As you prepare to watch Georgia’s titanic opening struggle with Austin Peay, keep this pearl of wisdom in mind.
But while fans clamor for more matchups between top teams, much of what goes into scheduling is only tangentially related to the potential quality of the game.
No shit, Sherlock.
Many of the top revenue-generating schools, including most SEC schools, are buying at least one FBS and one FCS game per season. That is generally going to run around $2 million, but for programs that routinely fill 80,000-plus seats — as Florida does — a home game can generate upward of $4 million just in ticket sales.
“Some of the costs of these guarantee games are shooting up so much that’s why these neutral site games have become so popular with these nice pay days,” Stricklin said.
Nice for him.
Boy, I’m glad AP didn’t interview Greg McGarity for that article. I don’t think I could have taken it.