UGA and Notre Dame to Announce Home and Home Series for 2017 & 2019
AJC – The universities of Georgia and Notre Dame are expected to announce this week they have agreed to terms on a home-and-home football series, according to various reports. Mike Cavan, a special assistant to Athletic Director Greg McGarity and former college football coach, hinted of a “big scheduling announcement” from Georgia later week while appearing as a guest on “The Bulldog Roundtable” radio show on 680 The Fan on Wednesday morning. After the show, its host Buck Belue tweeted that the opponent was Notre Dame. UGA officials have not replied to requests for confirmation. McGarity has confirmed before that Georgia has been in negotiations with Notre Dame — and other major football powers — to play future home-and-home series. Most recently, McGarity was asked about the prospect at the SEC Meetings in Destin last month. “I think it’s an opponent we’ve played, what, one time 1980?” McGarity told reporters then. “For our fans to be able to go up to South Bend, and for our fans to see Notre Dame play between the hedges, I think from a national perspective it’d be off the charts, as far as interest, as far as intrigue. That would be something out of the ordinary that our fans would be very, very excited about.” But when asked then how close they were to striking a deal, McGarity said: “I think we’re just waiting to work through some verbal communications before we have anything in writing.” Georgia and Notre Dame have played just once in football. They met in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 1981, and the Bulldogs won 17-10 to complete an undefeated season and eventually be named consensus national champions. Georgia is currently in the market for non-conference opponents for the seasons of 2017 and beyond. Stay tuned for more details.
Now that’s how you schedule Non Conference Games. This news gave me a SEMI. I can’t wait to see the Irish come into Sanford to face my DAWGS!! Actually, I’m more stoked to head up to South Bend and visit Notre Dame Stadium. The two teams haven’t played since the National Championship Game in ’81. I’ve heard these rumors for almost a year now. A few of my best friends are die hard Notre Dame fans so I can’t wait for the shit talking to begin. Say what you want about UGA, but they aren’t scared to schedule big name Non Conference games. In the past 10 years Georgia has played Boise State twice, Colorado twice, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Clemson twice, and of course Georgia Tech every year.