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2012 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games Now Have Times And TV Schedules

Atlanta will soon become the first city to host back-to-back, neutral-site college football openers at a single venue, with the N.C. State-Tennessee and Auburn-Clemson Chick-fil-A games now set. The former will happen Aug. 31 on ESPNU, while the latter is a go for Sept. 1 on either ABC or ESPN.

Even if you don't know anything about the four parties involved, you can still take a guess from those dates and channels as to which of the two games will be the more anticipated.

The Tiger Bowl, which seems to happen about four times a year, two of which seem to happen in our fair state, always makes for a fine matchup, but let's not overlook the Friday nighter entirely. Neither team has much buzz, but the Vols return as many starters as anybody in the country, plus get back several key players who were hurt due to injury last year.

Auburn and Clemson also have that sandwich-related recruiting score to settle.

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