What’s your prediction for the season?

Greetings

The much-awaited (since earlier today) 2011 AJC Georgia Tech prediction contest sponsored by Vandelay Industries is upon us. Pretty simple. Pick each game, win or loss, no score necessary. Let’s say the first tiebreaker will be the number of games accurately predicted and the second will be going game-by-game backwards from Georgia.

I don’t know what the prize will be, but I guess I’ve got a few months to figure it out. Maybe the good folks in marketing can send something our way.

To make the reading a little more interesting, give your outlook (no treatises, please. 75 words is enough) and feel free to make another prediction, like, Louis Young will be All-ACC, or, at their pre-game meeting before the Tech-N.C. State game, Paul Johnson will give Tom O’Brien an atomic wedgie.

Also, who will be Tech’s leading rusher and with how many yards, what bowl will Tech go to (if it does) and yes or no on if Vad Lee plays and if yes, what’s his first game.

Deadline is kickoff on Thursday. Please don’t be a doofus and post multiple predictions under different handles.

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By Ken Sugiura, AJC

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D

August 31st, 2011
2:30 pm

Sims will be the leading rusher with 1300+ yards. Psychic award please!

TECHFAN

August 31st, 2011
2:37 pm

Tech goes (9-3) in regular season. Wins a bowl game. O. Smith rushes for 800+ yards and Sims puts up a respectable 1100 yards. Tevin completes 55% of his passes. Cross leads a much improved defense. Vad Lee will see snaps Thursday night.

Buzz

August 31st, 2011
2:40 pm

Third…….

Tech '10

August 31st, 2011
2:46 pm

9-3 seems fair all things considered

Tech '10

August 31st, 2011
2:47 pm

Winning a bowl game would be nice.. I hate it when our band suits up for the bowl games.

juvenal

August 31st, 2011
2:51 pm

won’t forfeit any….

Tech Fan For Life

August 31st, 2011
2:52 pm

Tech will go 6-6, unfortunately losing to Georgia, VT and Clemson again. Vad Lee will be redshirted. The new focus on the air attack will lose wind after after Kansas and lead to the first loss against no coach North Carolina. Roddy Jones will lead the rushing attack with 816 yards as Tech goes to the Kraft Bowl in San Francisco losing against Oregon State. Wish it was better. Go Tech!

jwyant

August 31st, 2011
2:53 pm

Tech goes 13-1, breaks bowl losing streak in the Orange Bowl after taking care of FSU in the ACCG. The only slip up is against Clemson. 3 guys will have 1,000+ yards rushin (Washington, Sims, Jones). Stephen Hill will finally catch passes this year and lead the ACC with receiving yards.

09/01/11 vs. Western Carolina – W
09/10/11 at Middle Tennessee State – W
09/17/11 vs. Kansas – W
09/24/11 vs. North Carolina – W
10/01/11 at North Carolina State – W
10/08/11 vs. Maryland – W
10/15/11 at Virginia – W
10/22/11 at Miami – W
10/29/11 vs. Clemson – L
11/10/11 vs. Virginia Tech – W
11/19/11 at Duke – W
11/26/11 vs. Georgia – W
ACCGC vs FSU – W
OB vs WV – W

I can dream, at least!

Buzzzed

August 31st, 2011
3:01 pm

Anything above 8-4 would be gravy.

Vad will play thurs. day but will still be red shirted. I think they can play and still be red shirted up to a certain date.

A win in the Chicken bowl would be great.

My Favorite Number is 21

August 31st, 2011
3:01 pm

09/01/11 vs. Western Carolina – W
09/10/11 at Middle Tennessee State – W
09/17/11 vs. Kansas – W
09/24/11 vs. North Carolina – W
10/01/11 at North Carolina State – L
10/08/11 vs. Maryland – W
10/15/11 at Virginia – W
10/22/11 at Miami – W
10/29/11 vs. Clemson – W
11/10/11 vs. Virginia Tech – L
11/19/11 at Duke – W
11/26/11 vs. Georgia – L

Random Predictions
Tevin Washington has more fumbles than TD Passes
We average more passes, passing yards, and passing TDs than other other year under CPJ
Lee Redshirts.

