Details on honoring the 1990 team

Georgia Tech will honor its 1990 national championship football team on Nov. 12 and 13.

Players and coaches will be invited to a private party on Friday and will attend the next day’s game against Miami at Bobby Dodd Stadium. In what should be a highlight for fans, some of those players will lead the team down Yellow Jacket Alley and into the stadium before the game.

1990_20thAnniversary_LogoCoached by Bobby Ross, the team started the season unranked but went 11-0-1, defeating Nebraska 45-21 in the Citrus Bowl, to take over No. 1 in the final coaches poll.

It was the last Tech team to win an ACC title outright before the Paul Johnson team did so last season.

“The 1990 national championship is a hugely significant milestone in Georgia Tech’s storied history,” athletics director Dan Radakovich said in a statement. “We are very much looking forward to having the players, coaches and administrators from that team return to campus as we celebrate their accomplishment.”

The team caught the nation’s attention when it knocked off No. 1 Virginia, 41-38, on a Scott Sisson field goal with 7 seconds remaining in Charlottesville on Nov. 3 .

“It takes a special group of guys to win a national championship the way we did and it created an eternal bond,” said Marlon Williams, who played on the 1990 team. “I’m really looking forward to being in the presence of such classy and courageous teammates again. I am certain the fellowship will be unforgettable and the reunion a huge success.”

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gtsports

June 8th, 2010
6:44 am

Congratulations guys! It will be nice to see everyone again. Great memories for me of being on campus (the game was at UVA) and tearing down the goalposts in BDS@HGF.

dawgfan

June 8th, 2010
7:31 am

What the heck is Bobby Ross up to these days Techies? He sure got the hell out of dodge quick, didn’t he? Has the guy even set foot on your dump campus since he bailed for the NFL? Not a lot of loyalty down on the Flats. It seems that every decent coach you’ve ever had (and there haven’t been many) have used you like toilet paper to get to bigger and better things. I think you’ve finally got your guy in Manboobs though. I can’t imagine his high school offense flying anywhere other than the ACC or some other mid major level conference. And, truth be told, I don’t think the guy aspires for much more than that. He’s the perfect option!!!

Apparently the Buffs will be celebrating their ‘90 National Title when we go out there in October. I hope they only get 4 downs in that game.

Have a great day Techies.

Burdell

June 8th, 2010
7:33 am

1990 was the year before I graduated high school and started my career at Georgia Tech. My brother-in-law was on the 1990 team and has a National Championship ring to prove it. Good times.

GO JACKETS!!

worst year of college football

June 8th, 2010
7:38 am

Look at the final AP top 25 and tell me who this team beat worth anything. The best win was Clemson. The bowl win was against a 3 loss Nebraska team. Virginia was #1 when Tech won in Charlottsville, but they didn’t win again that year and finished 8-4. Bad tie against UNC. 6-3 win against a vad Va. Tech team. Colorado, Miami, Notre Dame etc. would have all wiped the field with this team if given the chance. Just look how this team with a very similar roster got trounced in the kickoff classic in the Meadowlands 8 months later. Worst team to claim any part of a NC in at least 50 years

that game meant nothing to Paul Johnson"

June 8th, 2010
7:47 am

i beg to differ…..although they were voted a split national championship with Colorado…they at least did so by winning the mighty Citrus Bowl! of course “What has Georgia done since 1980?”…a quote from Paul Johnson after the 2010 tech/Georgia game

ted

June 8th, 2010
8:15 am

Hey doggie fan- he left because of having to deal with academics unlike your hypocritical mutt coach who should do more missionary work in athens where the need is greater. go pick up your sister as she probably nailed down another recruit you idiot

GT tom

June 8th, 2010
8:18 am

Dawgfan, grow up you loser. Sorry that putting someone else down is the only way you can validate any kind of self worth to yourself. What a pathetic and irrelevant attempt to put Georgia Tech down. Between Dodd, Heisman, and now Johnson, great coaching is something Georgia Tech definitely does not lack.

Fake tans, idiotic Ford commercials, and bowl games in Shreveport, on the other hand, are some things we could work on if we want to be as cool as you.

