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Green Wave gears up for Saturday's maiden game in Yulman

Tulane has won three SEC championships - more than seven other current members of the strongest league in the land. But Coach Curtis Johnson isn't concerned about revisionist history. He's looking for a title in the AAC Conference in the school's first year in the league.

Georgia Tech will be in this Saturday afternoon to play the maiden game at the spanking new Yulman Stadium with a capacity of 30,000. Johnson's team is trying to come back from a gut-wrenching 38-31 double overtime loss in Tulsa last Thursday. And while Saturday is a momentous occasion, the goal is solid ball against his ACC opponent.

"We've got to just make sure that we're concentrating on the game," Johnson said. "I know there's a lot of festivities, a lot of stuff going on, but our concentration has got to be single-minded, focused on our opponent and who we're playing."

"I'm not worried about the lights being too bright or the atmosphere being overwhelming or anything," said QB Tanner Lee. "I think it's going to be extremely motivating and encouraging, and I think it's going to make us play better. It's going to be an amazing thing to have a home crowd behind us, and I can't wait for that."

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