Spring Top 25: Gators No. 1, Tech 13, Dawgs 14

 

 

We did our RE (Ridiculously Early) Top 25 back in January, just hours after Florida had won the BCS national championship. Now we’re done with spring practice and June will be here before we know it. So let’s do our Spring Top 25, which should give us enough to argue about between now and two-a-days in August.

Last season’s record and the previously rank in our RE Top 25 are in parentheses. So who did I leave out that belongs on this list?

Have a good weekend. See you Monday.

 

1—Florida (13-1, 1): Tim Tebow is back. The entire defense is back. There are no apparent weaknesses on this team. The only real concern is an Oct. 10 trip to LSU.

2—Texas (12-1, 2): Colt McCoy and the Longhorns will be motivated after coming up one-point short of a shot at the national championship last season.  They meet Oklahoma in Dallas On Oct. 17 and travel to Oklahoma State on Oct. 31.

3—Oklahoma (12-2, 5): QB Sam Bradford, the Heisman Trophy winner, came back to school for another shot at the national championship.

4—Alabama (12-2, 4): Crimson Tide has to rebuild OL but defense should carry this team a long way.

5—Southern California (12-1, 3): QB Mark Sanchez left early and nine starters are gone on defense. So what? Trojans reload and win the Pac-10 again.

6—Virginia Tech (10-4, 8): The defending ACC champions came out of spring feeling good about defense, QB Tyrod Taylor.

7—Oklahoma State (9-4, 7): Georgia fans need to remember: QB Zac Robinson, RB Kendall Hunter, WR Dez Bryant. The Cowboys are very good.

8—Ohio State (10-3, 9):  RB Beanie Wells left but QB Terrelle Pryor returns with eight starters on defense.

9—LSU (8-5, 6): Tigers bounce back with John Chavis as new defensive coordinator and Jordan Jefferson at QB.

10—Ole Miss (9-4, 16): Not sure if I’m totally on the Ole Miss bandwagon yet because LT Michael Oher and DT Peria Jerry are gone. Rebels do have a very good QB in Jevan Snead and a good schedule.

11—Oregon (10-3, 18): Mike Bellotti stepped down as head coach but Chip Kelly was the genius behind that offense. Will challenge Southern Cal in Pac-10.

12—Penn State (11-2, 21): People are telling me that Joe Pa might win the Big Ten despite losing 14 starters. We’ll see.

13—Georgia Tech (9-4, 13): There are some big holes to fill on the defensive line, but Paul Johnson’s offense will be even better in year two.

14—Georgia (10-3, 15): Still concerned about the defense and the running back position. The Sept. 5 trip to Oklahoma State is scary.

15—Florida State (9-4, 12): If the Seminoles can find a couple of receivers they will win the ACC Atlantic.

16—North Carolina (8-5, 14): Tar Heels also need some wide receivers but the defense (19 INT last season) will be very good.

17—TCU (11-2, 17): The Horned Frogs lost seven starters from the nation’s No. 2 defense but these guys are always good under Gary Patterson.

18—Boise State (12-1, 24): Broncos return QB Kellen Moore but have a tough opener with Oregon.

19—Utah (13-0, 19): QB Brian Johnson is gone but nine starters on defense return.

20—Texas Tech (11-2, 20): QB Graham Harrell is gone but Mike Leach always finds another quarterback to plug into his offense.

21—Cincinnati (11-3, NR): Only one starter returns on defense but QB Tony Pike is back on offense. Bearcats are still good enough to repeat as Big East champs.

22—East Carolina (9-5, NR): Sixteen starters, including QB Patrick Pinkney, return from the C-USA champs.

23—California (9-4, 22): RB Jahvid Best is the nation’s leading returning rusher. Seven starters are back on defense.

24—Notre Dame (7-6, NR): I’m not convinced the Irish are that good but the schedule, other than Southern Cal on Oct. 17, is very manageable.

