One of the keys to Clemson’s success against Tech…

Clemson spent a week working on Georgia Tech’s offense during its August practices. The result: a 27-13 win in which the Yellow Jackets were held to 325 yards in offense.

Virginia Tech did the Tigers one better, with some of its coaches travelling to Iowa this summer to pick the brains of its coaches. The Hawkeyes defeated the Yellow Jackets in the Orange Bowl, 24-14, holding them to 155 yards.

“Well we’ve respected how they play defense for a number of years, and of course they played Georgia Tech in their bowl game so it kind of had a dual purpose there, getting together and talking a little bit, of course talking about Georgia Tech somewhat too,” Beamer said.

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said, with the exception of defensive coordinator Al Groh visiting Bill Belichick, none of his coaches visited any other campuses during the summer because there wasn’t any reason. That’s because, with the exception of Navy, no one else runs Tech’s offense.

77 comments Add your comment

juvenal

October 27th, 2010
3:38 pm

no congrats need….

juvenal

October 27th, 2010
3:43 pm

it’s because i hang on your every word……..still think allthis study was how to stop a player, not a system, & CPJ should play a game & not politics & adjust personnel as ruthlessly as necessary-lot’s of loyal people have lost stuff by not doing what was needed….

Nate the Great

October 27th, 2010
3:59 pm

Clemson’s biggest key was that they were playing Tech!! You guys are terrible!!! On a side note way to come through there with the intellegent athletes y’all recruit…48% graduation rate, pathetic. Inferior athletes and inferior students, but hey at least they dont get arrested…or win games!!! You guys suck!!!!!!

ref

October 27th, 2010
3:59 pm

another key for clemmons was that first penalty for missing and hitting.

GT2010

October 27th, 2010
4:03 pm

Nate the Great = Loser. Colorado, huh????

Andre Ellington

October 27th, 2010
4:04 pm

Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……..swat!

Georgia Tee

October 27th, 2010
4:06 pm

Defensing Tech is simple…put 8 in the box and don’t worry about the pass. Joshua can’t
hit a bull in the hind-end with a base fiddle.Tech throwing a pass is a wasted down…..they surely can’t pick-up 10 yards in 2 running plays.
Let’s face facts Tech fans, we’re looking at a 6-6 season and another loss in some obscure bowl.

ss

October 27th, 2010
4:15 pm

hey georgia tee,

When you cant block, that is a pretty obvious thing to say.

Billy Ball

October 27th, 2010
4:15 pm

This offense is awesome when it works, but it hasn’t worked all year. It’s so frustrating to watch some times. 8 games in the season and Tech still doesn’t look any better than they did against SC State.

Jay dawg

October 27th, 2010
4:15 pm

This offense is done. It will never have success like last year.

Enjoy shreveport nerds

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1144782

How long

October 27th, 2010
4:20 pm

This started late last year. Look how we’ve done since the ga game?
The coaching is bad, the playing is bad. How many years does this offense have to sputter before a change is needed?

Pretty sad when Navy runs it better than we do. They would beat us.

The Grinch

October 27th, 2010
4:21 pm

“One of the keys to Clemson’s success against Tech…?”

Coaching! BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Nate the Great

October 27th, 2010
4:23 pm

GT2010=Loser, Kansas, huh?

Your team is terrible, just accept it. You have bad athletes trying to run an offenseive style that hasn’t been prominent since the 60’s, if I were to think of a recipe for success that would definitely be it!! Antiquated play-calling + Bad players=WINS…get real

gt45

October 27th, 2010
4:26 pm

You don’t have to surf gager blogs if you want to look at stupid comments. They come here. 4 and 4 and suddenly they own a piece of the NC! The only ones they have beat is the worst of the worst. And they will beat lowly UF this weekend and cry because they don’t get invited to the Sugar Bowl. So you got Clemson using a whole week to study up for Tech, VT taking a week off to get ready for Tech, and who else? Oh yeah, chicken Richt, who all ya’ll hated three weeks ago, is taking the week off before Tech! What a bunch of pansies! Go Jackets, and THWG-

allenlaw

October 27th, 2010
4:37 pm

Amazing how people panic back and forth. Simple story — the offense works when the pieces are in place and when the defense does not have sufficient time to prepare (that is its main weakness). This year, Tech does not have the pieces it had in earlier years, especially on the O-line, and that is the end of the story, because the O-line problem trumps everything — loss of Dwyer and Bay-Bay and Nesbitt’s passing ability (due to pressure). As for the preparation time, that can be fixed, too, by adding a few wrinkles, but it is hard to do that with the pieces currently in place.

