10:00 am March 28, 2011, by Doug Roberson
March 28th, 201110:25 am
This hire is sucky!!! I have been a Tech Fan ALL MY LIFE…This hire SUCKS!!!
D A DoubleU G
March 28th, 201110:36 am
I think Tech fans need to take a deep breath, and give the guy a chance.
Many of you are showing the true class of a typical Tech fan.
Keep in mind, this is a big, and celebrated day for Mr. Gregory and his family. He is thrilled to be an ACC coach, and his family will be reading the ajc for the first time today to see what Tech fans think about the good news. A lot of impressions will be made today about your fan base, and it is up to you to portray whatever image you want impressioned on you by this man and his closest family.
There was little excitement when Mark Fox arrived in Athens, and today MANY programs (including Tech) would love to have him.
From a rival Dawg fan, congrats to Coach Gregory, and welcome to the great state of Georgia. We expect you will make your fan base, as well as rival fan bases proud.
March 28th, 201110:39 am
welcome, Coach-& thanks, D A, for the classy note…….
March 28th, 201110:43 am
This is a really good hire. Dayton plays tough, fundamental basketball. Exactly what you would expect from a team coached by a Tom Izzo disciple. I am relieved that we did not hire Craig Neal and I would have loved to have had Mooney at Tech, but It didn’t work out. Great work by DRad side stepping the “flavor of the month” type of hire and landing a coach with a solid pedigree and has a history of seeing his players graduate.
March 28th, 201110:55 am
A born and raised Yellow Jacket and want to welcome Coach and his family to Atlanta. I don’t know much about his background as a coach or player but hope he is the type coach that wants to build winning teams and a winning program, recruit players who want to play (not just use GT as a stepping stone to the NBA). Glad to hear from GT Jason that he is a “coach with a solid pedigree and has a history of seeing his player graduate” We have lost that at Tech. Let’s get it back.
March 28th, 201110:56 am
Welcome Coach Gregory!!!!!
Looking forward to watching you turn this program around.
March 28th, 201111:30 am
“Dayton senior associate athletic director Dave Harper said Monday that Gregory was leaving to take the Georgia Tech job. He told his players at a 7:30 a.m. meeting.
“He has informed the school and met with the team,” Harper told The Associated Press.”
“Georgia Tech officials would not comment, pending official approval of Gregory’s contract.”
G n NC
March 28th, 201111:59 am
D A – thanks for the note – I am a TECH fan through and through – but I admire UGA for the class school it is!!
Jacket in Rome
March 28th, 201112:15 pm
D A thanks for setting TechFan straight…no one knows how good a hire it is until he proves himself either way. I’m looking forward to seeing what he’s got, best of luck Coach!!!
March 28th, 201112:41 pm
get that man a gold tie.
March 28th, 201112:47 pm
You are a class act D A Double, You are a good example of what the Ga / Ga Tech fan relationship out to be. Thanks for the support. I hope all Tech fans will rise to the occasion and support Coach Gregory.
Tired of This
March 28th, 201112:57 pm
It is not his fault he got hired, but his track record is pretty atrocious. Lot’s of 7th and 8th place finishes in the A-10, even an 11- spot for good measure. I’m really excited that every year his team’s at Dayton averaged fewer points per game than Hewitt’s Tech teams.
Dayton fans are dancing in the streets. Tech fans are left looking forward to 2-3 more years of the Clogged Toilet Offense before yet another coaching search.
A sad day for Tech fans.
March 28th, 20111:01 pm
As a Tech fan (and like most college sports fans) I realize I have come to entrust my opinions about coaches and other things to the so-called experts found on the internet sites noted most for recruiting news.
While the level of college sports “knowledge” on such “boards” is generally higher than those fans not well acquainted with such sources of opinion and rumors, it (the college sports knowledge on local “boards”) comes off significantly BELOW that of the officials who are paid handsomely to make decisions, such as hiring coaches and other personnel.
I recall when Tech was seeking a new AD to replace Dave Braine, Dr. Clough wisely went around most lay alumni and fans “favorite” candidate to hire Dan Radakovich. Many of us felt it wasn`t the right choice. How little we, of the alumni/fan segment, knew has been demonstrated many times and ways since D-Rad`s appointment.
Although Brian Gregory was far from the “insiders’ ” favorite, we should realize we pay Dan very well to make choices based upon things we armchair strategists never consider nor consider important. I pay good money to see and write things about Tech that are essentially unknown by many fans. This is no guarantee that the opinions shared by my fellow subscribers is the gospel, nor should one`s reliance on such info overpower facts that the real experts are dealing with.
March 28th, 20111:16 pm
First of all, WELCOME Coach Brian!
Second of all, Dad Gum it, now I cant speed up when the next bulldog steps out in front of my truck BECAUSE of the incredibly nice things D A DoubleU G said. Way to ruin my day.
March 28th, 20111:18 pm
congrats Coach Gregory. We look forward to your first season at GT.
March 28th, 20111:30 pm
for the record, Auburn’s natl championship coach wasn’t sexy either, i think the AD was booed getting off the plane. Seemed to have worked out. Now if only we can pony up the bucks to a hire bball player the likes of Cam Newton.
March 28th, 20112:39 pm
Thanks Double A. That was pointless.
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