Johnson: ‘You want fans that care’

Some of the more interesting answers from Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson at his Monday post-practice interview:

On Tech converting most of its takeaways into points:

“It’s possessions, because what happens is every time that you turn the ball over, you lose a chance to score. It’ a possession. We had done a pretty good job of that for most of the year and then Saturday, we turn it over on two plays on a hitch pass, we turn it over on the first play or the second play on an option, you turn it over on the first play of a drive with 8 minutes (left) with a deflection for an interception, and that’s all chances that you don’t have to score. It takes away your chances. So on the flipside, when you get one on defense it gives you another possession, another chance to score. That’s why they were so big in the game. And then we killed our possession in the second half with a penalties to start the second half. End up 2nd and 25.”

On if he had put his finger on an explanation for Tech’s lack of energy Saturday:

“No. If I knew… It’s disappointing and it’s unacceptable and I think our guys know it’s unacceptable. You move forward. Like I said, you’re not going to get anywhere looking backwards. Quit moping, quit pouting, and let’s go play.”

On special-teams play being improved:

“Except fumbling the kick, except getting a penalty, except both times they punted, we take over on the 4 and the 12, but other than that, it was great. But it was the lesser of the evils.”

On the success MTSU had throwing quick outs by blocking cornerbacks:

“We had some guys who were supposed to be buzzing the flats who weren’t buzzing the flats. I think they played good. Should we have lost the game? No, but we did.”

On if he’d received any encouraging e-mails or phone calls from colleagues or friends:

“Not really. Last time I looked, we were 2-3, not 0-97. I would think most people wouldn’t even be thinking about it. But, clearly, you guys are. I get e-mails every week whether we win or lose, and most of them are telling me what I need to do, whether we win or lose.”

On everybody having an opinion:

“But that’s part of it. You want fans that care. If they didn’t care, they wouldn’t be very good fans. We’re disappointed, too. I promise you. Nobody’s more disappointed than I am. But I certainly haven’t given up. It’s not like oh, shoot, the season’s lost. We’ve still got a lot to play.”

On Morgan Bailey’s play in the second half:

“He moved some people around. 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. If he can just stay healthy, he’ll really help us.”

In case you missed it…

Johnson to team: Stop pouting

Fitting MTSU loss into Tech history

After debacle, Tech braces for Clemson

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

254 comments Add your comment

CT_Jacket

October 2nd, 2012
9:50 am

Let’s turn this thing around. Fly to the ball on defense with bad intentions and let’s knock some butts on the ground on offense.

ramblingbuzz

October 2nd, 2012
9:52 am

On the success MTSU had throwing quick outs by blocking cornerbacks:

“We had some guys who were supposed to be buzzing the flats who weren’t buzzing the flats

GT had a lot of players who were supposed to be doing things differently based on the game’s outcome. Are these guys uncoachable, do they not listen, have the coaches tried to coach differently? For gosh’s sake coach, the same approach is not working. What CEO, if his company is making defective widgets that people are not buying, would say “Well that’s OK, I have confidence in my widgets, I’m just going to keep mking them the same way”?

www

October 2nd, 2012
10:03 am

time for the defense to step up.

Grinch

October 2nd, 2012
10:08 am

This is what p-sses me off with CPJ…. Johnson’s quote: “Not really. Last time I looked, we were 2-3, not 0-97. I would think most people wouldn’t even be thinking about it. But, clearly, you guys are.”

NO CPJ…there are a ton of folks who think about it. Folks who pay hard earned $$ to go watch the games…Folks who dedicate 3 hours of their Saturday to watch or listen to the game….Folks who care about the program and take pride in the program! So you need to get off your high horse and realize that many many folks do think about it and they think about it just enough to voice their opinion. It’s your responsibility as a head coach to care.

Sincerely,

Someone who is thinking about it

North Ave Killer Beez

October 2nd, 2012
10:08 am

I knew a man who once said, “Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back.”

-Maximus

If were going down, don’t go quietly, go down swinging, fight to the death…. GO JACKETS!!

brad

October 2nd, 2012
10:09 am

Just get it through your head that this type of Div iX high school offense/coaching does not work with Div 1 players. You need a new coach. Bobby petrino comes to mind!

Technically Correct

October 2nd, 2012
10:10 am

It will tell a lot about this team – players and coaches – to see whether they can right themselves, win the games they were expected to win from this point forward and pull an upset somewhere along the line. Breaking the string of bowl appearances by failing to qualify will be the biggest benchmark on the status and direction of the program.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
10:12 am

@ ramblingbuzz…. since you post, then obviously you care, which is what Johnson was saying he likes and we need. Most REAL Tech fans DO care. However, you aren’t on the sidelines, you haven’t attended any practices or meetings, you don’t know what approach or approaches Johnson takes, or has taken, or will take in addressing problems. Surely you don’t think that he doesn’t care or that he doesn’t recognize problems or that he doesn’t do any damn thing he can to address and correct those problems. Every coach has to face the same kinds of problems he does, and I imagine every coach approaches and addresses them differently, and probably differently each time they occur. Johnson has not been a successful coach for 30+ years (or however long it’s been) without having learned a little something about how best to deal with such problems. That doesn’t mean he always succeeds in dealing with them, but no coach in the country successfully deals with his team’s problems 100% of the time. I am sure it is as frustrating and maddening for him as it is for any Tech fan. But it’s also not unique to him at Tech. For some reason Tech has always had a problem with players who don’t seem motivated all the time. Remember UGA in 2001, UVA almost every time we have gone up there since 2000, UNC in 2000, etc, etc. Ross had the problem; O’Leary had the problem; Gailey had the problem; now Johnson has the problem. And to narrow it down even more, Tenuta had the problem with his defense probably 30% of the time; a couple of weeks they looked like the best defense on earth, only to be followed by a game in which they totally stunk. Who knows what the solution is, but I can assure you that Johnson is doing his best, and as good as any other coach, to get it fixed.

