Georgia Tech's last spring game was held Friday, April 20, 2018. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Georgia Tech spring game date set

Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins’ first spring game will be held April 26, a Friday. It continues the scheduling set during former coach Paul Johnson’s tenure. No time has been set, but it will be a night scrimmage.

“The reason why is, I don’t believe there’s a better backdrop in all of college football than a night game in Bobby Dodd Stadium,” Collins said. “Under the lights, the backdrop of downtown Atlanta, I just think that is such a special environment, so I just want the recruits, the fan base to engage in that, and I’m calling all Georgia Tech fans, former players, to come enjoy that night with us.”

Collins said that spring practice will begin March 26 and will include a change from Johnson’s procedures. Tech will practice in the mornings rather than in the afternoons after classes. The team will train Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning for five weeks.

For the first Saturday practice (March 30), Collins has invited all former players to attend the session.

“We want the engagement with the former players,” Collins said. “They’ve put so much blood, sweat, tears into this unbelievable place. I want them back around this program, engaged out at practice.”

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