Next for Tech: Presbyterian College

When, where: 7 p.m. Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium

TV, radio: ESPN3, 790, 106.7

About Presbyterian

Record: 1-0

Last time played: Sept. 25, 1937, when Georgia Tech drilled the Blue Hose, then known as the Fighting Blue Stockings, by a 59-0 score. It ended a three-game series in which the Yellow Jackets outscored Presbyterian 147-0.

Offense: Presbyterian runs a spread offense and is led by tailback Lance Byrd. Last Saturday, he ran for 109 yards, becoming the school’s first player to rush for 2,000 yards in its Division I history. The Blue Hose are quarterbacked by Tamyn Garrick, a redshirt freshman who made his first career start last Saturday. The starting offensive line weighs an average of 291 pounds.

Defense: Presbyterian plays a 4-3 scheme. Linebacker Donelle Williams was named the Big South freshman of the year last season after finishing fifth in tackles with 83. The unit returns six starters and 23 letter winners. Last year, the team finished fourth in the seven-team league in scoring defense and fifth in total defense.

Special teams: Kicker Aaron Mayes was 7-for-11 last year on field-goal tries. Punter Patrick Morgano led the Big South with an average of 40.7 yards and is a two-time all-conference choice.

What you should know: With an enrollment of 1,200, Presbyterian is the smallest school in Division I. The school moved up in 2007 and was granted full Division I membership in August.

Coach: Harold Nichols is in his fourth season at Presbyterian, his first job as a head coach. He is 5-26.

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49 comments Add your comment

FORMATION 4 SUCCESS

September 5th, 2012
10:30 pm

Here are my concerns. I posted several posts telling our guys what they needed to do to be successful this season. And everything I mentioned that they didn’t do was to their demise. That said. It means one of two things. Our talent is not smart enough to take coaching the will help them win or our coaches are just not what and who we expect them to be. It’s elementary. 44 seconds. Keep the receivers in front of you and make the tackle. (Didn’t do it, nor were they in position to do it). Is that ignorance or lack of coaching. We need to figure it out today.

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FORMATION 4 SUCCESS
September 5th, 2012
10:16 pm

Coach always has answers after the game and season. Never before the game or season. Its always a wait and see. I would think that this if you plan to win a game, conference or season you need to know something before instead of after.

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FORMATION 4 SUCCESS
September 5th, 2012
10:24 pm

Question: If Tevin Washington is still struggling with this offense and the others behind him are too. And our D1 FCS lineman and A backs can’t block as well as our service cadets week in and out. What future success can we count on. I for one loves this offense and believes that when executed it is unstoppable. But in all of the offseason work outs and claims of doing the work to get better. We still miss blocks, open receivers, holes in the line and opportunities. Seriously, what is truly going on here?

Ken Sugiura

September 5th, 2012
10:44 pm

you only need to post this once. thanks.

William

September 5th, 2012
10:54 pm

Can you find a smaller school to play. There are hundreds of high schools with larger enrollments. Whats next for Tech, Grayson High School?

Gr8 2B aFuzzyB

September 5th, 2012
11:47 pm

I’m embarrassed to admit it but where is PC located? What was their record last year?

Safe to say we should get the kinks worked out on offense this week. Question in my mind is will we stay on track against UVA. I hate to think of the uproar if we should falter against the Cavs.

Buzz 2011

September 5th, 2012
11:57 pm

@William What about the mighty Buffalo Bulls.. That is who the ThugAs played.
They are as small as they come aren’t they Div 11 ? They did burn the Dogs though
for what , 350 yards…

carolinajacket

September 6th, 2012
12:03 am

The Fighting Blue Hose are from Clinton, SC. And we’d better be careful. they have a one game winning streak going — and looking for two.

Jacket Time

September 6th, 2012
1:18 am

Hopefully this will be chance to see what we have been reading about during fall camp: synjyn at A-back, Snoddy’s break away speed and I guess we’ll finally be able to see Vad Lee in action this game?

Jimmy

September 6th, 2012
6:49 am

Ken,

Great work as always. Do you personally cheer for Tech, or as a professional journalist do you have to stay impartial?? I was just curious, because w/ the outstanding work you do, I would think you (and beat writers in general) have a lot “invested” in the team(s) you cover.

Uh, the University of Buffalo has...

September 6th, 2012
7:38 am

…17,000+ undergrad students – that is larger than Tech – Presbyterian College has 1300 students…

Maybe Buzz 2011 needs to go back to Calculus 101 at Tech…

Scott

September 6th, 2012
7:40 am

Ken, If they had a 3-game series, why is the record 1-0?

