8:15 am November 11, 2011, by Ken Sugiura
Post-game report with news conference quotes
Yep, you can hang this one...
November 11th, 20118:27 am
November 11th, 20118:32 am
While the guys played hard, I find it quite difficult when macho man “we make 66 percent of our fourth down plays” CPJ lends to the momentum change, I just really feel bad for th kids. And then he had the audacity to challenge the spot, only for it to be confirmed on review – and it was right in my site line from where I sat and I could tell initially that it appeared to be short.
Well, as UGA is fond of saying “Maybe next year”…
November 11th, 20118:35 am
Now we have more losses than UGA – - hopefully, not for long, but we will have to hear about it until Saturday, anyway…
November 11th, 20118:44 am
November 11th, 20119:04 am
i cant stop laughing!!!!!!
November 11th, 20119:17 am
Paul’s coaching seems to lose as many games as it wins. I thought Tech’s D played really well last night. I’m surprised at Johnson’s winning percentage at Tech. 663%. Are you guys happy with that?
My Dawgs will struggle to beat ya’ll this year…..Seriously.
November 11th, 20119:22 am
Super, huge traffic jam on the connector…….21 points in 1 qtr is good D?
November 11th, 20119:33 am
Girls are now getting raped on campus??? When will the state do the right thing and shut this criminal cesspool down???????
November 11th, 20119:46 am
I only hope Tek signs Johnson to a lifetime contract!!!!!!
November 11th, 20119:48 am
play a defense that is actually ranked in top 40 and you get humiliated at home like the cheats you are. Love it!!!!
November 11th, 20119:50 am
awww….poor supertroll is pouting again I see and not going to come out and play. A true coward.
November 11th, 20119:52 am
You always have more losses than UGA since they are your daddy. And you play in the worst sports conference in the nation and cannot even compete in it. Hilarious.
November 11th, 20119:53 am
he sleeps late………..he can afford to……the six figure income Tech prepared me to earn still consoles….
November 11th, 201110:07 am
Holy troll attack! Conner needs a job I guess.
November 11th, 201110:15 am
Our defense sucks…has sucked for years. And I still hate this offense.
November 11th, 201110:25 am
Ga tech lost the game solely because of the idiot committing the personal foul on 3rd and 19. no excuse…..tech lost because of him and everyone in the stadium, on TV and he even knows it. just stupid.
November 11th, 201110:29 am
so he’s like, a sophomore? can’t count the # of mistakes i made at that age……..
If do right, no can defense
November 11th, 201110:48 am
I did this on the Bradley Blog, but these are the reasons the game slipped out of our hands:
1. David Wilson: The guy never got tackled on the first attempt. Chalk it down to poor tackling (trying to strip the ball v. trying to bring him down) or his amazing shiftiness or whatever, VT knew they could get 5+ yards when they called his number.
2. Poor secondary play: For the first time this season, our secondary failed us. J. Thomas & I. Johnson had poor games (except for the fumble recovery), and they were frequently caught sleeping on VT’s plays, because of which they got burned. Our secondary made no pass break-ups.
3. Stupid mistakes: J. Attaochu punch, T. Washington not throwing to wide open receivers, receivers dropping perfectly thrown passes, etc. we killed ourselves with mistakes like that.
4. Logan Thomas & VT O-Line: VT’s QB is 6-6 250, and it seemed he could get 5-10 yds on QB sneaks all day long. Give credit to VT’s extremely experienced senior O-line, and we were getting owned in the trenches.
5. Overall poor defense: We gave up season highs in points and yardage. Our defense is designed to be bend-but-don’t-break, and we simply gave away too many big plays. Missed tackles, not wrapping up, being driven backward on every tackle… you name it. They came out to play after a bye week, we didn’t.
6. Poor leadership by Tevin: Washington is now 0-6 as starter, in games trying to come from behind after a halftime deficit. Seriously, he needs to get his act together and lead us to a few comeback victories, otherwise I’ll lose hope whenever we go into the locker room with a deficit.
7. Terrible pass blocking by our O-line: Self-explanatory.
8. Unimaginative playcalling: We should have gone to the outside more, when there was nothing on the inside… we did not have a single 10+ yard dive play… why give to the fullback? We have like 4 rushing plays we’re using all season: standard triple option, counter/reverse option, draw play, jet/toss sweep. Either get more variety or start executing those plays.
The only positive to take from this game was clean (if not very good) special teams play – Justin Moore had his season longest successful field goal attempt.
November 11th, 201111:01 am
Hope J. A. #45 at least got chewed out by someone since pj does it to everyone else it seems!!
