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Chick-fil-A Kickoff to be a doubleheader in 2012

Posted on: September 20, 2010 12:21 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Even though it's only three years old, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game is ready to expand.  The annual opening-weekend show down between the SEC and the ACC in the Georgia Dome has been considered a success among fans so far, and the experience will only get bigger.

It was announced on Saturday that the kickoff game would be a kickoff doubleheader in 2012.  Auburn and Clemson will get to continue their renewed regular season rivalry in one half of the bill, while the other matchup will be between NC State and Tennessee.  There has been no announcement as to kick times or date, but it is assumed the games will continue to be televised on ESPN and/or ABC.

Atlanta makes for a perfect meeting spot for SEC and ACC fans, and every year each school has sold out their allotted 31,200 tickets.  The massive arrival of passionate college football fans with early season optimism makes for a great environment throughout Atlanta.  With the success of ticket sales thus far, I would imagine that the games would be held on Thursday and Saturday, or be separated by enough time to clear/refill the Dome.  

NC State-Tennessee could be a selection for a Thursday night game, the Wolfpack have played on the opening Thursday recently in 2008 and 2009 against South Carolina.  Still, all four fan bases meeting in Atlanta for opening weekend should make for an incredible college football atmosphere for all teams involved. 

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Comments

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: September 21, 2010 12:46 pm
 

Chick-fil-A Kickoff to be a doubleheader in 2012

I trust you are replying to my post.  I was referring to Auburn-Clemson as the varsity game, and UT-NCS as the JV.  I realize Auburn is very good at this point, as is Clemson.  Can't say the same for Tennessee.




Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: September 21, 2010 12:42 pm
 

Chick-fil-A Kickoff to be a doubleheader in 2012

If you don't follow college football enough to know that LSU is a two time BCS champion, then what are you doing here?  While I do think UT is finally on the right track, they still have a long way to go until they are seriously competitive again.  I think the game last week shows that.



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2010 12:07 pm
 

Chick-fil-A Kickoff to be a doubleheader in 2012

LSU beat MsSt. by 29.
Au by a lot less.
Don't kid yourself buddy.



Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2010 10:05 pm
 

Chick-fil-A Kickoff to be a doubleheader in 2012

I am a bama fan but if you cant see Auburn is coming and coming fast you are kidding yourself.  LSU fan better wake up...



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2010 7:14 pm
 

Chick-fil-A Kickoff to be a doubleheader in 2012

Varsity and JV game? That's ridiculous and totally not the case. Typical LSWHO crap.



Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2010 6:28 pm
 

Chick-fil-A Kickoff to be a doubleheader in 2012

UT is down, very much so yes... but they are on the right track. They are getting better every week... I honestly think they have a shot at LSU, but we will have to see if they can work out some kinks this week. No depth is ok if the starters do their jobs.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2010 5:45 pm
 

Chick-fil-A Kickoff to be a doubleheader in 2012

Looks like we are having a varsity and a JV game.  NC State is looking pretty good so far this year though, and if that keeps up, Tennessee may have to cancel their appearance. 


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