The ACC’s profile in football has been raised by Clemson’s national title.
UConn and Cincinnati should definitely join the conference now.
That would imply that the ACC was not good enough for UConn and Cincy to join previously… which is most certainly not the case. ACC can wait out the eventual Big XII implosion and see if there’s anything better to grab from the clearance sale.
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They don’t call The U the Hurricanes for nothing, once Matthew clears, Miami will take the field.
This is a cute article, I would’ve kept out A&M vs UTSA since this is their 1st ever meeting.
If you watched the 2014 Georgia Southern @ Georgia Tech game or better yet, if you attended the game, then you would know the ACC referees took the game out of the players hands with a terrible reversal of an ON THE FIELD call (requires indisputable evidence…it’s still being disputed). Georgia Southern was the better team that day and still has the more dynamic roster. Thank you Paul Johnson and the Tech AD for not being scared (UGAg) and rescheduling the Eagles…GS won’t leave it in question this go around. It would be great for the state if GS and Tech continued to schedule a game (maybe a H&H once Paulson Stadium is expanded to 30k) every other year. Athletically, as of late, the two schools are closer to peers than big brother-little brother.
Georgia has played Georgia Southern six times since 1992, Georgia Tech only once. I don’t think Georgia is scared of GS.
Interesting that 5 of those 6 times were when Georgia Southern had 63 scholarships. The 6th game was a carry over from GS’s FCS days and Georgia elected to move the game from 2016 to 2015 probably because they didn’t want an additional year of FBS recruiting for GS. Georgia was gifted that win last year and every dawg fan knows it. For both parties, it is understood that Georgia no longer wants any part in scheduling GS and frankly that’s fine by me.
Don’t worry Kevin Kelly, that’s just GS non-sense talk. They told GSU that they’d never beat GS – but in the just the second meeting (last year) GSU gave them their worst defeat in the history of Paulson High School County Stadium, The glory days of GS are behind them. The newsflash to GS is that they are the #4 team in the state of Georgia and they think that they are #1.
Georgia Tech got up big in that game and then let up and allowed Georgia Southern back in, the Eagles were far from the better team that day.
Georgia Southern’s coach was on his way out and focused on a million dollar salary…way to go. How’d that bowl game work out for the mighty Panthers? Let’s compare some numbers for a minute…17-53 (129th in FBS) vs. 375-200-10 (14th in FBS)…0 D1 National Championships vs. 6 D1 National Championships (most all-time)…0 D1 Conference Titles vs. 11 D1 Conference Titles. WHEW! I can certainly understand why a Panther fan (those exist?) would cling like hell to that win against Georgia Southern! Run along now, let us men get back to it.
GS has never beat UGA – GS has never beat GT – GS is 50/50 against GSU.
So your excuse is that GS got pounded at home by GSU cause your coach was dreaming about a real job? Really? That’s all it took for the mighty Beagles to lose at home? A coach’s daydream? All that tripe that GS spews about GSU and you got pounded in just the second effing year by a five year old football team? Fact is that Richt got fired because he almost lost to GS so that should tell you about how little respect there is for the GS product. So maybe GS needs to realize that they may start to fall behind KSU or Mercer. You guys have such an incredible false sense of entitlement from all those Pee-Wee league trophies. Probably ought to go on back to FCS Pee-Wee league! How about that Capt GAyTAy?
The Real GSU has played UGA and GT once with equal scholarships. Do you understand that having 22 less scholarships is a disadvantage? Once the playing field was made even, the Real GSU lost by a combined 10 points in their first outings with 85 scholarships. Again, I appreciate GT rescheduling the Real GSU unlike UGAg (I bet you’re a UGAg fan before a GAy St fan). Do you understand that when a head coach does not prep their team for a game that the team is unprepared? Big concepts here. Do you have any facts or just opinions? Richt was on the hot seat at the start of that season and the season before that…try to keep up. The fact that you recognize KSU and Mercer says a lot about where you view GAy St. Pee-Wee trophies…you’re talking about Division 1 National Championships. Do you understand that prior to the College Football Playoff, the FCS Playoff was the highest form of a college football playoff in existence? Oh but computers picking two teams worked out every time. The Real GSU should go back to FCS? You mean the Real GSU with the 18-7 FBS record (.720)? How about GAy St with the 7-30 FBS record (.189). This is too easy man, c’mon. (A) Why would GAy St field a football team and (B) why would ANYONE be a fan???? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!
Southern has never beaten Georgia and never will.
The “REAL” GSU just beat the GaSo clown big talkers AGAIN! GAyTAy!!!
So GaSo now has a LOSING record against GSU along with
never beating UGA and GT! So just go STFU !!!!!!!!!!
what about the Brigham Young-Utah State game or the Notre Dame-Navy game?
Neither BYU nor USU are a Power 5. And Notre Dame and Navy aren’t in the same state.
Matt probably meant to say the BYU-Utah game. Utah is a P5, but BYU is not. The summary would read something like this:
When: Saturday, Sept. 10, 5:30pm MT
Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
All-Time Series Leader: Utah, 58-34-4 (62.5%)
Last-Five: Utah, 5-0 (100%)
Utah has dominated its little brother, BYU, over the last 13 meetings (10-3, 77%). And they will certainly do so again this fall.
how would BYU qualify as a “Big” brother?
