Georgia Tech quoteboard

“I told coach [Rick] Stockstill after the game they got after us and whipped our butts. I have to give Middle Tennessee a lot of credit because they played hard. But after saying that, it was embarrassing. I don’t think there’s any other way to describe it. We didn’t play with a lot of energy. We turned the ball over — we can’t do that — and we probably had as bad a day tackling as I’ve seen, maybe worse than last week. The bottom line we didn’t do anything really good. We didn’t block very well, we didn’t catch, we didn’t throw and when you do that and turn the ball over you get beat. That’s it in a nutshell, I guess.”

“Clearly we’ve got issues, we’ve got issues we have to address, there’s no doubt about that.”

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson

“It could have. We just weren’t ready to play. We talked, we tried all sorts of different angles, but they didn’t come ready to play. So that comes back to me.”

Johnson on whether last week’s loss to Miami affected Saturday’s performance

“After the game, I’m just considering going and watching the tape.”

Johnson on whether he’s considering any changes on the staff

“I’m as disappointed as I’m sure the fans are. I’m embarrassed, too, and I’m going to do everything in my power to fix this and get it right. That’s all I can do.”

Johnson on what he would tell fans after the game

“This is as tough a loss as we’ve had since I’ve been here. We have to wash our memories. All we can do Sunday is get ready for Clemson and focus on the little things and things you can control.”

Tech quarterback Tevin Washington

“We came out too flat today, and when you give another team energy, give them momentum, it’s hard to stop once they get going.”

Washington on coming out flat

“That’s a hard question to answer. We’re a family out there and just trying to make plays. I’m really not sure.”

Tech linebacker Jabari Hunt-Days on what’s affected the defense the past two weeks

“That’s one of the main things that coach [Johnson] puts emphasis on is the missed assignments. That’s what hurts us. We made plays but when it was time for real crucial ones that didn’t require much yardage we just couldn’t get them. That hurt us.”

Tech A-back Orwin Smith on the Jackets’ mistakes

“It affected us, but then again the next guy should be able to step up and take his place. I feel like we are a brotherhood out there and we live off each other. It didn’t affect us.”

Tech linebacker Quayshawn Nealy on playing without Jeremiah Attaochu

“This was a hard-fought physical game. I thought our conditioning was a factor in the game. We kept pushing, we kept pressing, and we kept coming after them. On defense, we were relentless. We were fast off the ground. We didn’t lay around.”

Middle Tennessee state coach Rick Stockstill

107 comments Add your comment

bp

September 29th, 2012
8:07 pm

Defense was relentless? What game was Nealy watching?

J'boroJacket

September 29th, 2012
8:18 pm

We could not tackle them, yet went down on several toe tackles… seemed like we were playing two hand touch. I mentioned that the reason Tevin is starting is that he looks good in practice. Given the way our defense played, I could look good in practice. If Al was in the box, he should have seen the things we saw and made adjustments. Just did not happen. We make other players look like All Americans….. not to take anything from MTSU- they played better, smarter and more technical than we had all season- and with VT losing another game this week… amazing how bad we look.

Chief

September 29th, 2012
8:21 pm

bp … the quote about the defense being “relentless” came from MTSU coach Rick Stockstill, not Nealy.

Recruiting guru

September 29th, 2012
8:21 pm

well……i plead the 5th…..

GT79MD83

September 29th, 2012
8:30 pm

Tevin would not start for MTSU.Our defense was awful but our offense gave the other team too many chances.I said before the game if we lost this game both Groh and Johnson should be fired at the end of the season. I still feel that way. We will be lucky to be 6-6 at the end of the season.UGA will score every time they have the ball and never have to punt when we play them.Clemson will probably have over 600 yards of total offense next week.Last week we sucked. This week was embarassing.

Wild Bill

September 29th, 2012
8:52 pm

Been to games for the last 52 years and I don’t remember one this bad. They can try to sell my season tickets to someone else next year.

JACKETfan12

September 29th, 2012
9:04 pm

At least Johnson is owing up to this loss. But all in all, there needs to be some serious coaching staff changes, maybe even CPJ.

Losing to VT in overtime in Blacksburg is one thing. Blowing a 14 point lead against Miami and losing by 21 to MTSU is completely different. There is a lack of coaching, a lack of talent, and a lack of good ole fashioned heart on the field.

And for crying out loud, bench Tevin. I hate to throw Tevin under the bus and I am not one of these guys that has called Vad’s name for the past 2 years, but Tevin is obviously limited and un-athletic. Yes he is composed (at times), but he doesn’t have the jets nor the arm that Lee does. He trips when scrambling out of the pocket and throws an interception to a wide-open receiver down field becaus he cant get enough lift on the ball. It’s depressing to watch.

GT Joe

September 29th, 2012
9:09 pm

Time for Vad now?

Supersize that order, mutt

September 29th, 2012
9:17 pm

@ Joe……did you see Vad in the first half? He looked terrible

T-TIme

September 29th, 2012
9:28 pm

Both QBs had issues, but I would rather watch Vad any day than Tevin. When it gets to the point the announcers keep bringing up the horrible mechanics something has to give. Not to mention he always cracks under pressure.

