They’re not being subtle about the new scheduling philosophy.
“The more games you can play at home, the better,” Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said. “It gives you more of a chance to win, first of all. There are more positives there. I think more home games are good for the fans. They’re good for the community and it’s easier on the team not having to travel as much.”
… Although intersectional games are off the table for the near future, regional games against BCS opponents remain in play when travel is more manageable.
Georgia begins a home-and-home series against Louisville followed by a home-and-home series against Clemson.
“I think that’s okay, periodically,” McGarity said. “Maybe once every eight-year period you can do that. But I think from a financial model and a scheduling model that seven home games is where we need to be.”
“Our goal is to play as many home games as possible,” said Georgia associate athletic director for internal affairs Arthur Johnson, who is the point man for football scheduling. “We will continue to play one Football Championship Series game a year and move away from the home-and-home philosophy. A big part of it is revenue and playing at home as much as possible.”
I get their point, but when you see it in black and white like that, it’s not exactly inspiring.