Report: Georgia Tech to vacate 2009 ACC title

Yellow Jackets apparently used ineligible players. Dave Miller

Print This July 14, 2011, 02:40 PM EST

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Georgia Tech fans struggling to forget that awful performance in the Orange Bowl against Iowa following the 2009 season can rest easy now. In fact, they can forget it even happened.

Because according to Brett McMurphy of, the Yellow Jackets will vacate their 2009 ACC title. The university and NCAA will make it official later Thursday afternoon when the football program's infractions and penalties are revealed.

Georgia Tech will also reportedly vacate other wins from 2009 besides the league title game.

The report states that the Yellow Jackets used ineligible student-athletes during that season, including 2010 NFL draft picks Demaryius Thomas and Morgan Burnett. Thomas is a wide receiver for Denver while Burnett is a safety for Green Bay.

In that ACC title game two years ago, Georgia Tech defeated Clemson 39-34 in Tampa, Fla., and Paul Johnson's squad closed the season by falling 24-14 to Iowa in the Orange Bowl.

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