Yesterday, the Atlanta Journal reported that Georgia Tech has finally sat down with Georgia Southern to discuss playing a football game.
GT obviously has no qualms about playing Div I-AA teams as they've booked Samford twice and Jacksonville State twice in the next few years. So why NOT keep the revenue in the state system? Why not schedule GSU and give them their shot in the big city?
Why has GT ducked GSU all these years?
Reason 1: A 55,000 seat stadium with 20,000 Georgia Southern fans in blue and white with 10k GT fans dressed as empty seats.
Reason 2: The fear of "what if." What if GSU does what Furman did in 1983, when the Furmies beat GT 17-14. What if GSU shows up with another Adrian Peterson? GSU could've beaten Duke a few years ago....the year that Duke put up 41 on Tech. In 2004, GSU scored 28 points against UGA, while Tech scored 13.
In general I oppose UGA or GT playing ANY Div I-AA teams. However, it looks like both schools are going to play 1 per year from here on out. If we've got to play one, why not give the Eagles a shot once every four years.?
A run like this vs. GT would've had me weeping openly with laughter.