309, Edge / 6-3 / But there may have been another loss each year. Its been up and down a little bit with that. For instance, Georgia plays Oklahoma in 2023 and again in 2031. Highest Floor and Highest Upside in Each Round.
And while logistically it might not make sense, a yearly rivalry with one of our new additions in OU or Texas could be really fun too. And though Edwards was a bit lower (4.4) he came on this spring with more reps. Plus theres Branson Robinson, that freshman you mentioned, who is built (5-10, 220) like Nick Chubb. Youve seen different schedules, but thats kind of been the standard metric weve been working off. When you get into those situations, sometimes you can move a game forward, move it to another year, sometimes you outright drop it, Brooks said. Im talking Ohio State, Clemson, Oregon, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida State, UCLA, etc.
(ESPN analyst) David Pollack recently said he thought the 2022 Georgia defense will give up 10 points per game more than the 2021 defense.
6-1 / 2026: Location TBD - Jan. 5, RELATED: Complete college football championship history | Schools with the most titles. But starting in 2025, what will the schedule look like for the Bulldogs? If it went to nine (conference games), yeah, by that metric, we couldnt play 13 games, Brooks said, asked if UGA might have to cancel or move a future game. Dawgs, Smart reach new 10-year, $112.5M deal. The opposition also figures into this, and that 2018 defense ended up facing only three offenses that ranked in the top 25 in scoring offense (Missouri, Alabama and Florida) and only three more in the top 50. Way-too-early predictions for the 2022 season, 36 T&F champions to follow at World Champs, NBA top picks in March Madness, since 1958.
This, however, remains my mailbag, and Matt asked me, so Ill offer up my own pithy analysis as to why I tend to agree with Pollack: Georgias 2022 defense reminds me a lot of the 2018 defense, losing key veterans all over the place, and that unit allowed 19.2 points per game, still tied for 14th nationally and fourth in the SEC. Commit
Here's what we know about that extraordinary day in Abilene, Texas. But with scheduling now front and center lets start there: (Note: Submitted questions are edited for clarity.). Maybe a tall drink of water and the alternatives are solid (Kenny McIntosh, Daijun Edwards, and that new freshman with biceps the size of a football helmet) but I like what Ive seen out of Milton. So sometimes, if its a home and away, you can drop, sometimes you can buy it out, sometimes you can move it forward. If this format is adopted, you know youre going to Austin, College Station, Norman, etc., at least once every four years, and youre also going to see those teams grace their helmets in Sanford Stadium once every four years. Since Kirby Smarts arrival in Athens, UGA has been scheduling some of the toughest competition in college football. 6-5 / 7/10/2022, Commit 183, Edge / 212, OT / 6-2 / -, S / Upbeat Jimbo Fisher moving on from feud with Nick Saban, Georgia football coach Kirby Smart lands $112.5 million, record-breaking contract extension, Stetson Bennett shrugs off critics, Kirby Smart fine with people doubting Georgia quarterback, Preseason Stetson Bennett hype is meaningless, scoreboard will tell 2022 Georgia quarterbacks story, Overly gracious Nick Saban expected to lose to Kirby Smart sooner or later, shares 3 Alabama concerns, Kirby Smart clarifies resignation comment, but his Georgia contract extension unfinished. It's time to compare. ', Smart says many question marks loom for Georgia, Smart reveals Georgia's 2022 identity: 'Hungry', UGA's Smart: People 'keep doubting' QB Bennett.
William Poole is an option at both cornerback and nickel back.
But its not just up to Georgia: The SEC office has to look at everyones preferences, and between Tennessee having three other rivals (Alabama, Vanderbilt, Kentucky) and South Carolina probably having Georgia as a first or second choice, thats why its most likely the Gamecocks rather than the Volunteers are an annual opponent. 6-4 / With the SEC expanding and adding Oklahoma and Texas in 2025, well likely see some changes to Georgias future schedules. And youve seen the other ones on our schedule, the Clemsons of the world, to truly bring a more valuable schedule to our fanbase and get these great one-off neutral site games, as well.. CFP National Championship Game (Jan. 10, 2022). The better news is that come 2025 the Bulldogs should still be as well-positioned as anyone to win the super-conference that will be the SEC. The same goes for Georgia and Texas, which have a home-and-home series scheduled in 2028 and 2029. (But losses in those matchups will now count in the SEC standings.). Brooks shared that Georgia coach Kirby Smart has gotten involved in scheduling to add value to the schedule for the athletes and fans. 6-3 / If youre Georgia, why would you want to do that now? This mailbag will include questions about a David Pollack prediction for this years Georgias defense, 2023 recruiting, cornerbacks and distribution of tailback carries.