25—Kansas (8-5, NR): With quarterback Todd Reesing coming back, the Jayhawks will challenge Nebraska for the Big 12 North.

 

 

473 comments Add your comment

The Grinch

May 16th, 2009
10:09 am

To jack schitt

You’re definitely full of BS so I guess you’re living up to your name. Be careful, BS Patrol may find and arrest you. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

rainman

May 16th, 2009
10:09 am

Despite all the talk about Tech losing 3 players off the D-line, I firmly believe the overall defense will be better this year. Derrick Morgan will be picked higher by the NFL than the three that turned pro this year. Robert Hall and Jason Peters played alot last year and should be better. T.J. Barnes (6-7,353) looks ready to anchor the middle and I wouldn’t be suprised to see the true freshman J.C. Lanier (6-4,335) worked into the rotation. For depth at DT we still have Ben Anderson, Logan Walls, and Jason Hill. There is a long list of talented DE’s working to get their chance including: Anthony Eqbuniwe, Emanuael Dieke, Euclid Cummings, and Izaan Cross.

The main reason the defense will be better though is the talent and the depth at linebacker and in the secondary. Brad Jefferson, our best inside LB, was injured most of last season and will join Sedrick Griffin, Anthony Barnes, and Kyle Jackson – among others. I don’t know how all the DB’s are going to get adequate playing time. Headed by Morgan Burnett at safety, the list includes: Jerrard Tarrant (also injured last year), Dominique Reese, Mario Butler, Rashad Reid, Cooper Taylor, Deron Jasper, Mario Edwards, Cory Earls, etc..

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lakebuzz

May 16th, 2009
10:16 am

For all of those who say “everyone will figure out GT’s offense, by looking at LSU film” does NOT know football at all. EVERY team that Coach Paul Johnson has either been the OC or HC has made its biggest improvement from year one to year two. In several of these years he didn’t have the same QB and skill players in year two. This year he does.

In the LSU game GT had three turnovers, a botched fake punt attempt, gave up an onside kick and still managed only 10 less yards of total offense…..I would say it was GT’s defense last year and it will be GT’s defense this year that determines how well they do! (GT’s defense STUNK the second half of last season!!!!)

jcamp12

May 16th, 2009
10:43 am

You people who are saying Bama is ranked to high do not have a clue. The QB(McElroy) replacing JPW is a 4th year junior and is one of those “Texas Quarterbacks” who broke Chase Daniels records at the same HS. Also, the offensive line who lost two starters will be just fine. They have plenty of talent to fill those voids named D.J Fluker or Tyler Love. Oh, and my favorite, the defense returns nine starters and will be one of the best in the country. So, TB I like your rankings and can’t wait til football season.

Buckeye Dude

May 16th, 2009
11:02 am

You all are wrong, mark my words, THEE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES will be undefeated at season’s end and win the title game. Go pound yourselves SEC.

buzzfan1936

May 16th, 2009
11:04 am

Reminder for those who keep harping on Tech’s loss in the Peach Bowl [the name I prefer]: Tech beat Georgia; Georgia beat LSU; LSU beat Tech. Sounds like a wash to me.

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Tide rising

May 16th, 2009
11:23 am

Collijo,

In reference to the grade fixing at LSU once again that had nothing to do with Saban and obviously nothing became of it. No probation, nothing. As for Finebaum come on. The guy makes his living like anybody else in the media. He sensationalizes topics to get people talking. Its what he does. You acknowledge that its all rumor that Finebaum was talking about. Then you make a leap and state that it is a FACT that something is up in Tuscaloosa bases on these “rumors”. What???

Its fine if you think Bama is a 2-3 loss team this year. That’s your opinion and I’ve no problem with that. Then you state that what I need to remember is that in the early 2000s Bama was irrelevant and a middle of the pack team. Fair enough.

Now let me make you understand something. Bama was largley irrelevant in the early 2000s and was a middle of the pack team due to 5 years probation and the loss of 21 schollies which was the 2nd most devastating probation ever handed down. Even then we had 2 10 win seasons interspersed in there 2002, 2005 that you seem to conveniently forget.

