As first reported by Gentry Estes of Dawgs247sports.com, Georgia has been involved in discussions with a couple of Big Ten schools — Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State — about scheduling a future series.
Tuesday, those talks have all but culminated in an iron-clad contract with one of those Midwest schools.
UGA athletic director Greg McGarity confirmed Tuesday that the Bulldogs and Buckeyes have reached an agreement on a memorandum of understanding for a home-and-home series in 2020 and 2021. The memorandum is not a signed contract — as McGarity put it, it “says you’re going to agree to do it unless something happens between now and then” — but it’s a huge step toward an early season matchup between the SEC and Big Ten.
“The lure there is to try to play someone that really has a strong, rich, traditional football history,” McGarity said. “And I think it excites people to think of Ohio State between the hedges, and for us to go up to Columbus.”
The two traditional powers have met just one time on the gridiron, with the Bulldogs coming away with a 21-14 win in the Citrus Bowl played New Year’s Day 1993.