Category Archives: Georgia Tech Football

The hanging curve ball that is Georgia Tech’s fan base

Seriously, this example of little brother-itis is so pathetic I’m honestly at a loss at where to start the snark.

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I mean, what Chantastic angle do I take here?  Mocking being a part of history?  (“Full attendance for a meaningless spring game, when you can’t be bothered to show up for real games in the fall?  This is Georgia Tech!  You can do that!”)  Urging Georgia fans to make the Tech team feel right at home by showing up to fill 40% of BDS like usual?  Checking the calendar to make sure there’s not a conflict with Dragon*Con?

I think I’ll settle for noting this: “What’s interesting is that the campaign appears to be totally organic — there has been no official acknowledgement or endorsement of it from any official GT Athletics social media account.”  So those closest to the program are the least deluded.  I guess that’s something.

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They recruit this state.

This is pretty amazing stat, when you think about it.

And yet somehow Georgia Tech can’t recruit its way out of a paper bag.  Chantastic.

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“It’s beneath us.”

In case you missed it, Georgia Tech finished last season 3-9 and missed a bowl game for the first time in almost two decades.  This post isn’t about the sense of entitlement that is embodied by the header.

It’s to note what the genius considers to be a big fix of the problem.

Johnson is trying to change the Jackets’ fortunes.

He fired special teams coach Ray Rychleski, and hired long-time college assistant Ron West to aid offensive line coach Mike Sewak.

The Jackets’ vaunted spread rushing attack, which finished in the top six nationally in each of Johnson’s first seven seasons, slipped dramatically last season. And Thomas often wound up running for his life in passing situations.

“I wanted to experiment with a special teams coach, and I like the old model better, so I wanted to get back to having two offensive line coaches,” Johnson explained. “I think it’s virtually impossible for one guy to coach five guys with what we do.”

Special team duties will be split among the entire coaching staff and coordinated by wingback coach Lamar Owens.

In other words, when it comes to special teams, he’s embracing his inner Mark Richt.  Talk about your “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” solutions…

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No guts, no glory.

StingTalk is a registered message board now?  Whatta bunch of wimps.

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Thursday morning buffet

Enjoy part of the culture at GTP with this morning’s servings.

  • Gus visits Art Briles.  Maybe he’s just a big fan of Baylor basketball.
  • The NCAA’s gonna NCAA.
  • A few tips from a team’s new coordinator on installing a new offense.
  • Georgia Tech’s recruiting is even more Chantastic than you thought.
  • With each passing day, the genius of Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott becomes ever more genius-ier.
  • Kirby really wants to hear from you about G-Day QBR, folks:  “Y’all email my secretary. She’ll send them to me. I’m sure there’s a lot in here smarter than me with quarterback play.”  Based on message boards and comment threads, I can vouch for that.
  • Those of you who think you’ve shared enough life experience to know how every twenty-year old college athlete should behave ought to see this.  (You really don’t, in other words.)  Not to mention it makes for a pretty jarring juxtaposition with this.

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Chantastic recruiting news

Jeez, if you think Georgia Tech’s 2016 class was a little underwhelming, get ready for 2017, when the Jackets deal with the aftermath of having only 13 seniors on this year’s team — including 10 in their fifth year of eligibility.

If Johnson has another disappointing season on the Flats and gets canned (and, no, that’s not a prediction), imagine how long it’ll take his successor, who presumably won’t run the triple option, to sort out Tech’s offensive personnel shortcomings.  Hoo, boy.

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“There’s a first time for everything.”

This From The Rumble Seat post about Georgia Tech’s recruitment of Demetris Robertson is about as classic an example of “so you’re saying there’s a chance” wistfulness as you’ll ever read.

Bonus points for “As for how georgia (sic) fits in to Robertson’s recruitment, it’s fairly unclear…”.  Yeah, the genius’ offense is clearly a better fit for Robertson’s skill set than any other in college football.

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