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Thread: Georgia fills slots on football schedules but no Georgia Southern

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touchdown View Post
    Umm...We were on a four year rotation with uga 8 years prior to PJ being hired at GT, and have been absent from any future contracts even when it seemed like PJ might be there much longer. So while some motivation as of late may have been removed, it doesn't alone explain our absence from their schedules.


    The real reason is that the SEC has a behind closed doors agreement to not play any in state Sun Belt team. The only reason we got the last one while in the Belt was because it was scheduled ahead of time. They asked to move it up a year from 2016, saying it was because they were wanting to begin adding another conference game - but the SEC never followed through on that idea. Never mind there was at least another game that could have been moved. But we took the deal, likely because under the then current agreement - we were getting paid as an FCS team. The agreement to play earlier resulted in a new deal where we were paid as an FBS opponent. We cashed in, and nearly ate their lunch too.

    It isn't personal, it's an SEC thing. Loosing face in state is a risk they don't need to take. They pretty much sell out anyway, and we proved how big of a risk we are in that last game and previous upset of UF and near upset of GT and NC ST. If they felt that they had nothing to lose as a program or as a conference (and anything to gain), then you wouldn't see such consistency conference wide. It simply is NOT a coincidence. Not every SEC team has the ticket sales numbers of UGA, yet non of them will schedule an in state Sun Belt game.
    We share a similar footprint with the SEC, maybe that is a factor.

    But the GT thing doesn't hold much water as an excuse.

    Would be nice to get some state legislation that requires in state teams to play like some other states have done. But they probably have too much alumni in government seats for that to gain any footing. Our best hope is to make the Access Bowl and have UGA wind up 1 game out of the playoff - thus forcing a rematch. THAT would be epic if we could pull that off. THEN, they might find some motivation to put us on the regular season schedule. In that event - I'd hold onto that WIN and only agree to give them a shot at saving face with a future home/home series that requires them to come to Paulson Stadium first. Otherwise, they might take the home game first and then buy their way out of coming to Statesboro.


    Hey, one can dream!

    *Has a firm grasp of sarcasm.

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    Default Re: Georgia fills slots on football schedules but no Georgia Southern

    Chicken****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pike51 View Post
    Chicken****.
    +1

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    Default Re: Georgia fills slots on football schedules but no Georgia Southern

    Quote Originally Posted by Pike51 View Post
    Chicken****.
    You can say that again. And who cares? I'd rather play Auburn, LSU, Houston, etc like to play the inbreed doggies again.
    No longer eating crow for saying "The TO is gone get over it!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1peatfor7 View Post
    You can say that again. And who cares? I'd rather play Auburn, LSU, Houston, etc like to play the inbreed doggies again.
    I don't care if we ever play them again. However from a financial perspective it stinks to see money that could stay in Georgia head out of state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pike51 View Post
    Chicken****.
    Of course you do realize that this Chicken**** will have to be tested by the authorities to verify that it is not a controlled substance.

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    Default Re: Georgia fills slots on football schedules but no Georgia Southern

    As much as I loathe UGA, I don't blame them for not playing us or Ga State. I don't want to play Kennesaw or Mercer. The favorite has nothing to win and much to lose.

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    Default Re: Georgia fills slots on football schedules but no Georgia Southern

    [QUOTE=jcountry;970715]We will not play them again.

    They are scared.[/QUOTE]

    NO THEY ARE NOT
    Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive

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    [QUOTE=KJ Eagle;970758]
    Quote Originally Posted by jcountry View Post
    We will not play them again.

    They are scared.[/QUOTE]

    NO THEY ARE NOT
    You mean, a blue-chip SEC program isn't afraid of a Sun Belt team that has a 35-27 overall in the FBS?

    All joking aside, it's all risk and no reward for UGA to play us...or any G5 for that matter.

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    Default Re: Georgia fills slots on football schedules but no Georgia Southern

    [QUOTE=kdarnell233;970759]
    Quote Originally Posted by KJ Eagle View Post

    You mean, a blue-chip SEC program isn't afraid of a Sun Belt team that has a 35-27 overall in the FBS?

    All joking aside, it's all risk and no reward for UGA to play us...or any G5 for that matter.
    Agreed. Them not playing us anymore has everything to do with Kirby training under Lord Saban. Saban won't play instate G5s and now neither will Kirby.
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