Yet another early kickoff for Georgia Tech

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Brad Kaaya is pressured by Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive end KeShun Freeman (42) in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, October 1, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Georgia Tech remains firmly lodged in the early time slot. The Yellow Jackets were assigned a 12:30 p.m. kickoff for their game Saturday against North Carolina. The game will be broadcast on the ACC Network, including CW 69 in Atlanta. The ACC made the announcement Sunday after taking a six-day option to wait to decide a kickoff time.

Saturday’s game in Chapel Hill, N.C., will be the seventh time in nine games that the Jackets will kick off at either noon or 12:30 p.m., including the season opener in Dublin against Boston College, which began at 7:30 a.m. local time (12:30 p.m. EDT).

It will be Tech’s third appearance on the ACC Network after the Vanderbilt and Pittsburgh games.

ACC Network affiliates will have the choice between the Tech-North Carolina game and the Pitt-Miami game, which will also kick off at 12:30 p.m.

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