOUGH UGA FOOTBALL FOR YA!! HAHA

As always UGAY has a very weak schedule

May 5th, 2009
4:46 pm

a cool million just show how scared the mutts are.

Big Red

May 5th, 2009
4:50 pm

How about a Home & Home with Notre Dame. It would be great to get the Irish between the hedges and I know the Dog fans would turn out big for a game at South Bend

Aggie Here

May 5th, 2009
4:51 pm

no get real the SEC part of the schedule is pretty stout .. it’s the OOC piece where you hope to get points and more important healthy.

Voice of Reason

May 5th, 2009
4:51 pm

jaglaw- I see what you said now. I stand corrected. Sorry.

OldTech- UGA band is not named after the British Army. They wear red coats and are therefore called the redcoats having nothing to do with the previous nickname for the Brits. Our song has the beat to the Battle Hymn of the Republic, big deal. We are a part of that Republic now ya know.

PTC Jacket- that’s pretty easy when all you have is two programs.

Voice of Reason

May 5th, 2009
4:54 pm

Tech fans- you really have no argument on this subject of OOC toughness. How about Gardner-Webb? STFU

Nobody respects Georgia

May 5th, 2009
4:55 pm

Take a look at their schedule!

Voice of Reason

May 5th, 2009
4:56 pm

“how scared the mutts are”…. of whom?? Who is it that Tech plays OOC? y’alls toughest OOC opponent is UGA, and you are talking crap about UGA’s weak OOC schedule. Aren’t you folks bright enough to see the irony here.

Voice of Reason

May 5th, 2009
4:57 pm

Everyone respects Florida- take a look at their schedule.

Saint Simons

May 5th, 2009
4:57 pm

uga loves ccupcake teams!!!

Voice of Reason

May 5th, 2009
4:57 pm

it is weaker than UGA you moron.

Georgia not man enough

May 5th, 2009
4:58 pm

To win a National Championship Title

Voice of reason =

May 5th, 2009
5:00 pm

FAILURE! JUST LIKE UGA FOOTBALL !

Bernie

May 5th, 2009
5:02 pm

You.. Puppy fans need to look up your strenghth of schedule and compare IT with others,before you open your mouths. See where Georgia is before you make BS comments,you don’t know. GATORS !!!

Oledawg

May 5th, 2009
5:04 pm

Aggie Here- If ignoramuses push your buttons, don’t become one by pushing back. A lot of folks in the South aren’t ignorant of other sections of the country, but in my travels I’ve found that ignorance of the South abounds in the west. That’s mainly because people in the west don’t travel south that much. In a way they are very much like Southerners because they feel they live in the best part of the country so why the hell go elsewhere. You should never feel as if you have to defend your great state. Many of those ignorant people don’t know what you are referring to when you are bragging on your technology. They may have heard of White Sands, but don’t even place it in NM. So, don’t waste your blog. I spent a wonderful Christmas outside Santa Fe in a little community called Chauma. It was incredible to hike the mesas and view pottery shards with designs clearly visible lying atop the ground untouched. Went skinny dippin’ in hot springs in the mountains adjacent to a town that rivals Oak Ridge for nuclear energy research and where the A-bomb was put together. Some of your button pushers have never heard of Reydosa(sic?) Downs, the Sangre de Christo Mtns or other places you can lay claim to.

Now will you answer my question- Does Tee Martin coach there?

Aggie Here

May 5th, 2009
5:04 pm

Voice of Reason — you are on it. Gators closing with FLA International and FSU. It will be like spring practice

If you have UGAY on your scedule , you have a weak schedule

May 5th, 2009
5:07 pm

right voice of reason? what a moron…

seagorath

May 5th, 2009
5:07 pm

Why can’t the Dawgs play UCLA or Notre Dame…or even BYU? That would attract fans!!!

Bill King

May 5th, 2009
5:09 pm

Just as a point of reference: Most of the anti-UGA comments in the past hour have been posted by the same person under various names.

Bo Williams

May 5th, 2009
5:10 pm

Who had you rather have as your QB, Joe Cox (NC native), or TJ Yates (Ga. native)?

Brokenknuckle

May 5th, 2009
5:12 pm

Georgia fans win something, stop your crying.