GT sam

September 29th, 2012
9:32 pm

I think it is time to start the young player,and lose now . It is also time to start looking for a new defensive and offensive coaches. It was bad today on the flats

Supersize that order, mutt

September 29th, 2012
9:33 pm

There was one play today where Tevin showed how much he cares, and I loved it. Late in the game, he was scrambling and he literally hurdled over the defenders on the sideline, reaching for and making a first down. Frankly, I didn’t think he had it in him to do that.

Bamajacket

September 29th, 2012
9:33 pm

Lots of folks complain about the 3-4. Maybe, maybe not. 3-4, 4-3, I don’t know. What I do know is you can’t scheme for tackling and covering receivers. A 3-4 doesn’t just bounce off, or entirely miss tackles. That’s what’s embarrassing. Brotherhood my behind! Family. Bull. Words, boys, don’t make up for what I’ve been seeing. You look like a bunch of sleepwalkers, taking the day off. I don’t know how much of this is on the coaches, how much on the players. Neither looks to have much heart and pride. But I do know the coaches are the ones who get fired. Paul Johnson needs to worry how long GA Tech pays $2 million for this product. He should be embarrassed. I wouldfeel better about seeing freshmen out there who would give an effort. I said early this year, I’m sure he’s a wonderful kid, but if Tevin is the best we have, we’re in for a long year.

Buford Pusser, Sheriff

September 29th, 2012
9:36 pm

Strength and conditioning have been severely lacking at Tech for years. Not just CPJ’s tenure. How pathetic is it when a player from freaking MTSU tells his hometown newspaper after the game that they were just in way better shape and condition and stronger/faster than Tech?!?! See article above where MTSU coach openly says the same thing. We are fat and slow. They beat us up and down. Did everyone see the back, Cunningham, repeatedly run over our defensive backs?

Your Bulldawg Daddy!!!!

September 29th, 2012
9:38 pm

I love Techs coach!!! I say its time to give him an extention on his contract….

Your Bulldawg Daddy!!!!

September 29th, 2012
9:41 pm

Yhea!!! This soooo fun!!!! Hahahaha!!!!!!!!

juvenal

September 29th, 2012
9:46 pm

give it up, Super, most balls underthrown, including the INT that should have tied the game if thrown on target-there were many series worse than the ONE Vad had,,,,still perfect in close games late in the 4th….we have a defense? i thought it was a clown show put in to give the offense 1 or 2 minutes of rest…

time to rethink

September 29th, 2012
9:48 pm

Two facts that scare me: First, either MTSU is better than Miami and Va Tech or we are getting worse. Second, MTSU gained control in the second half…after we made half time adjustments. So again, we get worse as we gain playing time.

T-TIme

September 29th, 2012
9:48 pm

The D does not get much time to recover when the O goes one and out.

Your Bulldawg Daddy!!!!

September 29th, 2012
9:56 pm

What are y’all gonna do when you have to play your Big Daddy Georgia Bulldogs?

Supersize that order, mutt

September 29th, 2012
10:04 pm

A better question is what is daddy gonna do when they play the “old ball coach”?

Your Bulldawg Daddy!!!!

September 29th, 2012
10:07 pm

Watch a perfect season continue.

Vampire Bill

September 29th, 2012
10:07 pm

@ Your Bull

Dude I’m a dawgs fan big time and I love to see the bugs lose but, give em a break dude. You just don’t kick em when their that down.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 29th, 2012
10:08 pm

want to put some money on that? NO WAY does UGA beat USC!!!

Joe Biden

September 29th, 2012
10:39 pm

CPJ,there is a place for you in our administration,you just keep over-promising and under-deliverying

gg

September 29th, 2012
10:39 pm

This wouldn’t be happening if Reggie Ball was still here.

InsectInside

September 29th, 2012
10:41 pm

bp, what column are you readiing?

PCH

September 29th, 2012
10:44 pm

There is a problem at GT which separates the offense and the defense under the head coach. It is apparent that we are seeing a separation of groups because whenever your head coach actually carries the ball for one or the other without success that is where to look. Paul needs to take over the defense and watch his offense not score. A head coach has to take over control of the team which is all players and all teams. Al Groh needs to change his model the players are confused.

When you are trying to outsmart them most of the time you lose the ability to play with recklessness.

Tevin is a nice kid however bench him for the future lest Paul will be watching Vad from another job. Can we stop running the QB sneak. Why because when we get to practice our offense. WE ARE PLAYING AFRAID.

InsectInside

September 29th, 2012
10:52 pm

4 (or was it more) turnovers, Teven throws high, low, slow and late balls, blocking was aweful (saw two linemen hit…no, can’t say hit…more like lightly pushed… a LB, left the block and the guy made the tackle. Don’t know if the back was in the hole late or not. Unbelievable lack of tackling and getting juked out of their socks when one on one, Same play gashing us play after play. MT QB plainly saw the end isolated on the LB with no help close and checked to the quick slant for the TD. Defense looked like they were just ready to shower by the end. Completely humbled, disheartened, humiliated and beaten.