10per

October 2nd, 2012
10:13 am

The defense, especially the secondary, looked confused the whole game. I don’t know if the scheme was too complicated or MTSU was giving us looks we didn’t know what to do with but either way the coaching staff needs to address it. Clempson is not going to be any easier to defend, especially if we are out of position.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
10:14 am

@ brad……do you really want a scumbag like Petrino as a coach at Tech? No SANE Tech fan would ever consider having the likes of him on the Flats. That is something that will NEVER happen

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
10:17 am

I received these comments from a friend who was on the sideline Saturday and at the post-game press conference. This is only part of what he had to say to me, but appropriate for right now on this blog ——

Tech played poorly, had no excitement or energy, and acted like they didn’t care. It really hurt Coach Johnson. He had to stop and contain himself in the post-game press conference – I think he got choked up and almost started to cry – it hurt that much. He could not get his team to do anything like he wanted it and he couldn’t get them to wake up out of their fog and play football. It was very much like the first Rocky movie when Apollo Creed’s trainer told him to “finish this kid off, you think its a show, he thinks its a fight and he’s out to win it” (paraphrased, of course). Like Coach Johnson said, they whipped Tech in all phases of the game. They came to play and to win – Tech didn’t show up. He couldn’t understand why and what to do about it. He could not understand how a group of guys could care less about one of only 12 games on the regular season schedule. Now they will be hard-pressed to win six and qualify for a bowl bid – unless they come alive this weekend at Death Valley – which is quite possible. As I see it, it was not Coach Johnson’s fault – though he assumed all responsibility. The only thing I fault him with is keeping Orwin Smith in the game after the “hot-head” got two personal foul penalties at critical points in the first half. He needed to be disciplined, but then it doesn’t seem to bother any of the talented players – they would just as soon sit out and not risk getting hurt to prepare for their potential NFL careers. I say let a hungry kid at it and see what happens if Smith wants to hurt his team that way.

crackbaby

October 2nd, 2012
10:17 am

Please explain why Clemson is only a 10 point favorite when the Jackets were favored by 14.5 over Miami?

No better opportunity to get back on track than to go to Death Valley and rout the Tigers. Two of the best things in the world are packed QUIET stadiums at Clemson and Athens…

UGA = Yawn

October 2nd, 2012
10:17 am

Deliver a product worth caring for !!!!!

crackbaby

October 2nd, 2012
10:19 am

@Supersize – brad is troll. Do not feed the trolls.

Frank

October 2nd, 2012
10:20 am

I was never a fan of the triple option (TO), and I am still underwhelmed by Al Groh’s defense. The TO is an old school offense meant to counter-act superior, talented opposition. That is why Tech and the military academies are the only ones still running it. The hidden message to recruits is; if you want to win and if you want pro scouts to even look at you then play somewhere else (unless you are a 6+ foot receiver with 4 second 40s). Tech may never have the talent to compete against powerhouses in the SEC and BIG10, but the longer we keep CPJ the more unlikely it will be that we will win another bowl game or beat our rival UGA in the foreseeable future.
Rado, make the hard choice and fire CPJ (and Groh with him). The season is already a bust. Start the search for a replacement, and stop settling for coaches nobody wants. We’ve had success before (Ross, O’Leary, and Friedgen) with pro-style offenses, and we can do it again. Go Jackets!

GT Joe

October 2nd, 2012
10:22 am

Time for Vad? Or too early to “throw him in the fire”? With so much at stake… LOL.

Tech Guy

October 2nd, 2012
10:24 am

Beat Clemson and all is well.

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
10:25 am

I care. I’m taking my grandson to his first football game to see Tech vs. BC.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
10:27 am

@ Frank, I might remind you that Ross had ONE good year, two terrible years, and two mediocre years. O’Leary had one bad year, 4 mediocre years, and two good years. How is it that much different with Johnson? And Friedgen was never head coach, which is at least what you implied.

GT Joe

October 2nd, 2012
10:28 am

No fire or intensity? partly coaches problems, MOSTLY lack of leadership by PLAYERS. And I’ll pin this on Tevin Washington. In addition to game-killing mistakes, terrible passes, and no running skills to speak of, he has NO leadership skills whatsoever.

2008 and 2009 teams were a direct reflection of Nesbitt. Tough as nails, fearless. And the past 23 games are a direct reflection of Tevin. Inept. 11-12 record as starter.

When Vad gets in the game, he immediately brings energy and swagger, and teammates feel it. You can see it against UVA, Presby, and his two drives against MTSU. and yes, even the DEFENSE will feel it the energy.

CPJ: you are already a year late starting Vad; go ahead and pull the trigger. Please don’t burn a 2nd season on Tevin.

GT Fan

October 2nd, 2012
10:29 am

I am fan who cares. I have been a tech fan for 22 years now and this one of the hardest loses I have ever had to swallow as tech fan. That being said I will always back this team no matter what. I am a firm beleiver in PJ and will support him. I will continue to be in my seat at BDS every game and cheer my hardest for my yellow jackets.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
10:34 am

@ Joe……the friend I have who has a long time working relationship with Johnson and sent me his personal observations on the game and the team and the season, had this to say about TW and Vad —-

I honestly believe they will rise to the competition and play better this week at Clemson – I have been known to over-estimate what is possible – but, I can’t see Coach Johnson standing for them to sit down and lose three in a row without a lot of fight. All those who want to get rid of him, they better think back and be grateful and do all they can to keep him. As for Groh, I think he’s gone either before the end of the season or at the end of the season and I think the 3-4 will go out with him. I don’t think Coach Johnson will change to Vad Lee at quarterback, though Tevin is not doing what he needs to do to lead and inspire his team. I think Lee will be “in training” and expected to compete for the main job in the spring. Of course, Coach Johnson is sooooo much like Coach Spurrier and when he’s had enough, he’s had enough, and Tevin will hit the bench for Lee until Lee totally screws things up and Tevin gets another chance – it may be good for him – and playing Lee against Clemson may be just the surprise offense Tech needs to shock The Tigers again!

You may not like it, per se, but I think you will find it somewhat interesting. I particularly appreciated the analogy of Spurrier and Garcia. Of course he didn’t mention Garcia, but it’s clear that’s what he was referring to.

