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Georgia Tech, Alabama postpone future series

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Penn State and West Virginia appear to be in the final stages of scheduling a future home-and-home series. Alabama and Georgia Tech, on the other hand, are postponing their future series indefinitely.

An Alabama spokesperson confirmed to al.com that the two games, scheduled for 2019 in Tuscaloosa and 2020 in Atlanta, will not be played as previously agreed. Whether the series will be rescheduled for another date is unclear.

This is the second time the series has been pushed back. The two schools initially agreed to play in 2013 and 2014.

There’s plenty of uncertainty for both sides when it comes to future schedules. Tide coach Nick Saban has expressed interest in going to a nine-game SEC slate, which could still happen in the next few years, and Georgia Tech will soon add Notre Dame to its schedule on a rotating basis thanks to the ACC’s agreement with the Irish.

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5 Responses to “Georgia Tech, Alabama postpone future series”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 26, 2013 2:30 PM

    ND vs GT…. Maybe Rudy can get another sack.

  2. theuglitruth says: Jul 26, 2013 3:10 PM

    Why….does GT run the “no huddle”?

  3. dcroz says: Jul 26, 2013 4:13 PM

    And then there is the news that Alabama is considering playing a game or two in Ireland, quite possibly against ND, so this would clear the way for that to happen. Still, I’d like to see a renewal of the UA/GT series, even if for just a home-and-home, because it used to be the standard against which all others were measured in terms of pure hatred. Even the Iron Bowl today is tame by comparison; Harvey Updyke may have poisoned some trees, but there is a famous picture of Bear Bryant walking across Grant Field in Atlanta wearing a football helmet because GT students were raining empty whiskey bottles down on the field at him. Now THAT’S a bitter rivalry.

  4. jimbo75025 says: Jul 26, 2013 4:57 PM

    @dcroz

    Correct, that was a brutal rivalry back in the Dodd/Bryant days. I wish the games could have been scheduled in order to renew an old rivalry-not sure how close the games would be given the current state of things though ha ha. I would also like to see a few Tennessee/GT games as that was another barnburning rivalry (on many levels) back in the day. Hope GT gets a few dates with ND as the UA games would have been cash cows for the GT AD.

  5. normtide says: Jul 26, 2013 6:50 PM

    Theuglitruth- if you would actual research before you post, you would see Alabama has pretty good record vs no huddle offenses. Then again, they have a pretty good record vs all offenses over the last five years. The only two losses I can remember off hand were to auburn with Cam, and A&M with Johnny Football. Both were Heisman winning qb’s. Both losses were by less then 7 points. The year after Cam, Bama shut out that same no huddle attack. I think Saban has a good strategy for it, three safeties or a nickel base. Athletic LB’s help. The truth is, almost every team runs at least some no huddle. I’ll research to be sure, but I think Bama had had some success under Saban.

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