Category Archives: Georgia Tech Football

If you can’t cut, you can’t play.

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.

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Death, taxes and…

… 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.

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“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.

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Beam me up, Scotty.

At $1,720, Georgia Tech has the fourth-lowest COA figure among all P5 schools, in large part because it doesn’t .

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.

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Rapper Rico Richie

One thing that’s gratifying about hosting this blog is the little tidbits that people send me now and then (h/t Tatum).  Like this story about former Georgia Tech stalwart Reuben Houston.

A former star defensive back who dealt with a drug case while playing for Georgia Tech is facing new charges.

Reuben Houston, who once starred in the gold and white of a Georgia Tech football uniform and now is an aspiring rapper, sat in a jailhouse hearing room wearing a Fulton County Jail inmate uniform.

Documents say Houston is charged with trafficking marijuana and also faces a pair of gun charges, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

When Houston appeared in court, the judge told him he is not authorized to set bond for his case.

Houston’s attorney, Manny Arora, says the studio where several pounds of marijuana were found had four other people in it. When asked exactly how much marijuana police found, Arora said, “The police say 11 pounds, but that’s with all the packaging on it. So once we actually get an actual weight I’m sure it will be a little bit less.”

That’s Chantastic.  After all, this isn’t Houston’s first rodeo.

You have to hope this doesn’t interfere with life after football for him.  He’s got so much going for him these days.

Entertainment lawyer Steve Sidman, who can boast a client list of multi-platinum artists across the musical spectrum, says Houston’s prospects as Rapper Rico Richie have just taken off.

“He has a single called ‘Poppin’ that is doing just that,” Sidman said. “My friend and client has enormous, almost limitless, prospects as a rapper.”

Well, of course.  Doesn’t everyone who matriculated at Georgia Tech?

By the way, it was good to see that the AJ-C was all over this story, wasn’t it?  Er… um… you mean the AJ-C wasn’t all over it?

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Georgia – Georgia Tech tickets are Chantastically priced.

That’s right, campers.  You can buy a three-pack including the Georgia game for a hundred bucks.  And considering you have a choice of tickets to the North Carolina, Pitt and Virginia Tech games which you can certainly resell on line to fill out the pack, you ought to be able to come out at the end with a Georgia ticket for a very reasonable price.

If they’re gonna play like Georgia is the home team, they might as well charge like it, too.

(h/t decatur dawg)

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“Yea that’s a lie get your facts right.”

My, the AJ-C headline writer for this piece sure took the mellow route.

I can just imagine the story that would be written if a former Georgia player called out the school for lying as he walked out the door.

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