Category Archives: Georgia Tech Football

Culture clash

As we all know, it’s a big weekend in Atlanta for Georgia football.

Just remember, if you’re a Georgia Tech fan, it’s a big weekend in Atlanta for you, too.

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Sunday morning buffet

Relax.  Have a few.

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Tl;dr

An alert reader brought this one to my attention:  over at From The Rumble Seat, a blogger decided it would be an enlightening exercise to devote more than 2,500 words to the idea there’s something amiss with Georgia Tech’s recruiting that doesn’t involve the coaches.

I’ll leave you to guess what that is, if you’re so inclined.

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A program’s gotta know its limitations.

It must have killed Mark Bradley to type this.

As AD, Bobinski went through several publicists — Wayne Hogan was pushed aside after one year, Dean Buchan after two — but it was uncertain whether subsequent hires ever yielded whatever it was Bobinski wanted. Because what Bobinski wanted wasn’t exactly clear. He spoke grandly of his vision for Tech athletics, but he said pretty much what every AD — save Dave Braine — had said: That the Jackets were striving only for the best.

In the cold light of hindsight, the unloved Braine stands revealed as a teller of truths. He famously averred that, at least for Tech football, inherent impediments existed that would keep the Jackets from achieving lasting greatness. More than a decade later, his evaluation has been revealed as truth. Tech has had some superb seasons, followed immediately by seasons rather less superb.

Say what?  I thought the Jackets were on the fast track to greatness after the Great Win of 2008.  Derailments can be a bitch, man.

Then again, I guess you could say Bradley is arguing that Paul Johnson hasn’t failed Georgia Tech.  Tech has failed the genius.

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At Georgia Tech, an arms race with no arms

Paul Johnson is feeling unloved these days.  He wants more than Georgia Tech is prepared to give.

“We are way behind and there is no question about it,” Johnson said. “I would like to see (new) facilities and whatever. If you look at the other schools we are behind in most every aspect from facilities to staff to salaries or whatever.”

On Saturday at a press conference, Yellow Jacket athletic director Mike Bobinski said he feels like the football program is fully funded and there have been no requests for new facilities or additional staff. Johnson refuted that notion.

“We had a plan for a locker room and a locker room would be great. We had several meetings and they drew it up and it would be big for the program,” Johnson said. “It is about recruiting when kids walk in that is their impression (of the school). It is like you guys know it is an arms race. If you are not building you are falling farther and farther behind.”

So, all it takes to make Tech a recruiting powerhouse are a few shiny distractions?  If the locker rooms are nice enough, maybe the genius figures the kids won’t even need to talk with him before committing.  He really is jonesing for a place that recruits itself, isn’t he?  Although it would be a shame for recruits not to get a sense of his real warmth before signing day…

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UPDATE:  It sounds like Paul Johnson won’t have Mike Bobinski to kick around much longer.

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UPDATE #2:  An alert reader reminded me of Paul Johnson in happier times.

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Pete Fiutak, I like the cut of your jib.

His projection of Georgia Tech’s season has the Jackets blazing out to a 4-0 start, including an upset of Clemson… and then finishing the rest of the regular season 3-5, topped by a loss to Georgia.

It’s hard to imagine a scenario that would be more crushing to the folks on StingTalk. But at least they could talk about starting a new bowl game appearance streak.

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It’s just a passer rating, dog.

Man, this may be the harshest thing Marc Weiszer has ever written about Matthew Stafford’s Georgia career:

Georgia’s Matthew Stafford in 2006 ranked 86th in the nation in passing efficiency with seven touchdowns and 13 interceptions. One spot behind him was Georgia Tech’s Reggie Ball.

Talk about your measure of greatness.

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