ATHENS ― Georgia has scheduled another nonconference game, and this time it’s against a program that briefly had ceased to exist: UAB.
The two schools are set to face each other Sept. 11, 2021, UAB announced Thursday. No financial terms were immediately disclosed.
UAB discontinued football for the 2015 season, but then reversed course. In the meantime, that benefited Georgia, as it scooped up UAB’s leading tackler, inside linebacker Jake Ganus, who in his one year at Georgia became a starter and was named a defensive captain.
Ganus has since moved into coaching and conceivably could be on the sideline of one his former teams for that game.
— Jake Ganus (@jakeganus) September 28, 2017
Georgia and UAB have faced off twice before, in 2003 and 2006, with the Bulldogs winning both games.
This is the second known nonconference game Georgia has scheduled for the 2021 season, in addition to the annual rivalry with Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs will play at Georgia Tech that year. There are two more nonconference slots to be filled for that season.