Georgia Tech coach Brent Key on rivalry game with Georgia: 'Oh man, it means a lot'
Georgia Tech travels to Georgia on Saturday for the regular season finale for each program.
It’s not expected to be a close game, as the top-ranked Bulldogs are currently 35.5-point favorites.
But don’t tell that to Brent Key.
Key was named the Yellow Jackets’ interim head coach after Geoff Collins was fired earlier this season. He’s a Georgia Tech alum and has strong feelings about the importance of the game.
“Oh man, it means a lot,” said Key on the “McElroy and Cubelic in the Morning” radio show. “Anytime you get a chance to grow up playing in a rivalry game, … it means a lot. Those were special games back when I played.”
Key said that regardless of where the programs are at present in the college football landscape, there will be plenty to play for this weekend.
“This game, it’s huge,” Key said. “It’s easy to sit there as a coach and say ‘hey, it’s the next game on the schedule, we gotta play them all the same.’ That’s a bunch of BS. This is a rivalry game. It means a ton for the people here in the state of Georgia. They’ve had the upper hand. They’ve got a really good football team. Kirby’s done a heck of a job there of getting players in and coaching those guys up. It will be a huge challenge for us but our guys are going to be up for it.”
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