Georgia Tech Football vs UNC Preview: Now the Fun Begins

On Saturday, the Yellow Jackets enter a battle that they'll fight for a stretch of 4 weeks. Are they up to the challenge? - Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics

Saturday kicks off a 4-game stretch that also features Virginia Tech, Miami, and BYU. Can the Yellow Jackets get the stretch started off right?

I'm not going to sit here and complain about our schedule this season. We all got a good look at it back in February. That's the hand Tech was dealt. To be honest, when Paul Johnson first got to the Institute, I said Tech would be fortunate to win 6 games that year (2008). We all know how that ended. Tech beat Miami, Clemson, UGA, and went on to finish the season with a 9-4 record. I was a believer after that season and I still am now.

This year though, Tech has to face not one, not two, but three of its main Coastal Division opponents in a row: North Carolina, Virginia Tech, and Miami. This is going to be a tough three week stretch for the boys in Gold and White. There are no more off weeks for the rest of the season. If Tech is going back to Charlotte, they are going to have to dig deep and play like there's no tomorrow.

Larry Fedora believes he has the Tar Heels going in the right direction. I don't have any reason to doubt his optimism. In his first season, North Carolina went 8-4 while knocking off both Miami and Virginia Tech. He has a great quarterback in Bryn Renner. He is close to 7000 yards passing for his career and has an arm that NFL scouts really like. The up-tempo offense Fedora has brought to Chapel Hill along with his solid recruiting should keep North Carolina in the coastal fight yearly.

Nothing would please me more to see Tech play lights out on both sides of the ball Saturday. I've heard all summer how UNC's defense has been looking for a little revenge after Tech put up 68 points. Well if I'm Tech's defense, I got something to prove too because they put up 50 points.

Kickoff's at high noon on The Flats on Saturday. Let's get it started.

How do you feel about Saturday's game? Will it be a barn burner or a street fight?

More From The Rumble Seat:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join From The Rumble Seat

You must be a member of From The Rumble Seat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at From The Rumble Seat. You should read them.

Join From The Rumble Seat

You must be a member of From The Rumble Seat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at From The Rumble Seat. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker