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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Georgia-Ohio State on slate for 2020-21

For everyone who thought Greg McGarity was going to dumb down Georgia's football schedule, the first-year Georgia athletics director has yet another answer.

Ohio State and Georgia have a memorandum of understanding to play each other in 2020 and 2021, McGarity said on Tuesday. He said the agreement was signed last week.

McGarity said he set out to find a Midwestern, Big Ten-type team to schedule, and reached out to a number of them. Notre Dame and Michigan weren't interested, but Ohio State was, and something got locked up fairly quickly.

"I think the lure there is to try to play someone that has a rich, traditional football history," McGarity said.

Further details of the series - which home sites come in which year, for instance - are yet to be worked out. McGarity hopes that can be announced in January.

The memorandum of understanding is different from a signed contract, in that either school can escape it if something drastic comes up. Absent that, McGarity said an official announcement should be made shortly.

McGarity was also speaking to Penn State, but he said the agreement with Ohio State should close down those discussions, as well as any other big-time schools. Georgia prefers the seven home-game model, and besides the annual Georgia Tech game, also is set to play Clemson in 2013-14.

"These are the types of games you want to schedule every 8-10 years," McGarity said.

Last month, Georgia announced it would be playing Boise State in the 2011 kickoff challenge. McGarity's first big scheduling move came in September, when he canceled a planned series with Oregon set for 2015-16.

18 comments:

NYC Dawg said...

Nice.

Andy said...

It's going to be like the Citrus Bowl all over again!

Unless CMR has issues with traveling north of Kentucky. . .

Anonymous said...

Evans tried to do something with Michigan and Notre Dame a few years ago and they didn't want to do it. After a couple down years it looks like they still are scared to play us.

Anonymous said...

Scared? Heck nobody has been scared to play the dawgs as of late. This program has been circus for the last few years now. 2020 - 21 is a long while from now ...heck I may be dead by then.

Vladdy said...

Ohio State will be a signature win for Head Coach Kirby Smart.

Rick said...

@ Anon 4:56

Here's hoping.

HiAltDawg said...

2020? I wonder if Columbus, Ohio will have discovered employment, hygiene or self-respect (the trifecta of human decency) by then?

Yes, I went there because "0 for the SEC" is too easy.

p.s. florida sucks

Anonymous said...

Hey Rick..... here's hoping blind homer's like you wont be around then too.

Muckbeast said...

Anon @9:41 PM:

Using the same insult on someone as a comeback is about as weak as Mike Bobo's OC skills.

Aladawg said...

I'll believe it when this actually happens. We have already cancelled Oregon and Louisville WITH a contract. Make sure to note the other comments about closing the book on other discussions. McGarity did this to get major season ticket holders off his back about cupcake schedules and paying for 4 lousy home games a year. I won't be getting off his back because cupcakes are not a value at $125 a pop(Donation and ticket prices)
Aladawg

Anonymous said...

Yeah let's schedule Oklahoma,Ohio State,Texas and Penn State as our out of conference and drop Tech since they're a cupcake. Then let's carp about our record. Makes perfect sense.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:41,

Learn how to use an apostrophe.

Rick said...

@Anon 9:41

Unfortunately for you, I'm a recent UGA grad who bleeds red and black. I'll ALWAYS support my school. You, on the other hand, are a whiny, gutless fairweather fan who will most likely not be here in 10 years. Either you'll find a new team to bitch about, or you'll get hit by a bus. Here's hoping for the latter.

Anonymous said...

That's a long ways off, but I hope the Dawgs beat the ever living sheet out of those over rated chumps!

Anonymous said...

Hey Big Bad Rick...... Fans like you only means we keep coaches like Ray Goof around for a long time. Why don't you go and support your local little league team where the score doesn't matter you pathetic pansy apologist.

Anonymous said...

Wow Rick that anon @ 4:59 sounds really tough here in the comments section. I'm sure nobody has been scared of him in a long time, like oh I don't know, like EVER.

Anonymous said...

That goes for you as well Big Bad anon @7:00pm.

Anonymous said...

That's MISTER big bad anon to you.