Georgia has played in some big-time non-conference games over the past few seasons and has some intriguing matchups on its future out-of-conference slate (including Notre Dame’s trip to Athens this fall). A new report says UGA is looking to add a series with a marquee program from the ACC.
Sources told Jake Rowe of Dawgs247 that Georgia is looking to schedule a home-and-home with Florida State. When Rowe inquired with the Georgia athletic department, AD Greg McGarity did not confirm or deny that the two schools were in talks.
“I’ll say we’re currently in talks with a number of teams about setting up games in the future,” McGarity said in response to Dawgs247’s inquiry. “Nothing is official. There aren’t any executed contracts or anything like that, but we are looking at multiple possibilities.”
UGA and FSU played 10 times from 1954-65, but only once since 1965, a 2003 meeting in the Sugar Bowl (which the Bulldogs won 26-13).
McGarity credited Director of Football Operations Josh Lee with leading the effort to schedule games with Power 5 programs Clemson, Texas, Oregon and Virginia.
Kirby Smart was at Florida State on Bobby Bowden’s staff from 2002-03 as a graduate assistant.