Ken Sugiura

September 6th, 2012
8:44 am

Scott – Presbyterian’s record this season is 1-0.
Jimmy – any reporter worth his/her salt will try to be as unbiased and unattached as possible. it’s impossible to not carry some bias, in part because of the investment, as you note, for or against, but the goal is to approach as rationally as you can.

5150 UOAD

September 6th, 2012
8:59 am

Louis Young took a photo with Instagram.
Last year I made a terrible decision & I was suspended for the bowl game last year & this past Monday night game vs. VT. I disappointed my family friends, coaches but most of all I disappointed my teammates. I’m blessed they forgave me & I’m just ready to be a dependable teammate for my team & train everyday to be a playmaker. The past is the past now let’s go get this #ACCship

FL Jacket

September 6th, 2012
9:04 am

I’m still chuckling at the statement…”drilled the Blue Hose”

5150 UOAD

September 6th, 2012
9:06 am

Jimmy….I don’t think KEN is a Tech Fan but he is a Tech Supporter. We have met him at a game and he seem to like covering Tech and works hard to do a great job. Would he buy season tickets? Probably not but he really does like to cover Tech. I think he has made some friends and good relationships while covering the Jackets. Unlike Tim, Michael, or Chip KEN isn’t a homer but a better Reporter.

Scott

September 6th, 2012
9:15 am

Would it be possible to post the head-to-head record as well? Obviously we don’t have a rivalry with Presbyterian, but not many schools have so many opponents they can say they played almost 100 years ago!

5150 UOAD

September 6th, 2012
9:20 am

Scott here is a link for you to find almost every teams H-2-H records.

http://football.stassen.com/records/opponent.html

juvenal

September 6th, 2012
9:47 am

Ken, oddly enough, the best fans also try to be objective…any idea why Days did not go in when Orwin went out? the other A’s pretty small…

CPJ

September 6th, 2012
11:53 am

The Blue Hose? What’s a blue hose? The blue hos’? Nah….I’ve got a green hose and a black hose but no blue hose…are you sure?????

Mr. Ed

September 6th, 2012
11:59 am

Are “The Blue Hose” plural or is “The Blue Hose” singular? The fighting Blue Hose of Presbyterian College!!!! Get after um Hose!

5150 UOAD

September 6th, 2012
12:00 pm

CJP………..Shut-up

what are you a 9th grade dropout?

The Blue Hose are part of their heritage. It has to do with the Warriors wearing Blue leggings.

Another state of georgia government/public product that actually get a vote. GOD HELP US.

CPJ

September 6th, 2012
12:03 pm

Ahhh….5150….are we cross?

damngooddawg

September 6th, 2012
12:14 pm

Buzz 2011, do you know how lame it sounds to jump UGA out of the blue to justify playing a high school team? I hope Presby kicks Tech’s ass!

Really????

September 6th, 2012
12:20 pm

@ Scott – GT outscored them 147-0 in a three game series. I guarantee GT is undefeated against them H-2-H.

HighTech

September 6th, 2012
12:44 pm

The Buffalo Bulls compete in the Mid America Conference (MAC). This is the same conference as the Ohio Bobcats who defeated B1G power Penn State. Buffalo was a worthy opponent for a program like UGA. Holding the Bulls to 23 points was a major accomplishment for a top 5 defense and a top 10 team. UGA fans have much to look forward to after beating MAC power Buffalo. Congratulations and we’ll see you in November.

WDE

September 6th, 2012
3:14 pm

My brother played for the Blue Hose in the mid-late 70’s, and until he retired last year he was a teacher and coach at Brookwood HS, Brookwood has a larger enrollment and stadium than PC.Go you hairy jackets make fun of UGA’s schedule…what happened the Carolina directional schools get to be too much of a challenge?

heartofdarkness

September 6th, 2012
4:54 pm

How many points is Presbyterian laying this Saturday?

Blue Hose Fan

September 6th, 2012
5:03 pm

PC has a very large Atlanta alumni base. Most of the students from PC come from the Greenville/Spartanburg/Columbia Triangle and Atlanta. We all know that PC will lose the game, but looking for a good money game. It is our first year as a full DI-AA school.

Blue Hose is a fancy way of saying the red sox, etc. Our mascot is really a scottish warrior (think braveheart).

Our fan board is gobluehose.com. We would love to have you!