MarkTwain

June 8th, 2010
8:19 am

The 1990 Colorado Buffaloes got beat by Illinois. That’s right, Illinois. They also needed the gift 5th down to beat Missouri. More importantly, Tech dismantled the same Nebraska team that Colorado had to rally in the fourth quarter to beat. Anybody that says Tech did not dismantle Nebraska in that game didn’t see it. I’m not even a Tech fan and it makes me puke every time I hear this come up. How they gave Colorado a piece of this thing is a joke.

Too Easy

June 8th, 2010
8:22 am

For ‘meant nothing to P.J.’: Since 1980, the Dawgs are 21-8 against git.

If there's no CURRENT Georgia Tech football to talk about...

June 8th, 2010
8:24 am

UGA fans will obsess over Georgia Tech football from TWENTY YEARS AGO.

I’d find something nice to say about your 1980 national title, Dawg fans, but it happened before my lifetime. And I’m 29.

ted

June 8th, 2010
8:26 am

GT-tom- you gotta love beer swilling moronic doggie fans. They live and think they are tough vicariously through their team and hide behind 12 your old girl like blogs. truly pathetic

bawahahahahaha!!!

June 8th, 2010
8:27 am

Wow, are you kidding? Yet another overhyped, overrated Yech baseball team. I figured you tools would at least wait and choke at the CWS, but dang, humiliated at home??? Just further proof as to why Yech should disband all of their male athletic programs and give their money and equipment to Georgia State. Finally Atlanta will have a school they can be proud of.

Too Easy

June 8th, 2010
8:27 am

gt tom: Are you seriously making fun of a bowl in Shreveport? Have you checked the git bowl itinerary (and record) for the last 10 years? Nut bowls, silicon bowls, blue turf bowls… I’ll take the one-year aberration. You can live on your one-year aberration, too.

Too Easy

June 8th, 2010
8:31 am

Easy, bawahahaetc: It was the umpires’ fault.

TDone

June 8th, 2010
8:33 am

For the Muttlanders, Muttland dodged so many bullets in 1980, it was crazy. It did not play Alabama, Oklahoma, or Pittsburgh and its only significant win was against Notre Dame which beat Alabama and TIED WINLESS GEORGIA TECH!!!

As for 1990, everyone knows that by New Year’s Day 1991, Tech was the best team in the nation and Colorado also needed a phantom clipping call against Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl to win their share of the NC added the 5th Down against Missouri.

You people never cease to amaze, even me.

ted

June 8th, 2010
8:33 am

too easy and bawahaha- let me know when you want your pansy asses kicked to the street

Too Easy

June 8th, 2010
8:42 am

I have to go now. ted’s keyboard is threatening me.

ted

June 8th, 2010
8:43 am

keyboard is nothing you little girl

Too Easy

June 8th, 2010
8:44 am

But before I go…Tdumb, you got a split championship as determined by those with the power. The Dawgs got a concensus championship, also determined by those with the same power. Your opinion means nothing to the argument.

ted

June 8th, 2010
8:44 am

time and place little boy- I would assume you favor bulldogs on p’tree

Too Easy

June 8th, 2010
8:45 am

‘keyboard is nothing’???????? Brilliant.

Too Easy

June 8th, 2010
8:46 am

‘little girl’, ‘little boy’. Make up your mind, unless, of course, you’d be happy with either.

ted

June 8th, 2010
8:51 am

As said- name the time and place whoever you are. Tired of idiotic uga mutts. Ready to go. Name it-

the real Old Gold

June 8th, 2010
8:52 am

“worst year of college football” — 1980.

Honoring Colorado, Miami, and N Dame and GT

June 8th, 2010
9:03 am

Imagine, that depending on what region you are in or in what city, there could be about 8 or 9 events honoring the NC in 1990. Miami, N Dame, Colorado and Southern Miss and Purdue and SW Texas State and NE Ohio U, all NCs in 1990.

aaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahaha

Jacket Backer

June 8th, 2010
9:06 am

still can’t believe that season….what a special group…..look forward to honoring them in the fall….

Go Jackets!!

