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Report: Texas working to schedule more marquee football non-conference opponents

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Chris Del Conte is reportedly in discussions with Clemson, Georgia, and Penn State.

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Since college football non-conference scheduling now operates a decade or more in advance, Texas Longhorns athletics director Chris Del Conte is seeking new opponents past the 2027, with a Tuesday report from Horns247 indicating that the Georgia Bulldogs are one of the targets.

A source told the website that the potential home-and-home series could begin in 2028, the year after Texas plays to end a stretch of high-profile opponents that will include LSU, Alabama, Ohio State, and Michigan. In past years, the Horns played series against the Fighting Irish before completing a home-and-home against the Trojans this season.

So Del Conte’s philosophy for non-conference scheduling remains in line with his predecessors — he wants to play one of the nation’s highest-profile programs every year before Big 12 play begins.

Del Conte is also reportedly in discussions with Clemson and Penn State for home-and-home series, with confirmation coming out of South Carolina that those discussions have indeed happened.