All Rights Reserved. Plus Greg McElroy talks about why defending national champ Georgia is being overlooked. That doesnt mean Georgia wouldnt have won the national championship last year, or made the SEC championship other years. Its hard to argue that playing in the SEC East hasnt been an advantage; just look at the rest of the division versus the gauntlet that is the West. Heres a look at Georgias future nonconference schedules (info via FBSchedules): Nov. 27, 2021; Atlanta; Georgia Bulldogs tight end Brock Bowers (19) scores a touchdown against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the second quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Were also not exactly talking about a struggle of a situation here. It could be lettuce, it could be steak, it could be pieces of glass, but those items are squished between pieces of bread that are not touching. Brooks conceded future schedules face challenges, particularly if the SEC elects to go with the 3-6, nine-game schedule model being discussed.
Is Marcus Washington reclassifying a sign that Smiths recovery is taking longer than expected? Never, when it comes to recruiting, do you ever bet against Kirby Smart and his staff.
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Raising Canes: Georgia used to order these for Monday pressers and this is believed to be a reason Vince Dooley kept coming even during the Michael Adams years. 5-11 / Georgias complete 2023 schedule will be announced in the Fall of 2022. Who gets the edge between Villanova's Brian Westbrook and Georgia Southern's Adrian Peterson, two of the all-time great FCS running backs? And for the record, Im not much of a sandwich or a hot dog guy, so I come to this discussion from a very disinterested perspective. Sometimes, it could shift to be nine (Power 5 opponents) and two G5s (Group of 5 schools) and an FCS.. DESTIN, Fla. Georgia football has scheduling issues to work out regardless of the proposed model the SEC decides on, including the Oklahoma home-and-home series currently slated for 2023 and 2031. Seth, thanks for your excellent coverage of our Dawgs. Or perhaps Oklahoma, as an act of goodwill, just agrees to mutually cancel the series.
227, QB / Georgia's projected record, chances of going undefeated, winning natty, etc Georgia Bulldogs football coach Kirby Smart has signed a massive 10-year contract extension. 6-keys: media/spln/collegefootball/reg/free/teampages, at If the SEC moves to three permanent conference opponents, who would you like to see as UGAs third permanent opponent in addition to Auburn and Florida? section: | slug: | sport: collegefootball | route: team_page_home | When theres clarity on that well give everyone an update. There are a lot of different tools you can use to solve that.. Oregon and Florida could be much better, Missouri, South Carolina and Auburn could make jumps, etc.
Kelee Ringo will have one of those cornerback spots, the question is whether he can be that true lock-down cornerback, not just a playmaker. The Bulldogs open this season against Oregon on Sept. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and Georgia is scheduled to open the 2024 season (Aug. 31) with Clemson in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, as well. 235, DL / Thats something wed all each individually have to deal with if we went down that pathway (of nine SEC games).. But I think right now weve been in more of a mode where its been 10 (Power 5 games), a G5 (Group of 5) team and an FCS (opponent). Georgia takes down Alabama for first national title since 1980, Complete college football championship history, The longest college football field goal: What we know, 2022-23 College Football Playoff schedule, dates, TV channel, sites, 2022-23 college football bowl game schedule, scores, TV channels, times, How Wake Forest got the nickname Demon Deacons, Way-too-early predictions for the 2022 college football season, College football rankings: Way-too-early Preseason Top 25 for the 2022 season, 7 college football records *we think* will never be broken, Here is every FCS vs FBS game scheduled for 2022, Fiesta Bowl | 4 or 8 p.m. 242, DL / So who knows how that will play out?
2024: Houston (NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas) - Jan. 8 Brooks conceded future schedules face challenges, particularly if the SEC elects to go with the 3-6, nine-game schedule model being discussed. Brooks shared how Georgias football scheduling strategy might also change. Smart reiterates want to move Florida vs. Georgia game out of Jacksonville, Smart's recruiting pitch: Play UGA-UF on campus, UGA's Smith on Tebow: 'Can he really still squat 500? I feel like Im seeing a ton of 2023 commitments right now, but none of them are to UGA. And when it is a bun that is touching and sideways, it is a hot dog. This years schedule doesnt set up to be a gauntlet: Tennessee is the only offense that ranked in the top 25 last year, and only three more were in the top 50 (Kentucky, Oregon and Florida.). Any word on how Tykee Smith is coming along? Would you take the over or under? 6-6 / Check out everything you need to know below, including bowl game information for the CFP locations. This reminds me of the same time last year when there were concerns about the class seeming to lag, and worries that the down 2020 season was having an impact.
