FYI … Georgia’s 2011 football schedule

The ACC released Georgia Tech’s (and other conference teams’) 2011 football schedules this afternoon. So just in case that news has any of you looking around for Georgia’s schedule –- most of you, I know, already have memorized it –- I figured I’d post it here again:

Sept. 3: vs. Boise State in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in the Georgia Dome.

Sept. 10: vs. South Carolina in Athens.

Sept. 17: vs. Coastal Carolina in Athens.

Sept. 24: at Ole Miss.

Oct. 1: vs. Mississippi State in Athens.

Oct. 8: at Tennessee.

Oct. 15: at Vanderbilt.

Oct. 29: vs. Florida in Jacksonville.

Nov. 5: vs. New Mexico State in Athens.

Nov. 12: vs. Auburn in Athens.

Nov. 19: vs. Kentucky in Athens.

Nov. 26: at Georgia Tech.

A few things jump out:

  • The difficulty and the magnitude of the first two games.
  • Eight of the 12 games are in the state of Georgia.
  • After trips to Tempe, Ariz., Stillwater, Okla., and Boulder, Colo., the past three seasons, the longest trip will be to … Oxford, Miss.
  • There’s an open date preceding the Florida game. (Will Muschamp’s Gators also have an open date that week.)

– Tim Tucker, UGA Blog

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nerds! nerds! nerds!

February 14th, 2011
2:36 pm

nerds! nerds! nerds!

February 14th, 2011
2:37 pm

Ahh yes. The Oxford coeds. Great memories.

georgia87

February 14th, 2011
2:39 pm

If we win the first two, it will be a special year. If we split the first two, 9-3 is the best we can hope for. If we lose the first two, we might not recover. Starting with Boise St. will hopefully give some focus to the offseason preparation, like 2005.

spider

February 14th, 2011
2:40 pm

at least the dawgs dont have any of those stinkin thurday night games that tech has.

Ron Smith

February 14th, 2011
2:43 pm

We will see. Good luck to Mark Richt

Apples II Oranges

February 14th, 2011
2:46 pm

10 wins—- take them any way we get them and CMR is back in 2012.

colorado bulldog

February 14th, 2011
2:46 pm

not sure why we don’t have a bye every year before Gators…

Dream Weaver

February 14th, 2011
2:51 pm

Loving that Bye before the Fla game! We won the last time we did this!! GO DAWGS!!!

PB

February 14th, 2011
2:52 pm

First game……. Score…… Boise State 56-21……. Georgia scores 2 td’s in 4th Qtr garbage time giving them 3 td’s total. The fans and staff still consider that a victory.

hipdawg

February 14th, 2011
2:52 pm

Can’t wait to see, but anything less than sec championship should be all she wrote for cmr.

nuttlickers schedule is cake

February 14th, 2011
2:53 pm

if UGA doesnt go undefeated this year, fire richt…..this schedule is way too easy…….you have no tough games in any away stadiums except for Georgia Tech….the only other tests will be south carolina and boise state…..hint hint…..newton left auburn and Georgia Tech and Boise are still in the same state

Paul H

February 14th, 2011
2:54 pm

This is the schedule Richt (and UGA fans) need.

Bourbon Dawgwalker

February 14th, 2011
2:55 pm

9-3 with losses to USC(e), Tennessee, and Florida.

UGA Alumnus

February 14th, 2011
2:59 pm

we might go 9-3 but i’d bet you we don’t lose to USC, Tennessee, or Florida.

CUNK ROGERS

February 14th, 2011
2:59 pm

PB, REAL GUTSY CALL. YOU SHOULD STAND BEHIND IT AND PUT YOUR WHOLE NAME TO IT. DON’T HIDE BEHIND YOUR INITIALS……….! NICE TRY LITTLE GUY.

Spanky

February 14th, 2011
2:59 pm

We need to have every Saturday before the Florida game OPEN! Last time we did that, I believe we won!…I think!

