For any UGA fans who are still disappointed that the Bulldogs got bypassed for the College Football Playoff this past season, there may be some hope ahead.
UGA athletics director Greg McGarity was asked why the Bulldogs beefed up their future football schedule. And McGarity gave a blunt, direct – and encouraging – answer that should excite both UGA and non-UGA fans.
McGarity said he also spoke for his football coach, Kirby Smart.
“We both feel that (the playoff) is going to eight teams, eventually,” McGarity told CBSsports.com’s Dennis Dodd.
That’s music to the ears for fans of all SEC teams – and probably all of the league’s coaches, too (although they’ve seemed to shy away publicly from saying too much so far, likely due to a political reasons).
The SEC is the toughest football conference in the nation … year after year after year, right? If so, it only makes sense that the league should get two spots, without the second one having to beat mighty Alabama.
It seems like college football should’ve already expanded from four to eight teams, as the Playoff is an epic financial windfall for college football, especially for those programs struggling with attendance. There’s obviously a tremendous fan appetite for more teams in the postseason.
Back to the UGA’s scheduling: The Bulldogs have future non-conference games against Power Five opponents Texas, Florida State, Clemson, UCLA, and Notre Dame and Georgia Tech, among others, over the next 15 years.
“Otherwise,” McGarity told the website, “you wouldn’t be doing this (scheduling).”
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