When it was first reported earlier this college football offseason that the Georgia Bulldogs and Notre Dame Fighting Irish were in discussions about a potential future home-and-home series, college football traditionalists everywhere rejoiced at the idea of these two powers going at it head-to-head some time soon.
But with the way future scheduling in the sport is so unpredictable, you can’t get your hopes up too high. But if comments from Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity on Tuesday are true, then you might not want to let those hopes drop too far neither.
In speaking to the Macon Telegraph, McGarity hinted that an agreement could be on the way soon for the schools to schedule the series some time at the end of this decade.
“I think it’s an opponent we’ve played, what, one time? 1980? For our fans to be able to go up to South Bend, and for our fans to see Notre Dame play between the hedges, I think from a national perspective it’d be off the charts, as far as interest, as far as intrigue,” McGarity said. “That would be something out of the ordinary that our fans would be very, very excited about.”
At this time, McGarity said there’s still some verbal kinks that need to be worked out before pen starts going to paper.
“I think we’re just waiting to work through some verbal communications before we have anything in writing,” McGarity said.
Should this all come to fruition, the series would presumably be scheduled for some time between 2017-2020.