Category Archives: Georgia Tech Football

Gonna have a good time on the Flats.

Per Bill Connelly, Georgia Tech starts its regular season with a game it has a 9% chance of winning and finishes with a game it has a 6% chance of winning.  Along the way, it plays four games in which it has less than a 30% chance of winning, including against UCF.

Geoff, I’m afraid you’re gonna need a bigger Waffle House cup.  Much bigger.

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“I think that’s been a part of the charm of it, the attraction to it.”

On the other hand, Georgia Tech fans will always have this to console themselves with ($$):

“It’s the feel of the stadium,” Moore said. “It doesn’t matter what has happened in the previous three quarters of a football game. When we get to that break, everybody stands up and does it. It’s a vibe, a communal thing.”

“It doesn’t matter what has happened in the previous three quarters of a football game.”  That explains why Tech doesn’t break out this beer jingle after a typical three-quarter result.

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At Georgia Tech, you can’t do this!

Talk about turning chicken shit into more chicken shit

A year of belt tightening is ahead for Georgia Tech. With revenues from ticket sales projected to fall by 40%, the athletic department will have to pare spending that already has been frugal.

“I will say there was a lot of heartburn with cutting costs and a very challenging exercise to find opportunities to contain costs, knowing that 70 percent of our budget is connected to our people, as well as facilities,” associate athletic director Marvin Lewis told the athletic association board at its quarterly meeting Thursday.

Lewis presented an $80.5 million balanced budget to the board, which was approved. It is 4% smaller than the budget for fiscal year 2020, which ends June 30…

The travel and recruiting budget was reduced by 24% – $7.1 million to $5.4 million…

You hire a guy in the hopes that he can lead the program out of the talent hole the genius left it in and cut the recruiting budget?  Damn, Geoff, there’s ain’t enough Waffle House in the world to make up for that move.

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On brand

Two iconic looks:

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Both do a terrific job of making sure the label faces properly, but the question is, who sells it better?

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Mark Richt has lost control of Mark Richt Field.

I wonder if this will make it harder to plant the UGA flag after the next win.

Just what they need, an artificial turf in the September sun. What on earth makes them think that’s a wise move?

Oh. That’s… dare I say it… Chantastic.

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“Can Georgia Tech answer?”

No, they could not.

And to think some of y’all want to junk this series.

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But muh calculus

Don’t want a tough academic experience?  At Georgia Tech, you can do that!

Killer re-branding, fellas.

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“I’m not a stats guy, I’d rather win the game.”

Reggie Ball, Tech Legend, has only one regret from his illustrious career.

There is only one regret for Ball when he looks back on his career, he was 0-4 against UGA.

“My only regret is not beating that mediocre fucking team from Athens,” he said.

He actually repeats that in the same interview.  Sounds like the perfect epitaph.

We still love you in Athens, Reggie.  Thanks for stopping to smell the roses.

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Your Daily Gator thinks Georgia is doomed.

Why?  Because the quarterback who went 3-0 against Florida (by a combined score of 102-41!) went in the fifth round of the NFL draft.

Screenshot_2020-04-27 Yahoo Article - Jake Fromm's Fall and What It Means for Georgia

It wouldn’t be a Swamp247 comment thread without at least one poster genuflecting in the direction of the Portal Master™.

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Now before you scoff, you might take note there is expert opinion backing them up.

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Fromm against Tech:  3-0, by a combined score of 135-35.

I’m beginning to think talent doesn’t mean what they think it means.

Funniest thing about all this is that these have been the same people insisting Georgia’s offense is due to decline in 2020 because Fromm left early for the NFL.

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“… a time when Georgia Tech was considered cool in Atlanta…”

About this, Andy Staples ($$) says, “To the uninitiated, it can seem like schtick.”

Geoff Collins popped up on the screen, drinking from a Waffle House cup and wearing a hat with Atlanta’s 404 area code printed in the iconic yellow blocks from the Waffle House sign. The Georgia Tech coach didn’t need the custom Welcome To Atlanta background that appears behind him on his Zoom calls to tell anyone where he lives. Since taking the job in December 2018, Collins has tried to make the Yellow Jackets and Atlanta synonymous.

He has done this for two reasons. First, branding is in Collins’ blood. Whether it was drawing Cans of Swag for recruits during his stint as Mississippi State’s defensive coordinator or dubbing third down the “Money Down” — with managers bounding up and down on the sidelines holding dollar signs — at his last three stops, Collins has always naturally tried to differentiate himself.

Staples says the reason Collins has been so relentless about branding is that he’s trying “to get everyone to stop associating Georgia Tech with the option.”

You know what?  Weirdly enough, I get that.

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