Alabama v Georgia Tech Series Postponed


The 1960 meeting between Alabama and Georgia Tech was the setting for Coach Bryant's famous "We have them just where we want them" halftime speech.

The venerable Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that the Alabama and Georgia Tech series slated for 2013 and 2014 has been pushed back but no make-up dates have been announced.

The news comes as something of a disappointment since, at one time, the matchup between the Crimson Tide and the Yellowjackets was a fall football classic. The two teams have met on the gridiron a total of 52 times with Alabama coming away victorious in 28 of those matchups.

The contests were annual events until 1963 when Georgia Tech coach Bobby Dodd withdrew the Yellowjackets from the SEC. Dodd was motivated in part by a long running feud with Alabama's legendary coach Paul Bryant but he also objected to the SEC's recruiting practices and the resistance to integration among the conference's institutions.

Tech remained independent until 1978 when it joined the ACC. Since leaving the SEC, Bama and the Bees have met on just six occasions, most recently in 1984 when the Crimson Tide traveled to Grant Field and were stunned 6-16 by a Bill Curry-led Georgia Tech squad.

Alabama's scheduled out-of-conference matchups include a meeting Penn State this year and next in a home-and-home series. The Tide also have an agreement  with Michigan State to host the Spartans in 2016 and travel to East Lansing in 2017.

UPDATE: According to the Tuscaloosa News, Ga. Tech requested the postponement, though no reason is given.

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