What’s going on in Iowa?

I figured I’d share some of the stories that the fine journalists in Iowa are producing about the Hawkeyes as they prepare to face your Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 5.

It appears QB Ricky Stanzi’s ankle is good to go: http://bit.ly/5PhRYk

Like Georgia Tech, Iowa has a few players who have to decide if they want to leave school for the NFL: http://bit.ly/6JBqVT

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz wants his team to focus on Miami: http://bit.ly/6iCUTg

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Tech coach Paul Johnson said he was pleased with the team’s practice on Thursday, which moved to the morning after three days of afternoon practices.

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Georgia Tech

December 17th, 2009
8:50 pm

Limelight

December 17th, 2009
8:56 pm

JacketsRBest

December 17th, 2009
9:06 pm

Keep focused Jackets. We continue to be proud of you.

JacketsRBest

December 17th, 2009
9:07 pm

Georgia Tech and Limelight….that is so, so very lame. Get a life.

go jackets

December 17th, 2009
9:12 pm

in CPJ’s live call-in show tonight, CPJ said he didn’t come to GT just to win the ACC Championship but he wants to win the national championship as well. It was exciting to hear that and those on location were fired up as well!

Shane

December 17th, 2009
9:13 pm

30-24 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

go jackets

December 17th, 2009
9:13 pm

one side note that was funny, CPJ said he was getting text messages from Navy players at halftime of the Army-Navy game.

Shane

December 17th, 2009
9:14 pm

WORST (BCS) CONFERENCE: The ACC
Not even an expansion to 12 teams and the addition of Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College could bolster the traditional basketball power into a relevant football conference. Hurt by the downfall of longtime titans Florida State and Miami, the league lost its first eight BCS bowl appearances prior to Virginia Tech’s Orange Bowl win last season. On four occasions, its champion failed to finish in the final AP top 10. And its five-year old conference championship game has been an attendance and TV disaster.

Shane

December 17th, 2009
9:15 pm

BEST CONFERENCE: The SEC
After weathering a scandal-plagued start to the decade and the departure of then-Florida icon Steve Spurrier, the conference rose to dominance thanks to the direction of a new commissioner (Mike Slive), an influx of talented coaches (Meyer, Nick Saban, Mark Richt, Les Miles) and a preponderance of elite recruits in the schools’ geographic footprint. SEC schools won four BCS championships (with Alabama about to play for a fifth), went 10-3 in BCS bowl games and placed 21 top 10 teams in the seasons’ final AP polls.

Shane

December 17th, 2009
9:15 pm

Randall Cobb is your Daddy

December 17th, 2009
9:17 pm

34-27 Ky over UGA, enjoy the One Horse Town bowl.

Shane

December 17th, 2009
9:19 pm

30 – 24 UGA over Tech. UGA 2009 ACC Champions

GT Fan

December 17th, 2009
9:22 pm

Funny how Shane likes to think UGA has had anything to do with the success of the SEC. Once you win a national championship then maybe you can talk like you are even in the same class as Florida, Alabama, and LSU. Last time I checked UGA hasn’t won anything since 1980. I guess all those top 5 recruiting classes have really helped keep you at the top of the SEC.

bigfathogdonuteatingdog

December 17th, 2009
9:23 pm

congrats to the 5 stars and your faithful fans who pulled out a 7 win season..your reward, the $hithole bowl. Keep up the good work with that!

Opinion

December 17th, 2009
9:24 pm

This just in…….Message for Shane…….Get a life bro

Shane

December 17th, 2009
9:24 pm

Funny how Shane likes to think UGA has had anything to do with the success of the SEC. Once you win a national championship then maybe you can talk like you are even in the same class as Florida, Alabama, and LSU. Last time I checked UGA hasn’t won anything since 1980. I guess all those top 5 recruiting classes have really helped keep you at the top of the SEC.