November 11th, 201111:12 am
Going for it on fourth and one wasn’t as bad as the play before when it was third and two and CPJ called a quarterback sneak even though the line couldn’t block all night. Hopefully Groh will be gone soon. Let him go join Gailey in Buffalo and get someone who can teach tackling and uses his personnel instead of having to say that we need to wait a few years to get his guys to run his scheme.
November 11th, 20111:19 pm
WOW guys…..was it not Groh’s D that shut down Clemson?? Give the guy a break!!! I can’t believe PJ went for it on 4th at the 30…….That’s the kind of calls that put coaches on the hot seat!!!!
November 11th, 20114:01 pm
I would rather have Paul and lose a few gambles than most any other one on the sidelines.
November 11th, 20116:51 pm
This kid wants to come to Tech. He can kick it a mile. 54 of 54 this year…perfect 100%! Watch for yourself. It is amazing! He was a high school teammate of Tech’s OG Shaq Mason.
November 11th, 20118:26 pm
Keep it in mind Richard that high school kickoffs are from the 40, not the thirty as in college. Big difference. I agree though, that is an impressive video. BTW I think the pros kick off from the 35. Makes no sense to me. Go figure.
November 12th, 20112:24 pm
Season is over. My time will be devoted to other activities. Attendance will drop off for remainder of the year, the bowl game will not sell many tickets, and season tickets will drop off for next year.
Johnson is not diversifying plays; the opponents know our every move. He does not use enough misdirection plays, and he needs a new receivers coach. Washington continues to keep the ball too much, and the A Backs are becoming disenchanted with the system because most of the plays are for Washington or the B-Back.
The defense continues to be horrible. Once again, the 3/4 defense will never, never, never, never, never, never, never, et all, work at Georgia Tech. We have some of the best recruits ever at Tech (we have never recruited the top notch players, never will, and don’t need to do so to win at Tech).
Bring in the Head Coach from Boise State, and you will have a guaranteed winner at Tech. He will have better athletes at Tech. Look at at his winning history with not-so-great talent he gets at Boise State.
I am personally through with GT until they get a consistently winning coach. Us old folks were used to beating UGA regularly (8 straight games with a total winning edge (all-time) over UGA during Dodd’s tenure. With a good coach (Dodd), we always won the games we were supposed to win, and won a majority of the games we were not supposed to win.
We cannot even beat the teams that we should beat. It is evident that VT has had offensive troubles all year and almost lost to Duke. If any QB or offensive back wants to enter the Heisman race, all he has to do is play against GT.
Groh is a joke and Paul Johnson is an ego maniac who is determined to prove he is “The Greatest” even though his same plays are called over and over again. There is absolutely no doubt that every defensive coach in the NCAA knows every play PJ will run and in every situation.
Both Johnson and Groh should resign and pursue their careers at Navy, Army, or Air Forcre.
The Old Man
November 13th, 201112:52 pm
Same Old Crapola…. Different Day….
November 16th, 20112:29 am
Don’t know exactly where to start here except to say that Conner is by far off in “never, never land”. His Dawgs are the best thugs money can buy and they can’t pass a drug test before the big Florida game, but get to play in it anyway. I haven’t seen them dominating the SEC East in a long time, even in the years when everyone else was bad — this is one of those years and Georgia had the easiest SEC schedule in the league. We’ll see how it all works out in the next two years as Alabama, LSU, and Clemson roll on your schedule, Conner — hahahahahaha! As for Coach Paul Johnson, he’s one of the best in the business and his offense is one of the most productive in NCAA history. His offense depends on blocking and timing — not on leaning, pushing, and holding. The linemen are young this year and will get better, as will the timing. You people are complaining (and Georgia fans worried) about a team that was pre-season picked not to win six games and they have a shot at winning 10. These guys deserve a lot of credit and so do the coaches. Paul Johnson is one of the best offensive minds in college football and when he can get his team to execute – like they did against Clemson – they are almost unstoppable. Execution takes good blocking, perfect timing, and great reads by the quarterback. The plays don’t always call for the quarterback to keep the ball, he makes that decision and that comes with execution. Of course, if the coach calls the right play, the quarterback makes a good pass, the receiver is wide open and he drops the ball — is it the fault of the play the coach called? If the receiver is wide open, the quarterback doesn’t even look his way, and pulls the ball down for a loss, is it the fault of the play the coach called? Georgia can’t stand Paul Johnson because he came close to beating them when he was at Southern, has beaten them once since at Ga. Tech, and has been only a couple of offensive mistakes away from beating them the last two years — they’re just scared of him and what he can do — out coach you! And, as for the ACC being worse than the SEC — over half the SEC teams have losing records this year and when you look at their schedules, they ain’t that tough. And Conner, try a black out against LSU in the SEC Title Game — they’ll give you what Alabama gave you a couple of years ago!
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