When Tech and Temple could play home-and-home

Georgia Tech celebrates its 2016 win over Vanderbilt.
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Georgia Tech celebrates its 2016 win over Vanderbilt.

Georgia Tech and Temple are in talks to arrange a home-and-home football series, Tech deputy athletic director Mark Rountree confirmed Wednesday.

“We’ve been discussing with Temple a possible series,” Rountree said.

Using Tech’s preferred model for its four non-conference games, Tech has openings for Temple in 2019 and 2021-26. (The Yellow Jackets did have a 2019 game at Tulane, but that has been cancelled, Rountree said.)

Tech tries to schedule one game against an FCS opponent, one FBS team outside of the power conferences, one power-conference opponent and Georgia. Temple is in the American Athletic Conference.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the talks between the two schools Tuesday, with the additional detail that Tech would go to Philadelphia first with a return game at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

That setup would fit into the 2019 and 2021 schedules, as the 2019 Tulane game was scheduled for New Orleans and Tech could use an additional non-conference home game in 2021.

Tech has never played Temple, which is coached by Geoff Collins, who worked at Tech as a graduate assistant and later as director of player personnel.

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