Notes: Johnson to Tech team: ‘Quit pouting’

1. Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson’s message to his team was fitting for a rainy Monday two days after a humbling loss – get over it.

Monday, the Yellow Jackets reviewed game video from their 49-28 loss to Middle Tennessee State, corrected errors in practice and did conditioning work. Among the most notable shortcomings addressed was Tech’s inability to match the Blue Raiders’ energy on Saturday.

“It’s disappointing and it’s unacceptable and I think our guys know it’s unacceptable,” Johnson said following practice. “You move forward. Like I said, you’re not going to get anywhere looking backwards. Quit moping, quit pouting and let’s go play.”

From his review of the game, the same flaws that Johnson noted following the game – poor tackling, low energy and mistakes – held true.

“Bottom line, you’re not going to win a football game when you turn it over four times and you let the other back (MTSU’s Benny Cunningham) rush for 220 yards,” he said. “You’re just not.”

Johnson didn’t know the number of missed tackles off the top of his head, he said, “but it was bad.” He said a handful of players were responsible for most of them.

The Jackets have a whale of a challenge Saturday – a road game at No. 15 Clemson, a team itching for payback from its 31-17 loss last October at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Johnson said that, despite the embarrassing loss to MTSU, players were upbeat Monday.

“That’s the way you’ve got to be,” Johnson said. “You’ve still got a chance.”

2. Outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu and cornerback Louis Young, both of whom sat out Saturday’s game with injuries, practiced Monday and are expected to play against Clemson. Offensive lineman Will Jackson, who missed the second half due to illness, also practiced Monday.

Johnson said he is not hopeful for safety Fred Holton, who has yet to play this season due to a foot injury, to play Saturday.

On the Clemson side, All-America wide receiver Sammy Watkins is expected to play after missing Saturday’s win over Boston College with an abdominal virus.

Johnson also confirmed that B-back Charles Perkins is out for the season with an undisclosed injury. Two weeks ago, Johnson said that Perkins was out and that he didn’t expect him back anytime soon. Also, punter Sean Poole’s injury, suffered against Miami Sept. 22, is a broken collarbone. A return this season does not appear likely.

Johnson said he was encouraged by the play of offensive tackle Morgan Bailey, who received playing time in the second half in Jackson’s absence. Bailey has been a promising player but has been sidelined with numerous injuries. Saturday was his first game this season.

“He moved some people around,” Johnson said. “He’s got great ability. Hopefully he can stay out and have a good week of practice and we can play him. I’ve said from the jump, the kid’s got great ability.”

3. Quarterback Tevin Washington is tied for most rushing touchdowns in the country with 11. Nevada running back Stefphon Jefferson also has 11. Washington tied a school single-game record Saturday with four rushing touchdowns. The single-season school record for touchdowns is 19, set by Robert Lavette in 1982. With 29 career rushing touchdowns, Washington is six behind Joshua Nesbitt’s record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback.

4. Junior linebacker Chris Crenshaw will wear No. 40 against Clemson in honor of former linebacker Julian Burnett. Crenshaw will be the first non-senior to wear the jersey to pay tribute to Burnett, who suffered a career-ending neck injury in the Sun Bowl. … Clemson opened Monday as a 10-point favorite over the Jackets.

In case you missed it…

Fitting MTSU loss into Tech history

After debacle, Tech braces for Clemson

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

224 comments Add your comment

GT

October 1st, 2012
8:38 pm

Sourgrapes

October 1st, 2012
8:40 pm

Just 10 points?

Teddy Roosevelt

October 1st, 2012
8:42 pm

GT Fan

October 1st, 2012
8:43 pm

3. Quarterback Tevin Washington is tied for most rushing touchdowns in the country with 11. Nevada running back Stefphon Jefferson also has 11. Washington tied a school single-game record Saturday with four rushing touchdowns. The single-season school record for touchdowns is 19, set by Robert Lavette in 1982. With 29 career rushing touchdowns, Washington is six behind Joshua Nesbitt’s record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback.
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Uh-oh, does this mean Mr. “call my own #” will continue to do just that … call his own #?

jonathan

October 1st, 2012
8:43 pm

Biff Pocoroba

October 1st, 2012
8:43 pm

This game shouldn’t be televised. It will be ugly quickly. At least the weather should be nice so everyone can turn the game off when it is 21-0 and go out and enjoy the day. When Groh showed up at practice today, this team quit on this week’s game already. Johnson’s call screener is going to have a tough job this week. Wes Durham will be the only one kissing up to Paul after that absolute pathetic job on Saturday by the “coaches”.

jonathan

October 1st, 2012
8:47 pm

what in the hell is wrong with Fred Holton???????????????????????????????

GT Fan

October 1st, 2012
8:47 pm

I like PJ’s repsonse to the team. He’s absolutely right, you can’t change what has already happened, so quit pouting/moping, and LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES/FAILURES, fellas!

Somehow pull out a W on Saturday, and things won’t look so bleak.

If MTSU can come into BDS and do what they did to GT, GT can certainly go into Clemson and beat the Tigers.

South GA Jacket

October 1st, 2012
8:48 pm

“Players were upbeat on Monday.” Seriously???

Maybe I’m interpreting “upbeat” differently, but my old coach would have run the upbeat out of us. And we would have run tackling drills until our arms fell off.

It’s not complicated. It doesn’t matter if you run a flex-triple-run-n-gun-west-coast-spread-wing-t-power-i. It doesn’t matter if you run a 4-3, 3-4, 5-2, cover 2, zone-blitz. If you can’t/don’t block or tackle, you lose.

crap old same

October 1st, 2012
8:48 pm

fans to Johnson: Start packing.

billyBobjacket

October 1st, 2012
8:49 pm

GT Fan: I was thinking the same thing…he ALWAYS calls his own number inside the 5, whether that is the right play or not. If he sets that record, it will be the most meaningless record on the books.

South GA Jacket

October 1st, 2012
8:51 pm

I might add, our perimeter blocking has been gawd awful the last two weeks. Not as bad as the tackling, but still.

billyBobjacket

October 1st, 2012
8:53 pm

I don’t think a win over Clemson changes anything. We all know they wet the bed a couple of times a year, and look where the win over them last year got us…to another god-forsaken bowl to keep that pathetic meaningless “streak” alive, and another embarrassing bowl loss.

GT Grad

October 1st, 2012
8:56 pm

Props to the the Tech fans who were at the stadium on Saturday. One of the coaches for MTSU had his mom at the game. She couldn’t get over how well she and the other MTSU fans were treated at Bobby Dodd, both before, during, and after the game.

Stephen CC

October 1st, 2012
9:00 pm

Agreed. Pouting won’t do any good, not from the players, the coaches, or the fans. We do need to move forward. And Paul Johnson needs to move forward by making better decisions for the team. Our boys would benefit from better decisions about which plays to use and when to use them, both on offense and on defense. Sure, you can fault the players, but a lot of the responsibility lies on the coaching staff when things like this happen, plainly and simply. Knowing how to make adjustments and being prepared for every situation is part of what they get paid big bucks to do. I’m one who likes our offense, yet it’s diverse array of benefits is rarely utilized to its potential degree. Predictable play-calling will never be good enough. And being too stubborn to adjust to what the defense is doing is just plain dumb. And the defense simply needs to be more simple. This isn’t rocket science – it’s football. Al Groh needs to get over himself and simplify the game-plan for the players so they can stop opposing offenses. It is obvious that his schemes have been more complicated than they are worth. Our players are good players, no matter what anyone else says. We have enough talent to play this game successfully. We need to take heart, be determined, even passionate, and give the rest of the season all that we have. Let’s go Jackets! Sting ‘em!

GT-UT

October 1st, 2012
9:02 pm

GT Fan

October 1st, 2012
9:02 pm

Why so secretive about C.Perkins’ injury??

Stumpknocker

October 1st, 2012
9:05 pm

Play V Lee. The experience will only make him better and prepare him for next season……Also Washington seems to have lost some of his effectiveness at running the TO. He’s peaked and won’t ever be any better and right now that’s not good enough. The defense is what it is ……..it sucks.

Buzz-ard

October 1st, 2012
9:06 pm

As long as PJ is the Coach, it’s going to be a slow bleed. Poor leadership nearly always equals poor results. College kids need a HC that knows how to lead. Scheming will not overcome all of the flaws that come with PJ.

Goldenrod

October 1st, 2012
9:07 pm

I love me some PJ as much as the next guy but as Terrence Moore said on Sports Zone Final, AL GROH HAS GOT TO GO!

Our only chance to beat the leghumpers in the cesspool up north is if CPJ gets rid of Groh!