Rduck

August 31st, 2011
3:11 pm

9-3
WC-W
MTSU-W
KU-W
UNC-W
NCST-L
MD-W
UVA-W
MIA-L
CLEM-W
VT-L
DUKE-W
UGA-W
Sims will lead the team in rushing with 1100 yds
Attachu will lead the team in sacks with 10
J Burnett leads the team in tackles with 135- All ACC
Hill leads the team in receiving yards with 700
Vad Lee plays by the Kansas game

Gorilla Biscuit

August 31st, 2011
3:12 pm

PAIN…and lot’s of it.

juvenal

August 31st, 2011
3:22 pm

well duh-it’s football……

RAMBLE ON!!!

August 31st, 2011
3:27 pm

Orange Bowl!!!

Gorilla Biscuit

August 31st, 2011
3:32 pm

I meant for the fans. Duh.

George Stein

August 31st, 2011
3:32 pm

9-3. Losses to NC State, Clemson, and Miami.

collegeballfan

August 31st, 2011
3:34 pm

09/01/11 vs. Western Carolina – W
09/10/11 at Middle Tennessee State – W
09/17/11 vs. Kansas – W
09/24/11 vs. North Carolina – W
10/01/11 at North Carolina State – L
10/08/11 vs. Maryland – W
10/15/11 at Virginia – W
10/22/11 at Miami – L
10/29/11 vs. Clemson – L
11/10/11 vs. Virginia Tech – W
11/19/11 at Duke – W
11/26/11 vs. Georgia – L

8 wins – 4 losses.

BBacks will gain 1600+ yards.

DawginLex

August 31st, 2011
3:37 pm

I guess i better say 0-12 or SuperTroll won’t be my friend!!!

Seriously

I say 9-3 with losses to NCSU,Miami and UGA. VT has a new QB and that game is in Atlanta.

PerimeterCenterJacket

August 31st, 2011
3:38 pm

8-4 regular season with coveted W’s against VT and Ga. Destroying early competitors makes us too proud and Maryland steals one from us… so we re-assess our team attitude and explode into the rough part of our schedule only dropping the Clemson game. Win a bowl.

PerimeterCenterJacket

August 31st, 2011
3:39 pm

* my four losses there were NCSU, Maryland, Miami, and Clemson (teams we think we can beat but end up losing to in frustrating fashion) I still say we get up for and beat VT and Ga this year.

George Stein

August 31st, 2011
3:43 pm

I agree, PCJ. I think we will beat Maryland, though.

Clemson will win the conference this year. Their defense has always been good under Steele. Now they’ll be running the Malzahn offense and scoring like crazy.

GT86

August 31st, 2011
3:48 pm

I am feeling 9-3

09/01/11 vs. Western Carolina – W
09/10/11 at Middle Tennessee State – W
09/17/11 vs. Kansas – W
09/24/11 vs. North Carolina – W
10/01/11 at North Carolina State – L
10/08/11 vs. Maryland – W
10/15/11 at Virginia – W
10/22/11 at Miami – L
10/29/11 vs. Clemson – W
11/10/11 vs. Virginia Tech – L
11/19/11 at Duke – W
11/26/11 vs. Georgia – W

Win bowl game- Music City against Tennessee. Tevin runs for 600 and throws for 1500. Sims leads BBacks with 900 yards and 8 TD. Roddy has 800 with 5 TD. Vad Lee plays in a couple of games in the VAD-Package.

GO JACKETS!!