Bill, Utah would be the big brother
Someone asked that on Twitter, FBSchedules replied “BYU generally considered P5 so not included.”
BYU fits the P5 requirement for scheduling for most if not all conferences. The SEC looks at BYU as a P5…last time I checked the SEC is the premier program in College Football.
good article ….but i would say Georgia Southern has a much better chance of beating Georgia Tech than many of the games you have ranked as more likely. I don’t think very many people would be surprised is Georgia Southern wins that game.
Utah had to be invited to a conference to be considered P5. BYU did it on their own.
BYU is considered by some to be a P5 “for scheduling purposes.” But we’re not actually a P5, since we don’t belong to a P5 conference. That’s why it’s so important for us to get into the Big XII…the fate and viability of our football program rests on it. If we don’t get in and become an actual P5, our future looks no better than that of New Mexico State.
By that thinking, Toledo would also be considered a Power 5 Power Team, since it can beat 1/2 or more of teams from Power 5 Conferences…
Little brother = going on every web site possible to talk about how Utah should really be a big brother
I think ECU is NC State’s big brother when it comes to football.
ECU has not only won 3 out of 5, but 9 out of the last 15.
Go Pirates! Argh!
What about Penn State vs Pitt this year?
Pitt is P5.
PSU is B1G/Power 5 also
I don’t think many Ohio State fans see any MAC schools as “little brother.” The only school that would make sense to have that designation would be U of Cincinnati.
Toledo, Ohio and BGSU, Ohio are both vastly better than Cincinnati, Ohio !!! As is Ohio Bobcats
Where is Alabama-Auburn? Auburn is the ultimate “Little Brother” who lives to beat Big Brother, Alabama. Alabama lives to win national championships; Auburn lives to beat Alabama.
When they say little brother, I think they actually mean LITTLE BROTHER! Auburn is not a little brother to Bama, same conference, same league, Auburn has done their fair share of butt whooping on Bama in the past. If that was the case then the article would have Michigan vs Michigan St.
FSU is also UF’s big brother.
This still gives no reason for the swap.
Do you need a reason?
“A couple of scheduling issues arose and the Minutemen swapped the dates”
That’s the reason for the swap, happens a lot more then people think.
The reason? The SEC is getting their 2017 schedule worked out and they decided these games needed to move to make it work.
That’s the most likely scenario.
Tennessee plays Georgia Tech on Labor Day. I can guarantee they switched to Indiana State on the 9th to give them a complete breather (although the opponent was UMASS
UMASS WILL WIN
Umass 16 Tennessee 48
Alberto you their hair stylist?
2015 was the last year UMass was a member of the MAC. They are independent this year
Someone is baking cupcakes…..
Yep all Big 10 members. They play each other which is pretty much cupcakes
UGA/Gator hater is officially changing his name to small 10 hater. Bozo’s like Jinzo need to feel the hate in every post. All they do is hate on the SEC so lets return the hate. Michigan fan this hate is not aimed at you but for the other 13 can’t count members of the very small 10 you are free game. Auburn. LSU, Florida and Alabama have something that only one small 10(14) team has in the 2000’s so keep hating!
What a shock that an SEC team schedules a powder puff. I would have more respect for Georgia if there was a return game at UMass (Gillette Stadium).
Did you say the same thing when about Wisconsin scheduling Western Kentucky recently?
I hate uga but did you look at who else they are playing?
Georgia is also scheduled to host in-state rival Georgia Tech to close out the regular season on Nov. 24.
In SEC play in 2018, Georgia is slated to host Auburn, Florida (at Jacksonville), Tennessee, and Vanderbilt and travel to Kentucky, LSU, Missouri, and South Carolina.
Really? One game against UMass and you flip out? Find me a small 10(14) team with a tougher schedule
It will be interesting to see how UGA approaches OOC scheduling now with Kirby Smart ad HC. UGA has been the only SEC team which started to regularly scheduling two OOC games with P5 teams. GT is always on the schedule. In 2013 and 2014 UGA played Clemson. In 2016 UGA plays UNC, 2017 and 2019 ND UCLA is on the schedule for 2025 and 2026.
I hope the Playoff Committee starts making playing only 9 regular season games with P5 teams an issue.The committee made the Big 12 not having a CCG in 2014 an issue and even though UNC played 10 regular season games with P5 teams the fact UNC played 2 games with FCS teams was an issue.
South Carolina does this too Tully about as much as Ugly..sorry Uga
Small 10 it takes 2 to schedule… call Auburn, Tennessee, LSU Texas A&M. They are scheduling ACC and Pac 12 teams. Who is afraid of who? Other then Michigan & Wisconsin no Small 10 teams seem to be scheduling SEC teams. Haters like to hate
Umass…. Start scheduling Big Ten games. The SEC is fine for the south but, really, do you want to be associated with them
Afraid to play Ga Southern again?