2010-11 football schedules less taxing than this year’s?

  Athens – Aside from its eight SEC games and annual game vs. Georgia Tech, Georgia will play two opponents from BCS leagues this year – the Sept. 5 opener at Oklahoma State and the Sept. 26 home game vs. Arizona State.

    That’s one more BCS-league opponent than Georgia typically plans to schedule, athletics director Damon Evans says.

   “I’ll say this: We’ve got a very, very tough schedule this coming year,” Evans said. “Typically, what we would like to do [in addition to the SEC and Tech games] with a 12-game schedule is add another school from a BCS conference we can have a home-and-home with, then play maybe a I-AA and a mid-major at home.

   “This year, we have doubled up with two BCS institutions [on top of the SEC and Tech games]. You are not going to typically see that. The thought was to add one.”

    So the 2010 and 2011 schedules will be more typical than the 2009 schedule.

    In 2010, Georgia plays at the Big 12’s Colorado, but the Bulldogs’ other non-conference opponents (aside from Tech) will be from mid-major or lesser leagues: Louisiana-Lafayette and a team yet to be found, both in Sanford Stadium. (If you missed it, here’s the story on the addition of the Ragin’ Cajuns to the schedule.)

   In 2011, Georgia hosts the Big East’s Louisville, but the Dogs’ other non-conference opponents (again aside from Tech) will be New Mexico State and Coastal Carolina, both in Sanford Stadium.

   Last year’s game at Arizona State and next year’s at Colorado are examples of Evans’ desire to have the Bulldogs travel the country to play BCS opponents.

   “The philosophy still is to play a major school from a BCS conference because I think that gives us exposure from the standpoint of getting us out of the Southeast,” Evans said. “I think it’s good from a national recruiting standpoint and from a branding standpoint, and I have this thing that it’s good to step out and represent the conference in games like that.

     “But at the same time I’ve got to be ever mindful that the SEC is just brutal.”

 

124 comments Add your comment

Atlanta Gator

May 19th, 2009
6:52 am

Good for UGA that they have scheduled Colorado and Louisville the next two seasons. But, let’s be honest: the 12the games recently added Division I schedules are not being used by member schools for the purpose for which they were touted.

The Twelfth Game, which was originally sold to university presidents as an opportunity for Division I conference schools to enhance their non-conference schedules, is a sham. Over the last several seasons, most Division I schools have chosen to treat their twelfth game as a revenue-enhancing device, nothing more, nothing less. Instead of having one or two “preseason scrimmages” on their schedules, many schools now have three or four.

For schools like Georgia and Florida who have a Division I out-of-conference rival, they now have the freedom to schedule 3 non-conference, non-rival games, but usually schedule two of them against Division I (FBS) “mid-majors” or even Division I-AA (FCS) teams. It’s about the money, and football paying for the rest of the athletic departments’ budgets, pure and simple.

Jeff

May 19th, 2009
7:07 am

09 schedule is definetly tough, but it is definetly exciting to see us playing OK ST early. I hope we try to do the same thing for 2010. It would be pretty cool to see us play a Big 10 or Pac 10 team to open. How does a home and home with someone like Penn St., OSU, Mich, or Mich St. sound?

Saint Simons

May 19th, 2009
7:54 am

What ajoke of a schedule! Wheres Troy? or Tenn Tech!!!! 45-42!!!!!! hahahahhaahahhaahahahahahh

RetLTC

May 19th, 2009
8:42 am

Probably on Tech’s schedule Saint Simons. Oh I forget, sorry. Tech prefers Jacksonville St. and Duke. Too bad Army dropped off, huh? Yeah buddy. You guys at Tech really play some powerhouses, don’t you. What happened St. Simons, couldn’t get Gardner-Webb this year. Oh, I forgot. They scare the hell out of ya don’t they. Bet you never play them again.

AltamahaDawg

May 19th, 2009
8:54 am

have you figured out who tech plays in 2010 yet, there big boy? or do you only care who Georgia plays?

m=saintsimonslover

May 19th, 2009
8:54 am

Hey St. Simons, you are right. Playing Tech at the end of the year makes our schedule even more of a JOKE!!Pay back is coming NERD!!!!!

Who dis

May 19th, 2009
9:34 am

Voice of Reason

May 19th, 2009
9:34 am

Jeff- the 2010 schedule is already set big guy. We will not play a big game to open.

MB

May 19th, 2009
9:36 am

RetLTC,

We are playing three schools from the SEC…maybe do some research before you open your piehole.

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 19th, 2009
9:42 am

Every self-respecting dawg (I know there’s only a few) should be embarrassed.

What a joke, the laughing stock of the SEC. I think Vandy schedules tougher out of conference teams.

Oh yeah, 45-42!!!

