Which FSU team will show up on Saturday

I don’t know if you’ve been following the turmoil in Tallahassee, but wow!
So the question a Tech fan must ask him or herself is this: Will the Jackets play a Seminoles team that’s so distracted players will be wearing their right shoes on their left foot, or will it be a very aggravated and focused team that will try to prove to everyone that their coach is still good.
In reality, FSU is three plays from being 5-0, instead of 2-3.
What would the noise be out of Tallahassee had those plays gone a different way?
As I wrote in the print notebook, Coach Paul Johnson said there will be quite a few changes on the kickoff coverage teams in the wake of their poor performance against MIssissippi State.
Depending upon what happens in practice this week, there may be changes in the two-deep depth chart at linebacker and defensive back. Johnson and Dave Wommack said they want to see how the players perform this week.
An interesting tidbit: Spurrier never won in Starkville until he got to South Carolina. Now, I don’t know how many times his Florida teams played there. If anyone out there knows, feel free to post it on the board.

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October 5th, 2009
8:48 pm

Statue for CPJ

October 5th, 2009
8:50 pm

What GT defense will show up? That is the question.


October 5th, 2009
8:57 pm

I hope we dominate them. It probably is time for Bowdon to retire, but that town & school needs to show him some respect. They were nothing before him.


October 5th, 2009
9:00 pm

I just have a bad feeling that the noles will come out motivated to prove a point… They have talent, and they have a reason to be angry. IF the jackets can execute and make thee right blocks on offense and dont get out of position on defense, we should win it. It will be interesting.


October 5th, 2009
9:12 pm

We havent proved anything yet! I still dont think we can hang with VT or F$U but we’ll see


October 5th, 2009
9:14 pm

I think the first qtr will dictate the game. If we can get up early then I think we win. Who knows what kind of attitude fsu will have. A couple of early turnovers would be nice.


October 5th, 2009
9:17 pm

I would rather have FSU undefeated and overconfident. I think a wounded animal is usually very dangerous. Our team better be physically and mentally ready to play 60 minutes!!

Go Jackets!!

Not Disappointed

October 5th, 2009
9:18 pm

It should be an interesting game. I’m a little concern about the defense. Lets hope that was just a bad game for them. The offense appears to be clicking on most of the cylinders. Stay strong Nesbitt.

Ramblin Wreck!


October 5th, 2009
9:21 pm

If our offense can move the ball and score like last week, we should win. FSU will have the occasional turnover and bad play. We must take advantage of that. Penalties will also be big. Our D needs to step up. Especially on their first possession. If we hold them, that will say a lot. Letting them go down and score like Miami did will leave a bad feeling.


October 5th, 2009
9:24 pm

Jackets suck! You guys couldnt survive our sec schedule! We are about to see ESPN waste money on another overrated ACC game with two very overrated ACC Teams! TECH SUCKS




October 5th, 2009
9:50 pm

Denverdawg, you’re just mad about the celebration penalty… you dumbass!!!


October 5th, 2009
9:50 pm

Hey Denver… 3-2, 4-1…
Oh but we suck… yeah your right nice one…


October 5th, 2009
9:58 pm

Hopefully our offense can score lots of points. FSU’s Offense will……..


October 5th, 2009
9:59 pm

Lsu 30 Miss st 26–miss st 4 turnovers. Lsu 0
Ga tech 41 Miss St 30
LSU 20 Ugay 13

GT 38 Ga 20

Jackets Keep Rollin

October 5th, 2009
10:07 pm

1. FSU is also one play away from being 1-4 (remember Jacksonville State).
2. There is no shortage of talent at FSU, and the game will be tough and physical. Their secondary will put more pressure on our receivers than UNC and Ms State and their offense will undoubtedly score on our defense, repeatedly.
3. Ultimately the game will come down to whether the off-the-field drama causes the team to implode or rally. There is no telling…Throw in a blackout too? Holy crap — Who Knows??

Still, I think we are the better team, and an ACC road win will be HUGE.


Toe Meets Leather

October 5th, 2009
10:13 pm

Doug, according to the College Football Data Warehouse, Spurrier was 2-2 against Miss. St. while at UF. One of the victories was in Orlando (1991). The two times he went to Starkville, he indeed did lose both times (30-6 in 1992 and 47-35 in 2000). Interesting…

A house divided against itself cannot stand…or may be riled up enough to win. I had circled the trip to Tallahassee as the sole loss we’d take this year, but considering the current situation, I don’t know what to expect Saturday night either. I’ll pick Tech….in a squeaker….to make up for those heart-breaking losses to them in the Joe Hamilton-era.