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 2nd, 2012
10:41 am

If you are a GT fan and had tickets to the MTSU game but didn’t go then you are part of the problem. These are young men that had just lost a heart breaker to Miami and they come into the stadium to play MTSU and they only see a few thousand people in the seats. How much of the game is mental? How much is physical? I told my wife at 11:30 when there were only a few fans seated that this was going to be disappointing to the players. How would you have responded?

Techman1958

October 2nd, 2012
10:42 am

Been Tech fan since I was !5. Will always be a Tech fan. I hurt when we lose and feel great when we win. This year has been tough, but will keep supporting team. I tell people ‘ if you want to learn humility, become a Tech fan’.

I try to have reasonable expectations – not like my ‘dawg’ friends who expect to win a championship every year’. Hope we can turn it around. I like the offense, think it’s good for us, but the ‘3-4′ defense needs to go along with DC.

GT Joe

October 2nd, 2012
10:46 am

Super: I can see the similarity with Garcia. For some reason, coaches get married to players. Garcia was just as frustrating as Tevin, but the coaches stick with them for some reason.

It’s easy to say “well, the coaches see the backup in practice and he obviously must not be ready”. But folks forget that coaches are human; they make mistakes; not just play calls, but personnel decisions. I’ve never seen CPJ treat one guy with such kid gloves. He defends TW to no end. I can’t recall the last time CPJ ripped TW (he rips a lot of folks on the sidelines, but not TW). After the INT at VT, CPJ says “he was trying to make a play”. WTF. How about “he made a bad decision” and leave it at that?

Baffling to me.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
10:47 am

@ Give Me…….you are 100% correct. If those players come out on that field, and there are 60,000 fans in the seats screaming their heads off, how could they not get fired up. But to come out there and see almost as many empty seats as occupied ones, they have to think, “well, the fans don’t care; why should we?”

Tommy

October 2nd, 2012
10:47 am

Fred Holton has been a bust. It’s time for him to put up or move on.

Tommy

October 2nd, 2012
10:49 am

Win games and fans will be there. They will be there if you do not win and give a great effort. It’s up to the coaches and players to put a good product on the field. That is not happening at the present time.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
10:50 am

@ Joe…..I should go back and find what my friend sent me regarding TW’s play in OT of the Miami game. He was on the sideline, and he said that Johnson tore into Tevin on the sideline after that botched play……I mean he REALLY let him have it. You see what you think is a kid-glove kind of treatment, but that’s probably only because you are not close enough to see everything that is going on.

GT Joe

October 2nd, 2012
10:50 am

Blaming fans for a loss is weak. I’ve been to peewee games with 20 people in the crowd. More players than fans. They have no problem trying to win a game.

We call them “kids”. They are 18-22. Adults. If they have motivation problems, then that’s their fault. Coaches can only do so much.

That said, how hyped would YOU be if Tevin was your QB, instead of, say, Nesbitt? Nesbitt lead by example, an absolute beast. Didn’t run the TO perfectly, but did run OVER people.

Team is a reflection of the leadership. If Tevin is the leader, how much can you really expect from the team?

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
10:52 am

@ Tommy, even in 2008 and 2009, when we were winning big, there were entire empty sections in the stadium for some of the games. And Vandy somehow manages to fill up their stadium, even though they don’t win much. Tech fans are notoriously fickle and lazy

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
10:54 am

@ Joe…..Tevin doesn’t run over people, but I don’t think Vad will either. HOWEVER, I DO think that Vad has the ability to run through or past people, and Tevin does not have that ability.

ty webb

October 2nd, 2012
10:54 am

“You want fans that care.”

are there enough free hot dogs?

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
10:55 am

@ ty……where are those fries I ordered. Get of the blog and back to work

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
10:55 am

get OFF, that is, not get OF

Frank

October 2nd, 2012
11:01 am

@ Sorrysize, Ross had one GREAT season that included a share of the national championship. Rarely does a new coach come in and win right away. Rebuilding is the downside of any coaching changes. Also, any successful coach can easily be lured away to greener pastures. That’s just the price you pay for success, and a program must be able to replace those coaching losses with new up and coming coaches; and not settle for niche coaches at lessor divisions.

The reference to Ralph Friedgen was to illustrate the advantages of a pro-style offense and how it can work even in a non-powerhouse team/conference. Of course, Ralph was never a head coach at Tech, but he was the offensive mastermind for both Ross and O’Leary, and a big part of those successes. I’ll take one in four good years anytime, over an Oh-fer in bowl games and against UGA. GO JACKETS!

ty webb

October 2nd, 2012
11:01 am

supersize,
MTSU? I hate to see y’all going though this…really, I do…though I can relate after what happened thanksgiving weekend 2008.

GT Joe

October 2nd, 2012
11:02 am

Super: okay, he maybe he tore into Tevin after the UM game. Did he tear into him after the VT INT? And if so, apparently there are no consequences to these plays (ie, getting benched), so who cares if he DID rip into Tevin? He certainly didn’t place ANY blame on Tevin publicly.

I think any other player who makes as many mistakes as Tevin would have been benched by CPJ. Can you imagine if an OL made a game-costing mistake? Like a false start on 4th and goal at the 1 in OT? That poor lineman would have been berated all the way to the locker room, and called out in the post-game, and demoted to the practice squad.

Not so with Tevin.

ahsoisee

October 2nd, 2012
11:03 am

Fans will care if we start winning. The fan base at Tech is much smaller than the average because students come from afar off to attend Tech and the return to their own countries or States. The “ONLY” way to build a fan base at Tech is with sidewalk fans, and this cannot be done with mediocre teams. If Tech wins big like we did in the Bobby Dodd era, us old timers who did not attend Tech will return in force. However, Tech will never have a large fan base unless they win consistently and draw in the sidewalk fans.

www

October 2nd, 2012
11:10 am

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
11:10 am

@ Joe……do you really want him to blame Tevin PUBLICLY??? I sure as hell do not. I remember all to well how O’Leary publicly embarrassed Joe Burns after a boner play he pulled in the 2001 loss to Maryland at BDS. I lost all respect for O’Leary after that and was glad to see him go.

