Georgia Tech schedule done, ACC release soon

With perhaps the largest remaining hurdle out of the way, the ACC could release its 2012 football schedule as early as Monday.

Georgia Tech finalized its schedule by securing an opponent for Sept. 8 late last week, associate athletic director Wayne Hogan said Sunday. That game was considered to be the last big piece of the 12-team puzzle. Hogan would not identify the team.

“There was a lot going on this year, a lot more than normal,” Hogan said. “We’re excited about [the schedule].”

The ACC schedule was expected to be released in early February, but two challenges delayed it. First, West Virginia canceled its Sept. 8 game at Florida State on Feb. 3 because of its impending move to the Big 12. As a result, FSU had to scramble to find a new opponent. Last Wednesday, the school announced it will play Savannah State in Tallahassee on the same date.

The other snag was caused by Tech’s agreement to play Virginia Tech in a prime-time Labor Day game Sept. 3 in Blacksburg, Va. The Jackets were contracted to play Middle Tennessee State five days later, but wanted to play an FCS opponent instead with the short week of preparation. Tech came to terms with its new opponent at the end of last week.

Aside from the Labor Day game against the Hokies, Tech’s other known date is its Oct. 27 home game against BYU.

52 comments Add your comment

Tech Forever

February 26th, 2012
3:42 pm

Soooooowho are we playing?

Tech Forever

February 26th, 2012
3:43 pm

First…..yeah come on!!!

Jacketfan

February 26th, 2012
3:51 pm

Wont matter we will get our butts kicked because of the recruiting polices and no passing game to offset the run game.

Kevlar

February 26th, 2012
4:05 pm

Hey, how about a post on the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team, ranked #17 and going into the ACC tourney. They have a chance!

GT_Trumpet

February 26th, 2012
4:18 pm

Busy day eh Ken?

Chris

February 26th, 2012
4:27 pm

“Tech Forever,” wow what a dork.

Sav Fan

February 26th, 2012
4:51 pm

Savannah State in an upset of FSU???

Biff Pocoroba

February 26th, 2012
5:02 pm

We are probably playing Shorter so CPJ can try and get a couple of more players to transfer from there

indianman

February 26th, 2012
5:19 pm

sav fan fsu 65 savannah state 10

Garyl

February 26th, 2012
5:24 pm

I know PJ hated dropping MTSU, thats who we are up against on most of our recruits and transfers.

A

February 26th, 2012
5:27 pm

“Tech Forever”= Southside Steve

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CC

February 26th, 2012
5:45 pm

probably some southern conference school

Stinger 2

February 26th, 2012
5:56 pm

If GT (Hogan) will not name the team, why make a halfway announcement like they did? Its like someone saying they are engaged but won`t say who the fiancee is.

Jacket Fan

February 26th, 2012
6:21 pm

Who is going to be the new OL coach? Freidgen?….

HighTech

February 26th, 2012
6:23 pm

Garyl

February 26th, 2012
5:24 pm
I know PJ hated dropping MTSU, thats who we are up against on most of our recruits and transfers.
———————————————–
Looks like UGA wants in on that action, too.

http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/02/23/commit-jc-db-picks-uga-over-houston-and-middle-tennessee-state/

Supersize that order, mutt

February 26th, 2012
6:41 pm

Garyl, Tech hasn’t dropped MTSU. We just play them later in the season now. Get over yourself

Ga Text

February 26th, 2012
6:43 pm

Wasn’t Hogan the same guy who announced that Tech had not hired Brian Gregory as basketball coach? And then two or three days later, turns out we had.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 26th, 2012
6:46 pm

HT, Nelson picked UGA over Houston, MTSU, Colorado, Utah, and Cal…..Now that’s a stellar group of football powers, isn’t it? And before some troll brings up the fact that Utah beat Tech last year, Colorado beat UGA in 2010.

collegeballfan

February 26th, 2012
6:50 pm

“We are probably playing Shorter so CPJ can try and get a couple of more players to transfer from there.”

Suits me. The last transfer from Shorter is with the Atlanta Falcons.

collegeballfan

February 26th, 2012
6:52 pm

“If GT (Hogan) will not name the team, why make a halfway announcement like they did?”

Because the conference reserves the right to announce the schedule.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 26th, 2012
6:56 pm

@collegeballfan, thanks. I had forgotten that fact

techie

February 26th, 2012
6:58 pm

whats the big secret who we are playing on sept 8th, surely someone knows.

Moobs Johnson

February 26th, 2012
7:22 pm

Supersize that order, mutt

February 26th, 2012
7:24 pm

Moobs, it’s obvious that you care or you wouldn’t be here. And it’s obvious also that you are obsessed with the male anatomy. You that horny, little boy?