What you need to remember is that in the 90s Bama was a national power and was 2nd only to Florida in the sec. The only thing that could keep us down was the probation of the 2000s.

Now that is over we are quickly right back to our accustomed position as the dominant team in the west and back to national relevancy. What you fail to understand is that barring playing with 21 fewer schollies Alabama will always be the dominant team in the west and an upper tier conference and national contender as well. That is a fact of life.

Tide rising

May 16th, 2009
11:31 am

jcamp12,

In regards to our offensive line issues there’s an interesting note that tells you how quickly we’ve built our depth on the O-line. It looks like former Juco all american James Carpenter is going to fill in comfortably at LT on the O-line. Assuming he can hold off the next Andre Smith when DJ Fluker 6′7, 350 lbs comes in the fall then Bama will have 2 former 5 star offensive tackle recruits who will be backups in Fluker and Tyler Love. Is there anybody else who has several former 5 star recruits who are backups? Or if Fluker is indeed the next Andre Smith he could take over the tackle spot and we could move James Carpenter inside to guard. That would be a truly mammoth O-line. The O-line also was able to move the ball effectively in late spring and in the A-day against the D that was the 3rd ranked D in the country last year. Bottom line is that our single ? is the O-line and we are looking pretty good there after all. Can’t wait till September!

0h bama

May 16th, 2009
11:37 am

i’m a homer,but the fact is, we,bama, will lose a couple of games. although we do have more of a div-II schedule. i hate that we don’t play anybody. LSwho is going to be very disappointed when their qb has that sophomore slump. ole missy, over-rated. auburn-irrelevant. ar-kansas, still no D. it’ll be fla-tex in the end..

BAMAPERRY

May 16th, 2009
11:55 am

It will be Bama vs. UF again in the SECCG, and probably will be for the foreseeable future.

Billy

May 16th, 2009
12:05 pm

Florida State at #15, huh? Well, you’re right Barnhart, if the ‘Noles can find a couple of WRs and keep everyone out of trouble, it could be a pretty good season.

lakebuzz

May 16th, 2009
12:49 pm

UGA using injuries as an excuse for losing to GT. VERY FUNNY. GT had its two starting senior OT’s miss this game (Gardner who was drafted by Miami, and SR. Brown. Another projected starter left the program early in the season (Dunman). Voss (center) and Claytor (RFR OT) both played with injuries. Josh Nesbitt had two sprained ankles. His quickness was probably 80% at best. On D we were missing two starting DB’s in Word-Daniels and Tarrant.

The difference in this game were UGA mistakes (Staffords pick six and Samuels KO fumble) and GT’s offensive execution.

CRY ME A RIVER on the injuries excuse!!!!

lakebuzz

May 16th, 2009
1:12 pm

Rainman – Tarrant wasn’t injured last year, he was guilty until proven innocent!! GT’s DB Group will be VERY GOOD!! If just one of our DT’s, Walls (3*), Anderson (2*), Peters (4*), Barnes (3*), Hill (2*), Lanier (4*) force a double team, our D will be VERY good because Derrick Morgan (1st round draft choice) will be doubled about every play. In terms of size we can go jumbo with Barnes and Lanier and be 30 to 40 lbs bigger than last year. On passing downs, Peters and Anderson are very quick and very strong and SHOULD be effective pass rushers. This will be more of a key to GT’s season than anything else. QB’s with time are much more effective than those without. It will be intersting to see if Womack has some more creative blitz packages with Cooper Taylor and his speed from the ‘Wolf’ position. Doesn’t need to go ‘tenuta’ extreme but creative blitz packages from the LB’s and DB’s could help in passing downs….

football fan

May 16th, 2009
1:36 pm

lakebuzz dont forget that GT was missing starting LB (Griffin) so the injury excuse is BS!!!!

