That's not particularly instructive,
by WilfordBrimley (2019-01-10 15:21:36)
Edited on 2019-01-10 15:32:02

In reply to: Georgia's 2019 schedule through Sept. 30 is remarkable.  posted by G.K.Chesterton


and Murray State is the only real dreg in that slate. Arkansas State has been a decent G5 program for a while now.

Their cross-over games are Auburn and Texas A&M; they have another OOC game against Georgia Tech; and they still have their SEC East slate, which while not the grind that the SEC West is, will have two or three top 25 teams. It'll be one of the ten hardest schedules in college football next year.

Look at their schedule following that bye:
@ Tennessee
South Carolina
Kentucky
BYE
Florida (Jacksonville)
Missouri
@ Auburn
Texas A&M
@ Georgia Tech

That's five teams that finished in Sagarin's final top 30 in an eight game stretch, plus two traditional rivals (one Tier 1, another Tier 2) on the road.


More tomato cans there than in a Sicilian market
by Jvan  (2019-01-10 19:15:35)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Give me a break.


They’ll have one of the toughest schedules in America
by WilfordBrimley  (2019-01-10 22:49:20)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

next year. There are ten P5 teams, a decent G5 team, and a tomato can. There are probably five to six ranked teams on that schedule before they potentially play in the SEC title game. No one should be throwing stones at that schedule, including us. We look like morons doing so.


You're trying too hard to sell this
by Jvan  (2019-01-11 00:18:24)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I detect some big time pro-Georgia bias. You live in that state, don't you?


No, far from it.
by WilfordBrimley  (2019-01-11 00:54:59)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I have no UGA connection, and I live in Chicago. I find it a bit amusing that some Notre Dame fans are trying to tear down that schedule. It is objectively at least as difficult as ours, and their SoS usually pisses all over ours. Their SoS according to Sagarin over the last six years:
10
8
48
55
8
8

Notre Dame:
31
2
38
17
33
30

They have a built-in SEC East schedule, a built-in crossover game against a Tier 1 program, and a built-in OOC game against a Tier 2 program. They’ve tried to play at least one good out of conference opponent most years for about a decade now. Their schedule is typically better than ours is, and some fans look like try hards trying to downplay that. They had a “down” schedule this year and still ended up playing five top fifteen teams - four that won Big Six bowl games - including their bowl game and another two that received votes.


Florida and TAMU are decent; the rest are putrid *
by Jvan  (2019-01-11 11:41:37)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Ark St. lost to a 3-9 Tulsa team and by 50 to Alabama.
by G.K.Chesterton  (2019-01-10 18:55:51)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

The point is that Georgia will have a week off before they play Notre Dame and another week off after the game.


So what? We will, too. Arkansas State will probably be
by WilfordBrimley  (2019-01-10 22:47:24)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

better than New Mexico. Georgia will have one of the five-to-ten most difficult schedules in the country next year, and I am willing to gamble that it will be tougher than ours.


Not “we will”.Technically, it’s “we did, too.”
by Ndwahoo  (2019-01-11 06:22:43)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Arkansas state did the same things we did in 2010 - 2012.