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October 5th, 2009
10:20 pm

This will be a tough game. I think FSU will play inspired ball. The question is will they be disciplined against the option? We won’t be able to throw like we did against MSU IMHO. Also hope this isn’t a trap game with Va Tech on the horizon.

I believe we’ll win, but it’ll be close.


October 5th, 2009
10:43 pm

I just keep thinking about last year, when FSU came into Atlanta with a #16 ranking, and lost. Then again, that miracle play that forced a fumble into the endzone preserved the victory for Tech. Then again, again, Tech was in control of the game before Nesbitt was knocked out.

So basically, I have no idea how this game will turn out. But I think you’d have to be out of your mind to look past this FSU team.


October 5th, 2009
10:44 pm

The question is how will fsu react to all the distractions. Will this bring them together or has the team lost it’s way. I wish they were playing Duke this week and us next week. Hard to imagine them losing 3 in a row but with everything that’s going on, it’s possible.


October 5th, 2009
11:23 pm

I should hope that if BC & South Florida beat ‘em we should beat ‘em.


October 5th, 2009
11:27 pm

So, Dougie…..I hear your mutt-love was becoming pretty evident on press row in Starkville. Might wanna rein that in.


October 6th, 2009
12:37 am

No posts for an hour? Only 4 in the last 2 hours? What a popular blog!
Sorry, Doug.


October 6th, 2009
12:44 am

We are going to take a page out of the Vikings playbook. If they shutdown our running game Dwyer/Peterson, then Brett Nesbitt will burn them with his passing. Our boys will win this 38-21


October 6th, 2009
1:32 am

Please learn some basic html or something because your sloppy chopped up blog formatting is painful to read.

I like Tech and I like them to lose

October 6th, 2009
1:39 am


October 6th, 2009
12:37 am
No posts for an hour? Only 4 in the last 2 hours? What a popular blog!
Sorry, Doug.

No one cares.The Tech fan base is…..there is no Tech fan base.
They are on the Dawg blogs…..

I like Tech and I like them to lose

October 6th, 2009
1:43 am

Ed – you seem like a good man.
Why are all the Tech fans always on the Dawg blogs and not here on their on?
I don’t get it.
Please help.

Alabama Jack

October 6th, 2009
6:51 am

dawgs are not 3-2, they are 3-2 *

Alabama Jack

October 6th, 2009
6:54 am

When I didn’t have a job and responsibilities (like mutt fans), I could stay up and play all night as well. But now I have to get my rest so I can be prepared to manage all my mutt employees and count all the money coming in.

Baba O'Riley

October 6th, 2009
7:25 am

The last thing Mickey Andrews wants to do among all the turmoil is prepare for Tech’s offense. FSU should be 0-3 at home.

Doug Roberson

October 6th, 2009
7:43 am

JB: What blog formatting would yall like?

You couldn’t help but watch the UGA game at Mississippi State. It was being broadcast on their mega-scoreboard, which was the second-largest I’ve ever seen. First would be the one in Dallas. You could see it from the parking lots around the stadium. I don’t know if the resolution was as good as Tech’s scoreboard, but that thing was impressive.


October 6th, 2009
8:11 am

Denver Dawg is a moran. We just beat the 3rd best team in the SEC and that was the easiest game that we have had this year. I can’t wait to play Vandy and UGAY, what pansies. Wish we could play an SEC schedule.


October 6th, 2009
8:13 am

Remember, aginst the Option-Based Spread, the key is to be extremely focused and play assignment-based football. FSU is distracted and disorganized. Tech’s option will run through, over and around that defense. Tech should win by 2-3 TD’s.


October 6th, 2009
8:17 am

I will pick FSU for this one.


October 6th, 2009
8:27 am

It’s going to be a high scoring game. Both of our d-lines are suspect at best. We must get pressure on Ponder to have a chance. Last year Ponder picked us apart with slant routes all day. Our corners must be playing a bump and run coverage to throw the timing off the slant routes. I wouldn’t be suprised either if fsu ran some option plays to keep us spread apart. Bowden doesn’t want to face our offense again. Hopefully we can just control the time of possession and keep the turnovers to a minimum. If we do that, we should win.

Go Jackets


October 6th, 2009
8:33 am

reebok, put down that 3rd can of Rockstar……. 2 to 3 touchdowns, good grief! Here is to hoping our defense comes to play……


October 6th, 2009
8:39 am

Georgia Tech needs to punch Florida State in the mouth early and then let them beat themselves. The look like a team that is on the verge of quitting like the true front runners that they are. Hope Bowden stays there another 10 years. Visit Georgia Tech football at: http://www.bbuzzoff.com


October 6th, 2009
9:02 am

This defense appears to be more of a zone defense that is content to let receivers catch the ball and then they try to make the tackles. The problem has been in their poor tackling which is giving up too many big plays. Coach Johnson needs to have some serious discussions with Coach Wommack.

