Grab you some news:
- The Sporting News asks the musical question, Can Georgia Break Up Alabama-Clemson?
- The most recent odds update now has Georgia at 6-1 odds to win the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship.
- Just a reminder to those of you who like to believe that, when it comes to the NFL’s three-year eligibility rule the NCAA is just an innocent bystander, it’s not as innocent as you’d like to believe.
- Boom said during the SEC’s spring meetings on Tuesday that he’s “absolutely in support” of players receiving compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness.
- Several of you pointed me towards this post about Georgia Tech’s scheduling. I hate to say it (okay, not really), but they lost me in the first sentence comparing Tech football to a track star competing for a spot in the Olympics.
- For all the whining about transfer waiver approvals, the reality is that the percentage of waiver approvals dropped during 2018-2019. (Which is not to say that Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald doesn’t have a point about the ambiguity of the waiver process.)
- For those interested, here’s Athlon’s Georgia preview.
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Shit. I knew I should have put a skin on it at 12/1.
That tech scheduling bit was gold.
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So the tech guy is admitting that they can’t beat Georgia, Clemson or Notre Dame so the rest of the schedule should be cupcakes. Why not schedule Duke, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Pitt, etc. instead? Oh, they do!
“they lost me in the first sentence comparing Tech football to a track star competing for a spot in the Olympics.”
They did not specify which Olympics.
Don’t be insulting the special needs kids like that.:)
Several points jumped out to me about this post. Right off the bat with the “Imagine you’re a…” I thought I was reading the speech a middle schooler was about to give. Secondly, the author alludes to trying navigate the tough 8 ACC games. Yes, Tech plays Clemson, but I’m not sure who else is good on their schedule. Miami? FSU? Finally, he argues that Tech doesn’t need to add to their OOC schedule because it plays UGA. Georgia on the other hand is having to add to its OOC schedule because Tech….well they suck. It’s a fun rivalry game (if you can really call it that given Georgia’s winning percentage over Tech), but the Dawgs gain little in playing the game in the nation’s eyes. During the CMR era, Georgia’s ranking actually went down several times after whipping Tech. I doubt the CFP committee last year gave UGA a giant bump after drubbing the Jackets. Tech is just too terrible to matter.
I share the same thoughts. Also:
–has anyone noticed that several of the articles discussing Georgia’s beefed up future NonCon omit Tech from the tally count of Georgia’s future games against P5 foes. They only reference Tech in a parenthetical that says “this does not include…annual Tech game”
–whether it’s the unwavering backasswards philosophy of Paul Johnson or this opinion piece, leave it to the geniuses to advocate rowing in a direction exactly opposite to the winds of change that most people consider a positive advancement for the future health of their programs and college football in general.
Can you point to examples of when we dropped in the rankings after beating Tech?
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The Tech author could win the gold medal for mental gymnastics with that gem. The idea that playing good football teams is the same as running a race with ankle weights is pure gold. Given the heavy lean on low brow Georgia jabs methinks that article may have been written by a high school senior
tech desperation just oozes out of that little ‘essay’