Thursday morning, the ACC released the 2015 football schedule to the media, giving fans an early idea of who will be playing where and when. The Yellow Jackets already knew their non-conference schedule, but now can fill in the gaps with their ACC opponents. The schedule for this coming season is as follows:
|September 3 (Thursday)||Alcorn State Braves||Atlanta, GA|
|September 12||Tulane Green Wave||Atlanta, GA|
|September 19||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||South Bend, IN|
|September 26||Duke Blue Devils||Durham, NC|
|October 3||North Carolina Tar Heels||Atlanta, GA|
|October 10||Clemson Tigers||Clemson, SC|
|October 17||Pittsburgh Panthers||Atlanta, GA|
|October 24||Florida State Seminoles||Atlanta, GA|
|October 31||Virginia Cavaliers||Charlottesville, VA|
|November 12 (Thursday)||Virginia Tech Hokies||Atlanta, GA|
|November 21||Miami Hurricanes||Coral Gables, FL|
|November 28||georgia bulldogs||Atlanta, GA|
|December 5||ACC Championship Game||Charlotte, NC|
For those keeping score at home, that's 7 home games for your reigning Orange Bowl Champions, including Thursday night games to start the season against FCS Alcorn State and in November against Virginia Tech. The longest stretch between home games is 21 days, between the Tulane game and North Carolina game.
One thing is for sure -- the strength of schedule here will be high. The Jackets are playing 10 Power-5 opponents, including 8 ACC teams and one semi-ACC team (Notre Dame).
We'll be back in a little bit with some analysis, but for now, what are your thoughts on this schedule?