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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Looking Ahead at Non-Conference Foes

Got this from UGA's athletics department today, and while there aren't many surprises here, I figured I'd pass it along.

Here are the scheduled non-conferece games for UGA during the next few years -- with the exceptions of the annual Georgia Tech game.

You can find the complete future schedules at Sic Em Dawgs. The only game here not listed officially on the Sic Em Dawgs list is the North Texas game in 2013.

Sept. 4, 2010 – University of Louisiana Lafayette, Athens (875,000)
Oct. 2, 2010 – University of Colorado, Boulder (825,000)
Nov. 6, 2010 – Idaho State University, Athens (525,000)
Sept. 3, 2011 -- University of Louisville, Athens (250,000)
Sept. 17, 2011 – Coastal Carolina, Athens (475,000)
Nov. 5, 2011 – New Mexico State University, Athens (925,000)
Sept. 15, 2012 – University of Louisville, Louisville (250,000)
Aug. 31, 2013 – University of North Texas, Athens (975,000)
Date TBA, 2013 – Appalachian State University, Athens (325,000)
Sept. 5, 2015 – University of Oregon, Eugene (350,000)
Sept. 10, 2016 -- University of Oregon, Athens (350,000)

UPDATE: A few of you asked -- the numbers in parenthesis to the right is the amount to be paid to the visiting team per the contract terms on the games. So UGA gets $350k when it goes to Oregon and returns the favor in Athens.


Ubiquitous GA Alum said...

Assume the numbers to the right are payout amounts?

If so, we're getting paid to go to Boulder and Eugene?

Anonymous said...

You forgot Clemson in 2013 & 2014

Anonymous said...

Don't see Ga Southern on there. Thank Dawg.

David Hale said...

I just posted what was sent from UGA... I included the link to Sic Em Dawgs as a supplement that includes games like Clemson. Not sure about the numbers... I asked about that, too, and I came to the same assumption... but haven't been told by UGA yet.

todd said...

Oregon and Clemson are good. But we are still missing something. We need one big name to throw into that mix. Not something that has to be done every year. But every 5 years or so when Alabama and LSU aren't on the schedule.

I know that we've talked to Notre Dame, Michigan, Penn St., UCLA, and Texas recently. Penn St. decided that going to Alabama was enough trips south for the time being. Mutual dates for 2 games couldn't be agreed upon with UCLA and Texas. ND and Michigan flat out said no thanks.

We have contracts with schools from all BCS conferences except the Big 10, several with more than one school. Wonder why its been so hard to get one of them to agree to something?

Anonymous said...

Todd, I disagree. For starters, Oregon just went to the Rose Bowl and has been consistently competitive for several years now. I don't think anyone expects them to pull an Arizona State. Louisville is a bit of a head scratcher at this point, thanks to Kragthorpe's massive failure; but even then who wants to go to Louisville? What does that really offer? As a fan, I'm not just interested in an intriguing match-up, but give me a good destination, too. (Yes, Boulder; No, Stillwater; Yes, Eugene; No, Louisville).

That said, I don't think we need to worry about another big name opponent since Georgia Tech seems to have gotten their act together. We've got Florida and Tennessee and Auburn every year, too. That's a lot more than any team outside of our league can say. Our scheduling doesn't need any more help and as much as I am looking forward to the CU and Oregon games, I honestly don't think we need them.

And we really don't need to schedule a Big 10 team. No No No. For starters, they won't because they don't want to come down here in September where they will wilt and I can't say I really blame them for that. Second, Capital One, Outback and Gator Bowls are all SEC-Big10 tie ins. We'll play in those bowl games and we'll get our fill of Big 10 teams. There's only one worth playing anyhow.

Just some reactions... NCAA should scrap the 12th game (even if it means we don't schedule Arizona States, etc) since all we're really getting is Idaho State and ULaLa.

Pete said...

With the 2011 currently offering a pu pu platter, I wouldn't be suprised to see a Louisville buyout and then agree to play in the Chick-Fil-A Kick-off Classic.

Streit said...

Louisville is an awesome town. I went up there to visit a friend a few years ago and had one of the best times of my life. There is all kinds of stuff to do (Louisville Slugger Museum, Whiskey Distilleries, horse racing, and tons of bars).

When we shceduled the game with Louisville, they were a Big East championship squad. Who knew they would fall apart like this. Plus, they play in the Big East where Cincy just completed an undefeated season. With their new coach, who has already started to turn around recruiting, they could be back atop the conference soon.

Anonymous said...

I say we schedule the weakest team from every BCS conference. For example, schedule Duke and win easy. By scheduling a BCS opponent - your strength of schedule is instantly raised. You may not get tons of press by beating Duke, but the computers love you.

Hat tip: Jim Harrick

jferg said...

I did NOT use comment enhancing drugs. Though, I probably should.

I for one and pumped about the 2011 schedule. It, for once, lines up for a nice title run. It's very possible that we are 6-0 heading into the Swamp (very much like 2005). Having a year per decade with a scheduled filled with patsies sounds really nice. Your usual tough scheduling avoids the criticisms of "you don't have a tough schedule" and the easier schedule might actually give you a shot at winning it all. And with momentum and a heavy dose of luck, we'll win all of our game and carry momentum throughout the season to win the MNC.

Ah, it's good to be a dreamer again!

jferg said...

I apologize for my last post. Apparently I have regressed to helplessly needing spell-check and grammar-check to even put a string of sentences together. Hale, pass the enhancement drugs now please.

JasonC said...

Anon 11:21,
I don't have a problem scheduling L'ville because they are a BCS team. Yes, they have been on the skids, but that wasn't the case when we signed them.
The problem I have with the scheduling is what you mentioned at the end. Essentially, the 12th games means more games against lower division teams which is crap. I was disappointed to see Coastal Carolina on the slate, and while App St earned some cred recently, we don't need to pay to bring them to Athens.
Play Virginia, Troy or Syracuse- weak teams from the BCS or decent non-BCS teams instead.