My introduction to Tech football was back in 1979. In 1980, we played Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Auburn, UGA, and Notre Dame. I think one sportswriter (Furman Bisher) said Tech played the toughest SEC schedule in the nation ... as an independent.
Games were FUN. Flashcard seatings were a premium (gone), RATS a tradition (gone), Jack n'Coke in souvenir cups where Cokes were a buck. Pre-game spreads followed by post-games dates to dinner. A good day was a win and getting laid.
I do enjoy the band at the Student Center and the parade ... but the general "feel" inside BDS is not what it was IMO. (I get that everyone starts and experiences different things depending on circumstances.)
It's better in some ways, and worse. (In full disclosure, Auburn football experience is not as good as it was 3 years ago as they have standardized pretty much everything and taken all the individual flavor out of it.)
As to Geoff ... no, I'm not looking forward to it. The product he puts on is un-exciting. I will look forward to watching the offense under Chip and pull for the team but ... this is probably the least excited I've been. I'm looking for this year to get recharged.