Category Archives: Georgia Tech Football

Thursday morning buffet

Sample the wares, peeps.

  • Graham is reporting that College Gameday will head to Charlotte for Georgia’s opener.  Really, it would have been a surprise had it been announced it was going elsewhere.
  • I’m old enough to remember when UCF said they’d play a 2-for-1 with Florida over their dead body.
  • The best play in football is(h/t Josh)
  • Brent Venables is making serious bank.
  • Georgia is sending two players to next week’s SEC Media Days, JT Daniels and Jordan Davis.  What’s the over/under on the number of times Daniels gets asked why he didn’t start sooner last season?
  • Is it now or never for Georgia?”  Narrative, if you’ve lost Mr. Conventional Wisdom…
  • Take this for what it’s worth, a post from someone attending a luncheon yesterday at which Coach Smart spoke about the team.
  • Geoff Collins, the college football director of player personnel pioneer.

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WTF happened to Mark Bradley?

It’s not that he picked Georgia to win the natty in his college football prediction piece.  Oh, sure, it’s a little weird, but not overly so.  It’s that he criticized the genius.

Albeit in a sort of backhanded way…

Georgia Tech is 6-16 under Collins, who has recruited at a higher level than his predecessor, though it would be hard to recruit with less oomph than Paul Johnson.

Dang.  It must a stung a little as he wrote that.

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Saying you’re 6-16 without saying you’re 6-16

Coach 404, y’all.

I do give the guy credit for making the effort.  He was handed the Herculean task of trying to get the program out of the ditch the genius steered it into.  The thing is — if Collins doesn’t work out, where the heck does Tech go next?

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TFW reality steps in

An insider’s look at Georgia Tech“, you say? Well, prepare to unleash the snark!  Let’s line up the mockery for this:

“Obviously, the Bulldogs and the Tigers have beaten them like an FCS team since Collins arrived, so they need to be competitive in those games again.”

Well, true.  Okay, nothing to mock there.  But what about this?

“With all of that said, the biggest addition for Tech fans is placekicker Brent Cimaglia from Tennessee. Tech had the worst kicking in the P5 the last two years, and it was almost impossible for them to kick a field goal last year. So if he’s okay, that will be a huge upgrade.”

I’ll give you that, too.  Hmmm…  Surely this will bring the sarcasm!

“The Coastal is full of mediocre-to-average teams again, so if they can just play well in league play, they should be a 5-7 win team. Anything less than that, and Collins will be under pressure to make staff changes and will lose some momentum in recruiting.”

Jesus H. Christ on a bicycle!  Where’s the delusional optimism, I ask ‘ya?  Where’s the StingTalk-like cockiness?  Hell, we could have written that stuff here.

Man, what a killjoy.

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All downhill from there

If you’re looking for the real villain in the story of college football’s postseason expansion run, let John Feinstein solve the mystery for you.

In those days, teams played an 11-game regular season and then possibly a bowl game, for a maximum of 12 games.

That began to change after an undefeated Georgia Tech team went to the second-tier Citrus Bowl after the 1990 season. Even though Georgia Tech shared the national title with a one-loss Colorado team, ACC Commissioner Gene Corrigan was furious because Tech hadn’t been considered for one of the major bowls.

Corrigan ordered his top lieutenant, Tom Mickle, to come up with a solution. Mickle did: Sitting in a Lone Star Steakhouse in Greensboro, N.C., he outlined a plan for something called the College Football Bowl Coalition, which guaranteed — among other things — that the ACC champion would be invited to a major bowl.

We should have known.  Effing Tech.

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“The transformation continues to take awhile.”

That observation is how Pete Fiutak begins his preseason take on Georgia Tech and it almost feels like understatement.

How bad has it been? The Yellow Jackets have lost 16 games over Collins’ two years. 14 were double-digit blowouts and one was to Citadel from the FCS. There has yet to be a win over a team that finished with a winning record, and counting the end of the Paul Johnson era, the program is on a rough 3-18 stretch.

Okay, it is understatement.

Fiutak sets the season win total at four.  It’s a pretty good bet, with at Miami, Boston College, at Notre Dame and Georgia, none of those will be logged in November.

Sounds pretty Chantastic to me.

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Quick! To the bulletin board, lads!

So, Jimbo Fisher tells fans TAMU’s gonna beat Saban’s ass.

It’s obvious from the lighthearted tone there, and Jimbo’s relationship with Saban that he’s having a little fun.  But that doesn’t stop the knicker-wadding in certain quarters from happening.

At least there’s some emotion going on there.  Contrast that with how a robot takes a shot.

Yeesh.

I guarantee you after the excitement wears off, Jalen Camp is gonna be wondering what he’s getting into with Corch.

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Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football, Nick Saban Rules, SEC Football, Urban Meyer Points and Stares

This is what I’m talking about.

As much as I enjoyed mocking Paul Johnson, from a Georgia perspective, having a Georgia Tech head coach who couldn’t recruit his way out of a paper bag if you gave him a flash light and shoved him towards the open end wasn’t a good thing, because it made the state a more inviting place for rival SEC programs to come in and harvest talent.

So let me be the first to say I welcome our new Waffle House overlord — not over Kirby Smart, but the rest of the usual suspects.

Georgia Tech picked up a landmark commitment for its 2022 recruiting class Saturday, when four-star safety Jaron Willis from Lee County High announced his decision to accept a scholarship offer to join the Yellow Jackets.

Willis is rated the No. 17 prospect in the state of Georgia (247Sports Composite) and also the No. 150 overall prospect in the country…

In March, Willis listed six finalists – Tech, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Kentucky and Ole Miss.  [Emphasis added.]

Tech can make a good living in the ACC with in state recruits that Smart passes on.  Good for them.  And if along the way the Jackets make life on the recruiting trail harder for the likes of Dan Mullen, good for us.

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Alex, I’ll take “not gonna happen” for $200.

Shot ($$).

Ari, when if ever will Georgia Tech be able to recruit similar to Georgia?

Chaser.

When will Georgia Tech be able to recruit like that? Never. That’s not a slight on Georgia Tech. It’s just the reality.

And there will never be enough Waffle House coffee in the world to change that.

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“Georgia Tech’s spring game will be an exclusive event.”

Hey, if you don’t let anyone in, you can’t get ragged on for nobody wanting to come.

Roll Safe GIFs | Tenor

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