Again, I think the comparison of CPJ and TW to Spurrier and Garcia seems very appropriate. Spurrier kept going with Garcia in spite of Garcia’s off-field behavior as well as his on-field inconsistencies. At least TW doesn’t have any problems with off-field behavior. Who knows just why either coach did or does that, but they do/did.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
11:13 am

@ ty…..ok, I will give you a bye……this time. But I still want my fries. LOL

www

October 2nd, 2012
11:13 am

GT Joe, you want the head coach to call out the starting qb after he makes a mistake that loses the game?

GTFO.

seriously. get out of here. you’re a moron.

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
11:14 am

Tek should apply to the SoCon

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
11:15 am

My guess is that they could give The Citadel a running for 3rd place in that conference.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
11:16 am

@ ahsoisee……there is obviously (AND UNFORTUNATELY) truth in what you say. However, how is it that other schools that don’t win consistently still fill their stadiums? Hell, so what if Tech is only 7-4 or 8-3 almost every year; those are still winning records, and the games are almost always at the very least entertaining. I have been buying season tickets since 1968, and I have suffered through some MISERABLE seasons (far worse than this one), but I never fail to attend the games, even with a 5 hour round trip.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
11:17 am

@ Sammy…….while ty is getting me my fries, how about you refilling my drink. I’m thirsty

FS

October 2nd, 2012
11:18 am

I am tired of all the dialogue. You are paid to win–period. Win or leave.

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
11:19 am

Hey tekkies, bet you”mansion” on this upcoming game Clemson wins by 30.

Real Georgia Institute of Technology Alum and Fan

October 2nd, 2012
11:19 am

1. Petrino
2. Tuberville
3. Cutcliff
4. Kiffen
5. Fulmer

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
11:20 am

Superboy, I will get that drink for you as soon as you come off break and help me with those fryers.

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 2nd, 2012
11:23 am

SS, you may have to start dining at a different establishment. The service seems kind of slow.

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
11:24 am

I got a good use for teksters old football stadium. Leave it alone, move your “football” games to the Georgia Dome to play double headers with Ga State. We can use your old stadium as a practice field for the annual SEC Championship game. We will even pay you in cokes and dogs!

GT Joe

October 2nd, 2012
11:25 am

www: you clearly cant read. Moron. Get out of here.

I said he has never ripped Tevin publicly, as he has done to other players. I am not advocating that he do so. Stupid.

I would like to see Tevin benched for f’n up so much.

And who cares if he rips a player publicly? What is this, peewee football? Tevin isn’t your 8 year old son. He’s friggin 22 years old. We have soldiers dying in Afghanistan younger than Tevin, and they don’t need any hand-holding.

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
11:26 am

If tek football is going to stink this bad (we can smell it all the way from Hartwell), at least graduate some of those fine engineering student athletes.

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 2nd, 2012
11:27 am

Thanks, but we enjoy the open air.

The Tower

October 2nd, 2012
11:29 am

Face it. There is very limited talent on this team. Some of these guys should be Div. 1-AA. This is why we suck! This falls on PJ’s shoulders! He just cannot recruit. No one wants to come that has any talent and play in this system.

Born2Buzz

October 2nd, 2012
11:29 am

@ Joe, Super and others, I’m not sure that Vad will be that much of an improvement, but I’ve seen enough of TW to know what we will get. I’d rather take a chance on the unknown at this point because the known is not that great. And from watching the game on tape, TW did not have a confident look on his face. He knows his abilities and he knows he’s not getting it done.
The D was in complete disarray

GT Lee

October 2nd, 2012
11:30 am

“we can smell it all the way from Hartwell”

That’s your upper lip, Sammy…..go take a bath and wash it off.

Dacusville Bill

October 2nd, 2012
11:31 am

Ralph Fridgen just might come back–if ya asked him right nice–

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 2nd, 2012
11:33 am

B2B, I think at this point that I would like to see platooning of the QBs.

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 2nd, 2012
11:33 am

B2B, I think at this point that I would like to see platooning of the QBs.

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
11:33 am

Not to worry teksters, it always gets worse before things get even worse. Clemson, loss, BYU, loss, BC, loss, UNC loss, Duke, loss, Maryland, loss, Georgia, Richt will feel sorry for ya little fellas and take the foot off the gas early 3rd Qtr. I will say UGA 64 tek 6. CPJ will go for 2 after the mid 4th quarter TD and fail.

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 2nd, 2012
11:34 am

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 2nd, 2012
11:37 am

Thank you, Sammy. Any kindness that you show to others will always be rewarded. ” GO JACKETS “

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
11:37 am

gO bULLDOGSSSSSSSSSSS

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
11:38 am

Johnson to team: “Stop pouting”. Team to coach: “Stop recruiting us like we can play at the Sun Belt Conference level”.

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 2nd, 2012
11:38 am

i WILL Be there, if my boyfriendd allows it.

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
11:39 am

Imposter at 11:37. But I like their enthusiasm.

Born2Buzz

October 2nd, 2012
11:39 am

At least my NY Giants are going to win the Super Bowl again, and the Alabama Crimson Tide rule, I almost lived in Birmingham, so I can cheer for them tee.

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
11:40 am

I have a new fan site, Ga-yties.com Please visit, and let’s all meet in Gresham Park for the AIDS walk.

Va Gina

October 2nd, 2012
11:42 am

Hey guys, why do we always stink, while the Dawgs dominate year after year, just asking.

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 2nd, 2012
11:42 am

Imposter @ 11:38. Don’t be such a child.

Va Gina

October 2nd, 2012
11:43 am

You can visit me on my site.. Hockey Inside/Out, dont let the name fool you, it’s a front for something else, yabba yabba.

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 2nd, 2012
11:43 am

Everyone knows I like to troll around here, sorry guys.

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
11:44 am

GTGirl

October 2nd, 2012
11:44 am

@Tommy-Fred Holton is HURT-that is why he is not playing. His foot has not healed yet, he WANTS to play.

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 2nd, 2012
11:45 am

Gina, I really like your name, lol. But the boys here on this site are kinda into each other, if you’ll know what I mean.

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
11:46 am

Two chicks here today, later fellas.

GTGirl

October 2nd, 2012
11:46 am

Hey Gina, You sounds really cute, you like teahouses.

