Today, in it just means more

Can’t add that ninth conference game, though.  No way.

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22 responses to “Today, in it just means more

  1. heyberto

    As long as the SEC maintains it’s reputation as one of the best conferences and gets a shot to prove itself in the playoff every year, Cupcakes will remain on the menu. Sad.

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  2. Argondawg

    My daughter who is all Dawg but a freshman at UNG texted me that after looking at our home games…..South Carolina was the only game she wants me to hold her a ticket for. What a ridiculous home schedule we have. This is some piss poor scheduling.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      It’s not much different from any other home schedule since the 8th conference game was added, except for those years where Georgia scheduled a power 5 OOC opponent, and they were on their home turn.

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  3. Bright Idea

    More FCS schools would move up to FBS if the big boys quit scheduling them. They’d still be cupcakes but with 85 scholarships instead of 63. FCS schools can’t make ends meet without sacrificing themselves for big payouts.

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    • Otto

      Agreed and some of the FCS programs are better than FBS programs which have been annual basement dwellers. Not to mention much of the Big10 has been flat terrible for many years.

      I don’t want 9 conf. games I want all SEC teams to play 2 non conf P5 or BCS crasher level schools and you are free to do what you want with your other games.

      Playing A&M or Arkansas interests me less than a trip to Oregon or playing UNC in the Dome.

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  4. Russ

    Mmmmmmm….tasty cupcakes!

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  5. JPDawg

    If Georgia scheduled P5 home and homes instead of FCS opponents at home (meaning one less home game every two years), would you guys be willing to pay twice the typical face-value for that one P5 home game to make up for the lost revenue of the second FCS home game?

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  6. When Damon Evans was AD, he was focused on spreading the Georgia Brand and as such, scheduled a lot of P% home and homes. It was great as a fan, both to see teams like ASU, Colorado and OKST between the hedges, and a fun away trip. McG is obviously more focused on revenue, but we do have ND. But I also think there was a shift to FCS in part for more easy wins. I recall people complaining back then because we were making it tougher on ourselves. And granted, I would trade an undefeated, playoff bound team for a crap schedule, but I’d like to do more home and homes.

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  7. MDDawg

    I just want them to fix the scheduling of the Auburn and GA Tech games. I don’t even live in Georgia now, so it probably wouldn’t affect me anyway.
    but having them both at home or both away seems dumb. If they could get it back to the way it was prior to the conference expansion, UGA fans would be assured one big rivalry game at home at the end of every year.

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    • South FL Dawg

      Yes, this seems like an obvious fix.

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      • Reipar

        Sure it is an obvious fix. Now how do you actually make it happen?

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        • MDDawg

          Either 1) make Auburn play us in Athens 2 years in a row to straighten it out. This seems fair to me since we played them at Jordan-Hare two consecutive years after the expansion. Or 2) play Tech in Atlanta two consecutive years. I’d be willing to make that sacrifice if it would un-frak the schedule.

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          • waterloodawg

            Option 2 is so Georgia

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            • MDDawg

              I agree. Option 1 seems like the clear right answer, and I don’t think it’s due to any UGA homerism on my part. We played at Auburn twice in a row, seems only fair that they’d play us in our house 2 years in a row. But option 2 would probably be more likely from this administration. Even so, I’m sure there are ways to make option 2 more palatable, but I don’t know if I trust the UGA admins to think along those lines.

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      • The Truth

        And this is obviously not as big a deal as AU and GT, but I’ve never understood why we have to travel to the state of Tennessee for 2 straight weeks. Why have Vandy and UT both be up there or down here in any given year?

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        • MDDawg

          I have to admit I’d never thought of that, but I think you raise an interesting point. I have no idea why it’s like that either.

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  8. jtpo3

    The reasons?
    Our out of conference in state rival and our insistence on playing 5 road conference games every other year.

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  9. The Dawg abides

    At the risk of getting into the Jacksonville argument again, I’ll play “if I were AD for a day” and build my version of perfect scheduling. First, flip the Auburn game back, then move Florida to home and home.

    Even year home: UF, UT, Vandy, West div. rotation, Tech, 2 non- P5
    Even year away: Aub, SC, Mizzou, UK, P5 team

    Odd year home: Aub, SC, Mizzou, UK, P5 return, 2 non-P5
    Odd year away: UF, UT, Vandy, West rotation, Tech

    And every third P5 home and home has to be Clemson.

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