The No.9 Miami Hurricanes and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets game scheduled for Dec. 19 has been canceled the ACC introduced on Friday night.
“Georgia Tech knowledgeable the convention workplace that it will be unable to satisfy a number of of the ACC Medical Advisory Group’s COVID-19 game discontinuation issues,” the ACC launched in an announcement.
Miami (8-1, 7-1 ACC, No. 10 CFP) and Georgia Tech (3-7, 3-6) have been initially slated to play on Nov. 21 earlier than it was postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak inside the Miami program.
Miami trails the all-time sequence with Georgia Tech 13-12 after shedding the final two conferences together with a 28-21 loss final yr. This would be the first time since 2003 the Hurricanes and Yellow Jackets haven’t confronted one another.
The Hurricanes are set to host No. 20 North Carolina (7-3, 6-3, No. 17 CFP) on Saturday (3:30 p.m., ABC). It’s the final game remaining on the Hurricanes’ schedule.
“They have been picked to win our division,” head coach Manny Diaz mentioned. “For me this has each really feel of that late season, large occasion game in Miami that if the place was allowed to be packed out, it might be a troublesome ticket to get and a kind of once you got here within the tailgating parking tons could be packed out properly earlier than kickoff. We’ll take what we will get crowd-clever, we’ll take the help crowd-clever, however our gamers have earned the fitting, as has North Carolina’s, it is a high-20 matchup occurring late within the season. This can be a large-time game. This can be a large-time game for our league. I feel it is a game that when the schedule first got here out your eyes get drawn to after we play North Carolina as a result of they’re the staff that everyone picked to complete forward of us in our division. I am positive they will be equally as excited to play us for the identical cause.”
Gamers have been targeted on ending out the season sturdy no matter what number of video games they’d find yourself taking part in.
“These previous couple of weeks everyone has been working rather a lot tougher as a result of Manny instills us that November is what makes champions and November was a extremely necessary month for us,” operating again Don Chaney Jr. mentioned. “We made essentially the most of it. Now we’re attempting to maintain going, go 10-1 or 11-1, nevertheless far the season takes us.”
Miami had a revised 11-game common season schedule for the 2020 and because it stands would end with just one game lower than scheduled in a league that has performed 88 % of its scheduled video games.
“Clearly I am not within the conferences when choices have been being made when issues have been very contact-and-go in the summertime time, however from what I’ve heard a lot of the credit score for the complete league in what they’ve executed, actually the administration of our league, however I actually assume that our president Dr. Julio Frenk in that room of college presidents, his voice, his management coming from his experience going by means of 4 completely different pandemics in his background gave the opposite college presidents confidence that we may do that going ahead,” Diaz mentioned. “Not going going ahead, however begin as near on time as actually the primary main energy 5 league to get rolling.”