Tech could use something big from Favors

Favors and one of his monster dunks

Favors and one of his monster dunks

 

   It’s time for something special from Derrick Favors.

   Tech’s freshman standout hasn’t his breakout game yet, and I’m not predicting it’ll come against Duke. Not because the Duke inside game is all that special – though the Blue Devils do have length and depth – but because I think Duke will make it really hard for Favors to get the ball in the low post, period.

   But some kind of something needs to come from Favors in this five-game stretch (against four ranked opponents) if Tech is going to have the year people around the program expect.

   And yes, I believe, he definitely has it in him.

   I know Favors’ totals are down the last couple of games – 14 points on only six field goals. Part of that is foul trouble, which limited him to only 23 minutes against Charlotte and 21 minutes against Georgia. Part of that, I think, is a lack of aggression on his part, in demanding the ball, in taking shots and taking the ball to the basket. (He’s taken only two free throws in the last two games.)

   For a few hints on how to be more active around the basket, he needs to look only to Gani Lawal, who went from scoring 2 points vs. Winston-Salem State to 29 against Charlotte and 21 against Georgia. He knew he needed to step it up offensively.

   I’ve read some on this blog, people questioning Favors’ talent. I think that’s a little nuts. There’s nothing I’ve seen to tell me he’s not the special player he’s billed to be. He’s not having the explosive season of John Wall at Kentucky. But he doesn’t seem to me to have that kind of personality to begin with, nor does he play a position where he gets to come down court with the ball in his hands.

   He’s relying on teammates to get him the ball, and Tech’s not doing that with the fluidity and regularity it should be. But Favors, for his part, sometimes seems selfless and laid back to a fault. He is content to do the hard work, play defense, get rebounds, and let the offense come to him.

   It’s getting to the time where he should come to the offense. And I don’t mean taking a bunch of shots from 17 feet. Those are not working for him. But his moves around the basket? Cat-like. He’s quick. He’s the one you see higher in the air than his defenders (regardless of how many). If the ball doesn’t go in, it doesn’t, but you see him getting good shots off and wonder why he’s not taking more of them. (One ugly sequence against Georgia notwithstanding.)

   Favors has scored in double-digits in all but three of Tech’s games. He’s averaging 12.1 points per game, 8.8 rebounds – absolutely steady numbers. But his season-high for a game is 18 points against George Mason. I keep waiting for the breakout, and we’re to the point where there aren’t easy opponents to do it against.

   The last two games it’s like he’s going through a little of the freshman transition. He’s drawn some tough fouls he didn’t like, especially on the offensive end for hooking a defender. But as Lawal said this morning, Favors has got to learn to shake those off and keep playing. He’s got to respond from things not going his way, forget them, and get on to the next play.

   The Duke game would be a good start.

This just in (and it ain’t even basketball):

   Tech announced today that Tom Glavine will be the featured speaker at the 15th annual benefit dinner for Georgia Tech’s baseball team on Feb. 18. The Yellow Jackets’ season kicks off Feb. 19 with the first of three games against Missouri State.

   The event will be held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. Time and ticket information is yet to be determined.

   Other familiar names to speak at the event include John Smoltz, Chipper Jones and Jeff Francoeur, and former Yellow Jackets Jason Varitek, Mark Teixeira and Nomar Garciaparra. For more information contact Nick Scherer at 404-894-2261 or nscherer@athletics.gatech.edu.

58 comments Add your comment

first

January 8th, 2010
3:29 pm

omgfirst!!!!

30-24 Dawgs - WE RUN THIS STATE!

January 8th, 2010
3:30 pm

Favors scored 8 points in Hewitt’s 73-66 loss to the unranked Dawgs!

Wow

January 8th, 2010
3:30 pm

GT in CT

January 8th, 2010
4:05 pm

It seems to me that Tech is making it too easy to defend the inside guys by not hitting outside shots and stretching the defense. Where is the sharpshooter hitting three’s? It looks like there are a number of candidates, but … All successful teams have to have a threat from three-point land. Fix that problem, and I think Favors will get his points.

