2012 UGA Football Offseason: Future Scheduling On Hold

University of Georgia Athletics Director Greg McGarity is holding off on adding any games to future Bulldog football schedules until he sees the impact of the new national playoff system.

Since McGarity has taken over he has tried to assemble at least seven home games for the Bulldogs every season. That will drop to six in 2013 due to Georgia opening the season in Clemson and finishing it at Georgia Tech. The result will be a loss of about $2 million dollars from the athletics budget.

Financial concerns aside the new playoff system will have a huge impact especially if strength of schedule is factored into the selection process. However, McGarity also points out that strengthening future schedules may not be an easy task due to conference expansion.

With conferences like the Pac-12, ACC and Big Ten going to nine game conference schedules it is going to make scheduling one of those opponents all the more difficult. So while Georgia might desire to play a particular opponent several factors would have to fall in place to make it happen.

"It's educating everyone on how difficult that is," McGarity said. "Not only do you have nine conference games kicking in very soon, you've also got the dates. So many things would have to happen perfectly."

For more news and information on the Georgia Bulldogs, check out Dawg Sports. More SEC overage is available at Team Speed Kills and SB Nation's dedicated college football hub.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.