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."