Daily Archives: June 19, 2012

Buzzerella

I was prepared to mock this… until I thought about it for a minute.

Imagine what it might be like for a postseason format that opened the door for many more teams.

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, who won national titles as coach at Georgia Southern in 1999 and 2000, would prefer something closer to the I-AA playoffs.

“I would add more teams and I would make it the conference champions (get in),” Johnson said.

The number Johnson would favor is 16.

“I don’t know if it will happen or not,” he said. “I think it could be very feasible, it could be done. It’s not going to happen for a while, but it could happen.”

From Paul Johnson’s selfish perspective, that makes perfect sense.  With his offense, Georgia Tech makes an ideal Cinderella and the compressed period of a playoff schedule would significantly lessen his concern over opponents having too much time to prepare defending the triple option.

If Tech snuck into a postseason field of sixteen, could it win a national title?  Unlikely.  Could it pull an upset or two along the way, though?  Sure.  Is that your idea of settling it on the field?  You tell me.

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Filed under BCS/Playoffs, Georgia Tech Football

Your morning time waster: LSU-Georgia 2004

This one had it all:  Richt outcoaching Saban and Muschamp (there’s a SOD cameo, too!), Uncle Verne slobbering all over David Pollack and David Greene’s monster game.  Good times.

Too bad they blew the season the following week against UT.

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Filed under Georgia Football

Tuesday morning buffet

Kibbles and bits:

  • If I grok Phil Steele, Florida will surprise this season because some second-year coaches have kicked righteous ass.
  • Stay classy, young Gator.
  • If you’re gonna be a Tennessee football blogger, you might as well embrace sarcasm.
  • In his mailbag opener, ESPN‘s Ed Aschoff manages to riff off a dumb question with an even dumber SEC speed, baby! answer.
  • If you’re interested, ESPN posts some SEC title odds.  (Georgia’s are third best.)
  • Mmmm, cupcakes“The SEC has 14 teams each playing four non-conference games, so that’s a total of 56 matchups. We have the SEC projected to be favored in 51 of those 56 games by an average of a whopping 23.8 points.”
  • Shakin the Southland‘s DrB puts on a run blocking clinic.

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Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Gators, Gators..., Phil Steele Makes My Eyes Water, SEC Football, Strategery And Mechanics

Paul Johnson’s been hearing that a lot lately.

Sounds like the negative recruiting is working just fine, thanks.

What was the deciding factors between Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech?  “I feel like I fit in better in Vanderbilt’s 4-3 defense than  I did with the 3-4 at Georgia  Tech. And in practices every day at Vanderbilt, I can go against a pro-style offense which will make me an even better player.” [Emphasis added.]

Well played, James Franklin.

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Filed under Georgia Tech Football, Recruiting

Tot no longer.

Akron goes all in on a guy who looks more like a fully loaded baked potato now.

I have to confess I don’t get the Bowden mystique.  Does it all stem from an almost twenty-year old winning streak?  Because the only other noteworthy item on his resume is running a lower division home for SEC strays the past couple of years.

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Filed under It's Not Easy Being A Mid-Major