GT-UT

October 1st, 2012
9:08 pm

Stephen CC, finally some reason and constructive passion. Lets go get after Clemson.
Says something about our O if a QB is about to set a touchdown record. I’m disappointed as anyone. And mad! But I’m not about to turn this blog into a pity party support group

GT-UT

October 1st, 2012
9:09 pm

I’m all for Vad btw. TW is a good player but a coach killer

PE Major from Western Carolina is ready to fry some fish

October 1st, 2012
9:11 pm

Quit pouting and join me for a fish fry….do you want bass, brim, trout or catfish? I love making hush puppies with my fried fish……2-3 is not my fault…..it’s my pouting, baby, quitter team…..it does not matter that I recruited them or that they are playing their best and are just not very talented…..it makes Coach Fish Fry look bad and I will not tolerate it…..I am an offensive genius and the best fish fry cook since Pepper Rodgers……I am going to filet Yabba Dabba Dabo like a large mouth bass…..where is my Bass-O-Matic……I am Coach Fish Fry.

Uh..Hello

October 1st, 2012
9:11 pm

It’s called recruiting……or lack of

Buzz-ard

October 1st, 2012
9:13 pm

The kids don’t believe. It’s that simple. A slow bleed and we all know it. I like optimism as much as you boys do, but the patient is bleeding and the doctor can’t stop it. Time for a new doctor…

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 1st, 2012
9:20 pm

We’ll see what kind of character this team has on Saturday. ” MAN UP JACKETS “

Delbert D.

October 1st, 2012
9:21 pm

Brian Billick could get a temporary leave of absence from Fox due to a family emergency and help out Paul Johnson. I imagine their wives are talking a lot.

Big Play Curley Day

October 1st, 2012
9:22 pm

Is Perkins sitting for the season due to attitude issues or did he test for something? If not, why not disclose the alleged injury?

ToeMeetsLeather

October 1st, 2012
9:25 pm

Well one thing is for sure, this is certainly a period of time that defines a true fan. Are you going to support the guys as they try to get things turned around or are you going to jump ship. I’ll be there supporting the team when they return to the Flats against BC.

I say the team makes a good showing against the Tigers and then gets on a roll in the BC game. TECH men typically respond to adversity pretty well, and this team still has time to make us proud.

Obviously we weren’t as good as our 6-0 start last year, and we are not as bad as the 2-3 record seems to indicate this year. This is a solid football team that just needs something positive to go our way soon. The team needs our support more than ever, let’s give it to them folks.

Bill from Dacusville

October 1st, 2012
9:26 pm

Don’t you just long for the good old days when Tech had a Coach like the “Bills” (Curry & Lewis) and the other “Bills” (Buffalo {Chan Gailey}) Those were the days—

Jacket Attack

October 1st, 2012
9:27 pm

You all are a miserable bunch of guys ill tell ya, Its hard to tell the leg humpers from the fair weather fans who never went to tech! Why fire the coaches or not support the kids because of a couple of losses? Wonder where Georgia the would be if they fired there coach a couple years ago? Beats all ive ever seen you guys make me want to vomit. Learn something before you comment about footbal.

Ramblin Man

October 1st, 2012
9:27 pm

That’s great coach. Now can you play Vad a little more and announce that a search for a new DC is underway. I like Tevin as a person but he just is not a clutch QB and with a defense that can’t cover or tackle you need a QB that can lead.

a good thing

October 1st, 2012
9:29 pm

Clem played Saturday.

ibidGT

October 1st, 2012
9:30 pm

Does anyone see the irony of CPJ telling anyone to have more energy and enthusiasm? I swear every time I see him on the sideline its like seeing an extra from The Walking Dead…

Starts with the Coach, there’s a reason these kids look like they lack energy CPJ…

Ramblin Man

October 1st, 2012
9:30 pm

I always support the players, but the coaching staff is failing them in a big way. The players do share in the blame, but the coaches have to get them prepared and focused and that looks to be lacking.

GTGirl

October 1st, 2012
9:30 pm

From what I understand Fred Holton’s foot has not healed completely

South GA Jacket

October 1st, 2012
9:34 pm

I was there Saturday and will be there again when BC comes to town. I always support the players, but I have every right to be disgusted, embarrassed. If I glory in the victories, then certainly I hurt in the losses. I cannot coach or play. All I can do is express my feelings as a fan and to that I say,

“GO JACKETS!
GO JACKETS!
GO JACKETS!
Fight! Win!”

Delbert D.

October 1st, 2012
9:34 pm

I expect them to come out and play angry. Knock the snot out of somebody every play.

Jacket Attack

October 1st, 2012
9:35 pm

Yeah the coaches droped the balls, fumbled and tossed all those interceptions and didn’t block or tackle right? Hey Ill be the first to admit that Miami beat us twice, but im willing to support the coaches and give them the chance to get this right. I am also going to support tech because there my team. Just think if something happens and we win out and beat ugag you all will be singing the coaches and players song.

GTGirl

October 1st, 2012
9:36 pm

Nice post from ‘ToeMeetsLeather’ @ 9:25

greta

October 1st, 2012
9:37 pm

This is from ramblin wreck website under NCAA compliance, please note last sentence -

“Compliance Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Principle of Institutional Control
It is the responsibility of each member institution to control its intercollegiate athletics program in compliance with the rules and regulations of the NCAA. The institution’s chief executive officer is responsible for the administration of all aspects of the athletics program, including approval of the budget and audit of all expenditures.

Principle of Institutional Responsibility
The institution’s responsibility for the conduct of its intercollegiate athletics program includes responsibility for the actions of its staff members and for the actions of any other individual or organization engaged in activities promoting the athletics interests of the institution.

Principle of Rules Compliance
Each institution shall comply with all applicable rules and regulations of the NCAA in the conduct of its intercollegiate athletics programs. It shall monitor its programs to assure compliance and to identify and report to the NCAA instances in which compliance has not been achieved. In any such instance, the institution shall cooperate fully with the NCAA and shall take appropriate corrective actions. Members of an institution’s staff, student-athletes, and other individuals and groups representing the institution’s athletics interests shall comply with the applicable NCAA rules, and the member institution shall be responsible for such compliance.”

With the A D and head coach in violation and no responsibility taken or imposed, costing scholarships and ACC title, there should be little doubt as to why the team has quit. The admin through the team under the bus by losing valuable scholarships and vacating a championship, and making a joke of Tech nationwide.

Is there no relief in a contract when the head of compliance (AD) and Head Coach themselves violate NCAA rules and degrade the program with lost scholarships and vacated title. I know in the private sector non compliance with regulations (laws) will get you fired and banned for life in that profession. Must be sweet to be a bureaucrat. No accountability. Big bucks. Pension. Health Insurance paid for for life. Nice gig.

I would quit too, but probably suit up, but only to get my degree for free. These are people not robots and not stupid. It is not the players fault.

They have lost the players and are losing the fans which are limited to begin with. Opportunity squandered.

It doesn’t take a engineer to figure out this is broken, not because of losing, that is a symptom, but of this deeper issue which no one in power seems to want to face, and by not facing, condones.

Not representative.

JustinSyder

October 1st, 2012
9:37 pm

You make a great point Jacket Attack. In ‘09 UGA went 8-5 and fans were unhappy. After ‘10, they went 6-7 and the fans wanted Richt’s head. He came into the next season on the hot seat and after falling to 0-2, the UGA fans were grabbing their pitch forks, and didn’t sell out their next home game which was the first time that happened in years. Sense then, he’s 15-2 and the majority of their fans love him.

Stephen CC

October 1st, 2012
9:39 pm

ToeMeetsLeather’ @ 9:25 – Well said! Go Jackets!!!

Jacket Attack

October 1st, 2012
9:39 pm

Toe meets leather and south ga jacket i must admit you all get it. This is our team were not going to back down because some guys got there feelings hurt. We pay the coaches millons of dollars to make those decisions and guide our team. If that don’t happen then okay maybe some changes are required but Im not ready to toss the towel in with seven games left. Ill be willing to be Middle Tenn makes a bowl. any takers?

Tech86

October 1st, 2012
9:42 pm

Charles Perkins has some sort of shoulder injury that he had surgery on about 2/3 weeks ago. It was disclosed and it stems from a high school injury. Will be at the BC, BYU, MD, Duke and cesspool games, Go Jackets!!!!

Players Decide

October 1st, 2012
9:46 pm

For all of you asking what injuries the players have. It is the decision of the player to make that information public, not the coaching staff or athletic department. There is a federal called HIPPA. Look it up.

Jacket Attack

October 1st, 2012
9:47 pm

@justin snyder and the other guys that have a clue thanks for being a true supporter.! Hey since they all want the coaches gone and since these players arent good enough for ya I think I speak for everyone saying that we would all love to upgrade our seats. So if you would kindly post where your seats are and your contact information I for one would be getting in contact with you to purchase them and ill donate mine so some kids that would apprecaite the atmosphere we all love.

Jacket Attack

October 1st, 2012
9:49 pm

edit above so some kids could attend the games and witness the atmosphere of the wreck rolling on the field with the players and the coaches who i support will be rolling with it.

greta

October 1st, 2012
9:49 pm

I agree with toe meets leather.

The fans support the players.

The A D goes to the bank regardless, but hardly supports the players.

Neither does coach by violating NCAA rules.

Neither does Board of Directors by not practicing what is is preaching in its own website.