OldTech

May 5th, 2009
5:13 pm

seagorath….I haven’t noticed UGA having trouble attracting fans. In fact, that was the point of my first post….they can make more money against teams that will come to Athens every year rather than home-and-home. You UGA fans are kinda victims of your success.

Aggie Here

May 5th, 2009
5:14 pm

Oledawg — Tee Martin was recently hired on staff at UNM; which is a great hire for the Lobos. Wish we had at NMSU awesome talent and great teacher of the game from what I heard.

Vandy

May 5th, 2009
5:21 pm

I love how every other post is “so and so will beat so and so, MARK IT DOWN”……ok I marked it down. Now what? Wipe my a$$ with it?

This blog is the worst.

College football rocks

May 5th, 2009
5:23 pm

Everyone is picking on UF’s OOC schedule last year. They did play Miami, Hawaii, and FSU. I agree that this year it sucks and many fans have complained. It looks like UGA is trying to duplicate it the next year.
I guess I don’t mind UF or UGA playing 2 cupcakes and their instate rival as 3 of the games. I just wish that the 4th game was a good game that everyone would like to see. I think that most fans would love to see any of the following: Michigan, Ohio St, Penn St, Wisconsin, Boston College, VT, Clemson, FSU, Miami, Texas, A&M, Texas Tech, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, or even some pac 10 teams.
I agree with a prior comment that if UGA was giving a million away it should have gone to Ga State. Keep the money here.

Aggie Here

May 5th, 2009
5:27 pm

College football rocks OK .. so how you feeling on the 09 gator matchup with Charleston Southern. What’s your breaking a sweat meter showing ??

OldTech

May 5th, 2009
5:30 pm

It will be years, decades maybe, before Georgia State will be able to field a team that could survive a game against UGA. I don’t mean lose, I mean players die on the field. Look at your best high school player against kids that don’t even talk to a recruiter, who are attending college on their own dime and playing football for fun. Then consider the speed and strength that those best kids develope at UGA on top of the skills they had in high school.

FLDAWG

May 5th, 2009
5:31 pm

Money drives the scheduling four or five years out. Don’t think otherwise. If we could see the future, we would schedule teams in the top 20 annually. As for Michigan, USC, Texas etc., how much would it benefit us to play them? We already play in the toughest conference in the NCAA. Take care of the conference games and throw in wins over teams like GT, ASU, Boise St, and Okie ST., in various years and we will be fine.

KNelson

May 5th, 2009
5:31 pm

You cant have it both ways? Apparently you go both ways and it has done further damage to your thought process. What has UT done? Well they have never opened a season as Uga does every year with purchased wins. They have fired the one coach ga fans loved to call Phat Phil because you couldnt beat him ! Now UT has put together one of the best coaching crews in all of college football. Georgia is pathetic with your attempts at stats as long as they favor your program. Once again UT this year will be back to its normal domination of Ga. I would say that of Florida but no one on the Georgia team was even born since Ga could be UF twice in a row. Keep barking because after this year you will be on your hands and knees crying like a whipped dog.

How many ACC teams did UGA beat in 08

May 5th, 2009
5:32 pm

Georgia didn’t. not even 1 ACC Team.. UF Beat three ACC teams and GEORGIA AS ALWAYS.

The police could not make the georgia poodles play texas tech

May 5th, 2009
5:41 pm

man up girls!

dawgstephen

May 5th, 2009
5:51 pm

Well, thats 10 out of 12 games from BCS conference schools. We have Lousville, and Tech that year as well as 8 SEC games. UGA has committed to play one OOC game a year from a BCS conference, and with Tech being decent again, i think its fine for C-Car, and NMSU to be on the schedule…Go dawgs

AltamahaDawg

May 5th, 2009
5:57 pm

FLDawg, you are 100% correct. Would playing TX be interesting , sure, but it does UGA no good.

You schedule OOC for only 3 reasons. 1.) To fill in home games to make money. How we doing in that money making dept? anyone? 2.) To get national exposure for recruiting. Like TX and NJ? or 3.) To balance out a conference schedule just enough to maintain voter credibility. Uh, yea, not so much of an issue here.

