Big news on the scheduling front

Make your plans today.

Man, that ’29 schedule is gonna be lit.  I just hope I’m still alive and ambulatory then.

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77 responses to “Big news on the scheduling front

  1. I didn’t go to ND. I’m not making the same mistake for Texas.

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  2. ilini84

    No shit, I was 69 Saturday!

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  3. bwaredogs

    Plenty of time to cancel these when SEC moves to 9-game schedule. Or maybe the new contract will call for 2 power five opponents each year?

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  4. Castleberry

    Kirby’s already using this in recruiting. I’m sure the top 7 and 8 year olds in the country already got word.

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  5. Derek

    Austin TX? No doubt.

    Never been to Clemson. Just haven’t really wanted to. Seems like it would be awful, kinda like Auburn. I’ve been more than once, but so what, right?

    Atlanta and Athens seems sufficient for the Clempson series. Am I wrong?

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    • The last game at Clemson I went to was 2003 if I remember the year correctly. It was hotter than the surface of the sun and they ran out of water in the first half. I wouldn’t go again unless it was a night game or later in the year. The beat down by the Dawgs was awesome though.

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    • stoopnagle

      Clemson is worth doing once. It’s a pretty good atmosphere.

      Logistics are a nightmare, but that’s CFB for you.

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    • BrayMan1

      Auburn with a lake…

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    • Opelikadawg

      Clemson is the Butthole of the Southeastern US.

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      • Clemson is a nice college town with a beautiful campus. 100x nicer than the other squad from SC that actually has the honor of representing our conference.

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      • JCDawg83

        Actually, Columbia is the butthole of the SEC. Clemson has incredible tailgating and the campus and town are pretty nice. Getting in and out is another matter entirely and will most likely prevent the vast majority of visitors from ever going back. It is not uncommon at all for it to take several hours to cover the 20 or so miles from Clemson to I85 after a game.

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        • One thing that my wife (a USC grad) always comments on is how well traffic flows in Athens on gameday. She had no idea that there were places where traffic wasn’t an absolute fustercluck on gamedays, given that her only prior experiences were at Columbia and Clemson.

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          • JCDawg83

            You would think it would be better in Columbia since it’s a bigger city and more of the roads around the stadium are multi lane but it’s a nightmare.

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            • The problem is that everyone in Columbia tailgates within 100 yards of the stadium, vs. Athens where the tailgating is spread out over 500 acres. I’ll take a mile-long walk to the stadium and 10 minutes of traffic to the Loop every damn day versus sitting in traffic for two hours before and after the game thankyouverymuch.

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    • moe pritchett

      Auburn with a lake. So said Lewis

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    • Bulldog Joe

      Clemson is a good trip as long as you get there early and have your parking location and departure route determined before you arrive. Do not attempt to use any of the closest I-85 exits in South Carolina.

      They have large tailgating fields and no hassles from the ‘authorities’ until you get inside the stadium. The area is laid back, not much of a bar or restaurant scene, but their fans are very enthusiastic about football. Lots of families. They don’t drink like the SEC schools do.

      Set aside some time to hang out in the parking lot of the Esso Club. It’s low key, more like Mississippi State than Auburn.

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  6. Bob

    This is great. UGA has ALWAYS been the best in this conference at scheduling OOC power 5 level opponents. This simply reinforces that.

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  7. 69Dawg

    Let’s see in 2029, if i’m still on the right side of the grass, I’ll be 82, just hope the home has 4K by then.

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  8. stoopnagle

    Ah, yes, the OOC game of my dreams: Texas. I’ll only be 57 years old.

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  9. HiAltDawg

    I’m sure the reminders to start getting your contributions $$ in (with a recommended amount that won’t get you tickets) will be emailed out in 3…2…1–

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  10. Bigshot

    Texas and Clemson looks like a booger right now, but who knows in 2029. Might be playing flag football by then.

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  11. Anonymous

    I remember back when Damon Evans was AD and was scheduling all those P5 OOC games around the country. After we lost a couple of them, people started complaining that those games could cost us a Championship. They then hailed new AD Greg McGarity for doing what they wanted which was scheduling a bunch of cupcakes like Florida did when winning two National Championships. Then the same people complained that the schedule sucked. Now, when we lose a couple of these games, people will go back to wanting the schedule of cupcakes. It is kind of like how we had that long string of night games back around 2010. People complained that they couldn’t bring young kids to the games or how they couldn’t get back home to south Georgia after the game without staying in a hotel. They wanted McGarity to get more games started with a noon kickoff. When he complied, they started bitching about how noon games don’t have the same atmosphere as night games. We are going to have very few noon games going forward. I’m waiting for the bitching and kvetching about not having enough noon games to begin soon.