Only Florida has more wins the last 10 years in the SEC than UGA. We are at the top of the SEC

macrotech

December 17th, 2009
9:28 pm

Shane, wasn’t that the rag that had uga preseason #1 last season? Enjoy shreveport!

jadams

December 17th, 2009
9:28 pm

Hang your we beat tech banner and we will hang our championship banner Shane. I know there arnt any we beat UGAy banners at tech. Glad to see beating Tech saved your season. Thats shows your weakness and that we are doing something right. Are you going to shreveport Shane? Didnt think so. Tech plays for championships!

Shane

December 17th, 2009
9:28 pm

Enjoy shreveport!

Hey at least it isnt the ACC

macrotech

December 17th, 2009
9:29 pm

Shane, from the looks of it….uga is in the bottom of the sec.

Shane

December 17th, 2009
9:29 pm

Tech plays for championships!

Of what?

macrotech

December 17th, 2009
9:30 pm

Tech handled the sec years ago….we’ve moved on….good thing the pups have UF, BAMA and LSU to carry the weight!

Shane

December 17th, 2009
9:30 pm

Shane, from the looks of it….uga is in the bottom of the sec.

For one year. Thats called being the exception to the rule.

Shane

December 17th, 2009
9:32 pm

Tech handled the sec years ago

Yeah you beat Vandy and then beat UGA for the first time in forever.

Congrats. Tech couldnt compete in the SEC. Everybody but you homers know it.

macrotech

December 17th, 2009
9:32 pm

Of what? We just won our conference championship and are looking closer to adding ANOTHER National Championship than the mutts! Hell, we have TWICE the number of those in comparrison to the crotch sniffers!

macrotech

December 17th, 2009
9:33 pm

Exception to the rule……1980 was a LONG time ago!

Shane

December 17th, 2009
9:33 pm

OK just had to give you guys your nightly dose of reality. Ill leave you now to discuss your “little ACC” program.

Ugay sells sugar bowl rings on ebay. now that is how you treat achievement!!

December 17th, 2009
9:34 pm

Shane, you can suck a dugan. Kent,ok st,uf, lsu and tenn all pounded you a**. So that doesn’t make you acc champs. Only in your world. Just remember that tech has 4 national titles to your 2 and Tech owns your a** in the STREAK! You know, the 8 STRAIGHT. We have most recent national title,bcs game, and now conference title while you guys who now “have as many ncaa violations as tenn” are not in the top 25 anywhere? What channel did you play on in your conf title game? Have fun in sh*tport man, i hear they have a sonic down there and jerry springer reruns shane. You sound like a redneck, i’m sure you will fit in down there. You may catch a great deal on a trailer. (4-2) AND 8 STRAIGHT OVER UGAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THWG

jrgpe

December 17th, 2009
9:38 pm

Hey guys lay off Shane. He can be proud of his trap game. As far as I am concerned, now that the Orange bowl is actually an attainable goal, Clemson is the new Georgie… or whoever else stands in our way. It was nice to be king of the mutts for a year… but in the end what’s so great about being king of the mutts…. you don’t hang banners for it. Hell if Georgie hadn’t won the game… is there a chance we would not have been grounded enough to beat a good Clemson team?

BuLLdawg

December 17th, 2009
9:57 pm

Orange Bowl NOT SOLD OUT. Independence Bowl for UGA, is SOLD OUT.

1990 Georgia Tech did NOT play in any MAJOR BOWL game.

Georgia Tech has NOT even played in a MAJOR BOWL game in 43 years.

43 years.

And, you cannot sell out the Orange Bowl.

Pitiful Georgia Tech fans (both of you.)

Georgia Tech has played in 13 Consecutive Bowl Games, but Tech has LOST more than HALF THE GAMES, 7 losses, 5 wins.

5-7 last 13 bowl games for Georgia Tech.

1955 is the last time Georgia Tech WON A MAJOR BOWL GAME.

56 YEARS SINCE GEORGIA TECH WON A MAJOR BOWL GAME.

22-15-0 Georgia Tech All-Time in Bowl Games – MOSTLY CRUDDY BOWL GAMES.

25-16-3 UGA All-Time in Bowl Games.

UGA WON MAJOR BOWL JUST 2 YEARS AGO, SUGAR BOWL to end up Number 2 in the Final AP Poll.

