Georgia Tech-Utah game thread

Greetings-

Just about an hour from kickoff (now 2:21 p.m. EST). I’m getting pretty intrigued to see how this game unfolds. Not having seen Utah, it’s kind of hard to get a grasp, but I think a lot of it comes down to two things. First, can Georgia Tech move the ball on Utah’s run defense, especially without Omoregie Uzzi not starting (as has been announced). Shaquille Mason will start; it’s undetermined if Uzzi will get snaps. B-back David Sims will play some, but how much is also not clear. Expect Preston Lyons to get plenty of snaps in his final game.

Second, can Tech stop John White? I imagine Utah will be more than content to pound the Jackets with Smith it’s the Utes are able. Worth watching – the sledgehammer blocking of fullback Shawn Asiata.

Other items of interest:

1. Wind is blowing pretty briskly towards the open end zone. I’m not sure of direction; if you’re watching on television, it’ll be the end zone on the right.

2. Steven Sylvester’s parents Roderick and Barbara are at the game with their other son Roderick Jr., completing a pretty remarkable feat. They have attended every one of their son’s Tech games in his career, home, away and bowl. They drove to this one with the families of Tevin Washington and Jamal Golden. Mr. Sylvester reports it took about 22 hours from the family’s home in McDonough, a pretty quick clip.

“I told Tevin’s dad he missed his calling,” Roderick Sylvester said. “He should have been a truck driver or something.”

The Sylvesters’ motivation to attend every game came from Roderick’s military service, from which he retired in 2006, which kept him from attending many of Steven’s games.

“You can’t make up for lost time, but I promised Steven as long as I’m healthy, you can look up (in the stands) and know we will be there,” he said.

3. Utah will be short two starters, left guard Miles Mason and and defensive tackle Dave Kruger. The Utes rotate a lot of defensive linemen, so that shouldn’t be as big a factor, but Mason’s injury may.

That’s about all I’ve got for now. I can’t say I’ve been to a wide variety of stadiums, but this is one of the more memorable settings. It’s set in the Franklin Mountains, which overlook the stadium beyond one end zone, and the visiting stands are carved into the side of a rocky hill.

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5150 UOAD

December 31st, 2011
1:50 pm

Meal is ready and now waiting for the BBall to finish on TV.

5150 UOAD

December 31st, 2011
1:51 pm

Ken did you get to see Supersize and 1 4 GT?

Joe Schmoe

December 31st, 2011
1:51 pm

Techie

December 31st, 2011
1:52 pm

To Hell With Georgia!!!!!

Techie

December 31st, 2011
1:52 pm

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Dawg48

December 31st, 2011
1:52 pm

Utah is a great state!

Techie

December 31st, 2011
1:53 pm

Sorry guys…….

Just how my (our) mind(s) work.

5150 UOAD

December 31st, 2011
1:53 pm

What is Uzzi’s injury?

5150 UOAD

December 31st, 2011
1:54 pm

Utah where you get a different wife/child bride for every night of the week!

5150 UOAD

December 31st, 2011
1:55 pm

They better get the Basketball off the damn TV.

OkieDawg

December 31st, 2011
1:56 pm

Let the chopping begin

5150 UOAD

December 31st, 2011
1:57 pm

Who wants to see Kentucky v Louisville? 2 Slimy coaches with little to no character what soever.

Steve

December 31st, 2011
1:57 pm

Expected attendance, 19,000. 18,500 of them Utah fans.

Steve

December 31st, 2011
1:58 pm

KY vs. Louisville is much more entertaining then watching Tech play. Utah 31 Tech 17. 7 losses in a row! What’s the all time record for bowl losses in a row?

5150 UOAD

December 31st, 2011
1:58 pm

okiedawg but Ben “Fat Pig” Jones and the Dawgs don’t play until Monday. I’m sure that will be the Personal Foul bowl for sure.

Techie

December 31st, 2011
1:59 pm

CBS is milking this basketball as LONG AS POSSIBLE!!!!

They are very well aware that when the they transition from Kentucky and Louisville basketball to Georgia Tech football, the ratings dwindle.

So CBS is certainly going to have multiple “unnecessary” timeouts, and hopefully a few overtimes.

5150 UOAD

December 31st, 2011
2:00 pm

Steve then WHY the F are you on the blog then?

OkieDawg

December 31st, 2011
2:00 pm

Did CPJ find another knee diver to repalce Uzzi?

Dawg48

December 31st, 2011
2:01 pm

SEC always over shadows the ACC….. Even SEC basketball takes priority over ACC football!

Go Jackets!

December 31st, 2011
2:02 pm

Go Jackets!
Go Jackets!
Go Jackets!