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    • People are gonna bitch no matter what you do, but for the record, never bitched about scheduling Oklahoma State, Colorado, or hell, even Boise State. I bitched quite a lot about LOSING to those teams, but that’s a very different complaint.

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      • Anonymous

        It wouldn’t be so bothersome if it was different segments of the fanbase complaining about different things. It was the same people bitching about each contradictory case. Coincidentally, many of these same people keep calling for Jim Chaney to be fired and for Justin Fields to start.

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    • Otto

      I never read or heard of anyone complaining about scheduling the game, loosing is another story which they also complained about conference losses. Seriously where did anyone say I’d rather play Nichols St than Colorado?

      Even if a handful of people did, the amount of people that went to ND, Colorado, Arizona etc shows that a very large portion of the fan base want games like this.

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  12. Senator, if you need an ambulatory, I’m sure they will have flying ones by then.

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  13. Hogbody Spradlin

    Blutarsky, better make that alive, ambulatory, and sentient.

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    • Mayor

      Holy crap! The players already at Miami when CMR arrived must have graduated (or aged out). Now he has to win with his own recruits.

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  14. AusDawg85

    Austin is equally excited to host DawgNation. Plan your travel for the reality of 2028, however. You will not be able to drive to the city. All roads will be closed to traffic as permanent gridlock is scheduled for the Spring of 2021 and you will not be able to navigate the streets due to the accumulation of rusted-out hulks of the cars and trucks stuck on our roadways and the homeless camps of millennial technology engineers established to live within them. But fear not! Our wonderful international airport will quickly accomodate you Delta frequent flyers, and dedicated electric scooter lanes will whisk you to any destination downtown where mass transit also does not exist (well, we do have that nifty billion dollar Swiss train to the northwest suburbs serving 1500 people a day, but that’s not where the action is at).

    Once downtown, you will enjoy your 3 day wait in line at Franklin’s for BBQ brisket (that’s beef folks…no pigs found here). You’ll also have the exciting action on 6th Street and be able to finally put that conceal and carry license to use if you are still around past midnight…it’s the only way you can survive the shootouts.

    Yes…Austin in 2028. For those old enough to remember, imagine combining Atlanta of the early 80’s (but without the road construction, Marta, etc. being developed) and Underground Atlanta of the late 70’s for family fun among the seedy underside of our community. Good times!

    Finally, you are all invited to use my place…cause it will be empty in 30 days as me and the Mrs. head for the mountains. Just shove any of the squatters from California aside and it should be fine.

    Sincerely,

    The former chairman of the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau

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  15. HiAltDawg

    A friend is in Austin for bidness this week, I asked him to plant a shade tree now for us to tailgate under in ’28 (although 10 yrs might not be enough), lol

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    • Otto

      Trees don’t get very tall out there. Fun town but I’d miss Georgia.

      They have some great BBQ’d beef out that way.

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      • MillyDawg

        The brisket at Salt Lick is phenomenal. The real show stoppers in Austin are the breakfast burritos. Huevos, chiles, frijoles, and chorizo will get your day kicked off right.

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        • Otto

          Most Austin residents who love Brisket view Salt Lick as mediocre and a bit of tourist trap but their Peach Cobbler is awesome. Lockhart claims to be the birth place of Brisket and has some great places. Das BBQ in Atlanta had better Brisket than Salt Lick.

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          • Austin residents are the snobbiest bbq people I’ve ever spoken to in my life. I guess its understandable with all the amazing joints out there…

            I liked Das BBQ, but my one time there did not live up to the Brisket I’ve tried in Texas. Admittedly, I’ve only eaten there (Das) the once. But it’s the best “texas style” bbq in Atlanta I have had.

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            • Derek

              Beef is NOT BBQ.

              So sayth Lewis…

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              • Otto

                BBQ as a noun is southern pork, BBQ as a verb is what other parts of the country do with smokers, grills etc.

                I’ve been to a handful of places in Texas, Salt Lick and various places around Lockhart and North Dallas. Yes Austin Brisket junkies are snobs but in this case I agree.

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  16. stoopnagle

    Still a chance to pull something off for ’21/’23…

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  17. What time is it in Dallas?

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  18. ChiliDawg

    You ok, Senator? No posts today…

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