UGA also in MAJOR BOWL just 4 years ago.

UGA ALSO WON ANOTHER MAJOR BOWL JUST 7 YEARS AGO.

UGA has been to EIGHT (8) MAJOR BOWL GAMES SINCE GEORGIA TECH LAST WAS IN A MAJOR BOWL GAME.

.602 Winning Percentage in Bowl Games for UGA.

.595 winning percentage in bowl games for Tech.

13th Bowl Game in a Row for both UGA and Georgia Tech.

5-7 Georgia Tech is 5-7 in these 13 consecutive bowl games.

10-2 UGA is 10-2 in these 13 Consecutive Bowl Games.

Don’t give me this crap that Georgia Tech is great in bowl games.

There is NO COMPARISON.

1990 ORANGE BOWL COLORADO BEAT NOTRE DAME. Georgia Tech was NOT EVEN INVITED.

Georgia Tech has NEVER BEEN RANKED NUMBER ONE (1) IN THE FINAL AP POLL.

Georgia Tech has had SEVEN (7) SEASONS IN WHICH GEORGIA TECH LOST EVERY GAME.

UGA HAS WON THE ORANGE BOWL MORE RECENTLY THAN GEORGIA TECH HAS.

Georgia Tech has played 6 games against teams NOT EVEN IN A BOWL GAME.

FAR AND AWAY THE STINKIEST SCHEDULE OF ANY TEAM IN AMERICA.

10 hours 668 miles to Shreveport Louisiana. I-20 West. UGA has been in The Independence Bowl 1 time and we Won 18 years ago. Georgia Tech has never been in The Independence Bowl.

Louisiana Boardwalk on the Red River known for its 5 Riverboat Casinos, films, Blues Music, and Classic Southern City Charm was the last stronghold of The South in the War of Northern Aggression. Sea level 40 to 60 degrees, and rain.

What would Georgia Tech fans (both of you) know about The Independence Bowl when Tech has never been there.

5-7 Bowl Record Georgia Tech last 13 bowl games in a row now.

10-2 Bowl Record UGA last 13 bowl games in a row now.

Even if Georgia Tech wins your bowl game this season, you will be 6-7 LOSING RECORD.

So quit all this B.S. about Tech being in a bowl game 12 years in a row before this year.

LOST 2008 Chick-fil-A 12/31/08 lost to LSU 3-38
LOST 2007 Humanitarian 12/31/07 lost to Fresno St 28-40
LOST 2006 Gator 1/1/07 lost to West Virginia 35-38
LOST 2005 Emerald 12/29/05 lost to Utah 10-38
-WON 2004 Champs Sports 12/21/04 beat Syracuse 51-14
-WON 2003 Humanitarian 1/3/04 beat Tulsa 52-10
LOST 2002 Silicon Valley 12/31/02 lost to Fresno St 21-30
-WON 2001 Seattle 12/27/01 beat Stanford 24-14
LOST 2000 Peach 12/29/00 lost to LSU 14-28
LOST 1999 Gator 1/1/00 lost to Miami-Florida 13-28
-WON 1998 Gator 1/1/99 beat Notre Dame 35-28
-WON 1997 Carquest 12/29/97 beat West Virginia 35-30

Georgia Tech has LOST 4 BOWL GAMES IN A ROW.

Georgia Tech has LOST 7 OF YOUR LAST 10 BOWL GAMES.

Shreveport pays $1.2 MILLION.

Humanitarian pays $750,000 only and you have been to it TWICE (2 TIMES) since Coach Richt starting kicking your butts, including again this season 30-24.

DVJ

December 17th, 2009
10:15 pm

BuLLdawg's broken Calculator

December 17th, 2009
10:19 pm

“GT is 5-7 in last 13 bowls”, one of the major points in that snoozefest of a comment you put up. FYI, and you may want to get this tattooed on your palm considering it exceeds the number of fingers that you have to count on, 5+7=12, not 13.

GT Fan...