Will

May 19th, 2009
9:55 am

My dawgs had the toughest schedule last year, again in 09′, we have the toughest schedule. Because of it my dawgs will lost 2 to 4 games this year. But the season overall will be fun and exciting which is what it is all about. I would rather play this schedule than that cupcake piece of crap the mighty gators have. Has anyone looked at that thing by the way?? The only possible close game I see is LSU and maybe my dawgs. Anyways, no bid deal. I’m still going to drink my adult beverages, look at the most beautiful girls in the nation and watch the best freshman in the nation. Washaun Ealey!

The Truth

May 19th, 2009
9:56 am

Hey St Simons and Ramble On…I guess we should all forget about those tough games you bees had against Jacksonville St. and Gardner Webb this past year Huh?…selective memory? Gotta love those insect lovers…They all have a major inferiority complex when they talk about UGA….but getting your a$$ whipped every year for seven years will do that to a person.

Reebok

May 19th, 2009
10:04 am

Tech fan here. What’s the matter, couldn’t get Gardner-Webb??? See you on the Flats in November…

MyBigOldHairyButt

May 19th, 2009
10:21 am

As mentioned, you dogs are not jack. You can blow but that is about it. I could care less who the dogs play and your what if strenght of schedule and how great the sec is. You will have your a**** handed to you again in November on the Flats. As one of your stupid fans always state, book it, and as I state, kiss my BigOldHairyButt!!

Bob

May 19th, 2009
10:23 am

Georgia plays Clemson and Oregon home and home in 2013-2016.

AltamahaDawg

May 19th, 2009
10:26 am

RambleOn, maybe you can tell us what big name OOC tech has scheduled in 2010? Or are you just one more tech fan that knows more about UGA than your own program?

AltamahaDawg

May 19th, 2009
10:30 am

yes hairy butt, we know that you could care less. A whole lot less appearantly.

Saint Simons

May 19th, 2009
10:32 am

Louisiana-Lafayette, new Mexico st!!!!!!hahahhahahahhahhaahhaha

The Truth

May 19th, 2009
10:34 am

Hey MyBigOldHairyButt….You’ll have to move your nose first cause us Dawg fans don’t like to work in the shade!

Coach "O"

May 19th, 2009
10:35 am

We gon get in tha daaaawgggggs arses this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET ME ANOTHER BEEEER! !!!!!!!!!!!ARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH

Sid

May 19th, 2009
10:38 am

Hey Ramble on! Can you do the math on: UGA 14 wins, Yech 3 wins since your 1990 Co-National Championship when you tied(not they tied you)a medicore N.C. team.You were one point from another “Blue Carpet” or “Toilet Bowl” game.Hey-we can lick ourselves(fun actually! but you ever watch where Yellow Jackets meet to eat??? You are probably right there with your mascots !!

Bryan G.

May 19th, 2009
10:44 am

I can not believe there are Tech fans who are actually ragging the UGA schedule.

Any proof that Tech is a school for intelligent people completely flies out the window when TECH rags UGA’s schedule.

In 2008, Tech played: Gardner Webb, Jax State, Miss State, and UGA. Wow…a real barn-burning schedule there, guys. Thank God you had UGA to bring our strength of scheulde to, what…110?

Bryan G.

May 19th, 2009
10:45 am

“your” strength of schedule, rather.

m

May 19th, 2009
10:46 am

A little quiz for you mentally challenged dawgies:

Tech lost all 6 games against ugag when chan gomer gailey was coach.

Without chan gomer gailey, Tech has won 4 out of the last 5.

2009…chan gomer gailey is long gone.

So the question, based on the above FACTS, is who is most likely to win in 2009…the answer is OBVIOUS…even for you mentally challenged canines.

Thank God and Greyhound that chan gomer gailey is gone FOREVER…you dawgs are already missing him.

m

May 19th, 2009
10:47 am

Sid…apparently you can’t count to 4…you really are a dawg.

Rob

May 19th, 2009
10:49 am

It’s funny that one of you nerds mentioned Vandy because they are going to squash you bugs come Halloween! By then, that will be your 3rd or 4th loss of the season. Write it down nerds!!!

Saint Simons

May 19th, 2009
10:56 am

Mark Richt should give Arthur Johnson who does the scheduling half his pay for scheduling all these CUPCAKE TEAMS!

MyBigOldHairyButt

May 19th, 2009
10:59 am

the truth, you are a typical jack-boy. You will kiss it anywhere.

MyBigOldHairyButt

May 19th, 2009
11:02 am

bryan g, you are an excellent proof reader and I would imagine, far exceed in your respected profession. Kudos.

