It’s a long way down.

Of all the lowdown, dirty comments I’ve seen thrown Coach 404’s way, this may be the most lowdown and dirtiest of all ($$).

… But Jackson recalls watching Collins’ introductory news conference, and, as a Knoxville native, he thought about former Tennessee head coach Butch Jones, master of “championship of life.”

“It was reminiscent of a coach (Jones) who won every press conference, set expectations and said a lot of nice things, but when you set up expectations like that, it sent up a lot of red flags for me,” he said. “Then we get on the field, you watch us lose to The Citadel and Northern Illinois and not even being competitive against the Clemsons and the Georgias of the world. It made it pretty obvious we were not headed in the right direction. And it’s tough right now. I hate it for the players, I hate it for the fans. Everybody wants to be just relevant.”

Reminded that Jones actually had two nine-win seasons at Tennessee, Jackson said, “Yeah, it’s probably a disservice to Butch Jones to compare the two.”

Ouchy ouch.


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26 responses to “It’s a long way down.

  1. Bulldawg Bill

    “It’s a long way down
    To turn yourself around.
    It’s a long way down
    To the top.”
    -Paul Kossoff, Back Street Crawler


  2. jcdawg83

    If I were Butch Jones I’d demand an apology.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. RangerRuss

    Fuck tech.
    It starts at the top. When you run an organization you run it. All that talk is worth shit if the boss isn’t dedicated, determined and competent. Geoff is none of those things. Football is a hard man’s game. Silly little shits such as Collins are nothing but Dawg food for Men such as Kirby.
    Fuck tech.

    Liked by 5 people

  4. Down Island Way

    “If you look at your reflection at the bottom of the well
    What you see is only on the surface
    When you try to see the meaning, hidden underneath
    The measure of the depth can be deceiving
    The bottom has a rocky reputation”…

    Liked by 3 people

  5. 81Dog

    Taking a program that was at least somewhat competitive running an offense talented players wanted no part of while being led by a guy who loathed both recruiting and the PR aspects of the job, and driving it off a competitive cliff by throwing millions at a Capri pants wearing snake oil salesman who makes Butch Jones look like the second coming of Pete Carroll?

    At Georgia Tech, YOU CAN DO THAT!

    Sic transit gloria. FTMF.

    Liked by 7 people

  6. practicaldawg

    In other words, the Tom Creans of football.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. SenorLorenzo

    There’s a regrettable place that several rival programs have found themselves over the last several years that is obviously way below the university and fanbase expectations, i.e. Florida, Tennessee, and Auburn, and yet, then there’s Tech, which has turned into the most irrelevant embarrassment of a program ever, and it’s worth remembering that years ago they walked away from the SEC thinking they were the entitled southern version of the Irish, and THEN years later had the audacity to ask for reentry.
    Bless their hearts.

    Liked by 3 people

  8. May Georgia Tech apply for Southern Conference membership after the Drought is thrown on the ash heap of college football history.

    Furman played better against the Greater Anderson Cow College than the Jacketasses did.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Collins would’ve been better suited for a job in corporate America. Focusing on flashy marketing campaigns while investing nothing in actually improving the product is a strategy that seems like it’d fit right in there.

    Liked by 3 people

    • barneydawg

      You are correct, sir! I can see Collins shilling for a pump and dump startup or even Theranos. He represents all the cliches like “all sizzle, no steak”, “all hat no cattle”, “talk like Tarzan, coach like Jane”. A pro sunshine pumper like him needs to work at a place like South Carolina, where they eat it up regardless of what is actually happening on the field.


    • D.N. Nation

      I went to a tailgate at Morris Brown before the Oregon game, and thought to myself how much more of an Atlanta footprint UGA has than Trek. But hey, rub some “404 ATL WAFFLE HOUSE” on it, that’ll work.


  10. archiecreek

    “Ain’t no Coup de Ville hiding in the bottom of a Cracker Jack box.”


  11. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    The really sad thing about it is that it’s taking all the fun out of hating Tech. 😐


  12. W Cobb Dawg

    It’s fortunate the world has people like Jackson – who can accurately predict Collins’s results years ahead of time, yet somehow fails to remember things that have already happened – like a couple of Booch’s winning seasons.

    Must be nice to have absolutely no self-awareness.


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