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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
A reader asks: Georgia Tech or Georgia?

By Heather Dinich

Earlier this morning I took a look at Clemson and Georgia Tech, and their recent struggles against their SEC rivals. Overall, Georgia Tech has fared far worse, with a 39-61-5 record in the series against Georgia, and only one win in the past decade.

There are, however, plenty of reasons to choose Georgia Tech over Georgia. For some, it’s a no-brainer. For others, it’s a major decision.

Tom in Denver, CO, writes: Sadly I may be forced to move from Denver to Atlanta. I'll have to make a choice of "replacing" my CU Buffaloes with either Georgia or Georgia Tech. I'm sending out a notes to both Chris Low and Heather Dinich. So Heather make your sales pitch - which should I choose Georgia Tech and the ACC over Georgia and the SEC?

C-Low is on vacation (I’d need one, too, if I spent all of my time trying to figure out the SEC’s math when it comes to oversigning), so it’s up to SEC blogger Edward Aschoff to defend the Dawgs. Here? You’ll find nothin’ but love for the Jackets. I caught up with Georgia Tech SID Dean Buchan recently, and he brought up some great points:
Here's Edward's take:

First of all, Tom, Denver is one of my favorite cities in America, so it saddens me to see you possibly leaving. But I just moved to Atlanta, and while I’m still living out of a suitcase, I love this place.

And one major reason I love this place is because it’s a major SEC hub. I have seen more people repping SEC schools than the hometown team -- Georgia Tech. Many of the locals say this is a college city only because of the large amount of SEC followers that flock to the bright lights.

Here are some reasons you should definitely switch your allegiance to Dawgs and most certainly not the Jackets: