Georgia and Clemson have signed up to play each other in the season openers for the 2013-14 seasons. Our Georgia blogger (and noted UGA sports historian) T. Kyle King is excited, and the news is important for two reasons.
First, UGA and Clemson have a long history together. They've played each other at least twice each decade since the dawn of the 20th Century, including all but two years between 1962 and 1987. It's a series that means something.
It also shows that Greg McGarity is not exactly the same kind of scheduler as his old boss Jeremy Foley is. As of a couple years ago, Florida refuses to schedule any BCS teams in the non-conference (other than FSU) to ensure the team gets seven home games a year.
There was a fear that McGarity would do the same after he cancelled UGA's series with Oregon while extolling the seven-home-games-a-year scheme. However, this new series plus the Bulldogs' Georgia Dome game against Boise State this year show that he's willing to keep the non-conference slate interesting beyond Georgia Tech. Good on him, I say.