Why is there any confusion as to what the problem is?

Players Decide

October 1st, 2012
9:49 pm

Correction: Federal law,,,HIPAA,,,Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

wayxbulldawg

October 1st, 2012
9:51 pm

Ten Points? My next phone call will be to my bookie.

GT-UT

October 1st, 2012
9:52 pm

Some good positive posts here. Thanks JA, CC, and TML.
Our fans need to support our programs. And yes, GT folks know about adversity…if you went to GT, you know what I’m talking about

Win or Lose

October 1st, 2012
9:58 pm

I am a GT fan and supporter. Have been and will be. I ain’t give’n up and throwing in the towel this season or next. I support the coaches and players 100%. Take that to the bank!!! CPJ is the coach and I respect and trust him 100% to do what it takes and make the right decisions for the players and the Institution. The naysayers and you warm weather fans can kiss my coondingy.

Jacket Attack

October 1st, 2012
10:01 pm

So basically lets all just support the jackets and the coaches for the rest of the year and lets cheer them on and if any of the coaches and jackets are reading this and the future jackets we will be there this is just a bump in the road and when a family disagrees they come back together stronger than ever I already wished it was Saturday. Go Jackets beat Clemson

greta

October 1st, 2012
10:05 pm

@win or lose -

Violating NCAA rules was right for the players how?

Vacating an ACC scholarship was right for the players how?

Losing scholarships was the right thing for the players?

How?

AD and football coach Not a adequate representative.

These players deserve better.

I love Jan Kemp

October 1st, 2012
10:13 pm

I know they were flat as a pancake on Sat-cant say that I blame them after seeing 50,000+ the week before and coming out of the tunnel to a HALF EMPTY STADIUM! Give me a break! These kids are 18-22 yrs old! They NEED us there backing em up! I know Tech doesnt have a huge alumni/fanbase but where were all those wearing gold and white from the Miami game?

Jacket Attack

October 1st, 2012
10:14 pm

@ greta im going to answer those questions the way I think they were.

1. I think that it wasnt right but the one that violated them was replaced. 2. I didnt know the acc gave schlorships but the championship was over a player now in the pros.3. I didnt know anyone lost schlorships on this coaching staff so let me know if thats the case. and if you had any management skills what so ever lets say you work in a bank as the president. You hire your friend thats a teller and they get caught stealing money months later, do you fire all the tellers or just the one? Or wait maybe what your saying as the principal stock holder of the bank someone you hired stole from me and you wasnt there to catch them so ill keep the thief and fire you! You see your post is a bit nuts im thinking

Dan

October 1st, 2012
10:16 pm

Please accept the fact that Tech does NOT belong in Div 1 football!!!! Never has since Bobby Dodd and never will again!!!! Sorry, but true…

Jacket Attack

October 1st, 2012
10:18 pm

Don’t ask greta she just lost her position as president of the bank because one of the tellers she trusted stole because she trusted them to do there job and wasnt able to watch them every second they was there. Dang how would that be right greta? Yeah we all need to realise these are kids and they and the coaches need our support not some idiots yelling at them from the bleachers.

J'boroJacket

October 1st, 2012
10:18 pm

At times, there are just too many mistakes- from tackling to the schemes… Don’t care for the 3-4, due to lack of pressure. Most anyone is able to get several yards rushing when they spread it out on us. Then, we give too much cushion on the receivers. As soon as the corner blitzes, the hot read goes to the open receiver there. We seem to sell out too early. If we could get some sacks on the QBs that would help. Why are teams able to go to the short dump offs and get 15 yards after the catch- we will go for the low percentage deep throw. Guaranteed, short passes will open up the game for everything else. Meanwhile, our offense needs to put some people on their asses… where was the blocking we saw against UVA? Likewise, we are slow to pick up on what the other team is doing and stop it. That said, I will support the team- We Can beat any team on the schedule, but we need to play smart and mistake free(as much as possible).

Jacket Attack

October 1st, 2012
10:20 pm

really dan really? I guess the night shift at burger king is home and is going to weigh in!

Jacket Attack

October 1st, 2012
10:22 pm

jboro jacket I never said that there wasnt tons of room for improvements just why would you fire the coaches and dump on the players with 9 games left? I know PJ is the answer and im willing to give him the chance and the other coaches to right the ship.

charleston jacket

October 1st, 2012
10:25 pm

Toe, well said, I don’t think the team is any happier than we fans are. Fan whining, moaning and complaining sure won’t help them either. I remember being in Grant Field the day Clemson beat us for the first time in 26 years…we thought the world had ended. Of course, it almost did with the succession of ineffective coaches for many years after that :) Look at scores around the country this past weekend. Very few teams have defenses, most of the scores are shoot outs. While our D is a bit smelly, it appears that defenses in general are way behind offenses. When the players get their heads back on straight, actually block like they are capable of and tackle the same way, things will be better…not great, but better. I just want a team that plays their ass off, hustles on every play, plays to the best of their ability and has someone in every game step up and make something happen. It doesn’t matter that’s not a “game winning play”, but make it an obvious “above and beyond the call of duty” play that will inspire a teammate. I don’t expect perfection or grandiose W-L records, but I do expect to see a Ga Tech team that acts like a Tech team, has grit and pride in their play and pushes through when things just don’t go their way. Maligning the coaches and players certainly doesn’t help our players or the Tech community, and it certainly doesn’t increase our stature in the college sports world.I wasn’t happy with a number of previous coaches, but the world didn’t end then either. Besides, I remember when folks wanted to fire Coach Dodd because he was only 7-3, 7-2-1, 8-2, etc. I say we need to support our team and let them know we believe they are better than the last 2 weeks show, and we are in it with them.

GT GRAD

October 1st, 2012
10:31 pm

I am dissapointed; however, I am still a die-hard GT fan!

Coach PJ should tell Tevin Washington (behind closed doors to make sure the opposing teams are unaware) that if he calls his own number inside the 5 yard line again this season that he will ride the bench the remainder of the game! Obviously if the defense collapses on the B-Back dive play, he should make the correct read; but he has hurt the team too many times this season trying to pad his personal TD numbers.

Washington appears to be too interested in padding his TD numbers rather than running the offense and/or the best play based on the defensive front. The A-Backs and B-Backs have worked just as hard as Washington and deserve the chance at TD runs inside the 5 yard line………………run the offensive scheme and give the running backs the dang ball based on the read!!!!!

Tech Guy

October 1st, 2012
10:38 pm

Beat Clemson and all is well.

Delbert D.

October 1st, 2012
10:43 pm

“The A-Backs and B-Backs have worked just as hard as Washington and deserve the chance at TD runs inside the 5 yard line”

You sure don’t sound like a GT grad, because that statement is ludicrous.

The Fighting Johnsons

October 1st, 2012
10:47 pm

Sorry, but you guys who want to”believe” and want to keep the faith in Tech are just like I have been for fifty years… a fool! The college game has changed, Tech will never be a credible team again. Never! I still love Georgia Tech. Dave Braine was right. 7-5, 8-4 forever, Never will beat UGA again.

Sautee Dawg

October 1st, 2012
10:48 pm

Can’t believe you Tech fans, cutting your team down. Players read these blogs and contrary to what you may think some of the coaches do too.
Players also look up in the stands on Saturdays and they notice that there’s only 25,000 fans in a 58,000 seat stadium.
Gotta support these guys, even in our losing season a few years ago, at UGA we still had a sellout on Saturdays.
Tech’s coaches are not coaching these players to not play their best,
Maybe a few more fans in the seats on Saturdays would mean a better showing from the team and it’s coaches.

Stephen CC

October 1st, 2012
10:55 pm

charleston jacket @ 10:25 pm – NIcely stated. We are in it together for the White & Gold!

ENGRGT

October 1st, 2012
11:09 pm

I believe! I am behind my team 100%. Go Jackets!

Delbert D.

October 1st, 2012
11:12 pm

@Sautee Dawg – I can’t believe they are real Tech fans, period.

Strange Murphy

October 1st, 2012
11:18 pm

HOW BOUT THEM BLUE RAIDERS!!!

PE Major from Western Carolina is ready to fry some fish

October 1st, 2012
11:22 pm

Awww man….there are bigger fish to fry than MTSU….come on down to the Flats…..Fun on the Flats…Stingtime…the Perfect Option…..do you like catfish, bass, brim, crappie or trout….I can fry ‘em all…..I am coach fish fry….I need some disabled people to talk about though….maybe I can fry some fish at Walmart near the fishing equipment….you can pick up tackle and live bait at Walmart now, so why not bring in what you catch and I will fry it up on a Coleman grill….oh yeah baby….job security after I get fired from Georgia Tech….I am coach Fish Fry!

Whopper Dawg

October 1st, 2012
11:26 pm

You would pout too if you played for the idiot, er, genius Johnson.

As a Dawg fan, it doesn’t get much better than Johnson DESTROYED by MTSU. But hey, that’s just me.

Look at it this way tech fans, you whipped Presbyterian pretty well. So you can join the likes of Brevard and Davidson that beat Prebyterian too.

