“I don’t think they did us any favors, that’s for sure.”

The genius sounds a mite bit perturbed with the ACC scheduling office.

On the plus side, at least he’s got his excuse ready when Tech finishes the season 7-5.

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35 responses to ““I don’t think they did us any favors, that’s for sure.”

  1. Doug

    Given how top-to-bottom mediocre the ACC’s been over the last few years, quibbling over which order your opponents are coming in really seems like splitting hairs. And yeah, the Jackets are getting a short week before Virginia Tech, but the Hokies are stuck with the same short week, so who cares?

    • Plus, I thought the conventional wisdom is that a short week favors GT, because there’s less time for the opponent to prepare for the triple-option.

    • Gravidy

      Yes, VT has the same short week, but it comes after three straight cupcakes while Tech will be coming off two straight conference games.

      In fairness, I think I can assume there would be some grumbling around these parts if UGA found themselves in a similar situation.

      • Uglydawg

        Ture enough. PJ has a legitimate beef. This is the price of being one of the higher regarded teams in a lowly regarded conference…they want you out there in television land. Take it for the ACC, Nerds.

      • Dawgy45

        “Yes, VT has the same short week, but it comes after three straight cupcakes while Tech will be coming off two straight conference games.”

        Is your point that VT has one more cupcake than GT?

      • charlottedawg

        No I wouldn’t complain about the scheduling, UGA would win the ACC every year if we played in that pathetic excuse of a conference. It’s the ACC, winners of 3, count ‘em, 3 BCS games, ever. The conference sucks and has sucked for a long time, top to bottom, I stand by this statement even if we lose to Clemson this year. It’s the reason VT had the same script, every year, lose to someone like ECU or James Madison, win the ACC against mediocre competition, get brains kicked in when they play a legit OOC team usually in the Orange Bowl. If FSU, Clemson, or Miami ever get their shit together they’d go undefeated in the ACC every year, hell that’s what FSU used to do. It’s one of the small pleasures in life as a UGA fan: knowing that Tech is firmly middle of the pack in the worst conference in America.

  2. PatinDC

    Love the fact that Pitt plays Navy the week before GT.

  3. Is this the same league that lobbied for them to have a bowl game at 6-7? A-Holes!

  4. Bulldog Joe

    Tech doesn’t like Thursday night games?

    Who knew?

    • DawgVegas

      I remember a few years back (2009? something like that) when GTU opened their season against Jax State on a Thursday. It wasn’t on ESPN, there was no pressure from the conference, etc. They just wanted to play on Thursday so they wouldn’t play in Atl on the same day as the game at the Ga Dome.

      The excuse I heard from Tech “fans” that day was that they LOVE Thursday night games, even without TV.

      They are a joke, as always.

    • heyberto

      Only if it’s the week of Dragon Con. That way they don’t screw up their Saturday of festivities at the convention.

  5. heyberto

    This quote comes to mind –

    “Your shower shoes have fungus on them. You’ll never make it to the bigs with fungus on your shower shoes. Think classy, you’ll be classy. Win 20 in the show, you can let the fungus grow back and the press’ll think you’re colorful. Until you win 20 in the show, however, it only means you are a slob.”

    Somewhere, Spurrier is reading this news story, thinking of this quote and having a chuckle.

  6. Comin' Down The Track

    … at least he’s got his excuse ready…

    Say what you want about the guy, but he sure knows how to cling tenaciously to a job… He’s like some kind of squat, muscular dog with an over-sized mouth and jaws of steel.

    Long may he reign.

  7. Always Someone Else's Fault

    Does the football coach at Tech (and formerly at Navy) really not understand how computers and algorithms work? I seriously doubt “random” was a programming priority.

    I guess this disproves Pat Dye’s “Campus Osmosis” theory of learning.

    From the artticle:
    “Just randomly by computer, I imagine,” Johnson said with sarcasm.

  8. Rebar

    What are they bitching about? I mean, they only have to play the other teams in the AY SHE SHEE, right?

  9. Dog in Fla

    Even The Dude hesitates to ask about him

  10. D.N. Nation

    Oh no! Not Virginia Tech!

    The Chokies lost to Pitt last year, something that Youngstown State didn’t do. They suck.

  11. It’s very possible that GT won’t face a single ranked team until they play Clemson in mid-November. VT (Alabama) and Miami (Florida) should both pick up early losses, so they’ll be barely ranked, if at all, by the time they face GT.

  12. stoopnagle

    B1G don’t play on Thursdays.