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Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson blasts ‘ridiculous’ ACC schedule

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Georgia Tech football coach Paul Johnson is not a fan of next season’s conference schedule.

In an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Johnson blasted the ACC for next season’s schedule, saying the conference was trying to screw the Yellow Jackets over.

Johnson did not hold back.

The coach is upset that three opponents on the schedule have bye weeks before they take on Georgia Tech.

“The conference tries to screw us every way they can,” Johnson told Ken Sugiura of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It happens every year. It has to be intentional. There’s no other explanation for it.

“Just call it what it is. They can call me all they want, but that’s ridiculous.”

The ACC responded with the following statement:

When building our conference schedule, the charge from our schools is to create a schedule that complies with our parameters to ensure competitive equity, fulfills our television obligations, and maximizes exposure for ACC Football. Within the logistics of this process, it must also take into account all of the institutionally scheduled non-conference games.

It’s easy to understand Johnson’s frustration, but it’s his job as a coach to make sure his team is prepared.

We will have to see if Georgia Tech is up for the challenge in 2017.

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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