UGA_2001

February 14th, 2011
2:59 pm

0-2. Richt on hot seat the rest of the year. Fired after season. Next coach, who is firmly committed to coaching football hopefully, comes in and wins with this past recruiting class.

I just hope McGarity hires a real coach, not some half-assed “nice guy” former QB.

Cartwright

February 14th, 2011
3:00 pm

Schedule looks like Dawgz could easily lose 6 games starting with Boise. :(

UGA Alumnus

February 14th, 2011
3:00 pm

@nuttlickers schedule is cake
February 14th, 2011
2:53 pm

No tough games? What ever. Every game in the SEC is tough.

Dawgs

February 14th, 2011
3:01 pm

FIRE MARK RICHT!

Joe

February 14th, 2011
3:02 pm

Ok, first two games are losses, both Boise St and South Carolina are pre-season top 10 teams. Georgia’s coming off a 6-7 season, just trying to win more than 6 games, ok? Other losses are MSU, Auburn & of course Florida, Richt’s afraid of the Gators. So, should finish 7-5 as the rest of the teams on the schedule will have losing records as usual, but, Richt usually finds a way to lose to one of those too, it was Colorado last season, so now you’re back to 6-6.

DawginLex

February 14th, 2011
3:02 pm

PB,

Put your money where your piehole is or go play in traffic on I-75.

Joe

February 14th, 2011
3:04 pm

i just hope Richt doesn’t embarrass the fans, yes, we know we’re gonna lose the first 2 games, just no blowouts, please. Otherwise, time to break out the bags over our heads.

PB

February 14th, 2011
3:04 pm

So I should put my full name like you did??

I’m a Vols fan and I’ve been watching Boise for years, they’d be competing for SEC champ every year like Bama. I think they’d beat my Vols too, they beat Oregon the last couple of years who crushed my team and almost beat Auburn. It’s easy to see if you look objectively.

UGA_2001

February 14th, 2011
3:07 pm

It’s an easy schedule after the first two games. Easy enough for Richt to keep his job, which may or may not be a good thing.

I think we are just good enough for him to stay another year (due to the fanatical support of our more religious fans) but not good enough to win the east.

Joe

February 14th, 2011
3:08 pm

Bubble games are Ole Miss, Tenn, Kentucky & Georgia Tech. Expect Richt lose at least 1 of those too.

A. Bishop

February 14th, 2011
3:10 pm

1) I support Richt. He has shown that he can be a good coach and I will support him while he is the coach.

2) I think we can win against Boise State and South Carolina.

3) If you are a true dawg fan have some faith and stop screaming for your coach’s head you fairweather fans.

4) This is not an easy schedule. No SEC team has an easy schedule.

Joe

February 14th, 2011
3:10 pm

Easy schedule? 5 top 25 ranked teams? Sure.

Boise, South Carolina, Auburn, Florida, Miss State

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/columns/story?columnist=schlabach_mark&id=6087284

SecGuy

February 14th, 2011
3:11 pm

Easisest schedule in years. Boise got wiped out by graduation. South Carolina is the toughest game. The others are either light-weights or rebuilding. Richt has the table set for a very good year.

Joe

February 14th, 2011
3:14 pm

4-3 heading into the Florida game, 6-5 heading into the Georgia Tech game.

Only gimmes are Coastal Carolina, Vandy, New Mexico State, team could easily go 3-9.

meanmachineofredandblack

February 14th, 2011
3:15 pm

@nuttlicker(tech fan) what other conference has at least one four loss team in the conference title game. Don’t comment on football. Ever. Again.

dawg from a distance

February 14th, 2011
3:15 pm

Boise didn’t loose Moore the QB and that is key. They did loose a few recievers but they are very dangerous and will want to proove something as well. Most difficult game that I am thankful is in Georgia. Go DAWGS!

Again?