Honestly and truly, i get tired of hearing about replacing the D-line is going hurt this team. Their backups would be starting for any other D1 school. If Robert Hall didnt severely break his leg in ‘07 he would have had the same type of production as Derrick Morgan the past season. And also the new DL has been in the program for 4yrs and has had significant playing time in big time games.
Tech ranking is bout right and UGA should be a few slots down probably around 18 or so. But i do see of both of these teams with 9 or more wins when they play each other in November. Go Tech

rainman

May 16th, 2009
1:46 pm

lakebuzz — yeah, I forgot Tarrant wasn’t injured — I’ve heard he has the most talent of any of our CB’s. Robert Hall is showing he can be pretty good at DE opposite Morgan. I too am looking forward to the wolf position (which I understand to be a hybird of safety and linebacker). Cooper Taylor will probably be #1, but when he was injured this spring, Mario Edwards and Anthony Barnes showed they could play the position also.

Kendawg

May 16th, 2009
2:20 pm

Your top three are pretty comfortable picks, but Ala at #4. Please. Not only is Andre Smith gone, but they have to find a new QB. I predict that Ala will lose to Ole Miss and LSU. I don’t know who they play in the East that could beat them, but Tenn will give them a good game. Also, Okla St will not wind up in seventh place. Not only will UGA beat them, Texas and Okla also will beat them. Notre Dame has one of the easiest schedules in the country and should wind up in the top 25, even though they will not be equal to anybody in the top 10 or top 15.

Kiffin Taunts The Gator!

May 16th, 2009
2:44 pm

Buzzfan1936

May 16th, 2009
3:58 pm

VirginiaDawg posted:

“Oh yeah, ACC football has been a joke for about five years now. I think The Jackets will own it soon enough.”

How to you explain the fact that the ACC has had more players drafted in the first three rounds than any other conference for several years now even though the ACC has only 11 schools vs. the SEC and Big 12 with 12 including such top 3 picks as Calvin Johnson, Matt Ryan, and Mario West?

K-Town Dawg

May 16th, 2009
3:58 pm

Tech fans are a riot.
I seem to remember winning plenty of football games before 24 & 7.
I also remember beating the gators EVERY year following their MNCs.

GT Rich

May 16th, 2009
4:01 pm

LSU beat GT because their D-line and LBs penetrated almost every play. We didn’t have a passing game to counteract it. There are not many teams that can bring that kind of pressure every down, certainly not UGA. The GT defense will be stronger at LB and in the secondary, but the new D-line can’t possibly make up for the loss of 3 seniors. Tech will do well in 09 because the offense will be running at a higher speed in year two (plus weak opponents help). GT’s Weaker D + better O = high scoring shoot outs. Cox = Tereshinksy, you can expect to see a UGA freshman step in by game 4….

Preston

May 16th, 2009
4:05 pm

Southern Cal and Ohio State are always overrated and GT will be exposed very early this season.

Preston

May 16th, 2009
4:08 pm

I agree GT Rich, Aaron Murray will be starting by mid season if UGA loses any early games. Sacrifice a season for the future.

Big Bee

May 16th, 2009
4:09 pm

JB, it is booked!!! How much and where do I pick up my money? Cash only please!!

74 Dawg

May 16th, 2009
4:30 pm

Preston

May 16th, 2009
4:43 pm

Fellow dawg fans, I didn’t mean to sound so pessimistic in my last post. I do have faith in Cox but if he does slip up Murray will be ready to start his college football carrer much earlier than most expect. It’s good to be a Georgia Bulldog!

Preston

May 16th, 2009
4:43 pm

Oops. I meant career.

Jeremy

May 16th, 2009
4:54 pm

Agree with a lot of this…there are quite a few question marks out there with a lot of these teams!!! One thing I will say is that I think you nailed Southern Cals spot because Mark Sanchez wasn’t exacty a veteran, and that defense will still be just as stout even though they lost all those studs! I think Georgia is a little high, and I really think Ole Miss is going to get hammered this year…Since when did you need a defense in the big 12 to be good? I think Georgia might be in a little bit of trouble having to deal with Ok State in Stillwater, especially when they are breaking in a new qb, and rb!

