Burnett undecided about his future

Safety Morgan Burnett said on Thursday that he hasn’t decided if he will leave Georgia Tech  early for the NFL.

A junior from College Park, Burnett has 77 tackles and four interceptions this season. Last season, he tied for the national lead with seven interceptions. It was the most by a Tech player since 1991.

Burnett said he will sit down with his family after the Orange Bowl on Jan. 5 and then they will decide what to do. He’s rated as the second-best safety by Mel Kiper, a draft analyst.

219 comments Add your comment

macrotech

December 10th, 2009
5:58 pm

COME BACK!!!

Cuttysark

December 10th, 2009
6:03 pm

I think it would be great for Morgan Burnett and the rest of the juniors to return for their senior season. However, the only player who probably will move on is Derrick Morgan. Can’t really see him staying since he should be a first round selection. However, we will just have to wait and see what happens after the BCS ORANGE BOWL!! Go Jackets!!

Go to http://isportsweb.com for a review of the ACC Championship Game and other Georgia Tech Football related articles. Go Jackets!
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CarolinaJacket

December 10th, 2009
6:18 pm

I hope they all come back, what a team with some of the guys that were hurt back, a couple of the redshirts, and one or two of the freshmen. But I can’t blame anyone for making the move if they are convinced that it is the best chance they have. I wish the best for all of them, regardless of where they play next year. They sure gave us a great 2009.

chuck

December 10th, 2009
6:33 pm

I concur with macrotech!

susan

December 10th, 2009
6:47 pm

@Cuttysark: You’re absolutely right. Bay-Bay has said he’s gonna stay. I think Morgan is gone. His stock is too high right now and he probably “should” go (God bless him). We need to have leadership in the secondary and we need Burnett to stay. If we can keep him and Dwyer, we might have an outside shot at a national title run next year (fingers crossed). I know it’s pie-in-the-sky thinking, but even with the optimism surrounding CP”Goferit”J’s arrival, I never really thought we’d have an ACC crown in just the 2nd year…so, with this coach, anything is possible :) . STAY MORGAN, STAY!

http://www.stinGTees.com

Alabama Jack

December 10th, 2009
6:58 pm

All I want is for Derrick Morgan to have the success he has earned. If it is best for him to go, then Godspeed and lets enjoy him on Sunday. If he elects to stay, then lets give him all the support we can.

GO JACKETS !!!!

UGA is so irrelevant

Paul in RDU

December 10th, 2009
7:08 pm

Morgan will go
Dwyer will go
BeBe probably will go
Burnett is 60:40 going

Good luck to all of them
Josh will be back

Pat

December 10th, 2009
7:11 pm

If you’re certain you will be a first rounder, you go. If not, you stay. I hope he stays. I hope they all come back. But I would understand them leaving. If they come back, this team has national champ written all over it.

Buzz29

December 10th, 2009
7:18 pm

I gotta agree with Paul.

shivas

December 10th, 2009
7:26 pm

Paul is correct, and we should feel good about the exposure we will get when we have 3 juniors go in the first round of the NFL Draft. It will catch the attention of many. BTW. Stephen Hill is a superstar waiting to happen.

Paul in RDU

December 10th, 2009
7:26 pm

Pat – This year, it’s not just going if you are going to be a first rounder. If you are going in the first couple of rounds you should go.
The NFLPA has been telling the players to be prepared for a lock out in 2011.

Morgan and Dwyer look like locks to be in rounds 1 or 2 to me. Morgan is better than the 3 DL’s who were drafted last year and Dwyer is significantly better than Choice.
BeBe is big and fast – and he has no problems blocking. If he “measures” well (40 time, standing leap, etc) he’s gone.
Burnett has me confused as to how good he is – then again, football is basically a team game and it’s not like he had Lester Hayes, Deion Sanders and Rod Woodson back there with him this year.

I love Josh to death – he is a warrior and he’s been our MVP this year – but he hasn’t looked like a pro-prospect QB

A Rob

December 10th, 2009
7:31 pm

BamaJack,

Agree with your post except for the last line. Granted UGA had a bad year, but they are not irrelevant, or we would be playing someone else and ranked higher. No offense, but no reason to give the Dawg trollers needless ammo.

Supersize that order, mutt

December 10th, 2009
7:33 pm

I don’t like to sound like I am bad-mouthing any Tech player, but I just don’t see it with Burnett. He has been a real big disappointment to me this year, and I don’t quite understand how he is ranked 2nd best safety in the country. Just my opinion.

