Category Archives: Georgia Tech Football

Trading up

Would I enjoy this?  Yeah, I think I might.

Former Georgia Tech B-back Travis Custis, who transferred to Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College after being declared academically ineligible, has crossed the Yellow Jackets off the list of potential landing spots following his junior-college stay.

… Georgia, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, North Carolina and Miami have made scholarship offers, he said. Georgia, which made an offer in Custis’ recruitment out of Lovejoy High close to signing day well after he had committed to Tech, intrigues him. He said the Bulldogs were among his top five choices in high school.

The possibility of facing his former teammates while playing for the Bulldogs, he said, “would be crazy.”

The possibility is already making the Stingtalk denizens a little crazy.

Between Custis and Brendan Douglas, you’d almost think Richt was deliberately trying to keep Tech from having a decent B-back on the roster.  Not that I have a problem with that.

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Sunday morning buffet

Eh, go get yourself some.

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“The buzz has naturally died down at Georgia Tech.”

CFN’s Georgia Tech preview is a real treat.

It’s becoming increasingly evident that the Yellow Jackets just might have peaked after all in 2009.

Georgia Tech won 11 games and the Atlantic Coast Conference five years ago, helping make head coach Paul Johnson the toast of Atlanta for a brief time. Since then, the school has gone 23-25 versus FBS opponents, making Johnson’s seat, well, toasty. The Jackets are clearly stuck in neutral, with no end to the mediocrity in plain sight. In a decision that was both symbolic and immediately impactful to the current squad, starting QB Vad Lee voluntarily decided in January that his career would benefit from a transfer to FCS James Madison.

The best part of that is Georgia Tech’s peak still included a loss to one of Richt’s weakest squads.  Simply Chantastic.

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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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