Option Bee

October 2nd, 2012
11:47 am

“We need fans that care”……….Well, we need coaches that can coach and recruit. Paul has surrounded himself with friends, not great assistants, and until this is remedied then the program will continue to struggle! DRad is fast proving that he is a government administrator, not a manager. He needs to step in, and see that the staff changes are made because Paul will not until his hand is forced! Doing nothing and thinking a “Buy Out” is the only option is not the correct solution! Remember: “Help Me Help You!”

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 2nd, 2012
11:48 am

Imposter @ 11:43, don’t be afraid to post under your own name.

www

October 2nd, 2012
11:48 am

gtjoe gets dumber every time he posts.

ripping a player publicly is always bad idea.

take a hike, son. no one needs your uninformed opinions here.

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 2nd, 2012
11:51 am

Ken, if you would give me my imposter’s e-mail I would appreciate it.

GT Joe

October 2nd, 2012
11:51 am

www: yet another moronic post. Why bother?

GT79MD83

October 2nd, 2012
11:55 am

The fans care. We do not care that much about seeing us play Presbyterian and MTSU. Although we made MTSU look better than Miami.The fans were very spirited at the UVA and Miami game.So what if we are 2-3, as CPJ eludes to. One of those wins is against Presbyterian, the other against UVA, who are not very good, Tevin would not start for MTSU. He does not make plays when it counts.He has proven that he is not able to will us to victory like Nesbitt.With our current defense we will most likely lose at the least half of the remaining games irregardless of who plays quarterback.Why play Tevin? What is the upside?He will simply try to do things he is incapable of and not make plays.He will throw an interception trying to force a play.In the VT, Miami, and MTSU game we still had chances in the 4th quarter and overtime, in spite of our defense, if Tevin was capable of making plays and good decisions.Get Lee experience. We are not winning anyway with Tevin.

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 2nd, 2012
11:55 am

Vist my site dudes at…Ga-yties.com Hope you have a strong right hand.

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
11:55 am

Clemson Tigers – A diversity of talent
by the Associated International Presscorp

Georgia Tech has a real battle on their hands this weekend. The Tigers are a talented and balanced team. In 2012, their starting 22 remain strong in Sociology, while their complement of Community Recreation, Sports, and Camp Management is down a bit from previous years. What may be a factor in the game is the offensive line. They are thin in the power areas, primarily due to the lack of elite-size Sociology talent. The skill positions on offense are in great shape, bolstered by able talent in CR, S, & CM. The defense, while overall fairly strong, has some weak points at the nose guard, middle linebacker and free safety. Expect Georgia Tech to exploit those weaknesses.

Offense
LT – Secondary Education
LG – Sociology
C – Communication Studies
RG – Civil engineering
RT – Biological Studies
TE – Sociology
WR – Community Recreation, Sport, & Camp Management
QB – Sociology
RB – Community Recreation, Sport, & Camp Management
FB – Sociology
WR – Management
WR – Communication Studies

Defense
DE – Sociology
NG – Pre-business
DT – Sociology
DE – Community Recreation, Sport, & Camp Management
SLB – Sociology
MLB – Economics
WLB – Sociology
CB – Sociology
SS – Sociology
FS – Marketing
CB – Community Recreation, Sport, & Camp Management

Power rankings
10 – Sociology
4 – Community Recreation, Sport, & Camp Management
2 – Communication Studies
1 – Biological Studies, Civil Engineering, Economics, Management, Marketing, Pre-Business, Secondary Education

GT79MD83

October 2nd, 2012
11:57 am

I love that site, all the fellas where I was stationed in Iraq used to visit there. Love my pink white boys playing football in a really tight, sweaty jock strap, Wanna shower..

Real Georgia Institute of Technology Alum and Fan

October 2nd, 2012
11:57 am

Let see democracy in action; CPJ or Petrino? Mediocrity or Wins?

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
11:59 am

Not my comment at 11:55, and you can only imagine what kind of childhood I had with the name Delbert.

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
12:15 pm

Well, that was me at 11:55, and it’s being taken care of. Another name thief bites the dust.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
12:20 pm

To any of you who are the victim of name fraud, contact the AJC IMMEDIATELY. The more of us who file complaints, the sooner action will be taken to end this crap

SteveC

October 2nd, 2012
12:23 pm

The MTSU loss/debacle certainly frees up the rest of my fall afternoons/evenings for more rewarding and enjoyable experiences than sitting in Grant Field or in front of a big screen TV. I’ve wasted way too any hours and expended too much emotional energy doing that in the past. No more.

DOC 51

October 2nd, 2012
12:25 pm

CPJ has had success at Hawaii,GSU,NAVY,AND 2 OF 5 YRS.@ GT. Enough said.He can’t win on the big-time stage.

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
12:27 pm

If I offended anyone with my satirical post on the Clemson depth chart (which is factual data that I pulled together this morning), I am just trying to lift the spirits of the Tech fans on the blog this morning with some humor.

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 2nd, 2012
12:27 pm

Sent another e-mail to KR.

The Fighting Johnsons

October 2nd, 2012
12:31 pm

Yeah… Petrino…. yeah… winner… yeah… Petrino!
yeah… Petrino… he wins!

CT_Jacket

October 2nd, 2012
12:36 pm

@ Real, I would rather be mediocre than hire a lying scumbag like Petrino. Integrity is more important than victories. If you don’t know that, please let me know who you work for so I won’t have to buy their products/services.

Now as for your previous post,
1. Petrino – HELL NO
2. Tuberville – He’s already making $2M/yr at TT.
3. Cutcliff – 7-5, 7-4, 7-6, 10-3 at Ole Miss with Eli Manning at QB. Great QB coach, but no winning seasons at Duke. Didn’t leave for UT, not coming to GT.
4. Kiffen – Never leaving USC for GT
5. Fulmer – Couldn’t win with Peyton Manning at QB and lost to Memphis; 29-21 last 4 years before being fired

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
12:37 pm

Give Me A Break – I did a followup with S. P., the team leader. Here is part of the reply I received.

“I assure you, we are looking forward to the day our new system is launched. And I will be the happiest person of all.”

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
12:40 pm

One of the sports sites, ESPN or SI put out the rumor that Tuberville is the top name for Arkansas. He has a record of moving to better opportunities (more money.)