Limelight

December 10th, 2009
7:42 pm

Sounds like he’s gone to me, but it might be a poor decision. He had an off year from what I saw.

Paul in RDU

December 10th, 2009
7:42 pm

Supersize – I agree with you on Burnett – he’s been a disappointment to me as well this year.

BTW – do you think your favorite idiot will come back on tonight?

Supersize that order, mutt

December 10th, 2009
7:45 pm

Paul, I’m sure he will, although I have to wonder what name he will post under tonight. I’m going to be wrapping presents and watching TV tonight, so I won’t be back on till late, if at all. I’ll leave him to you if he comes back ;)

gt in the acc

December 10th, 2009
7:50 pm

for CPJ, they might stay anyway…could you just imagine!

Paul in RDU

December 10th, 2009
7:50 pm

Supersize – It’s going to be an early night for me tonight – I have a 3 hour drive down to south of Charlotte tomorrow – but heck, I’m billing them for the time!

Thing that got me about the idiot – you try to be civil and point him in the right direction and he flies off the handle. As I said – reminds me of my middle school daughter when she is tired and having a bad day.

Gt4ever

December 10th, 2009
7:51 pm

I’m betting they all come back….. Derrick Morgan may be the only one that is close to being 1st round material…. I could be wrong and you will probably have a different opinion,,,,,

Gt4ever

December 10th, 2009
7:54 pm

Golden Tate wins the wide receiver reward, must be that ND mystique….

Gt4ever

December 10th, 2009
7:56 pm

and DWYER is 5 times the back than the dude from Stanford! Toby might start in our backfield, and then again he might not have enough speed…

Alabama Jack

December 10th, 2009
8:08 pm

A Rob – How about UGA, a legend in their own mind?

Taco

December 10th, 2009
8:30 pm

The great news Tech ain’t gonna have 4 guys go in the first round so at least two or three of these will be back. Second round money ain’t gonna get it. We will be fine with whoever we have left.

Taco

December 10th, 2009
8:34 pm

Don’t Mel Kiper or any of those clowns fool you the pro GM’s know what they are doing. Remember our great D-line guys from last year? The pro’s saw throught the hype. None of them are standouts at the next level. Closer to the day the truth will come out. JUST DON”T BE A DUMMY AND SIGN WITH AN AGENT. Ask Gani Lawal.

This is your boy!

December 10th, 2009
8:36 pm

alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
12:39 pm
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alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
12:39 pm
7-5
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alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
12:40 pm
WHO DEFINES THEIR SEASON WITH ONE WIN NOW?
7-5
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alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
12:41 pm
WHERE IS SHREVEPORT? ANYONE KNOW? NEVER HEARD OF IT…..
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
12:42 pm
STINGS DON’T IT? GET USED TO BEING STUNG
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
12:52 pm
mmmm…..shreveport….tastes like mediocrity
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
12:56 pm
11-2 and a BCS bowl: it was nice wasn’t it? good thing we didn’t end up with some pushover “7-5″ kind of guy huh
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
12:59 pm
well if beating us = ACC champs, then Miami beat us better than you didn’t they? let’s give them props: go miami!! way to beat GT!! So guess that makes you guys runner-up to the runner-up ACC champs?
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
1:12 pm
oh sorry forgot you didn’t learn middle school math. let me explain. we are the ACC champs. You beat us by 6 points. Miami beat us by 16. If the claim that “since you beat us you are the real champs” is valid, then it is also valid for Miami. 16 > 6 (that means greater than ps) and if you think real hard, you’ll see where I’m going with this. Don’t hurt yourself
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
1:17 pm
11-2 > 7-5
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alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
1:18 pm
BCS > Shreveport (wherever that is)
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alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
1:28 pm
UGA fan blatantly ignores science in favor of what he wants to be right!!!! Doesn’t use his brain!!!!
11-2 > 7-5
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AHAalldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
1:32 pm
Shreveport better beef up security before the players get there and assault people off the field
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
1:41 pm
11-2 > 7-5
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Okay had my fill….for now
…..
7-5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Atlanta Jacket

December 10th, 2009
8:40 pm

I agree with Alabama Jacket’s last post.

Regarding the players if the opportunity is there this year I hope they take it and go pro. As much as I hate to lose them early I don’t blame them. Their major financial earnings in the NFL average what 3-5 years and more if they are lucky.

With that being said, I would love to have them all back.

This is your boy!

