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Georgia Tech Football: Yellow Jackets Agree to Home-and-Home Series with UCF in 2017 and 2020

The two teams will meet for the first time since 2000, and for the first time outside of Bobby Dodd Stadium.

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News broke on Monday that Georgia Tech has agreed to a future home-and-home series with the UCF Knights, beginning in 2017 with a game in Orlando and concluding in 2020 with a game in Atlanta. In three previous meetings the teams have always met at Bobby Dodd Stadium, but on September 16, 2017 the series will kick off in a game at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando before returning to Bobby Dodd Stadium on September 19, 2020. The schedule addition means Georgia Tech has an out-of-conference game against an AAC team every year between 2017 and 2022, including games against Tulane and USF.

UCF is currently coached by George O'Leary, who you might remember as an assistant from Georgia Tech's 1990 National Championship team who later became the team's head coach from 1995 to 2001. He left Georgia Tech for Notre Dame, but was forced to resign after less than a month when it was discovered that he had false information on his resume concerning a master's degree from a nonexistent institution. He went on to spend two years with the Minnesota Vikings before taking over UCF's program in 2004. He's been there ever since.

O'Leary was the coach for all three of the previous meetings between Georgia Tech and UCF, where the Yellow Jackets went 3-0 in 1996, 1998, and 2000.