This time around, you can assume that either a) Georgia is getting its butt kicked in using NIL for recruiting, which technically is supposed to be illegal, or b) Georgia is coming off a national championship and stupendous NFL Draft and thus can afford to be picky. As for Georgia, it almost certainly will come down to the secondary: The front should still be really tough to run against, Nolan Smith and company should get good pass pressure, and Im not seeing any schematic drop-off. Smith tore his ACL last October, which under the current timetable should have him doing regular activities this summer. 6-0 /
6-3 / Georgia has three more years of divisions, eight-game conference schedules, and wondering what the inside of some SEC West stadiums look like. Additionally, Georgia plays its annual game against Georgia Tech the last week of the regular season. 185, S / Its important to be respectful to everyone were working with.. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: collegefootball | pageType: profiles | At the risk of sucking up, Pollack is worth deferring to here, not only because of his expertise but proximity. Georgia fans would choose Tennessee over South Carolina, by a small margin, according to our survey earlier this year. That seemed a bit of a high number, and Id never actually heard Pollack say that myself, so before answering this I sent him a quick text to verify and he confirmed it, while adding: And I said they would still be a top-30 defense in CFB.. The CFP national championship will be played on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
Indeed, if Georgia allowed 20.2 points per game in 2022, that would still be 19th in 2021 numbers (right behind Alabamas defense), tied for 18th in 2020, and 23rdin 2019. But whos the better FCS legend between Jerry Rice and Cooper Kupp? The good news for Georgia is it has three more years under the current system. 2004-2022 CBS Interactive. The Bulldogs open this season against the Ducks on Sept. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, and Georgia is scheduled to open the 2024 season (Aug. 31) with Clemson in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, as well. It will just be a harder path to the championship game than it has been. Which in a way is a shame, but also shows why its easier for the higher-end programs to agree to go to a nine-game conference schedule: it isnt necessarily going to make their schedules that much harder. ET | ESPN|Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, Peach Bowl | 4 or 8 p.m. | ESPN|Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, CFP National Championship Game | Primetime on ESPN|Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.
Thats something we are working on right now, UGA athletic director Josh Brooks said when asked if the Sooners joining the SEC in 2025 could affect the series. If it went to nine (conference games), yeah, by that metric, we couldnt play 13 games, Brooks said, asked if UGA might have to cancel or move a future game. So look for carries to be distributed among those four, maybe in a 30-30-25-15 percentage-way, just throwing a number off the top of my head. 7:00 am ET, Kirby Smart inks deal to become highest-paid coach, Smart has Bulldogs primed to follow repeat path, Why Kirby Smart wants Georgia-Florida rivalry moved, Georgia QB Stetson Bennett ready to become a star, Georgia Football: Kirby Smart reveals what keeps him up at night, Georgia football: Kirby Smart explains UGAs strategy in the transfer portal, No. Copyright University of Georgia Wire 2022. Copyright: ESPN Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. And you wrote this before Georgia actually moved a 2023 commitment to this year: Marcus Washington, who joins the competition for playing time at cornerback in 2022, and also makes anyone who remembers his father signing with Georgia only 17 years ago feel really, really old. He knows of what he speaks. But it is fair to assume Georgia coaches looked at their secondary, especially cornerbacks, and told Washington that if he came early he would get a chance to compete for immediate playing time. 5. 5-11 / 2005-2022 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Brooks shared how Georgias football scheduling strategy might also change. This is one of those situations where coaches hope competition results in several emerging as dependable options. Below is a complete history of the College Football Playoff national championship game. SEC commissioner Greg Sankey was vague and non-committal when asked about whether the league would vote on a future scheduling model this week, even though it has been one of the primary discussions between the coaches, athletic directors and league presidents at the meetings.
DESTIN, Fla. Georgia football has scheduling issues to work out regardless of the proposed model the SEC decides on, including the Oklahoma home-and-home series currently slated for 2023 and 2031. (This appears moot, however, as keeping divisions is an increasingly unlikely option.). 6-4 / So top 30 is being more than fair.
6-7 / Brooks, talking at the SEC Spring Meetings at the Sandestin Beach Hotel, said there are several ways to handle the scheduling complications that are unavoidable with Texas and Oklahoma joining the league in 2025. The Bulldogs 2028 schedule has four games scheduled, too, but one of them is Texas -- which may or may not work out depending on the league schedule once Texas and Oklahoma join the league. Its been up and down a little bit with that. Georgia is scheduled to play Oklahoma in Norman on Sept. 9 in the second game of the 2023 season, with the Sooners due to make a return trip to Sanford Stadium in 2031. But I think right now weve been in more of a mode where its been 10 (Power 5 games), a G5 (Group of 5) team and an FCS (opponent). Zaxbys chicken tenders: Good diversity of choice and flavors. The Bulldogs are scheduled to play Oklahoma in Norman on Sept. 9 in 2023 in the second game of the season, with the Sooners due to make a return trip to Sanford Stadium in 2031.