John­son: Get­ting 12th game un­likely

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - - FANS EXTRA - — KEN SUGIURA

Coach Paul John­son was pes­simistic Tues­day re­gard­ing the team’s hopes for play­ing a 12th game to re­place the Sept. 16 game against Cen­tral Florida that was can­celed be­cause of Hur­ri­cane Irma.

“I don’t think it’s go­ing to hap­pen,” John­son said at his weekly news con­fer­ence. “We can’t seem to find any­body that seems to want to play.”

Last week, deputy ath­letic di­rec­tor Mark Roun­tree, who co­or­di­nates sched­ul­ing for the foot­ball team, said that Tech was con­sid­er­ing only FBS op­po­nents for the Dec. 2 date. Roun­tree said home and road games were both op­tions. Houston, Texas-San An­to­nio and Florida were among pos­si­bil­i­ties.

Tech is 5-4 with games re­main­ing against Duke on Satur­day in Durham, N.C., and against Ge­or­gia on Nov. 25. The Jackets need to win one more game to guar­an­tee bowl el­i­gi­bil­ity.

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