“Blame me, I’m good with that.”

Meanwhile, on the Flats, the Geoff Collins Experience continues on its merry way.

In an alarming result that only future games and seasons will be able to put into full context, the Yellow Jackets were stunned by The Citadel 27-24 in overtime Saturday afternoon. Against an FCS opponent, Tech was haunted by an option offense highly similar to the one former coach Paul Johnson directed for 11 largely successful seasons, sending the Jackets to one of the more humbling defeats in team history.

Holy genius, Batman, how in the name of Waffle House could the Jackets lose to a team that came in 0-2 (with losses to two Top 25 FCS teams) and was a 27-point underdog?  Glad you asked.

Defensive players said that they had not had a good week of practice as they overlooked their FCS opponent.

“I don’t think that this week there was super good attention to every detail, like we should, and that showed up (Saturday),” linebacker David Curry said. “But we’ve just got to show up to play, and every single game, no matter who you’re playing, you can’t just roll the ball out and think that you’re going to win.”

Too bad there’s no catchy slogan for that.  Or this:

For instance, the three unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties within a six-minute span of the second quarter, indicating that Tech at least was able to successfully install the taunting part of its defense this week. The Jackets couldn’t do it against Clemson because, well, they’d just get laughed off the field. And presumably it was just too hot against South Florida to expend the energy. But against this humble FCS opponent, they seemed more than ready to write checks with their mouths that their bodies couldn’t cash.

Give ’em credit.  At least they know when to pick their spots.

Meanwhile, from StingTalk (which, by the way, is everything you could hope it would be and more) comes this gem.

The upside? Tech is being talked about again. The downside? For all the wrong reasons. I was ar Hudson’s. Someone brought up we lost to Citadel. A dwag asked if Citadel was favored. A dwag at another table said GT by 27 and we are the easiest game on their schedule.

Hard to argue.

It’s gonna be a good year.

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36 responses to ““Blame me, I’m good with that.”

  1. sniffer

    I love history.

    It was the most points the Irish scored in a game since they had 69 against Georgia Tech in 1977.

    Mark Schlabach

    I now return you to your preciously scheduled post.

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  2. practicaldawg

    I think the SFU win will be more shocking in hindsight than the Citadel loss

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  3. siskey

    Man, is it gonna be a long ride to the middle of the ACC for that group.

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  4. Gaskilldawg

    Notice the way Collins blamed the players and not himself? The “I know what is going on in the locker but I will publicly take the blame ” means “It really isn’t my fault. ” He needs a slogan for blame shifting, too.

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  5. PDawg30577

    From the thread downstairs, I wanted to make sure everybody saw the Citadel QB’s postgame interview:

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  6. Nashville West

    I wonder if the tech defense was retaliating for chop blocks.

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  7. PDawg30577

    In all seriousness, shouldn’t a team that has been practicing against the option in practice for more than a decade not be able to stop it? I know they’ve moved on to a new system and all, but most everyone on the field should know what the option is, right?

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    • Russ

      That was exactly my thought as well. I mean, they all take (the history of) calculus so they should be smart enough to remember their previous training.

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  8. Russ

    “dwags”

    Thanks for this. I need to keep my hate stoked so I can fully enjoy the beating we give them this year.

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    • Classic City Canine

      Never let the hate die for the folks on North Ave. Never. It’s shocking to me how little many Georgia fans care about the Tech rivalry.

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      • siskey

        I’m 41 so I’ve seen them beat Georgia in person 3 of the 10 times they’ve done so since 1978. With that said, it’s a big game to me but beating them is not a huge cause for celebration like it is when we beat Auburn or Florida. However, losing to Tech is the absolute worst.
        If the Collins experiment doesn’t go as planned it’s gonna call for some tough decisions to be made on the Flats.

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      • PTC DAWG

        Playing GT is a no win situation….especially this year.

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      • Macallanlover

        Who cares enough about them to waste any “hate” on them? I don’t care for them, but they aren’t significant enough to hit the hate level. They are irrelevant to me, somewhat equal to moths flying around a flood light in my yard. I just have bigger things to save my hate for. Their adored hero Dood led them like sheep to the slaughter when he pulled out of the SEC. Now they are the laughingstock of the worst conference in CFB. They aren’t worthy of attention. Screw ’em, they are a drag on SOS and unworthy to take up a precious Saturday every fall. Rotate them on once every four years as a home game, and offer them a money game like we did Georgia Southern for about 15-20 years, then drop them. Shocking to you, I know. So be it. They are way down any “rivalry ranking” for UGA fans and falling lower every year; just another noon game that only fans of the two schools even watch.

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        • So agree. And we don’t have to play them last either. Should be first game of the year. Tons of schools do it. Iowa Iowa State just did it.

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        • Gaskilldawg

          I hate enough hate in me to hate Tech without reducing hate for Florida, Auburn, Tennessee and South Carolina.

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        • Russ

          Well, I’m an old fart but I’m from Atlanta and I was brought up to hate Tech. Still do and always will. It’s a near guaranteed P5 win (of course, that’s debatable this season). Once we shatter the Drought, then we can talk about maybe moving Tech around on the schedule.

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  9. The really bad thing for Collins: from everything I’ve seen so far, Kirby is a very petty and enjoys running our rivals’ noses in it.

    This could be a snuff film if Kirby wants.

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    • Classic City Canine

      I wouldn’t say petty, but I think he enjoyed beating the shit out of Florida and Tech last year. That’s the benefit of having a coach at his alma mater.

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  10. I may make my first appearance at MRF@VDS since 1989. 6:09 is definitely within reach this year, and I believe they know the Drought is officially in danger.

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  11. Classic City Canine

    I’m going to be sorely disappointed if we allow these guys to score at all. If we can shut out Ark St. and beat them by 55, we ought to be able to do worse to Tech.

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  12. W Cobb Dawg

    When we’re up 40 points against gtu, it would be funny if Stetson comes in and runs the option for at least one series.

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  13. Red Cup

    The best for me is the players on the sideline known as the “Juice Crew” who are dancing and cavorting while their team is getting their butts kicked

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  14. Bulldog Joe

    If you’re going to put Coach Culottes in a strait jacket, make it yellow.

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  15. Doug

    Obviously we can’t set a new record win streak in the COFH rivalry this year, but we can definitely set a new record for biggest blowout. 49–0 or bust, Kirbs.

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  16. Dawg19

    How much did the Citadel have to pay Tech for this game?

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