This is too good.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 1st, 2012
11:26 pm

@ PE Major……put a sock in it. You’ve posted the exact same thing under about 5 different names. You were FOS the first time, and you are still FOS. Get a life

Supersize that order, mutt

October 1st, 2012
11:27 pm

Troll hard, Whopper……and while you’re at it I’d like fries and a coke with my whopper

flamboyant upset

October 1st, 2012
11:34 pm

Enter your comments here

greta

October 1st, 2012
11:37 pm

I think we were dinged scholarships by NCAA, sure didn’t make friends or represent tech well with the folks who regulate our athletic department. Read AJC article for details regarding investigation etc. if you want your head out the sand.

Did it not Cost a ACC championship under his watch. You can delegate authority only, not responsibility. I think I remember this from my Management degree at GT. Correct me please if I am wrong.

I comply with regulators daily because it is the right thing to do for my team and my clients.

If it were the head teller, yes, fired. Didn’t know it was ok for any teller to steal, but UGA runs the banks in GA, SO?

PE Major from Western Carolina is ready to fry some fish

October 1st, 2012
11:40 pm

Super….don’t be a hater….I am coach fish fry and each post is unique….just like each fish in the water….whether bass, brim, striper, walleye, trout…..I know you are upset because you thought I was going to turn GT into a powerhouse and beat those mutts every year after 2009…..the reason I had those 45-42 rings made was because I knew it was going to be my only victory against Mark Richt….of course, I outcoach him each week – even when I lose…..just ask Mark Bradley…..why I don’t even need the laminated play sheet that looks like a Waffle House menu….I just call the plays in my head because I am a genius….unfortunately, the military academy talent I recruit just cannot compete in the ACC, SEC or Sunbelt conferences…..no worries though I still have my fish to fry….are you hungry? Let me get out my Bass-O-Matic and blend up some fish…..mmmmmm….that’s great bass!

Supersize that order, mutt

October 1st, 2012
11:43 pm

Like I said, stuff a sock in it.

greta

October 1st, 2012
11:45 pm

I support the players.

My very point is admin/coach have let the players down.

This is why the football players have quit.

Sorry about my speech impediment?

and fyi: I am a dude, just used my female dog’s name as handle. But interesting to feel the chauvinism come through. Now I understand your blog.

PE Major from Western Carolina is ready to fry some fish

October 1st, 2012
11:49 pm

Supersize, I could fit a one pound bass in a sock…..

greta, I don’t think the players quit….they are just not very good…..coaching staff has done a poor job of recruiting, strength training, and development.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 1st, 2012
11:51 pm

So greta, what is your reason for the fact that the players quit in the UGA game in 2001 or the UNC game in 1990? We had different coaches and administrations in each of those two games. And there have been other similar games in Tech’s history too; those are just two that come to mind.

PE Major from Western Carolina is ready to fry some fish

October 1st, 2012
11:57 pm

Good night men….take it from Coach Fish Fry…..quit pouting….you have a lot to look forward to…a win over Maryland and possibly Duke…..how about Sea Bass? What about some Grouper, Flounder or Tilapia???? I can fry it all baby…..I’m Coach Fish Fry!!!!

1 4 GT

October 2nd, 2012
12:02 am

It is great to see sanity returning to the GT blogs. We were all mad, disappointed & stunned after the MTSU game. Pretty normal reaction, I’d say. I had been thinking about a post to try & rouse folks out of their doldrums, but I am glad to see it’s not needed. I will say this. For those saying they won’t go the remaining games=SHAME! Let’s get our John Brown hind parts down to BDS @ HGF & don’t do like I did in the 2nd half. Get up & cheer, yell & make yourself hoarse. And if you have made plans to go to Clemons this weekend….GO….WEAR YOUR GT COLORS….WITH PRIDE….win, lose or draw….show Clemons GT does not “QUIT”!!!!!!!!!! GOOOOO JACKETS THWGeorgie

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
12:04 am

@ 1 4 GT……check your email

1 4 GT

October 2nd, 2012
12:05 am

All Georgie leg humping, butt sniffing, stone licking trolls can smack on my John Brown hind parts.

Buzzed-for-Life

October 2nd, 2012
12:12 am

Its great we are fielding a team to compete on the Gridiron on Saturdays. But remember it is almost impossible for GT to recruit the type of athletes to compete with the Clemson’s and MTSU’s of this world. Our academic requirements are just too tough.

Embrace who we are not who we are not. Georgia Tech is by far the TOP school in the country as far as academics are concerned.

We are Georgia Tech!!!

1 4 GT

October 2nd, 2012
12:19 am

Received, read & responded SS!!

jacketnation deflation

October 2nd, 2012
12:23 am

You know, we have a lot more to worry about in this country than Tech winning a football game. We have a corrupt president, a corrupt congress, and a corrupt supreme court. If you have a scandal among a coaching staff (Penn State), you fire them and put them in jail. We are going to have to do the same to the powers that be or very soon there will be no college football season…ever.

fuzzybee78

October 2nd, 2012
12:25 am

Ray of Hope–
Clemson gave up 31 to BC.

Now players if you are listening— Now pick up your jock strap and show me some pride win or lose!
If you do that we are with you!

William Casey

October 2nd, 2012
12:30 am

I’ve been a GT football fan since 1960 and I’m not about to quit being one now. I was disgusted by the lack of effort in the MTSU game. I don’t pretend to know what the problem was. Win or lose, we’ll find out something about the character of these men in the Clemson game.

@PEMAJOR… You’re a sad and pathetic creature. Let it go at that.

danny c

October 2nd, 2012
12:33 am

Give the 10 and bet the farm.

1 4 GT

October 2nd, 2012
12:34 am

IMNTBHO…..all any fan has the “right” to expect from their team. To be competitive! To put itself in a position to win at the end the game! To compete for the conference championship! To actually be the champion every now & again! To be competitive against their #1 rival & beat said rival every now & again! Maybe be “lucky” enough to even be in the mix for the MNC every now & again & maybe actually upsey the applecart & win it! If the fan’s team can just be competitive, all of the rest will fall in place. Like any business, it was not created to give us a job. No college/institution was created to give us a sports team to cheer for….that is supposed to secondary. Do we want/expect more? Do we want/expect to win like Alabama? Many fans answer those questions yes. Will they get their wish? Not likely. Enjoy your team’s successes & hurt for their losses. And live with both. And always have pride in your”s & their achievements. Wear your colors proudly. Selah.

Tech86

October 2nd, 2012
12:48 am

I stand corrected, the injury doesn’t stem from high school. He had surgery on his shoulder about 2 weeks ago. Out for season as you can see.

D.J.

October 2nd, 2012
1:45 am

GO JACKETS!!!!

Paddy

October 2nd, 2012
2:49 am

Lee needs to be your QB. The future for GT is now or this season could be real ugly!

If I were a head coach I would NEVER tell the press about an injured player, NEVER!

Deano

October 2nd, 2012
2:57 am

Coach Johnson just quit coaching open up a hot dog stand and do what you do best and eat. You can not coach teach the basics in football and you suck. Just act like a tree a leave.

GT Realist

October 2nd, 2012
3:18 am

I think Holton is having foot problems related to his injury last year! Perkins had season ending shoulder surgery about two weeks ago! Don’t know why they won’t disclose the nature of the injury.

GT Bob

October 2nd, 2012
3:22 am

im…im….so ….SAD

playmaker

October 2nd, 2012
3:29 am

Could it be they are pouting because the offense systems and defense systems their Coaches have installed they realize they can’t win and won’t get legit shots at the Pro’s? Johnson is such a bully but I have a feeling his bullying tatics are wearing thin on fans and players. What about the Coaches was he pouting when he told them how most GT fans feel about them? Was he pouting he should hyave been. He should have told his coaches the truth instead of covering up everything. He should have said we are not Coaching these boys up to the level that is expected. He should have said we are not doing a great job recruiting and if you can’t do better I’ll be forced to let some of you go. Did he pout on that, I don’t think so, same ole bullying and excuses!

BringBackPepper

October 2nd, 2012
4:39 am

cAG should learn from his own mistakes/failures and resign immediately. Of course he won’t, so cPJ should put him on administrative leave pending further investigation of his subversive actions. That would boost morale and the boys would quit pouting. [What kind of coach uses words like "pouting"? Dodd wouldn't, Alexander wouldn't, hell even Curry, Ross, and O'Leary wouldn't. cPJ needs to "man up" and whip those boys and his coaches into shape.]

BringBackPepper

October 2nd, 2012
4:54 am

On another note: Do you think that someday in the future we’ll see an article about PJ’s Boys raising funds and commissioning a statue of him? I think not.

And yet another: Ken, please recheck your facts … “Clemson opened Monday as a 10-point favorite over the Jackets” … You misspelled Clempsum and I believe that you may have dropped a zero?

BringBackPepper

October 2nd, 2012
5:02 am

And I heard cPJ exclaim as he walked out of sight”

“You better watch out,
You better not cry,
Better not pout,
I’m telling you why,
Clempsum is coming to town …

… Doh! I mean we’re going there.”