40K Best Buy/Geek Squad Employee

June 8th, 2010
9:10 am

UA 10 GT 8… blah ha ha haaaaaa- SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC,

P. Johnson

June 8th, 2010
9:38 am

The 1990 GT ” national championship” team is a recognized joke. They barely won 3 of their games that season and then beat–and I am quoting Keith Jackson–look it up– “one of the weakest Nebraska teams we have seen in quite some time”.

Ezekiel

June 8th, 2010
9:51 am

Looking forward to seeing all the guys from the 1990 national championship team on campus again. Hard to believe that 20 years have passed, seems like only 17 or 18. BDS should be electric that day. You can talk more GT football at: http://www.bbuzzoff.com

Fight Fan

June 8th, 2010
9:57 am

Hey ted & too easy….whenever you two get together for your street beat down, be sure to videotape it and post it on YouTube so the rest of us and can continue to laugh at your immaturity!!

dawgfan

June 8th, 2010
10:07 am

Uh oh, it looks like we struck a Techie nerve.

So Ross left because of the tough academics, eh? And I am supposed to give two craps about this because…? You made your bed. Lay in it. That’s what I don’t understand about all your pouting and whining about supposed academic handicaps. We all know its a big fat Techie lie anyway (Two words: Reggie Ball), but even assuming its true what would you like everyone to do about it? Was Caleb King supposed to take a knee on the 5 yard line last year because your players take calculus? Do you propose that your opponents only field 9 players to level the playing field? None of this is going to happen Techies so I do not understand what you hope to accomplish with all of your whining, other than trying to make everyone feel sorry for you. Boo freaking hoo. If Tech can’t compete at the highest level because of academics that is YOUR problem and nobody elses. Maybe you should drop down a division or join the Sun Belt if life is so tough. You won’t be missed. Otherwise, shut the crap up and play ball.

Georgia Tech is a joke.

Kuntufecky

June 8th, 2010
10:15 am

Puke Pups Lost to Kentucky…and you will lose AGAIN

11-0-1

June 8th, 2010
10:22 am

I look forward to honoring this great team. They handled every obstacle in their way and they were the best team in the nation in 1990/1991 season. Not to mention the 40-23 absolute beat down of the puppies between the hedges (I still have some). We also beat the number 1 team in the nation, on the road. Yes, this 1990 GT team is a GREAT team and should be honored like all the other historically great Georgia Tech teams.

Fight Fan

June 8th, 2010
10:28 am

@ Kuntufecky….the Dawgs did lose to Kentucky and a few others, but I’m sure whooping up on GT brought a little satisfaction to them!

30-24
8 of 9

11-0-1

June 8th, 2010
10:35 am

Dawgfan – you referencing Caleb King is SO FUNNY. It is a microcosm of UGA false expectations that lead to delusional thinking. Dawg fans have been saying since you signed Caleb, he is the next UGA Heisman winner. He was still in high school and hurt, not playing as a senior. You red shirted him and kept saying, he is the best ever. He has had 2 ½ good games in his entire career, that’s it. And he is hurt and missed most of spring practice. Too Funny!

bb

June 8th, 2010
10:36 am

People that say that the 1990 Ga Tech team was not a great team and didn’t deserve the NC were obviously not old enough to remember the 1990 season. Things in 1990 were much different than they are now.

A few points:
- The ACC was perhaps the best conference in 1990 and showed it in the post-season
- The ACC placed 5 of it’s 8 teams (this was before FSU joined) in the bowls that year. More than any other conference, BTW. There were many fewer bowls in those days, so that was more of an accomplishment than it is now (i.e. just having a winning record wasn’t enough).
- The ACC went 3-1-1 in those bowl games
- The one lose was by Virginia to the SEC champion by 1 point. Which, as someone pointed out above lost 4 of their last 5 games. What they didn’t mention was that the week after the Tech game, Virginia’s starting QB was injured. With Shawn Moore, Virginia was seen, rightfully so, as the most talented team in the country (at least until they played GT).

Fight Fan

June 8th, 2010
10:38 am

I like living in the past

HugoStiglitz

June 8th, 2010
10:39 am

Wow, and I thought UGA fans were just upset because of the GT success in all of our sports recently. It turns out they are even still upset about 1990.

