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The smoove stylings of Paul Johnson, recruiter

Because nothing sells a program like a slight touch of desperation

Georgia Tech could also get a couple of commitments today: Brad and Scott Morgan, twin offensive linemen from Etowah High School, are considering accepting offers from the Yellow Jackets, according to JacketsOnline.com’s Kelly Quinlan.

The twins got offered personally by Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson on Wednesday under one condition: “We have to commit right away,” per Brad, who was ready to do it but his brother wanted a little time to think about it.

Think?  Shoot, son, don’t you know thinking just gets you in trouble?

In case Johnson’s looking for an even less subtle approach, here’s a golden oldie that should work wonders.

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Cutting edge marketing on the Flats

Sent to me from a faithful reader – behold!, the next step beyond “four tickets, four hot dogs, four cokes”:

They really are getting dangerously close to fulfilling the old “when’s game time?” “when can you be here?” joke.

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Damn, I hate when that happens.

Truly, there’s nothing sadder than Stingtalk smugness cut down in its prime.

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“The summer workouts are going great.”

“Guys are going the extra mile, going the extra distance and the team chemistry is better than any year I’ve been there, definitely.”

“It was one of the key emphases we tried to instill in everybody’s head – finish the drill, whether it be through the line, through the cone, through the bag – finish strong…”

“Everybody is on the same page. I feel like this is going to be a great year.”

So I am telling you: If you want to dish out the preseason happy talk with the best of them, you’re at Georgia Tech! You can do that!

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Georgia Tech embraces the new paradigm.

Tech’s getting a nice bump in TV money.

The distribution from the ACC increased by 32 percent, from $17.9 million to $23.6 million. The distribution largely comes from ESPN, and the boost is a result of the ACC’s renegotiated contract with the network after the addition of Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, the grant of rights and the upcoming college football playoff. (According to the budget notes, the playoff agreement is worth $3 million in new revenue and the additions to the ACC were worth $2.5 in additional revenue.)

Which is a good thing, because ticket revenues are heading in the wrong direction.

Ticket sales revenue, while budgeted conservatively, is projected to drop from $11.6 million to $9.8 million. It’s the second-largest source of revenues after the ACC distribution. A projected slight drop in season ticket sales, six home games (as opposed to seven) and the even-year schedule without a home game against Georgia are primary factors.

Four tickets, four hot dogs and four cokes can only take an athletic department so far.

And this doesn’t help things on the buyout front, either:

The reserve fund, from which money can be taken in case of budget shortfalls, is at about $2.5 million. The goal for the fund is to be at least $5 million. The department had to draw on the reserve fund in the 2013 fiscal year due to a $1.8 million shortfall, largely due to expenses related to the ACC football championship game and the ensuing trip to the Sun Bowl.

Greg McGarity is laughing at the superior intellect.

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The bell trolls for thee.

I’m pretty sure Carvell is trolling somebody here.  I’m just not quite sure whom.  Are we supposed to be surprised that a wide receiver would turn down an offer from Georgia Tech to take one from Duke?

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His life’s amibition

Like most folks, I tend to think of myself as a decent judge of human nature, with at least a reasonable grasp of what makes people do the things they do.

But this guy… I don’t get this guy at all.

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The genius of the genius

Non-snarky question:  would Paul Johnson make an offer like this if college football followed his suggestion about this?

Second non-snarky question:  assuming Johnson would in that scenario, would Trent Sellers accept it?

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Friday morning buffet

Go get ‘em, Tiger.

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Still crazy after all these years

Jim Donnan wants you to know there’s one thing he really would have liked during his coaching career.

Q: What game do you wish you could have back in your five years?

A: “I would like to have had instant replay. There were a couple of games against [Georgia] Tech I would like to play over, but they deserved to win.”

No they didn’t.

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