GT79MD83

October 2nd, 2012
12:43 pm

Imposter @ 11:57.

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
12:48 pm

GT79MD83 – Report it with details via the comment box, if you don’t have Kevin Riley’s email. They have been instructed to block IP addresses.

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 2nd, 2012
12:48 pm

AJC is working on blocking the imposters.

The guy can coach.

October 2nd, 2012
12:51 pm

Thanks Super…very insightful. Johnson is a winner. I recall a similar winner, Ross, who once said, “Football has to be important too.” Seems like Johnson is there with this bunch…his bunch. He will correct course. This negative trajectory will be broken.

Born2Buzz

October 2nd, 2012
12:53 pm

Ahh, the name stealer is out again. Kind of pathetic.

T-man

October 2nd, 2012
12:54 pm

Well let’s see,… just possibly sustained the worst lost in Tech football history, hasn’t fired Al Grogh yet, hasn’t replaced Tevin Washington with Vad Lee, can’t figure out why certain players (especially on defense) didn’t come to play against MTS, has lost three straight overtime games, hasn’t won a bowl game, 1 -3 against UGA, can’t understand that recruiting better players means avoiding the embarrassing medocrity the program has now sunk to. It all adds up to the defintion of insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result”.

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
12:58 pm

Pathologic, I’d say.

The Old Coot

October 2nd, 2012
12:59 pm

I think the Tech players hate Johnson and are laying down on him to turn up the heat on him and get rid of him.

Either that or Johnson has recruited the worse recruits in the FBS and possibly the FCS.

If I were a Tech player I would enjoy watching him go down in flames each week and twist slowly in the wind until Tech cans him.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
1:00 pm

@ This guy can coach……What was insightful? My earlier quotes from a friend who is more or less in the know? Or are you on my email list but have a different blog name now than earlier?

Remember when

October 2nd, 2012
1:04 pm

T-man, i totally agree with what your saying and the fact that johnson hasn’t won big without gailey ’s recruits is telling. This program will be able to beat up on the weaker teams in the acc but will never compete in bowl games or beat uga again unless some serious changes are made. Thie triple option is just not going to bring in the talent to compete with the better teams. I believe johnson has already hit his high water mark at tech, with gailey’s players of coarse, and now the program will settle into mediocrity at best.

Highly Respected Southern Troll

October 2nd, 2012
1:08 pm

@T-man – I hope the Jackets win the remainder of their games, but what you wrote pretty well sums it up. The sad thing is that nothing is going to change until Tech finishes the season up against Duke with a smaller crown than we have at Paulson for Southern’s finale and then gets drubbed against the Dawgs in Athens to finish-out the year.

Johnson is a better on-the-field coach than Gailey but the difference in recruiting ability is night-and-day. If Gailey hadn’t stuck with Reggie Ball (and Patrick Nix to a lesser extent) he would have probably been much more successful at Tech.

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
1:10 pm

Einstein was a smart guy, but he wasn’t a psychologist. Psychology aside, you can expect different results when you do anything (probability theory.)

Real Georgia Institute of Technology Alum and Fan

October 2nd, 2012
1:10 pm

@CT_Jacket, if [you] “would rather be mediocre”, then surely the BOAT RACING at the hands of MTSU didn’t bother you one bit. Or the OT choke job to Miami. Or the loss to a pathetic VT. I can’t wait to hear your explanation after Clemson beats us like a drum. Mediocre; Child please.

Dawg Fud

October 2nd, 2012
1:15 pm

Georgia man here….

I don’t care for GA Tech but I respect the hell out of Tech. If Tech even considered hiring that scumbag Bobby Petrino, I would begin to question Radakovich.

Tech is better than that poor excuse for a Coach.

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
1:15 pm

LSU has had problems recruiting QBs the past few years. Oregon on the other hand just keeps plugging guys in with good success.

ArmyOfficerDawg

October 2nd, 2012
1:22 pm

Don’t really think that Johnson is the problem or on the hot seat yet. Groh definitely needs to go. Can’t recruit defensive players for the 3-4. And sorry to say but it has little to do with academics. Good luck to Tech on the rest of their season except against us in Athens. Supersize, I wonder if it has ever crossed your mind that you are as dumb and ignorant as those awful UGA fans that you direct your name to. Probably not. Well it’s back to my lowly job for me. It’s not fast food if you can tell by my name. Guess my UGA degree was really that worthless. Thanks for being a true voice for stupidity supersize! The world needs people like you.

The Old Coot

October 2nd, 2012
1:24 pm

Johnson: ‘You want fans that care’

So now Johnson is turning on the fans? First he throws his players under the bus. Now the fans?

That is quite a coach that you have there.

Someone posted earlier that Johnson has never won on the big stage. News for that poster. Tech is not the big stage. Got close with Dodd. Won the orange bowl in 1990 against a Nebraska team without their starting QB who accounted for 75% of their defense. But Tech has never been on the big stage.

Denial is an ugly way to go through life.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
1:27 pm

@ ArmyOfficer……I agree with the first part of your post, but why did you say that about me? What have I said today to elicit that kind of slam? If you don’t like my name, then you should first understand that I only created it because I knew that it would piss off the trolls who post on here so regularly. The actually class UGA fans who sometimes post on here have no problem with it, and have said they think it’s funny. Why does it bother you so much? After all, for the most part, it’s all in fun.

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
1:27 pm

Ole Miss is the program that really puzzles me. I remember the Johnny Vaught days, and the Archie Manning days. You’d think that they would be able to field a top-flight football team consistently. Maybe Freeze will elevate the program, but if he doesn’t, are they back to waiting for another Manning kid? I watched that 1969 battle between Manning and Scott Hunter of Alabama on TV, and it was one of the most exciting games and passing performances I’d ever seen.

Tech Man

October 2nd, 2012
1:28 pm

I love my Yellow Jackets and whoever is playing uga!! Nevertheless, it does not matter if you gave two key games away. YOU DON’T LOSS TO A SUN BELT TEAM!!!!!! .