Carroll Rogers

January 8th, 2010
4:24 pm

good point, GT in CT. I think Brian Oliver is probably their best outside shooter. He’s 2-for-11 in the last three games for Tech from 3-point range. Think he’s rushed his shots a little but we’ve already seen he can swish ‘em.

yellarjacket

January 8th, 2010
4:24 pm

Good point GT in CT. I have been saying that all year. Well coached teams like Duke will simply play a 2-3 zone. They will double team Favors and Lawal and make Tech beat them from the perimeter.

By the way, in our last three games against quality opponents (FSU, Charlotte, UGA), we were a combined 14-56 from 3pt line. Most of these 3pt shots were wide open considering teams are doubling down on Lawal/Favors. We’ve got to make teams pay for doubling teaming our big men. If our guards would cut to the basket when their man goes to double, then we might get some easy layups or get to the free throw line. I can’t believe Hewitt doesn’t see this. It is basic fundamental basketball.

Carroll Rogers

January 8th, 2010
4:38 pm

I know Duke is playing a little zone now because of the influence Jim Boeheim has had on Krzyzewski during the Olympics, but I still don’t see them playing it a ton. Though if they start to get in foul trouble, they might. But yeah, your analysis is good, Yellar….(I like that, ol’ Yellar.)

andre

January 8th, 2010
4:41 pm

i thought Hewit was good coach but the more i see of him the more i see he suck. he cant teach guards get favors the ball

Ozzy

January 8th, 2010
4:47 pm

I’m a season ticket holder, and I’ll admit I sipped a little of the “this is the year things get better Kool Aid”.

I think most people who have seen Tech play this year would say it looks a lot more like the same old same old under Hewitt than a year of better results. The loss to Georgia on “Black Tuesday” was worse than the football loss to me. Florida State at home? Dayton? Come on.

Can’t shoot, way too many turnovers, no half court offense, defense stinks, lousy coaching, can’t inbound half the time. Yup, it’s a typical Hewitt year.

I’ll throw a name out there – how bout Mike Anderson from Mizzou? He’d probably like to coach ACC Bball. Mark Price as a shooting coach.

Please do something D Rad!

yellarjacket

January 8th, 2010
4:48 pm

Carroll – Good article. Yes, you’re right about Duke. They play a tenacious man to man, but that’s what Tech wants them to play. It’s harder to come double our big men if we’re spread out and Duke is playing man to man. I’m just saying the blueprint to really stopping Lawal and Favors was laid out by Leonard Hamilton. FSU clogged the lane and made almost impossible for our guards to even pass the ball into the post, much less put Lawal/Favors in a good position to score. I hope Duke plays man to man all game. I think we’ll handle it better than the zone.

GT in CT

January 8th, 2010
5:05 pm

Carroll, I think Hewitt was asked about Oliver in a recent presser and said something like, “He knows what he has to do to get on the floor.” This is probably code for lack of hustle or defense or both. But sometimes I wonder if Hewitt isn’t too fanatical about that. If a guy is hitting 3’s and giving up 2’s, I’ll take it. Or if he’s adding a dimension to the offense, maybe it’s worth the defensive liability.

ND

January 8th, 2010
5:38 pm

Dook will win by double digits going away. K already has his plan in place where Blewitt is still wondering how he should play tomorrow.

bugsquacher

January 8th, 2010
6:17 pm

hahahahahahah 30-24. No top10 AP ranking…. lost 2 of last three…. wahahahahahhahaha……. you nerds crack me up…..

juvenal

January 8th, 2010
6:17 pm

i got tix this yr cuz i thot even ph cudn’t scru these guyz up-i asked my ms post fsu to remind wy i’d got tix[u kant giv them away], she reminded ov abuv-we agreed we will NEVER get tix again while this guy is coach…Taz, PLEASE help us when cg is payed of next yr…don’t care much bout baseball, too boring, not spending 1+? weeks in OMAHA till i’m so old got NUTTIN bettr to do[won't be wirkin den]…

juvenal

January 8th, 2010
6:19 pm

bugsquacher

January 8th, 2010
6:19 pm

oh wait….even better…. did you lose to an unranked GA BB team? what? ha…haha…hahahahah…wahahahahahhahahhaha…please stop it, youre killing me…..

