Georgia Tech 2012 schedule

Sept. 3 – at Virginia Tech

Sept. 8 – Presbyterian

Sept. 15 – Virginia

Sept. 22 – Miami

Sept. 29 – Middle Tennessee State

Oct. 6 – at Clemson

Oct. 13 – Open date

Oct. 20 – Boston College

Oct. 27 – BYU

Nov. 3 – at Maryland

Nov. 10 – at North Carolina

Nov. 17 – Duke

Nov. 24 – at Georgia

First observations – A well-placed bye, after the fifth game. … Six of the first eight games are at home, including four in a row in September, and then three of the last four are on the road, including at Georgia. … With three Coastal Division games in the first four weeks, Tech’s ACC titles hopes could well be in terrific shape, or dashed, before the end of September. … Duke plays Tech after its bye week, which I think it also did this past season. North Carolina will also get Tech after the bye.

Thanks for reading.

Thoughts?

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Mateo

February 27th, 2012
2:15 pm

FL Jacket

February 27th, 2012
2:15 pm

2 out of the top 3 Coastal division teams in the first 3 games? I hope the Labor Day paycheck is worth it…

George Stein

February 27th, 2012
2:17 pm

Only two games against teams with a bye before playing us (UNC & Dook), although VT will have time and UGA plays GA Southern the week before us.

George Stein

February 27th, 2012
2:18 pm

We’ll know after the Clemson game whether we’re going to Charlotte.

FL Jacket

February 27th, 2012
2:20 pm

We lost to 3 out of the first 4 teams last year. CPJ hates losing games we should have won (see 2011 Kansas)…should be easy to provide motivation.

George Stein

February 27th, 2012
2:23 pm

UVA plays us in between games at home vs Penn State and on the road at TCU. I’m fine with that.

J15

February 27th, 2012
2:24 pm

No Thursday night game to look forward too. Bummer.

5150 UOAD

February 27th, 2012
2:24 pm

A lot of HOT home games to sit for in the NOON sun. Maybe we can play Miami at night.

Orlando Yellow Jacket

February 27th, 2012
2:24 pm

First time in many, many years without a Thursday night game.

Ken Sugiura

February 27th, 2012
2:26 pm

if you’re wondering, Presbyterian was ranked No. 196 in Sagarin Ratings last year, between Villanova and Dartmouth. 4-7 record. the blue hose lost 63-12 to cal and 48-14 to georgia southern. presbyterian is 0-3 all-time against tech, with the last meeting in 1937. so they’ve got an axe to grind.
the game has special meaning for me since i’m presbyterian.

BigTimeTechFan

February 27th, 2012
2:27 pm

BigTimeTechFan

February 27th, 2012
2:29 pm

that schedule will look great on my National Championship Tee-Shirt

FL Jacket

February 27th, 2012
2:29 pm

Way to go Ken! At Tech we’re all about Calvin too!

George Stein

February 27th, 2012
2:31 pm

We didn’t have a Thursday night home game in 2010, Orlando.

This is the first time we’ve had a big game to start the season under Johnson. Wonder if he’ll have any tricks up his sleeve.

Tech Fan Since 1950

February 27th, 2012
2:32 pm

With classes beginning at Tech on August 20 this year I can understand the possible need for adjustment with the schedule, but I still felt Middle Tennessee State would have been a fair appointment for September 8. Perhaps it really had something to do with the pacing of the schedule later in the year with Virginia and Miami coming before MTS. If Tech can escape the month of September without a loss, then this team will be due for some national consideration. Overall schedule is pretty tough facing seven 2011 bowl teams. Time to get an early start to Bobby Dodd Stadium and enjoy that great view of the Atlanta skyline.

George Stein

February 27th, 2012
2:32 pm

OMG KEN IS BIASED AGAINST TECH HE IS ROOTING FOR PRESBYTERIAN

PureEvil

February 27th, 2012
2:35 pm

Almost the reverse from 2011. Instead tuff at the end it’s tuff at the beginning. I like the way it’s broken up. With a few easy games mixed in between ACC games and if you can’t get a bye before UGA at least we got Duke.

