Tech fan falls off railing for second week in row

For the second time in as many weeks, a fan at the game fell over a railing and had to be taken to the hospital. A Tech student, a male freshman, fell over a railing in the northwest section of the lower stands and fell about 15 feet onto the ground in the first half of the game, school spokesman Wayne Hogan said. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and was treated and released after the game.

A week ago, a fan fell 25 feet in the northeast corner of the stadium from a staircase railing onto a service concourse. He was also treated and released the same day. Hogan said the two falls were unrelated.

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Max Sizemore

September 29th, 2012
8:43 pm

The poor fellow was probably sick and disoriented from watching Tech attempt to play defense.


September 29th, 2012
8:59 pm

My my my….. Stupid fans. Behave and you be ok.

Tell you what I think

September 29th, 2012
9:18 pm

I think these guys are jumping after having to whitness this hapless team. I may jump off my roof if we can’t get this bus back on the road.


September 29th, 2012
9:30 pm

hope that he is ok, will pray for him…keep playing like this, many may be jumping on purpose…


September 29th, 2012
9:35 pm

Hope the kids ok..God bless this sorry team. Can’t believe how quick we have gone down.


September 29th, 2012
10:46 pm

hope the guy is alright.


September 29th, 2012
10:55 pm

huh. Thought the article was about the team coming off the rails.


Paul Johnson

September 29th, 2012
11:16 pm

Sorry I thought it was Al Grogh…. I was just trying to help the team.

Moobs Johnson

September 29th, 2012
11:34 pm

Any truth to the rumor that these two are Tech commits for next years class?


September 29th, 2012
11:59 pm

to Wayne Hogan-ya think we might need a higer railing so students don’t keep falling off? Are they standing up on the railing or something?


September 30th, 2012
12:23 am

Please don’t be down on CPJ.

He is a genius and will eventually right this ship.

Obama / Biden 2012


September 30th, 2012
12:38 am

Wow buzz, I guess your political stance also applies with football. It’s not working, but I believe!! Football team goes in the toilet because the head coach’s decision making, yet he blames his players fast!! It’s someone else’s fault. Sounds like the Obama camp. The economy is still broken and the debt is huge, 6 trillion in 3 years, but its still bush’s fault. When the federal reserve’s charter expires on 12/21/12 and we have to pay the federal reserve(private) bank 16 trillion what do we do. You don’t see any mention of the private banks charter anywhere in the news.

Also buzz, the suicide rate is sky high because of the economy, and it seems tech fans are following suit, or trying and failing at it. So again this toes into your logic!! Lol

Jacket Detective

September 30th, 2012
8:24 am

Drownings at Lake Lanier and elsewhere and fans failing could be alcohol, though not always.
Groh has demoralized two teams by getting out-coached every week but many fans incorrectly blame the players.
Tenuta, for one example, could do a lot more with this group.
He would at least blitz enough so the opposing QB does not feel like he is playing in his home away from home. Tevin Washington is the one who feels like he is on the road.
He sometimes does not spot the receiver?
Yea he gets worried, unlike the other team’s QB, that he is about to get flattened.
Tevin played better in regulation in the Utah, VT and Miami games than I thought he could.
If your defense lets the opposing team off the hook after the game is put in their hands, the momentum from being given second life usually provides them the win in OT.
After a full game, the other side’s D may figure out how to play the TO.
Tech’s demoralized D (and now the whole team) is on Al Groh.
When another school is paying their failed coach millions, it is a red flag.
And why should he get three years here to produce?
That is a second reason not to have hired him.


September 30th, 2012
9:14 am

I think about the mouthy Tech fanatics were frothing at the mouth how great Paul Johnson is. I don’t hear anything from them now. That high school office won’t work in D1 football.

Dawg Dog

September 30th, 2012
9:26 am

Shh … don’t criticize Coach Johnson we want him ( & Grogh) to sign a Hewitt type contract … for life.