Into the Valley of Death rode the six hundred.

Get over it

October 2nd, 2012
6:21 am

[...] to do when people keep throwing it up in your face. Paul Johnson has a message for the team. Notes: Johnson to Tech team: ‘Quit pouting’ | Georgia Tech Reply With [...]

Old Dog

October 2nd, 2012
6:24 am

Just be Tek. Drop Georgia from your name, it’s getting to be an embarrassment. To Hell with Tek, today, tomorrow and every other day! As for gretra, if you think Tek is the top academic school in the country you need counselling.

juvenal

October 2nd, 2012
6:26 am

chance for what, Ken?

[...] Paul Johnson is this morning’s musical inspiration. [...]

New Idea

October 2nd, 2012
6:36 am

Old Dog,
Have to agree with you. GT has only 50% Georgia Students. Might as well call it National Tech or World Tech. But your taxpayer dollars are paying to support educating these non Georgians. Of course the UGA dominated BOR is mostly responsible for this.

WTF

October 2nd, 2012
6:46 am

Give the points! Re-mortgage the house…even mortgage the bank’s house. This is as sure-fire as it gets. This is a ‘get out of debt’ free card. Play it! Tech isn’t playing, why not make something out of it?

T

October 2nd, 2012
7:22 am

He be slap you in the face!

Rufus

October 2nd, 2012
7:24 am

Kinda hard to forget that you’ve had your ass handed to you on a silver platter, Coach.

BUZZ Fan

October 2nd, 2012
7:28 am

WOW—Quit Pouting— what a hypocrite; johnson has serious problems- the school needs to step in and remove this lunatic before players get hurt!

Spike

October 2nd, 2012
7:33 am

CPJ has bigger fish to fry than these pouters. Wow, after reading these comments Tech is about as big a dumpster fire as Arkansas is. And I hope CPJ doesn’t come punch me in the mouth.

Wal-Mart Retards

October 2nd, 2012
7:41 am

All the way turnt down

wt. king

October 2nd, 2012
7:47 am

GREAT!!! Lets keep doing the same thing and expect a different result!!! YES!! That’ll work, CPJ!! Like it always does!

The Truth

October 2nd, 2012
7:51 am

New Idea…my tax dollars are supporting the attempt to educate of a bunch of future burger flippers and janitors at the Athens Cess Pool.

alex

October 2nd, 2012
7:52 am

5th game of season and the team has no energy;time for PJ to go, he’s lost this team and the respect of the fans. As the europeans say,”the fish stinks from the head” and this unmotivated team has spent the last 2 saturdays stinking up grant field…..

dmr

October 2nd, 2012
7:55 am

I am a Georgia fan, but come on Johnson! Really! Stop pouting! Under your leadership, Tech just lost to a team, under normal circumstances they would handle pretty easily. Johnson’s players, Johnson’s scheme, Johnson’s leadership, Tech’s record is less than stellar. When you point one finger at someone, four more are pointing back at you. It starts with Johnson.

Van Gorders Stache

October 2nd, 2012
7:57 am

goldenrod, I always take my sports cue from that genius Terrance Moore.

Bring Pepper Back, the man left UCLA to return home and how did we reward him? cPJ makes Pepper look like Vince Lombardi. cPJ does act like Lombardi, just without the results. Whatever happened to Bill Fulcher, a decent man and good Coach.

papadawg

October 2nd, 2012
7:59 am

You GT fans need to tell Johnson that the forward pass is legal now.

reebok

October 2nd, 2012
8:03 am

This team has quit on Coach Johnson. We may go 2-10…after losing to MTSU by 3 TD’s at home, there’s certainly not a sure win on the schedule.

Go Jackets

October 2nd, 2012
8:08 am

They gave Gailey six years…..looks like Fish Fry will get 6 too. After next years 4-5 loss season, with stompings by the usual suspects, VT,Miami, and UGA, followed by a mediocre bowl loss, Turkey Neck will be shown the door.

tired from all the frustrations of being a yellow jacket

October 2nd, 2012
8:11 am

those expecting Vad to turn this around are wishful thinking. He looks totally lost when in the game to me. While i have never believed that tevin is the man to run this offense, he is the best available. Do you think that Coach Johnson would not play someone else, anyone else if he though they were better? The problem with the Tech team is the players are not committed to aggression like you see on the winning teams. Whether this isscared play or not they only know. But from what i have seen their effort is pathetic. The coaches are not missing assignments or tackles due to pansy efforts. It is one sorry state of affairs.

superDawg

October 2nd, 2012
8:19 am

Time to get PUFFED up.BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.

Too Easy

October 2nd, 2012
8:30 am

Is it the players, or is it the coach?

Come on guys, it’s both, but who is responsible for the whole enchilada? Who is cashing the GT paychecks? Whose job is it to make sure the players tackle and play with aggression? Who recruited the players that are there? Who hired the coaching staff? If done correctly, whose job will insure plenty of fan support and butts in the seats?

This is a critical time for GT football. It could take a decade to recover back to being merely mediocre again from here. Recruiting is tanking, fan support is tanking, even student support is tanking. What we don’t need is more snarky attitude from the man in charge. His smug “I’ve forgotten more about football than you’ll ever know” attitude is worn out. He needs a big slice of humble pie crammed down his throat. He needs to handle the media better, and he needs to announce his plans to avert nuclear meltdown, or he needs to be gone.

I’m a Tech fan and I wish I saw it differently, but that’s where we are.

dagnabit

October 2nd, 2012
8:32 am

As long as Al Groh is coaching the defense, Tech will be a loser.

steaming pile

October 2nd, 2012
8:34 am

of doodoo –it hurts bad dont it–you should recruit some thugs that get baptised after the games like we do

WnE

October 2nd, 2012
8:41 am

re:
tired from all the frustrations of being a yellow jacket
October 2nd, 2012
8:11 am

those expecting Vad to turn this around are wishful thinking. He looks totally lost when in the game to me. While i have never believed that tevin is the man to run this offense, he is the best available. Do you think that Coach Johnson would not play someone else, anyone else if he though they were better? The problem with the Tech team is the players are not committed to aggression like you see on the winning teams. Whether this isscared play or not they only know. But from what i have seen their effort is pathetic. The coaches are not missing assignments or tackles due to pansy efforts. It is one sorry state of affairs.
_________________

Outstanding analysis and great insight.

I agree that Vad isn’t the savior based on what I have seen, he doesn’t handle the running game as well as TW and for all the accolades that people have heaped on Vad for his passing, his throwing delivery is very slow & mechanical.

Were Vad to play more significant minutes I would think that he would be easier to stop and Defenses would rather see him than Tevin, if Vad were better than TW then he would be getting more PT by now.

Vad has not impressed me to the extent that others rave about him.

WnE

October 2nd, 2012
8:43 am

Isn’t CPJ the highest PAID HC in the ACC?

Thanks for nothing DRad !

Too Easy

October 2nd, 2012
8:45 am

You still hanging around on the Tech blogs there chicken shi&?

Stalk any teen age boys on the internet last night?

WnE

October 2nd, 2012
8:51 am

What THEY said:

We have the deepest OL we have ever had, and 2 of our OLs are on pre-season “watch lists” (for post-season awards)

What WnE said:

Those pre-season watch lists mean next-to-nothing, they choose anywhere from 50-75 guys for those things, basically any returning Starter can make a “watch-list”.

Our OL still can’t pass block, aren’t very physical at the point of attack and don’t have the size to handle larger DLs.

Also, Uzzi projects to be a 6th or 7th round draft pick at best.

The VERDICT:

5 games in GT is 2-3 vs. the 99th toughest schedule so far and our OL has not dominated anyone “decent”, of course they got fat on Presby & UVa.

Once again WnE had the correct insight, while his detractors were flat-out WRONG ONCE AGAIN!

Now that I think about it, has WnE ever been completely wrong about anything, WnE seems to be about 99% correct on d@mn near everything he writes.

DOC 51

October 2nd, 2012
8:57 am

Now GT fans see why most schools did not recruit TW as a QB. He is too slow,and TW makes poor decisions in big games.As bad as GT plays defense ,you must have a QB that can win games in the fourth quarter.Every possession is critical,and TW can’t get it done.

I bought my GT gear at WalMart

October 2nd, 2012
8:58 am

Hello…..CPJ has said in so many words that he doesn’t place much emphasis on recruiting top players. Listen, if MTSU, etc. can recruit good ball players, so can Tech. No top QB is gonna play at a school featuring the option game. Defense, defense, defense. It’s not Groh’s fault that he doesn’t have the athletes he needs. It’s Johnson’s. If he thinks he can recruit 2 and 3 star players and compete at this level, he needs to go back to Navy…I’m just sayin…

will you go to the prom with me, mom?

