Conference: Home --- Clemson, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia Tech; Road --- Duke, Miami, N.C. State, Virginia
Nonconference: Home --- Georgia, Kansas, Western Carolina; Road --- Middle Tennessee
Bye: Week 10
Don’t play: Boston College, Florida State, Wake Forest
Must-see: Anything in September, if only to track the progress of the Yellow Jackets' offense in the post-Joshua Nesbitt era. Sure, they got an early look --- and it wasn't pretty --- but a full offseason of preparation should iron things out a bit.
A favorable setup: Again, September. There are four winnable games --- Georgia Tech would stand a decent chance to be favored in all of them, and should be favored in at least three --- and that should offer something of a glimpse at whether the Yellow Jackets can shake off last year's regression. Anything less than a 3-1 start is going to be cause for serious concern.
And not so much: There are four extremely challenging games among the final five on this schedule, even if three will be played in Atlanta. There won't be much time for breathers down the stretch for the Insects.
The full schedule:
Sept. 1: Western Carolina
Sept. 10: at Middle Tennessee
Sept. 17: Kansas
Sept. 24: North Carolina
Oct. 1: at N.C. State
Oct. 8: Maryland
Oct. 15: at Virginia
Oct. 22: at Miami
Oct. 29: Clemson
Nov. 10: Virginia Tech, ESPN, 8
Nov. 19: at Duke
Nov. 26: Georgia