DawgManiac

May 16th, 2009
5:10 pm

Georgia will be a lot better than Tech, Oregon and Penn State. With an upset or two, the dawgs finish in the top 10. Tech will be back to mediocrity after that lsu blowout.

jltmilaftw

May 16th, 2009
5:36 pm

Would be safe to say that the biggest two regular season games will be the Florida-Alabama game and the Texas-Oklahoma games. Those two winners might meet for the national championship.

heeldawg

May 16th, 2009
5:39 pm

One game.

One win in eight years–a three-point one at that–and suddenly Tech fans are crawling out of the underbrush reeking of a whole decade’s worth of unwarranted hubris.

Trade school Junkie, you clearly know absolutely NOTHING about college football. Zero. Nada. Either that, or the junk that makes you a junkie is more hallucinogenic than LSD. Georgia had the most injury-plagued year of any college football team in my memory–a level of injury devastation that would have gutted most teams–and won 10 games (one more than Tech, mind you) and played in a New Year’s Day Bowl. Most of the players on that team–both the injured ones and the uninjured ones–return. A great recruiting class is coming in, as well. To predict a potential eight-loss season, which would be not only unprecedented in the Mark Richt era but also in the history of the last 40 years of Georgia football, is simply stupid wishful thinking on your part. Hope you don’t bet with that insight.

rss 3166, to say that “everyone’s jumping on the Ole Miss bandwagon” and that this “reeks of Georgia last year” is not exactly accurate. Georgia was picked by some to win the national title because of a plethora of returning talent (but the SEC Sportswriters picked Florida to win the SEC). Ole Miss is simply picked to be a good team–and they probably will be. They were last year, and they return a number of starters. People are picking Tech to be pretty good, too. Hardly comparable. And BTW, how did “that” all turn out? Again, Georgia went 10-3. Not a national title, but hardly a disaster. That was Georgia’s sixth 10-or-more-win season in the eight years Richt has been head coach. How many 10-win seasons has Tech had in the last couple of decades?

Yeah, that’s what I thought.

And as for george, North Avenue Dude, Rainman, etc., have your fun now. You’ve earned it. Y’all won a game and had a ring made about it. But if you think for a moment that Georgia has gone away, or that CPJ will simply win all of his remaining games against the Dawgs by default, you’re in for a big old heaping helping of disappointment. Coach Richt has always been adaptable, has always learned from his mistakes, and he understands the importance of the Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry. Don’t think for a minute that November 28 isn’t circled in red on his calendar.

Not one minute.

And all the talent in Athens didn’t just evaporate overnight. Sorry, guys, but Georgia’s got loads of it. And they are far, far better than you give them credit for.

One game. You’re basing your moronic commentary on the outcome of one very close game. So should we assume on that basis that North Carolina, who soundly beat Tech last season and returns 17 starters, will beat Tech by 50? Or that LSU, if they played Tech again, would beat Tech by 100?

You’re making assumptions that cannot be made on a rational basis. In fact, with Georgia returning about 25 players who have started at least one game, and with the Dawgs having much greater depth at virtually every position than the Jackets, you’re making assumptions that will bury you. What happens if a couple of Tech’s offensive linemen get hurt? Or, in the worst-case scenario, if Tech sustains a UGA-level injury hit next season?

I can tell you what would happen. And it ain’t pretty.

So talk while you can. But be careful–I’ll hold all of you accountable once the season starts.

OHSO

May 16th, 2009
7:00 pm

UGA is paying biggg bucks for a second tier program. Time for a CHANGE!!!!

Wes Stansbury

May 16th, 2009
7:03 pm

You get paid for this!?

