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Georgia Tech trying to finish 2012 schedule

Posted on: February 23, 2012 9:54 am
Edited on: February 23, 2012 9:58 am
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

When the ACC announced that unusual circumstances had delayed the release of the 2012 schedule, many believed it was a direct result of West Virginia canceling their Sept. 8 trip to Tallahassee to play Florida State. But with the Seminoles have now filled that slot with Savannah State, and indicated the full ACC regular season schedule should be released "shortly."

But the ACC still needs to wait for one more team before releasing that schedule.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Georgia Tech's agreement to open the season against Virginia Tech on Labor Day has forced a schedule shuffle that has not yet been solved.

“Hopefully, we’re getting to a conclusion, but it’s been pretty frustrating,” associate athletic director Wayne Hogan said Wednesday.

“We’re close, I hope we can announce something pretty soon.”

Georgia Tech was scheduled to play Middle Tennessee on Sept. 8, but with a short week following the trip to Blacksburg on Monday night (Sept. 3) the school would prefer to schedule an FCS opponent for that weekend.

The game against Middle Tennessee will be played later in the season. The Yellow Jackets' original opponent for opening weekend, Southern Louisiana, has been removed from the schedule.

The Yellow Jackets and the Hokies have combined to win every Coastal Division title since the league expanded to two divisions in 2005. In each season the winner of the matchup, usually played later in the year, has gone on to the ACC Championship Game. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN, just like the Maryland-Miami opener in 2011.

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Comments

Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2012 7:51 pm
 

Georgia Tech trying to finish 2012 schedule

@Auburn Phil "Southeastern Louisiana!!!!"

And yet Auburn has scheduled the for 2012. Hmmm.....



Since: Sep 3, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 7:20 pm
 

Georgia Tech trying to finish 2012 schedule

Southeastern Louisiana!!!!



Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:57 pm
 

Georgia Tech trying to finish 2012 schedule

Georgia Southern would be an excellent choice..top notch 1AA program where Paul Johnson made his mark before Navy.In- state game would sell the tickets and give Southern a nice pay day. Why not give the payday to an instate school instead of bringing in another school.Taxpayers would also see the benefit.Money mouth



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: February 24, 2012 8:04 am
 

Georgia Tech trying to finish 2012 schedule

This seems to be an on-going problem in many conferences now. Well, for the Yellow Jackets, they could try to see if Georgia Southern or Savannah State had an open date on their schedules. However, it would be much better if Georgia Tech could renew some old rivalries from the days when they were in the SEC, and play Tennessee, Auburn or Alabama.



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2012 3:46 am
 

Georgia Tech trying to finish 2012 schedule

The growing requirements for building more in-confernce games into the season does leave a lot of teams scramling for non-conference opponents.  I can certainly understand that the importance of conference games would leave a lot of teams looking for FCS teams to fill out their out-of-conference games.  Why risk getting busted for those games when the meaning of conference schedules is getting compounded.  So what?  Make the conference schedules matter more and becoming conference champion a bigger obstacle to climb toward post-season play.  Whatever format the BCS is to become, whatever kind of playoff system there is to be, keep it in the post-season. 



Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: February 23, 2012 10:55 pm
 

Georgia Tech trying to finish 2012 schedule

I would be careful about which FCS school I scheduled.  Of course everyone remembers Appalachian St v Michigan a few years ago, but just this past season, Georgia Southern gained over 300 yards rushing against Alabama, the most any team rushed on them all season, and North Dakota State (the eventual FCS champ) clubbed Minnesota 37 to 21.

Georgia Tech may want to schedule a Big Least team instead.



Since: Apr 23, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2012 8:12 pm
 

Georgia Tech trying to finish 2012 schedule

@Insul 1n Imp  Ok, geography time!. Savannah State is in........................ Georgia!



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 6:31 pm
 

Georgia Tech trying to finish 2012 schedule

Who on earth is Southern Louisiana?



Since: Apr 23, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2012 6:27 pm
 

Georgia Tech trying to finish 2012 schedule

Maybe Georgia Tech can get FSU to ask Savannah State if it has any friends that might want to play them.



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2012 6:26 pm
 

Georgia Tech trying to finish 2012 schedule

Where is Savannah State? Tongue out


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