December 10th, 2009
8:48 pm

alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
1:21 pm
11-2 > 7-5
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Hey, alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
1:28 pm
mmmm…..shreveport….tastes like mediocrity
at least you can use one win to define your season
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
1:35 pm
How does it feel to define a season with one win over an “inferior” in-state rival? We’ll define our season with actual wins. Hello UGA mediocrity
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
1:43 pm
11-2 > 7-5
Math doesn’t lie. Maybe since it’s such a big deal to you guys, you can put 30-24 on your SEC champ rings. Wait….
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alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
1:45 pm
Dang now I feel bad for being so nerdy. Maybe if I spent more time binge drinking and hitting women and robbing people I could encourage my team to a 7-5 season as well. I’ll just have to do better next year
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
1:51 pm
All I see is dawgs obsessed with a win over GT. I would be too, it’s rare that the superior team has such a bad game. Spend 365 days bragging about that one win, we’ll spend them bragging with real rights…championships and BCS bowls and such things like that
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
1:59 pm
UGA is state champs!!!! SEC champs!!! wait, no….Division champs!!!!! wait, no….Killer season record!!!! wait, no…..BCS bowl!!!!!! wait, no…..at least their team is disciplined!!!!! wait……
11-2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Division and Conference Champs!!!!!!! BCS Bowl!!!!!!! Winning season!!!!!! NFL draft picks!!!!!!
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
2:08 pm
calm down dawgs, don’t want to put any strain on your poor ickle hearts before your big game coming up!! your dog already kicked the bucket in distress, let’s limit the causualties
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
2:16 pm
Who had a tougher schedule? Well I guess now you think you did, based on the record which is just a reflection of the crap your program is sliding into.
Hey Mike—Lane Kiffin = my idol. Vols run this state!!
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
2:19 pm
20-13 LSU runs this state!!!!
45-19 Tennessee runs this state!!!!!
34-27 Kentucky runs this state!!!!!
11-2 vs. 7-5 GT runs with the big boys, UGA licks themselves on the sidelines
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
2:27 pm
11-2 > 7-5
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alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
2:33 pm
30-24 is what makes Shreveport so hilarious
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
2:44 pm
should I be scared by a 7-5 team? A&M will be shaking in their Shreveport shoes soon enough I’m sure
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
2:50 pm
Who wouldn’t be scared facing a bunch of delinquets lining up against you? We almost gave our boys body armor!!!
11-2!!!!!!!
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
2:53 pm
Dawg fans can’t get enough of Jacket blogs!!! Thought I’d return the favor, you guys needed a good hardy does of reality!!!!
Dawg 1: “where’s shreveport?”
Dawg 2: “my sister lives there. I can visit my kids for the bowl game!”
7-5 <<<<<<<<<<< 7-5
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alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
3:06 pm
You got it right Smellie!! This is a dawg blog!!
Does that frustrate you even more?
Shreveport???? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
3:13 pm
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! UG(sic)A owns us!!!!!!!! Well except for the part where they didn’t get a championship. Or national recognition. Or a BCS bowl.
Hey Preston, I’ll claim I’m saint simons just for the fun!! got something to say? I have an idea: say it in 7-5 sentences!!!
alldawgsgotohell
December 10th, 2009
3:40 pm
well i’ve stirred something up haven’t I? first you think I’m st. simons, then you think i’m yellow fuzz…dawg fans can’t contemplate more than 1 jackets fan existing!!!!!!!!!! Get used to it when you’re overshadowed on the national stage by some bugs!!!!!!!
And the Lord did say, “your 7-5 season will be defined by a single win. And it was so.”

T.Tebow

December 10th, 2009
8:48 pm

Looking for kleenex reps must have demonstrative abilities.Who ever nails Tiger Woods account will be the regional nerd in charge,thats as close to Boss as you will get.

Stinger

December 10th, 2009
9:01 pm

Bulldog football player is main suspect in Tech student stabbing. Coach Mark Richt plans to suspend him 2 plays in next scrimmage.

Americus Jacket

December 10th, 2009
9:02 pm

I hope they all go if they are projected in the 1st or second round. I think Dwyer & Morgan are no-brainers, and Burnette & Bey Bey should go if they are projected. I think my saddest GT memory is when James Forrest stayed in school the year he would have been a lottery pick. It would have set him for life, and I feel that I was selfish to want him to stay. Just like any Tech student, I want them to have a successful career in their chosen profession. They can always return to school.