Your Bulldawg Daddy!!!!

September 29th, 2012
10:53 pm

What I think is funny is that if y’all fire your coach you’re gonna be horrible for at least 3 or 4 years. Just think about it, no good players go to Tech because they don’t run a pro style offense. You get a normal coach in there an install a pro style offense and y’all will be horrible without your gimic offense. Lol!!!

Your Bulldawg Daddy!!!!

September 29th, 2012
10:54 pm

You guys don’t have any players!

Edawg

September 29th, 2012
10:55 pm

Enter your comments here

Edawg

September 29th, 2012
10:55 pm

Well well well well what now?

Your Bulldawg Daddy!!!!

September 29th, 2012
10:56 pm

I think you guys should just give up and just quit playing football.

Your Bulldawg Daddy!!!!

September 29th, 2012
11:01 pm

News flash, Middle Tennessee’s quarterback is over at the Georgia Tech sorority house and he just scored again.!

Tekrules

September 29th, 2012
11:05 pm

I wish we could get a defensive coach of character & ability to keep up w CPJ & our offense. Has jerry sandusky been sentenced yet ?

Island Jacket

September 29th, 2012
11:08 pm

The Offense is producing…. But that defense is killing us. We definitely need a change on Defense. I like CAG, but that defenseis not working for us. We need to keep the O.

Tekrules

September 29th, 2012
11:11 pm

Agreed, island jacker- lets get sandusky. Hes a man of character and a step up for our staff. He will bring the wood !

mike

September 29th, 2012
11:11 pm

@ Your Bulldawg Daddy!!!! That’s pretty good.

gtfan1951

September 29th, 2012
11:13 pm

Fire paul johnson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rick in Warner Robins

September 29th, 2012
11:15 pm

The sorry play started with them wearing those freakin’ ugly uniforms. Go back to the traditional uniforms!

Your Bulldawg Daddy!!!!

September 29th, 2012
11:16 pm

@Tekrules, Sandusky will bring the wood come shower time.

Tekrules

September 29th, 2012
11:17 pm

Sandusky wold send our pitiful defense to the shower ! He can find 10 yr olds who want to play hard

GTech

September 29th, 2012
11:18 pm

Our D-line is just terrible. The entire line is full of upperclassmen but TJ plays like a 210lb lineman. Cross can’t tackle a QB and Dieke/Cummings are just terrible. Neither of them can get off their blocks or penetrate. Andy McCollum can’t develop a player; nor he can recruit. There are plenty of recruits in GA that could start at GT tomorrow but none will sign cuz this idiot (McCollum) can’t recruit nor develop a player. Fire him NOW! MTSU was smart enough to do that. And it’s time for Vad!

Your Bulldawg Daddy!!!!

September 29th, 2012
11:24 pm

If you fire CPJ, you will be horrible cause you have lowend players due to CPJ non-pro style offense. Think about, your gimic offense worked in the begining cause CPJ had Gailey’s pro-style recruits. They are gone now and that is why you guys suck. Smoke and mirror over. You have to keep CPJ….

Tekrules

September 29th, 2012
11:26 pm

Rick yr right. Sandusky says these uniforms got to go !!! Better to play the way they did in ancient greek olympics.

Bobby Rodriguez - #3

September 30th, 2012
12:10 am

Coleman Rudolph was right when GT hired Johnson…he stinks and cannot blame anyone…he is mean, not attractive (turkey neck) and makes fun of people with mental disabilities…..it would be embarrassing to be a Tech man today.

1 4 GT

September 30th, 2012
12:26 am

You jackasses talking about Sandusky & making jokes & wisecracks at the expense of his victims are sick.

greg

September 30th, 2012
12:46 am

Our tackling today was actually worse than the Virginia defenders when we played them. I didn’t think that was possible. We didn’t have anywhere near the intensity level as MTSU. Some of that may have been due to conditioning late in the game, but it doesn’t explain getting blown off the ball on key downs, getting beat badly on pass blocking and sliding off tackles they way we did. That comes from a lack of preparedness and focus on fundamentals and that squarely falls on the coaching staff. We missed some key players, were coming off a demoralizing loss against Miami, but they should have been more ready to play. CPJ said they talked about it. Is that all they did last week? I remember a comment years back from Bobby Ross after an embarrassing loss. He said something to the effect that “the Georgia Tech fans deserve better”. I had a sense then he was going to take care of it. He did. I watched them beat Nebraska in the Orange Bowl a couple years later. I wish I felt the same way about CPJ. The only coach I would commend this year is the new special teams. Night and day from last year. Solid tackles, solid coverage downfield. They’ve been doing the little things right and busting some big plays in the process.

rogeriter

September 30th, 2012
1:53 am

Dogs fan here…but I feel your pain. I have followed Tech since the fifties and, even though I’m not a tech
fan, I know the pride that Tech Football has sustained over the years. No answers here but I am sorry for the pain you feel. But remember, the prayer says, “…yea though I walk through the valley” Not “Yea though I live in the valley.” Keep fighting and believing…you’ll come out OK.