Daily Archives: November 25, 2014

Of all the quarterbacks he’s coached…

I know this is meant as a compliment, but it skirts close to “she has a nice personality” territory.

At least it’s a step up from “for a fat girl, you don’t sweat much”, though.

40 Comments

Filed under Georgia Football

Gettin’ your Hate Week hate on, Chris Conley edition

Man, somebody ups the ante.

Chris Conley doesn’t think clean old-fashioned hate goes far enough to explain how Georgia feels about Georgia Tech.

“It’s blood lust,” Conley, the Georgia senior receiver said.

Fair enough, but here’s the thing: No Georgia player, Conley included, has ever lost to the Yellow Jackets. The Bulldogs have won 12 out of the past 13 against their in-state rival.

What’s more, the two teams are in different conferences. There aren’t a tremendous amount of head-to-head recruiting battles.

So how exactly does this blood lust develop? Georgia’s coaches instill the hate, according to players.

“There’s a quote-unquote indoctrination of the young player to make sure they know what this game means, and the weight and gravity that the score at the end of it holds,” Conley said. “Obviously the older guys know because they’ve played in it before. So it doesn’t lack any of that on our end.”

“Blood lust”?  He’s got my vote to be named the permanent guest Hate Week speaker every year going forward.

“When someone takes a picture of one of your teammates who just got hurt, makes a meme out of it making fun of him, when that guy has never done anything to you, that hurts,” Conley said. “That’s something that stings. Just things like that, that are natural in this rivalry, make it nasty.”

I could be wrong – it wouldn’t be the first time – but I don’t think this team is going to have any problem getting up for Saturday’s game.

70 Comments

Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football

At least somebody’s getting something out of the Florida tape.

Not sure this is meant as a compliment, though.

27 Comments

Filed under Georgia Football, Strategery And Mechanics

Sco’ and sco’ some mo’.

Chip Towers unearths an interesting stat:

Speaking of scoring, here’s some interesting food for thought from UGA’s resident stat man, Dave McMahon. McMahon points out that Georgia has led the SEC in scoring nine times in history. In six of those nine years, the Bulldogs won the SEC.

Year … PPG … Record

  • 1941 … 27.9 … 9-1-1
  • 1942 … 33.4 … 11-1*
  • 1944 … 26.9 … 7-3
  • 1946 … 37.2 … 11-0*
  • 1968 … 28.2 … 8-1-2*
  • 1976 … 29.5 … 10-2*
  • 1981 … 32.0 … 10-2*
  • 1992 … 32.0 … 10-2
  • 2002 … 32.1 … 13-1*
  • 2014 … 43.3 … ???
  • * SEC champion

Geez, that ’92 team.  Five points away from playing from a national title.

Anyway, you have to like the odds, no?  Just need a little help from Arky.

27 Comments

Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!

“It’s one of those games that has to fall in the ACC win column this year.”

Andrea Adelson’s touching “you just gotta, ACC” beg is highlighted by a finger pointing in the wrong direction.

“Winning would help the league a lot but it’s going to be how does the media portray it?” Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said.

Gee, Coach, it doesn’t take a genius to see that you guys haven’t exactly given the media a lot to work with:

The last time Florida State, Georgia Tech and Clemson swept their SEC rivals was in 2000. The last time they posted a winning record against them was in 2008, when Georgia Tech and Clemson came out victorious. That also happens to be the last time both teams won their SEC rivalry game.

Adelson notes that Saturday isn’t a situation where Tech can’t afford to lose. Still, a win would be nice for the Jackets.

“The atmosphere is different about this week because it’s a must-win game,” Georgia Tech safety Jamal Golden said. “You don’t want to give them bragging rights for the next 365 days. You just have to hear it over and over again that you can’t beat them. It’s one of those games you look forward to playing.”

Hmmm… sounds like the voice of experience talking.

18 Comments

Filed under ACC Football, SEC Football

Mumme Poll, Week 13

If I didn’t know any better, I’d say your interest is lagging.  Anyway, on to this week’s results.

Rank Team Votes
1 Oregon 46
1 Mississippi State 46
1 Alabama 46
4 Florida State 44
4 Baylor 44
6 Georgia 38
7 TCU 38
8 Ohio State 33
9 UCLA 23
10 Michigan State 4
11 Arizona 3
12 Wisconsin 2
13 Marshall 1

I’m a little surprised at the separation between Baylor and TCU. But I kind of admire the consistent vote for Marshall.

12 Comments

Filed under Mumme Poll

Tuesday morning buffet

Might as well have some.

33 Comments

Filed under ACC Football, BCS/Playoffs, Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football, Pac-12 Football, Stats Geek!, Strategery And Mechanics, Stylin'

One thing about the plus-12.5

Tech under the genius doesn’t do big-ass point spreads well.

Widest point spreads against Tech in Johnson’s tenure

Team, year Line Result
Florida State, 2012 +15.5 L, 21-15
Georgia, 2012 +14.5 L, 42-10
Georgia, 2010 14 L, 42-34
Virginia Tech, 2010 13 L, 28-21
Clemson, 2012 +11 L, 47-31
Clemson, 2013 +10.5 L, 55-31

Yes, that would be a loss every time Georgia Tech has been a double-digit ‘dog. You have to respect consistency like that.

4 Comments

Filed under Georgia Tech Football