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
1:28 pm

@ The Old Coot……why don’t you give us ONE example of when Johnson has thrown ANYBODY under the bus. Give us ONE example of that !!!!

ramblingbuzz

October 2nd, 2012
1:31 pm

@ Super…………You’re right, I’m not on the sidelines, in the practices, or the locker room. And I never said Johnson didn’t care or wasn’t trying. All I have to go by is the team on the field and how they perform. And based on that product, something ain’t working. In my job, I am not judged by what I try to do, but by what I accomplish. Don’t see much difference between CPJ’s job and any other. Granted, he works with 18-22 year olds and most do not, but it’s his chosen profession, he is not being forced to be a head football coach. And he’s getting paid rather well to perform that job.

49-28

October 2nd, 2012
1:37 pm

“You Want Fans Who Care.”

HA HA HA. 25,000 or so actually showed up Saturday. “Fans” don’t care about Tech obviously. That little high school stadium is never full unless they are playing Clemson, UGA, or FSU and when that happens, half of the stadium is for the other team.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
1:37 pm

@ ramblingbuzz…..no coach is perfect, and all must deal from time to time with their failings. I for one think Johnson is STILL doing a good job in spite of the way things appear right now. I think he CAN get the ship righted, and I am convinced that he is doing anything and everything within his power to do that. I am sure he is as puzzled and upset as anyone over getting the players motivated to play. But, as I have said before, he is not the first Tech coach to have faced that dilemma. Every coach since Dodd has had that problem, and I imagine even Dodd did too at times. Since I don’t keep up with other colleges, I don’t know how they deal with it when it happens. Perhaps most other schools have enough depth to get the slackers out and put in those who ARE motivated. Tech, as a rule, does not have that luxury and never has.

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
1:41 pm

The Sun Belt conference teams are creating some havoc this year.

Tech Man

October 2nd, 2012
1:45 pm

CPJ…Beat Clemson and finish the season strong and everything will be good in Tech Nation!!

Alphare

October 2nd, 2012
1:50 pm

UGA losing to UCF, Tech losing to MTSU.

which is worse in terms of talents?

www

October 2nd, 2012
2:01 pm

delbert d is right, the sun belt is beating a lot of bigger schools the last few years.

they beat louisville & indiana in 2011.

sun belt teams beat arkansas, georgia tech and kentucky this year with close losses to auburn and mississippi state.

it happens. losing to a sun belt team doesn’t mean the school is terrible or the season is lost.

u learn and move on, like everything in life.

wrecked again

October 2nd, 2012
2:04 pm

MTSU , had better players than tech at every skill position, 2010 UCF at least finished in the top 25 and was ranked when UGA played them.Tech fans can look forward to more losses to teams that should be inferior but in reality are more talented than the product than this staff recruits .PJ out coached , out recruited and there’s no excuse for it.Losing to MTSU is one thing getting blown out at home is quite another.

joel

October 2nd, 2012
2:06 pm

When the crowds get small enough, maybe we could start playing football in the new basketball arena. It is beautiful !!!

George Stein

October 2nd, 2012
2:11 pm

If the fans don’t show up, the recruits won’t, either. The coaches deserve blame here, but the fans need to take ownership of the problem, too.

George Stein

October 2nd, 2012
2:12 pm

Please. MTSU didn’t have better players. Anyone who thinks that is a fool.

ramblingbuzz

October 2nd, 2012
2:13 pm

Super…… I don’t think most Tech fans are asking for a perfect coach. They are asking to see improvement in the way the team performs. For the past 2+ years, that improvement has not been evident. For 2010, 6W-7L. For 2011, 8W-5L (2-5 in last 7 games). So far this year, 2-3. Hey, I hope Johnson turns it around, I really do. Just not very confident at the moment that will happen. If he does get the ship righted, then I will give him the credit. Just like he gets the credit when the team in not winning. He is the coach, not me. It’s up to him to get the team headed in the right direction.

OkieDawg

October 2nd, 2012
2:16 pm

UGA is going up against 2 of the best defensive ends in the Nation (Clowney and Taylor) this Saturday in Columbia. I’m afraid Bobo will not be able to find a game plan that will neutralize them.

I made that statement in order to say this to the GT folks who are dissing CPJ. CPJ would come up with offensive plays that would isolate and take these guys out of the play. But I guess that is what the Triple Option is designed to do. Even without the TO, CPJ would develop a better offensive game pan than Bobo. CPJ is not the problem Tech Fans.

Yeah, he could work on his bed side manners a little.

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
2:17 pm

The chances of tek winning more than 1 more game this entire season (either Duke or Maryland or BC) is only about 15%. If your are a tek fan and think your OL was not getting pushed back and manhandled by MT you are delerious. If you do not think your DL was completely contained and pushed in whatever direction MT wanted them to go and you are crazy. Your linebackers wher slow and can’t tackle and your DB’s are slow to average. Can’t wait until that certain Saturday in November. Can’t wiat for the excuses by the tek trolls over on the UGA blogs. “Well we were supposed to lose by 31 but by only losing by 27 points, we really had a moral victory”.

The Tower

October 2nd, 2012
2:18 pm

@sammy……bet your trailer!

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
2:19 pm

I will bet both of my trailers!

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
2:22 pm

@The Tower, will you bet your “mansion”.

Say Whut

October 2nd, 2012
2:22 pm

49-28!!!!! to Middle Tennessee????? How far down can we go?

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
2:25 pm

2:23 was a name thief. You have been reported

SuperB

October 2nd, 2012
2:25 pm

“Okie Dawg” ought to be “OkieJacket.” Georgia has the talent to beat any team– which is more than I can say for a team theat just got whipped by Middle Diddle Tennessee. Keep your 2 and 3-star recruits and we’ll keep our 4 and5-star ones.

JoeFan

October 2nd, 2012
2:26 pm

DRad needs ti care enough that a quality product is put on the field. If that means sending Johnson on his way, then he nneds to make the tough decision to so. Ultmately DRad is responsible for selecting the coach to lead Tech football and if

ramblingbuzz

October 2nd, 2012
2:26 pm

Okie…….I hear you and maybe you’re right, the offense has performed well enough to win most of the games this year. Nevertheless, the head man gets the credit win or lose. There is one big difference, you guy are 5-0 withRicht/ Bobo/Grantham. GT is 2-3 with Johnson/Groh.

wt. king

October 2nd, 2012
2:27 pm

$1 Million a yr….. I agree that will not always get us a win over our in state rival or even a ACC championship…. But it SHOULD get us far better than what we have seen over the past 2 years. FAR better and as a paying fan thats all I really need to see and understand. Those coaches get paid well enough to fix the problem before it gets to this and when they don’t they must be replaced. Simple as that.