JACKETfan12

August 31st, 2011
3:50 pm

I do believe that we will beat UGA this season. I just have a hunch that Groh’s defense will come out firing this year. UGA has not stopped Tech’s offense for the past 3 years. Defense has been our problem the past 2 years and Tech will imrpove the defense this year. Heck, Tevin Washington led the offense up and down the field against UGA last year as a RS-SO after starting only a few games. I dont understand why UGA has preseason hype and is RANKED?? They lost to Central Florida in the bowl AND lost A.J. Green. How are they ranked? The hype that UGA gets every year blows my mind. Tech is underrated and will surprise lots of people this year.

SC Jacket

August 31st, 2011
3:51 pm

12-2 record (11-1 regular season, ACC Champion, lose in Orange Bowl). Nobody on the schedule has stopped CPJ’s offense. I think we slip up at NC State, but everybody else is either terrible or going through significant changes (new coaches, scheme changes, or NCAA penalties). GT wins VT game by 14+ points. Defense has 20+ sacks.

secfactcheck.com

August 31st, 2011
3:54 pm

10-2 with win verses UGA, lose to VTech and Miami

1800 BBs 900Sims/700Perkins/200Other
1400 QBs 700Washington/500Days/200Lee
2000 ABs 600Smith/600Jones/400Zenon/400Other
5200 Total Rushing Yards
885 Attempts
5.88 Avg

100 Washington (Passing Attempts)
100 Lee
20 Days
220 Total Pass Attempts
50% Completion Rate
15 Yds/Completion
1650 Yards Passing

6850 Total Yards

Vad plays in game one!!!!
Chicken Bowl of Soup game.

My optimistic offensive stats hinges on defensive improvement yielding more attempts for the offense.

Go Jackets!

Boozybee

August 31st, 2011
4:12 pm

11 and 1 with loss to NCstate. Lose to F$U in ACC championship (unfortunately). Beat South Carolina in chicken bowl. Vad Lee plays by Kansas game. Sims rushes for 1100 yards. Orwin rushes for 700 yards. Greene caches for 900 yards. Hill catches for 600 yards. Zenon rushes for 400 yards. Smith takes two to the house on kickoff returns. Vad Lee starting at QB by Virginia game and throws for…wait for it… 1200 yards and rushes for 600 yards.

secfactcheck.com

August 31st, 2011
4:16 pm

PS… My record is Regular season but stats include bowl game…

fan of shorter passes

August 31st, 2011
4:16 pm

I plan on watching Tech in the B of A stadium!

Optimism

August 31st, 2011
4:21 pm

09/01/11 vs. Western Carolina – W
09/10/11 at Middle Tennessee State – W
09/17/11 vs. Kansas – W
09/24/11 vs. North Carolina – W
10/01/11 at North Carolina State – W
10/08/11 vs. Maryland – W
10/15/11 at Virginia – W
10/22/11 at Miami – W
10/29/11 vs. Clemson – W
11/10/11 vs. Virginia Tech – W
11/19/11 at Duke – W
11/26/11 vs. Georgia – W
ACC Championship FSU- W
Bowl Orange
others: defense will be top 10 in country and the teams strong suit fun offense leads country washington doesnt finish the season as a starter Days will finish the season poorly leaving the door open for Vad Lee in 2012 Vad Lee redshirts this season wins the job next

Lavette4066

August 31st, 2011
4:42 pm

Why does everyone think we lose to NC State? I think 8-4. Unfortunately all losses are after starting 7-0.

goose

August 31st, 2011
4:43 pm

Tech goes 5-7, breaks streak of bowl appearances, again the Duke game will determine bowl eligibility and we lose this time.

09/01/11 vs. Western Carolina – W
09/10/11 at Middle Tennessee State – L
09/17/11 vs. Kansas – W
09/24/11 vs. North Carolina – W
10/01/11 at North Carolina State – L
10/08/11 vs. Maryland – W
10/15/11 at Virginia – W
10/22/11 at Miami – L
10/29/11 vs. Clemson – L
11/10/11 vs. Virginia Tech – L
11/19/11 at Duke – L
11/26/11 vs. Georgia – L
You can not keep fumbling and expect winning seasons.

goose

August 31st, 2011
4:48 pm

Does Western Carolina provide enough scholarships to count toward bowl eligibility?

