“It’s a phenomenon driven by people complaining.”

I think what amuses me the most about the cut blocking debate is that it’s all about the three service academies and Georgia Tech.  I get that Air Force, Army and Navy have to scrap and do what they can to get by, since they’re not going to get the kind of athletes that power conference schools are attracting.  But what’s Tech’s excuse?

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22 responses to ““It’s a phenomenon driven by people complaining.”

  1. TennesseeDawg

    Tech’s excuse: They are not going to get the kind of athletes the power conferences are attracting.

  2. Big-G

    I can see banning blocks below the knee…but below the waist is a bit extreme. Hitting a guy in the thigh isn’t endangering him.

  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    Your premise answers your question nicely. Plus, Will Rogers never met Paul the Johnson.

  4. Uglydawg

    PJ knows every little thing about the tripop..It’s his religion. It’s what his whole being is based on. He probably ran it in HS . It impressed him and his impression is deeply imprinted in his narrow mind. All the nuances of the tripop still hold his wonder…as in not punting once you cross midfield…when you do pass, it should always be open…you hold the ball so long the other team must score on every possesion…etc.
    Problem is, you still need atheletes who can throw and catch. You need a defense that can keep the opponent from scoring on every possession, and you need to make every fourth down attempt, or it’s an effective “turnover”. PJ’s GT isn’t doing these things. I don’t know what well the good-will to keep him at Tech is drawn from, but I hope it’s deep and doesn’t run dry for a long, long time.

    • King Jericho

      For being a bunch of nerds, they cannot negotiate a contract to save their lives and end up guaranteeing a ludicrous amount of money to coaches based on one decent season. They can’t afford to fire Paul Johnson since they’re still paying Paul Hewitt and even Chan Gailey is getting a nice bit of play money from Tech while getting paid a salary from an NFL team.

  5. gastr1

    Their excuse is that they no soft liberal arts majors and their institute is just. so. rigorous. that they are like the service academies. Seriously. That IS the excuse.

    • Mudcat's Impala....

      OMG!!!… It’s Calculus…kill it with fire… :-(

    • Stanford University

      Dear Georgia Tech,
      Hi. Come see us in the Rose Bowl.

      • gastr1

        Hey there, Stanford…YOU have soft liberal arts majors, UNLIKE us. –Buzz

        • BMan

          Seriously, I saw folks on StingTalk saying that Tech was less like Stanford and more like MIT. God, the level of delusion there is phenomenal.

          • stoopnagle

            I’d say that’s not far from accurate.

            Tech is good at what it does. But not at football.

            And: you can send your players to Atlanta Metro or Georgia Perimeter to take calculus while they ride the M-train.

            • Mudcat's Impala....

              Shhhhhhhhh… don’t let that get out. Did you know that most of their band members & female cheerleaders come from Ga. state?? :-)

              • BMan

                Stoop, the accuracy comes in the fact that I could have gotten into Tech, but not MIT. You’re right, they’re good at what they do, but not THAT good.

  6. Ralph

    PJ can’t recruit against UGA, UT, UA, AU or USCe. He has to teach cut blocking or he is out of business. Vandy does a better job recruiting than the gnats.

  7. I Wanna Red Cup

    Tech is a bunch of pussies.

  8. Scott

    Their excuse? –Every school that does not have “University” or “College” in its name is required to cut block.(Army, AF, Navy and GT)