Can somebody please give me examples where ANYBODIES OOC schedule does not fit into one of those 3 categories?

AltamahaDawg

May 5th, 2009
6:25 pm

“Well they have NEVER opened a season as Uga does EVERY year with purchased wins”

Knelson, how long have you been a VOL fan? Even if you can count that one one hand, does Fresno State, Wyoming, and UAB ring a bell? Never huh? Should I look back a few more year and list those UT openers for ya?

It wasn’t that long ago, that UGA was the ONLY SEC team that had to open with back to back conference games against SC and TN, and did so for years.

DawgGirl32

May 5th, 2009
6:28 pm

KNelson- what is this dominance of UGA that you speak of? Mark Richt’s record against Tennessee is 5-3.

DawgGirl32

May 5th, 2009
6:29 pm

Bill King: Just as a point of reference: Most of the anti-UGA comments in the past hour have been posted by the same person under various names.

Wow what a loser. I would bet a million dollars that it’s a Tech fan.

PTC Jacket

May 5th, 2009
6:52 pm

DawgGirl: He probably meant overall dominance of UGA. Idk Tennessee’s record against UGA ever since they started playing each other, but not everyone refers to the Mark Richt era. Might wanna think about that.

NashvilleforUGA

May 5th, 2009
7:07 pm

google college football future schedules and click on the first link, these comments are ludricrous until you look at some of the teams that other schools play out of conference. So what, we get a gimme win between Auburn and Florida next year. No AD in his right mind would schedule a big time OOC game that week and that late in the season.

NashvilleforUGA

May 5th, 2009
7:09 pm

KNELSON: UT opens next year with UT Martin….is that not considered a purchased win?

Saint Simons

May 5th, 2009
7:12 pm

45-42!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahaha

Come on

May 5th, 2009
7:29 pm

Thats it, everyone attack UGA because they scheduled New Mexico State. Ignore the fact that UGA has one of the hardest schedules in the country, and nobody in the country would schedule a tough game between UF and AU. Also there is the issue that UCLA and Texas prob arent jumping out of their skirts to fly here to play UGA either.

PTC Jacket

May 5th, 2009
7:32 pm

Yeah, the same reason why UCLA won’t play Tech either *rolls eyes*

shane#1

May 5th, 2009
7:37 pm

Schedule schmedule. Man you guys are dumb! All you have to do is play a, I repeat, A, stromg OOC opponent and win a tough conference and you are in like Flynn! Unless you are Auburn! Then again you could be like tOSU and play one tough OOC opponent and win a conference that USED to be strong and you are in the MNCG. Can anyone else see that the BCS is a joke?

Aggie Here

May 5th, 2009
8:01 pm

shane#1 your comment —– Can anyone else see that the BCS is a joke?

I believe we all do and that’s why the OCC is a landmine for the top 20 NCAA football schools. There is nothing we can do about it as fans unless we stop watching it. supporting it and / or going to conference and bowl games. If we all stop supporting this current system with our real dollars; the money stream will stop.

Old Money then will be damned. They [Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, ESPN, ABC, FOX. NBC ] are not that blind to it.

so Let’s do it, empty seats, low ratings do send a message.

DawgGirl32

May 5th, 2009
8:23 pm

Well PTC Jacket, some of us actually like to live in the present. I referred to Mark Richt because he will still be our head coach next year when we play them. Might wanna think about that.

KNelson

May 5th, 2009
8:55 pm

I wear Tebow panties b/c I can’t stand that my beloved UT only has a 33% win percentage against Richt. Please overlook the 3-6 record.

AltamahaDawg

May 5th, 2009
9:02 pm

Knelson, I believe a few people have directly called you out tonight.

So basically, you either have no idea who The University of Tennessee plays in football, or you just toss out random comments with total disregard for how dumb it makes you look. We would like to know which one of those you would like to claim. Personally, I think it’s both.

Aggie Here

May 5th, 2009
9:08 pm

I am sorry everyone, I should not have written post at all today. I am a idiot and forgot to take my pills today. I know that my lame school that I barely gradeated from will lose almost all of our games. I also want to go on and say that I am a gay. Plus, there is nothing funny about the trail of tears or the civil war. I am now watching myself turn into a ****, I blow.

