Baseball, heading toward home

The baseball team heads to Chattanooga tonight to take on Tennessee, assuming the weather improves. If you’ve never been to a game at the new ballpark there, it’s a beautiful place. And downtown Chattanooga is a fun place to hang out. Of course, the weather there is supposed to be as bad as it is here.

The game against the Vols is followed by this weekend’s important series against Florida State. The Seminoles are on top of the Atlantis Division (34-12, 18-7), and Tech is in second in the Coastal (31-11-1, 14-7-1).

Both teams are battling to for seeds in the pending conference tourney, as well as the right to host one of the regionals.

The Jackets and Georgia play on Tuesday at Turner Field, and then Tech goes back into the ACC with a regular season-ending series in Durham against Duke.

I brought this back to see if will generate any more discussion: Looking ahead to football, I was just perusing the ACC’s composite schedule and highlighting what I think will be the best games each week.

Post yours, and critique mine.

Sept. 5

Alabama at Va. Tech, Ga. Dome. Remember what the Tide did here last year against Clemson?

 

Sept. 10

Clemson at Ga. Tech. Witness the power of a fully operational spread-based option offense (assuming everyone’s healthy).

 

Sept. 17 and 19

Ga. Tech at Miami. Big test for both teams early in the season.

Nebraska at Va. Tech. Big Red vs. Big Maroon. A VT win could open some eyes around the nation in the beauty pageant that is the polls.

 

Sept. 26

UNC at Ga. Tech. Another in a tough three-game stretch for the Jackets.

 

Oct. 3

Oklahoma at Miami. This has the potential to get really ugly for the Canes.

 

Oct. 10

Ga. Tech at FSU. Paul Johnson must have done something to make the schedule-maker mad. (Just kidding, these things are done years in advance, for the most part).

 

Oct. 17

Virginia Tech at Ga. Tech. Read Oct. 10 entry.

 

Oct. 24

Boston College at Notre Dame. I’m sure the nation wouldn’t mind seeing the Eagles win.

 

Oct. 29

UNC at Virginia Tech. If the Hokies are still unbeaten, you’ll be able to hear the noise in Atlanta from Blacksburg and this Thursday night affair.

 

Nov. 7

FSU at Clemson. Dabo meet BoBo.

 

Nov. 14

FSU at Wake. The Deacons bring out the worst in the ‘Noles.

 

Nov. 21

Good weekend to rake leaves.

 

Nov. 28

Rivalry week. Too many good games to go into here. We’ll save that for another blog entry.

71 comments Add your comment

Doug Roberson

May 6th, 2009
10:15 am

Baseball has been rained out, apparently. The word just came out.

Pi$$onaDAWG

May 6th, 2009
12:46 pm

Get you asses in RCS for the noles games. Went to the Caravan last night and was relly impressed by our tennis coach. DRAD backed CPH all the way when question if Hewitt is on the hotseat. Thanks fans for coming out to show support.

old gold engineer

May 6th, 2009
1:16 pm

The mid-week game in a minor league stadium versus a big name out of conference opponent sounds like a fun idea. I wonder if GT could schedule a similar contest with Florida in Albany or with Auburn in Columbus. Time for the baseball team to get on a roll as they head into tournament play.

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 6th, 2009
1:35 pm

DRAD has his script down when it comes to Phewitt.

6 Letters over 5

May 6th, 2009
1:39 pm

The Noles must still be underwater in that division.

chad

May 6th, 2009
1:40 pm

Only one problem with Tech baseball, Danny Hall will find a way to choke the whole thing away. Don’t hate me, just seen this story too many times. Great regular season kissed good bye by a loss to an inferior team in the super regional. And yes last year really sucked!

old gold engineer

May 6th, 2009
2:06 pm

Unfortunately, chad is correct. I’m still optimistic that this will be the year that we break from that script, but it’s more difficult each year. I would like to see a strong showing the next couple of weeks.

chad

May 6th, 2009
2:13 pm

old gold i’m with you maybe this will be the year? I keep thinking that will happen. It just seems the bats go away and pitching fall asleep this time of the year.

snapshot

May 6th, 2009
2:32 pm

Every year Tech can not finish the task. Maybe this year?

GOTECH2

May 6th, 2009
2:38 pm

Good article. Something every day passes the time till the first game. Go Jackets!

