Moving the game against Georgia could be a very good thing for Georgia Tech.
Consider this: Every other year Tech has home games against Clemson, Virginia Tech and Georgia, which I would guess are the three biggest revenue drivers. The next year, Tech will host Duke and Virginia, for example.
It’s not exactly balanced.
The complete schedule in 2010: Tech will host South Carolina State, Middle Tennessee State, N.C. State, Virginia, Duke and Miami.
In 2011, as it stands now: Tech will host Western Carolina, Kansas, Georgia, Maryland, Clemson, North Carolina and Virginia Tech.
If you were trying to sell a package of home tickets, which would be the easier sell?
Now, if Tech and Georgia agree to move the 2011 game from Bobby Dodd Stadium to the Georgia Dome, Tech will host Georgia in 2012.
Suddenly, the 2012 home schedule, which includes SE Louisiana, Middle Tennessee State, Boston College, Virginia, Duke and Miami becomes an easier sell.
Plus, throw in the money the team will earn from the game at the Dome, and this would seem like a pretty good deal from Tech’s angle. If, and only if, the game against Georgia in 2012 is at Bobby Dodd.
Coach Paul Johnson was very happy with the team’s practice on Wednesday, going so far to say it may have been the best this fall. He attributed that to cooler temperatures and the comfort of being able to stay in a routine, something Tech couldn’t do through the season’s first month because of the Thursday games.
Cooper Taylor looked good and sounded good today. He hopes to be back in a few weeks. For more on his situation either check out the print story, or go to the story on ajc.com/sports.
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