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March 27, 2006

3 Game Football Series with Cincy Cancelled

Back in late November, it was leaked that UGA was set to play a three game series with Cincy in 2008, 2011 and 2014. That series has been cancelled.
A proposed three game-series between Georgia and Cincinnati has been scrapped. "My scheduling philosophy is that if we're going to play teams like that, they have a Midwest flavor," Cincinnati athletic director Mike Thomas told the Cincinnati Post, citing Michigan and Ohio State as such schools.
This means we still have 1 opening for 2007 (Season Opener) and 1 opening for 2008 and 2011. I'm really expecting a 1 game deal with a Top 15-30 team arranged by ESPN for the home opener in '07. Not sure what this means for 2008 because our schedule is already ridiculously hard that year with LSU (Road), Bama (Home), and Arizona State (road) added to our normal slate of SEC East + Auburn.

The real tragedy here is all the lost chances to make Loni Anderson references.

In other news, check for all today's spring practice stories. They've got your links covered.



Dawgnoxious said...

Cincy, I have wondered, wondered whatever became of this three-game series.

Just as well. Got kind of tired packing and unpacking, town to town and up and down the dial.

Maybe you and me were never meant to be, but baby think of me once in awhile.

Anonymous said...

Any idea who we're looking at to replace them?

Unknown said...

Not really.

Anonymous said...

Somebody like Louisville or South Florida would be a good pickup I think. They won't be a total pushover, but it should be a game the Dawgs should win.

That does look to be a bitch of a schedule though.

Kyle King said...

It wouldn't be Louisville. We recently inked a deal to do a home and home with the Cardinals sometime in the '10s.

South Florida would be a distinct upgrade from Cincinnati, talent-wise if not tradition-wise, but I'm sure the Bulls would travel without requiring us to return the home game.

This is neither here nor there, but my wife and I both graduated from the University of Georgia and my parents-in-law both graduated from U.S.F., so that would be one nasty weekend where family harmony was concerned.

Anonymous said...

Looks like I found your 2007 opener:

Troy Trojans.

Sept. 1, 2007

Anonymous said...

Sorry to clog up the comments box. I see you guys had them on that page later in the season, but the Trojans official site has them 9/1/07.

Kyle King said...

Troy hasn't yet updated its website. The Trojans originally were scheduled to open the season against Georgia, but the game was moved to November 3, freeing up a date at the start of the season, which the 'Dawgs have yet to fill.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I guess reading that date at the top of the page would help. :D

Kyle King said...

Not a problem, Nico.

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