Should Georgia And Clemson Meet Every Year? Dabo Swinney Is On Board

Should Georgia And Clemson Meet Every Year? Dabo Swinney Is On Board

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Should Georgia And Clemson Meet Every Year? Dabo Swinney Is On Board



From 1962-87 Georgia and Clemson, two schools separated by only 80 miles, met each other annually in what turned into a great rivalry between the Bulldogs and the Tigers.

Tons of great games were played between the college football powerhouses, and it was a fan favorite as well, leaving many of the older generation Georgia and Clemson fans hopeful that the series will one day return.

If it were up to Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, the fans would get their wish and the series would return as soon as possible.

“Absolutely, I think it’d be great for both fan bases,” Swinney said, per Matt Connolly of The State. “I’ve said that for a long time. We’re going to play somebody like that every year. We go to Texas A&M this year, then they come to us. We played Auburn a bunch of times. So I think that would be great.”

The two schools attempted to ignite an old flame when they played a home-and-home series in 2013-14, where each school pulled out a victory on their home turf.

Both games garnered a tremendous atmosphere under the lights, and there was just this overwhelming feeling floating through the hot summer night telling you that Georgia and Clemson should be playing each other much more often.

As fun as it is to schedule Goliath-type programs on a yearly basis, there’s a risk. A risk of losing. However, in today’s College Football Playoff system where the committee puts so much emphasis on strength of schedule, the game, assuming it’s early in the season, should not put the losing team out of contention as long as they finish strong.

“You don’t really look forward to playing Georgia,” he said. “There’s a good chance you can lose. But any time you step out of conference and play the Texas A&Ms, Auburns, whoever else we play, those are big challenges, but that’s how we built our program. I would have no problem with it.”

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