February 14th, 2011
3:16 pm

Didn’t we have to hear this same crap a few years ago? How will poor little Georgia handle playing against powerhouse Boise State? They were supposed to “handle” Georgia that year too and what was that score again? Yea, it was an embarrassment as the Dawgs killed them. I know that was several years back but the outcome will be the same. I know that Georgia was terrible last year but things should be turned around now. I think it will be close but the Dawgs pull it out in the end. GATA!!!!

Beast from the East

February 14th, 2011
3:17 pm

Dream Weaver,
UGA had an open date against UF in 2009 and lost 41-17.
Keep dreaming.

Joe

February 14th, 2011
3:17 pm

0-5 against:
Boise St., Florida, Auburn, South Carolina, Miss St

3-0 against:
CC, Vand, NM St.

3-1 against:
Tenn, Kent, Ole Miss, Ga Tech

meanmachineofredandblack

February 14th, 2011
3:17 pm

PB, you’re below par, even for a pumpkin.

Hairy Dawg

February 14th, 2011
3:22 pm

10-3 (we win the bowl game)

Wins: C. Carolina, Vandy, N. Mex. St, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Auburn, Ga. Tech, Miss. St., Florida, (bowl game)

Losses: Tenn., Boise St., S. Carolina.

mcdawg

February 14th, 2011
3:23 pm

ah imagine it will be positively sultry on the 24th in Mississippi

DawginOH

February 14th, 2011
3:24 pm

Gotta win those first two! Go Dawgs!!

UGAgrad71

February 14th, 2011
3:25 pm

This season is a wake up call for CMR. He has some nice pieces in place. O-line needs to be a force in the 2nd half of games. I think the D will be okay. UGA faded too much in the 2nd half of games and that is determined by S&C not how much some body weighs. Another losing season and CMR will be ex CMR in Athens.

Joe

February 14th, 2011
3:25 pm

The bright side is Murray will throw for 3000 yards and 25 touchdowns again.

Murray will have big games against New Mexico, might put up 5 like he did against La Laffeyette last season.

I also expect Murray to play big against Coastal Carolina. Look for 4 td minimum there.

Vanderbilt? Please, no match for Mighty Murray. Another 4 td day.

Murray will play well against Tech too, a 4 td day.

Dawgfan 12

February 14th, 2011
3:26 pm

After the MSU game on October 1, we don’t play again in Athens until November 5. While I can appreciate the bye week before UF, what a waste, the most beautiful month of the year to attend a game in Athens, and there is no game to attend.

Gary

February 14th, 2011
3:27 pm

I see 10 to 12 wins easy. Toughest game is SC at home. Richt shames all of you non-believers with an SEC championship and a shot at the NC. Go Dawgs!

BG

February 14th, 2011
3:28 pm

The first two games will be the toughest first two games in all the SEC.

Sunny

February 14th, 2011
3:29 pm

14-0 baby. Easy. Crowell runs for 2000, Murray throws for 4000, defense pitches 7 shutouts.

Joe

February 14th, 2011
3:32 pm

Losing the 2 coaches will prove too much, Searels and Belin, that’s tough, only won 6 games with them, looking at maybe 5-7 without those 2.

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Joe

February 14th, 2011
3:35 pm

Richt’s future depends on how he does in these 5 games:
Boise St., Florida, Auburn, South Carolina, Miss St

Most important of these 5 are these 2:
Florida, South Carolina

Rick

February 14th, 2011
3:37 pm

Murray went 1-3 without AJ Green, 5-4 with AJ Green as WR. So, now that AJ’s gone, probably looking at 3-9 without AJ Green, remember, Murray lost 75% of his games without AJ Green to bail him out.

Eisendawg

February 14th, 2011
3:40 pm

At least we have an open date before the Florida game. When Dooley was coach, we usually had an open date there also. I know it doesn’t guarantee a win, but an extra week to heal and prepare makes a difference. This makes alot more sense than playing for eleven straight games, then taking a week off with only one more regular season game.