JJ

May 16th, 2009
7:22 pm

OK….please tell me I’m not going to have to listen to 3 more months of people telling me “to worry about Oklahoma State.” Let’s get this straight….we all know OSU is a good team. They will be favored over UGA. This isn’t Boise State. We get it.

In other words, shut up about that Tony.

Everything else in the poll looks about right.

TechBuzz

May 16th, 2009
8:55 pm

Florida wins it all again, Tech finishes in the top 15, UGA makes it in at 25. Tech beats Georgia again, this time worse. Mark it down.

Heeldawg, you're asking for it AGAIN ....

May 16th, 2009
10:15 pm

Heeldawg, I’m going to rub your nose in it AGAIN in 2009 — Just like a I did in 2008!!!!!

YOU posted (long, and winded as you did above) last year after I posted with comments saying why Tech WOULD beat GA in ‘08, and why they will win MORE times vs. your beloved dogs under CPJ than they will lose. I was right and you were wrong, 1-0, and counting. And you will be wrong again in ‘09!!

You are a frigin’ joke to sit there and act like GA had sooooo many injuries while GT simply had very few if any. FACT for you Jack-Arse ….. GT had quite a few injuries of their own. Probably just as many people STARTED in games for GT as did for GA b/c of injuries. You make me laugh, you blow-hole!

I’ve got you “HEELDAWG” … and I’m going to make you choke on it again on 11/29/09!

From Heeldawg above …. “and with the Dawgs having much greater depth at virtually every position than the Jackets, you’re making assumptions that will bury you.”

Damn H-D, you’re good! Now what happened with all that talent in 2008 vs. GT???? What’s that? GA had sooooo many injuries!?! …. Kinda makes your MUCH GREATER depth point kinda ‘flimsy’… ESPECIALLY when matched-up against a SUPERIOR coach.

I’ll tell you again Mr. GENIOUS … PAUL JOHNSON KNOWS HOW TO WIN!!!!! Do a little research for yourself.

You & your beloved dogs will NEVER see the likes of a Chan Gailey prepaired squad while CPJ is roaming Tech’s sidelines. It’s not going to be fun for GA & their fans each year in late November, but hey, we GT fans can always be entertained by YOUR idiotic posts.

And just like I counter-pointed to you last year …. you said CPJ’s offense would fumble quite a bit; which they did. In fact, just like YOU said, they wound up near the bottom of the 119 D-1 schools in fumbles (I think GT somewhere around #110-114 in fumbles last season). Yet CPJ still managed to guide the team to 9 wins!! Now genious, what happens in 2009 when GT more than likely DRASTICALLY improves on it’s fumbles???

P.S. make sure you log in on 11/29/09.

Rich

May 16th, 2009
10:17 pm

Hey Dawg68 – we could tell you were a UGAg fan from your spelling alone. It is loses not looses as you called it: ‘Everybody knows defense wins or looses games’

Cuz

May 16th, 2009
10:28 pm

What flavor is that kool-aid you’re drinking TechBuzz? Mushroom?

Brett Shepherd

May 16th, 2009
10:30 pm

USC TROJANS ARE NEVER OVERRATED..HOWEVER THE SEC IS..CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO ME HOW WE LOSE TO OREGON STATE ON THE ROAD..ON A THURSDAY NIGHT, AND IT COSTS US A CHANCE TO PLAY FOR THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. YET 2 DAYS LATER, FLORIDA GETS BEAT BY A SORRY OLE MISS TEAM…AT HOME..AND THEY ARE THE CHAMPS? IT’S COOL…THE ROSE BOWL GAME IS THE BEST GAME ANYWAY. OH HOW I WISH MY TROJANS COULD SCHEDULE ALL SEC TEAMS..WE WOULD SHOW THE OTHER SEC TEAMS WHAT AUBURN AND ARKANSAS ALREADY KNOW..DONT MESS WITH THE BOYS FROM THE LAND OF TROY

OH AND I FIND THAT THE ONLY TEAM NOT OVERRATED WAS THE SORRY AZZ BULLDOGS..

