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    Sunday, January 21, 2007

    ACC And Gator Bowl Association Have Tough Decision To Make

    The Atlantic Coast Conference and the city of Jacksonville had hoped to hit upon the same formula when the league put its first two championship games at Alltel Stadium, but there remains uncertainty whether that hookup will become permanent.

    Last month's pedestrian turnout for a surprising Wake Forest-Georgia Tech matchup has raised red flags on both sides. The Gator Bowl Association, which runs the championship game and lost more than $1 million on the weather-marred contest, and the ACC are still trying to decide if they want to exercise a two-year option, modify the agreement and limit the city to a one-year extension, or immediately move the game elsewhere.


    Chan Gailey, Georgia Tech's head football coach since 2002, announced Friday that he will remain at Tech.

    "I'm excited about the future here at Georgia Tech," Gailey said at a Friday afternoon press conference. "We have 17 of the 22 returning starters from the bowl game. We've got a great recruiting class. We've got a (Coastal) Division title to defend. It was a great opportunity for me and an honor to visit with these people but, I'm excited about the future here at Georgia Tech and where we're headed and what we're going to do for the next few years."

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