And who knows, maybe lesser players who fit the system will produce even better results!!! (OK, wishful thinking…)

VegasGT

December 10th, 2009
9:13 pm

It’s a personal decision for each one of these players. I think they will each explore their options. If they are a first round pick, it’s a no brainer, go early.

This is your boy!

December 10th, 2009
9:35 pm

And you wonder why Dawg fans come over here………………….

GT Fan...

December 10th, 2009
10:14 pm

I say go … especially if it means the Jackets offer & get this kid looking go switch from Clemson to GT. I was a little disappointed in MB’s overall play this season. I kinda got the impression beginning the VT game that he was playing “soft” so as to avoid injury & pad stats (i.e. INTs) with as many cheap ones he could.

But can I really blame MB …. he’s 20, 21 or 22 at the most and in 6 months will be making more $$ than I’ll see in my lifetime unless I win the lottery. The injury to Sam Bradford doesn’t hurt potential agents for any of these guys either. These guys [agents] will damn sure be reminding them all about Mr Bradford’s lost $$ by “returning to play his senior season”.

Disappointed? Really?

December 10th, 2009
11:07 pm

To everyone of you who were “disappointed” by Morgan Burnett’s play this year I gotta ask, are you serious? This kid, and yes they are all still kids, busted his tail this year to win the ACC title. He along with the other DB’s had to help with run support while our young D-line developed. So what if he didn’t have a ton of picks, he was the leader of the D-backfield for the ACC Champs. By the way, did he look soft coming up to fill the holes against UGA? The DB’s had to make a ton of tackles that night.

When I was at Tech I had to bust my tail in class. These kids have to bust their tails in class and on the field. They have earned everything they receive, and if they are ready for the NFL as juniors then I say God Bless and thanks for all the enjoyment they gave us these past few years!

Go Jackets!

GT GRAD

December 10th, 2009
11:14 pm

There will be a huge number of juniors entering the NFL draft this year.

I hope Burnett, Morgan, Dwyer & Thomas all get together and decide to stay in an attempt to win a NC at GT……………….each player will improve their draft status if they stay (especially Morgan & Dwyer who will have much better stats next season) because the GT football team will be in the national spotlight all season. If they stay, there will also be less players available for the 2011 draft due to the mass exodus this year………less players to draft moves the talented players up up up.

Obviously, each player should do what is best for them; however, as a GT fan, I hope they decide to stay at GT in a unified attempt to win the whole enchilada at GT!!

Brian Kelly makes Saban look good

December 10th, 2009
11:26 pm

what a SOB to give the news to your players at their banquet to celebrate your 12 and oh season. Do not care how much the money is, this Cincinnati team gave that coach all they had and this was the thanks they got, abandonment before the Sugar Bowl, what an @sshole.

AP report”The parting was painful.

The team held its annual football banquet at a downtown hotel on Thursday night. As players arrived for what was supposed to be a night of celebration, they were greeted by camera crews and reporters asking about Kelly’s decision to leave Cincinnati for Notre Dame.”

Dave from GT

December 10th, 2009
11:49 pm

Cincinnati will go the way of Hawaii.

Regarding GT, sooner or later they all move on. It is a big part of Johnson’s job to make sure that new ones move in.

They all should stay and make sure they are marketable outside of football. There are not a lot of GT players who go into the NFL and last for a real long time.

Reality check. Morgan Burnett is probably not a big time NFL player, just as he has made some interceptions, he has been burned a number of times too – one on one….. and you can’t blame Womack for that.

Not all these guys are going to be Keith Brooking.

They should stick around and grow up, get some maturity. Most of them outside of Derrick Morgan will not be in the NFL more that 3 years tops. Then what?

MikeGT

December 11th, 2009
12:06 am

I think D. Morgan is gone for sure, Morgan Burnett will stay – just not ready for the jump to NFL quite yet. Dwyer and Thomas are probably 50/50 for now _ I think they both stay, well maybe I’m just hoping. CPJ will have replacements ready but I sure would love to see these guys back.

GTkenznsyd

December 11th, 2009
12:06 am

You are not ready for the NFL. Too small, and you lack the coverage skill needed to be a starter in the NFL. If anyone needs another year, you do. Please don’t listen to Kiper. If you do, it will be a one and done contract.

Get your education while you can. If you improve and grow in size, the NFL will still be there for you. However, the NFL is bigger and faster than any of the Tech Juniors except Dwyer. And I’ll tell you from experience, Dwyer has no idea what the NFL comes with every week.