Biff Pocoroba

January 8th, 2010
6:19 pm

Paul Hewitt is holding a prayer/pep rally at AMC tonight at 8 pm. He wants all fans to come down and pray that Duke’s flight gets canceled due to the weather and that the game tomorrow is postponed. Other than that, we have no chance with Hewitt and his staff on the bench calling time outs after every basket.

SEC REF

January 8th, 2010
6:23 pm

lets go boys, our work here is done…..lmao

juvenal

January 8th, 2010
6:23 pm

not 1 fuma retred on the roster-wud go Uchicago or ivy 1st…no that means 0 to u, thats part uv wy the usa is so freeked up….

Technophobia

January 8th, 2010
8:13 pm

Juvenal, are you lazy or stupid?

superDawg

January 8th, 2010
8:46 pm

telepathy really works no what I mean.FT.

elfamousburrito

January 9th, 2010
12:06 am

Carroll, I’m glad you’re covering GT basketball this season. I read many of your articles for the braves and think you do a great job. It makes following the bball team a little more tolerable….

Red Foreman

January 9th, 2010
12:37 am

UGay bball is like having a gay brother…you SUCK!!!!!

Didn't hurt a bit to Lose to UGA 24-30, not 1 bit.

January 9th, 2010
7:09 am

Carroll Rogers, did you ever go to Wieuca ? Is this Tech could use something big from Favors, a reference to the GET THE BROOM OUT, GA tek has LOST the CLEAN SWEEP from UGA Bulldogs, women’s basketball 50-56, men’s basketball 66-7, and football 24-30 at GA tek; and do not forget that all 3 UGA teams all 3 have a HIGHER APR than GA tek too.

GA tek is NOT GOOD.

Admit it Carroll Rogers.

3 Polls 3 Final Polls have UGA Bulldogs ranked in the Top 25 at 22, 22, and 24.

UGA Bulldogs are ranked in Several of the Official BCS Polls Final Top 25 :

Number 22 Kenneth Massey Official BCS Poll Final Ranking 22 UGA Bulldogs.

Number 24 Peter Wolfe Official BCS Poll Final Ranking 24 UGA Bulldogs.

Number 24 Jeff Sagarin ELO-CHESS Rankings.

GA tek fans, did you get that ?

SAGARIN RANKS UGA BULLDOGS NUMBER 24.

SAGARIN ALSO RANKS SEC # 1 CONFERENCE, Big East 2nd, then PAC-10.

Where is the STINKING ACC GA tek fans ? Jeff Sagarin RANKINGS.

Remember ?

3-4 ACC Bowl Record

2-5 PAC-10 Bowl Record

6-4 SEC Bowl Record including UGA Bowl Win number 26 three have more.

Big XII ? Not even a Winning Bowl Record.

ACC and Big XII had a LOSING BOWL RECORD coming into this season.

ACC and Big XII BOTH still have LOSING BOWL RECORD.

ACC added to it.

Coach Richt and Rodney Garner have PULLED the scholarship OFFER to B.J. Butler a 3-Star undersized 240 lbs. Defensive End who has 4.65 speed in the 40-yard dash. He has committed to Charlie Strong at Louisville.

This opens up a Scholarship Offer.

Give it to Mack Brown.

Starting 1997, Mike Bobo’s brilliant Senior Season, UGA had been ranked every year for 13 Consecutive Years in the Final AP Poll. We had not been ranked every year in the Final Coaches’ Poll. There were other polls we had not made the Top 25 of. Frankly, we have had several seriously flawed, underachieving, and greatly disappointing seasons since the day DJ Shockley graduated with Honors from UGA following the 2005 Season and SEC Championship.

We have messed up in Recruiting.

We have had serious holes, demanding 4 and 5-Star Commitments, and have failed miserably at filling those glaring obvious holes. We have done this while we have instead stockpiled our 85 Scholarships at positions where instead we were already 5 Deep.

GLARING HOLES :

Defensive Ends, for example. Signing 5 in 3 weeks now will only make this WORSE.

Safety, for example.

Cornerbacks, for example signing only 1 a year for 5 consecutive years now.

Defensive Tackles now having only gotten 1 year 5 years in a row now.

