The Georgia Bulldogs are beginning to find out what their 2024 football slate will look like. That UGA schedule will be significantly more difficult than what they’ll play in the coming season.
In fact, the ‘Dawgs have been mocked all offseason for their ’23 campaign, which features eight SEC teams and a quartet of less-than-stellar out of conference matchups.
This coming year, Georgia will face its typical SEC East opponents in Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. Only one of those teams is featured in ESPN’s preseason top 25.
In the West, they avoid Alabama and defending champ LSU, instead drawing an Auburn team that’s been down and Ole Miss at home.
The non-conference should be a cakewalk, consisting of UT-Martin, Ball State, UAB, and instate rival Georgia Tech. In the Bulldogs’ defense, they had a matchup with Oklahoma removed from the slate due to the Sooners’ joining the SEC.
Making things worse, Georgia has only four true road games, and let’s be honest, a trip to Atlanta in November will feel like another home contest.
College football fans have been quick to troll UGA for what they deem a laughably easy schedule, particularly for a two-time defending national champion.
But as easy as that ’23 lineup seems, the ’24 campaign is shaping up to be much more difficult.
Reports are surfacing saying the Bulldogs will travel to both Alabama and Texas, while already having a non-conference game scheduled against Clemson. That could be three top 10 teams right off the bat.
Many are taking note of the difference in difficulty on social media.
UGA 2023 schedule vs UGA 2024 schedule pic.twitter.com/kopcuUyL2D
— Josh Pate (@LateKickJosh) June 14, 2023
Georgia fans don’t want to hear anything else about their upcoming schedules.
One UGA supporter wrote, “If Georgia manages to run through that gauntlet in route to another national championship, I don’t want to hear nothing else about Georgia scheduling or Georgia scheduling cupcakes…”
Another said, “Provided the reports on UGA’s 2024 schedule are true… I don’t want to see another word about Georgia’s 2023 schedule, and I sure don’t want to read another article about how the CFP committee needs to punish SEC teams for their 8-game schedule.”
Rival fans are happy to see the uptick in competition.
BREAKING: GEORGIA AT ALABAMA AND AT TEXAS IN 2024
LMFAO time to play a real schedule, DAWGS
— VOLNUGS (@VOLNUGS) June 14, 2023
Looks like Georgia is getting the schedule they deserve in 2024 pic.twitter.com/JwRqhmtT7Y
— Courtney McKinney (@CourtAnne1225) June 14, 2023
The ‘Dawgs may run the table again in 2023. The following year will be a much tougher task.