December 17th, 2009
10:23 pm

BULLDawg … get real with that f’d-up post. Dam# dude, when GT beats Iowa in Orange bowl is it really going to matter if GT didn’t sell out its allotment of tix?? I mean, seriously numnutts, 12-2 with less than its allotment of fans at the final game is still 12-2 right??? Obviously the amount of fans is irrellivent …….. how’d Michigan do this season selling out of it’s games? And Notre Dame? And your dogs? And LSU? And Auburn? And Tennessee? And Ole Miss? and on & on. Ya see genius … it’s about execution ON THE FIELD not in the stands. Please give us GT fans more of your GREAT observations.

Techster

December 17th, 2009
10:24 pm

Bulldawg married a bull dyke from the pasture in Athens. The moron loves to live on the Tech blog and talk trash because he’s to STUPID to find anything else to do. He made so many moron statements on the UGAY blog that the TN, FL & Bama fans have insulted so much and laughed him off of that blog. He is a loser,,,has always been and always will be. Bulldyke, I mean Bullface, you play in your trailer park street.

BuLLdawg

December 17th, 2009
11:05 pm

Weak Tech fans (both of you.)

Both UGA and Tech have been to 13 bowl games in a row now.

Excuse me, your argument is that GEORGIA TECH IS 5-7 ?

I believe that is MY POINT numnutts.

Independence Bowl is SOLD OUT.

Georgia Tech CANNOT GIVE AWAY TICKETS to your bowl game in CRIME-RIDDEN Miami bowl game.

Your argument is that IT DOESN’T MATTER IF NO ONE FOLLOWS GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL on a GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL BLOG ?

Excuse me, I do believe once again that THAT IS MY POINT that no one follows Georgia Tech football, and NEVER HAS.

You 3 have no comment on Tech having NOT WON A MAJOR BOWL GAME IN 54 YEARS ? That since Georgia Tech LAST WAS IN A MAJOR BOWL GAME, UGA HAS BEEN TO EIGHT (8.)

LOST 4 BOWL GAMES IN A ROW, GEORGIA TECH. Again, no comment from the 3 of you.

LOST 7 OF THE LAST TECH 10 BOWL GAMES. Again, no comment from the 3 of you.

6 “opponents” of Georgia Tech this season are NOT EVEN IN A BOWL GAME. Your argument on that POINT ? 11-2, having LOST to Miami of Florida, WHO BEAT NO OTHER RANKED TEAM ALL YEAR LONG AND WHOSE BEST WIN OTHER THAN OVER GEORGIA TECH IS OVER A 5-LOSS TEAM RANKED NUMBER 38 IN THE FINAL BCS STANDINGS.

Excuse me, I am clear in my mind that MY POINT is that you played SIX TEAMS NOT EVEN IN A BOWL GAME. 11-2 your response ? No, you were NOT. You played 6 STINKY GAMES, 6. NONE OF THEM IN A BOWL GAME, and want to come in here in RESPONSE to 6 STINKY NON-BOWL EVEN TEAMS YOU PLAYED, and brag about your RECORD.

That is my whole point. Entirely.

1990 Georgia Tech did NOT EVEN PLAY IN A MAJOR BOWL GAME because COLORADO BEAT NAVY IN THE ORANGE BOWL.

And, in conclusion, you MUSE THAT 11-2 is ALL THAT MATTERS.

Excuse me, if 24-30 DOESN’T MATTER, then why did CPJ say that you should hit UGA fans in the face ?

BuLLdawg

December 17th, 2009
11:11 pm

And, I married a model I met in Hawaii, who is from Australia.

You in your Zone 5 Crime-Ridden “campus” with only 71 officers for 3 shifts with the city in cut-back mode, with more Male Asians than you have WOMEN.

PN

December 17th, 2009
11:12 pm

Georgia Tech has the 15th strongest strength of schedule. That is the 3rd strongest in the top 10. But that’s fine. We can just ignore that little tidbit.

