Georgia Tech’s best player is taking his services elsewhere.
— J1 (@Jahmyr_Gibbs1) November 29, 2021
— J1 (@Jahmyr_Gibbs1) November 29, 2021
That’s what happens when you coach to get out of the stadium as fast as you can.
The reaction to the news at Stingtalk is about what you’d expect.
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That’s a shame.
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Well how about this one:
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For Tech to retain Collins after that debacle yesterday speaks volumes to where they are. If I’m a player there, I’m hitting the road as soon as I can.
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I get the impression they don’t have much choice in the matter. For all their “super size me” cracks, their athletic Dept is broke
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Yeah I was under the impression they need Collins for at least another year or two to get out from the red and back into the black, funding wise. If they can him now they’re going even deeper in the red to fund his buyout (and his staff).
And the problem you get into is that no decent assistant is going to want to go there next year because there’s a strong possibility they will not be able to turn it around and they’ll have to uproot again.
What’s the problem? There was all the red and black they could possibly hope for right there on Saturday.
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Come on over. Share carries. Save your body for the NFL.
Bet dat stangs!
What’s their excuse?
Saw an article about this last night on another site. The last paragraph of that one said that several others were expected to join him in the portal shortly. Roster management or is there trouble in paradise?
It’s roster management. Saban is going portal shopping and he needs to free up a lot of room.
It will be interesting to see what we do management wise after we hoist the hardware on Jan 10th, Kirby did learn from the best.
I was honestly pretty impressed by their RB No. 4. Dude has some shiftiness and good vision. He ran better against our front seven than dudes like Rodriguez and Badie did, that’s for sure.
Yeeeesh. It was always a given that transitioning from the triple option to a 21st-century offense would be a long and painful operation, but even with that handicap the Tech program looks like a tire fire inside a dumpster fire right now.
Buyout or no, I don’t see how Todd Stansbury keeps Collins for 2022 with things looking this wretched. Aren’t Tech fans always telling us how much more successful their grads are than UGA alums? Surely there’s a big-money techbro out there with a GT degree who can come up with $12 million to make Gee-yoff go away?
Tech just doesn’t have enough boosters who are engaged enough with the program to dig deep in their pockets to support it. That’s always been the problem there. Geoff Collins is the coach next year no matter what – and he’s probably good for 2023, too. These are the good old days, folks.
Money is an issue, but it isn’t the only issue. Lots of coaches (somewhat good ones) are getting pink slips, and they aren’t going to be able to hire someone better. Who’s going to want to coach them? And they know it. Texas A&M can afford to buy out Sumlin, but they could also afford to burn money and buy Jimbo. Results are basically the same, but Jimbo was newer, shinier, and had that new coach smell. Tech has to drive their wreck until they can afford a nice Toyota.
Maybe he will be a reverse J.J. Green.
Really curious, but would we take Gibbs if he’s interested given our depth at running back and the blue chips on the way?
I doubt it we got men waiting there turn.
Can confirm we’re kicking the tires here.
Sounds like our bye week before the SECCG is secure for years to come. We need to take advantage.
To all those institutions with football teams that are about to witness staff dismissals and student athletes hitting the transport port-o-let…nerdfootball says, hold our pocket protectors, we can reck that…
One poster commented: “If he goes to Tennessee he’s just not very bright.”
“He committed to Geoff Collins. He already demonstrated making a dumbass decision once.”
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LOL! Just read an article not too long ago of how he talked about team and believing, etc.
That was probably before his head coach spat in his face and spat in the faces of his teammates by going out Saturday not even trying to win against their biggest rival. Geoff basically showed up his own players Saturday when he had them huddle for 35 seconds on every play as the deficit got bigger and bigger. Geoff was telling them that he didn’t believe they could stay on the same field as Georgia – that will shake your belief in the team for sure.
Good for him. He’s from here in Dalton and the people who know him speak of him in glowing terms, even Dawg fans who wish he’d made a different college decision. The talk always was that he was wearing UGA gear around his high school even while committed to Tech but that he was hurt that we offered him so late in the game so he honored his commitment to Georgia Tech. But good Lord, the kid is the only weapon they have and he’s getting his body beaten up as a result. He tried to gut it out to play us Saturday but he couldn’t really go because he got hurt against Notre Dame. And for all of his effort to try and play through the pain he was rewarded with a head coach who wasn’t even trying to win the football game. I’d transfer, too. I wouldn’t mind at all if he ended up in Athens, but I hear Tennessee is the likely destination.
Don’t worry, though. As StinGTalk user Bonham points out: “He was wasting his talent here and everyone knew it. Silver lining is that we are still stacked at RB.” …. LOL what
I’m sure they are. They have those 1 and 2 stars stacked up like cord wood. Remember when Collins got there, Fish Fry had 16 RBs on the roster. I’m sure a few of them still have eligibility. The question is are any of them worth a damn. Quantity over quality sounds like it could be a GT motto. At UGA it’s a quantity OF quality.
“Quantity has a quality all its own.”
-Uncle Joe Stalin
Enough one and two stars stacked together and viola! you got a 5 star or two!! That be GA Tech math right there!
Zach Evans in the portal, too. Not that it’s surprising.
Total head case. I have an acquaintance out here who is well dialed in to Texas HS football. We always go back and forth about the DAWGS and the Longhorns. He told me back when Evans was a Junior in HS and we were all getting wowed with is press clippings that he was not worth the trouble. He told me back then that he was a drama queen. I thought it was just sour grapes at the time because this guy is a big Longhorn and they were not in the mix and we were. Flash forward to signing day and I had to admit he had been dead on the money. He’s one of those players that no matter the talent is not worth the distraction.
Let’s see: a borked kick off return, 2 carries for 1 yard and 1 catch for -4 yards. Best player you say?
Sounds about right.
He’s third nationally in all-purpose yardage.
Injured at ND..dude is a good back.
Yea I was impressed by how hard he hit the holes at the LOS. His speed separated him from the rest of the Tech 2 stars
Off topic but rumors are swirling that Venables is the next HC at Oklahoma. Maybe the wheels falling off for Clemson?
They have been extremely stable in the coaching department. Most successful programs lose their top assistants as they go on the HC jobs. Look at the turnover at Bama every year or two. Clemson has been the outlier, but sooner or later it will catch up to them as well. It’s the curse of success.
That stability can become complacency in a hurry if you’re not careful. Dabo’s looking at having to reinvent his program, all the way down to his own approach to things. Going to be interesting to see if he adapts or cracks.
Damn… so not only is Brian Kelly going to ND it looks like, which mean Luke Fickell is likely going to ND unless they try real hard to bring Corch back to CFB, Mike Bobo was just made Harsin’s sacrificial lamb on The Plains (and probably Will Friend, too).
So after screwing over Beamer as Sakerlina to go to Auburn and after a typical up-and-down Bobo offense performance over the course of the year, is there a single P5 team that’s going to allow him to run their offense?
I mean, unless he wants to join dead man walking Gee-Off Collins’s staff at Yech, I guess?
Man. From, “Greatest Georgia Bulldog offense ever,” to mercenary OC for hire to jobless in 7 seasons.
1) LOL “Please keep the threats of violence to a minimum.”
2) Senator, this is why you should never feel bad for the idiots at StingTalk.
“Athens rumor: Smart to ND after playoff completion..”
They actually think Smart would leave UGA for ND… LOL
a) Massive pay cut.
b) Maybe 1/4 the budget for recruiting.
c) Vastly inferior ceiling for possible recruits.
d) Leaving his alma mater for a dead program?
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