BigTimeTechFan

August 31st, 2011
4:51 pm

GT 12 – 2

09/01/11 vs. Western Carolina – W
09/10/11 at Middle Tennessee State – W
09/17/11 vs. Kansas – W
09/24/11 vs. North Carolina – W
10/01/11 at North Carolina State – L
10/08/11 vs. Maryland – W
10/15/11 at Virginia – W
10/22/11 at Miami – W
10/29/11 vs. Clemson – L
11/10/11 vs. Virginia Tech – W
11/19/11 at Duke – W
11/26/11 vs. Georgia – W
ACCCG vs Clemson – W

Orange Bowl – Ga Tech beats TCU

All ACC
Attaochu LB
Uzzi OL
Finch OL
Hill WR
I Johnson S

RiffRaff

August 31st, 2011
4:58 pm

Paul Johnson has never had back to back losing seasons. 8-4 sounds about right. L’s against Carolina, Virginia Tech, Clemson & UGA.

GTPhenom

August 31st, 2011
5:20 pm

Schedule breakdown I can do:
Western Carolina – W
Mid Tenn State – W
Kansas – W
North Carolina – W
NC State – L
Maryland – W
UVA – L
Miami – W
Clemson – W
Virginia Tech – W
Duke – W
UGA – W
ACCCG vs. FSU – L
Chick Fil A Bowl vs. Arkansas – W
Final Record: 11-3
GT’s Leading rusher this season will be David Sims with 1,356 yards
Crazy Prediction: GT will complete more than 60% of their passes this season :)
Vad Lee redshirts this season; Paul Johnson wants to have him completely ready before daring to put him in.

GTPhenom

August 31st, 2011
5:26 pm

I’ll throw this one out there too, because this is an optimistic prediction from me. This happens only if the fire I keep hearing about from the team is true and fuels them this season. Forgot to mention, I also feel that Jeff Greene Becomes that superstar WR we keep hoping for. The guy is a physical beast and has made some plays that make you pretty surprised. Just my opinion.

Fla Jacket

August 31st, 2011
6:16 pm

09/01/11 vs. Western Carolina – W
09/10/11 at Middle Tennessee State – W
09/17/11 vs. Kansas – W
09/24/11 vs. North Carolina – W
10/01/11 at North Carolina State – L
10/08/11 vs. Maryland – W
10/15/11 at Virginia – L
10/22/11 at Miami – L
10/29/11 vs. Clemson – W
11/10/11 vs. Virginia Tech – L
11/19/11 at Duke – W
11/26/11 vs. Georgia – L
Music City Bowl – W
(Final Record, 8-5)
Leading Rusher: T. Washington, 950 yds
V. Lee plays this Thurs (WCU)
Total YPG is lowest in Paul Johnson era
Team Comp% is highest in Paul Johnson era

Sorry if that’s a downer but I calls ‘em like I sees ‘em.

AMG

August 31st, 2011
6:18 pm

12-0

09/01/11 vs. Western Carolina 42-0 CPJ is not happy with the intensity in the second half
09/10/11 at Middle Tennessee State 42-7 CPJ is happy but worried about Kansas
09/17/11 vs. Kansas 38-7 Lee plays significant minutes , CPJ is happy with the team. D is for real.
09/24/11 vs. North Carolina 28-7 D steps up big and offense finds a way
10/01/11 at North Carolina State 28-17 defense is the real story this year and they are starting to hit their stride.
10/08/11 vs. Maryland 42-10 Big win and team is buzzing, Lee named starter.
10/15/11 at Virginia 31-0 CAG is happy to see his team play well against his old team.
10/22/11 at Miami – forfeit – Maimi is no longer playing football
10/29/11 vs. Clemson 24-7 Tough game but team pulls away late.
11/10/11 vs. Virginia Tech 34-14 VT highly over rated and it shows, this might be a bigger blow out than this.11/19/11 at Duke Win and big win but CPJ is running hot the entire week and the entire game trying to keep his team from having a let down.
11/26/11 vs. Georgia 48-3 over the 7-5 UGA team,
TECH WINS ACC
If you are going to dream dream big

I do believe that this is possible and what CPJ believes this team should do.