Paul in RDU

October 27th, 2010
4:44 pm

Bud Foster may have spent several days in Iowa during the summer, but I don’t think he brought Adrian Clayborn, Karl Klug, Christian Ballard, and Broderick Binns back to Blacksburg with him.
I don’t think VT has a DL as good as Da’Quan Bowers either.
Defensive scheming is fine but it helps when you have DL’s as good as those guys.

Billy Ball

October 27th, 2010
4:49 pm

Nate the Great = Sorry Loser. Mississippi,Colorado,Arkansas,South Carolina, huh??? 11 Arrests, huh?? Is Caleb out of jail yet, huh??

TDone

October 27th, 2010
4:51 pm

As the used to say back home, “If you study long, you study wrong.”

GT2010

October 27th, 2010
4:53 pm

Nate, I’m guessing your a uga fan. Your 4-4 dude. 1-4 to 4-4 and now your a great football team.

London Jacket

October 27th, 2010
4:55 pm

Why do UGA people spend so much time on our blog? I don’t have time to visit their blog – you know with having a job and all.

I come to our blog to find out what is happening and it takes me reading through 10 posts from Nate the Great (at what?), Georgia Tee (Hee Hee), etc. mouthing off about our team saying “enjoy Shreveport”.

What are you guys on? The Dawgs were seen in Shreveport less than 12 months ago and are not exactly headed somewhere else this year.

Tech is not great this year. Tech fans know that. Dawgs fan know it. The guy you are serving at the Waffle House knows it as well. Big deal.

Next time use your break to try and find a new job.

GT2010

October 27th, 2010
5:01 pm

I concur London.

Blue Fox

October 27th, 2010
5:03 pm

Watch the games, folks, Joshua’s passing accuracy is not nearly the problem as brick-handed receivers, e.g., the touchdown pass that went through Hill’s hands and hit him in the face mask against CU.

Reality

October 27th, 2010
5:07 pm

The football team scored a 49 for the second consecutive year. Duke posted the highest score (95) among football teams in the ACC.

do you really want to know?

October 27th, 2010
5:09 pm

London Jacket,
I suggest you go to the UGA BLOG and count how many Tech fans have already posted. I promise that there are over 24 post by Tech fans.

just asking

October 27th, 2010
5:11 pm

If I concur, does that make me a nerd?

from another Tech fan on the UGA BLOG

October 27th, 2010
5:15 pm

“mrb – good point. I will give Gailey credit with one super year of recruiting, probably the best we have ever had. Even then, it wasn’t as good as UGA’s on an average year. These things matter. We’ve NEVER been able to out recruit UGA or the other football factories. CPJ is a good guy for us, because his system lends it’s self to ‘doing more with less’. We need a system guy like CPJ to work a little magic with smoke and mirrors. He kicked ass for us for two years and we are down this year due to a lot of things, but let’s not get on the cpj should go bandwagon…that’s crazy. The man has won more than anyone ever almost at Tech. yes Gailey had ONE stellar year of recruiting, but that’s not enough to go toe to toe with schools who consistently out recruit you……………unless you work a weird system like CPJ. Trust.”

what is a football factory?

October 27th, 2010
5:18 pm

“Georgia had a 68-percent graduation rate in football for the freshmen classes and transfer students of 2000 through 2003, according to the figures released today.”
Then there was Ga Tech:
“The football team scored a 49 for the second consecutive year. Duke posted the highest score (95) among football teams in the ACC.”

Before you go there!

October 27th, 2010
5:19 pm

There are very few Tech football player studying for an engineer degree!

mike bobo

October 27th, 2010
5:20 pm

The reason Tech was destroyed by Clemson is because Tech is a very pitiful excuse for a football team. Of course, Joshua nibbler was impressive in gaining 2 yards on upteen number of carries and the passing attack rivals the best in sports. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Born2Buzz

October 27th, 2010
5:25 pm

“do you…”, the “so-called” Tech fans on UGA blogs are douches, just like you are. It’s beyond annoying, it’s just plain pathetic.

macrotech

October 27th, 2010
5:31 pm

Not sure ‘The Grinch’ that I’ve been seeing, lately, is the REAL ‘The Grinch’…the latest version reads unintelligent and lame…Kind of miss the REAL one, though. Always a fun read…regardless of affiliation.