Fullbacks after this up-coming season.

Also, it appeared obvious that we would have to move stockpiled receivers to defensive backs and failed miserably on that as well.

And, we should have long ago not waited until recently, moved stockpiled linebackers to Defensive Ends.

Of course, Coach Richt has had a real problem in his decisions of coaches’ on his staff, surrounding himself with YES MEN, buddies, college roommates, and out-of-position position coaches with zero experience at the position Coach Richt put them in, and not one coach on his staff with 1 single solitary day of NFL Coaching Experience.

He still doesn’t have 1 single coach with NFL Coaching Experience.

Not 1.

We did not play Knowshon Moreno, instead redshirting him, and therefore only got to see the best running back in UGA history over the last 25 seasons, 2 years. Very sad decisions, all of these.

We did redshirt Washaun Ealey, and then three-quarters through Game 5, ripped the Redshirt OFF Washaun Ealey. Another blunder in personnel for a brain trust that frankly has had way too many of these.

But, we have played a very tough schedule, and as I predicted all along, we have ended up outside the Final AP Poll Top 25, and outside the Final USA Today Coaches’ Poll.

There is nothing that you can do about that.

Playing Texas A&M who ends with a losing record 6-7 on December 28 in the Bowl Number 11 of 35 bowls, is not going to get you ranked no matter the 44-20 obliteration. And frankly the losses to not 1 but 2 unranked 7-6 teams who otherwise would not have had a winning record for 2009-2010, Tennessee vols and Kentucky Wildcats, sealed our fate, despite the win over Number 13 GA tek.

This gave us SEVEN (7) LOSSES to teams NOT RANKED in the Final AP Poll Top 25 in the Coach Richt Era.

We have to cut that crap out.

BAD LOSSES. 7.

Frankly, you can add the LOSS to GA tek 2008 to that list of BAD LOSSES too, although they barely did end up in the Final AP Poll Top 25 in 2008. But, they would NOT have, had they not beat UGA in 2008.

But, it is quite clear that Coach Richt has 7 Losses to teams NOT RANKED in the Final AP Poll Top 25.

Kentucky and Tennessee vols both at 7-6 at no point this season were going to end up in the Final AP Poll Top 25. How do you lose to such teams who otherwise would not have even had a winning record. A study of both teams shows that NEITHER KY nor the vols BEAT ANYONE.

And, they beat Coach Richt.

HOW DO YOU LOSE TO A TEAM LIKE THAT ?

BAD COACHING STAFF.

Also :

7 LOSSES to teams NOT RANKED in Final AP Poll Top 25 Coach Richt Era.

18-20 against teams Ranked in the Final AP Poll Top 25 Coach Richt Era.

I don’t have to tell you these are NOT the results of an Elite Program with Top Broyles Award Type Coaching Staff in the Coach Richt Era.

9 years, you don’t have 7 Losses to UNRANKED Final AP Poll Top 25 teams.

9 years, you don’t have LOSING RECORD 18-20 vs Final AP Poll Top 25 teams.

Coach Richt Era.

You don’t have EITHER of these absolute facts, and be Elite.

Your Coaching STAFF in total is to blame.

Coach Richt has done a SORRY JOB of hiring a Coaching Staff for him to be CEO over.

None of his entire coaching staff have ever coached in the NFL 1 day.

We pay him enough money that he should either take back over making play call decisions, which is his only claim to fame and why we hired him, or he has to hire an ENTIRE COACHING STAFF made up of current NFL Coaches.

Do I mind if he hires a Defensive Backs’ Position Coach from the NFL and makes him the Defensive Coordinator ? Oh, I think that is exactly what he must do.

He whiffed on Chavis last season, when I told him he had to go get Chief.

He didn’t listen.

A lot of that is the blame of the other UGA Bulldog posters, who had all these wild nasty statements they wanted to make about Willie Martinez ALL LAST SEASON, when they could have instead, gone past that on to the SOLUTION.

And, you were not unified what you wanted.

Congratulations though.

By doing what you have been doing for several years now, harping on just only Willie Martinez, you got him FIRED.

Coach Richt’s college roommate Willie Martinez FIRED.

