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Source: Notre Dame, Georgia working to finalize home-and-home

Notre Dame's last regular season game against an SEC school was in 2005.   (USATSI)
Notre Dame's last regular season game against an SEC school was in 2005. (USATSI)

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Notre Dame hasn't played an SEC team in the regular season in nearly a decade.

The school appears ready to stop the drought.

Georgia and Notre Dame are working to finalize a home-and-home series, according to a source, possibly for 2018-19.

Notre Dame's last SEC regular-season game was a 41-21 victory against Tennessee in 2005.

When reached Tuesday, Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity acknowledged verbal communication with Notre Dame about a potential series but stressed there's no agreement in writing and, thus, no reason to get too excited.

McGarity added Georgia is always talking with schools about scheduling.

When asked about the 2018-19 dates, McGarity said meetings for later this decade have been discussed.

“I think it'd be great for the University of Georgia if we were able to make it happen,” McGarity said.

Notre Dame senior associate AD John Heisler said the dates for a potential Georgia series are open-ended and the school is not locked into 2018-19.

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly sparked interest in August when he called Georgia a natural matchup for the Irish.

Notre Dame's last SEC matchup was a 42-14 loss to Alabama in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game.

Before that, the Irish lost 41-14 to LSU in the 2006 Sugar Bowl.

Notre Dame is 26-17 all time against the league.

Notre Dame faces unique scheduling conflicts because of its five-game commitment to the ACC and other long-standing agreements, so let's see if this one gets done.


Jeremy Fowler is a national college football insider with CBSSports.com. Fowler joined CBS in 2012 after covering the Minnesota Vikings for the St. Paul Pioneer Press for two seasons and covering the Florida Gators for the Orlando Sentinel for two years. Fowler is also a contributor to the CBS Sports Network.
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