The eternal flame

Mark Bradley has scientific proof that Paul Johnson is a better coach than the man he’s never beaten in Bobby Dodd Stadium:  “Because overachieving is always a function of coaching.”

So is recruiting.


Filed under Georgia Tech Football, Media Punditry/Foibles

23 responses to “The eternal flame

  1. Long live Fish Fry on the Flats!

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  2. 79Dawg

    Lies, damn lies, and statistics… Guess they will have to wait until at least next year to try and break their 0 for the millennium streak over there…


  3. Uglydawg

    Good grief. The art of lowering expectations is being hailed as genius?
    Comparing Fish Fry to Bobby Dodd and at least a couple of other men who have had considerable success at GT, I’d say he’s underachieved.
    But I’ll give him this. CPJ has done a great job at lowering expectations at GT, and making excuses for those lowered expectations. Lowered enough, his mediocre success looks reasonable to Techsters.

    We’ve all heard the parable of the frog that didn’t jump out of the pot because the temp of the water rose so slowly he didn’t realize he was being cooked.
    GT is cooked.


  4. 92 grad

    Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Northwestern, Kansas State, Oregon, Michigan State, TCU and Texas Tech.

    So, this is the adjusted top 8 college football programs? Hmmm, maybe someone should tell ESPN and cbs they’ve been doing it wrong over the last decade.


  5. Biggus Rickus

    Using draft picks seems like poor way to assess this. There are plenty of highly effective college players, especially when you start factoring in the various systems used, whose skills won’t translate to the NFL for whatever reason.


  6. KornDawg

    Will “Overachievement Champions” even fit on a ring?

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  7. Russ

    Shoot, CPJ is the greatest coach ever! They should keep him until he retires from coaching, which I hope is another 20 years or so.


  8. Tech is about to enter an age that never finds them above 8 wins and no higher than 3rd in their division. That simple…


  9. Mayor

    I have scientific proof that Mark Bradley is an idiot.


  10. Brandon

    I first began loathing Mark Bradley in the late 90’s when he used to refer to George O’Leary as “Big Bee”.


  11. ASEF

    Apparently, the more poorly PJ recruits, the better coach he becomes.

    Hopefully he squeezes 5 wins out of a roster with zero NFL prospects this year to showcase his brilliance.


  12. Go Dawgs!

    My big takeaway from this piece is, “thank God that Georgia Tech didn’t hire David Cutcliffe.”

    Seriously, I think he’s a fantastic coach and a great developer of talent. If he was sitting in downtown Atlanta with a school that’s committed to football (okay, okay… a school that’s more committed to football than Duke is) I think Georgia Tech would be a much bigger challenge than they are.


    • Cutcliffe is a hell of a football coach. Ole Miss was downright stupid to run him off. He’ll have a statue outside Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham for what he’s done at Duke of all places. All that and he’s well respected in the Triangle as a member of the community.


  13. D.N. Nation

    Bradley’s musings on used to get hundreds of comments. Now? 5.


  14. Mark

    I found this quote from a commenter interesting/amusing: “He has beat Georgia 3 times, all in Athens, as many as any other coach since Dodd has won against the mutts. If this is what you call a losing coach, then I will take 100 of them.”

    So the techmites are THRILLED with a coach that beats Georgia 3 out of 10 games? A Georgia coach with that record against tech… wait, how foolish of me. No coach at UGA would be around long enough to lose 7 of 10 to tech. This commenter is admitting that tech is a vastly inferior program.

    Lowered expectations, indeed.


  15. Bulldog Joe

    Build them up, buttercup.


  16. Coach Bobby Finstock

    When CPJ talks recruiting, the subtext always seems to be “It doesn’t matter who I trot out there because I’m a genius.”


  17. ChiliDawg

    They should award him a lifetime contract.