It was a tough choice for an SEC Head Football Coach, who has said for years, that he would NOT be making ANY changes on his staff.

I told him he could either make wholesale changes to his coaching staff, or he could leave with the lot of them.

I pointed out our issues on Offense.

I pointed out our issues on Recruiting.

I pointed out our issues on Special Teams.

I pointed out our issues at DE and Safety and Cornerbacks.

I pointed out our issues with well over 120 suspensions by Coach Richt in his 9 years.

You ?

Willie Martinez sucks. Fire Willie Martinez.

Congratulations.

You got what you wanted.

Moreover, the real issue remains that Coach Richt has surrounded himself with YES MEN, and has 0 with 1 day NFL Coaching Experience.

Excuse me, Coach Richt SUCKS at HIRING A COACHING STAFF.

He has sucked at it for 9 years and counting.

He SUCKS AT HIRING COACHES TODAY JANUARY 9, 2010.

3 WEEKS AND 1 DAY before NATIONAL SIGNING DAY.

No Defensive Coordinator.

No Defensive Backs Coach.

No Defensive Ends Coach.

No Linebackers Coach.

No Special Teams Kick-Off Coach.

No Special Teams Kick-Off Return Coach.

No Special Teams Punt Return Coach.

Have you read the quotes of our Commitments ? Have you ?

Florida HIRED A GREAT DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR, YESTERDAY.

Coach Richt WHIFFED ON THAT ONE TOO, and Coach Richt SHOULD HAVE HIRED HIM BEFORE Florida even knew they needed 1. Coach Richt fired his Defensive Coordinator A FREAKING MONTH before Charlie Strong LEFT as Florida’s Defensive Coordinator.

We ain’t beating no Florida, us with our staff and them with their staff, by DIRECT CONTRAST. We can’t get THOSE RECRUITS. They want THOSE COACHES, not Coach Richt’s assemblage of nobodies all out of position to teach them what they need to enhance their career. And, they are NOT SURROUNDED by the players Florida has, not here. We have no one in our entire Secondary like we always used to have my whole lifetime.

Stacy Searels better get off his butt and do something with all these Offensive Linemen we already had here when we hired him. He has NOT lived up to his billing. Has he ?

When you open the UGA Media Guide, the 1st thing you see if the COACHING STAFF.

Then, the players.

WE DON’T HAVE A COACHING STAFF AND HAVE NOT HAD ONE, AND COACH RICHT DOESN’T GIVE A CRAP.

3 WEEKS AND DAY BEFORE SIGNING DAY, and NO DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR ?

God Almighty Above.

We have a former UGA wide receiver whose dad was a great tailback for us as Running Back Coach.

We have a former running back at UTC Chattanooga who then became running backs’ coach at several places including South Carolina, who is our Wide Receivers’ Coach.

We have an Offensive Coordinator who has never worked anywhere but at UGA (except 1 year as QB coach at Jacksonville State) who has never held the position of Offensive Coordinator anywhere in his lifetime. His play calls are BOOED LOUDLY by Sanford Stadium fans all the time.

All the time.

He gets in 3rd and long and runs the ball.

We have a Tight Ends Coach who can’t figure out that Orson Charles is our Best Tight End. This Tight Ends Coach is in fact a former Quarterback. God Almighty is all I can say. What the hell does a freaking QB know about Tight Ends ?

OR ANY OF THESE OTHER ALL OUT OF POSITION COACHES ?

Not 1 of them has 1 day experience coaching in the NFL.

That’s it for Coach Richt’s Coaching Staff.

There isn’t anyone else.

THAT STAFF has taken the Number 7 Recruiting Class we, the fans of UGA Bulldogs, have handed them.

AVERAGE NUMBER 7 RANKINGS BOTH RIVALS AND SCOUT.COM EVERY YEAR FOR 10 YEARS IN A ROW NOW OF THE COACH RICHT ERA :

And gone :

18-20 vs the Final AP Poll Top 25 for 9 years now.

7 Losses to NOT RANKED teams in the Final AP Poll Top 25 for 9 years now.

Don’t give me this B.S. this CRAP that all we need is a Defensive Freaking Coordinator.

