Report: Georgia to pay hefty buyout to San Jose State to create room for Clemson on 2021 schedule
When news broke on Tuesday that Georgia and Clemson had agreed to play a game against Clemson in Charlotte in 2021, people were understandably excited.
But, a quick look at Georgia and Clemson’s 2021 nonconference schedules showed that both teams already had full slates.
Now, according to a report on Tuesday night, Georgia has agreed to buy out a game against San Jose State. The payout? A cool $1.8 million:
Update here: To make room for Clemson on the schedule, San Jose State confirms it will receive $1.8 million from Georgia to cancel the 2021 game, per the game contract. https://t.co/2FJZTjlsVz
— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) February 19, 2020
Obviously, that’s a ton of money to send a school that you won’t even be playing, but Georgia’s athletic department has been raking in the cash recently.
Plus, this game against Clemson will probably be worth a lot more when all is said and done.