Not Disappointed

October 6th, 2009
9:03 am

From the Godfather II “Lets hit them now while we have the muscle!” Score early and often.

Ramblin Wreck!

Not Disappointed

October 6th, 2009
9:08 am

To denver dog. If I were you, (”Thank god I’m not!”) I would be concentrating on Tenn, which the pups should beat and Vandy who can beat anyone on a giving Saturday.

Now, run along and get me some more Coffee before my eyes get cold.
Ramblin Wreck!

Ray Rackley

October 6th, 2009
9:08 am

AS THEY SAY IN THE SEC “ITS HARD TO WIN ON THE ROAD”! A win is a win. I’m glad that we got out of there with a win no matter what the stats were since they lost that close one to LSU and were fired up!
No matter what’s going on with Bobby its tough to win in Tallahasse! I don’t that we’ve beat them there in a long, long time. I do know that we have a QB that can will us a win if we can keep him in the game! I guess some of ya’ll know that he can pass now. Now, he just needs to do it in back to back weeks to convince ya’ll huh? The defense is young and growing. They bend but they’ve only broke once so far and that was against Miami. PJ will have these guys ready and they’ll execute and we’ll come out of there 5-1 to get ready for Va Tech.
Sad but true, I hear rumblings coming out of Athens about bad officiating calls in their stadium! When has that ever happen?
Special prayers for the Maloof family as Atlanta and Georgia Tech lost a great man this week. George Maloof put the stamp on “to hell with Georgia” since he holds the record for scoring 4 rushing touchdowns against them on that undefeated 1956 team!

GT Letterman

October 6th, 2009
9:13 am

FSU will start the game with a tremendous amount of intensity. I imagine GaTech will as well.

It will come down to execution through the first three quarters. At some point, late in the game, if GaTech has played well, I predict FSU’s players will allow all of the talk, distractions, youthfulness, and lack of team unity to creep into their minds to the point that it impacts their play. If GaTech can stay in the game up to the point that happens, then we win and our season starts to take on a great trajectory.

Go Jackets. What’s the Good Word?

Trade School Junkie

October 6th, 2009
9:25 am

Its looking like its gonna be “Bobby Bowden night” on Saturday, with the players deciding to “show up” and rally around Bowden.

I got a BAAAADDDD feeling about this one.

Despite the JaxSt & USF performances, this is still the same FSU squad that put 54 on a good BYU team.

I still see the GT-O struggling, and the fact that CPJ keeps adjusting the D means we continue to have D issues.

GT better play a PERFECT game or we could get thumped…bad.


October 6th, 2009
9:32 am

While factions of the home crowd may be wearing black and seeking Bowden’s retirement, the FSU players will be fiercely loyal – count on it. Every one of those players would walk across hot coals for their coach. Tech had better be focused and prepared for the ‘Noles to come out and play the game of their lives.


Hayseed Dixie

October 6th, 2009
9:53 am

The Criminoles playing for a moral victory. How inspiring.

Wear em down by playing ball control. If we wear down the D long enough to let Free Shoes U get mutinous- we could roll em.

My gut is that the Tech players desire to thump FSU is far greater than anything else that will show up at Doak Campbell.

Doke Choke

October 6th, 2009
10:04 am

We have the better players. They play undisciplined football. The ? is how inspired will they be. Get a nice lead early and we should win. We can’t have many turnovers. Especially costly ones.


October 6th, 2009
10:07 am

FSU’s season is shot. They have virtually no chance at winning the acc now. This is the perfect time to play them. We will need our defensive stars derrick and morgan b to step up. This has 35-30 written all over it. We should win a grind out game back and forth.


October 6th, 2009
10:11 am


October 6th, 2009
10:54 am

With the negative comments directed at Coach Bowden, I would expect his team and coaches to rally around him. He has done a wonderful job at FSU.

FSU will be more than ready to play.

They will want to win for their Coach and show his critics they are wrong about his team.

Tech had better bring the A+ game.


October 6th, 2009
10:55 am

I hope you win….since our season blows, it would be nice for one of us to do well.


October 6th, 2009
11:21 am

You guys cut Denver Dawg some slack….the air in Denver is REALL thin!!! If Tech runs this offense without turning the ball over, we should expect to win this game by a few. This is the case for the rest of the season. FSU’s defensive backs are a weak spot on their D…mayby, Nesbitt can have another breakout game passing….should be a fun one to watch!!! GO TECH!!!