Poor Jackets

January 9th, 2010
7:40 am

How embarrassing to lose to UGA in basketball. Let’s just send Mr Hewitt on his way…maybe we can hire Bobby Cremins.

Buzz29

January 9th, 2010
7:50 am

I got two tickets to todays game on Friday morning from ramblingwreck.com. 36 hours before tip-off there was still unsold tickets to the Duke game. Unreal. Thanks for making our basketball program a giant turd swirlie Phew.

Hell, I’m only going because my buddy is a huge Duke fan and he bribed me into going.

Also, welcome back bulldawg. I’ve missed your rambling post, in a sadistic kinda way.

Ozzy

January 9th, 2010
7:57 am

bulldawg’s a douche with no frickin life.

Poor Dawg Nation

January 9th, 2010
8:42 am

Didn’t hurt a bit to Lose to UGA 24-30, not 1 bit……..Thanks for the post! 8-5 with all that talent and a saint as coach….The pain is real….perhaps an addiction to painkillers would ease your pain….September is only 8 months away, but your pain will continue becausee….Florida will beat you again, Tenn. will beat you again…..Auburn will beat you this year….GT will beat you this year….Arakansas will beat you, and Miss St. will beat you…..from the ‘man that had to hurt’ debacle of 2008, which ended with ‘45-42′ to you know who…..to the blood-letting 8-5 record of 2009….UGA, so imaciated now, will struggle to produce 6-6 in 2010….poor Dawg Nation, so proud to be in the great SEC….too dumb to realize they are, will continue to be, just members of the conference and not it’s champion…no, that title will belong to the real top tier programs like Alabama and Florida and LSU, with Tenn. and Auburn and Arkansas the up and coming…..and poor Dawg Nation hanging on the thought of being great, the memory of Vince Dooley, a perrenial national champion contender in their own minds, and just a want-to-be to the rest of the nation, 1980 was just yesterday,right?…..Poor, poor Dawn Nation….again, try the painkillers…..and unless you want to see more disappointment than you had with Goff and Donnan, I would suggest the entire bottle……..

ACC Fan

January 9th, 2010
9:04 am

Look at the success of Tech basketball players after they turn Pro. They are playing better with the Pros than they did in college. Could this be that present coaching at Tech didn’t know how to play or coach them up to their full potential?

YOU EARNED THE RAZZING

January 9th, 2010
9:14 am

Just a reminder Magggots… You win the A-she-she Chumpioship and don’t even finish in the top ten. Shows you how much respect winning the A-she-she gets you. Win the SEC and you are National Champs.

You are #2 in the state of GA. 30 to 24..24 to 14, 8 of 9 and 60/39 oh and 73 to 66… how sweet it is to own the maggots….Glad it hurts so bad.

5th in the SEC East

January 9th, 2010
9:18 am

You Earned….where did UGA finish in the polls? Did they win a BCS Conference?…just checking.

YOU EARNED THE RAZZING

January 9th, 2010
9:28 am

We beat Georgia Tech at home the year they won the A-she-she.

Translation.. even at our worst we are better than the maggots in football and basketball. We are state champs baby… Glad it hurts so bad.

Ozzy

January 9th, 2010
9:29 am

You Earned -

“Win the SEC and you are National Champs”. Very true.

The problem is – you don’t win the SEC. You’re not even in the top tier of the SEC now – and your program is on the decline.

All college football fans know there are three top teams in the SEC. You know who they are so no need to name them, let’s just say there’s no “G” in any of their names.

Face it dawgie – your program is irrelevant, and looks to stay that way for the forseeable future.

Glad it hurts so bad!!

5th in the SEC East

January 9th, 2010
9:35 am

UGA fans know that the SEC Championship is no longer possible, therefore they judge the success of their season by whether or not thy beat GT….I love it….

Looked but couldn;t find

January 9th, 2010
9:39 am

UGA where are you? I looked all over and couldn’t find you ranked in any polls. What a pathetic bunch of losers!!!!!!!!!!! Georgia Tech on the other hand is 13th and positioned to win the National Championship next year. UGA will be a bottom feeder again next year. It must really hurt.