Gwinnett Jacket

May 6th, 2009
3:47 pm

The opponents are determined long ago, but the dates of the ACC games were determined late last year and early this year. Would have loved to have it broken up a bit.

That said, it is going to be just as tough or tougher on Clemson, Miami, UNC, FSU, and Vippy Sue as it is on us. Hopefully, we will have a Coastal title wrapped up in the first half of the year. Give’em Hell, Tech!

GT

May 6th, 2009
4:54 pm

I am not as great a believer in OK as some. They were losing with Peterson just two years ago and now they are world beaters. They are not Southern Cal or even Alabama or LSU. I would be real surprised if it gets ugly and not surprised if Miami without Nix beats them, and not because Miami is that good but more because OK is not that good and traveling and a favorite that doesn’t deserve the attention.

Saint Simons

May 6th, 2009
6:24 pm

45-42!!!!! hahahahahahaahahhahahahahahahaa

Gravy Train

May 6th, 2009
7:44 pm

The Academic Myth has been exposed once again! Still want to brag and chest bump while your players can’t even cut it in remedial classes? Yes you’ve got a row of “Greek” geeks that type tough on blogs, but how many of them will be in the stands? Thank you for making sure the Dawgs never forget the miracle bestowed on you last year. Every day, the same score posted on blogs as if you fear or know it will never happen again. The honeymoon for CPJ has just about run it’s course.

keep laughing, Saint Simons

May 6th, 2009
8:43 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..I agree St. Simons. Read this:

The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team failed to meet the NCAA minimum score for academic progress, college athletics’ governing body said Wednesday. The NCAA said the Yellow Jackets would be penalized with the loss of two basketball scholarships.

The Tech men’s basketball team was the only sports squad at Tech or Georgia to fail to meet or exceed the minimum score on the NCAA’s annual report of how students are performing academically.

Georgia had the best academic showing among SEC teams in football, seven points ahead of runner-up Vanderbilt. Georgia tied with Penn State for the best among the nation’s top 25 teams as ranked in last season’s final polls.

SUPERIOR ACADEMIC STUDENT ATHLETES AT TECH MY ARSE!!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Biff Pocoroba

May 6th, 2009
9:12 pm

Danny Hall always builds his team around the long ball. Once we get to the post season and start facing better pitching, the team stops hitting. Danny’s teams have never been good at the basic fundementals and can’t bunt or manufacture runs when they aren’t hitting homers. Our weekend pitching hasn’t looked good the past two weeks other than Friday so I don’t expect us to make the super regionals this year. There is a reason that Texas A&M is the only team that has looked at Danny in the last 15 years.

Keep Laughing, Don't Make Fun

May 6th, 2009
9:16 pm

Keep Laughing, it’s not nice to make fun of other people, especially those that are dumb as a bag of rocks…

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 7th, 2009
12:43 am

This roll over contract that Hewitt has is really bringing down our basketball program. Sure, we have Favors coming in, but what happens when Favors leaves (presumably after one year)?.

Sure, if the only criterion for a basketball coach was his looks, then Hewitt would obviously be the best coach in the country. As it stands, looks are not part of the equation, thus it comes down to Xs and 0s, which Phewitt obviously lacks.

DWB

May 7th, 2009
7:26 am

Oh well. Another Tech myth shattered. “Smart” tech athletes? LMAO!

Ed-Covington

May 7th, 2009
7:37 am

Dear Dawgs;
Enough with the NCAA “academic progress” remarks; as discussed in depth on several occassions over the past few years, this “grade” is significantly effected by scholarship athletes leaving early for the pros. The Tech BBall program was hurt by the departure of two freshmen for the NBA two years ago. Of course, Dawg BBall players leaving early, or even late, for the NBA has not been a concern for many years now.

Alabama Jack

May 7th, 2009
7:52 am

dawg fans suck

Alabama Jack

May 7th, 2009
7:56 am

I was went to Athens to play ball and major in elementray recretaional speech comunictaion therapy and stuff like that. Also larned mtah like how many poinst for a three pint goal, and what number of quarters in a baseball game. Now I are a UGA grad sinz I didnt makw it tlo them pros, ion spite of Coach Harvick. You want fries with that?

