Every great college football team has THAT GUY. The leader. The guy who rallies his teammates when they aren’t focused. Who keeps them in line when they get too high, or picks them up when they are too low.
Tim Tebow’s “something good will come from this” speech leaps to mind after last year’s loss to Ole Miss at The Swamp propelled the Gators to a national title.
Who is going to be that guy for Georgia Tech? Who is going to be the guy who brings that killer instinct that coach Paul Johnson wants to see? Darryl Richard filled that role last year.
During the summer, during a story I was reporting on about leadership, many of the players said that they though anybody could step up and be THAT GUY.
Now may be the time.
Borrowing from an email from a former esteemed colleague of mine, who are you going to take in the ACC-CAA challenge?
Virginia, and embattled and embittered (but not embiggened) coach Al Groh found out that the CAA’s reputation as one of the toughest I-AA leagues in the country is well-deserved after William and Mary, or Bill and Trixie as they are known to their friends, dumped the Cavs on their butt on Saturday. Oh, and Duke got flattened by Richmond, another CAA stalwart.
That’s not the only lump the ACC took.
Maryland got squashed by Cal, Virginia Tech by Alabama (check the stat line, it was worse than the final score), N.C. State was nipped by South Carolina, Wake by Baylor.
Not what commissioner John Swofford wants to see as negotiations are ongoing for the new TV deal.