Trust me, when you’ve got to parse Bill Connelly’s S&P+ numbers this deeply in search of a fifth win, it’s gonna be a long year.
Category Archives: Georgia Tech Football
Well, now. USF’s athletic director explains his standards for judging when his school agrees to play two-for-ones against P5 programs ($$):
What White doesn’t want is AAC teams signing two-for-one deals with programs he feels are on equal footing. Kelly said the same thing.
“If it’s a more comparable economic situation, like we’re finishing up a one-for-one with Georgia Tech, our stadium sizes are comparable and it makes sense,” Kelly said.
Considering Kelly’s never resorted to a 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 cokes promotion to put asses in the seats, comparable might be something of a stretch there.
Helluva quote from Geoff Collins, explaining Georgia Tech’s marketing philosophy:
“In this day and age of college football and recruiting, the recruits aren’t going anywhere for contracts or money,” Collins said. “They’re going to places that have the strongest brand.”
The dude’s never heard of bag men? C’mon, he coached at Mississippi State, fer Gawd’s sake.
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.
Brent Key claims he’s going to have an easier time recruiting at Georgia Tech compared to what he had at Alabama.
That is the sound of a man trying as hard to convince himself as he is everyone on the recruiting trail.
Go ahead and get you some.
- Pete Fiutak’s succinct description of this year’s Georgia Tech offense: “Square peg, meet round hole.” (Although he does predict a six-win season for the Jackets, which, should it happen, should vault Collins into serious consideration for ACC Coach of the Year.)
- I know folks try to make hay about Nick Saban’s age on the recruiting trail, but he sure sounds credible denying he’s ready to retire.
- Here’s a list ranking ACC schedules by difficulty, and, no, Clemson’s isn’t the easiest.
- Kirby Smart, on last year’s team’s mentality: “Players are taking ownership, which we didn’t have as much of that last year at this time. There was a lot more entitlement.”
- Mike Leach’s class wrapped up, with a final assignment to design three plays, under the premise that he might use one of them in Washington State’s game next season against Houston. He reviews five of those here.
- Details from Rush Propst’s personnel file ain’t pretty.
- Good point from Groo: “What stands out among this smaller senior class is that a good chunk of them are defensive linemen. Georgia returns six seniors along the DL next year…”
- North Carolina and Wake Forest have scheduled a non-conference home-and-home series. That’s got to be cheaper than what cupcakes are demanding these days.
- C’mon. You know you want to read a StingTalk thread entitled “Why do we hate them?”.