Brewer

May 7th, 2009
8:12 am

I’m not worried about the academic progress thing. Comes from too many ‘One and Dones’. Maybe GT should look to UGA as the model for educating student athletes. We could have the athletes major in UGA classics like Sports Management, Exercise, Intro to Business (a.k.a. how to count change when the computer goes out), Housing, Lawn Care Technology and Used Automobile Sale. Arp Arp Arp!

Also, please keep Willie Martinez for 5 more years. It’s only fair. We gave you Chan for 6 years, you owe us.

keep laughing, Saint Simons

May 7th, 2009
8:26 am

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..come on, Saint Simons, join in ………HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Hey Brewer, please don’t tell me you’re one of those snobs who will try to convince everyone that the yellow jacket bb players are all majoring in engineering. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH……this only gets better… By the way, Favors will be another one and done.

To alabama jack. A bama fan making jokes about people being dumb? Alabama? Seriously? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..you guys are killing me.

keep laughing, Saint Simons

May 7th, 2009
8:34 am

Alabama jack – your mastery of grammar would indicate you are one of the tutors for the yellow jacket athletes. Someone from bama making jokes about someone elses intelligence? Alabama? Really? HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

By the way, Harrick left over 5 years ago. Perhaps I should start taking digs at George O’Leary. Alabama? Really? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Maddog

May 7th, 2009
8:41 am

Brewer – sadly we’ve had Martinez the entire time CMR has been in Athens. That being the case, he’s been around longer than was Gailey so I guess you owe US something. LOL!! Tell you what, we’ll keep Martinez if you guys can somehow find a way to get Reggie Ball to be your QB again:) Guess we all have our wish list, right?

Voice of Reason

May 7th, 2009
8:56 am

WOW. So our UGA athletes earn passing grades in Remedial Education.

Folks, let’s just take a quick glance at some incovenient facts over in Athens. Just look for yourself at all of the useless “joke” majors offered (at taxpayers expense)at UGA: http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/Bulletin_Files/discipline_listing.html
which include(no kidding): Recreation and Leisure Studies, Womens Studies, Fashion Merchandising, Art History…and the list goes on and on and on.
Any of one the so-called “degrees” isn’t worth the toilet paper it’s printed on.

UGA getting passing grades comes as NO SURPRISE here, not when these are the majors being offered to the athletes.

Jan Kemp was right. UGA isnt a university with an athletics program. It’s a big sports club with classrooms, and make-believe majors.

keep laughing, Saint Simons

May 7th, 2009
9:01 am

HAHAHAHAHAHA….where are you Saint Simons…..HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

So, Voice of Reason, got it all figured out huh? speaking of worthless degrees, how many yellow jacket “afletes” actually earn their “management” degree? HAHAHAHAHAHA! We all know it’s the crip major at your school, but again, just how many degrees are bestowed on your supposed intellectually superior student athletes? Just what I thought. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! You guys are hilarious. You’ll keep repeating the same mantra even when the gig is up. Keep ‘em coming!

reason

May 7th, 2009
9:04 am

vor: a liiiiiittle over the top there. I dont see value any many of those programs. I am suprised the state regents stats show 65% female and 35% male undergraduate enrollment in athens. that surprises me a lot. why so lop-sided?

RetLTC

May 7th, 2009
9:18 am

Anybody that thinks in their wildest dreams that GT doesn’t have a “dummy” track for athletes just may be as dumb as let’s say, Joe Burns, Reggie Ball, or (LMAO) Stephon Marbury. Fact: In George O’Leary’s last year as HC only 3…THREE Tech footballers were enrolled in the School of Engineering. Compare that with UGA athletes, that become Rhodes Scholars, MDs, Lawyers, successful business owners, etc. Compare a list of former UGA athletes and GT athletes on any who’s who list and see who comes out on top. And then there’s Michael Johnson’s Wonderlick test score at the NFL combine. Want to compare it to Matthew Stafford’s?

gte268p

May 7th, 2009
9:19 am

I don’t mind it at all when our “crip major”, Management, is as highly ranked as it is. In fact, it is ranked ahead of Georgia State’s school which is ranked agead of UGAs!

Laugh about that, I know I am!

http://somweb.utdallas.edu/top100Ranking/searchRanking.php?t=w

gte268p

May 7th, 2009
9:21 am

and seriously, you want to boast about the joke of a test that is the wonderlick? Wow.