P.S

Has anyone seen my pocket protector.
SHUT UP self SHUT UP

idiot

AltamahaDawg

May 5th, 2009
9:10 pm

Not sure when you little boys are going to learn not to mess with DawgGirl32. I hope not anytime soon, because it’s pretty entertaining to see her calmly, factually, put you in your place.

PTC DAWG

May 5th, 2009
9:35 pm

I still can’t believe this blogster is a UGA fan. Again I ask, who would he have us playing the week after FU and the week before AU? Keep in mind we play 8 SEC games, play AT Stillwater vs OSU and play AT Atlanta vs GT. Some of you need to buy a vowel…cause you don’t have a CLUE.

john

May 5th, 2009
9:52 pm

Dump GT off the schedule and add USC, MI, TX or OSU, etc in their place then if we’re going to add top quality to the schedule.

Beef up the schedule to some good teams, lose to them, and then whining starts cause the schedule is too rough. Round and round we go on the schedule carousel… “add top teams!”, “no take some of them off”, “add top teams!”, “no take some of them off”….zzzzzz

So what major college football program in this country DOES NOT have “cupcakes” on their schedule?

PTC Jacket

May 5th, 2009
10:04 pm

DawgGirl:
Well, I myself like to speak of the present too. If I were to think like you, I’d say that Paul Johnson is “dominating” UGA, but that doesn’t make sense, as you would agree, because we’ve only won the one game against yall with him. Think about that.

PTC Jacket

May 5th, 2009
10:06 pm

John:
From what I heard from other Dawg fans, the “top” teams don’t want to play against UGA because it’s a “tough OCC opponent”, which is why you’re stuck with the Aggies. Now, since you want to dump Tech off the schedule, what does that really say about us?
;)

shane#1

May 5th, 2009
10:20 pm

Aggie Here, I can see your point. However, we must consider the fact that college football brings multi-millions of dollars into institutions of higher learning. What would you do, have that money come from our tax dollars or our childern’s tuitions? I know that some of those dollars could go to more worthy causes than a state of the art weight room or an indoor practice facility, but the American peoiple deem football more important than educating future doctors, lawyers and engineers. So, if some fat cats want to give UGA twentyfive grand for a skybox and on-campus parking, then more power to them! You can bet your sweet bippy that they ain’t donating that kind of money to the library fund! What clients that these corporate birds are schmoozing want to go look at a new library? Isn’t it more fun to see Knowshon hurdle some guy?

BE#3

May 5th, 2009
10:45 pm

Bo Williams

May 5th, 2009
5:10 pm
Who had you rather have as your QB, Joe Cox (NC native), or TJ Yates (Ga. native)?

I’ll take Joe Cox. If you know anything about him, you know he’s a winner. He could have bolted for another school but he stayed and is money. (See DJ Shockley)

BE#3

May 5th, 2009
10:54 pm

1) A home and home with an ACC, Big 10 or Big East opponent wouldn’t be bad. The trips out west, especially sandwiched in between conference games should not be an option. The sun was coming up when the buses rolled back to Butts-Mehre after ASU last year.
2) CMR is right. We need to upgrade the training and weight rooms really bad!
3) Let’s play Tech in the Dome when it’s their year to host us. Otherwise, the only time we should play in the Dome is the first Saturday in December for the SEC title.

Haywood Jablowme

May 6th, 2009
1:11 am

Well, let’s see…….UF has had cupcakes on the schedule…..didn’t seem to hurt them any. Hell, Miami and FSU on the UF schedule are pretty much guaranteed “Ws” nowadays. Funny….Most of the UGA people I know want to go 12-0, but bitch when the schedule is favorable to do just that. And Mr. Bill King is one of the chief offenders. King whines when the schedule is soft, whines when the schedule is hard, and then bitches when UF wins em all with a comparable schedule. STF up, King. You can’t have it both ways.

dawg3fan4

May 6th, 2009
2:06 am

People relax, the overall trend is for UGA scheduling better teams year after year. You can’t play every game as a tough OOC game and sometimes even when you look for one you can’t find a quality team willing to play you that has the same open date. It seems as if putting at least one quality team outside of tech is the norm now with several years there being at least two. The WLOCP also makes this even harder which makes it more impressive what we have done lately and are doing in the future so give MR and DE a break.

