The exposure provided by Georgia Tech’s season opener at Clemson now includes two hours of pregame coverage from ESPN’s “College GameDay” crew.
One of college football’s most recognized broadcast teams will be on site before the game at Clemson Memorial Stadium on Aug. 29, going on air for one hour on ESPN and the soon-to-launch ACC Network before switching over exclusively to the ACC Network for the final hour leading to the 8 p.m. kickoff. ESPN made the announcement Thursday.
It’s the first time that College GameDay will be on site for a Yellow Jackets game since Oct. 21, 2006, when Tech was also at Clemson in a matchup of top-15 opponents. (Clemson won 31-7.) It will be the sixth Jackets game that College GameDay has attended, including the 2000 season opener at Virginia Tech that was cancelled because of lightning and thunderstorms.
While undoubtedly most of the attention will be cast upon the defending national champion Tigers, it is nevertheless an opportunity for coach Geoff Collins to sell Tech to the widest audience he will have had to this point of his eight-month tenure.
The game will be called by Dave O’Brien and Tim Hasselbeck, with sideline reporting from Katie George and Maria Taylor.
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