Which Conference’s referees are calling the game?

Matt

December 31st, 2011
2:02 pm

Better make kickoff at 3. This game will last longer than 2:20 and it’s probably gonna go to OT. I guess we get no pregame talk either. Cbs sucks. If this was an sec team playing, they would leave the bball game

Dawg48

December 31st, 2011
2:03 pm

Texas A&M is handling the Vanderbilt of the north.

Buddy Landell

December 31st, 2011
2:05 pm

Overshadows is one word dogtard

Steve

December 31st, 2011
2:05 pm

No live blog for Tech? Ha. Funny how the ATLANTA paper never gives Tech any love yet they love UGA. Even Bradley will be blogging live from Tampa tomorrow. Tech = irrelevant!

Dawg48

December 31st, 2011
2:05 pm

Thanks buddy!

Matthew

December 31st, 2011
2:05 pm

Techie. In all my years, you may be one of the dumbest individuals I’ve ever seen post something on a blog. Your mother is proud I’m sure.

Buddy Landell

December 31st, 2011
2:06 pm

Steve, learn the difference between “than” and “then”

Greg

December 31st, 2011
2:07 pm

The last 5 minutes of a basketball game always last 30 minutes. Nice job cbs on thinking you could start the tech game at 2. Heck the ky louisville game wont be over until 2:30 probably.

OkieDawg

December 31st, 2011
2:07 pm

What’s the over/under on minutes until GT gets called for chop blocking?

5150 UOAD

December 31st, 2011
2:07 pm

Steve what will Bradley blog about Tomorrow? He will be doing the FALCONS?

Dawg48

December 31st, 2011
2:07 pm

5150

Do you have any ribs left?

Go Jackets!

December 31st, 2011
2:08 pm

OkieDawg, are you OK?

Steve, thanks for your input. The game would not be the same without you and all the other dog fans coming on a Tech blog to trash Tech.

You won’t mind if we do you guys the same favor when the dogs play in the outhouse bowl now will you?

That’s right, Bradley won’t put up with it. Freedom of the press to suppress.

5150 UOAD

December 31st, 2011
2:09 pm

Steve you Moron go have another BPR. you don’t even know when your mutts play.

WnE

December 31st, 2011
2:09 pm

Uzzi is OUT!

Undisclosed injury.

Erk Russell's Dog

December 31st, 2011
2:09 pm

CBS must have the Sun Bowl rated lower than 25th! Maybe the game is on ESPN 3.

Buddy Landell

December 31st, 2011
2:09 pm

Luckily for UGA, Andre Rison no longer plays for Sparty

45ACP

December 31st, 2011
2:09 pm

Where is the game? I don’t want to watch no stinkin basketball!

5150 UOAD

December 31st, 2011
2:11 pm

48 haven’t even started eating waiting for kickoff to Bite the first bone. Nephew has been through about 4 already. It will be messy to type once I start. It is just a lil difficult now with the jack buzz. LOL

Buddy Landell

December 31st, 2011
2:11 pm

Erks dog, get some new material

Erk Russell's Dog

December 31st, 2011
2:11 pm

Try the Lifetime channel or O W N.

Ramblin Man

December 31st, 2011
2:12 pm

Who is the moron who in charge of scheduling at CBS? I know the game is scheduled for 220 but I don’t feel liking watching this I want pregame

5150 UOAD

December 31st, 2011
2:12 pm

45 you not hunting the last weekend? LOL

Dawg48

December 31st, 2011
2:13 pm

GT is playing basketball on CBSSN vs fordham….

45ACP

December 31st, 2011
2:14 pm

5150 you better grab a few before the nephew gets ‘em all…lol…

Erk Russell's Dog

December 31st, 2011
2:14 pm

CBS pulls this crap every year. you can always listen to the game on the Radio. The last 2minutes of this Basketball game will take 30 minutes to play.

5150 UOAD

December 31st, 2011
2:14 pm

Watching those 2 basketball coaches I almost feel like I just ate and order of Varsity onion rings. I just feel slimy.

Joe Schmoe

December 31st, 2011
2:15 pm

We are waiting on sorry SEC Basketball, really? Who is watching this crap other than 10 people.

Erk Russell's Dog

December 31st, 2011
2:16 pm

Buddy
I will bet you the Outback Bowl will be on the air at 1PM Monday.

5150 UOAD

December 31st, 2011
2:16 pm

HAHAHHA I have a Fork in my other hand ready to Fork his hand if he reaches for my plate. he has already eyed my jack & Coke. his mom would kill me if I let him have one.

OldSchoolTechFanatic

December 31st, 2011
2:16 pm

We need this win to keep recruits from jumping ship again this year!!!