Vols to open '17 season vs GaTech in new Falcons stadium

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by NorthGaVol, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. NorthGaVol

    NorthGaVol Vols, Bitch

  2. Bassmanbruno

    Bassmanbruno Banned

    We are the best.
     
  3. NorthGaVol

    NorthGaVol Vols, Bitch

    I like the fact that Hart is scheduling OOC opponents that are recognizable but won't beat our ass by 40+ points. Scheduling these neutral site games in some of our main recruiting grounds is smart as well.

    2015- vs Oklahoma, vs UAB (Nashville)

    2016- VaTech (Bristol)

    2017- GaTech (opening of new Falcons stadium), @Memphis

    2018- WVU (Charlotte)
     
  4. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    around. nothin'severgonnakeepusdown.
     
  5. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    GA Tech guy told me this would happen a few weeks ago and looked around online and couldn't find anything. I like it, but I guess this breaks the Cold War between Tech and UT right? What does this all mean going forward?
     
  6. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    Maybe Tech wants back in the SEC?
     
  7. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

    Who comes with them?
     
  8. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Maybe a North Carolina state. Maybe Clemson. Likely another Big 12 state (Oklahoma).
     
  9. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Tech ain't coming back. Would lose too much money with ACC to come back. Neither would State or any other ACC team. They've got the strictest conference deal in sports.

    I will give Hart credit where due - he's tightening the noose around the neck of the local governments to get rid of the local tax on football tickets.
     
  10. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    SEC is all about expanding markets. I doubt we ever see Clemson even come close to joining as long as USCe is in.
     
  11. 615 Vol

    615 Vol Chieftain


    Yes. Plus they allow people like Jeremy Foley to have too much influence rather than telling him to shut the **** up when another Florida school gets mentioned. I think it would be bad news for Tennessee if a North Carolina or Virginia school joins the SEC. Part of the appeal with recruits of leaving those states is to come to Tennessee and play in the SEC.
     
  12. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    I still think that if the SEC were to add two more teams, it would be NC State and Virginia Tech.
     
  13. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    It won't be an ACC team until the ACC changes terms of a team exiting.
     
  14. NorthGaVol

    NorthGaVol Vols, Bitch

    Yep. If/when we expand again, I would think the SEC would try to get into North Carolina and Virginia. VaTech and UNC would be a great pull but because of politics, I'm not sure they could leave their brothers (Duke and UVA) behind. NC State wouldn't be a bad option imo.
     
  15. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    What about West Virginia?
     
  16. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    I'd be willing to wager they'd be on the list of teams to go after next time around.
     
  17. NorthGaVol

    NorthGaVol Vols, Bitch

    I'm probably in the minority but I wanted them instead of Missouri the first time around.
     
  18. XXROCKYTOPXX

    XXROCKYTOPXX Chieftain

    Cool. Close enough for everyone to travel.
     
  19. 615 Vol

    615 Vol Chieftain

    Do they bring enough viewers?
     
  20. 615 Vol

    615 Vol Chieftain

    Missouri brings St. Louis and Kansas City markets, unfortunately.
     

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