… that Coach Dodd took his football and went home.
Friday marked the 50th anniversary of a day in Georgia Tech athletic annals that isn’t celebrated and only vaguely remembered. On Jan. 24, 1964, the Institute announced its intent to leave the Southeastern Conference. It’s a move that seems unthinkable today, when the SEC stands as the colossus of college football, and even then it was hard to fathom.
It sure isn’t hard to fathom how it turned the Georgia-Georgia Tech series, though.
If your inner Nick Saban doesn’t have time to tally, here’s all you need to know:
- 1897-1963: Georgia 26 – Tech 27 – Tie 5
- 1964-2013: Georgia 38 – Tech 12 – Tie 0