Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney would like to see Georgia more often on the football schedule.
When Swinney was addressing reporters on Tuesday, the topic of non-conference scheduling came up. He specifically mentioned he would would like to see Georgia on the schedule every year.
“If it were up to me, we would play Georgia every year,” Swinney said. “It just makes sense.”
A week after endorsing napping, Dabo continues to make his case for president by saying Clemson and Georgia should play every year.
— Larry Williams (@LarryWilliamsTI) August 30, 2016
Georgia and Clemson first met in 1897 and have played 64 times. The two teams played each other every year from 1962 through 1987.
The two schools are just about two hours away from each other. Both schools also already have annual non-conference games against in-state rivals, as Georgia plays ACC foe Georgia Tech and South Carolina plays Clemson. Georgia and Clemson often recruit the same areas. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is from Gainesville, which is just north of Athens.
The two schools last played in 2014, with Georgia winning 45-121. The two teams met in Clemson the year before, with the Tigers winning 38-35. The two schools do open up against each other in men’s basketball this year. Georgia beat Clemson at home last season.