October 2nd, 2012
9:03 am

@supersize my jock: your team is a joke. you are a joke. UGA is going to put 60 up on you in Athens. As usual because your team is pathetic all you can do is cheer for UGA opponents. Sad

Lastly, take your emotion out of it and then announce a real prediction for the game in Columbia this weekend. A team that was losing badly at the half to Kentucky and barely beat Vandy is your horse?

WnE

October 2nd, 2012
9:06 am

re:
Too Easy
October 2nd, 2012
8:45 am
___________

How many DIFFERENT screen names do you use?

Calling me names and making slanderous comments about me ain’t working anymore, the masses “know” that I have been right all along, and that my insight is worthy of intelligent debate.

Taking cheap shots at me won’t work any more pal.

Try something else, like holding CPJ accountable for a change!

observer

October 2nd, 2012
9:07 am

GT has the look of a team that has quit on its’ coaches and the season. If you take a realistic look at the rest of the schedule Tech faces a number of teams that feature a very good passing game. Since they have no pass rush and poor coverage skills they can easily lose to all of those teams. Of the remaining schedule Maryland seems to be the only game they have a good chance to win. This looks like a 3-9 season. Radokovich “fully supports” Johnson, so looks like GT will be ACC “bottom feeders” for years to come.

JAdams

October 2nd, 2012
9:07 am

1. Start Vad
2. Quit subbing in A backs like Paul Hewitt
3. Tackle

RICHARD

October 2nd, 2012
9:13 am

IM A DIE HARD TECH FAN,BUT IF PAUL JOHNSON CONTINUES TO BE OUR COACH ,PLAYERS AND FANS BOTH GET USED POUTING.NO TALENT,AND NO COACHING.SECOND LOSING SEASON IN A ROW CANT BELIEVE WE CONTINUE TO LET THIS GO ON.TEVIN WASHINGTON PLAYED 3AAA FOOTBALL IN ALABaMANOT 6AAA.HE WOULD NOT START AT DUKE.WE MUST EXPECT BETTER……..IT WILL GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER.WE BETTER GET USED TO IT.

Too Easy

October 2nd, 2012
9:13 am

You can read my 8:30 post to find out what I think about CPJ.

It’s only slanderous if it’s not true. So, maybe you don’t want to bring that up.

I just don’t understand why you can’t face the truth.

Thanks.

Ken Sugiura

October 2nd, 2012
9:15 am

Juvenal – I didn’t ask him to specify. given on what he was talking about last week, i’d surmise a good season and the acc title.

You're Dead Wrong

October 2nd, 2012
9:16 am

GT gear,

You’re dead wrong about recruiting top players or a QB play that will play the option game. Look no farther than Vad Lee. He was a top QB recruit from NC, recruited by a number of schools as a QB. Now, crawl back in your hole or serve up those waffles and eggs at Waffle House.

JAdams

October 2nd, 2012
9:18 am

WnE:

Bull!!! Vads passes are on time and accurate and he is explosive. You are the one who is lost

Coach Hewitt...

October 2nd, 2012
9:21 am

“May your ship hit a rock called “GEORGIA” as it sinks to the bottom of the sea” … Cheers…

Please

October 2nd, 2012
9:23 am

Ken,

Could you please band WnE from your blogs? This person is obnoxious, stupid and adds nothing to these blogs. He/she (it) is UGAG troll who should be spewing their stupidity on the UGAG blogs. We’re all tired of the crap it writes. This person DOES NOT add anything constructive.

Punch in the face

October 2nd, 2012
9:24 am

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH 49 TO A 1AA team….I will punch you int he face for that…hahahahahhaahhaha

gtfan1951

October 2nd, 2012
9:30 am

Losing to Maimi unacceptable
Losing to MTU unacceptable
coach pj unacceptable
its time to move on

Bobby

October 2nd, 2012
9:31 am

Until Al Groh is fired the players need to keep pouting. They deserve a DC that can coach.

ramblingbuzz

October 2nd, 2012
9:38 am

Everyone on this blog, except for the dwag trolls, wants to see the GT coaches and players do well. I am not against the players or coaches. I do question however, when we will see some real improvement in the team’s play and won/loss record. We didn’t see it in 2010. 2011 was a little better, but not much. And so far this year is not looking too promising. And no I don’t expect GT to win 10 or 12 games every year SS. But I do expect a team to be playing better at the end of the season than they were at the beginning. So far that has not happened, and it would be nice to hear something from the coaching staff other than the same old worn out cliches. TOO EASY @ 8:30 has it about right I’d say.

Pau | Georgia Tech

October 2nd, 2012
9:39 am

[...] Johnson to team: Stop pouting [...]

Too Easy

October 2nd, 2012
9:46 am

Thanks ramblingbuzz.

And to all you true Tech fans, I apolgize for engaging with WnE. I should know better, but I can’t stand a lying, chickenshi$ UGA troll and we’ve all put up with his crap long enough.

dawgfan

October 2nd, 2012
9:48 am

If I may offer a little outside perspective Techies, one thing I’ve noticed about Tech under Johnson that seems to be lost on a lot of you is its lack of mental toughness. Lose a tough game and you fold for the rest of the season. Your team simply looked disinterested against us last year too, like they could have cared less about winning. We also hear a lot about Tech getting complacent and satisfied with itself. That’s my favorite because it obviously begs the question what in the hell Tech football has done that would make it satisfied with itself. That’s laughable.

Anyway, this Johnson fella just doesn’t seem like the best motivator to me. You have to wonder what his players really think about him. There’s got to be some trust and mutual respect there and I’m not sure you’ve got it. Sorry Techies.

Thanks.

briant

October 2nd, 2012
9:52 am

I’ve been a big supporter of PJ since he was at Ga Southern. He’s done a good job everywhere he’s been. However, after the last two games, I’m not so sure about him. He’s never been able to put together a really strong defense- no matter who the DC is. Also, Tech has proven even in it’s best years it simply can’t stand up physically to strong teams (LSU, UGA, Iowa, etc). If they don’t turn it around, PJ, Groh and the rest need to go. Try for Kirby Smart- someone who knows how to coach a defense.

www

October 2nd, 2012
9:56 am


Please

October 2nd, 2012
9:23 am

Ken,

Could you please band WnE from your blogs? This person is obnoxious, stupid and adds nothing to these blogs. He/she (it) is UGAG troll who should be spewing their stupidity on the UGAG blogs. We’re all tired of the crap it writes. This person DOES NOT add anything constructive.”

i’ve asked ken the same thing before – why exactly hasn’t WNE been banned?

we all know about him stalking vad lee on twitter and his trolling on these blogs.

how long before he shows up at a tech game with a gun?

Old Dog

October 2nd, 2012
9:57 am

Hey “Please” did you mean ban instead of band? A band plays music you dumbass. To Hell with Tek, today, tomorrow and every other day!

Grinch

October 2nd, 2012
10:00 am

I don’t expect us to even beat the spread (-10) against Clemson, so why not play Vad Lee? As a fan, I won’t get upset if he fumbles 3 times or throws 2 picks. I”ll just be happy that he’s getting experience and working out the kinks for next year. CPJ has to know that he doesn’t have any room for error to win and win big next year or he’s out the door…so as a coach trying to protect his job, why not play your best athlete now and prep him for next year…..b/c he’s CPJ and he’s got bigger fish to fry. Tired of that line….

RICHARD

October 2nd, 2012
10:03 am

PAUL JOHNSON WE ARE SICK OF EXCUSES.PLEASE GIVE GA TECH THERE MONEY BACK AND GET THE HELL AWAY FROM GA TECH.YOU ARE TAKING THE FOOTBALL TEAM TO ALL NEW LOWS

Jacket Attack

October 2nd, 2012
10:10 am

Richard,

You might be the biggest moron on the blog today! After winning the conference in 2009 and being right there every year you and this other bunch of jobbers want to toss your hands up and quit. Gosh I hope none of you are ever parents or coach kids at any level because once you do that, you might have just lost them forever.

Coach Hewitt...

October 2nd, 2012
10:11 am

I really miss my old friend Chan…

Chan was a very pleasant person. I’ve heard many say that if you don’t want your kid to sign with GT, don’t let Chan into your living room. Chan sold the school because he believed in it. He overcame the negative recruiting by other coaches by touting our tutoring program.

He was hit by a short recruiting period on his first year, and then by grade gate from an antagonist on the hill, and then he got clobbered by the NCAA sanctions and loss of scholarships that occurred under O’leary’s watch.

During Chan’s tenure, there were people who opposed him as soon as he arrived because he honored his contract with the Dolphins instead of running straight to the flats. Honor and integrity counts for nothing among some of our fans. Inspite of all the obstacles, Chan kept our heads above water and built a player base that his replacement got to enjoy while our fans criticized him and could hardly wait until he was gone. In retrospect, Chan wasn’t so bad…

WnE

October 2nd, 2012
10:14 am

re:
Please
October 2nd, 2012
9:23 am

Ken,

Could you please band WnE from your blogs? This person is obnoxious, stupid and adds nothing to these blogs. He/she (it) is UGAG troll who should be spewing their stupidity on the UGAG blogs. We’re all tired of the crap it writes. This person DOES NOT add anything constructive.
____________

Constructive?