Dumb Dog Fan

May 16th, 2009
10:32 pm

Come on Barnhart, everbody knows the dawgs should be ranked #1. What the crap are you thinking. We will slawter lsu and gators.
Siccem Dawgs, Woof woof!!

Something for ALL GT & Ga fans to consider.....

May 16th, 2009
10:33 pm

When it comes to offense in 2009, and based on what we all saw in the 2008 GT-GA game …… which teams has stands to improved MORE on offense between the two?

Let’s see, GA lost Stafford (career high in passing in the ‘08 game, 407yds 5tds), Massoquoi (career high, at least vs. GT, but probably in his career), and Knowshon (career high vs. GT), and yet GA still lost the game! How in the hell could that have happened?!!?

Now, GT lost…let’s see….hmmm……….NOBODY! That’s correct people, GT returns ALL 11 starters that beat a GA squad in which 3 stars had their CAREER games vs. GT if not in his ENTIRE GA career in the 2008 game. So it goes without saying that GT stands to improve on the offensive side of the ball waaaaaay more than GA.

Here’s the simple truth GA fans ……If GT is healthy going into the GA game in 2009, then the Jackets win again. This time without having to come from behind.

Cuz

May 16th, 2009
10:35 pm

Rich and Again, stay away from the brown acid. Oh and stay away from the towers during a thunderstorm.

We are stardust
We are golden
We are billion year old carbon
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.

Cuz

May 16th, 2009
10:37 pm

Something, Joe says pass the bong.

Cuz

May 16th, 2009
10:39 pm

Quincy said he wants a hit too. Dang mooch. Buy your own stuff dude, quit leeching.

Cuz

May 16th, 2009
10:51 pm

Tech that high school offense will only get you so far.

Heck it got you pretty good last year. Lets see if Coach Pajama’s can take you to the next level.

Your turn to say 45-42.

I heard from the girlfriend of a guy that knows a janitor that works at the Varsity, that he knows another janitor that cleans out the room next to the copier at the Tech Athletic Department, that the guy who is the janitor for the copy room said, at the Georgia-Georgia Tech game this year, Tech will retire the number 45 and 42 at halftime.

That is Awesome!

Billy Mays, legendary TV spokesman

May 16th, 2009
11:00 pm

Tired of getting your family jewels kicked up into your lower abdomen. You need some of Coach Johnson’s magic beans. Just a couple of beans and you will start thinking you can win the ACC, out recruit any other college in the state of Georgia, beat your in-state rival for the next hundred years and polish your hardwood floors in seconds. Yes Coach Johnson’s magic beans can do it all. And if you order before midnight tonight, we will throw in a 45-42 ring that still has the luster even after a tarnished Chic-fil-a bowl. Send $19.95 and your first born child to me care of Central State Hospital. Don’t delay, order today.

pensacola dawg

May 16th, 2009
11:24 pm

Playing tech at thier place is soooo scarey, 38000 OMG!

PTC Jacket

May 16th, 2009
11:24 pm

Cuz:
Are you serious? Looks like that pro-style offense with 4 to 5 star recruits works out great for UGA, except against the “high school offense” (recall Nov. 29th).

To all others that claim that Tech has a “high school stadium”:
Tech has about 17,000 students, and the stadium fits 55,000 people (if I’m correct. I’m not looking this stuff online, so I could be wrong). UGA has about 30,000 students, and what, 90,000 seats for the stadium? The ratio for both schools is close to 1:3, so actually, Tech’s stadium and UGA’s stadium proportionally are the “same size ratio” for it’s school. So much for that “high school stadium”, huh?

Diggity Dawg

May 17th, 2009
12:14 am

Did anyone else notice that Tony’s readers said that 24 of the teams in his top 25 were “overrated?” (The Dawgs, of course, are “underrated.”) Even a Tennessee fan can realize that math just doesn’t work, unless we think that South Carolina is a top 10 …… sorry, I couldn’t even finish that sentence as a joke.