Saint Simons

May 6th, 2009
2:25 am

ark, ole miss, miss st,kent, south cal,auburn, tenn, vandy = cupcakes!

heeldawg

May 6th, 2009
5:23 am

K Nelson, your ignorance is showing. In 2009, Georgia opens with Oklahoma State on the road (likely a top 10 team this season) and plays Arizona State and Georgia Tech out of conference, in addition to the usual SEC fare of South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Vandy, LSU, Auburn, Kentucky and Arkansas. I’d hardly call that a creampuff schedule.

As regards 2011, Old Tech is right: home games=revenue. In these hard economic times, that’s simple math. Georgia would sell out Sanford if it played the Georgia Academy for the Blind. So they’ll never schedule a series OOC where there’s not at least a home-and-away (a la OSU or ASU). The only allure of an Atlanta game in the dome would be if the price is right….

jerry

May 6th, 2009
7:05 am

The NMS game will be a chance for Cox to shine—before the Gators tear his A$$ up.

HH

May 6th, 2009
7:35 am

I think, before scheduling a bunch of heavyweight teams, UGA should concentrate on beating who it plays now. Furthermore, scheduling teams like Texas, Oklahoma, Southern Cal, etc. may expose great weakness in certain of the coaching staff. In addition, you don’t want to get the hell beat out of you on national TV any more then you have to.

KNelson

May 6th, 2009
7:48 am

Typical dog fans . Yes you’re 5-3 against UT since Lord Richt was summoned. Why is it when discussing UF you want to look at the overall record yet its the past 5 against UT. You fail to ever discuss losing to UT for an entire decade straight ! Tennessee has played home and aways with Notre Dame, Miami of Florida, California , UCLA, Syracuse(Donovan McNabb days). UGA buys victories in order to get them to week 4. By the time UT plays Uga they have played a West coast team and Florida. Uga has played the likes of Ga Southern and NGa college for the deaf. Get over your pathetic selves Ga. You play stats only to your own favor .hell most of you sound like Democrats!

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JaxDawg

May 6th, 2009
9:15 am

KNelson- by the time UT and UGA meet, UT will have played: Western Ky, UCLA, @Florida, Ohio University(Bobcats, not Buckeyes)and Auburn. UGA on the other hand will have played: @Oklahoma St, S.Carolina, @Arkansas, Arizona St, and LSU.

2 questions: 1)Where are UGA’s bought and paid for victories in that stretch? 2)Which team will be more battle tested when UGA & UT meet?!

I know you’re probably bitter about the state of your program right now, but give it a rest! Your team sucks right now and probably will for the forseeable future, it happens. You guys are entering a “Ray Goff era” with Kiffin, and in 3-4 years maybe your program will be smart enough to hire either a proven coach or “the next big thing” in coaching. Until then just suck it up and deal.

Old Dawg

May 6th, 2009
9:36 am

Having the Florida game in a neutral site always throws the home schedule in a flux. Plus, it’s not like UGA’s conference schedule is always a cupcake. Ole Miss is much improved with its new coaching staff, and Miss State may experience similar improvement with a new staff. And there’s always the usual suspects from the eastern division. For one year, let Florida and LSU switch schedules with Ohio State and Michigan and see how the results turn out.

The way it is now, a 12-game schedule is brutal on college athletes. The wear and tear takes a lot out of these guys, so to help ease the physical and emotional toll, what’s wrong with lesser teams? If you’ll remember, the 12th game was added to the schedule to appease fan desire for a play-off. So we have an extra game, and the majority of D-I powers are playing weak teams just to fuel our addiction to the game!

I would imagine UGA has tried to book teams like ND, Michigan etc, but they probably don’t want to play a successful program like Georgia. And why should they, when they also schedule weak teams (for example, ND always has several service academys on the schedule, and the last tme the Irish posted winning record, all three military schools took losses — though Navy paid them back the next year!).

But for Tech fans making light of UGA’s schedule, y’all take on Furman, UTC and others on the 1-AA level, but don’t play in state rival Georgia Southern (but UGA’s played the Eagles 3 times). In the words of John Heisman: Not playing your in state rival is a sure sign of sissyhood!

