Last fall, plenty of people moaned, whined and complained that Georgia had been given an easy path through the Southeastern Conference. Apparently those folks won’t be able to voice displeasure with the Dawgs’ upcoming schedules.
According to Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity, Mark Richt’s team won’t have to worry about his squad’s strength of schedule in the first year of the new College Football Playoff:
“From our standpoint, the University of Georgia doesn’t have to worry about that in 2014 because our strength of schedule is already off the chart for the next two years. Who knows what the ’15 schedule will be, but we just know that in ’13 and ’14, the strength of schedule is not an issue here in Athens…
We have an idea of who we’ll play, but we don’t know when we’ll play. We know it will be a road game because Auburn’s come back here in 2014. Whoever we play on the West side will be a road game. It hasn’t been finalized but Destin is when we’re planning to see everything because we’ve all got to move forward with dates, campus dates, homecoming dates and things like that.”
Georgia will host LSU in late-September as its rotating West opponent this year. Auburn — the Bulldogs’ permanent cross-division rival — will welcome Georgia in mid-November. UGA will also open the season with a non-conference date at Clemson.
In addition to its SEC slate, Georgia will once again open 2014 season with Clemson, but that game will be at Sanford Stadium.