Daily Archives: November 23, 2009

“One thing about the game being exciting is hopefully they are competitive.”

“Hopefully” being the operative word there.

This is how bad it’s gotten this year – Paul Johnson patronizes the Georgia program and you can’t really argue with him for doing so.

It’s time to man up, gentlemen.


Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football

It’s gallows humor week!, part deux.

The worst thing about the Kentucky loss is that it’s robbed me of the pleasure I would ordinarily be taking from this.

Well, okay, most of the pleasure, anyway.


UPDATE: I have to admit that this cheered me up.

He really nailed that one, didn’t he?



Filed under Charlie Weis Is A Big Fat..., Georgia Football

It’s gallows humor week!: part one in a series

I’m not sure I’ve got any better way of coping with how depressing the week leading up to Saturday night’s game against Tech is going to be other than indulging in gallows humor.

So in that spirit, let me start by getting your hopes up with this:  Georgia Tech is ranked 45th nationally in kickoff return yardage, a full nineteen slots lower than Kentucky.   Look for better coverage on squib kicks this week as a result.


Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football

It can’t be that obvious, can it?

Found this on the Dawg Run message board this morning:

In the shotgun, if Cox lines up with his feet square and shoulder width apart, he’s going to hand it off. If he lines up with his right foot a step behind his left, he’s going to pass.

If I notice that from section 121, you can be damn sure opposing DC’s notice.

I’ve just done a rudimentary look at YouTube clips this morning, so I certainly haven’t engaged in an exhaustive study.  And some of the plays may have been dictated by circumstances.  But I’ve got to say that every play out of the shotgun I saw that resulted in a throw matched up with that description of his foot positioning.

Surely I’m missing something here.  There’s no way Bobo and Richt would let that go, is there?


UPDATE: Travis Fain’s got a friend who thinks he’s caught another tell of Joe’s.

Hmmm… maybe I should start a regular feature here at GTP, where fans could turn in tips on tendencies that they’ve discovered.  I could call it the “Outside the Arena” Hotline.


Filed under Georgia Football

My Mumme Poll ballot, Week 12

This week was relatively easy, thanks to LSU being the only loser in the bunch from last week.


  • Alabama
  • Cincinnati
  • Florida
  • Texas
  • TCU


  • Boise State
  • Georgia Tech
  • Iowa
  • Ohio State
  • Oregon
  • Pittsburgh
  • Virginia Tech


  • To put Penn State in the top twelve – I just can’t see it.  There’s no logic to placing the Nittany Lions there instead of Iowa and I think Virginia Tech is a better team.
  • It looks like a wheel or two fell off of the Stanford bandwagon, which I didn’t climb aboard in Week 11, fortunately.
  • I’ve got two ACC teams in my top 12, and looking things over, Clemson, Miami and North Carolina have all put together solid 8-3 seasons.  I guess that’s my way of saying that Georgia Tech is a pretty damned good football team.
  • You know the matchup I’d like to see right now?  TCU vs. Florida.
  • Time spent on ballot:  20 minutes.

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