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Tech to play six Coastal opponents in a row

Georgia Tech will play its six Coastal Division games consecutively, have open dates before Miami and Georgia and will play all of its games on Saturdays. They are, at first glance, the most notable aspects of Tech’s 2014 schedule, released by the ACC Wednesday.

It bears a similarity to the 2013 schedule, when Tech played Coastal opponents Duke, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Miami in successive weeks to start off ACC play.

It will be the first time that Tech won’t be a part of ESPN’s weeknight schedule since 1992. The Yellow Jackets played at least one ESPN game on a Thursday night every year starting in 1993 through 2013, except for 2012, when they played on Labor Day night at Virginia Tech.

Only one ACC team, Duke, will have an open date prior to playing Tech. North Carolina, which had received an open date in four of the six years since coach Paul Johnson’s hire, will play at Notre Dame Oct. 11 before playing Tech Oct. 18 in Chapel Hill.

Tech will have an open date prior to the Georgia game for the first time since 2009.

August 30 Wofford

Sept. 6 at Tulane

Sept. 13 Georgia Southern

Sept. 20 at Virginia Tech

Sept. 27 Open

Oct. 4 Miami

Oct. 11 Duke

Oct. 18 at North Carolina

Oct. 25 at Pitt

Nov. 1 Virginia

Nov. 8 at N.C. State

Nov. 15 Clemson

Nov. 22 Open

Nov. 29 at Georgia

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