Imagine

Rough time for Mark Bradley, who typed this in his Georgia Tech preview:

And I know Paul Johnson is 3-3 against Georgia in Athens, but it’s hard to imagine this year’s Bulldogs – who might not lose a regular-season game – losing to Tech anywhere.

Eh, give him time and he’ll try.

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31 responses to “Imagine

  1. Brandon

    He can always resurrect the old “don’t overlook Tech on your way to the SEC Championship meme.

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    • Doug

      Exactly. If Tech comes into November with at least five wins, Bradley will be all in with the “I’m not saying . . . I’m just saying” upset talk. Anything to keep the pot nice and stirred.

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  2. It’s time to break out a 6:09 type of whipping on tech at home. 6:22 was fun to watch last year as the Genius had no answer for the mean machine in Red & Black. I want to see tech’s players give up under a Georgia onslaught.

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  3. Derek

    I hate it but I’m pretty sure it’s actually 3-2.

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    • JCDAWG83

      You are correct. The genius is 3-7 against Georgia and all of his wins have come in Athens.

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    • Anonymous

      3-2 While at Tech. He was also 0-1 as HC at Georgia Southern. What doesn’t get pointed out is that those 3 wins were all in years were it was our Defensive Coordinators first year facing his offense. 2008 was Willie, 2014 for Pruitt, and 2016 for Tucker.

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      • JCDAWG83

        Johnson should still be sending Richt Christmas and birthday cards with heartfelt thank you messages inside for the 2014 game. Richt probably saved Johnson’s job with the inexplicable pooch kick.

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        • Anonymous

          There is nothing wrong with a pooch or squib kick in that situation. You and the others that complain about it are arguing about the outcome. The pooch was poorly executed (it should have had much more hang time) and then Pruitt’s D gave up a 20+ yard QB run while having a spy on the play. Watch how flatfooted Leonard Floyd is on the play. The QB should have been tackled in bounds with not enough time to get set for a 50+ yard hail mary. The “muh pooch kick” meme has always been an excuse for people not to blame Jeremy Pruitt.

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          • Thorn Dawg

            there was zero excuse for kicking a pooch in that situation. Kick it into the damn endzone!

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            • Anonymous

              So what happens when you kick it into the endzone, the ball didn’t have much hang time, and they return the ball in to field goal range??? Everyone claims that the game is Richt’s fault for not pooch kicking it.

              The task for the defense was simple. Don’t give up 25-30 yards while allowing them to get out of bounds. Pruitt’s D did not do that.

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              • Thorn Dawg

                Anon- So, if the nats start at the 20, then get 25-30 yards on the next play, they are still out of field goal range. Get it now?
                The only thing that made that last second kick possible was where they started. The dang ball scraped the goal post to go in.

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                • Anonymous

                  You are making the assumption that you actually kick the football out of the endzone, and they have no chance to return it. Why doesn’t everyone do that every kick? They don’t because it is not possible to know the outcome of the kick before it happens. Every kick is a balance between distance and hang time. Most big returns come from long kicks that do not have enough hang time to allow coverage to get to the point of attack before blocks are set. Football coaches know this. That is why they usually pooch or squib kick in that situation. It is easier to control the outcome.

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                • gastr1

                  It may not have been the deepest or best pooch kick, but as a strategy it’s very typical and I’m sure you know that, TD. Not only that, a team that can’t pass worth a damn would have an even harder time getting those yards. Let’s call it a two-fold failure…the short kick that took no time off the clock was not the right call when the defense will allow a 20-yard run out of bounds to set up the FG try.

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                • DugLite

                  Hell, UGA called a timeout giving GT time to get setup properly for the field goal. The whole series was a cluster****.

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          • Gaskilldawg

            Agreed.

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        • Erk's Forehead

          I would think CPJ wouldn’t want to send CMR anything. Considering he’s only defeated CMR twice in his career. By your logic, CPJ should send CKS a thank you card for allowing him to defeat a superior opponent in CKS first year.

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        • Macallanlover

          Hard to believe the number of fans who actually think the call for a short kick was a major mistake. I would put the over/under at 85% of the HC coaches would make the exact, same decision with a kicker who disn’t regularly boot it for a touchback. Nothing wrong the that decision, would agree with it again. Problem was with the execution, and the defense on the 1st down down play.

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          • Cosmic Dawg

            Why not pooch kick every time then? The object to prevent good field position, prevent scoring, etc never changes.

            I really like CMR, but damn if he didn’t have a habit of using the last quarter of a ball game to do the opposite of what got him a lead in the first 3 quarters.

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      • The Dawg abides

        Don’t believe ’08 was Willie’s first year.

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        • Anonymous

          2008 was Willie’s first year against Johnson and his offense. Todd Grantham is the only Georgia DC to win against Johnson in his first attempt. Martinez, Pruitt, and Tucker all lost their first attempt. No DC has lost to Johnson in any subsequent game. Their results also tend to get better over time. I expect Tucker to stomp their ass this year.

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  4. steve

    Tech football is traveling the trajectory of the 20th century organ grinder monkey. In fact, if wheels were added to the organ and it was painted yellow the grinder could replace the ‘ramblin’ wreck’ and the ‘monkey-in-the-small-hat-with-dirty-fingers’ could replace ‘Buzz’. Give the capuchin a clipboard, some gum and sun glasses and he could even call plays for Paul from the stadium lights. At least he could count to four…which is 5 in Reggie Ball’s world.
    Paul walks around like he ran out of toilet paper three loose shits ago.

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  5. PTC DAWG

    You lost me at Bradley and GT preview.,

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  6. Maybe Tech fans understand football better than we thought and are realistic about their chances in Athens. Did you get the email offering the tickets Tech returned out of their allotment?

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  7. I just want to point out that Tech fans have moved on from Florida and are now fans of Alabama. They lived off Florida for a decade but that well ran dry. We don’t play Bama every year and are getting closer to getting over that hump so I don’t know what they’ll do next. Maybe go back to they all make 6 or 7 figures, cure cancer and are too busy traveling the world to be bother with sports.

    Sorry! I guess I assume they did this because it has anything to do with UGA. Such a baseless take.

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