Why rush it? The leauge ain’t going anywhere. Hit the weights, eat, and run your tail off – you’ll be fine. And you might have a long NFL career. Come out early, and you’ll wish you had not, trust me.

Tebow’s about to go from College Superstar, to just another name trying to make a roster. Stay in college, you’ll miss it big time if you don’t.

Good luck in Miami. Go Jackets!!

blackprix

December 11th, 2009
12:42 am

It’ll be interesting to see what happens. If D.Morgan, J.Dwyer, D.Thomas and M.Burnett are all first rounders they should all go, if they drop to the 2nd round, they should stay.

Derrick Morgan looks like a Top 10 lock, Dwyer Top 20, not sure of Thomas and Burnett. Whatever they do, they served GT well and I wish them well. Good luck to all of them.

NFL

December 11th, 2009
1:18 am

Second round money is good.It can set you up for a good life and bring you into a world that very few get to experience.Looking forward to having all of you here.

BuLLdawg

December 11th, 2009
1:18 am

BuLLdawg

December 11th, 2009
1:19 am

6 Games by Georgia Tech against teams so BAD, that with 68 teams in Bowl Games, 6 of Georgia Tech “OPPONENTS” are NOT EVEN IN A BOWL GAME (These 6 “OPPONENTS” of Georgia Tech are NOT IN THE TOP 68 TEAMS, NUMBER 69-119, SIX.)

NCAA Official Strength of Schedule.

December 6, 2009.

TOUGHEST SCHEDULE.

Why have a SoS Officially for the NCAA, if instead we quote just 1 ranking of Jeff Sagarin (And, attempt to disregard ALL HIS OTHER Rankings.)

1 Miss St

2 Oklahoma

3 Arkansas

4 Alabama

5 Virginia Tech

6 Arizona

7 Georgia

8 FSU

9 Oregon

10 NC

11 Florida

12 Clemson

13 Baylor

14 Miami – Ohio

15 Minnesota

16 Louisville

17 Iowa

18 Virginia

19 South Carolina

20 Syracuse

21 Miami – Florida

22 Auburn

23 Illinois

24 Oregon State

25 UCON

26 Washington

27 Wisconsin

28 Michigan State

29 West Virginia

30 Oklahoma State

31 TEXAS

32 Pittsburgh

33 Vanderbilt

34 Colorado

35 South Florida

36 Kansas

37 Missouri

38 Arizona State

39 Washington State

40 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

41 San Jose State

42 Utah State

43 LSU

44 OHIO STATE

45 NOTRE DAME

46 NEBRASKA

47 Memphis

48 UNLV

49 Texas Tech

50 Wyoming

51 GEORGIA TECH

ccrider

December 11th, 2009
2:07 am

BuLLdawg: You have been exposed on the Tech Blogs for Lying, using false data and being an idiot. Nobody here or probably in your sad life believes anything you say. You can pick whatever source you want, that you think will backup your pathetic rants and delusions. Smart people know the difference between truth and BuLLs**t

BuLLdawg

December 11th, 2009
2:11 am

Tech struggled against everyone.

6 non-bowl teams.

LOST to Miami of Florida who beat no other ranked team.

LOST to Georgia who beat no other ranked team.

Made UGA season.

Made Miami of Florida season.

Losing Record no bowl game Weak Forest beat in OT going 4th down.

Gave up 27 and 34 to Climpson Farmers NOT RANKED ANY POLL.

Gave up 30 to UGA, right up the gut and LOST.

Gave up 27 to Weak Forest NOT EVEN IN BOWL GAME.

Gave up 33 to Miami of Florida and LOST.

Gave up 31 to Misssissippi State NOT EVEN IN BOWL GAME.

Gave up 44 to FSU a 6-6 hack of a football team FIRED COACH.

Gave up 31 to Vandy a 2-10 team NOT EVEN IN A BOWL GAME.

Gave up 27 to Weak Forest NOT EVEN IN A BOWL GAME.

Gave up 17 to 1-AA Jacksonville State NOT EVEN IN A BOWL GAME.

3-9 Virginia FIRED COACH NOT EVEN IN A BOWL GAME.

Patsy Duke NOT EVEN IN A BOWL GAME.

Now, you play Iowa, who beat Penn State and Wisconsin NEITHER OF WHOM BEAT A SINGLE BCS TOP 50 TEAM.

And, excuse the hell of out me, but you LOST to UGA 24-30 when you came in here pre-game and bragged how you would INSTEAD DESTROY UGA.

