Shots fired: The ACC makes its scheduling move.

And it’s gonna leave a mark.

The ACC board of directors voted Wednesday to proceed with an 11-game football season that begins the weekend of Sept. 12 — and includes FBS independent Notre Dame playing a full league schedule — but only if public health guidance allows.

All ACC schools and Notre Dame will play 10 conference games plus one nonconference game of their choosing, and the Fighting Irish will be eligible for the ACC championship game. There will be no divisions for this season only.

The nonconference game must take place in the home state of the ACC institution, and all nonconference opponents must have met the medical protocol requirements as agreed upon by the ACC during the coronavirus pandemic.

The 11 games will be played over at least 13 weeks, with two built-in bye weeks. The ACC championship game will be played in Charlotte, North Carolina, on either Dec. 12 or Dec. 19 and will feature the top two teams with the highest conference winning percentages.

From our selfish standpoint, the first casualty was obvious.

Screenshot_2020-07-30 Brandon Sudge on Twitter BREAKING Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity tells telegraphga that the [...]

The question left, of course, is where that leaves the Georgia-Georgia Tech game.  It doesn’t sound like McGarity knows the answer to that any more than we do right now.  Today’s virtual meeting with Sankey and the conference ADs may resolve that.

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6 responses to “Shots fired: The ACC makes its scheduling move.

  1. JC

    If the SEC agrees to a 10-game conf schedule, could Georgia schedule an additional game against Tech? Does anyone know? I am wanting to know the possibility of a school stepping outside of the conference, not whether we should.

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  2. samjohnson55

    I know I’m dreaming, but it would be nice if playing only P5 opponents became permanent.

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  3. ATL Dawg

    Alabama’s AD communicated information to his customers yesterday…

    https://rolltide.com/news/2020/7/29/general-amessage-to-supporters-of-alabama-athletics.aspx

    “Under normal operations, a large percentage of our annual budget comes directly from ticket sales and TIDE PRIDE memberships. In the event we have to adopt a modified seating model at Bryant-Denny Stadium, this number will be impacted significantly. While we don’t yet know the effects on individual ticketholders, we do know that we will need your continued and generous support.

    As plans become clearer, the Crimson Tide Foundation and TIDE PRIDE/ticket office will work with you to provide options to continue supporting our core mission, including the opportunity to donate TIDE PRIDE contributions and ticket purchases as a potentially deductible gift to the Crimson Tide Foundation. Those affected will also have the option to elect a complete or partial refund of TIDE PRIDE contributions and ticket purchases.”

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  4. PTC DAWG

    I never really saw the appeal of playing VA.

    Kirby must have wanted it, he likes getting the kids in the Benz. More exposure.

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  5. siskey

    I looked at Techs schedule and they got a tough draw. They could seriously lose all 10. Hope we are on there for loss number 11.

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