Georgia’s football team will open the 2009 season on the road against a likely top 15 opponent. The opener in 2010 might be a little lighter fare.
The AJC is reporting that Georgia will open the 2010 season with the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette. The Dawgs have played a number of nonconference Louisiana teams including Louisiana-Monroe and Northwestern State, but this will be their first meeting with Louisiana-Lafayette. The game is set for September 4, 2010, but the AJC notes that there is wiggle room if the Dawgs need that opening date to accomodate another opponent.
Georgia still needs one nonconference game to round out the 2010 schedule. The possibility of playing the season opener in the Georgia Dome generated some discussion a few weeks ago, but with just five home games currently set for 2010, it’s almost a given that the final opponent added to the 2010 schedule will be a true home game.
In addition to Louisiana-Lafayette, Georgia is already set to play two BCS-conference schools in 2010: Georgia Tech and @ Colorado. The home schedule looks like this as-is:
– Georgia Tech
Does that need improvement? The road games will include Colorado, Auburn, Mississippi State, and Kentucky (and of course Florida).