Team preview: Georgia Tech

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college football season, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 28, 2004
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COACH AND PROGRAM

Georgia Tech has posted seven consecutive winning seasons and have won seven games each of the last two years. They've been to seven straight bowl games, the last two under coach Chan Gailey.

There's an awful lot that's right with the Rambling Wreck, so why are folks picking Tech no higher than middle of the pack in the ACC this fall?

Well, a lot of that answer has to do with the ACC itself. Florida State is always near the top and now there's Miami and Virginia Tech to contend with, and Maryland and Virginia have eased into the picture in recent seasons -probably at Georgia Tech's expense.

Since finishing second in the league in 1999 and 2000 – after tying for the title in 1998 – Tech hasn't finished higher than fourth the last three years and really hasn't been much of a factor in the league race.

So welcome to Tech 2004.

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