Now that Georgia Tech’s come back to earth with two straight losses, the denizens of StingTalk can get back to arguing about what’s really important.
Category Archives: Georgia Tech Football
I got ‘yer buffet right here.
- “Georgia fans suffer from a bad case of fan PTSD.”
- Bill Connelly points out one strange thing from last Saturday: “There were 80 rushes, and it still lasted nearly four hours.”
- I’m not gonna argue with Jeff Schultz’ premise that Georgia Tech, for once, is in a better place with its starting quarterback than Georgia is. But color me amused with his conclusion that Georgia’s early schedule has been a “luxury” for Richt, while Tech’s Murderer’s Row of Alcorn State and Tulane isn’t even worthy of mention.
- More of SEC coaches talking shit behind each others’ backs here.
- Vegas is all over the place on Georgia right now.
- If you’re interested, here are some observations from yesterday’s practice.
- It doesn’t look like Georgia will see Kurt Maggitt when it travels to Knoxville later this season.
- Jonathan Taylor’s found his Third Chance U.
Sure, the book “The Comic Stylings of Paul Johnson” is awfully thin. But I know funny, and I have to admit this qualifies.
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson dismissed the possibility of the school fining players out of their cost-of-attendance stipends Monday...
Johnson joked that Tech couldn’t entertain the notion because “our stipend’s not big enough.”
Win a few games and your sense of humor shows up.
Ah, August practice, when green football players hone the skills necessary to make them regular contributors to their team’s success.
And at Georgia Tech, there’s one special skill that’s gotta be worked on.
Willis, a walk-on who has been put on scholarship for the academic year, said that freshmen are showing more understanding of the offense through their ability to recognize and communicate play calls made on the line of scrimmage.
“I think everybody’s learning (to block),” he said. “We’ve just got to learn when to cut, when not to cut. I feel like Mikell’s a bigger guy, so he’s been looking good. TaQuon, he can get guys on the ground. … I feel like we’re all coming together.”
Yeah, because nothing builds team cohesion on the Flats like going after opponents’ knees.
… surging Georgia Tech confidence after a rare win over the Dawgs.
Season ticket sales are up 12% over last year. It’s Tech’s best showing since, yep, you guessed it.
It is the highest total since 2009, following coach Paul Johnson’s first season, when the total was 35,209 for 55,000-seat Bobby Dodd Stadium.
They’ve even sold a game out before the start of the season. Nice.
Also nice is astute analysis such as you can find at From The Rumble Seat, where we are assured that if the Dawgs can improve their “abomination” of a rushing defense (never mind that GT’s defense gave up close to a yard more per rush last season), they’ll “definitely have a chance” to beat Tech. That’s good, ’cause I was getting worried that Richt would have no chance to extend his undefeated record in Atlanta.
“I can assure you Georgia isn’t any different than Clemson or Florida State or some other teams we play.”
That second win between the hedges has made the genius a little salty, it seems.
Maybe I should say a little more salty.
At $1,720, Georgia Tech has the fourth-lowest COA figure among all P5 schools, in large part because it doesn’t include travel expenses in its cost of attendance calculations.
Considering that it attracts students from all over the world, let alone the country, you might think that’s a rather significant omission.
Now that I think about it, though, I suppose it doesn’t cost that much to use a transporter to get to school.