“These are angry people now.”

I’m shocked, shocked at the lack of sportsmanship shown by the play call here.

I keed, I keed.

Give Ray Goff credit for one thing — he did his best to keep Tech in its proper place in the world.

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51 responses to ““These are angry people now.”

  1. heyberto

    You gotta be able to stop ‘em, Tech. Being a sore loser is just ingrained there. Love it.

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  2. Scott Rollins

    Thanksgiving Day massacre. I was there, and I am still thankful for that game. Thank you, Coach Goff, for stomping the nerds into the ground.

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  3. The 1995 game with Hines at QB was even better. It robbed them of hope, which is always a great thing.

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    • Derek

      Hines was superman that day…and again in the next game in Atlanta.

      How did that kick get through all those hands? That was the worst looking game winning kick in football history.

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  4. Derek

    After he started with the 2 worst whippings in the series in my adulthood, he did ok.

    Anyone remember how open that track star was at the end of the half of the 1990 game? As I recall that we would have taken the lead if he’d caught it. Instead it went DOINK!!

    I won’t argue that Ray was bad in a lot of ways but he was even more unlucky. He gets a couple of breaks and he might have been ok all things considered.

    Anybody ever considered that the 1980 summer pig roasting was some sort of deal with the devil that we’ve been paying for ever since?

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      “Anybody ever considered that the 1980 summer pig roasting was some sort of deal with the devil that we’ve been paying for ever since?”

      Thus giving rise to the Kharmic Bitchez… “The devil’s greatest trick is to make you forget he is there.” Vince Dooley. “Muthafucka always collecting souls…specially in Athens.” Ray Goff.

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    • Greg

      Lot’s of injuries a couple of years on some of those teams. 5 points away from being undefeated one year (’92?). He was a DGD…..remember that game like it was yesterday (above), slung some players around like a bunch of rag dolls. South Georgia boy was not afraid to get in there and mix it up.

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      • He was like 34 when he got the job, and had never even been a coordinator.

        His time in Athens is as much an indictment on how badly Dooley and BM fucked up the succession as it was about Goff.

        On the other hand, had they done the obvious thing, Paul Johnson probably would have ended up as UGA coach at some point.

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        • Greg

          On the other hand, had they done the obvious thing, Paul Johnson probably would have ended up as UGA coach at some point.

          You mean Erk??

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          • Yeah, but Erk would have brought PJ with him and they would have locked up South Georgia and would have slated.

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            • Greg

              South Georgia football > the rest of the state….them boyz below the gnat line just want it more, tougher.

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              • Not as true as it once was, but a lot of good players down there. Basically has kept Auburn and FSU rocking for a long time.

                Erk and PJ built GSU on those kids that couldn’t qualify.

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                • Greg

                  Yep….can also remember Southern Miss, Kansas State and UTC coming down that way. Had some free ends that played with those schools in addition to Auburn & FSU. The word was out….and of course you also had South Carolina and Clemson.

                  UGA didn’t recruit South Georgia too well in those days (Dooley). Didn’t know whether they were just lazy or limited with a budget. A lot of kids would have killed to have been a Dawg back then. Those days are gone now imo, not much gets by Kirby nowadays.

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                  • It had a lot to do with Jan Kemp. Those kids were hardly ever qualified, and when we stopped taking Prop 48s it really hamstrung is there.

                    It let Bowden lay the foundation to a dynasty and Pat Dye win 3 straight conference titles as well as GSU’s emergence.

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                    • Greg

                      Not the ones I knew, no problems with grades. Would see scouts from the schools I mentioned above at spring training and games. Never saw anyone from UGA….most every one of those guys would have easily qualified to get in at UGA. Probably 4 or 5 that could have played there. A lot of misses thru the years, not just my school.

                      BTW, “free ends” should be friends in post above…autocorrect is a pain.

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      • Uglydawg

        He was one wide open, right in your hands, dropped hook pass over the middle from beating ‘Bama. He was screwed out of a win against UF when, in the pouring down rain, Florida failed on a third down conversion..only to have a ref say that they had called a time-out and gave them a second chance, which they converted.
        “One play away Ray”, was the unfortunate fate of a fine and DGD.

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        • I get your gist but the Florida game happened a bit different. We apparently scored the tying TD but was called back for a Florida timeout. The next play was an incomplete pass to end the game. Horrible finish.

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    • ilini84

      One Play Away Ray!

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  5. my frat purloined a pig from the ag school in the mid seventies( we however got away with it) and we had no curse placed upon us so …… fanciful(fantasy) thinking is probably not applicable. I know a couple of Ray’s ex-players and they indicate he just wasn’t a smart man. Good Coaches are playing chess and Ray was playing checkers . My favorite or most interesting part of this incident was how Goff ,a former QB, just flung #66 to the ground like he was a receiver. That means our linemen weren’t big enough.IMHO.

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    • Upstate SC Dawg

      Our defense at that time was miles behind the league heavyweights in terms of size, strength and overall talent level. Offensively with the exception of ’90 (our last year in an outdated offensive scheme) we could almost always put points on the board once McDuffie showed up.