You may remember this from a couple years back: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb3NKynYDIM&feature=plcp.

Blue Hose Fan

September 6th, 2012
5:40 pm

Stumpknocker

September 6th, 2012
6:12 pm

I got a green hose, a grey hose and a blue hose. One’s about as good as the other.

BLT

September 6th, 2012
8:23 pm

Well, as long as William Wallace and Robert Bruce are not on Presbyterian’s roster Tech should be OK. LOL

Supersize that order, mutt

September 6th, 2012
9:05 pm

@ BLT……will you be there Saturday? I don’t know how to get in touch with you other than on here to figure out how and where to meet, if you want to. Several of us ARE planning on meeting before the game; love for you to join us.

Joke

September 6th, 2012
10:10 pm

I’m a Presbyterian College alumni and maybe attended 3 games the entire time I was there. For the record I’m a huge sportsfan. PC is NOT a sports school and is merely parading for a paycheck. I’m embarrassed to be affiliated with them.

Randy from Macon

September 6th, 2012
10:20 pm

Supersize – I will be there with my buddies Vivas and Lamar. We are hardcore Tech fans and would like to say hello to you and your Tech buddies. I appreciate your honest comments and your love of Georgia Tech football. I feel the same way. We usually go to the walk through and then go to Rays to get calzones. There will be one tall guy (me), one Puerto Rican, and one big guy. Would love to say hello. I was disappointed in the loss to VPI but I remain positive about this team and our student athletes. GO JACKETS! THWG!

Supersize that order, mutt

September 6th, 2012
10:24 pm

@ Randy……are you still there?

Randy from Macon

September 6th, 2012
10:26 pm

yes – what’s up?

Supersize that order, mutt

September 6th, 2012
10:28 pm

Good. Don’t leave

Randy from Macon

September 6th, 2012
10:29 pm

yes Supersize – what’s up?

Supersize that order, mutt

September 6th, 2012
10:32 pm

GT Lee and I are going to stop by a couple of tail-gate spots of other bloggers (juvenal and yeller dog). One is in the parking lot behind the Varsity, and the other is up the side street running east of the Varsity. Both say they are starting up around 5PM, so that’s when I plan on getting there. However, I think I remember that the new basketball arena will be open during the afternoon for fans to check it out. I will be driving up from Augusta, so I can pretty much get there any time I want to. I would certainly like to meet you and, if possible, give you the chance to meet some of the others who show up too. But I don’t know how to describe myself in any way that would be helpful to you, nor what time exactly I will be anywhere. Any suggestions?

Supersize that order, mutt

September 6th, 2012
10:36 pm

Randy, I set up a temporary email account through which I have been able to stay in touch with quite a few of the bloggers. Drop me a quick email to supersizeorder@yahoo.com, and offer some kind of “proof” as to who you are, and I will give you some more specific information on Saturday. I am logged into that account now, if you can do that right now

Supersize that order, mutt

September 6th, 2012
10:37 pm

Randy, are you still there? Did you get all that?

Randy from Macon

September 6th, 2012
10:48 pm

Probably at 5:00 or shortly thereafter we will go to Rays to eat. We usually park at a garage that is close to the tunnel on the other side of the interstate (I can’t remember the name – I am currently technologically inebriated and challenged). But I remember meeting you guys before one of the games last year. Again, we will consist of three middle -aged guys who probably don’t know there ass from a hole in the ground. We should be getting there around 3:00. Come to Rays! GO JACKETS!

Supersize that order, mutt

September 6th, 2012
10:48 pm

Well, if you see this at some point, email me.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 6th, 2012
10:49 pm

oh, there you are. Drop me an email

Supersize that order, mutt

September 6th, 2012
10:50 pm

Sounds like you may well park at the same garage I plan on parking at. Since I am dropping by those two tailgate parties, I won’t be able to make it to Rays

Randy from Macon

September 6th, 2012
10:55 pm

I think that we will be in the same area – I will be looking for you and hopefully we can meet up.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 6th, 2012
10:56 pm

Well, drop me an email to that address (supersizeorder@yahoo.com), and I will give you some specifics. I don’t want to say all that much here on the blog

Randy from Macon

September 6th, 2012
11:14 pm

I sent you an e-mail Supersize. I am legitimate. Hopefully you got it.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 6th, 2012
11:27 pm

Randy, I got it and just responded. Thanks !!!

Old Man Football

September 7th, 2012
6:23 pm

Presbyterian?? Hah…..I knew the Bugs played in a weak conference but the church league game solidifies it!!