Gorilla Biscuit

February 26th, 2012
7:35 pm

Is Georgia State busy that weekend?

are you kidding me?

February 26th, 2012
8:47 pm

gt40pinhd

February 26th, 2012
9:23 pm

hey, keep the noise down…i’m watching tennis on tv.

anybody know when spring practice starts?

techie

February 26th, 2012
10:06 pm

ga state playing at tenn that day in front of 107,000

RWRECK77

February 26th, 2012
11:10 pm

Hey Ken, Great Coverage but do you think you guys could throw a GT baseball score out every now and then. I know baseball doesn’t have the following of basketball but its a good program and a little more coverage could create interest.

strappy

February 26th, 2012
11:51 pm

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February 27th, 2012
1:22 am

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hal

February 27th, 2012
8:08 am

Georgia State Ima think’in.

G71

February 27th, 2012
9:09 am

Thanks for the plea for baseball coverage…any coverage. The AJC is solely focused on ‘big time’ (in their opinion) sports. if it ain’t football or basketball, it’s simply not there. And the Ramblin Wreck website is so badly designed and ‘busy’ – and that’s just not right for a ‘tech’ school – you can get lost and disgusted before you find what you want.
Year in and year out, the baseball, golf and tennis teams are class operations and – recently – have done better on the field than the ‘big 2′.
And it isn’t only Tech. UGA also gets little ’small sport’ coverage.
So how about it, AJC, the home-town paper can do so much better.

GssiT

February 27th, 2012
10:19 am

AAD Hogan—When GT starts scheduling the likes of Sav St, Ga St and others, you can kiss our 4 season tix GOOD BYE! Go, Jackets!

old dog

February 27th, 2012
11:20 am

Get yourself a REAL QUARTERBACK and you will actually be okay………

dr.dawg

February 27th, 2012
11:26 am

it is kind of sad; here comes another weak cupcake. when i was in my teens, gt played an sec schedule, and notre dame, and lots of other good teams. what now, savannah state? oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Reality

February 27th, 2012
11:32 am

You really think UT-K is gonna sell out and fill the Georgia State game after the last few years they’ve had?

Reality

February 27th, 2012
11:34 am

Has everyone saying GT schedules weak forgotten the BYU team that went 9-3 lost to Texas by 1 and returns 17 seniors is on the schedule this year, and next?

UGA = Yawn

February 27th, 2012
11:52 am

Ken kills me. Writes an article and has absolutely no info in it. Try finding out then printing it! That’s what good reporters do. And he has yet to find out why Rice was suspended?? He was suspended almost 2 weeks ago. DO SOME ACTUAL REPORTING DUDE!

Supersize that order, mutt

February 27th, 2012
12:06 pm

@ UGA = Yawn……The ACC releases the schedule, not Tech, so there is little that Ken can do to find out what the final schedule is. Ken does an EXCELLENT job reporting for Tech. As far as Rice’s suspension is concerned. for whatever reasons (probably matters of privacy), Tech has not stated why Rice was suspended. It’s really none of my business nor of anyone else either.

GIVE ME A BREAK

February 27th, 2012
12:08 pm

Congrats to Stephen Hill on a great showing at the NFL combine. GT needs a QB & receivers coach to get the most out of this kind of talent. I hated to see him go, but it looks like he made the right choice.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 27th, 2012
12:12 pm

@ dr.dawg…..I don’t think anybody likes cupcakes on the schedule, but look at the schedules in the past; Tech has often scheduled at least one cupcake during the season. Dodd had the likes of The Citadel, Davidson, VMI, and FSU (when they were still just a teacher’s college). More years than not, he did NOT have a cupcake, and I think we have way too many now, but he did have his share of them from time to time. Every other school in the country (INCLUDING UGA) schedules them now, so it’s just something we have to live with, however begrudgingly..

George Stein

February 27th, 2012
12:19 pm

Dude, y’all should click over to the Falcons Blog. Our buddy, WnE, is having a meltdown about Stephen Hill.

Supersize that order, mutt

February 27th, 2012
12:49 pm

George, the man (using the term very lightly) is a damn fool. I wish the AJC would have the guts to ban him completely from the blogs. He infuriates everybody with his stupidity and bile.

On Good Word

February 27th, 2012
1:05 pm

It is Presbyterian College from South Carolina

Paul Hewett

February 27th, 2012
1:21 pm

How’s the basketball team doing? Ive been too busy winning with my new team! Hahahahahahahahahaha they are awful.

TX Jacket

February 27th, 2012
1:36 pm

Paul Hewitt gutted the team and then slunk off like the weasel he is.