Clemson Football will host ACC rival Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in Week 11. The game is scheduled for November 11th. Time and network have not been announced.
Georgia Tech leads the all-time series 50-35-2 with the Tigers. Clemson currently owns an eight-game win streak against the Ramblin’ Wreck, with a 41-10 victory over the Jackets in 2022 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, which served as a home game for Tech, even though it wasn’t in their regular stadium.
The teams will be annual opponents in ACC play following the dissolution of the Atlantic and Coastal Divisions, guaranteeing the series will continue to be played every season for the foreseeable future.
The Geoff Collins era has come to an end. What once seemed like a promising start went off the rails rather quickly (remember lifting weights on the sideline? On the road?).
Brent Key got the interim job and did enough to convince the institute that he deserved a shot at the full time job. It won’t be a simple task, but he isn’t off to a bad start.
Veteran quarterback Jeff Sims has transferred to Nebraska. Key pulled Haynes King out of the portal. King, who previously played for the Texas A&M Aggies, will be competing with Zach Pyron, who played well in relief of Sims in 2022. All five projected starters on the line have started at least five games before, so protection should not be a concern. Finding reliable skill players around the quarterback will be their biggest task.
The defense returns experience in the backfield, but this wasn’t a group that had a great 2022. DC Andrew Thacker was retained by Key from Collins’s staff despite the group ranking 83rd in the FBS in both points and yards allowed last season.
It will take time for Brent Key to have Georgia Tech ready to compete with Clemson Football
Key demonstrated right away that he was a better leader than Collins, but it was also clear that the overriding problem in Atlanta was that the team lacked talent. Even when Collins hit on a recruit, he had a problem keeping them from entering the portal. Key has taken his fair share of transfers to try to boost his roster quickly, but it will take time for him to rebuild this program. He is in the state of Georgia, where blue chip prospects grow on trees, but so is Kirby Smart, and Dabo Swinney, Nick Saban and Josh Huepel are nearby.
If he manages to leave the weight sets at home when he visits Death Valley, he will already be one step ahead of his predecessor.
Georgia Tech 2022 Statistics
All stats per teamrankings.com against FBS competition only
- Points per game: 15.5 (124th)
- Yards per game: 323.2 (110th)
- Points allowed per game: 29.5 (83rd)
- Yards allowed per game: 402.9 (83rd)