PN

December 17th, 2009
11:16 pm

“Independence bowl is sold out” The independence bowl is also in the middle of the holidays. If I didn’t have have to be at work on January 5th then I’d fly down in a heart beat. If this game was on January 3rd or earlier, it would have been sold out 2 weeks ago. It is convenient to ignore rationale thinking when trying to put down a team you are so utterly jealous of. It’s okay, UGA had its shot at national prominence, even with the media’s SEC boner UGA could not maintain a decent ranking last year with Jesus’ brother at quarterback and Jesus himself running the ball. The fact is UGA is not on top of the SEC anymore. It is certainly on the down trend. UF, UA, and LSU are the class of the SEC, the rest of the teams can beat or be beaten on any given week any time in the country. Much like every other team in the country. The SEC is a strong conference, it is not God’s gift to football.

BuLLdawg

December 17th, 2009
11:17 pm

Colorado beat Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl in 1990.

Tech has NOT won a MAJOR BOWL GAME in 54 years.

PN

December 17th, 2009
11:19 pm

And while we’re talking crime, didn’t UGA have two arrests in a span of 4 days the week following the GT game? Funny how infrequently you read or hear about these issues with Georgia Tech, but you can bank on 5 arrests a season with UGA. But yea, let’s bash the city of Atlanta because that’s Georgia Tech’s fault. Athens is certainly without crime.

Dacula Jacket

December 17th, 2009
11:21 pm

Whoa BuLLdawg. Get a life dude. Looks like you should be spending a little more time with that hot wife of yours.

PN

December 17th, 2009
11:30 pm

Georgia Tech played 6 cupcakes? Well, I know that NO SEC team would EVER play any “cupcakes”. Especially not Florida.
Or would they? Charleston Southern, Troy, UK, MSU, Vanderbilt, FIU
Mighty Alabama would never play a weak team!!! FIU, North Texas, UK, MSU, Chattanooga
But LSU, they play ONLY great teams! Washington, Vandy, La.-Lafayetta, Tulane, La Tech

Those are you only three ranked SEC teams. Each with 5-6 “cupcakes”. Oh the mighty SEC!

David Winship

December 17th, 2009
11:31 pm

BuLLDawg,

You have a lot of self esteem issues don’t you? Here’s your profile: 21 to 25, work at Walmart, still lives at home with mom and dad, never even went to UGA.

Here’s the little nugget you keep forgeting you pathetic little waste of perfectly good oxygen: YOU ARE GOING TO FREAKIN SHREVEPORT! GREAT, YOU HAVE SOLD OUT… FREAKIN SHREVEPORT. YOU ARE 7 AND FREAKIN 5.

So,while you’ve had your fun spending all day on writing your little rant, here are a few other tidbits to chew on-

GT four National Titles (last one in 1990)
UG two Natioanl Title (last one in 1980)
Strength of schedule for Tech: 15th
GT 20 and 6 over last two seasons
UGA 17 and 8 over last two seasons

Now, it’s past your bed time. You have to be at the Walmart checkouts to open up in the morning, so go to sleep.

67Cheers

December 17th, 2009
11:34 pm

BuLLdawgs are so ugly. Does that tell you something about the “hot wife”?

bull - dykes

December 17th, 2009
11:37 pm

bulldawg –

don’t take it out on Tech fans that you are just another bull dyke, ugay fan like me.

Be proud of our 7-5 season. Be proud that you have a nice shiny red and black strap on that was personally autographed by willie martinez and stamped with “30-24 – we bull dykes rule!” Yea baby!

be a proud bull dyke that you are and get back in bed with your girlfriend who just happens to look like rosie odonnell but is really a dude wearing your strapon pretending to be rosie odonnel.

That’s just the way us bull dyke fans like our women…er men…

It’s great to be a bull dyke!

bull - dykes

December 17th, 2009
11:46 pm

I personally hold willie responsible for uga’s demise. Willie, in an effort to introduce uga to some manly ugay bull dyke activities, created an environment for uga to experience some rectal trauma caused by a shiny red and black strap on worn by rennie curran.

we bull dykes can’t even treat our mascots right!

Buy hey – we beat Tech and we’re going to Shreveport! And we sold it out!

And we have worthless coaches who are fired!

And even the ACC coaches don’t want to coach here at UGA!

Boy – those ACC coaches would rather stay in their conference can coach at almight ugay!

