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September 1, 2006

Bulldogs travel to Eugene in 2015, Ducks return to Athens in '16


I'd wager the danger is self-inflicting.

The University of Georgia has added the University of Oregon to its football schedule for 2015 and 2016. Georgia will travel to Eugene in 2015 while the Ducks will return to Athens in the 2016 season. Specific dates for the games have not been set. Georgia and Oregon have played only once - a 27-16 Bulldog win in Athens in 1977. (source: UGA)

UGA future non-conference foes (source: Sicemdawgs.com)
  • 2006 - Colorado (home), GT (home), UAB (home) and WKU (home)
  • 2007 - Oregon state (home - tentative), GT (away), Troy (home) and Western Carolina (home)
  • 2008 - Arizona State (away), GT (home), ???, and Georgia Southern
  • 2009 - Arizona State (home), GT (away), ??? and Appy State
  • 2010 - Colorado (away), GT (home) and ???
  • 2011 - Louisville (home), Oregon State (away - tentative), GT (away) and ???
  • 2012 - Louisville (away), GT (home) and ???
  • 2013 - Clemson (away)*, GT (away) and ???
  • 2014 - Clemson (home)*, GT (home), ??? and ???
  • 2015 - Oregon (away), GT (away), ??? (home), ??? (home)
  • 2016 - Oregon (home), GT (home), ???, ???
  • 2017 - Oregon State (home - tentative), GT (away), ???, ???
After playing Arizona State, Colorado, Clemson, Oregon and Oregon State on the road, you'd think folks would finally shut up about the 1965 Michigan game.

In case you're curious....According to the Eugene, Oregon newspaper, the Ducks have games on the horizon versus Michigan, Tennesse and Purdue. The Ducks are also rumored to be near a series with Colorado.

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

They will shut up about Michigan once UGA drops the Appy States and Georgia SOutherns of the world. There are plenty of crappy D-1 programs that would be willing to be beat at Sanford, why go in search of more bad games. I actually agree with the Pac-10 saide of this argument. Why can we get a home, home, and away against a Rutgers or a Missouri or somebody at least half way interesting. However, I am looking forward to the Big Red Blob on Saturday.

paulwesterdawg said...

That's ridiculous. Most schools play 1 cupcake or more per year.

Portland State and Idaho are almost Pac-10 members. In 2005 and 2006, these PAC-10 members played the following 1-AA and I-A jobbers.

Cal - Portland State and CS Sacramento

ASU - Temple

AU - Stephen F. Austin and Northern Arizona

Oregon - Portland State and Montana

OSU - E. Washington, Idaho and Portland State

Washington - Idaho

WSU - Idaho and Grambling

UCLA - Rice 2x

Georgia Southern would whip most of those teams. And they all play guys like San Jose State, Baylor, Houston and Nevada types just like we do when we play UAB and UCF.

It isn't UGA's fault that Georgia Tech sucks. If Tech were a real team, our schedule would look a helluva a lot tougher over the years.

When we played Clemson from '76-87 or so, they won just as many national titles and won more games overall than Notre Dame. But the Pac10 guys don't give us any credit for playing them every year....just because they're 90 minutes from Athens.

That's silly. It's like GT fans crowing about opening up with ND when we're opening up with WKU. Well DUH, GT is playing their Div I-AA team a few weeks later when we're playing Colorado.

Everyone brings in a jobber...with the exception of Southern Cal. And that's because their fans aren't loyal enough to watch them play a bad team. If they brought Samford into their stadium there would be 30k empty seats.

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Anonymous said...

The teams you mentioned don't have the tradition of a Michigan. While they are good teams with recent success they don't have the national mystique of a Michigan, ND, Oklahoma, Texas, or USC. I am not saying we have to play these teams but I wouldn't mind it. I grew up a Georgia fan but ended up attending Colorado for college. The only thing I liked better about the Buffs was how we scheduled when I was in school. Granted, CU was still in the Big 8 then and only had 2 big conference games during the season in OU and Nebraska but I was able to see the Buffs play Tennessee, Michigan, Texas, Stanford, Washington, Illinois (they were good then), & Texas A&m in the ealry '90's. I am glad to see the Dogs finally scheduling teams out of our region. I just wish they were teams a notch up on the traditional powers list.

Anonymous said...

georgia southern and appy are great schools for our 'cupcake' games.

both teams are national title contenders every year and they are close to home. Which makes things a little interesting.

this also helps those schools in recruiting. I wish we would play our 'cupcake' games in state more to give some other schools more exposure (valdosta state, georgia southern, fort valley, and soon keneesaw)

paulwesterdawg said...