RetLTC

May 7th, 2009
9:23 am

And then there is the matter of the biggest academic fraud case in ACC history. What was that all about? Keeping them in non-degree progression crip courses until the NCAA finally catches on to the scam. And before you even say it, yes we all know it was just an “oversight” issue. (7 years worth) But when you spin it that way it just means that the rest of the athletic department is dumber than a box of rocks too.

RetLTC

May 7th, 2009
9:27 am

So what are you saying, gte268p? That MJ was too stupid to do well on something you classify as a “joke of a test”? Brilliant arguement gte268p. I guess he’d ace a real one huh? Brilliant arguement you just put forth there. LMAO! ROFL! Typical mite logic.

DWB

May 7th, 2009
9:31 am

Good point gte268b! That “management” degree insures that you nerds can “manage” to find your little cubicles everyday. Hopefully without the aid of a GPS device. Now back to work. You’re falling behind on your CADS quota.

Voice of Reason

May 7th, 2009
9:33 am

Well folks, here it is….THE MOST DAMNING PROOF OF ALL…for all UGA fans and GT fans. UGA ranked #1 on the list, and GT ranked dead-last on the list. ROTFLMAO. Read it, if you dare, mutts.

http://www.indystar.com/assets/pdf/BG11724397.PDF

Facts are just so damn inconvenient.

yellowblood

May 7th, 2009
9:42 am

The acdemic record of our SA’s is awful and needs to be corrected. The average student keeps a high GPA while attending multiple
Tickle Piles, why can’t the athletes.

RetLTC

May 7th, 2009
9:43 am

Oops. I just read VoR’s link.

I’ll stop posting now.

Dawg Fans - Why aren't you this angry when I see you in person???

May 7th, 2009
9:57 am

So it seems a lot of these Dawg fans on this blog day in and day out sure are TOUGH ON A BLOG! Sh*t my grandma could be tough on a blog. Thing is I’ve never seen a single one of them talk the kinda trash they do in here to me or any tech fan in public. If you hate us so much then don’t just hate behind your computer. Come bring your hatred and trash talking downtown this November. I was in Athens last year for TECH/UGA and was waiting to hear someone say anything like the terrible things that are said in here. Not surprisingly every Dawg fan was polite and kind. Pretty boring and kind of a let down to tell you the truth. Instead it was more like…”Great Game!”….and…”Man, that Paul Johnson can coach”. Where’s the fire (in person) Dawg fans. I see it on the blogs…but I wanna see it in real life. Something tells me you’re all quiet in your red in black till you get home after the game… and then it’s back on mom’s computer for some more douchebagery…

I love the anger and passion for each team on this blog….but I’d rather see it in the stadium. When my section sees you idiots at OUR home games in red in black we scream/cuss and give y’all hell….Why not come back at us with something? Anything? Don’t just walk away…YOU ARE TOUGH ON A BLOG…BE TOUGH IN REAL LIFE!

Brewer

May 7th, 2009
10:05 am

VOR: Thanks for the link. I forgot about “Turfgrass Management”. I didn’t see Pre-Business on there, but I saw it listed as a major during the ‘Bama game last year along with Housing. What is Housing?

Ha! Old Reggie… I don’t know that I can blame Reggie so much. I blame Chan for putting his dumb butt out there game after game. Reggie might have done well with the new system. I think he was pretty quick on his feet, so he might have been a decent option QB instead of the horrible pro-style QB that Chan made him into. He did fumble a lot and I have a feeling that he thinks too slow to make the correct reads. Again, Chan’s fault for putting him out there.

I don’t know that it’s fair to blame Martinez for UGA’s defensive backs not being able to tackle but it was obviously what cost them the GT-UGA game last year. GT was in a rebuilding/transforming year with a weak Offensive Line and so-so pass defense. That offensive line was so weak that I’d rather have CPJ’s GSU line than the one that played for GT last year. But all GT had to do was get into the secondary and it was TD time thanks to all the blown tackles. I think part of the defensive backs problem was that they were used to getting away with going for ESPN-Highlights hits instead of solid tackles. That worked on Chan’s players, it will not work on CPJ’s. A CB or S will bounce off Jon Dwyer like a BB off a battle tank. Also, being mindlessly aggressive on defense is the worst thing you can do against an option offense.

