Exactly three years from today.
Why is the ACC not going to 9 conference games already? C’mon.
Because Notre Dame.
Although, it would be rather simple for the ACC to just say… the schools with regular SEC games (Ga Tech, FSU, Clemson) would drop out of the Notre Dame rotation, and then they could go with 9 conference games + 1 SEC -OR- Notre Dame rotation. I wouldn’t consider WFU-Vandy or U of L-UK as “have to happen every year games”, would you? The big 3 games though are un-negotiable by those schools. That still leaves 11 ACC members for Notre Dame to rotate with. That’s probably better anyway, as then on average every other year, a full ACC member gets Notre Dame either at home or on the road.
Count ND as a conference game, problem solved. They’re in the rotation just like all other schools from the other conference.
Shep— The Tulane game in 2019 looks to be canx… So the OOC games in 2019 look to be the Citadel, USF, UGA..plus either a 9th conf game or another P-5 School for an 8-2… Will find out soon enough!!!
Pathetic. No 9 conference games for a 14 team conference. You sound and schedule like another chest-thumping conference.
Could it be the ACC is gearing up for 9 conference games?
Once again post after post since it is not an SEC team Maverick has nothing negative to say. If this was Tennessee. Ole Miss or Arkansas the rants would be epic.If you look at Tech’s past schedules they are horrible! No slight aimed at BGSU a fine football school, I just want to point out SEC bias from the likes of Maverick and Jinzo.
The ACC just had a huge meeting to discuss their future schedule. They have a binary choice between an 8+2 model (8 conference games and 2 non conference power 5 games) or a 9+1 model (9 conference games and 1 non conference). The change is already in place when they start their new tv deal with ESPN and the ACC network… Once again, it’s a stupid argument by an SEC apologist.
Having two scheduling models to choose from might make scheduling more complex for some ACC programs. ndeed some ACC programs have OOC rivalries (FlaSt-Fla, GT-Geo, Clem-SC, Louv-Ky, and Pitt is establishing rotating OOC rivalry with Penn St & WV). Whereas some don’t. And some ACC programs have ‘natural’ cross division rivalries and some don’t. And then there is the added complexity of scheduling ND to five games per season. If each program has the flexibility to play either 8 or 9 conference games, it will be difficult for ACC programs to know what the other ACC programs is doing, or is available or interested. Balancing out scheduling home vs road conference games as well as the strength of schedule will be difficult. ACC programs will need to get ahead of the curve in future scheduling and the ACC office will have to be super involved in helping to manage the scheduling process, helping to balance the strength of schedule throughout the conference, But I assume the ACC schools were accepting of the added scheduling complexity when the ACC made an agreement with ND. With that said I applaud moving in the right direction. Only if the SEC had similar will power,
I prefer how the Pac12 schedules their 9 game schedule, rotating 5 home games one year to 4 home games the following year. And rotating not playing two cross division programs for two years in a row. However the Pac12 arrangement often results in an an unbalanced SOS (eg the PNW schools get to play either USC or UCLA in the same year, not both).
SEC scheduling remains in the dark ages.
The SEC are afraid to go to nine conference games. The SEC hierarchy is unwilling to travel outside of their region (as often as the other guys) and are addicted to the neutral site games and the home games against the SunBelt and FCS way too much for that to happen.
You just sound like someone else who comes on here complaining about nonsense with the SEC, no reason even to comment. Please look at past & future schedules of the SEC traveling outside they’re region, neutral games bring in large amounts of money, that’s why they are so popular & yes, I am pretty sure the SEC is very afraid to go to 9 games in there conference because that’s all it’s about is being afraid….please!
This is a cute article, I would’ve kept out A&M vs UTSA since this is their 1st ever meeting.
If you watched the 2014 Georgia Southern @ Georgia Tech game or better yet, if you attended the game, then you would know the ACC referees took the game out of the players hands with a terrible reversal of an ON THE FIELD call (requires indisputable evidence…it’s still being disputed). Georgia Southern was the better team that day and still has the more dynamic roster. Thank you Paul Johnson and the Tech AD for not being scared (UGAg) and rescheduling the Eagles…GS won’t leave it in question this go around. It would be great for the state if GS and Tech continued to schedule a game (maybe a H&H once Paulson Stadium is expanded to 30k) every other year. Athletically, as of late, the two schools are closer to peers than big brother-little brother.
Georgia has played Georgia Southern six times since 1992, Georgia Tech only once. I don’t think Georgia is scared of GS.
Interesting that 5 of those 6 times were when Georgia Southern had 63 scholarships. The 6th game was a carry over from GS’s FCS days and Georgia elected to move the game from 2016 to 2015 probably because they didn’t want an additional year of FBS recruiting for GS. Georgia was gifted that win last year and every dawg fan knows it. For both parties, it is understood that Georgia no longer wants any part in scheduling GS and frankly that’s fine by me.
Don’t worry Kevin Kelly, that’s just GS non-sense talk. They told GSU that they’d never beat GS – but in the just the second meeting (last year) GSU gave them their worst defeat in the history of Paulson High School County Stadium, The glory days of GS are behind them. The newsflash to GS is that they are the #4 team in the state of Georgia and they think that they are #1.
Georgia Tech got up big in that game and then let up and allowed Georgia Southern back in, the Eagles were far from the better team that day.