How are all these pups STILL barking…NO WAY you’re done licking your wounds from that loss in Boulder!

The key to Tech losing to Clemson is that they were the better team THAT day…Tech has MANY issues that need to get ironed out, but to hear from the pups….TOOOOO funny! To quote the REAL ‘The Grinch’, “BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH”

Nate the Great

October 27th, 2010
5:47 pm

Hey London,

GET BACK TO WORK!! I dont pay you to sit around all day and blog about your crappy football team. Idle labor is expendable labor!!!

Nate the Great

October 27th, 2010
5:55 pm

NC State, Kansas(who only other victory is againt 1-5 NM St.), Clemson, HUH??? you have one win left on your schedule, Duke ( and thats a maybe). Loses pretty much guaranteed against VT, Miami, and UGA (as always). Get out your TI-83s and add it up, 6-6. The ACC is so weak that 6 wins might not get a bowl bid this year. Shreveport is best case scenario for you guys this year!!!

GTMustang

October 27th, 2010
6:02 pm

Nate,

UGA still plays UF, AUB, and GT all losable games for UGA. If UGA only wins one more game (Idaho), that puts UGA at 5-7, two wins to get to 6-6 against 3 tough teams.

I’d quit while your ahead.

Did I mention GT does have the better current record? At least GT is above .500.

GT, Sr.

October 27th, 2010
6:12 pm

The magic of Johnson which is really just good coaching is he learns from what others do to him. Now when Beamer showed up looking for coaching tips I am sure he had to give a few himself. That is probably why Boise State beat them. There are no friends in college football. Tommy Bowden calling Alabama a few years back after Alabama beats Clemson was all over the news before Bowden hung up. The fact is ACC teams are looking at angles on how to beat Tech and like a baseball batter there has to be adjustments made by Johnson, to off set adjustments made by other teams. I think one of those adjustments is to have a better defense. That apparently is not an overnight thing as Georgia is finding out. Navy had to get a better defense they did it. It was their defense that beat Wisconsin last year not there offense. Stick around Johnson will show you a few things.

GT GRAD

October 27th, 2010
6:50 pm

Get real people………….Iowa & Clemson beat GT because the defensive lines for each team dominated our offensive line!

The offensive scheme does not matter if your offensive line is completely dominated by the opponents defensive line (Regardless of the scheme).

All of this talk about teams “having extra time to prepare” and “knowing how to stop the triple option” is absolute nonsense!!

Five teams with extremely large & athletic defensive linemen have beaten GT over the past three years (and there were 5 games when GT gave the game away due to turnovers, poor special teams & missed assignments). Offensive scheme had very little do do with all 10 of these losses. The teams who dominated GT were NC (2008), LSU (2008) {BTW – LSU had exactly 10 yards more offense than GT in the game…..turnovers and special teams doomed GT in the Chick-fil-a Bowl!} along with Iowa, Kansas & Clemson this season. Complete a little research and think about these topics before you make rash judgements about the Triple Option.

Coach Gailey

October 27th, 2010
7:16 pm

Miss my players yet?

ashamedjacket

October 27th, 2010
7:19 pm

I will enjoy Florida beating UGA, but UGA will stomp us this year. They have a bye week to prepare and any team that has time to prepare for PJ’s option seem to shut it down. Kansas – what the hell? We have only lost to unranked teams this year. Fire Coach PJ; his arrogance that his system is perfect and can work against anybody is bringing us down. It’s his 3rd year and he has HIS players. What is the excuse? I guess we can continue to be content in being mediocre.

ashamedjacket

October 27th, 2010
7:21 pm

GT Grad; if the triple option is so great – let me ask you how many national championships have been won in the last 25 years running the triple option? Know your facts. If you are happy with mediocrity, than you got it.

