Aug. 25, 2015
THE FLATS – FOX Sports South will debut DRIVEN – Georgia Tech’s 1990 Championship Season on Friday, Aug. 28, at 11 p.m. ET.
DRIVEN – Georgia Tech’s 1990 Championship Season chronicles an unforgettable year of Georgia Tech football, in which the team captured the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship, won the Florida Citrus Bowl and was named United Press International (UPI) National Champions. The show will include exclusive interviews with coaches and players from the 1990 team, including head coach Bobby Ross, offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen, defensive coordinator George O’Leary, quarterback Shawn Jones, running back William Bell and kicker Scott Sisson.
Entering the 1990 season with little fanfare, Georgia Tech started the season 5-0 before settling for a tie against North Carolina. DRIVEN will explore how the team used that game as a catalyst for the rest of the season en route to an undefeated 11-0-1 record.
“I’ve been a part of a lot of big football games and great football teams, but nothing compares to winning that national championship that day in Orlando at the Citrus Bowl,” said Friedgen. “Winners believe they are going to win, losers hope they are going to win. The more we won that season, the more we expected to win.”
The show will feature a never-before-seen roundtable between Jones, Bell, Sisson and Friedgen, as they relive memories and reminisce about winning the UPI National Championship. Filmed this summer at Friedgen’s home in Eatonton, Ga., the former players and coach also discuss the final Associated Press (AP) rankings, which awarded Colorado the AP National Championship.
“We had our season – that couldn’t be taken away from us, and I was very satisfied with that,” said Ross. “We had that record to look back on and say it was the best in college football that season. I would have loved to have played a game with Colorado – I was all for a playoff, even back then in 1990.”
“The 1990 football season is remembered as one of the greatest team performances in Georgia Tech history, including a historic win over No. 1 Virginia,” said Mike Bobinski, Georgia Tech Director of Athletics. “That season had many defining moments and included some all-time Tech greats. We remain tremendously proud of what this team accomplished and are honored to recognize the 1990 National Champions throughout the season at Bobby Dodd Stadium.”
DRIVEN – Georgia Tech’s 1990 Championship Season
August 28 – 11 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South (Debut)
August 29 – 9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South
August 30 – 12 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South
August 30 – 10 p.m. ET on SportSouth
September 1 – 3 p.m. ET on SportSouth
September 2 – 9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South
September 3 – 12 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South
September 3 – 5 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South
September 3 – 11 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South
September 4 – 3:30 p.m. ET on SportSouth
September 9 – 9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South
September 12 – 6:30 p.m. ET on SportSouth
September 19 – 6:30 p.m. ET on SportSouth
September 27 – 10 p.m. ET on SportSouth
September 29 – 5 p.m. ET on SportSouth
Debuting on FOX Sports South in 2012, DRIVEN is an award-winning original series featuring stories of dedication, focus and success both on and off the field of play. DRIVEN will continue next month with an episode centered on Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Francis, followed by Atlanta Hawks legend and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Famer Danny Manning. Previous episodes this year have included DRIVEN – Michael Waltrip Racing: Life in the Pits, DRIVEN – Matt Crafton: Born to Race and DRIVEN – John Smoltz: A Hall of Fame Career.
Georgia Tech opens the 2015 season on Thursday, Sept. 3, against Alcorn State at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South. Fans can purchase single-game tickets in person at the Georgia Tech Ticket Office (M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.), by phone at 888-TECH-TIX, or online at togetherweswarm.com.
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