GT2GO

August 31st, 2011
6:21 pm

Buzzzed …….. sorry, no ……… if Vad Lee plays 1 down / 1 play …. his redshirt is gone …. unless he gets a season ending injury like in the first game or so …. then he could possibly apply for a medical redshirt exemption.

GT Jason

August 31st, 2011
6:31 pm

Duh, Winning!
Winner winner chicken dinner
And Vad will first play in the NC State game

juvenal

August 31st, 2011
6:52 pm

gizzard once said the lows are so low it never makes the highs high enough…decided then just to go to have fun….promise the players will always hurt more than me, win or lose(as i sit here rubbing the neck i hurt many years ago playing football, & i don’t honestly recall if we won or not)…..

juvenal

August 31st, 2011
6:56 pm

lose to unc, ncs, cu,uga, & bowl……

GDBurdell

August 31st, 2011
7:03 pm

09/01/11 vs. Western Carolina – L
09/10/11 at Middle Tennessee State – L
09/17/11 vs. Kansas – L
09/24/11 vs. North Carolina – L
10/01/11 at North Carolina State – L
10/08/11 vs. Maryland – L
10/15/11 at Virginia – L
10/22/11 at Miami – L
10/29/11 vs. Clemson – L
11/10/11 vs. Virginia Tech – L
11/19/11 at Duke – L
11/26/11 vs. Georgia – L

0-12 season, 50’s football with 2nd rate talent and coaching plus a retarded fan base = bad season

Ghost of Heisman

August 31st, 2011
7:26 pm

GT: 223

UGA: 0

GT Fan

August 31st, 2011
8:09 pm

What the heck, I’ll bite ……

If there are no “nesbitt” type injuries, and the overall TO margin is a plus I’ll say 9-3 … 10-3 with a bowl victory. 10-4 (lose to FSU in ACC champ) if 9-3 wins the Coastal.

If there are bad injuries OR if the overall TO margin is negative I’ll say 7-5 … 8-5 with a bowl victory.

Yes, I think GT wins their bowl game in 2011.

95% of BB carries will be split between DS & CP with CP edging out for overall rushing yds … 1,200+ total yds for the pair.

Vad Lee plays this season
Tony Zenon will be the best AB
Uzzi, Burnett, Cross, Attaochu All ACC …. if 9-3 is the record: Young, Johnson, Washington, Watts will be on All ACC teams too. Sims or Perkins would warrant if either got the majority of the carries, but I think PJ will use them both like a few of his Navy teams thus keeping either from the “stats” needed.
D will be top 3 in ACC for sacks
A kickoff will be returned for a TD

No Longer counting the Days, just the Hours & Minutes, till 2011 is underway!!
Go Jackets!!!!!

GT Fan

August 31st, 2011
8:14 pm

GT vs. WCU:

GT: 45+
WCU: less than 20

Alabama Jack

August 31st, 2011
8:43 pm

Where is that BCS championship thingie this year? That’s were we will be.

GT 07

August 31st, 2011
8:49 pm

9-3 with one of them being over uga…Music City Bowl

Hey Ken, what happened to your face?!!?

August 31st, 2011
8:56 pm

Atlantan

August 31st, 2011
9:09 pm

GT will go 9-3 and Sims will go over 1,400 yards. Washington will rush for 1000+ and pass for 1,500. Burnett will be up for the Butkus and Attachou, Young and Burnett will all make first team All-ACC.

Will lose won we aren’t supposed to – UVA or MD and win we aren’t supposed to VT. GT will be Ugag by 21pts.