Dawg Fans - Still haven't answered my question....

May 7th, 2009
10:13 am

So it seems a lot of these Dawg fans on this blog day in and day out sure are TOUGH ON A BLOG! Sh*t my grandma could be tough on a blog. Thing is I’ve never seen a single one of them talk the kinda trash they do in here to me or any tech fan in public. If you hate us so much then don’t just hate behind your computer. Come bring your hatred and trash talking downtown this November. I was in Athens last year for TECH/UGA and was waiting to hear someone say anything like the terrible things that are said in here. Not surprisingly every Dawg fan was polite and kind. Pretty boring and kind of a let down to tell you the truth. Instead it was more like…”Great Game!”….and…”Man, that Paul Johnson can coach”. Where’s the fire (in person) Dawg fans. I see it on the blogs…but I wanna see it in real life. Something tells me you’re all quiet in your red in black till you get home after the game… and then it’s back on mom’s computer for some more douchebagery…

I love the anger and passion for each team on this blog….but I’d rather see it in the stadium. When my section sees you idiots at OUR home games in red in black we scream/cuss and give y’all hell….Why not come back at us with something? Anything? Don’t just walk away…YOU ARE TOUGH ON A BLOG…BE TOUGH IN REAL LIFE!

Jaded Jacket

May 7th, 2009
10:22 am

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m finding it difficult to get into these blogs written by Doug Roberson (a UGA graduate). Thus far the articles have been shallow and uninteresting. Doug, you should have never disclosed your ties to UGA. I’m having a hard time getting past it!

AlabamaJack

May 7th, 2009
10:30 am

A message to dawg fans. Some of us who graduated from Georgia Tech are not originally from Georgia nor do we currently live in Georgia. I know this is a difficult concept for most of you who have never married outside the family, nor adventured outside Clarke County, but there is a real world out there. BTW, we appreciate all the money you dawg fans spent driving your RV’s through Alabama on the road trip to Hawaii.

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 7th, 2009
10:42 am

Which one of you fleabags is so consumed by me that you post under my name in the middle of the night? CRREEEPPPYYYY!!!!

Hmmm, does Phewitt take the sting out of 45-42 beatdown in your house with the number one pick in the NFL draft?

…just wondering

Echo Echo

May 7th, 2009
10:48 am

Wow, fleabags sure silent after VOR posted that link.

Dammmnn !!!!

Maddog

May 7th, 2009
11:43 am

Voice of Reason – I looked at the line you provided and a few things stood out.

(1) UGA’s numbers were from 5 years earlier than GT’s. Since both are part of the university system of Georgia I’m not sure why the discrepancy in the reporting period. Also, the dates posted for UGA were pre-Mark Richt. I’m not saying things have improved greatly because the data for UGA is so old, but the report preceded his tenure at UGA.

(2) The bar has been raised at UGA so the minimum acceptance standards for incoming freshman is much higher than in the past. I have a neighbor whose daughter scored a 1200 on the SAT and had a 3.6 high school GPA and she didn’t get in last fall. I don’t know where the actual cutoff point is now, but it’s obviously higher than in the past.

(3) Not trying to fire you up here, but CPJ has stated (and the AJC has reported) that GT will begin competing head to head with UGA for in state recruits. If that’s the case, and using your logic behind the validity of the link you attached, then your special admissions will obviously go up.

Just food for thought.

Voice of Reason

May 7th, 2009
11:52 am

Where you at Mutts?!? You guys remind me of Spencer, from “The Hills.” I feel like Tech fans are like Justin Bobby, but UGAY fans are much more like Spencer in my opinion. Thoughts?

Maddog

May 7th, 2009
11:55 am

Sorry, Voice, I’ve never seen “The Hills”. I don’t watch much TV.

Dawg Fans - Still haven't answered my question....

May 7th, 2009
12:00 pm

Why so tough on the blogs but not in person?

Maddog

May 7th, 2009
12:04 pm

gte268p – the link you provided doesn’t prove much, in my humble opinion. These rankings are based on the number of research articles contributed. I’ve seen rankings based on many things, but none offer a thorough understanding of what each college has to offer. Rankings are a lot like statistics – they can be twisted to support virtually any position.