Georgia, Notre Dame reportedly working to finalize home-and-home series

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It appears Georgia could be the next SEC team to play Notre Dame.

CBSSports’ Jeremy Fowler reported via a source that the Bulldogs and Irish are working to finalize a home-and-home series, possibly for 2018-19.

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Georgia AD Greg McGarity acknowledged there have been talks about the game, but he cautioned nothing is in writing yet and no official agreement has been met.

“I think it’d be great for the University of Georgia if we were able to make it happen,” McGarity said about the potential game.

Alabama was the last SEC team to face Notre Dame in the 2013 BCS National Championship game and embarrassed the Irish 42-14. Tennessee was the last SEC team to play Notre Dame during the 2005 regular season and lost 41-21.

Texas A&M (vs. Pac-12), LSU (vs. Pac-12) and Tennessee (Big 12) have also scheduled top non-conference future matchups recently. With all the non-conference games in talks or already scheduled, would the SEC actually move to a nine-game conference schedule in the 2016 season?

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  • very smart scheduling for Georgia

  • I can’t believe the rest of the SEC is not scheduling more high-profile out-of-conference opponents. With the playoff selection committee looking at strength of schedule as a major factor it looks like a major disadvantage to not have your schedule bumped up. Especially considering peoples (unfair) view that the SEC is top-heavy and nothing else. That the conference is deficient in some way compared to others. Ridiculous I know, but perception is important when there are no computers doing the SoS results anymore. On another note, I’m kind of a newbie and was wondering how do you make a post with your team’s icon attached to it? Thanks.