James from Ireland

October 27th, 2010
7:24 pm

Nate quit the hate. you know tech is better than your precious dogs. (I refuse to misspell dogs to dawgs)

RAMBLINWRECK

October 27th, 2010
7:49 pm

Nate the terrible, have you thanked the american taxpayers for signing your checks dumba**? Nate, just keep licking your own b*lls and a** like dogs do you moron! You guys blow and will have 5 or 6 losses this season and you can bank on it! The reality of the matter is that both of these teams stink and couldn’t beat a good team to save their lives. Florida is a joke this season but i bet they will still beat you guys for the 19th time in the last 22. Auburn, forget about it and chalk that into the loss column buddy. I don’t know if GT will beat uga or not but it will be close as all but 1 have been in the last decade (51-7). The rest of the games were decided in the 4th quarter and i expect this to be the same. If you do lose to GT and we finish around 5th or 6th in the Acc, then what does that say about your CRAPPY program’s direction?

C-ya next month and keep living the dream runnin with all your joe dirt fan base up in the cesspool of georgia known as athens! 5-4 is still better than 4-4 last time i checked but i know you can’t add numbers well nate. Enjoy your evening redneck

THWG

RAMBLINWRECK

October 27th, 2010
7:52 pm

Correction- 5-3

RAMBLINWRECK

October 27th, 2010
8:04 pm

Nate, you mention GT and the bowl games but will georgia even make it to a bowl game? You may want to talk smack when you beat even a decent team! I love how you boast like you guys are world beaters. How did that kentucky home game go for you last year? Kentucky at HOME?? You did face the buffs 2010 team and not the 1990 team or ya’ll would have beaten by 50! What a pathetic loss that was. They suck just like you guys do. GT handled Miss st in the same stadium where you guys were out played! You need to catch up on current events pal. I don’t think anyone you have beaten will even make a bowl game this year. Nate,with a .500 record i wouldn’t be talkin any smack. Just go 1 game above .500 first then we will see if you can handle having a winning record again since week 1! Your the biggest idiot i have seen post maybe all year! Keep posting retard i need some entertainment.

MC

October 27th, 2010
8:24 pm

Wasn’t year 3 supposed to be THE year? Paul Johnson has sold GT a bill of goods and too many of us bought it. So what is it now? My guess is never. Not with PJ. LMAO

old u

October 27th, 2010
8:27 pm

tech sucks. if you think VT won’t hang a million yards on your pansy assed 3-4 next thursday, think again. UVA fans will pull for VohTek. that’s how much we hate that POS. and you insipid engineer tools think you’re worth a damn. LMAO. wait until Gwage pays some tools to run their 3-4. you can’t recruit the athletes to do that in the deep south at GT. done. over. wake the F up

outsider

October 27th, 2010
9:06 pm

I don’t think there is one intelligent person with any incite that has posted on this blog this evening. You are all a bunch of children, that call each other names, simply because you do not have anything important or meaningful to add to a discussion. Very little football facts or discussions here, only 6th grade name calling.

To the A.J.C. how you allow this nonsense to continue is beyond my threshold of understanding journalism practices at your newspaper. Doug, have you gone out to dinner or something?

5150 P.O.A.D

October 27th, 2010
9:08 pm

I have a great idea. Why don’t all the UGA and GT fans that like to post on the AJC.com meet at the Atalnta Community Food Bank the Friday after Thanksgiving to help sort food, help the poor, and talk crap the day before the game. It would let all of us meet and drop some of the Behind the Screen hatred.

GTMD75

October 27th, 2010
9:22 pm

All of this smack talking is funny. Neither GT nor UGA are that good this year. I must say that UGA is really on a roll beating Tenesse, Vanderbilt and Kentucky. If those schools were on our schedule and we beat them you would claim that we had only beaten the lesser SEC teams. Figuring out the scheme and time to prepare is funny. It comes down to the players. The team with the best players usually win. You can lose due to injury, turnovers, and ill-timed penalties even if your players are not as good. VT lost to JMU which should never happen. That alone gives us a chance against VT.
As far as the graduation rate for the football teams, I am curiious how they compare to the overall student body. GT is hard. It was harder than medical school.

GTMD75

October 27th, 2010
9:23 pm

misspelled Tennessee.

GTMD75

October 27th, 2010
9:24 pm

I also should have said even if your players are better.