BuLLdawg

December 11th, 2009
2:14 am

I did not know that a 24 to 30 LOSS is destroying UGA.

BuLLdawg

December 11th, 2009
2:26 am

GTPhenom

“UGAg fans need to get a life. Get over the fact that GT is going to completely destroy you guys tomorrow”
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Cuttysark
“With a week off to prepare, and a well rested Yellow Jacket squad, this should be a very good game as the triple option gets going in this one. Tech covers in this game against UGA. Paul Johnson rules in rivalry games! “
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Ramble On:
“THWG! GT romps! 50+ on the pups.”
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DCJacket
BuLLdawg –Forget stats that you worship to make your arguments. Ignore you and your ilk. Win and let things take care of themselves. Go Jackets! POUND THE HOUNDS!! THWG!!”

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Jackets21
“bulldawg, Paul Johnson is making the lunatic fringe of UGA fandom literally go insane.”

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Josh
“I work in athens I wear my Georgia Tech hats and shirts proudly and the lil bulldawgs never say a word but I love the way they look at me with hatred when I could careless about them. They are just another win on the season to me.”
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Ramble On:
“My guess is that your punter, Butler will break all the UGA punting records tonight. I say he punts about 20 times for a total of 1000 yards. Now, that my UGAG friends is an accomplishment. THWG!”

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Perrine
“TO HELL WITH GEORGIA!”
“Tech will cruise to a huge victory today over UGA”

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Perfect Option
“Ga Tech will win the game as well as the knock down drag out fight afterwards”

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DCJacket
“Hey buLLdawg!! As you can see, we are all sooo upset and rattled by your fiction. Come back tomorrow and tell us all the other ways UGAy is superior to Tech, except in what this whole thread is about. UGA 17 GT 38”

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. William Casey
“I hope that the Jackets beat the hell out of the Bulldogs. However, I’ll be happy if we win by 1.”

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CPJ
“I just can’t stand the Bulldogs. I wish we would break the old scoring record that we put up against Cumberland.”

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BuLLdawg

December 11th, 2009
2:30 am

Cuttysark

December 10th, 2009 6:03 pm

“I think it would be great for Morgan Burnett and the rest of the juniors to return for their senior season. However, the only player who probably will move on is Derrick Morgan. Can’t really see him staying since he should be a first round selection. However, we will just have to wait and see what happens after the BCS ORANGE BOWL!! Go Jackets!!”

CUTTYSARK, is that YOU ?

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Cuttysark
“With a week off to prepare, and a well rested Yellow Jacket squad, this should be a very good game as the triple option gets going in this one. Tech covers in this game against UGA. Paul Johnson rules in rivalry games! “
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BuLLdawg

December 11th, 2009
3:00 am

It’s a lie that Tech played 6 teams NOT in a bowl game.

It’s a lie that Tech fans bragged Tech would destroy UGA.

It’s a lie that Tech played the # 51 Schedule Strength per NCAA itself.

It’s a lie that Tech LOST 24-30 to UGA.

It’s a lie that CRIME and DRUGS rule the Tech campus, in slums.

It’s a lie that Sagarin ranks Virginia Tech AHEAD of Georgia Tech.

It’s a lie that Clemson is NOT RANKED in the BCS Top 25.

It’s a lie that Tech yells they are # 35 Ntl University US News.

It’s a lie Ga Tech PROBATION Men’s Basketball 11 scholarships ACADEMICS.

It’s a lie that Georgia Tech NEVER BEEN # 1 IN Final AP Poll, ever.

It’s a lie that Tech’s football team APR is worse than UGA’s.

It’s a lie that Tech has NEVER BEAT UGA Women in Athens in basketball.

It’s a lie that Tech plays in a weak football conference.

It’s a lie that Tech has lost 60 times to UGA in football.

It’s a lie that Tech’s ramblin’ wreck is a train 1893, not Model A 1930.

It’s a lie Coach Richt is 8-1 against Tech in football.

It’s a lie UGA has been to 13 bowl games in a row.

It’s a lie UGA has won more bowl games than Tech.

It’s a lie UGA is # 58 Ntl University US News & World Report.

It’s a lie 2 Tech students dead Heroin overdose, 1 on Athletic Scholarship.

BuLLdawg

December 11th, 2009
3:08 am

It’s all a lie.

Keep telling yourself that.

And, keep bringing your lies to the UGA blog.

Please.