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Future Georgia-Ohio State series canceled

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Way back in December of 2010, Georgia and Ohio State agreed on a well-into-the-future series between the two football program.

Unfortunately for those of us who really enjoy meaty non-conference games as opposed to the normal selection of pastries, the games between the SEC and Big Ten schools won’t go off as scheduled, if ever.

According to documentation obtained by the (outstanding) website, OSU athletic director Gene Smith reached out his counterpart at UGA earlier this month, notifying Greg McGarity that the Buckeyes are “unable to assign a date for our proposed football games for the 2020 and 2021 seasons” and asked that the series be canceled per the terms of their agreement.  In a letter of response the following day, McGarity wrote that “we understand and agree that the games scheduled in the 2020 and 2021 seasons will be canceled.”

Which games would’ve been played where in the home-and-home series had yet to be determined.

OSU and UGA have played just one time on a football field, with the Bulldogs coming away with a 21-14 win in the Citrus Bowl played New Year’s Day 1993.

As noted by FBSchedules, the reason for Ohio State’s decision to cancel the memorandum of understanding between the two programs likely has its root in the recent scheduling agreement between the Big Ten and Pac-12.  That announcement was made this past December, with the stated goal being that, by 2017, each Pac-12/Big Ten school will add a Big Ten/Pac-12 school on its nonconference football schedule.

This is the second time in roughly six months the Buckeyes have canceled a future series with an SEC.  In late November, OSU announced that, “because of the Big Ten Conference decision to play a nine-game conference season beginning with the 2017 season”, they have canceled its home-and-home series with Tennessee scheduled for 2018 and 2019.

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27 Responses to “Future Georgia-Ohio State series canceled”
  1. bradentonbuc says: May 31, 2012 3:53 PM

    If you can’t run with the big dogs………..

  2. foreverlsu says: May 31, 2012 3:55 PM

    For all of the whining about SEC nonconference scheduling, it’s funny to read about tOSU ducking UGA. Wonder if Urban Liar had anything to do with this. Can’t blame him for not wanting to play an SEC school; isn’t that how he became “ill”?

  3. mydixienormus says: May 31, 2012 3:56 PM

    Is UAG a “big dog”? Have you seen their schedule this year? How many top 25 teams are on it?

    I see 1, maybe 2.

  4. auburntigers34 says: May 31, 2012 4:09 PM

    after seeing their record against SEC competition over the years, i can see why OSU’s so scared.

  5. mydixienormus says: May 31, 2012 4:10 PM

    I don’t think UGA has beat a Top 25 team in 2+ years.

  6. halbert53 says: May 31, 2012 4:37 PM

    That coincides with the loss of Matthew Stafford, the Bulldog QB drafted by Detroit. Look for Baylor, Stanford and Boise State to be down somewhat after losing good QBs.

  7. teamuga says: May 31, 2012 4:57 PM

    Well obviously you didnt look hard enough dixie, think we both only beat 1 top 25 team last yr…I know we beat the Gators last yr, how about you guys?

  8. mydixienormus says: May 31, 2012 5:02 PM

    Are you calling Florida a Top 25 team??? Maybe in the Tebow era, but now…..not so much.

    I am not saying that “my team” is better than UGA. I am a Washington Husky fan. The Huskies were so far down back in 2008 that some thought they would never come back. Coach Sark has them on the right path.

    I like to kid the UGA fans. They all should know that with the talent they have (year in and year out) they should be better.

  9. gamustangdude says: May 31, 2012 5:06 PM

    @ mydixienormus

    UGA Beat #20 Auburn and #23 Georgia Teach in 2011. How many top 25 teams have Washington beat? If you’re ranked in the top 25 in the country, guess what? You are a big dog. Have some perspective guy. As for the “weak schedule” weak compared to…. UGA had the 23rd toughest schedule last year according to Jeff Saragin and the 10th toughest schedule according to

    Maybe Weaker than some Big-12 teams and some SEC teams, but not “weak” at all compared to the Big-10, Pac-12, ACC, Big-East, ETC.

    Next time before you try to take pop shots, include some perspective.

  10. dkhhuey says: May 31, 2012 5:07 PM

    Well that sucks!!! I look forward to those early season big games!

  11. gamustangdude says: May 31, 2012 5:12 PM

    I get it, you’re a Husky fan. You need to justify you’re school’s disapointment in College Football by trying to poke fun at others. What ever helps that “small richard” syndrome of yours. Next time you decide to diss UGA, just tell yourself it could be worse, you could be a Huskies fan….oh wait…..

  12. thraiderskin says: May 31, 2012 6:06 PM

    God Damn you Smith! We need tougher non-conference games! I really hate that guy…

  13. texbornlsufan says: May 31, 2012 6:13 PM


  14. texbornlsufan says: May 31, 2012 6:19 PM


    You will see real quick this year if your Huskie’s can play BIG BOY FOOTBALL!!!!!

