Dawgs' Foes Like Thursday Night

ATHENS – Georgia's next two opponents – Central Michigan and South Carolina – will both be coming off Thursday games before they take on the Bulldogs, and that schedule has its advantages, head coach Mark Richt said.

The two extra days to prepare make things easier for the Chippewas' and Gamecocks' coaches, Richt said, and it's an advantage he would love to have on his side some day.

"I think it's good for them. I'm not mad at them. I think they're smart. I think there's an advantage to it," Richt said of the Thursday games. "I would love to have a Thursday game before them."

That's not likely to happen. Georgia has historically avoided playing the midweek contests, and Richt said that is unlikely to change.

The practical implications of playing a game in front of 90,000 fans at Sanford Stadium during the week are the biggest stumbling blocks, Richt said, but a road game to open the season – against Oklahoma State next year, for instance – seems tempting.

"There's no way you could do a home game, but it wouldn't hurt my feelings if we opened the season with an Oklahoma State game at their place on a Thursday," Richt said. "It wouldn't hurt my feelings. It's not going to happen though."

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