ESPN jumps on board the “weak Georgia non-conference schedule” train, with the Dawgs showing on a list of the ten weakest.
Sept. 1 vs. Austin Peay, Sept. 15 vs. Middle Tennessee, Nov. 17 vs. UMass, Nov. 24 vs. Georgia Tech
On its way to an SEC championship and appearance in the national title game last season, Georgia played two nonconference games against Power 5 opponents, both on the road. But Notre Dame comes off the schedule this season, and Kirby Smart’s club won’t have to leave Sanford Stadium for any of its four games out of conference.
Georgia Tech is a rivalry game, and the Yellow Jackets have won each of their past two trips to Athens. Even so, this is a nonconference slate tailor-made for the Dawgs to be 4-0.
Hard to argue with any of that. One should assume Georgia is going to have to deal with a smaller margin for error this season because of it.
Which means Georgia’s postseason chances will, to some extent, get back to what Pete Fiutak alluded to the other day with his “Look The Part” commentary. Ohio State, for example, isn’t on Low’s list. One can already hear Herbstreit’s spin if the Buckeyes and Dawgs are in the CFP conversation.