Rebel Rouser

May 19th, 2009
11:13 am

Tech fans…..what a bunch of losers….their team has one good season and finally beat UGA after seven losses in a row, who also had eight starters out of the game and you would think they own the football world. I agree with The Truth…you guys definitely have a major inferiority complex when it comes to UGA.Your blogs are always comical…full of half truths and finger pointing….you would think that you were the best team in the nation and your not even the fifth best team in the ACC. Grow Up….Your efforts would be best spent helping your school to sell tickets to your home games….you have to be embarrassed by the half empty stadium you have for every hoem game. When you have to advertize on the AJC to seel tickets your program has not yet reached National status and will not receive the respect you seek. Until then….go away….. all you are doing now is embarressing yourself on this blog!

george

May 19th, 2009
11:18 am

The excuses are starting already about how supposedly tough the schedule is. Sounds very similar to last year doesnt it???????? Wake up dawg fans everyone in the SEC has a tough schedule and for ages the dawgs were pussies and would not play anyone out of conference and now that the pups are finally starting to people are complaining the schedule is too tough. ONLY GEOGRIA FANS

jacketbacker

May 19th, 2009
11:19 am

does coastal carolina play football???

AltamahaDawg

May 19th, 2009
11:21 am

Bryan, do you want to know the funniest part (or hypocritical)? They have no idea who they are playing. Not in 2010, nor appearantly in the past.

In the lab at UGA, they teach you how to compare against a control sample. I don’t know what they are teaching at the trade school.

Rebel Rouser

May 19th, 2009
11:21 am

George…go away….talk about something that we really give a sh-t about…you sound like a little boy!

gdawginkalamazoo

May 19th, 2009
11:27 am

As Vince Dooley would say “Lo-La has a very fine team and we expect it to be a very physical, high scoring game.” Maybe Barry Manilow can perform at halftime. Or maybe the Kinks. Lola, L-o-l-a, Lola…..

I am more concerned about who shot the Atl rapper Dolla. Police are looking at Fifty Cent. Looks to me to be the work of Nickelback.

AltamahaDawg

May 19th, 2009
11:29 am

I read that Coastal Carolina was able to draw 8501 to thier spring game.

Huh?

May 19th, 2009
11:31 am

I’ll tell you who the North Avenue cowards are playing OOC in 2010: Middle Tennessee State and South Carolina State. Heck, they just recently got the nerve to schedule Georgia Southern for the first time, in 2015 no less. Yet, here they are popping off at the mouth about UGA’s schedule. To whoever said Tech fans are not that bright: That’s the understatement of the century pal.

MyBigOldHairyButt

May 19th, 2009
11:35 am

rr, typical lame, worn out rhetoric from a stupid dog fan. Can you possibly think of something more original and/or creative?

Rebel Rouser

May 19th, 2009
11:42 am

Hey HairyButt….Are you still on this blog…who’s making the fries at the VARSITY?….you better get on those fried pies and fries now or they won’t let you wait on cars in the drive in during the lunch hour!

MyBigOldHairyButt

May 19th, 2009
11:46 am

altdog, yea for Coastal Carolina. Not concerned about the Spring game. Of cousrse, I am sure you were there to be counted in sanford/son stadium. Another lame comment.

MyBigOldHairyButt

May 19th, 2009
11:48 am

Yes. I do not know. Must be your toothless Mother and your Old Black Joe Daddy. What is your excuse?

Reality Check

May 19th, 2009
11:49 am

Another day, same story. Tech fans flapping your mouths when you factor in the pitiful ACC schedule you have awlful games. Normally it takes the UGA game to give your schedule any credibility. The ACC finally wins a BCS game against powerhouse Cinncinnatti and GT finally wins against UGA this decade.

Question: Who are SC State, Middle Tennessee State, Western Carolina, Elon, Wofford, Tulane and Gardner Webb?

Answer: Teams GT have played in 2008 or will play in the next five years.

You GT fans are pathetic talking about someone elses schedule. For fans that are suppose to be from such an intelligent school, you act dumber than dirt. But you are probably GT wannabe’s anyway.

db

May 19th, 2009
11:50 am

To M: And I am glad Greyhound to Reggie Ball too!

AU

May 19th, 2009
12:01 pm

These tech fans sound like bama fans. Why don’t you guys win more than one game every 7 or 8 years against your rival before you spout off at the mouth? Oh, that’s right, everything has changed now. Just like tuscaloosers.

m

May 19th, 2009
12:10 pm

Tech 45 preseason #1 ugag 42.

It never gets old. I bet I had at least 50 ugag fans tell me before the game that Tech wouldn’t even score on ugag with that high school offense.

Do you dawgs ever realize how idiotic you really are?

Paul Johnson is going to kick your arses to kingdom come and you idiots don’t even realize it…yet.

I just can’t quit laughing at you idiotic dawgies.

G.F.S.D.

May 19th, 2009
12:10 pm

AU

May 19th, 2009
12:14 pm

m just proves my point.

murfdawg

May 19th, 2009
12:17 pm

zoo dawg,
Where have you been? The nerds are getting more and more obnoxious(if that is possible) and we need more help from you to keep them in line.Do people in MI really respect GT for playing a tough ACC schedule and beating UGA once every eight years? Just wondering.

MyBigOldHairyButt

May 19th, 2009
12:24 pm

r.c., yet another one who is lame.

Huh?

May 19th, 2009
12:36 pm

Ah come on now AU. I’m sure you hate Bama fans but that is stooping really really low.