Anon - my beef is pretty simple. From '76-87, Clemson's win-loss record was as strong as any of the teams you mentioned. The UGA vs. Clemson game was one of national interest. ABC televised the '82 game (between the most recent two national title winners) on Monday Night in Prime Time (Labor Day).

Yet we get no credit for that in the national media b/c Clemson fell on hard times 2 decades later? What sense does that make.

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Anonymous said...

In 2008, we play Arizona State and GT along with conference foes SC, Bama, LSU, UF, UT and Auburn.

That's 8 games that will be super tough yet some moron wants to play Michigan in place of Georgia Southern on top of that. I'm sure the same guy would be complaining about us not going 10-1 or 11-0 against that schedule.

Dante said...

This "moron" would like to see us schedule 11 real football games every year instead of 4 or 5 real games, 1 or 2 glorified practices and 4 or 5 games that may at some point contain football-like content. I don't care if we do go 10-1, 9-2, or even 7-4 playing the toughest hombres in college football. We could still get into some nice BCS games and over time the pollsters would have to recognize such a brutal schedule and rethink this whole undefeated equals elite school nonsense. Then every game would really count.

The very least we could do is play a full schedule of Division IA schools instead of scheduling picking on high schoolers.

Canton Bulldog said...

I don't ever think we will see the 1-AA schools drop completely off the schedule, but it might be a possibility if the Super Division & National playoff system ever comes to fruition.

Unless we are required to drop games against, 1-AA opponents, I think it is a good thing to schedule them every once in a while especially with a GA Southern. We make as much profit on those games as we would from against a directional school.

From a personal fan standpoint, I like that we are scheduling some road games against Oregon and Arizona State. They are games decent schools in a BCS conference where in most years we should be favored and should win.

Plus, I find those road trips to be more interesting to me as a traveller. I might take a week or 10 days in Colorado, Arizona, and Oregon to play golf at Bandon Dunes/Trails, Pacific Dunes, Pumpkin Ridge, The Broadmoor or The Boulders or spend time at the Grand Canyon or the Rocky Mountains.

Ann Arbor, Michigan? I probably would go up Friday night and catch the first available flight home on Sunday morning.

Anonymous said...

Well, moron, you do realize that we did have a Div 1 opponent schedule and we had to pick up WKU on short notice because they, Tulane, backed out. While Tulane might not meet your approval, they are D1, just like Louisiana-Monroe last year. What's the difference between those teams and a good 1-AA team? And why in the hell would we want to play middling teams like Rutgers or Missouri home and home? We need to have a certain number of home games each year so we need to play a team or two that doesn't require a return visit to their place.

That's the reality of the situation. Accept it.

paulwesterdawg said...

Ok guys. Let's drop the name calling.......unless you're going to use funnier names.

Moron just isn't funny.

Douchesickle or FulmerBrains is much funnier.

(BTW -- it wasn't Tulane that screwed us. It was O'Leary's UCF team. Once they moved into their new conference they had to restructure their schedule.)

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paulwesterdawg said...

Ok guys. Let's drop the name calling.......unless you're going to use funnier names.

Moron just isn't funny.

Douchesickle or FulmerBrains is much funnier.

(BTW -- it wasn't Tulane that screwed us. It was O'Leary's UCF team. Once they moved into their new conference they had to restructure their schedule.)

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Anonymous said...

I have a lot of respect for Michigan. But they've had their fair share of games vs. the likes of Rice, Houston, San Diego St., etc. through the years. I don't like seeing 1-AA teams on our schedule either. But frankly, we're only talking window dressing amongst cupcakes. It doesn't make for a whole lot of difference. Besides, check out the teams that are now playing road games at Southern Miss, Miami of Ohio, Toledo, UCF, etc. If we're looking for one and dones (which we must as long as the Florida game remains in Jax), even lower level Div 1 programs want return games.

And while we're on the subject of Michigan, they are 21-5-1 vs. SEC teams. Only a handfull of those games were in bowl games. And not a single one was played in an SEC stadium with the exception of 1 game vs. South Carolina pre-SEC in 1985. That leaves a boatload of games vs. SEC teams in Ann Arbor with no return games - ever. So while I respect their program and their scheduling overall, I don't like the idea of having our scheduling compared to their's.

Anonymous said...

Rutgers? Missouri? Horsefeathers! The Dawgs OOC schedule over the past 40 years has been as tough or tougher than most big-time programs. Remember the Dawgs played Pittsburgh (during the Dorsett years), Houston (during the Bill Yeomans era), Miami and FSU (before either were in the ACC), Texas A&M and Texas Tech, etc.
As a wise man once said:
"No man is an island. But Eugene is a city in Oregon."

 
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