PMC

June 8th, 2010
10:39 am

The UPI championship was the only one that mattered anyway. They stomped Nebraska in the Citrus Bowl. The AP awarded a championship to a team that beat Missouri only because of an erronious 5th down.

superDawg

June 8th, 2010
10:40 am

Ted if you can’t take it why even waste your time here.

bb

June 8th, 2010
10:42 am

Just at few years later, that ‘weak’ Nebraska team won 2 consecutive NCs. Maybe they only looked weak compared to GT. They were ranked in the top 10 until they lost to Oklahoma in their last regular season game.

superDawg

June 8th, 2010
10:43 am

Stinger ALA. has tek right where they belong.

wesleywhatwhat

June 8th, 2010
10:43 am

dawgfan and tooeasy get sadder and sadder each time they post on a georgia tech blog.

anyway, it’s great to be a yellow jacket! again!

dawgfan/tooeasy – don’t hate. u can always celebrate the THIRTIETH anniversary of your first and only title this year. ya might want to do it soon before all involved parties keel over and die.

superDawg

June 8th, 2010
10:45 am

Caleb King was hurt and ran for 100 yds against tek.

bb

June 8th, 2010
10:49 am

Also, people seem to forget that in addition to the famous 5-th down game that should have been a loss. That Colorado team did lose another game and tied another one. That’s 3 games Colorado did not win (or shouldn’t have won). Colorado only won the NC because they got the sympathetic vote from the media, they were the feel good story because one of their star players had died the previous year.

Road Scholar

June 8th, 2010
11:02 am

40K: Good you are up to three letters, now try going to 4. And then, try making real words!

Should Tech’s NC team be sent to U of Colorado for their festivities for their alledged NC team….at their game against the Bulldogs! Justice!

dawgfan

June 8th, 2010
12:26 pm

r your comments here

BooBoo Man

June 8th, 2010
12:38 pm

One of only (8) D-1 schools that played in Post Season in all three major sports….not gymnastics!

SILLY UGA FANS

June 8th, 2010
2:52 pm

Wow! Never stops amazing me how these haters will rag on anything GT. I’m sorry your mighty UGA can’t get anything going since 1980 on the national stage except when they win the SEC and still can’t get to a NC because the SEC was weak the year they won it. As for the Baseball jabs I will agree I thought GT would have gone further, but atleast GT made it while UGA players watched on TV and got college credit for TV viewing.

SILLY UGA FANS

June 8th, 2010
3:02 pm

09/03/2005* #19 Boise State #13 Sanford Stadium • Athens, Georgia ESPN W 48-13
09/10/2005 South Carolina #9 Sanford Stadium • Athens ESPN W 17-15
09/17/2005* LA-Monroe #6 Sanford Stadium • Athens CSS W 44-7
09/24/2005 at Mississippi State #6 Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, Mississippi ESPN W 23-10
10/08/2005 at #7 Tennessee #4 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, Tennessee CBS W 27-14
10/15/2005 at Vanderbilt #4 Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, Tennessee ESPN2 W 34-17
10/22/2005† Arkansas #4 Sanford Stadium • Athens JP W 23-20
10/29/2005 vs. #18 Florida #4 Alltel Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida CBS L 14-10
11/12/2005 #17 Auburn #9 Sanford Stadium • Athens (Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry) ESPN L 31-30
11/19/2005 Kentucky #14 Sanford Stadium • Athens JP W 45-13
11/26/2005* at #24 Georgia Tech #13 Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, Georgia (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ABC W 14-7
12/03/2005 vs. #3 LSU #12 Georgia Dome • Atlanta (SEC Championship Game) CBS W 34-14
01/02/2006* vs. #11 West Virginia #8 Georgia Dome • Atlanta (Sugar Bowl) ABC L 38-35

UGAs schedule in 2005 win they squecked out the SECCG. Looks really similar to GTs schedule for the ACCCG except for UGAs extra loss. I know what you UGA fans will say “we dominated GT that year” except that once again you won by a single score and in your mind that means domination.