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Clemson-Georgia series could get axed

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Though a home-and-home series between Clemson and Georgia has been in the works since 2005, conference realignment may have reared its ugly head once again when it comes to scheduling conflicts.

Georgia’s athletic director Greg McGarity confirmed Tuesday that UGA and Clemson are in talks of possibly canceling a two-game series that was expected, as of last year, to be the season-opener for each school in 2013 and ’14.

According to Dawgs247, Clemson initiated the talks after the ACC agreed to a nine-game conference schedule last month. And although South Carolina state lawmakers shot down legislation proposing the Clemson-South Carolina game be assured of its continuation, it sounds as though Clemson wants to make sure that game does continue.

With just two non-conference games available, Clemson reportedly wants to ensure they’re able to have seven home games annually. Georgia was set to visit Clemson on Aug. 31, 2013 with the Tigers returning the favor the next season. As far as the South Carolina game, Clemson would travel to Columbia in 2013 before hosting the Gamecocks in 2014.

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17 Responses to “Clemson-Georgia series could get axed”
  1. thegamecocker says: Mar 21, 2012 11:48 AM

    My goodness, Clemson is fortunate the SEC went to a 9 game schedule. If West Va. put up 70 on the Tiger defense, one could only imagine what the Georgia Bulldogs would do to them. Clemson has the dubious distinction of allowing more points in a BCS game than any other school. If that doesn’t drop the number of applications to the school I’d be surprised.

  2. timh1955 says: Mar 21, 2012 11:57 AM

    You obviously think UGA is a lot better than they are considering their extremely weak schedule the past two years and even weaker in 2012. They couldn’t even beat a ranked team last year and don’t I expect them to do any better this year. They are VERY fortunate they are in the SEC East which is on the level of the Big East.

    thegamecocker says:
    Mar 21, 2012 11:48 AM
    My goodness, Clemson is fortunate the SEC went to a 9 game schedule. If West Va. put up 70 on the Tiger defense, one could only imagine what the Georgia Bulldogs would do to them. Clemson has the dubious distinction of allowing more points in a BCS game than any other school. If that doesn’t drop the number of applications to the school I’d be surprised.

  3. thegamecocker says: Mar 21, 2012 12:13 PM

    @timh1955

    What you say is an oxymoron. If your school is in the SEC, your schedule is as tough as there is! It’s been demonstrated and proven time and time again the SEC is the toughest conference in the country. The proof is the six NC’s the conference has earned. While the Dawgs’ are not playing Alabama, LSU, or Arkansas in 2012, they are playing South Carolina and Auburn as well as the rest of their conference games. There are no gimmees in this league.

  4. timh1955 says: Mar 21, 2012 12:46 PM

    My team in in the SEC West (Alabama) which is MANY times better than the SEC East. If you think the SEC EAST has been strong the past t2-3 years you are in denial.

  5. thegamecocker says: Mar 21, 2012 1:15 PM

    First of all, quit stuttering when you post. You used the word “in” twice when you mean the word “is”. I’m not denying the SEC West is tougher than the East. In total, the SEC is the toughest conference in the land! And Alabama is the NC! The best team in the US. Are you drinking again? And The Tide is my favorite team in the West. And I do not like Auburn. And I hope The Tide continues to dominate them.

  6. fcmlefty1 says: Mar 21, 2012 1:41 PM

    “There are no gimmees in this league.”

    They kicked out Ole Miss, Miss St and Kentucky recently? (And thats giving Tenn and Vandy the benefit of doubt in this instance)

    Every single one of the BCS leagues has multiple gimmes. The SEC is no different.

  7. timh1955 says: Mar 21, 2012 1:50 PM

    @thegamecocker

    Thank you for correcting my typo. I didn’t realize this was a spelling bee.

  8. floridacock says: Mar 21, 2012 6:23 PM

    Do you people ever stay on topic? GEEZZZZ!

  9. thegamecocker says: Mar 22, 2012 9:40 AM

    @fcmlefty

    Respectfully disagree. You play any of those teams at their stadium and you’ll get a competitive game and probably lose. What team do you support?

  10. thegamecocker says: Mar 22, 2012 9:46 AM

    @timh1955

    just having some fun….ROLL TIDE! Paul Finebaum now receiving more & more calls stating Auburn’s 2010 nc was TARNISHED b/c of scam. John Q. Public really does care about winning with INTEGRITY! A few people talked about the ’92 – ’94 season when Auburn was on probation. They are certainly one of the most cheating schools in the country and not a good example of the other fine schools in our conference. A disgrace and part of the problem lies at the feet of Mike Slive.

  11. fcmlefty1 says: Mar 22, 2012 3:09 PM

    @gamecocker

    since my team doesn’t play in the Sun Belt or FCS, its very unlikely they’ll ever get to play a regular season game in a SEC stadium, so its kind of a moot point

  12. thegamecocker says: Mar 22, 2012 5:29 PM

    @fcmlefty1

    Don’t be embarrassed…let us know what school you graduated from or support or root for. It’s not that personal a question. It’s not a big deal. You obviously have an issue with the SEC. Before we get to that, let us know which school you are affiliated with. If you cannot reveal this, than your credibility is suspect….if that is what you want us to conclude, that is fine. I will know not to waste time replying.

  13. fcmlefty1 says: Mar 23, 2012 10:18 AM

    Thought it was well known enough on this board that I’m a Boise State fan.

    Don’t have an issue with the SEC per say. The top of the conference is second to none. I’m just not blind. I know a bottom feeder when I see one, regardless of conference affiliation. Ole Miss, Miss St, Kentucky definitely qualify. Vandy has been one for ever, but looks to possibly be turning a corner. Tennessee has just about slipped to this status, if they aren’t already there. Add it up, and its 1/3 of the SEC thats a joke – about the same % as the Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12, Big East (which actually approaches 1/2 of the conference) and ACC.

  14. waynefontes says: Mar 25, 2012 12:12 AM

    That’s too bad. I’ve enjoyed the Clemson-Georgia rivalry, even though they don’t play each other as much as they did years ago.

  15. waynefontes says: Mar 25, 2012 10:15 AM

    fcmlefty1 says:
    Mar 22, 2012 3:09 PM
    @gamecocker

    since my team doesn’t play in the Sun Belt or FCS, its very unlikely they’ll ever get to play a regular season game in a SEC stadium, so its kind of a moot point

    ————————————————–

    Boise did play in Athens a few years ago.

    They were curbstomped. I’ve never seen a first half as bad as your QB had that day. That was pitiful.

    So, you have played in an SEC stadium. You lost.

  16. timh1955 says: Mar 25, 2012 1:37 PM

    Boise State also played Arkansas in their stadium so that’s another SEC stadium. Also BSU is schedule to play Ole Miss in the next two years or so.

  17. fcmlefty1 says: Mar 26, 2012 2:41 PM

    Both true. Buts lets also call a spade a spade – both of those games were scheduled when the SEC team doing the scheduling thought they were getting the prototypical WAC cupcake, not the program that Boise State became from 2006 to present. These games were played in 2002 and 2005 respectively, and scheduled not long after Boise made the step up from FCS.

    And yes, Zabransky played the most pathetic half of football I’ve ever witnessed a Boise QB play that day in Athens. I don’t think even the most devout of Bronco fans can polish that turd of a performance….

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