BigTimeTechFan

February 27th, 2012
2:37 pm

Sept. 3 – at Virginia Tech Win 34 – 28
Sept. 8 – Presbyterian Win 52 – 10
Sept. 15 – Virginia Win 37 – 24
Sept. 22 – Miami Win 24 – 23
Sept. 29 – Middle Tennessee State Win 48 – 17
Oct. 6 – at Clemson Win 37 – 35
Oct. 13 – Open date
Oct. 20 – Boston College Win 31 – 24
Oct. 27 – BYU Win 52 – 31
Nov. 3 – at Maryland Win 24 – 7
Nov. 10 – at North Carolina Win 45 – 28
Nov. 17 – Duke Win 24 – 21
Nov. 24 – at Georgia Win 38 – 35

Ken Sugiura

February 27th, 2012
2:37 pm

Tech fan since 1950 – i think the move of MTSU was largely due to a desire to have a bye week later in the season and to not have to play an FBS team five days after what will presumably be a physical and emotional grinder in blacksburg, even if it is early.
george – i guess i shouldn’t have revealed my undying love for all things scottish.

SansWorld

February 27th, 2012
2:40 pm

Realisticly looks like 3 or 4 wins in the first half of the season, and 4 or 5 in the second half.
I would expect 7 – 9 wins. anything more would be noteworthy, Any thing less a disapointment

PureEvil

February 27th, 2012
2:41 pm

BigTimeTechFan

Yeah right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You think the Duke game will be that close!!!

5150 UOAD

February 27th, 2012
2:41 pm

– i guess i shouldn’t have revealed my undying love for all things scottish.

That is KEN’S way of saying he likes to wear women’s clothes. LOL

gtfanfrom1951

February 27th, 2012
2:41 pm

Can we change our schedule with UGA maybe 7 wins this season maybe.

PureEvil

February 27th, 2012
2:44 pm

Realistic expectations would be 9-3 or 8-4. 2 loses from VT, UVA, Miami, Clemson and 1 or 2 loses from BC, BYU, Maryland, UNC, Duke, UGA. Any more loses would be unacceptable any less would be fantastic!!

WnE

February 27th, 2012
2:46 pm

Horrible schedule.

4 September homes games playing in a crappy ACC and playing vs. crappy OOC Competition means 4 NOON STARTS in hot a**, humid deep south weather, what a kind gift for one of the “older fanbases” in the South.

Students don’t like the NOON Starts, tailgaters don’t like the NOON starts, and yet here we are “the King of the Noon Game on ESPN3″.

Despite an ACC-CG appearance GT FB sure has taken a huge step BACK WRT the TV slots that we get, our TV schedule is like a eff’n Conf.-USA Team.

Welcome to small-time CFB GT Fans we are now Officially the “4th Service Academy”!

BTW, that is NOT something to be proud of, especially for a BCS Team located in a State with Top-5 HS FB Recruits.

Realistic

February 27th, 2012
2:47 pm

BigTimeTechFan, you are joking right?

Bob Horner

February 27th, 2012
2:48 pm

Looks like the Ga Tech athletic association will be advertising in local newspapers and on the local radio to try and sell season ticket packages again with this yawner of a home schedule. Maybe they will throw in a pair of circus tickets if you order seasons tickets.

George Stein

February 27th, 2012
2:50 pm

WnE doesn’t like the schedule. Shocker! In related news, the sun rose in the east today.

BLAME JOHNSON FOR HUMIDITY!!!

I just don’t know if we can be friends anymore, Ken. Presbyterian journalists must recuse themselves from games involving Presbyterian schools!

lucky21

February 27th, 2012
2:51 pm

George 2010 we had a thursday night game at vt

Realistic

February 27th, 2012
2:52 pm

Lets go ahead and chalk up the games against UGA, UNC, and VT as losses. UNC and VT will have time to prepare and we dont have a chance against UGA’s defense.
Wins against Pres, BC, MTSU, and BYU.
Wins against 3 of Virginia, Miami, Clemson, Maryland, and Duke.
7 wins will be no surprise to me.

Really?

February 27th, 2012
2:53 pm

LOL what a joke of a schedule

WnE

February 27th, 2012
2:54 pm

re: Stein
WnE doesn’t like the schedule. Shocker! In related news, the sun rose in the east today.

BLAME JOHNSON FOR HUMIDITY!!!

I just don’t know if we can be friends anymore, Ken. Presbyterian journalists must recuse themselves from games involving Presbyterian schools!

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Do you like the NOON starts?

Do you like this schedule with 4 September Games?

