Georgia Tech dropped its seventh game of the season last night. Mark Bradley shares a sad with the genius.
1. Paul Johnson, a coaching lifer, appeared shaken after this loss. “I don’t think I’ve ever had a season like this,” he said. His Yellow Jackets, who were ranked No. 12 in the land and favored at Notre Dame on Sept. 19, are 3-7 and cannot finish in anything better than a last-place tie in a division they were picked to win. Several of those losses have been of the excruciating variety, but this was the worst. Tech lost three second-half fumbles, dropped a third-down pass that would have garnered a first down and saw a potential winning drive aborted by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Johnson’s offense was limited to 258 yards and didn’t score a point after the first quarter. For the sixth time this season, the Jackets lost as a betting favorite. Good grief.
Even if Tech wins out, with that fan base, it’s not going bowling. So, inevitably…
Georgia will get Georgia Tech’s best shot.
You heard it here first.
Bonus amusement: Tech’s bowl streak is over, which means this is the kind of year the Jackets haven’t had since Bill Lewis was in charge, but what’s got the gang at StingTalk riled up is that David Pollack got to take a ride in the Rambling Wreck yesterday.
Hey, it’s Georgia Tech. He can do that.