Daily Archives: October 23, 2021

All the game day there is.

No Georgia game today, so we’ll all have to make do with this:

It could be worse, you know, like no college football at all.  Besides, there are some games worth watching there:

  • I’ll keep an eye on Oklahoma State and Iowa State to see how well the Cowboys’ defense holds up against a decent, if not elite, offense.
  • LSU-Ole Miss?  Sure, I’ll watch that.  It’s got “any given Saturday” written all over it.
  • If you’re wondering how much trouble UT’s new offense might give the Dawgs in a few weeks, tonight’s game at Alabama could hold a clue.
  • I haven’t had the pleasure of watching Georgia Tech live this season, so I’ll probably check in to see how Coach 404’s squad handles Virginia.

What’s on your list?



Filed under College Football

Why does the Alliance have its collective panties in a wad about the SEC?

It ain’t about Greg Sankey going behind Bob Bowlsby’s back.  It’s about this ($$):

How do you think realignment will impact the recruiting landscape?

Pac-12 coach: Unfortunately, it just turned the fucking SEC into the Premier League, I think. You can make this Alliance, you can do whatever you want, but if you’re an SEC school — and it doesn’t matter because I was at (a mid-tier SEC program), and I never said (that program’s name), all I said was “SEC, SEC, SEC.” Missouri could be Kansas or Kansas State or Texas Tech right now had they not gotten into the SEC. But they’re in the SEC now, so they’ve got the edge on that. I do think that’s going to make a difference. … It’s going to continue to further the gap.

There isn’t a conference commissioner in the country that wouldn’t have taken a call from Texas and Oklahoma about moving.  Not one.  (And, yeah, there isn’t an administrator at Missouri who hasn’t whispered a quiet thank you to the football gods over their move to SEC land.)

By the way, Vanderbilt is the lowest ranked SEC school in the current 247Sports Composite.  And they’re 38th.


Filed under Recruiting, SEC Football

“WIN 21”

Georgia Tech is currently 3-3 overall, 2-2 in the ACC, which is good enough for fourth place in the Coastal Division.  As the Jackets finish the year at Notre Dame and against Georgia on Mark Richt Field, it’s a pretty safe bet that they’re going to have to win three of their next four games to become bowl eligible.

With that in mind, take a walk back down memory lane with prominent boosters who had their goals in mind for Tech’s season back in September.

“My view of the world is that we ought to win six or seven,” said Steve Zelnak, a Tech grad and prominent donor to the athletic department and institute. “If things go really well, maybe we win eight. Three or four (wins) doesn’t cut it. Even though we’ve got a tough schedule, it’s time to step up and get it done. I’m pretty optimistic.”

Another major athletics donor, Gregg Garrett, said that he talks to as many as two dozen Tech fans daily as the season approaches.

“And to the man or woman, they all say the same things,” he said. “It’s time to win. It’s time to move forward with this program. And this is the year we’ve got to do it. It’s universal. And that’s rare to get a universal opinion about anything.”

Garrett feels an urgency for the Jackets to reach .500 and qualify for a bowl. He praised the work Collins and his staff have done in recruiting and player development, calling it a “miraculous job.” But he called this a “critical season” for Collins and his staff.

“I would put ‘critical’ in capital letters because if we don’t move the program forward this year, then I think that gives a lot of people – whether it’s the fan base, whether it’s recruits, whether it’s opponents – it gives them pause about where we are in this process, and is this process going to work?” Garrett said.

Of course, being a Tech fan, Garrett was already willing to hedge on CRITICAL.

Garrett offered the caveat that he can accept a lesser record if the Jackets play well but accumulate tough breaks against them.

“But I think it’s important – really important – that they’re somewhere in that five, six or higher range,” he said. “It’s time to move forward, and I think Geoff would tell you the same thing.”

Of course Coach 404 would.  He can’t produce a winning season, but he can sure talk about it.

“(Collins) said the word ‘win’ more times than he has since he’s been here,” Zelnak said. “He feels like he’s got a team that can win and has the tools to do it with. He’s in a different place. I can certainly sense it and hear it.”

See you folks November 27th.


Filed under Blowing Smoke, Georgia Tech Football

A mark of quality

Jesus, ACC, it’s time to get your shit together.


Filed under ACC Football

Gettin’ buttah, every day

Despite the injuries, the complete turnover at cornerback and the uncertainty at the quarterback position, Georgia has improved more over last season than any other team in the conference.  And I’ll bet Kirby doesn’t win Coach of the Year.


Filed under Georgia Football, Stats Geek!