Try being honest & FAIR instead of defaulting into your automatic “Anti-Wrecks Mode”.

WnE

February 27th, 2012
2:55 pm

I meant 4 Sept. HOME games.

ED

February 27th, 2012
2:56 pm

tech fans: serious question, when does CPJ go on the hot seat.
say Gt goes 7-5 and loses to UGA for the fourth time out of five games.

George Stein

February 27th, 2012
2:57 pm

Correct, lucky21. I was referring to home games.

Do we still get to play the games, Realistic?

Realistic

February 27th, 2012
2:59 pm

Might be better off not playing them. Dont count on finding me at the noon games in September though. Way too hot, especially against a school with only 1000 students.

George Stein

February 27th, 2012
2:59 pm

Ha. I think I am pretty fair, WnE.

For the record, I do like noon games and, being a southern boy, I got no fear of a little heat.

George Stein

February 27th, 2012
3:00 pm

You won’t be missed, Realistic.

5150 UOAD

February 27th, 2012
3:00 pm

Bob Horner

Presbyterian____________________Ga Southern
Virginia________________________VANDY
Miami_________________________Tennessee
Middle Tennessee State___________Buffalo
Boston College__________________Ole Miss
BYU___________________________Ga Tech
Duke__________________________Florida Atlantic

Looks like about the same to me.

Realistic

February 27th, 2012
3:02 pm

Alright George Stein, Let’s be realistic then and give us your season prediction.

dawgfan

February 27th, 2012
3:02 pm

I say 8-4, maybe 9-3. Plenty of noon kickoffs. You’ll average 300 yards rushing per game. The passing game will be a joke. The defense will be a joke. You’ll lose to VT. You’ll rattle off a few wins in a row and start running your mouths like you own football. Then you’ll lose to somebody you shouldn’t and go back to the academic talk. Paul Johnson will say something on a radio show that gets you all fired up. You’ll lose to UGA. You’ll lose your bowl game.

BORING. I guarantee you that at least 90% of the above will prove true. Georgia Tech football is so predictable. No wonder you don’t go to the games.

Thanks.

Tech Fan Since 1950

February 27th, 2012
3:03 pm

Ken, the MTSU situation still bothers me a bit, because we did beat them pretty badly last year at their place. This is a tougher Tech schedule, at least at the beginning than I expected, but I do think the Tech athletic administration, coaches and players need to develop a toughness that has been missing in some key situations in recent years. I understand that maybe the bye week caused the rescheduling of MTSU and I accept it now a little bit better since the month of September overall appears to be pretty tough.

George Stein

February 27th, 2012
3:04 pm

Gun to my head, Realistic? I’d say 9-3.

Is there any penalty if you’re wrong, dawgfan?

5150 UOAD

February 27th, 2012
3:05 pm

dawgfan and UGa isn’t predictable? You didn’t read the game blogs when 90% of the people blogging were calling Bobo’s plays before they were run.

WnE

February 27th, 2012
3:07 pm

re:
Ha. I think I am pretty fair, WnE.

For the record, I do like noon games and, being a southern boy, I got no fear of a little heat.
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No problem with the heat for me either, but I do know that a lot of our older fans hate the Noon starts.

Also we get less tail-gating with Noon Games which means we will end up with fewer fans that have positive experiences and this leads to FEWER repeat GT Fans, and this leads to smaller crowds.

BIG-TIME CFB in the Deep South is played at 3:30m or between 7 & 8pm, small time bush league programs get slotted into TOO MANY Noon starts.

GT should tell the ACC that we will only play Night Games and force the conference to help us with our attendance issues.

5150 UOAD

February 27th, 2012
3:08 pm

Ga Southern, Tennessee, Buffalo, Ole Miss, & Florida Atlantic all LOOK like NOON kicks to me for the Dwags.

Realistic

February 27th, 2012
3:09 pm

September looks real tough, 4 home games, One opponent ranked #23.

HighTech

February 27th, 2012
3:10 pm

Am I missing something? Where in the article did it say anything about noon starts?

Realistic

February 27th, 2012
3:11 pm

Thanks George, I would not be too surpised with 8 wins. 9 would be a great year. Glad to avoid FSU again.

5150 UOAD

February 27th, 2012
3:11 pm

WnE not anymore. The TV people decide when the games are played. 3:30 and 7:00 games are HARD to get if you are not winning enough or the other team isn’t good enough.