    Sorry to inform you it’s going to be ugly in Baton Rouge this year for your guy’s!!!!!!!!!

  15. emeraldcityfan says: May 31, 2012 6:20 PM


    As much as I hate sticking up for Husky fans, it should be said that U-Dub has the 2nd toughest schedule in the country this year according to cbssports…

  16. gamustangdude says: May 31, 2012 6:51 PM

    @ emeraldcityfan,

    What does that have to do with UGA? So what, hey play a tough schedule? That would mean something if the won 9/10 games a year, but they don’t. They barely break 7.

  17. emeraldcityfan says: May 31, 2012 7:02 PM

    @ gamustangdude

    I believe it was this comment that precipitated mine…

    “Maybe Weaker than some Big-12 teams and some SEC teams, but not “weak” at all compared to the Big-10, Pac-12, ACC, Big-East, ETC.”

    I agree with you though. Tough schedules don’t mean a thing unless you win them. But it also shows that they aren’t afraid to play anyone, anywhere. Ugh, ok enough sticking up for the Huskies for this guy today…

  18. jonkybon says: May 31, 2012 9:19 PM

    mydixienormus says:May 31, 2012 3:56 PM

    Is UAG a “big dog”? Have you seen their schedule this year? How many top 25 teams are on it?

    I see 1, maybe 2.

    Yo Microscopicpenis…UGA just finished home/home with Okla St and Boise St over the last four years. In 2013 the begin home/home with Clemson. Buffalo was willing to take a big payday to play in Athens.

    Don’t confuse UGA with the Shamecocks and that piece of sh^t Spurrier who is too afraid to ever schedule a real team with the three at large games every year. You want to dump on frauds, look no further than the South Crapolina Jailcocks. The only thing their good at is avoiding the death penalty with second probation in the last seven years.

    Sorry John. I know you like the douche bag, but for the life of me can’t imagine why.

  19. rickrock6661982 says: May 31, 2012 10:52 PM if Urban will still be there in the year 2020

    Much like Tressel, he will have already fled, leaving Ohio State to deal with multiple sanctions
    and shady dealings that will get overlooked(again) by the Columbus Dispatch

  20. latchbeam says: May 31, 2012 11:25 PM

    Remember when WVU destroyed Georgia in the bowl game a few years ago… that was hilarious!

  21. latchbeam says: May 31, 2012 11:26 PM

    Georgia can’t beat ranked teams anyway… they were probably ecstatic!!

  22. foreverlsu says: Jun 1, 2012 8:25 AM

    Latch, remember when LSU destroyed WVU in the biggest game ever in Morgantown. THAT was hilarious too, huh.

    Funny how you rag an SEC team and its schedule after your school pleaded for entry into the SEC. Bitter are we?

  23. steveintennessee says: Jun 1, 2012 9:16 AM

    reads up….maybe Florida was in the top ten in the Tebow era…try two National Chamionships. I guess that qualifies as a maybe …or a yes. You can deciede. Notices all the SEC hates out in force…Roll Tide!!, War Eagle and Chomp Chomp choke on that coming from a Florida grad. Now bring on the thumbs downs. Also called denial.

  24. gamustangdude says: Jun 1, 2012 10:04 AM

    @ latchbeam

    really? Bringing up a game from 2006? How about a little more recent; since 2009 WVU is 0-3 verusus SEC teams. Now that’s hilarious.

  25. halbert53 says: Jun 1, 2012 10:12 AM

    The strength of the SEC is shown not just by the fact that an SEC team has won BCS national title 6 straight years, but also that 4 different teams have won those titles. Plus, when a team was won an SEC title during that span, it has been unable to repeat as SEC champion and usually not even as division champion because of the caliber of the teams.

  26. jonkybon says: Jun 1, 2012 3:13 PM

    latchbeam says:
    May 31, 2012 11:25 PM
    Remember when WVU destroyed Georgia in the bowl game a few years ago… that was hilarious!

    Are you referring to 2006 Sugar Bowl when WV beat UGA 38-35?

  27. thegamecocker says: Jun 7, 2012 6:35 PM


    Oh, hey Jonky I see you are back! I guess you were disappointed that the Fighting Gamecocks received a “slap on the wrist” from the NCAA. Oh well, that’s life son. Anyway, just read where Dabo received a contract extension through 2017! Well deserved! After the 70-33 whoppin’ West Va Mouties gave you boys last season, the Admin made a decision to give Dabo a “FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY”!!! You see son, until he actually beats the Fighting Gamecocks, he can receive all the extensions he wants. Actually, we love Dabo! It’s in his head (and yours too) that Clemson CANNOT and WILL NOT beat South Carolina while Coach Spurrier is there. Son, what Steve Spurrier has FORGOTTEN, Dabo has YET TO LEARN! Now go back to your sandbox.

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