Sept. 1 Notre Dame, Notre Dame Stadium, 3:30 p.m.
The Jackets lost the final three games of the 2006 season, so they would love to erase that memory with a big season-opening victory on the road. Tech led last year's game in Atlanta 10-0 before allowing the Irish to rally in the second half. Despite this being a tough place for a visitor to play, Tech should be only the smallest of underdogs.
Sept. 8 Samford, Bobby Dodd Stadium, 1:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech returned two interceptions in the first half of a 38-6 rout last year. This is a game the Jackets must be careful of as it falls in between Notre Dame and Boston College.
Sept. 15 Boston College, Bobby Dodd Stadium, 8 p.m.
The Jackets didn't play Boston College last year. But with a couple of breaks the Eagles could have been the opponent in the ACC title game instead of Wake Forest. Boston College has a tough opening to its schedule with Wake Forest and North Carolina State.
Sept. 22 Virginia, Scott Field, TBA
Wide receiver Calvin Johnson had a field day against the Cavaliers last year. The direct opposite of Boston College in terms of opening schedule. The Cavaliers could easily be 3-0 after games against Wyoming, Duke and North Carolina. A loss or two might put coach Al Groh on the hot seat.
Sept. 29 Clemson, Bobby Dodd Stadium, TBA
These two teams have played some of the best games in recent years. But not last year. The Jackets did little right in losing 31-7.
Oct. 6 Maryland, Byrd Stadium, TBA
Georgia Tech rallied with 13 points in the fourth quarter for a 27-23 victory last season. This is a game the Jackets should be able to win easily.
Oct. 13 Miami, Orange Bowl, TBA
Even though the Jackets were 5-2 going into the game against Miami last year, there were a still a lot of non-believers. But the Jackets won 30-23 to take control of the Coastal Division. The stakes could be just as high once again this year.
Oct. 20 Army, Bobby Dodd Stadium, TBA
Stan Brock is the latest to try and turn around the Army football program. The only possible problem here could be the Jackets looking ahead to the next game against Virginia Tech.
Nov. 1 Virginia Tech, Bobby Dodd Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
The Jackets won 38-27 last year in Blacksburg, but that was early in the season. If the Jackets are able to take care of business early in this season, this game could decide who advances to the ACC championship game in Jacksonville. This is Tech's annual Thursday night game on ESPN.
Nov. 10 Duke, Wallace Wade Stadium, TBA
Duke has lost 20 straight games, the longest such streak in the country. The Blue Devils' only chance in this game is to catch the Jackets either too high after a win over Virginia Tech or too down after a loss.
Nov. 17, North Carolina, Bobby Dodd Stadium, TBA
North Carolina coach Butch Davis will likely turn around the Tar Heels program, but it is going to take him a lot longer than one season.
Nov. 24, Georgia, Bobby Dodd Stadium, TBA
Georgia has won six straight in this series, including scoring with less than two minutes to play last year for a 15-12 victory.