Hey… didn’t our Heach coach play at an ACC team and also coach at an ACC team that dominated college football more than any other SEC school ever???

It doesn’t matter – we are bottom feeders of the SEC and we are proud bull dykes!

I’d rather be 7-5 and be considered a toilet and play in a toilet bowl than be ranked in the top 10 and play in the BCS!

It’s great to be a a ugay bull dyke!

bull - dykes

December 17th, 2009
11:50 pm

shane and bull dawg = aka too bull dykes in a pod…

They seemed to have disappeared. They must have met in one of their trailers for a nice evening together to hang out in their snuggies pretending they are joe cox…

Any one want to take bets on which on is the pitcher and which one is the catcher tonight?

It’s great to be a bull dyke!!

Ugay sells sugar bowl rings on ebay. now that is how you treat achievement!!

December 17th, 2009
11:57 pm

Bulldawg is just an sec homer who most likely works the 2am shift at the local waffle house with his lot rent at the mobile home park, 2 months behind! Keep sniffing a** and licking b*lls dude, thats all you dogs are good for!! You lost to kentucky at home for the 1st time in what 30 years? Yeah man, you are so superior, you are 3-17 in your last 20 games against florida. Here is a stat for you…..in 10 of those 20 games, they have beat you by more than 25 points in those games! 25 points or more!! You are not even in the same sentence with bama or uf bro. you say 30-24, i say congrats o your win but i’m happy with (4-2) and 8 straight wins over ugay. Its like the 220-0 win over cumberland which has tech in the record books, some things will never change homer, just like you will never pass tech in national titles or break your pathetic 8 straight losing streak in the series! Enjoy shreveport and the 2nd worst sec bowl. 1 program on the rise and the other downward, Just look at the polls homer, i don’t see ugay anywhere? Tech has 2 all-americans to your 1 who is a joke punter. So i guess (2-1) (4-2) and 8 STRAIGHT!!!!! Hey , if waffle house doesn’t workout homer, I heard the porn industry has an ad for a male puffer? You better get the sec homer lockjaw fixed

THWG

bull - dykes

December 18th, 2009
12:01 am

yes – bull dawg the bull-dyke would be an excellent puffer. He specialty would be the ugay trailer trash themes..

BuLLdawg

December 18th, 2009
12:06 am

CUPCAKES ?

Your argument : Georgia Tech DID INDEED PLAY 6 GAMES AGAINST TEAMS NOT EVEN IN A BOWL GAME.

Yes, you did. And, you GOT BEAT by UGA 24-30 and we ONLY PLAYED 3 TEAMS who are NOT IN A BOWL GAME.

Florida only played 4 who are NOT IN A BOWL GAME and Florida’s NCAA Official Strength of Schedule is thereore NO WHERE NEAR AS TOUGH A SCHEDULE AS FLORIDA’S.

But, let’s not let FACTS be entered.

Just really dumb statements by Tech fans (both of you.)

Perhaps we should review the CUPCAKES Georgia Tech played this season ?

That what you do about Florida who ONLY PLAYED 3.

3 TEAMS FLORIDA PLAYED NOT IN A BOWL GAME.

6 TEAMS GEORGIA TECH PLAYED NOT IN A BOWL GAME.

3 TEAMS UGA PLAYED NOT IN A BOWL GAME.

ALABAMA ?

NOW YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT ALABAMA’S STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE.

Look Nerds, taking into account IOWA, Georgia Tech SoS officially by The NCAA is Number 36 in the country.

ALABAMA IS NUMBER 2 SoS.

UGA. That is who you WERE TALKING ABOUT.

UGA is SoS Number 13 and that takes into account Shreveport.

UGA 3 games against teams not in a bowl.

Tech 6 games against teams not in a bowl.

Florida 3 games against teams not in a bowl.

Alabama 3 games against teams not in a bowl.

So, far that is all your argument is, that Tech played you say Number 15 SoS when confronted with CUPCAKE CITY for your schedule of 6 non-bowl “opponents.”

And, UGA Florida and Alabama only played 3 opponents not in a bowl game.

Tech 6 “opponents” not in a bowl game.