Spring football exhibition games

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I was listening to the radio, this morning. They mentioned that some teams were doing some Spring games, this year. They also talked about the P5 teams, doing an exhibition game, instead of the normal Springs games, that are being done now. I thought this was fantastic idea. Not only would it add a quick jolt of money, to the schools, it would enable teams to play deep into the roster. Was curious what other people's thoughts were on this.
 

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that school 77 miles away in athens is doing one with $10 admission but starting with their millionaire donors and if any left, general pop. I'm sure we will as well. I doubt an exhibition game, against another school like is done in basketball, will not happen. An innersquad regulation (for the most part) game is a better bet.
I don't care what they do as long as fans are allowed in and I'm one of them.
 

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that school 77 miles away in athens is doing one with $10 admission but starting with their millionaire donors and if any left, general pop. I'm sure we will as well. I doubt an exhibition game, against another school like is done in basketball, will not happen. An innersquad regulation (for the most part) game is a better bet.
I don't care what they do as long as fans are allowed in and I'm one of them.
What's an "innersquad regulation game"?
 

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An innersquad game is us vs us.

An exhibition game is us and them.

Spring game is just a practice with a "game like" atmosphere.
 

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that school 77 miles away in athens is doing one with $10 admission but starting with their millionaire donors and if any left, general pop. I'm sure we will as well. I doubt an exhibition game, against another school like is done in basketball, will not happen. An innersquad regulation (for the most part) game is a better bet.
I don't care what they do as long as fans are allowed in and I'm one of them.
I think TV would pick up a GT vs. Texas type football game. Or go bigger. Ugag vs. Oregon... Bama vs. USC... Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma... I mean the possibilities are endless.. I revenue making pre-season football game.
 

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I think TV would pick up a GT vs. Texas type football game. Or go bigger. Ugag vs. Oregon... Bama vs. USC... Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma... I mean the possibilities are endless.. I revenue making pre-season football game.
I think it if ever came to that it would be FBS playing FCS. I wouldn’t mind it.
I’m not interested in playing them in the regular season. Give them some of the gate/money from a spring game and let us schedule FBS schools instead during the regular season.
 

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I think it if ever came to that it would be FBS playing FCS. I wouldn’t mind it.
I’m not interested in playing them in the regular season. Give them some of the gate/money from a spring game and let us schedule FBS schools instead during the regular season.
The FCS season is going on right now and schedules have been set. Maybe there would be some teams with no FCS playoff aspirations that bite. I think an exhibition against Ga State would be beneficial for both sides
 

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It's the same this at Intrasquad matches but with a little Vidalia Twang lol
hold me back conan obrien GIF by Team Coco
 

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This doesn't really fit the topic of this thread, but I didn't want to open a separate one for it. I just read an interesting article about sports in America during the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-1919. If you read the article, published last May, it mentions Tech's 1918 season, saying that we won the NC, repeating what we had done in 1917. I don't remember ever seeing a claim that we won the 1918 NC before. Have any of you reading this?
https://www.profootballhof.com/sports-playbook-during-1918-spanish-flu-pandemic/
 

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This doesn't really fit the topic of this thread, but I didn't want to open a separate one for it. I just read an interesting article about sports in America during the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-1919. If you read the article, published last May, it mentions Tech's 1918 season, saying that we won the NC, repeating what we had done in 1917. I don't remember ever seeing a claim that we won the 1918 NC before. Have any of you reading this?
https://www.profootballhof.com/sports-playbook-during-1918-spanish-flu-pandemic/
Something ain't right we lost to Pitt 32 - 0 that year,

GDateDaySchoolOpponentConfPtsOppWLTStreakNotes
1Oct 5, 1918SatGeorgia TechClemsonIndW280100W 1
2Oct 12, 1918SatGeorgia TechFurmanIndW1180200W 2
3Oct 19, 1918SatGeorgia Tech11th CavalryNon-MajorW1230300W 3
4Oct 26, 1918SatGeorgia TechCamp GordonNon-MajorW280400W 4
5Nov 10, 1918SunGeorgia TechNorth Carolina StateIndW1280500W 5
6Nov 23, 1918SatGeorgia Tech@PittIndL032510L 1
7Nov 28, 1918ThuGeorgia TechAuburnIndW410610W 1

 

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Something ain't right we lost to Pitt 32 - 0 that year,

7 Games​


GDateDaySchoolOpponentConfPtsOppWLTStreakNotes
1Oct 5, 1918SatGeorgia TechClemsonIndW280100W 1
2Oct 12, 1918SatGeorgia TechFurmanIndW1180200W 2
3Oct 19, 1918SatGeorgia Tech11th CavalryNon-MajorW1230300W 3
4Oct 26, 1918SatGeorgia TechCamp GordonNon-MajorW280400W 4
5Nov 10, 1918SunGeorgia TechNorth Carolina StateIndW1280500W 5
6Nov 23, 1918SatGeorgia Tech@PittIndL032510L 1
7Nov 28, 1918ThuGeorgia TechAuburnIndW410610W 1

Yeah, I know. It would be interesting to see comparative records of other teams that year. Somebody apparently decided we deserved to be NC, but that, to my knowledge, is not one of the additional NC's that Tech sometimes makes reference to.
 

