UGA-Michigan in 2010 a pipe dream

The rumor about a UGA-Michigan home-and-home series in 2010-2011 published online by the Michigan Daily, the student-run newspaper in Ann Arbor, appears to be mostly wishful thinking on the part of folks in maize and blue.

The gist of the rumor is that Michigan wants a big-name opponent for its 2010 opener, which will be the dedication game of the newly updated Michigan Stadium. The Michigan Daily’s sports blog, the Game, quotes unnamed sources as saying Georgia’s being talked to.

As much as we’d love to see the Dogs revisit the scene of their historic 1965 upset of the Wolverines, there are some major and perhaps insurmountable obstacles in the way of such a deal, at least for next year and 2011.

First, Georgia has an opening game scheduled against Louisiana-Lafayette in Athens and currently only has five home games set for next year and is looking for another. On top of that, they already have a road game against Colorado scheduled for 2010 and aren’t likely to undertake two away games against BCS conference opponents in the same season. (Can you imagine what Mark Richt would say about that?)

So to open at Michigan next season would require wholesale revamping of the schedule, unlikely to happen at this late date  — though, of course, not impossible, especially if CBS or ESPN were to make it financially worthwhile for everyone involved. However, another problem is that the Dogs already have a full schedule for 2011, so would have to get someone (probably Louisville) to move to another year in order to accomodate a visit from Michigan.

Bottom line: It’s a fun matchup to talk about, but it’s about as likely as Georgia Tech fans staying on their own blog.

Now, down the road would I like to see Georgia visit Ann Arbor? Oh, yeah.

103 comments Add your comment

stoopid

July 1st, 2009
4:08 pm

Boot Colorado and Louisville and lets stomp Michigan

Jacket since 1997

July 1st, 2009
4:09 pm

f u bill king!!!!! 45-42 yeah i bet it would be really embarassing to get beat by 2 option based teams in the same year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO JACKETS!!!!!!!!!!!

gdawginkalamazoo

July 1st, 2009
4:12 pm

Yeah, I would love to see the Dawgs visit Ann Arbor too. Consider me there when that happens. Of course we would have to win the game or I would never hear the end of it. I guess App State was booked already?

RxDawg

July 1st, 2009
4:13 pm

“Can you imagine what Mark Richt would say about that?”

I’d hope he’s say BRING IT ON BABY!!!!! YEH!!!!

Dawg Fud

July 1st, 2009
4:14 pm

Chapel Bell

July 1st, 2009
4:14 pm

Most Dawg fans read about this rumor at least 3 hours ago, however….major props for the GT blog poaching dig. GATA, Bill!!!!!!!

RxDawg

July 1st, 2009
4:15 pm

ROFL, beautiful burn on the bees Bill. Bravo indeed.

Middle GA Dawg

July 1st, 2009
4:15 pm

Mark Richt and Damon Evans should make an exception to get a home and home game with Michigan. We are doing 3 BCS Conference games this year with Yech, Oklahoma State, and Arizona State, but those games will pale in comparison to the media buildup and exposure of a Georgia-Michigan Series. I’m sure that the ESPN and CBS executives are already salivating at the thought of such a marquee game. If Michigan is willing to come to Athens for a return game, then Damon and Mark should do whatever it takes to make this happen. Just my humble opinion

gdawginkalamazoo

July 1st, 2009
4:16 pm

1997.. Okay so if Michigan beats us then who would the other option team be? You guys aren’t due to beat us again until at least 2016.

Herschel Talker

July 1st, 2009
4:25 pm

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AJ

July 1st, 2009
4:25 pm

That would be a great game! Just don’t let it be the first game of the season should it happen. I hate the idea of playing a soft schedule but the first game needs to be a warm up. But would be in favor of that game happening sometime in the future.

Minnesota Dawg

July 1st, 2009
4:26 pm

Let’s do like Bobby Bowden did that made him so famous. He would go on the road and beat most of them! Let’s play Michigan, Let’s play Ohio State, let’s play USC, and I could go on. We should play at least one a year. It would help us get National recognition and allow us to show people what we really are made of.

Cuz

July 1st, 2009
4:38 pm

Will Rich Rodriguiez still be in Ann Arbor? I seem to recall he beat us with a high school offense. We need to pay him a little visit. Get Damon on the horn and have him call that junior college in Louisiana and put them off for a while.

Plaid Jacket

July 1st, 2009
4:45 pm

Herschel Talker is a juvenile.

Saint Simons

July 1st, 2009
4:46 pm

will never happen, uga will buy a win from a cupcake team!!!!!!

Mike Mooney

July 1st, 2009
4:46 pm

Hey guys,

I wonder when SAINT SIMONS will be here. I know they have bars in Saint Simons and I’m hoping we can hook up and beat up a girl. Then I can start for four years on the OL and get on with my life like nothing happened. That’s what I like about Tech; they let you do stuff like that. You know, like, beat up girls and you can still play football for four years. Oh well, isnt’ life great.

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 1st, 2009
4:49 pm

Bottom line: It’s a fun matchup to talk about, but it’s about as likely as Georgia Tech fans staying on their own blog.

