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What Oklahoma series cancelation means for Georgia football future

SystemSystem Posts: 7,416 admin
edited September 2022 in Article commenting
imageWhat Oklahoma series cancelation means for Georgia football future

Georgia’s 2023 schedule got a lot softer on Wednesday, as the school announced it would be canceling its home-and-home with Oklahoma at the behest of the SEC.

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  • ftworthdawgftworthdawg Posts: 787 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Ball State? The SEC really hurt us by waiting so late to kill our schedule.

  • thadecthadec Posts: 611 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Please stop saying things that aren't true.

    1. Oklahoma is one of the few teams in the country that recruits at a comparable level to Georgia.
    2. Playing Ball State will hurt UGA's resume.

    First off, look at the drafts over the past 10 years. Nearly all of Oklahoma's NFL players have been QBs, WRs and OLs (and not nearly as many of those as you would think considering the big numbers that program puts up). The RBs, TEs and defensive players that they have produced since the "Big Game Bob" thing petered out after 55-19 to USC in the 2004 title game have been primarily later round recruits and backups.

    Second, I keep saying this and you guys keep ignoring me. The BCS era is over, as is its preceding bowl alliance and the old system where you needed to maximize your big and impressive wins to move up in computer rankings and impress pollsters. The playoff got rid of all that. Instead, if you end the season with 1 loss or fewer, you are in. If there is any conflict, then winning your conference title game - or being from the SEC - will be the tiebreaker. If you lose 2 or more games you have no shot no matter what else you do. So folks need to quit fighting last year's battles.

    And @ftworthdawg please put your blame with the UGA athletics department. They knew long ago that the SEC office would choose simply telling UGA (and Tennessee and LSU) to dump those games over the nightmare of trying to build schedules for an entire 16 game league that prevents Oklahoma and Texas from playing UGA, LSU and UTK twice in a season. The issue isn't playing them ... they can just have it counted as a nonconference games (which has been done before and the NCAA is fine with it ... it doesn't even require an exemption). The issue is scheduling around those games while keeping schedules balanced for everybody. It is practically impossible even if you use computers to help. UGA and Oklahoma should have cancelled the games - or moved the return visit to 2024 - and the SEC gave them ample time to do so. They didn't meaning that the SEC wound up doing what they had to.

  • DawgCrazy76DawgCrazy76 Posts: 479 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Iron sharpens iron.😎

  • ColumbusDawgColumbusDawg Posts: 519 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Most all already had full dance cards, not many. It sucks. But just win baby and its all good.

  • ColumbusDawgColumbusDawg Posts: 519 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    edited September 2022

    Hey, its the "casual college football fan" lol. I would really HATE to see how much you write when its a topic that you are fanatical about lol! Hey dude, if you are going to write so much, don't be such a Debbie-downer. We know your Bama got smoked in the 4th quarter of the Natty last year by these awesome Dawgs, but its time to move on. Its a new season and there is hope again. Casual college football fan, that's the biggest whopper I have ever read on here.

  • DJG76DJG76 Posts: 212 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Is the SEC leadership so devoid of intelligence that they could not allow the current contractual obligations and if and when Texas and Oklahoma join the SEC arrangements could then be made....for what Stanky et al are paid it seems like an easy task to insure a win/win for all concerned!

  • FiftyElevenTimesFiftyElevenTimes Posts: 1 ✭ Freshman

    Glad I didn't accept that job offer in OK City just to be in town when the Dawgs arrived next year!

  • MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Glad I'm not paying big bucks for season tickets....Geez...

  • E_RocE_Roc Posts: 1,213 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited September 2022

    Ok, I have questions. 

    What is your experience with scheduling college football games? I'm not trying to be snide, it's just that you keep commenting as thought you have personal experience with the process and I'm curious what that is. 

    Oklahoma will play at least 8 (probably 9) SEC teams in 2031, and for each of several years leading up to that point. What, specifically, makes it so prohibitively difficult to simply make Georgia one of those teams at some point? Who says we could only play them in 2031 in order for the 2023 game to be played? And even if that were the case, why can't we just play them in 2031 and be done with this whole mess? (And yes, the same basic questions could be asked about the LSU and Tennessee games.) It really doesn't seem like such a grand feat of ingenuity, which is why people looking at the SEC sideways over this. Take, for example, a scheduling misadventure that you yourself referenced in a previous post - the home game with Auburn that we're owed. It would be so easy. Same day, whatever time they want to make it, just have it in Athens instead of Auburn. Just like they did the first time when the roles were reversed. There's nothing remotely complicated about it; the SEC simply won't make it happen. So can you not see why some of us are skeptical of the claim that this same organization can't possibly be expected to figure out how to have Oklahoma play one game in Athens at some point within the next 3-9 years? Like, it's so thoroughly beyond the realm of feasibility that the only reasonable thing to do is to cancel next year's game in anticipation of the inevitable failure?

    And even if it just weren't possible, and Georgia would have to wait beyond 2031 to eventually get that home game against the Sooners, shouldn't it be up to Georgia to decide if it's an issue? How is that a reason for the SEC to order them to cancel the first game? The logic behind this decision seems far more convoluted than any process that would allow scheduled games to, you know, be played.

    It's one thing to say Georgia could have done more to better manage the situation (maybe, maybe not). But to assert that the SEC bears no responsibility for it, well, raises questions. 

  • CMacDAWGCMacDAWG Posts: 15 ✭ Freshman

    What a putrid home schedule. Josh Brooks better come up with a creative way to sell season tickets!!!

  • cbp1947cbp1947 Posts: 51 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @thadec Scheduling isn’t rocket science. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. All OU and UGA has to do is modify there contract. It’s not that hard. Then all the SEC has to do is have OU play UGA before 2031……again not that hard. Same for UT vs OU, if it’s maybe a year or two off, who cares? If you’re looking 2-3 years to reschedule a game, that’s an easy rescheduling task. With one year, you’re screwed and have to play the likes of Ball State who no one wants to see, no offense BSU fans.

    The SEC takes the easy way out because our athletic department takes it in the you know where and screws over the fans and donors with a crappy home schedule. We’ve proven that we’ll bend to the whims of Auburn at the drop of a hat. Very disappointing behavior from our administration.

    Maybe Connor should write about that or is Bill King the only one allowed to do that?

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