Category Archives: Georgia Tech Football

A different kind of envy and jealousy

You know what Paul Johnson’s dream job is?  Kirby Smart’s.

The new dynamic, of course, for Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is that for the first time in his nine seasons with the Yellow Jackets, the Georgia coach on the other sideline will be Kirby Smart. Johnson isn’t sure what that could mean for the rivalry.

“I have no idea, we’ll see,” Johnson said. “I’ll have a better idea in a couple of years I guess. They’re always going to have good players. The place recruits itself. That’s not going to change for sure. It will be interesting to see how they do. It would be hard to say until we watch them play.”

“The place recruits itself.”  Could there be anything more Chantastic for the genius?

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Evil Richt hasn’t made the transition to Coral Gables yet.

‘Cause if he had, you know Evil Richt would have made mention of playing Georgia Tech on Mark Richt Field at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

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Bravado from the Flats

Big talk from a coach whose team is coming off a 3-8 season.

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Georgia Tech’s recruiting is…

even more Chantastic than ever.

Worry about …

Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets entered June with one 2017 commit; they now have six, but two of them are kickers. Their highest-ranked commit is cornerback Jaytlin Askew from McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.), who is No. 506 in the 247Sports Composite rankings.

“Georgia Tech has been pretty disappointing,” Huffman said. “They have different academic requirement so it might be tougher for them, but you’re in the state of Georgia, and there’s no reason to have so few commits. And it’s not like Georgia Tech has been in a downward spiral. Two years ago, they were in a playoff bowl. Given where they are located, it’s surprising to see where recruiting is.”

Remember my asking this morning if it’s preferable to have an elite recruiter or an elite tactician as your head coach?  Georgia versus Georgia Tech is beginning to look like a controlled experiment on that point.

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The year of living vicariously

There is so much WTF in this one short tweet, I hardly know where to begin.

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On the Flats, a coach’s best friend

… is an operating deficit.

New basketball coach Josh Pastner and his staff, repairs to Bobby Dodd Stadium and slow ticket sales are expected to drop Georgia Tech’s athletic department into a $2.4 million deficit for the upcoming fiscal year. Athletic director Mike Bobinski sees it as a one-year aberration, though, and is confident for improved financial standing in years to follow.

The projection was given Thursday at the Georgia Tech Athletic Association’s board of trustees meeting by Marvin Lewis, associate athletic director for finance and administration.

Ticket revenues are projected to dip $2.2 million from this past year’s totals, to $12.052 million, on expectations of slower sales for football (after a 3-9 season) and basketball (following a coaching change and low expectations for the 2016-17 season)…

Ain’t nobody getting canned this season.

Best of all, Dawgnation, we’re doing our part to help.

Chantastic!

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The genius of courage

Georgia Tech’s AD is on a mission.

The sense that Georgia Tech’s teams can be winning more — athletic director Mike Bobinski thinks it, too.

“On an across-the-board performance level, I don’t know that we’re where we would like to be in anything at this point in time, or where I think we’re capable of,” he said.

He didn’t name teams, but finding examples isn’t difficult. Of the school’s two most prominent teams, one experienced its worst season since 1994 (football) and Bobinski replaced the coach in the other (men’s basketball). To address that and other challenges, Bobinski has led a project that was presented to the athletic-department staff Tuesday…

Bobinski said he saw the need for a comprehensive statement of mission, core values and goals…

Luckily for Bobinski, Paul Johnson’s already on the whole mission, core values and goals mother.

On how often Georgia Tech should play Georgia Southern: “Once about every 30 years.”

That’s so Chantastic.

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