Progress in talks about Georgia-Notre Dame games


Progress in talks about Georgia-Notre Dame games

Talks have progressed regarding possible football games between Georgia and Notre Dame later this decade, UGA athletic director Greg McGarity said Tuesday at the SEC spring meetings.

If a deal comes together, the goal would be to play the games — one at Sanford Stadium and one at Notre Dame Stadium — “in the 2017-2020 time frame,” McGarity said.

“Hopefully there will be some news, but I don’t want to get people too excited about it,” said McGarity, who emphasized a deal is not done and nothing is in writing.

But he said it’s “fair to say” talks have progressed between the two schools.

“It started when (Notre Dame coach) Brian Kelly made a comment several months ago that a game against Georgia would make sense,” McGarity said. “Once we were aware of that comment, we obviously followed up on it.”

McGarity was asked about the status of talks with Notre Dame after Georgia coach Mark Richt earlier Tuesday noted the Bulldogs’ recent nonconference schedules, including games against Clemson this year and last, and said, “I think in the future there will be more goodies to come.”

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