Awwwwwww, billy boy what’s wrong?

You mean we got a blog on the AJC, when, where?

Typical fleabag, can dish it out, but can’t take it.

Bottome line is Michigan is usually a pretty good team and that’s why UGAg is afraid to play them.

haha, you didn’t think OSU was stay terrible forever did you?

Plaid Jacket

July 1st, 2009
4:50 pm

Mike Mooney (timely post, BTW). You have to have grown a pair to beat up somebody. You’re not quite there. Maybe give it a while.

reebok

July 1st, 2009
4:51 pm

Tech fan here, I’d love to see UGA play Michigan. And no, not because I think the Dogs would get walloped…I just think it would be a great matchup of two big programs with very different styles.

Randy McMichael

July 1st, 2009
4:54 pm

“Oh well, isnt’ life great.”

Real class there fleabag, spitting on a mans grave.

Even though I like to beat my wife up when she’s pregnant, I’m not that classless. Well, truth be told, I beat her up when she’s not pregnant too.

Huh?

July 1st, 2009
4:55 pm

It always seems like there is some convenient excuse for not scheduling games like this. And I’m not just talking about UGA. I’m talking about most everyone. I know scheduling is complicated and there are a lot of parties involved, but good grief. They act like its quantum physics for god’s sake. I just refuse to believe that scheduling games like this is as difficult as AD’s and head coaches would like everyone to believe. Maybe not 2010 or 2011, but what about 2012 or 2013? What excuse is there for those years? Just pull the damn trigger and quit being such pussbags. Honestly. Good day.

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 1st, 2009
4:57 pm

Separated at birth, Bill King & Captain Kangaroo, Yeah?

Dorsey Hill

July 1st, 2009
5:00 pm

We haven’t lost to a Big Ten team in 52 years. The streak is 12 in row at the moment, I believe. So I say bring it on.

(BTW: Penn State was an independent in 1982 so that does not count.)

gtsux

July 1st, 2009
5:06 pm

HEY JACKETSINCE1997………DIDNT YOU LOVE THAT 1997 HEARTBREAKER AT THE END OF THE GAME WHEN BOBO FOUND COREY ALLEN IN THE ENDZONE WITH A COUPLE SECONDS LEFT…..MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!

gtsux

July 1st, 2009
5:08 pm

SEPARATED AT BIRTH ,rAMBLE ON,AND SLOTH

Naked Dog Walkin'

July 1st, 2009
5:12 pm

Attaboy Bill. Stir up the hornets nest. Wasps, bees, yellow jackets. Who gives a flip. They are truly a sad bunch. It’s hard to stay on your own blog when it is on again off again updated at best weekly. LOL. Bring on Meatchicken.

Herschel Talker

July 1st, 2009
5:21 pm

Plaid Jacket likes men

RAMBLE ON likes men

bb

July 1st, 2009
5:25 pm

We just come over here because there are too many dog fans on the Tech blog.

Tom

July 1st, 2009
5:27 pm

shane#1

July 1st, 2009
5:30 pm

Pulling this game off would be great, if ESPN sweetens the pot and UM agrees to a home and home. UGA has tried to schedule a home and home with the Wolverines before but they always refused to come to Athens. Maybe it’s not just the Southern teams that don’t like to travel. I would love to see a game in Ann Arbor, but I don’t want it to look like UGA kissed their butts just to get exposure.

My name is Ramble On and I am a Meth addict/alcoholic

July 1st, 2009
5:30 pm

Please Georgia fans… please talk to me and my bugger buddy Saint Simons. We have no blog because nobody cares and we can’t get a date except with each other so we do drugs and drink ourselves into oblivion and get on your blog because we secretly want to be a BULLDOG. Please help us…. we are sick people please…….don’t tell my mommy I didn’t take a nap…… I wouldn’t hurt a fly…. they’ll see.

WinderDawg

July 1st, 2009
5:30 pm

I for one would love to see us play Michigan, it would be a nice change of pace from the Ga Southerns,La-Layfette,and such.So what if we load up, thats how Bobby Bowden built FSU into a powerhouse. I have always wanted another shot at Penn State since the 83 Sugar Bowl, I was there and in the sixth grade. Should have smacked them upside the head!! Let gt keep whining,jeez,aren’t ya’ll late for your computer upgrades class!!! Now go home and get ready for the BIG upcomming season. Dust off your car magnets, and flags, and then when you lose, you’ll know where to put them.Frickin fickle fans!!!Ya’ll only come out once or twice every ten years.CPJ is getting ready for the 2nd year of this unstoppable “O”, what he needs to be worrying about is how is his “D” gonna stop people.You gonna beat people like the old San Diego Chargers used to 50-48??? No ACC Chumps this year!!!maybe in 2016 when you beat us again!!!! HBTD!!!!!!!!

Long Dawg

July 1st, 2009
5:35 pm

I’d be all for it. It would certainly make for a more interesting football season if Division 1 schools could only play Division 1 schools.