Georgia Southern’s coach was on his way out and focused on a million dollar salary…way to go. How’d that bowl game work out for the mighty Panthers? Let’s compare some numbers for a minute…17-53 (129th in FBS) vs. 375-200-10 (14th in FBS)…0 D1 National Championships vs. 6 D1 National Championships (most all-time)…0 D1 Conference Titles vs. 11 D1 Conference Titles. WHEW! I can certainly understand why a Panther fan (those exist?) would cling like hell to that win against Georgia Southern! Run along now, let us men get back to it.
GS has never beat UGA – GS has never beat GT – GS is 50/50 against GSU.
So your excuse is that GS got pounded at home by GSU cause your coach was dreaming about a real job? Really? That’s all it took for the mighty Beagles to lose at home? A coach’s daydream? All that tripe that GS spews about GSU and you got pounded in just the second effing year by a five year old football team? Fact is that Richt got fired because he almost lost to GS so that should tell you about how little respect there is for the GS product. So maybe GS needs to realize that they may start to fall behind KSU or Mercer. You guys have such an incredible false sense of entitlement from all those Pee-Wee league trophies. Probably ought to go on back to FCS Pee-Wee league! How about that Capt GAyTAy?
The Real GSU has played UGA and GT once with equal scholarships. Do you understand that having 22 less scholarships is a disadvantage? Once the playing field was made even, the Real GSU lost by a combined 10 points in their first outings with 85 scholarships. Again, I appreciate GT rescheduling the Real GSU unlike UGAg (I bet you’re a UGAg fan before a GAy St fan). Do you understand that when a head coach does not prep their team for a game that the team is unprepared? Big concepts here. Do you have any facts or just opinions? Richt was on the hot seat at the start of that season and the season before that…try to keep up. The fact that you recognize KSU and Mercer says a lot about where you view GAy St. Pee-Wee trophies…you’re talking about Division 1 National Championships. Do you understand that prior to the College Football Playoff, the FCS Playoff was the highest form of a college football playoff in existence? Oh but computers picking two teams worked out every time. The Real GSU should go back to FCS? You mean the Real GSU with the 18-7 FBS record (.720)? How about GAy St with the 7-30 FBS record (.189). This is too easy man, c’mon. (A) Why would GAy St field a football team and (B) why would ANYONE be a fan???? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!
Southern has never beaten Georgia and never will.
what about the Brigham Young-Utah State game or the Notre Dame-Navy game?
Neither BYU nor USU are a Power 5. And Notre Dame and Navy aren’t in the same state.
Matt probably meant to say the BYU-Utah game. Utah is a P5, but BYU is not. The summary would read something like this:
When: Saturday, Sept. 10, 5:30pm MT
Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
All-Time Series Leader: Utah, 58-34-4 (62.5%)
Last-Five: Utah, 5-0 (100%)
Utah has dominated its little brother, BYU, over the last 13 meetings (10-3, 77%). And they will certainly do so again this fall.
how would BYU qualify as a “Big” brother?
Bill, Utah would be the big brother
Someone asked that on Twitter, FBSchedules replied “BYU generally considered P5 so not included.”
BYU fits the P5 requirement for scheduling for most if not all conferences. The SEC looks at BYU as a P5…last time I checked the SEC is the premier program in College Football.
good article ….but i would say Georgia Southern has a much better chance of beating Georgia Tech than many of the games you have ranked as more likely. I don’t think very many people would be surprised is Georgia Southern wins that game.
Utah had to be invited to a conference to be considered P5. BYU did it on their own.
BYU is considered by some to be a P5 “for scheduling purposes.” But we’re not actually a P5, since we don’t belong to a P5 conference. That’s why it’s so important for us to get into the Big XII…the fate and viability of our football program rests on it. If we don’t get in and become an actual P5, our future looks no better than that of New Mexico State.
Little brother = going on every web site possible to talk about how Utah should really be a big brother
I think ECU is NC State’s big brother when it comes to football.
ECU has not only won 3 out of 5, but 9 out of the last 15.
Go Pirates! Argh!
What about Penn State vs Pitt this year?
Pitt is P5.
I don’t think many Ohio State fans see any MAC schools as “little brother.” The only school that would make sense to have that designation would be U of Cincinnati.
‘Bout time. We’ll get to see who the real champs of 1990 were. Maybe about 35 years too late but why not?
Wreck ’em Tech!
another “early” schedule announcement, to get the attention of those 4th graders, who’ll be playing in these two games…..
The historical nature of this game demands that both teams wear throw-back tear-away jerseys
since Jax State is only a little over an hour from Atlanta this is not so bad. I wish FBS teamswould not play FCS teams but I do like the Auburn/Clemson/South Carolina model of playing in state FCS teams. Tech has the problem of only having Mercer as a Georgia FCS team.
Kennesaw State, Savannah State….
They play in state teams so they can pay them less. Much cheaper to bus then charter.
Georgia Tech out of conf scheduling SUCKS. They play anyone they can who is a pushover POS. Compare schedules with ND and other top.programs. They play real teams. Tech plays cupcakes to bolster their goal of winning six games and going to a meaningless bowl. Makes you proud to be a Yellowjacket, doesn’t it. Now I know why they are called YELLOW jackets.