I don't really get the point of canceling the Oregon series as McGarity and Oregon have just done. McGarity says he wants seven home games a year.
For what? To make more money? We already have the most profitable athletic department in the country.
To have a lighter schedule? Well...are Mississippi State, Kentucky and Vandy going to stay on the schedule? Because Richt is 14-2 vs. non-conference opponents in the regular season since he arrived, but he is 5-4 vs. the three worst teams in our league since 2006.
Non-conference scheduling is the least of our problems / barriers to greatness.
I don't agree with the decision to weaken our non-conference schedules. Do I think that the schedules were booked in an optimal fashion? No. The Oregon series was booked on the wrong years anyway with both GT and Oregon being away games in the same year. Do I think that it was a mistake to book three BCS opponents in one year like we did in 2009. Definitely.
But I don't think fans want to see three bad non-conference games a year. Does the price of tickets go down if we have fewer quality games on the schedule?