I am one of the few that actually write the TRUTH, no matter how painful that truth is.

Just because you don’t like that truth that doesn’t make me a dawg or a troll.

I’m honest about CFB, whether it is my team or the other teams.

Tech Man

October 2nd, 2012
10:16 am

When does basketball season start??

Punch in the face

October 2nd, 2012
10:17 am

49-28..WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

WnE

October 2nd, 2012
10:22 am

re:
You’re Dead Wrong
October 2nd, 2012
9:16 am

GT gear,

You’re dead wrong about recruiting top players or a QB play that will play the option game. Look no farther than Vad Lee. He was a top QB recruit from NC, recruited by a number of schools as a QB. Now, crawl back in your hole or serve up those waffles and eggs at Waffle House.
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Vad was Recruited by maybe 4 or 5 schools as a QB, everyone else wanted Vad as a WR or “Athlete”.

GT, Vandy, Minnesota, NC State initially wanted him as a WR but then changed it to QB when they thought they would lose him to GT, maybe Dook & Wake wanted him as a QB.

That list is not exactly a Who’s Who among colleges that put QBs in the NFL.

Vad is not the can’t miss-QB prospect that every GT fan thinks he is.

At best Vad is a borderline D1-A QB, and is a huge question mark as a BCS-level QB.

If Vad were so can’t miss as a QB he would have beaten out TW by now!

RICHARD

October 2nd, 2012
10:22 am

JACKET ATTACK: IM A HEAD FOOTBALL COACH AT A 6AAA HIGHSCHOOL IN ALABAMA WE HAVE BEEN STATE CHAMPS 3 OF LAST 6 YEARS.IM ALSO A TECH GRAD .I THINK I HAVE A CLUE ABOUT WHATS GOING ON.YOU ARE JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE U R HAPPY WITH AVERAGE

dawgfan

October 2nd, 2012
10:23 am

“Try for Kirby Smart . . .”

Sorry but I think Kirby has bigger plans. I think maybe a James Franklin or maybe even a Dan Mullen might be more your speed.

RICHARD

October 2nd, 2012
10:25 am

HEY JACKET ATTACK WHAT HAVE WE DONE WITH JOHNSONS RECRUITS.QUICK ANSWER LAST YEAR 6-7 THIS YEAR 2-3 AND LOST 6 OF LAST 9 0-4 IN BOWLS.IT IS WHAT IT IS.NOW WHOS THE MORON

Good News

October 2nd, 2012
10:25 am

Don’t ban WNE! I like people who speak the truth! Tech fans you must face the facts, H.S offenses cannont and will not work @ the college level!!! So now we want to fire another DC. Facts: When you practice all spring defending the TO you will fail when you play real balanced offenses!! College and Pro football are copy cat leagues! Tell me why no one will copy CPJ’s sorry TO offense! It is boring, boring, boring!!! From Duke to FSU most of the ACC runs offenses that can pass and produce balance!!!! So now lets go out and hire our third DC!! The results will be even worse next season!!

Tom

October 2nd, 2012
10:28 am

Calling Jon Tenuta. Calling Jon Tenuta. Report to North Avenue immediately.

GTville

October 2nd, 2012
10:28 am

I agree with JacketAttack. Everyone wants instant and continuous success, but it is not reality. Gailey is a perfect example…consistent 7-5 seasons, recruited well, but the GT faithful knew better than the football industry. Chan now cannot find a job in football….no wait he is an NFL HC….what does the NFL know about quality coaches.

macrotech

October 2nd, 2012
10:28 am

I like CPJ’s attitude…it’s not like he’s going to fire CAG at this point in the season so he lobs shots over CAG’s bough by mentioning the inefficiencies of the D. We got caught flat footed against a team that proved to be a ‘trap game’ for us….we got trapped! Our focus needs to be on Clemson this weekend and all this talk about recruiting, defensive coordinators, QBs doesn’t do anything to help THIS team…let the past be the past…GO TECH…BEAT CLEMSON!!!

Jacket Attack

October 2nd, 2012
10:32 am

Richard???? you proved my point the team was not 6 and 7 last year they were 8 and 5 I think we just found another poodle troll!

DOC 51

October 2nd, 2012
10:33 am

Our line of scrimmage play is unacceptable,especially the last 2 yrs.GT players obviously don’t understand mental toughness.There is something wrong when players can’t get up for 12 games per year.The benefits of a 4-5 yr.GT scholarship is amazing.Lack of hustle on the playing field should be unacceptable.It’s up to CPJ to have them ready each game.

Jacket Attack

October 2nd, 2012
10:35 am

Richard,

If thats the case then Ill have no problem calling the school to verify that your capable of being on the schools internet and not worried about your students. You sir are a liar and a coward! Name the high school and let us confrim you went to tech and are the coach of this dominant school that you say. I know for a fact if you were a coach you would not be acting this way at all about coaches and players. Being a football coach on xbox isnt the same as in the real world.

RICHARD

October 2nd, 2012
10:48 am

that is your opinion.but if you are going to talk football please know what you are talking about.but its obvious you are a loser too

james

October 2nd, 2012
10:56 am

Don’t forget the other thing that went wrong during the game,your bad coaching.

UGA X

October 2nd, 2012
10:57 am

wow, how far Tech has fallen. I remember hearing all the stuff about how this wasn’t the triple option, and how the passing game will be awesome when the WHOLE system is in place and how CPJ is a Genius, and top tier kids will want to play in this system, yadda, yadda, yadda. look at you now Tech, all back of the BUS!

now Tech is looked at like a Sunbelt or Colonial conf Team, U guys dont even rate as a quality Out Of Conf Game to UGA.

wow, just wow….

james

October 2nd, 2012
11:05 am

Yes UGA X I think we need to transfer to the Colonial,we might go 6-6.Oh and by the way I got 41 years of Tech garb to give to the Goodwill.

macrotech

October 2nd, 2012
11:08 am

UGA X….you say all of this, but Tech was the last Top 25 team y’all have beaten….THAT was in 2009. How’s THAT for a ‘wow, just wow…’?

Yea Right

October 2nd, 2012
11:09 am

Jacket Attack,

You’re right RICHARD is a liar. 6AAA does not exist in Alabama. There is a division 6A with regions throughout the State of Alabama. There has been NO school that has won 3 out of the last 6 state championships in the 6A classification in Alabama. This guy is another UGAG “nut” troll.

macrotech

October 2nd, 2012
11:13 am

I’m guessing RICHARD won’t be back…..sigh

RICHARD

October 2nd, 2012
11:14 am

wrong check out pratville high.when you speak know what your speaking about.ga tech below avg football players and coaches.and fans that keep excepting avg results you keep thats what you will get .

Italian_29

October 2nd, 2012
11:18 am

That looks like 3 of the last 6 state championships to me, are you an assistant coach Richard?

macrotech

October 2nd, 2012
11:21 am

RICHARD is right….Pratville won state 06-08….6A, though….

Fair n Balanced

October 2nd, 2012
11:22 am

The advantage Tech now has is they have nothing to lose. They will eek out at least 4 wins somehow and go to a bowl far from home in early Dec. but they won’t win this weekend. While Tech has nothing to lose, Clemson has quite a lot to lose. Clemson covers 10. And bad talk really begins.

Italian_29

October 2nd, 2012
11:27 am

Microtech, they also won it in 2011

Italian_29

October 2nd, 2012
11:27 am

Sorry macrotech

GT

October 2nd, 2012
11:30 am

Last year we came into the Clemson game on a low note too. That said it is not important what CPJ said yesterday, AG is the man who needs to step up and if he does, does that dismiss this horrible performance? Do we want a defense coordinator who picks when he shows up? I wonder if we will ever know what happen Saturday, but I am betting if it happens this Saturday we will know for sure and the sad thing is Tech’s defense may not lay down against Clemson and still give up 600 yards.

Italian_29

October 2nd, 2012
11:31 am

And there is a 6A classification Yea Right

Italian_29

October 2nd, 2012
11:33 am

So it looks like both you and Jacket Attack owe Richard an apology, however I doubt you guys are big enough to admit you were WRONG.

www

October 2nd, 2012
11:44 am

Tech was the last Top 25 team UGA has beaten….THAT was in 2009.

that is a “wow, just wow” fact.

tech has worse losses than uga since then but better wins as well.

W vs #6 clemson in october 2011

W vs #25 clemson in december 2009

GB's Hamburgers

October 2nd, 2012
11:54 am

People don’t go to Tech games because they are not involved in meaningful games. They left the SEC because they didn’t want to share revenue. Going independent like Notre Dame allowed them to keep all the loot. But there was no league to win and much fewer meaningful games. What made sense to them at the time ignored the fact that much of their success came from their league association. Even now, about the only games that fill their stadium is when there is a SEC opponent. The tradition is gone. Except for UGA, there are no more neighborhood rivalries.

macrotech

October 2nd, 2012
11:55 am

I’d apologize if I’d have said anything errantly in the direction of RICHARD…I haven’t done so.

http://www….true!

