For the first time in over a decade, Georgia Tech Football will be featured on ESPN’s famed College Gameday.
The last time College Gameday featured a game that the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets played in, it was October 21st, 2006, almost 13 years ago. Come August 29th, however, the Jackets will see that Gameday drought end as on Thursday afternoon, ESPN announced that College Gameday is making its way to Clemson on August 29th for a special Thursday edition of a College Gameday.
Coincidentally, the Jackets last appearance on Gameday also came in Clemson in what would turn into a huge Clemson victory, winning 31-7. The game on August 29th, of course is not just the season opener but the home opener for Clemson as they are coming off their second national championship in three seasons while also becoming the first 15-0 team in college football history. With the potential to win another national championship in 2019 and the Heisman front runner at quarterback, it’s no shock that Gameday is going to Clemson in week one.
That being said, the College Gameday appearance will also be beneficial to the Jackets. There will surely be interviews with Geoff Collins as well as a player or two throughout the telecast which will allow the Jackets to continue to build their brand and show off the new eta of Tech football. While a strong performance on the field will do wonders as well, the Gameday appearance will give them a little boost on the recruiting trail in terms of selling the program. Geoff Collins has done a great job of rejuvenating the program on his own but the Gameday appearance will be a nice asset for the Jackets to have.
The last time the College Gameday crew made their way to The Flats was September 2, 2006 when the Jackets hosted the then No.2 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Irish would win 14-10.