Georgia’s 2020 schedule

Here ’tis, in all its glory.

Before you go ballistic over anything, remember it’s a weird year.  There’s no point in trying to match it to what’s normal, because that’s the one thing this season is anything but.

With that in mind, a few observations:

  • Over a month away from Athens is interesting.  Home field advantage is likely to be an overrated thing this year, but constantly leaving the friendly confines of home worries me a little as far as maintaining health protocols.
  • There were more than a few yesterday describing the schedule as being front-loaded, and I suppose that’s true to the extent that wherever Alabama showed up was going to make that part of the schedule loaded.  But, come on — opening against one of the weakest teams in the league and having Auburn and Tennessee in Athens does not a murderer’s row make.
  • That being said, if there’s a trap game on the schedule for the Dawgs, it’s Kentucky.
  • The Cocktail Party being moved a week later is basically a prayer that somehow fans are going to be allowed to attend in some numbers.  Color me skeptical it’s a prayer that’s going to be answered.
  • The final 40% of the season looks like it was ripped straight from the pages of the Phil Fulmer playbook.  (And that’s without Georgia Tech.)  If Georgia leaves Jax with the division lead, it’s going to be a tall order to blow it.  And I can already hear Smart’s denial about looking forward to SECCG game prep during Vandy week.

What do y’all see there?

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20 responses to “Georgia’s 2020 schedule

  1. Ran A

    The only real concern I have is playing Auburn the 2nd week of the year. Would have loved for the offense to have a little more time to gell. And the Kentucky game goes from late in the year – must win – to a trap game – which is concerning.

    Keep saying it… Watch out for Kentucky.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      Sorry to disagree, but Aubie lost 4 offensive linemen, 3 DBs, top RB Whitlow, and Brown & Davidson on the DL. I think getting them early is terrific for us.

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      • 123fakest

        I thought I read they have some opting out too. I don’t think this is War Tiger’s year. Could get ugly early on in this game.

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      • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

        Auburn always seems to be a worry, but you may have a point. After all, isn’t Gus’ rabbit’s foot about worn out by now?

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  2. dawgtired7

    UK after a win against Bama would definitely qualify as a trap game. UT falling between a win at UA and a match up coming with Bama could also be considered dangerous.
    I like that we get to try out the new O on Arky, we need that. Auburn’s D is a concern if our O isn’t gelling yet.
    The schedule does look top-heavy with UA and Bama in Oct., but as you say, not much you can do with that.
    I really didn’t expect to get a bye week so that’s nice.
    I must say, I’m more than a little excited about being able to play 10 conference games. Wouldn’t it be something if this horror we have gone through this year turns out to change things for the better (CFB scheduling wise) when the smoke settles.
    Let’s hope each school is on top of the protocols. I would hate for us to be strictly cautious in vain.

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    • Ed Bodenhamer

      Disagree about Auburn. Strength of their defense was the line and it’s poof starting from scratch this year. So is their oline. Coupled with their offense that was not out of sync than OURS last year, and their penchant for starting seasons slow….I see it as the perfect game to build on any offensive growth form week one and make a statement against a likely top 10 team.

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  3. Teacher Martin

    Only 4 home games this year. In reality I know fans are probably not going to be allowed, but wonder how they will go about getting our money back to us.

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    • Ed Bodenhamer

      Knowing McGarity’s ways, if expect people who don’t receive tickets to be given full refunds for the cost of tickets. I feel like people will be given the option of receiving full or partial refunds for seat fees and donations….with the caveat being you’ll lose some considerable standing in the pecking order if you elect to do so.

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  4. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    The long ass road trip is worrisome, though I can’t imagine anyone from B-M insisting on a change.

    It’s not a home field advantage issue, it is very much a “travel is a bitch” issue.

    Here’s something no one is talking about: the Jags play a joke game on Sunday November 8th and that’s a grass field. You have to imagine they might strenuously object time Georgia and Florida playing a game the day before and messing up the field.

    Could we see the first Cocktail Party in Atlanta?

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  5. At least there won’t be a day when there aren’t good games on TV.

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  6. theotherdoug

    “Home field advantage is likely to be an overrated thing this year, but constantly leaving the friendly confines of home worries me a little as far as maintaining health protocols.”
    Yeah. Traveling will be stressful.

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      Normally traveling is a distraction, but this year it might be a good distraction. Why you ask? I think because it is essentially a moving bubble: nobody going to parties the night before a game or to bars, etc. Hell, Covid protocols may end up limiting the number of team suspensions for goofy conduct. If it turns out that way, remember I said it first. 😉

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  7. Down Island Way

    Understanding, all games matter (2020 season ?) getting the bammers game moved was/is a good thing, allowing UGA to get some (hopeful) film/practice/game time for the O side of the team, include the special teams in that conversation also…the bye week puts the team back at home, Nov 7th is a travel thing, it always has been, it’s kinda built in to your preparations…(just like fish fry and his world of cut/chop blocks)….

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  8. 123fakest

    I like that all the good games are before deer season starts.

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  9. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Not a hunter personally but I have friends who frequently experience torn emotions in November. Plus, think of all the weddings you can go to late in the season!

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  10. Please let’s not ever mention that Kentucky thing again. I agree completely and far be it from me to speak it into existence.

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