More evidence that football in this state has changed forever.

Here’s something I never thought I’d see:

Hmmph.  Maybe the Tech faithful are buying into Paul Johnson’s assertion that the game’s not that big a deal.  It’s not like there’s a scheduling conflict.

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13 responses to “More evidence that football in this state has changed forever.

  1. Macallanlover

    With McGarity’s view of scheduling, look for ticket availability offers on a regular basis in Sanford….and don’t expect all of them to be bought.

  2. Scorpio Jones, III

    Is this a vote for the importance of the regular season in college football?

  3. The Sternkid

    +1
    Scheduling conflict. Well-played sir, well-played indeed.

  4. DawgPhan

    thanks for the head’s up…I dont think that these are leftover tech tickets either..I just ordered 1 and it was section 316, which I dont think is a visitor’s section.

    I also love that they still managed to tack on $15 order charge and I have to pick them up at will call.

    33% service charge on a ticket seems worse than ticketmaster.

    • Bob

      316 could definitely be a visitor ticket. I sit in 313 and the area toward the bridge and behind row 13 is usually the bad guys when the other team brings their full allotment of fans.

  5. The Original Cynical in Athens

    It’s 1996 all over again. Wish we could figure out a way to play our future NFL hall-of-fame WR at QB and RB.

    I think I have figured out what is really wrong with UGA. For those that argue that it is all cyclical, I might be inclined to agree.
    The state of Georgia is generally recognized as the 4th or 5th best state for football talent production, much higher than the states of Alabama or South Carolina.

    Of course, these are highly subjective thoughts, but I think it could point to why UGA has fallen off the last couple of years while Bama and Scu have surged.
    I was looking at the recruiting classes since 2005 to see about Superstars-guys who are/were college All-Americans, NFL 1st rounders, game-changers, etc.

    Since ’05, the massively producing state of Georgia has produced Bebe Thomas, Jermaine Cunningham, Eric Berry, Cam Heyward and Greg Reid. Of course, it does not help that UGA got NONE of those guys, but still, in 6 recruiting classes, you would think that there would have been more than 5 superstars, and Bebe Thomas was not even really a highly ranked kid coming out of high school.
    I didn’t include Cam Newton on that list, because although a superstar this year, he took a rather circuitous and interesting route to where he is now. Brandon Boykin could also probably be included. But still, there have been a lot of good players out of the state, but not many superfreaks.

    In that same time span, the little old state of Alabama has produced Michael Johnson(Gtu), Andre Smith, Rolando McClain, Julio Jones, Mark Barron, Marcel Dareus and Dre Kirkpatrick. I did not include Nick Fairley because of the same reasons I did not include Cam Newton. Still, though, while Nick Saban is no doubt a great coach, he has also had the good fortune of being in a very small talent producing state that has just happened to birth 7 superstar players in 6 years.

    The state of South Carolina, which produces a lot less players annually than Georgia, has somehow in just the last 4 recruiting classes produced Carlos Dunlap, Cliff Matthews, DeQuan Bowers, AJ Green, Robert Quinn, Stephon Gilmore, Alshon Jeffrey and Marcus Lattimore. To say that this kind of talent production from such a small state is staggering would be an understatement.

    The state of South Carolina has a smaller population than the Atlanta Metro area, yet, it’s realistic that Bowers, AJ Green and Robert Quinn could be the top 3 picks in this year’s NFL Draft according to some mock drafts. How unreal is that?

    So, maybe it is true that it is just cyclical? It’s like Washington Co suddenly producing Takeo Spikes, Robert Edwards and Terrence Edwards in a 4 year span, or little old ECI having 3 D1 players in the same graduating class? There is no way to explain, it just happens.

    Anyway, sorry for the long post, but I thought it was interesting.