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  6. God that was 25 years ago. I was a freshman redcoat in that corner of Mark Richt Field when that fight broke out. It was awesome.

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  7. I wouldn’t mind seeing us rub it in on Saturday as well.

    Johnson has saved his job but my prediction is his last game will be next year’s Georgia game.

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    • RandallPinkFloyd

      Some people think there will still be a ‘mutual’ parting of ways. His arrogance and lack of accountability this year for his defense has been on another level.

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  8. Harold Miller

    Ah yes, the Bill Lewis era at Georgia Tech. Good times.

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  9. Muttley

    You’d think those nerds would know how to lose properly by now. We’ve been giving them lessons for over a hundred years.

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  10. Muttley

    We need to run this clip on the scoreboard Saturday, and make it a tradition.

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  11. Corch Irvin Meyers New WR Corch

    Believe it or not, this was the first live Georgia game I ever attended. I was 13 years old and it was so much fun. Going home and having Thanksgiving dinner afterwards was the perfect capper to a perfect day.

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  12. Uglydawg

    My only regret is that Georgia didn’t do an onside kick after that score, recover it and score again.
    I hate the announcer. He blamed Georgia for still playing with two minutes left instead of blaming GT for starting a fight. I can’t stand people to make excuses for GTish (synonym for classless..only worse) behavior. By his measure, fighting is justified when you feel the score is being run up on you.
    I remember someone saying, “We won the game and the fight”

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    • Tony Barnfart

      Totally agree. Play the G-D game the way it’s supposed to be played and quit being butt hurt over the difference in how much you lose by. The bigger travesty is forcing a hardworking backup player to go in and only run plays up the middle to burn clock. I’d like to think we’re a team now that, like Alabama, spends as much time playing and challenging ourselves to be the best we can be………..it doesn’t mean go out and run double reverse flea flickers when you’re up big, but it does mean to call plays for the backups as if you’re tied in the 2nd quarter

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  13. Reipar

    That was not running the score up. That was all about a personal message from Goff to Lewis.

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  14. ilini84

    I was filling in for the instructor in a class when Ray brought Tim Worley in. We stepped outside and Ray went into this big explanation of why Tim missed class and would never do so again. Ray left and Worley fell sound asleep in the back row within 5 minutes!

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  15. BMan

    I went to a movie the night before in Marietta and the team was there watching the same movie (“A Perfect World” with Kevin Costner; not sure why I can remember that). After the movie, I went to the bathroom, and on my way out, Ray Goff was coming in. I gave him a “give em hell tomorrow, coach” and was giddy the next day when they scored that last touchdown.

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  16. Russ

    Ray Goff will always be a DGD in my book.

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  17. Jt (the other one)

    If we are up by 100 in the 4th with 1 second left on their 1 yard line throw one more TD. PISS ON TECH!!!

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  18. CPark58

    It would appear that Kirby feels the same way about Mullen and Gus. I’m ok with that.

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  19. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Nowadays, we’d get flagged for unsportsmanlike just for calling the play. 😉

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  20. RandallPinkFloyd

    Man, that announcer was really giving it to us for that. He mentioned we had it coming as Tech players are prideful. They should have had more pride in stopping us from scoring so much, Chief.

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  21. The Truth

    Didn’t Spurrier say, “It’s not my job to stop my team.” One more reason I don’t hate him as much as some others do (some hate, just not excessive).

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    • Macallanlover

      He basically said, my interpretation,the game lasts for 60 minutes, you should plan on playing all of them because we do. I do feel a coach should be able to signal a surrender and “tap out” by replacing his starters and not calling timeouts, or running trick plays with his backups. You keep your starters in, it is still on. That is my problem with what UMass and Vandy did this year. No let up until they squeal.

      Goff was, and is, a DGD. That was Vince’s fault for not having an exit plan that didn’t caused the fiasco that led to us hiring Rau Goff when he clearly wasn’t prepared for what was thrust on him. Glad to see everything has worked out well for him.

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  22. HiAltDawg

    I think it was Bob Griese mouthing off like that and Jake Scott would’ve caved his grill (he way we’d want to) in as awesomely as he preserved their perfect season had he been in the booth!

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  23. Comin' Down The Track

    Yellow! Yellow!
    Yellow’s the color of p–s!

    Yellow! Yellow!
    Yellow’s the color of p–s!

    (And cowardice).

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  24. 209

    Perfect example of how much the GA. players respected their coach..
    None at all….

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  25. Hobnail_Boot

    Show me a sore loser and I’ll show you a loser.

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    • illinidawg

      “Those who would eschew morality in favor of victory should consider something else that Vince Lombardi said near the end of his life about the “winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing” quote: “I wished I’d never said the thing…I meant the effort. I meant having a goal. I sure didn’t mean for people to crush human values and morality.”

      Winning isn’t everything, nor is it the only thing.”

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  26. illinidawg

    “That announcer” is Keith Jackson.

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  27. Chi-town Dawg

    I remember my Freshman year someone handing out stickers saying “Avoid the rush, Hate Tech early”. That quote still applies to this day.

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  28. Brad S

    I give Ray credit — he had a health hate for Tech. And I totally respect that.

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