Looked but couldn;t find

January 9th, 2010
9:45 am

I need some help. I must have over looked UGA will all these idiot bloggers thumping their chest for such a horrible team. Can someone tell me where they are ranked, I still can’t find it?

Stinger

January 9th, 2010
9:49 am

I guess since UGA was preseason # 1 last year and Tech stomped them, we won the National Championship last year. We now have 5.

GTman

January 9th, 2010
9:53 am

If Favors truly wants to be a great player he needs to become more selfish like Jordan, Bryant, LeBron, Wall, etc. These players want the ball and demand it. So far, Favors seems disinterested and lazy.

Time to step it up NOW!

YOU EARNED THE RAZZING

January 9th, 2010
10:12 am

UGA won the SEC in 2005 and 2002. We will win it again. It’s a little harder to win than the A-She She.. 30 to 24, 24 to 14(embarrassed on National TV) 8 of 9 (means we own you) 77 to 63 ( even in BB) 60/39.

Glad it hurts so bad maggots…

YOU EARNED THE RAZZING

January 9th, 2010
10:13 am

We are ranked #1 in the stat of Georgia…. State Champs baby 8 of the last 9 years… beat your bestteam in 20 years with our worst team in 13… that says it all…. Glad it hurts so bad.

superDawg

January 9th, 2010
10:38 am

stinger crying again boy you are one sad nerd.gt 0 for 0 that should make you feel better.

I must have missed the dynasty...

January 9th, 2010
10:38 am

Why are there so many UGA losers that linger to talk trash about 30-24? We played our worst, you played your best and we still had a chance to win. Get over it.

At a distance, it is comical how some (not all, but mostly the idiots on this blog) act like UGA is the second coming. The Canes of the 80s, Noles of the 90s or Gators of the 2000s. The fact that LSU, Florida and now Alabama win championships doesn’t make Georgia a better program. The way they pound their collective chests and attempt to pick on GT, you’d think they had have actually won some national championships.

superDawg

January 9th, 2010
10:42 am

When it comes to being rank tek is #1!

ga tech is a football school

January 9th, 2010
11:44 am

GATECH can shut the basketball program down for all I care, it is FOOTBALL baby that matters and CPJ will get us the best Defensive Coordinator, how about JON TENUTA JON TENUTA JON TENUTA or GEORGE OLEARY!

Carroll Rogers

January 9th, 2010
1:56 pm

Sorry, running a test on that last one….

“Didn’t hurt a bit,” my goodness, don’t be afraid to edit yourself OK? short and punchy carries the most weight I think.

Roads weren’t too bad, except the occasional ice patch in my neighborhood! it’s filling in nicely here. except those seat backs across the floor from the benches. Don’t know why those never fill up, not early anyway. Ol’ Techies with lots of money who just buy up the tickets??

Carroll Rogers

January 9th, 2010
2:14 pm

think i’ve seen more transition baskets (or attempts anyway) by tech here in the first five minutes vs. Duke than the whole game vs. Georgia. Tech is going to play faster today

Carroll Rogers

January 9th, 2010
2:19 pm

Glen Rice Jr in at 12:50 in first half

NoCoach Hewitt

January 9th, 2010
2:25 pm

For Favors to do something “BIG” he needs to have a coach who teaches the game and puts him in situations where he can excel. However, as it is Blewitt has never called a play for an inside player in his entire sham of a career. Well in fact he has never even called a real play.

So since the ball never goes inside and the best two players on the team are frontcourt players we are done. Match the with the 20+ turnovers Blewitts team averages and we have no shot. I will have an extra $50 after we lose today by more than 15.

Carroll Rogers

January 9th, 2010
2:37 pm

Every time Favors has touched the ball, he’s got 2, if not 3, guys on him. Subsequently he has 0 points so far in the first 13 minutes. he did have an alley oop try but went up for it with one hand and it was too tough to catch

NoCoach Hewitt

January 9th, 2010
2:37 pm

Proof GT Basketball is Extremely Horrifying to Watch: Right now instead of watching Blewitt’s “team” I am watching Jersey Freaking Shore!!!!!! Waiting for the football game to start…………i don’t think i personlly need anymore proof that this program could no possible be any worse