UGASlobberknocker

May 6th, 2009
9:48 am

The neutral game w/Fla and the home and home against non conf rival Tech means that GA can only schedule one intrasectional Home and Home series at a time. The problem here is not the lack of scheduling these Non conf games, but who we are scheduling. in 2011 that N/S opponent is Louisville. Yeah they have been OK, but still we need to be playing people on our same level , not an up and coming wannabee..that s a lose/lose scenario. If you check the future schedules of other SEC teams thru 2018..Tennessee has managed to get Texas and Ohio State, UCLA and others. No Dame is Ole Miss future schedule. West Virginia is on several. Alabama picks up Penn State for home and home in 2010-2011. This years marks the beginning of an annual series between Arkansas and Texas AM in Dallas So dont tell me these people wont play us. Yeah, we have scheduling limitations, but we still could get somebody decent for that one H/H slot if we wanted to. I like Oregon and Clemson coming up on our schedule,..but those dont start til 2013. That 2011 home schedule will be real snoozer…. Louisville, Coastal Carolina, New Mexico State, Kentucky, Miss. State. Auburn and SC are the only ones worth a crap. We’ll have more 1230 games than Vandy. C”mon Damon step up,how about it? For all of Tennessee’s faults; they always do one thing better than anyone (especially us)..that is to schedule meaningful non conf opponents..they always have a tough one. Lets take a page from our Orange enemies for once and follow their example..

Dawg Fud

May 6th, 2009
9:59 am

I want to see us play with the out-of-conference big boys – Texas, Oklahoma, Southern Cal, Ohio State, Michigan and Miami. would love to see Notre Dame, UNC, and FSU as well. i know UGA alumni & fans would love a home & home with these schools.

i also think the Clemson game should be played more frequently as both schools make a pile of money. It’s a sell out and if you are the visitor all you have to do is feed your guys, put them on a bus, drive 75 miles and play football, load up the bus and come home.

stop being such a pansy scheduler.

TheItalianDawg

May 6th, 2009
10:59 am

Among all SEC teams, Georgia clearly play the toughest OOC schedule, it is a fact. as someone has mentioned here, new mexico state game will be sandwiched between UF and AU, I don’t think and most of you agree that it wont be a smart move to play a solid opponent. for the upcoming season I expect that Georgia will put the yellow bugs back in their place and win at least 10 games.

JenniferGO Dawgs

May 6th, 2009
11:35 am

C’MON, there is nothing neutral about Jacksonville, IT IS IN FLORIDA, If it has to be that way then one year in Jax and one year in Atlanta at the Dome….sounds fair to me! GOOOOOOO DAWGS LET”S GET “EM THIS YEAR & CELEBRATE!!!!!!

Scott

May 6th, 2009
11:54 am

Georgia has always played the easiest schedule they can find.
Ever since the days when Dooley ran away from playing teams like Bear Bryant’s Crimson Tide, they have always played a boring schedule so their record would look good every year.
Take a look at their schedules over the years, has to be the most boring and expensive (to season ticket holders) in the country.

KNelson

May 6th, 2009
11:55 am

Say all you can now Uga because this year will be much less than you want and the VOLS will be much much better!

K-Town Dawg

May 6th, 2009
12:01 pm

Really KNelson

If by the VOLS will be much much better, you mean signing convicted rapists to the team then yea, the VOLS will be much much much much BETTER.

LANE KIFFIN

May 6th, 2009
12:21 pm

Easy on Damon guys. We played Wyoming last year and got beat so anything is possible. I have great news, not only are we looking to recruit Moody we also are trying to get a kid that was convicted of rape and kidnapping!!!! Things are looking up in knoxville.

LANE KIFFIN

May 6th, 2009
12:23 pm

KNELSON are you seriously still on the blogs acting as if you have a clue about football? Put those media guides down and get your rearend over to the new release of Star Trek, leave football to the men.

