Category Archives: Georgia Tech Football

Stinger zinger

Not sure whom this is a bigger ouch for:

Let’s split the baby and just say the ACC.


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Damn, Dabo. I don’t think I would’ve said that.

Folks, I have been to the Great Wall of China. I have seen the Pyramids of Egypt. I’ve even witnessed a grown man satisfy a camel. But never in all my years as a blogger have I witnessed something as improbable, as impossible, as what we’ve witnessed here.

Admitting that you were outcoached by Geoff Collins is not a good look, dude.


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Hall of Fame material

One more thing from that Wolken piece.  He wrote this about Georgia:

Georgia has looked very good, but its 10-3 win over Clemson from the season opener doesn’t look quite as impressive now as it did then.

Leave it to Coach 404 to have his greatest coaching success in three seasons at Georgia Tech turn out to be getting a Georgia win dawgraded.


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One step away from the dreaded vote of confidence


“Obviously, going from the Paul Johnson system to any other system, we knew was going to take time,” Stansbury said. “But I get it. I understand why people are frustrated. I guarantee you there’s nobody more frustrated than Geoff Collins, his staff and the young men that were out there on Saturday.”


The sphincter, she is tightening.


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“It’s a horrible feeling, keeping it real…”

What’s that, man?

Collins is 6-16 in his third season in Atlanta. The Yellow Jackets, who play FCS state rival Kennesaw State on Saturday, have lost six of seven since a 2-2 start to the 2020 season. The latest loss was especially damaging to hopes the 2021 season could provide signs Collins can build a winning team.

Among low points in Collins’ three seasons, perhaps only a loss to The Citadel in his 2019 debut season compares with last Saturday’s 22-21 loss to Northern Illinois. Georgia Tech was favored by 18 1/2 points.

The visit from Kennesaw State was expected to generate momentum for Georgia Tech’s Atlantic Coast Conference opener at No. 6 Clemson on Sept. 18. Now, with new questions at quarterback, no one dares to look past Kennesaw State…

Yeah, that’s definitely keeping it real.

Speaking of keeping it real, as much as I would enjoy back to back upsets, there’s a part of me that would love to hear Coach 404’s fake optimism if Tech narrowly scrapes out a win against the Owls.


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“I thought it was going to be a very tightly contested ballgame.”

Northern Illinois went 0-6 last season and was a big underdog to Georgia Tech.  So what was the secret to its success last Saturday?

“After the first couple drives, I said, ‘Let’s get in ‘22’ and see who’s the tougher team,’ ” Hammock said Saturday night following the Huskies’ 22-21 upset win over the Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium. “We wanted to be physical and get after them and keep our defense off the field.”

In other words, to paraphrase Pat Dye, Tech wasn’t man enough to handle Northern Illinois.


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Today, in I read it on the Internet, so it must be true

I appreciate the number of emails I received from you guys about Georgia Tech’s embarrassing loss to NIU and the reaction to that over at Stingtalk.  Rather than highlight any individual anger or wrist-slitting going on over there, I’ll just point out that things are so bad, there isn’t a single mention of UGA on the front page of the board right now.  Given the way some of them obsess over the Dawgs, good or bad, that ought to tell you how well Coach 404 is going over with the fan base today.

However, if you’re looking for some comedic relief, I can safely recommend TigerNetHere’s one brief example that had me chuckling.


Filed under Clemson: Auburn With A Lake, Georgia Tech Football

We’re at Georgia Tech! We can’t do that!

Say what you will, the man ain’t that dumb.

While the alliance announced this week between the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 has few if any certainties as far as what the partnership will look like, Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury assured that it won’t affect a most significant aspect of the Yellow Jackets’ existence – its annual game with Georgia.

“They’ll definitely stay part of the football schedule, of course,” Stansbury said on an appearance on 680 the Fan Thursday.

Stansbury was speaking more broadly about the four ACC schools with in-state rivalry games with SEC schools – besides Tech, Clemson (South Carolina), Florida State (Florida) and Louisville (Kentucky). Part of the alliance’s plans include interconference scheduling.

“Those in-state rivalries, for the four of us that have them, are just too important to our states and our programs,” Stansbury said. “This definitely won’t affect those in any way.”

Translation:  I’ll believe the Alliance delivers better scheduling when I see it.  In the meantime, a bird in the hand, and all that.


Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football

Georgia Tech, just a whiteboard away

Shot ($$).


Leave the bottle on the bar.

When he was 10 years old, Stansbury and his family were vacationing in Daytona Beach, Fla., in the spring. Several Georgia Tech football players happened to be staying in the same hotel. There, in the lobby and by the pool, young Todd Stansbury was mesmerized by these college football players, especially quarterback Scott Zolke.

“He could do some amazing things with beer cans off his forehead,” Stansbury recalled a few years ago. “I said when I grow up, I want to just be just like those guys.”

Really, it’s amazing Georgia Tech football isn’t more successful.


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Calculate this, nerds.

This one goes out to the folks at Stingtalk who specialize in churning stats every year to come up with some convoluted way to prove it’s the season that Tech stands on even footing with Georgia:

I’d say Coach Waffle House has his work cut out for him.


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