Jmonty

October 2nd, 2012
11:55 am

To a point I agree with CPJ… Stop pouting.. But at the same time… The players have lost trust in their coaches. Especially on the defensive end. I think they no longer respect CAG. When the players lose respect, it’s a problem. “no show” needs to go. He is not aggressive and that flows down to the players. I know that CPJ will wait until the end of the year.. But, by that time, it will be too late. With Groh in charge of the “D” I fear the GT’s bowl streak is coming to an end.

macrotech

October 2nd, 2012
11:57 am

Oops! I was responding to “www”….I don’t recommend clicking on the link….NO idea where it’ll take you! ;)

macrotech

October 2nd, 2012
12:04 pm

Jmonty, I don’t think the ‘O’ side of the ball is questioning CPJ’s system…we’ve suffered some poor losses this season that suggests that we haven’t gotten over the ‘head games’ that come in crunch time. After watching the game this past Saturday, it appeared to me that our guys were just waiting for MTSU to fold and give up…they didn’t and we were too flat to respond. Our D side of the ball is another story…I’m questioning the 3-4 D for this team….to this point, it hasn’t proved to be a good fit for our players.

Al Bundy

October 2nd, 2012
12:05 pm

I’m as mad as anyone after Saturday’s loss, but it’s over and time to move on. I don’t necessarily agree with Coach Johnson all the time and certainly don’t think Coach Groh is making the grades to keep his job. But I do support GT football and the players. I hope they will put the past in the past and focus on winning the rest of their games. Go Jackets!

Oh and one more thing.. I don’t necessarily agree with WnE all the time but he does make some good points like it or not.

Promethius

October 2nd, 2012
12:10 pm

On the upcoming UNC game, Tech has won the past 2 by 6 pts in each game. The way I see it is, which team is improved over last yr? In my opinion UNC is much better under Fedora. They are 2 plays from being undefeated. Can’t say the same for Tech. Long day for Tech in Chapel Hill I’m afraid.

Jmonty

October 2nd, 2012
12:13 pm

Al Groh doesn’t run the 3-4 correct.. That’s the first issue. With the players we have I think a 5-2 defense would fit better. But, that’s just my opinion. But, even in a 3-4 the OLB are always moving and blitzing. Al Groh, doesn’t disguise blitzes very well.. (when he does blitz). On 3rd and long… He plays scared prevent defense. He is not aggressive and I think that personality trickles down to the players. Either the players are ignoring him and not listening…or Al Groh is ill prepared and doesn’t go for the kill, when needed. Sorry… There are enough people blaming the players. I am not one of those people. I see poor preparation on the coaching staff. (Mostly the “D”) They fail to blitz or even delayed blitzes through the 2 or 3 gap. Gap assignments themselves are not even followed. So, where does the blame lie? If players aren’t taught properly, it shows on the field. Unfortunately, we will see that each and every game. Groh is not the right person for the job.

Yep a LegHumper

October 2nd, 2012
12:21 pm

GT is a joke and you have absoluelty ZERO chance of beating us this year. I don’t care if we lose to USc and FL we will not lose to your little sissy boy offense run by a fat two bit punk. Wow – lost to MTSU — ha ha ha……

Italian_29

October 2nd, 2012
12:29 pm

Macrotech, I was referring to Yea Right and Jacket Attack when I said they owed Richard an apology, and I see I was right, not man enough to admit that they were BOTH wrong and pretty much called him a liar, they wouldn’t apologize.

ToccoaDawg

October 2nd, 2012
12:35 pm

The players should tell him to “Start Coaching”

Icepack

October 2nd, 2012
12:43 pm

Tech Fan since 52. Worst tacking I’ve ever seen on planet since then. Gutless.

Highly Respected Southern Troll

October 2nd, 2012
12:53 pm

The ironic thing about Johnson winning with Gailey’s players is that PJ’s two best teams at Georgia Southern (1998 and 1999) were largely comprised of talent he inherited from Frank Ellwood and Tim Stowers.

The Old Coot

October 2nd, 2012
12:54 pm

Supersize and GTBob: Two losers pulling for another loser.

I wish I could have watched those two sitting in front of their TV’s on Saturday watching MTSU dismantle Tech.

I would have LMAO. Get ready for more of it on Saturday girls.

ZinoDawg

October 2nd, 2012
1:13 pm

@Goldenrod – by “cesspool up north” I assume you are referring to Sanford Stadium, where fans actually show up to watch the game? Without having to be lured in by free hot dog gimmicks?

I guess when you are the lowest of the low the only thing you can do is lash out at the successful. I bet you are a member of the occupy movement as well.

Big Wheel

October 2nd, 2012
1:18 pm

I’ve got two words for all of you Johnson apologists, under prepared! That is not on the players, it’s 100% on coaching. The only reason GT loses to MTSU is they were UNDER PREPARED! End of story,end of CPJ

Rooty Tooty

October 2nd, 2012
1:21 pm

I love my jackets but they don’t seem to be playing with any heart this year. Seems they are just going thru the motions. If they don’t get their act together, and I mean real SOON, that 10 point spread is just the 1st quarter this week….

Jacket Dad

October 2nd, 2012
1:22 pm

dawgfan, gotta totally agree with your 9:48 comment. Mental toughness seems to be a consistent problem with Tech. How many times have I read comments after a loss…..”we came out flat”, etc.

With all the factors that have been listed dozens of times on these posts, Tech just can’t add lack of mental toughness as another one. Not sure if that is going to come from Johnson to be honest with you. I don’t think he connects with his players in a way that will help ensure they come into every game with a positive attitude and team focus. We are either over-confident or flat – with similar results.

I haven’t given up on the Jackets. Still have my GT license plate on the car and banner up at work. I do dream of a day when I don’t get tied in knots every Saturday because I have this sinking feeling…… Doesn’t hurt to dream!

Humpy

October 2nd, 2012
1:25 pm

Buzzed for Life…GTs academic requirements are not to high for recruiting quality football players (trust me, I’ve heard some of the GT players speak – not Rhodes Scholars). I’ve also read that not a single starter at GT is currently enrolled in engineering classes. Calvin Johnson studied management construction (building luxury condos or solar latries in Bolivia) info taken directly from Wikipedia. Doesn’t sound like high academic requirements are needed for that degree.

Deaner22

October 2nd, 2012
1:51 pm

LOL. Tech is terrible.

macrotech

October 2nd, 2012
2:57 pm

Jmonty…I share your thoughts regarding our D

Yep a LegHumper….we didn’t need your moniker to know you were a pup fan, “we will not lose to your little sissy boy offense run by a fat two bit punk”. Gonna go out on a limb and guess you never attended college?…losing to MTSU did suck…time will tell on the rest of your post.

Italian_29, got ya….my bad. To this point, it would appear that you’re correct!!

rogeriter

October 2nd, 2012
3:03 pm

JACKET ATTACK !”Fair weather friends who never went to Tech!” So are you saying that only former students at Tech can be fans? That is stupid. Plus…you can’t fill a smallish stadium with any and all fans. If you limited it only to tech alums, the games could be played at the Waffle House!!!

Can only people who live in Atlanta be Falcons fans?

[...] Johnson to team: Stop pouting [...]

GTBEE

October 2nd, 2012
3:49 pm

Team to Johnson: Stop being an arrogant Jerk!

trey

October 2nd, 2012
7:48 pm

Full Metal Jacket

October 2nd, 2012
10:21 pm

Once again, you’d think UGA fans would have something better to do than post on Tech sites….then again, they probably don’t.

yin yang

October 3rd, 2012
7:42 am

We need to move to the southern conference.

Whiskey Breath

October 3rd, 2012
8:05 am

Hey Paul , any chance the coaching is at fault? Hiring that retread Groh was a easy hire wasn’t it?
The guy got fired at lowly Virginia, how good could he be? You got lazy on that hire, now the fans are
paying for it. Move on, or get some funds to build that team. Come on Paul, you aren’t that damn dumb.

UGA X

October 3rd, 2012
8:17 am

@macrotech, UGA is #5 and tech isn’t even receiving any votes, not a ONE! there is ur wow….

UGA win’s there cupcake games, tech quits and gets embarrassed and gets called out by there idiot coach, another wow…

GTBEE

October 3rd, 2012
12:53 pm

UGA X

Your’e #5 in the nation and you spend all of your time on the Tech blog???
You receive all the votes for LOSER!!!!
What a joke!

UGA fans on this blog are all bandwagon babies! No true UGA fan/alumni would bother wasting time on the GA Tech site.

Pathetic losers!!

UGA X

October 3rd, 2012
1:08 pm

@GTBEE Losers are the ones supporting a football group (I say group since tech doesn’t have a TEAM) that lose to Sunbelt schools like MTSU…

LMAO! why do you think they call ya’ll the Joke By Coke?

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10:13 pm

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October 4th, 2012
11:22 am

Rob h

October 7th, 2012
12:01 am

Tech must be practicing coming up short on 4th downs-they sure are good at it