September 30th, 2012
10:44 am

Preferredduck,I think the comment was ironic sarcasm:genius,right this ship,Obama,get it??


September 30th, 2012
12:04 pm

I would jump too if I were a tech fan. (just kidding)


September 30th, 2012
12:36 pm

Wow It’s that serious? OK.

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September 30th, 2012
2:32 pm

Hiring Kirby Smart of Alabama as head coach along with a top notch defensive coach might stop these students from jumping.


September 30th, 2012
3:09 pm

Kirby is too Smart for that. Wonder how desperate Bobby Petrino is?


September 30th, 2012
3:18 pm

I keep checking to see if Groh has resigned yet, but he hasn’t. I thought at his age he’d have some dignity.


September 30th, 2012
3:40 pm

I don’t see Al Groh as having the dignity to resign but I do expect CPJ to announce a termination tomorrow. I wouldn’t expect today as this is the Christian Sabbath.


September 30th, 2012
4:11 pm

Please don’t call for the removal of your great coach CPJ. He is just having a little bad luck. Keep the faith. You can’t expect a quick turn around. PLEASE!! PEASE!!! PLEASE!!! keep your great coach and leader.

Coach has a Small Johnson

September 30th, 2012
4:48 pm

Maybe Tech needs to teach Football 101 so fans know and understand Techs Stadium it’s danagers when you mix Whiskey and gravity?

Melanie Brooks

September 30th, 2012
4:52 pm

Some your remarks are really hatelful and pathetic. Some of you need to look in the mirror and stop saying that people should jump because of how bad their team is. I saw what happened yesterday. Those kids were very intoxicated. This broke my heart. I hope that kid woke up and said he will never take a drink of alcohol again.


September 30th, 2012
5:10 pm


September 30th, 2012
5:21 pm

Right, Melanie. You do realize he is a freshman student. He has bragging rights now.

the real Old Gold

September 30th, 2012
8:11 pm

Defense so bad, we’re attempting suicide.

yeller bug

September 30th, 2012
11:09 pm

Go easy on the clear whiskey kids. The game is long and it typically gets bad in the 4th QTR/OT so pace yourself and ensure you have enough left over for post game sorrow drowning. When in doubt, always crawl. A four point stance is geometrically more stable and you stay closer to the ground minimizing de-celeration trauma.

This has been a Public Service Announcement by the Better Boozing Bureau.

yeller bug

September 30th, 2012
11:17 pm

Great post Buzz for Life: I think CPJ’s grade is incomplete and he needs 4 more years.

Old Dog

October 1st, 2012
7:07 am

You’d think a “top ten” engineering school could design a safer stadium. To Hell with Tek, today, tomorrow and every other day!

mike jones

October 1st, 2012
10:29 am

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mike jones

October 1st, 2012
10:32 am

I saw the whole thing, this guy was hanging on for dear life with one hand. I’m sure the kid had too many drinks.. Thank God he’s ok…..

Southern Eagle

October 1st, 2012
11:18 am

Are you guys ready to come join the GSU Eagle fanbase yet? We are the #2 team in the state and will soon be making Tech and Gag state totally irrelevant.

Hail Southern!!!

Sun Belt Conference

October 1st, 2012
5:07 pm

With all those open seats, he had plenty of room to move around. This makes no sense.

230gr Full Metal Jacket

October 1st, 2012
5:54 pm

Hate to tell ya “Southern Eagle”, but Georgia Southern is no more relevant than any high school program in the state. Even when Erk and CPJ were winning championships there, they were irrelevant. They always will be as long as they are too scared to move up to Div-1. They are bigger than many Div-1 schools, yet they still play against what are essentially junior colleges??? Really??? Sorry, but the only place Georgia Southern (the GSU wannabe) is relevant is in Statesboro. Outside of there, nobody cares about your little program thats afraid to play big-boy ball.


October 2nd, 2012
8:46 pm

Did he fall or jump ?