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Georgia football takeaways to know following 2024 SEC schedule release

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edited June 2023 in Article commenting
imageGeorgia football takeaways to know following 2024 SEC schedule release

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    ftworthdawgftworthdawg Posts: 799 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Why is everyone so terrified of our 24 schedule. Line them up and knock them down.

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    doubledawg1990doubledawg1990 Posts: 109 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Annual GA/FL in Jacksonville - 1/2 tickets allotted to each team OR 33,919

    If played in Athens every other year - 80,000+ tickets go to UGA fans

    More opportunities for students, alumni, and UGA fans to see GA/FL game every other year than when played every year in Jacksonville.

    Again, UGA alumni and students get shafted on what our home schedule is for 2024. We get ONE marque home game (Auburn and MS State are B /C players right now) while all other schools have two or three (see Ark, Ole Miss, Oklahoma) while we also play two games at neutral sights. Benz capacity is only 71,000 - at best UGA gets 30,000 tickets and no economic benefit to Athens/Clarke County (which supports UGA & UGAA through public services and property tax exemptions (not for profit)).

    Athens Clarke County and Athens Area Chamber of Commerce should work to move the Ga/FL game to a home/home schedule to benefit from the economic impact of these games.

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    BornADawgBornADawg Posts: 636 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Definitely going to circle the Ole Miss game in Oxford next year. That is a truly great game to travel to. The fans are gracious and the grove is beautiful. Go Dawgs!

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    MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Yes, my bet is you might not ever see a team go undefeated and win a National Championship once we start the conference realignments and the 12-team playoff next season. And if by some wild chance one year a team does end the season with a perfect record and takes home the Natty, they'll certainly be a very special squad. For the most part, the road to the National Championship just got a lot tougher.

    I like our 2024 schedule. Challenging of course, but a LOT better than what we're up against this season.

    The teams I feel a bit sorry for are UCLA and USC in the B1G. Their annual travel schedule is going to take a toil on them. It just makes no geographic sense to be traveling across 3 different time zones multiple times per season.

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    BigDawg888BigDawg888 Posts: 1,554 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I like it a lot and 2025 hopefully we will get a couple big games at home for payback from 2024. I think the main take away I have now has more to do with personnel rotation and depth for OL, DL, and LBers. I just see a lot of injuries and how important depth will be. I wonder if we are already anticipating this and changing how we recruit. It really would be helpful for the SEC and NCAA to up their scholarships to 100 so players can be developed/mature physically in many cases and help prevent injuries by having more options on rotating. Also a rule change or 2 could help with this, but it appears now we are going in the direction of faster (not stopping the clock after first downs this year) for tv. At some point player safety needs to be considered over tv needs. I know who am I kidding here...

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    MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
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    @BigDawg888....absolutely. Depth will be key. I'm actually wondering if they will increase the scholarship numbers to account for needing an even deeper bench. But, players want to play, not sit on the bench. I still don't understand why Bear Alexander transferred. The guy got a lot of playing time and was surely going to get more in 2023. Must have been some issues internally going on.

    It's going to make winning the SEC Championship game even more important since, if you win, you'll probably get a BYE in the 1st round of the playoffs. One less game and one more week to rest and recover.

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    BigDawg888BigDawg888 Posts: 1,554 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    First on Bear. I think that was pure greed. I could be wrong but it was a pay me now situation imo.

    Secondly, their needs to be an SEC rule in place to not penalize the team that loses the SECCG. So 3rd place teams should not get into the playoff over the 2nd place team even though they may have 1 less loss. Just my take on that.

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    99nout99nout Posts: 222 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @MontanaDawg this is the second time you've brought up UCLA and USC. There's a huge difference in the hosing UGA got with this away schedule and the SoCal teams. UCLA and USC chose to jump conferences out of pure greed so they get exactly what they asked for.

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    MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited June 2023

    @99nout...I don't see the big deal in our away schedule in 2024. You're never going to have parity in away and home schedules for every single team with this new format. Some years your team will get a break on traveling and other years you may have to travel further. The farthest any SEC team travels in 1 single time zone, so compared to the traveling that USC and UCLA will have to do, it's nothing. That was my point in bringing it up. Sure, they made the move for financial reasons, but I think it will just make their drive to the Championship that much harder every year.

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    99nout99nout Posts: 222 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @MontanaDawg I don't care about the distance so much as the inequity in quality home games. I mean, I live in Colorado so the drive to my couch is the same no matter what. 😛

    But it matters for the team, for recruiting, and for the Athens community. It matters a great deal.

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    E_RocE_Roc Posts: 1,231 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    How would an SEC rule determine the national playoff selections?

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    BigDawg888BigDawg888 Posts: 1,554 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Ideally, ideally since the conference picks the top 2 both of those teams would have to be picked before selecting a 3rd or 4th team.

    Kirby mentioned this as well. So say you have 2 teams go 10-2 and they are the selections for the SECCG. You also have 2 more teams that are 10-2 but were not selected due to head to head loss record.

    Before SECCG

    Team A 10-2

    Team B 10-2

    Team C 10-2 but lost to Team B

    Team A wins SECCG 11-2

    Team B loses SECCG 10-3

    Team C 10-2 but lost to Team B

    Technically Team C has a better record having 1 fewer losses but they lost to Team B in regular competition.

    Per playoff or SEC rules Team B gets the selection over Team C.

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    E_RocE_Roc Posts: 1,231 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I generally see what you're saying. If the playoff committee wants to take that approach, that could make sense. I just don't see how it could take the form of an SEC rule, since the SEC doesn't make the playoff selections.

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    BrooksieBrooksie Posts: 528 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Dawgs playing at Bama will be a night game— if it were in Athens a 3:00 kickoff. Just how it is.

    Even playing Georgia, Texas has one of the easiest schedules. Coincidence??

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