M Fan

July 1st, 2009
5:36 pm

Good call on ABC/ESPN adding a financial incentive. I would imagine that the return game does not necessarily have to be the following year, in 2011. (As you know, the first game in 2010 will be a dedication of the Big House expansion, so they want to make it special.) The game in Athens could be in 2012 or 2013. Michigan played at Oregon in 2003, and then Oregon, um, played Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2007. I don’t think that the return game would really be the issue, but correct me if I am wrong.

jacketsblow

July 1st, 2009
5:40 pm

Are you kidding me? I have never seen anyone in any kind of competition get this pumped about winning 1 out of 8 in a series. What is going to happen if you win this year? I bet there will be calculators flying out of windows on North Ave. due to the sheer statistical anomaly that has just occurred.

haleydawg

July 1st, 2009
6:11 pm

jacketblow i am worried more about bullets than calculators for yech campus

Rabun Dawg

July 1st, 2009
6:13 pm

That would certainly be an attractive match-up. Why not play more than a couple of BCS away games? Remember, that is how FSU built up their program to National notoriety. And, let’s face it, I for one get tired of seeing the La-LaFayettes of the world on our schedule every year. So, we don’t win 9,10 or 11 games each year, but at least we play the “big boys”. With the expense of going to the games each year, at least getting to see good teams would make it more rewarding. Yeah, I guess this sounds crazy to some, but play any of ‘em, any time, any place. Would be some nice trips to take!

mcdawg

July 1st, 2009
6:37 pm

sometime between 2010-2015 we need to play Michigan or OSU, Oklahoma, & USC hopefully they will be in BCS bowl games but if not we should try and schedule regular season

OU v UGA old school baby

gatorman770

July 1st, 2009
6:47 pm

I would love for the Gators to schedule a home and home with Michigan, because they have sucked-hind-tit in bowl games.

weston

July 1st, 2009
6:51 pm

Ramble Dumb>>You mean we got a blog on the AJC, when, where?

Eh dumb broad, you’re here even when there is a Bug blog. Dumb-dee-dumb-dumb.

I say dump the Bug school from our schedule and add a high calibre team like Michigan in their place. Now THAT would be great!

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 1st, 2009
6:51 pm

gee whiz jacketsblow, maybe we should retire someone jersey, huh?

Nan, that’s for losers who lose 8 in a row, or something.

One things for sure, we’ll see how many calculators get thrown after another beat down. Hell, we may even toss a few slide-rulers.

Paul Johnson (mostly freshmen and sophomores) vs. St. Richt (2 of the NFL draft picks top 15 players) 1-0. IN YOUR HOUSE!!!!!

Island Dawg

July 1st, 2009
6:52 pm

Winder, please quit knocking the Georgia Southern “rivalry’. That game never has an empty seat and is great for both programs and the state, especially the southern part, due to the duality of the fan base and the enthusiasm it creates for GSU football. Not to mention the Erk link I agree fully that Troy, LA-L, and other AA’s or FCS whatever with no UGA link should possibly be given the boot. Too bad Tech won’t play them every fourth year. If they scheduled it the same seasons they had UGA at home they could have 2 coke/hot dog free sellouts in the same season. WOW!

BILLY JACK

July 1st, 2009
8:02 pm

I would love to play Michigan or Ohio ST I dont believe UGA has ever lost to any big 10 team in the last 30 years.

razerGT

July 1st, 2009
8:03 pm

Don’t you mean “It’s as likely as Dawg fans staying on their own blog,” Bill? The most you get is a couple of trolls, but the Tech blog is always inundated with slobbering Dawg fans.

Plaid Jacket

July 1st, 2009
8:16 pm

Speaking of slobbering Dawg fans, Herschel Talker still has his bib on, apparently. I guess the Dawg bloggers are real proud of him.

RxDawg

July 1st, 2009
8:18 pm

Thanks for the support Island. As a fan of both schools I completely agree with ya. Of course, having gone to both schools that makes me extremely biased.

Mike Mooney

July 1st, 2009
8:29 pm

Plaid Jacket,

I got a pair, but you’re the one wearing plaid, but that’s the norm on North Avenue. Rethink the plaid, I think you’d look good in paisley, with a pink scarf. And check out a dermatologist.

Hey Randy M.,

I like that. But our boy Randy didn’t start for the Dawgs after he beat up his wife; he was already in Miami. I like your comments about your wife; the good husbands think about it; the bad husbands do it. Randy wasn’t quite up to the task.

Oh, I took class lessons from Reggie Ball.

PTC DAWG

July 1st, 2009
8:55 pm

The two GT fans have a blog? You couldn’t tell that by reading here.

PTC DAWG

July 1st, 2009
8:56 pm

So GT has Vandy and MSU from the SEC on their schedule…I do think they will stay terrible forever.

dawgstephen

July 1st, 2009
9:14 pm

Here we are AGAIN, TRYING to schedule a HOME game in 2010, when we only have 5…HMMM!!!!! IF we werent giving up our HOME game to play in JACKSONVILLE this would me much much much much easier…..

And for all of those who say, stop whining, and all that heres a thought: The TN TITANS have a stadium in Nashville…why dont FLA-TN go play there every year???? thats what i thought.