Last week, the ACC announced that the conference would be going to a 10+1 schedule for 2020, meaning 10 conference games and 1 non-conference game for each football team (Notre Dame included). Yesterday, the full schedule was dropped for every squad in the league. Georgia Tech will start the season on the road against FSU and end the season on the road against NC State. UCF will be kept on the schedule as the single non-conference game, the Jackets will face them at home week 2. The open dates are well-spread out in weeks 4 and 9. All things considered, this isn’t the worst schedule for Tech. While Clemson and Notre Dame are both on the docket, six wins are a possibility. Check out the full schedule above.
One of the biggest moves for Geoff Collins & co. this offseason was the addition of two SEC offensive linemen as grad transfers, Devin Cochran and Ryan Johnson. Unfortunately, Collins announced this week that Cochran would not be enrolling at Georgia Tech. Cochran was highly touted coming out of Vanderbilt and was expected to be a strong veteran presence on the offensive line. While Cochran’s talent will be missed, his non-enrollment will allow a younger player (most likely a freshman) to gain meaningful reps. We wish you the best of luck, Devin!
Besides the news about Devin Cochran, Geoff Collins also announced that four Yellow Jackets had left the team. WR Stephen Dolphus, DL Jaquan Henderson, TE Luke Johns, and OL Harrison Jump are the four that departed. Of the four, Henderson had the largest impact on the Flats, playing in over 30 games and recording 34 tackles, with 2.5 for loss. Good luck, guys!
Jason Varitek had an incredible MLB career, winning two World Series, making three All-Star Games, and capturing a Golden Glove and Silver Slugger Award, all with the Boston Red Sox. This was after being one of the best baseball players in Georgia Tech history, leading the team to a 1994 College World Series runner-up. Varitek was also a three-time unanimous All-American, 1991 ACC Rookie of the Year, 1993 ACC Player of the Year, and 1994 Golden Spikes Award winner. For all of his college success, Varitek was named to the 2020 College Baseball Hall of Fame class. Also being inducted is former Tech Head Baseball Coach Jim Morris, who coached the Jackets to their first four ACC Championships before going onto a successful career at Miami. Congratulations, Jason and Jim!
Looks like there will be at least a few fans for Georgia Tech’s season opener against Florida State. Doak-Campbell Stadium has a capacity of 79,560, and 25% of that is 19,890. But, as with everything, who knows what will happen?
Question of the Day: What are your thoughts on the new schedule?