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PWD Note: Yesterday afternoon, it was discussed the Miami is set to play Oklahoma in 2007. During that discussion, we mentioned that UGA still has an open date for the 2007 season opener. Below is Mike's response to that note.
According to my research using NationalChamps.net, the window of opportunity is closing rather quickly. The following programs still have an opening for the 2007 opener, but many are sure to demand a return trip that we might or might not be willing to grant.
Arizona is open, but the rest of the PAC 10 is already booked up.We need to hurry if a major conference team is our goal.
Minnesota is open, but the rest of the Big 10 (11) is full.
In the ACC, both Maryland and NC State are available.
In the Big East, both Boston College and Louisville have openings. I know we've spoken to Boston College within the past year, but don't know the details.
In the Big 12, both aTm and Texas are open, but - much like Georgia - there aren't any openings for a return in the next few years and they'd be sure to demand one.
Among major opponents from lesser conferences, there's a choice of Boise (again), BYU and Southern Miss.
Note from PWD: Back in May, the Athens Banner-Herald said that we were talking to Oregon about a series possibly starting in 2014, but we're not in discussions with them about 2007. That was two separate rumors.