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The FCS season is going on right now and schedules have been set. Maybe there would be some teams with no FCS playoff aspirations that bite. I think an exhibition against Ga State would be beneficial for both sides
I think maybe Valdosta, but not GA state. It would look awful if we lost in a scrimmage to another ATL team. Would hurt the brand. A lose/lose option to me.

Play Valdosta, or some other random school like a Division 3 team. Reinhardt has a team. That would be good. Would be fun to see us score 100 points.
 

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I just did some more research, and apparently Pitt and Michigan were named co-national champions, Pitt being undefeated and sitting on top of a 30 game win streak.

So I don't know why that other article claimed that Tech won the NC.
A key paragraph from the Wikipedia article on that year is --- "Perhaps the highest profile game was a highly publicized War Charities benefit staged at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh in front of many of the nation's top sports writers, including Walter Camp. The game pitted John Heisman's undefeated, unscored upon, and defending national champion Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets against "Pop" Warner's Pittsburgh Panthers who were sitting on a 30-game win streak. Pitt defeated Georgia Tech 32–0."
 

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Something ain't right we lost to Pitt 32 - 0 that year,

GDateDaySchoolOpponentConfPtsOppWLTStreakNotes
1Oct 5, 1918SatGeorgia TechClemsonIndW280100W 1
2Oct 12, 1918SatGeorgia TechFurmanIndW1180200W 2
3Oct 19, 1918SatGeorgia Tech11th CavalryNon-MajorW1230300W 3
4Oct 26, 1918SatGeorgia TechCamp GordonNon-MajorW280400W 4
5Nov 10, 1918SunGeorgia TechNorth Carolina StateIndW1280500W 5
6Nov 23, 1918SatGeorgia Tech@PittIndL032510L 1
7Nov 28, 1918ThuGeorgia TechAuburnIndW410610W 1

We averaged 66 points a game that year... Did we send 3 people to the Pitt game? Or was that the only team that we played that was worth a damn.
 

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Hmmm, a little more information here. It turns out that Pitt lost their lost game of the season. Now whether Pitt's overall schedule was more difficult than ours is debatable, but it makes no sense that, even though they shut us out, we didn't at least have a share of the NC. As you can see below, we both beat 4 "Independent" teams. Tech also beat 2 "Non-Major" teams, while Pitt lost to one "Non-Major" team.

GDateDaySchoolOpponentConfPtsOppWLTStreakNotes
1Nov 9, 1918SatPittWashington & JeffersonIndW340100W 1
2Nov 16, 1918SatPittPennsylvaniaIndW370200W 2
3Nov 23, 1918SatPittGeorgia TechIndW320300W 3
4Nov 28, 1918ThuPittPenn StateIndW286400W 4
5Nov 30, 1918SatPitt@Cleveland Naval ReservesNon-MajorL910410L 1

Meanwhile, here is Michigan's 1918 schedule and results ---

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
October 5Case*W 33–0
November 9at ChicagoW 13–08,000
November 16Syracuse*
  • Ferry Field
  • Ann Arbor, MI
W 15–0
November 23Michigan Agricultural*
dagger
  • Ferry Field
  • Ann Arbor, MI (rivalry)
W 21–615,000
November 30at Ohio StateW 14–07,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • dagger
    Homecoming

I think Tech got screwed.
 

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Something ain't right we lost to Pitt 32 - 0 that year,

GDateDaySchoolOpponentConfPtsOppWLTStreakNotes
1Oct 5, 1918SatGeorgia TechClemsonIndW280100W 1
2Oct 12, 1918SatGeorgia TechFurmanIndW1180200W 2
3Oct 19, 1918SatGeorgia Tech11th CavalryNon-MajorW1230300W 3
4Oct 26, 1918SatGeorgia TechCamp GordonNon-MajorW280400W 4
5Nov 10, 1918SunGeorgia TechNorth Carolina StateIndW1280500W 5
6Nov 23, 1918SatGeorgia Tech@PittIndL032510L 1
7Nov 28, 1918ThuGeorgia TechAuburnIndW410610W 1


This was back when PITT won most of their NC's.
 

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just for fun lets see the first year you had seasons tickets my first year was 1981

you can find it here Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Record By Year | College Football at Sports-Reference.com (sports-reference.com)

p.s, supersizethatordermutt you should be ok in goes back pretty far :)
 

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just for fun lets see the first year you had seasons tickets my first year was 1981

you can find it here Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Record By Year | College Football at Sports-Reference.com (sports-reference.com)

p.s, supersizethatordermutt you should be ok in goes back pretty far :)
Mine was 1967....not a very good year ---

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 23at VanderbiltW 17–1024,000
September 30TCUW 24–755,299
October 7ClemsonW 10–059,588
October 14at TennesseeABCL 13–2455,119
October 21AuburnL 10–2859,603
October 28at TulaneL 12–2329,643
November 4Duke
dagger
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 19–750,103
November 10at Miami (FL)L 7–4948,267
November 18No. 9 Notre Dame
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
L 3–3660,024
November 25GeorgiaABCL 14–2153,699
 
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