LANE KIFFIN

May 6th, 2009
12:31 pm

Who wants to see UGA and Fla play in Atlanta? Chances of getting robbed or acosted go dramatically up. Seriously, Atl doesnt really have anywhere to tailgate and it is all asphalt and concrete. Jax atleast has the Landings and you can stay out on the beach. Been to several bowl games in Atl and been to Jax the last 12 years and Jax wins hands down. As for Jax being neutral, it is as neutral as you can get it with the stadium half and half, it would be the same in the Atl. As much as I hate the gators their fans travel well. I vote to stay in Jax unlees the economy stays in the crapper then they need to come to Atl. until OBAMA saves us all.

LANE KIFFIN

May 6th, 2009
12:34 pm

Hey K-Town Dawg you have to ignore KNeslon he doesnt have a clue about football. It is obvious if you read some of his posts. Just ignore him and he will fade away.

KNelsonsDAD

May 6th, 2009
12:43 pm

FLORIDA has Troy, Charleston Southern and Florida International and HEY KNelson you flamers have Western Kentucky, Ohio and Memphis. Do any of you really want to make fun of UGA? Seriously

UGA

May 6th, 2009
12:46 pm

murfdawg

May 6th, 2009
12:57 pm

I don’t care who we play!!! There is nothing better than getting up Saturday morning, driving to Athens, tailgating with friends I only see in the fall(for 40 years),watching the Dawgs take the field, tailgating after the game, listening to Munson recap the game and tailgating with friends. Saturdays in Athens are special. Did I mention the tailgating?

Logan

May 6th, 2009
2:43 pm

Hey what about midwest schools for us midwest DAWGS….Mizzou, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma we can take any of em

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WTH

May 7th, 2009
9:36 am

Is it really news worthy for the AJC to report that they are selling thong underwear with Tebow on them? Seriously, everyone already knows he wears panties. I bet KNelson alraedy has a pair on.

swgaboy

May 8th, 2009
12:50 am

OldTech, mame me even ONE year in which UGA has ever had 8 home games. Just one will do. Tennessee has done it. Ohio State has done it. Texas has done it. UGA has not. And if you look at our schedules through 2016, we apparently will not.

And how did you come to the conclusion that UGA will only play one quality OOC opponent each year, are you not counting GT? Because UGA has played at least 2 BCS OOC opponents each year that we’ve had the 12 game regular season, and this year we are playing 3. It’s not that hard to look up a point of fact.

Go back into the 70’s and 80’s when the SEC schedule was only 6 games instead of 8, and it very common for UGA to play GT, Clemson, South Carolina, and anoter team like North Carolina, Cal, or UCLA.

With the exception of the mid 90’s through about 2001, we haev always played one of the toughest schedules and more OOC road games than most of the so called powers of the south.

swgaboy

May 8th, 2009
12:58 am

“Georgia has always played the easiest schedule they can find.
Ever since the days when Dooley ran away from playing teams like Bear Bryant’s Crimson Tide, they have always played a boring schedule so their record would look good every year.
Take a look at their schedules over the years, has to be the most boring and expensive (to season ticket holders) in the country.”

Scott, that’s so much bologna that we could all pull up a chair and make a few sandwiches with that. 1) UGA doesn’t control its conference schedule. The SEC made the decision to end the annual UGA/Bama game in light of Furman Bisher’s little scandal. 2) Dooley played lots of teams that would now be considered BCS teams from FSU and Michigan to North Carolina, UCLA, Texas A&M, and Cal. Not to mention the near annual series with South Carolina. And the Clemson series that from 1976-1991 was probably the best OOC rivalry between 2 top 15 programs from that period of time.

If you want to find things to criticize about UGA’s scheduling, you can if you look hard enough. But throwing whatever you can think of off the top of your head up against the wall to see if it sticks won’t cut it.

KNelson

May 10th, 2009
2:50 pm

UGA Swallows

mike addington

May 11th, 2009
7:11 pm

I think we’ve entered into an era in which BCS standings are more important than watching a good football game. For my part, I would rather see us, UGA, play some traditionally good quality teams outside the conference than schedule several “who the heck are they” teams, which of course turn out to be terrible, noncompetitive games. I know I get caught up in the hype of trying to figure out how we could win the NCS if we lose, to say, Tennessee early. Of course, having the goal of winning the championship is important, but how about just enjoying each game itself without being depressed the rest of season if that doesn’t look possible. Let’s get back to enjoying Football, without all the other crap.