Technically Correct

October 2nd, 2012
2:27 pm

I hate to quote the late, great humorist, UGA alum and AJC writer, Lewis Grizzard, but our Tech team just “tore my heart out and stomped that sucker flat…” Tech fans are long-suffering. We have been conditioned over decades to accept mediocrity and loss. But, we cannot accept a lack of effort and desire. We can only take so much. Seeing our team just give up, lay down and quit against an obviously inferior opponent just hurts…

JoeFan

October 2nd, 2012
2:30 pm

DRad needs to care enough that a quality product is put on the field. If that means sending Johnson on his way, then he nneds to make the tough decision to so. Ultmately DRad is responsible for selecting the coach to lead Tech football and the success or failure of that deciion falls on his shoulders. If he decides to stick with Johnson and the program continues to spiral downbward, then DRad should be shown the door too. If Johnson turns the program around and has long term success, then by all meas give credit to DRad for sticking with him. DRad has got to realize he is on the hotseat also.

old dog

October 2nd, 2012
2:31 pm

@my old pal Supersize;
I hate it that it happened like it did, and I was pullin’ for y’all….I promise. My granddaughter and I watched the entire game. But, this was not somebody slipping up on y’all, etc. Those guys whipped y’all…..man up….period! I’m always for Tech except against us. As previously stated my wife’s grandad is in the Tech HOF as well as the State HOF. However, in all my football days….from playing (high-school only) to watching, to whatever I have NEVER seen a poorer effort on defense…..EVER! Folks quit (yeah, I said it) and Cunningham ran over people like bowling pins. You did not get tricked, outsmarted, etc. You got beat man-up. Anybody from anywhere that watched the game can see that. I do want y’all to have better luck. But, you gotta get better d-players, get a scheme that fits your folks, and change the attitude. I am not a so called “troll”, but y’all need to start over on defense. Everybody keeps talking about T.Washington, etc. Y’alls defense is the issue for the most part……….and Saturday was an embarassment to the entire state! Last time a Cunningham put up 217 at Grant Field it was in ‘70 against Clemson.Brent Cunningham (the great Tech running back!)

Jesse Stone

October 2nd, 2012
2:32 pm

“Okie Dawg” ought to be “OkieJacket.” Georgia has the talent to beat any team
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
I agree with this sentence only if you left off the phrase, “with less talent than us”. Everyone and their brother knows that if a CMR team runs up against a team of equal or greater talent, CMR will lose. Fortunately for you, LSU and Alabama are not on your schedule.

Demosthenes

October 2nd, 2012
2:39 pm

Hire Mike Bobo. He develops QBs like mad. He recruits Georgia well and it would be a dagger in the heart of UGA recruiting and QB development. Tech doesn’t have the money to pay a big-time coach to come in. They need to look at an assistant coach on the rise.

I doubt DRad can do anything about CPJ this year because of the tight pocketbook, but if he can, he needs to look to a cheaper solution that will pay long-term dividends. Maybe Bobo wouldn’t come, but there are other high profile assistants who deserve a look. Why not Kirby Smart? Or Manny Diaz? Don’t tell me that GT isn’t a great gig. The job is in the heart of the most recruiting rich state in the country (per capita) and has a storied tradition and decent facilities.

CBrady

October 2nd, 2012
2:41 pm

I am wondering where are the Tech trolls are in the UGA blogs?? Oh yeah, kind of difficult to troll another teams site when your team is horrible and has no heart. :)

CPJ for Life@Grady Memorial

October 2nd, 2012
2:42 pm

Need some info.
Just woke up from a 4 year coma.
I’m doing fine. Thank’s for asking.
Is the triple option completely unstoppable now, and has anyone been able to find and answer to Coach Groh’s impenetrable defense?

CPJ for Life@Grady Memorial

October 2nd, 2012
2:45 pm

What happened?
I fell off the railing at Bobby Dodd, when one of my fellow tech fans played a double wizard card on me and I reacted poorly. Note to self, Zima + jolly ranchers = poor judgement.

Buzzz Buzzz

October 2nd, 2012
2:48 pm

I wish Supersize and his ego would go far, far, away.

Alphare

October 2nd, 2012
2:50 pm

I like the Bobo idea. Tech gets a great coach, while UGA dumps a headache.

wrecked again

October 2nd, 2012
2:51 pm

George, I said at the skill positions.Which tech wr ,Qb, rb would start for MTSU?

George Stein

October 2nd, 2012
2:57 pm

All of them.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
2:59 pm

@ old dog……Thanks for your comments. You already know I appreciate the things that you post on here. Not sure you are aware of it, but there is an “Old Dog”, who also posts, and he is obviously a troll.
And, BTW, I doubt you can tell the difference, but all but two of the posts attributed to me since 2:23PM were by my name thief. I posted one calling him out, and now this one—none of the others were made by me. He is a clever little child though, in that he thinks by pretending that I am the imposter, he has people fooled. He seldom fools anybody, however, and the staff at the AJC are on to him.
Anyway, thanks for your always kind and intelligent posts.

George Stein

October 2nd, 2012
3:00 pm

Our defense couldn’t stop the local geriatric unit from scoring 35 points. This isn’t about players; this is, and was, about the coach(es).

Techmate

October 2nd, 2012
3:01 pm

Five game in the month of September. I’d say they got tired legs so their reactions are off. We ask a lot of our student athletes. Our kids get out of bed and go to class. I don’t think you can say that about every school. And, let’s face it, MTS was up for this game and they wanted it a bit more.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
3:10 pm

@ George……it IS true about some of the players. If I had your email address, I could email you some observations that were passed on to me by someone “in the know” about Johnson and the team. If you will send an email to my TEMPORARY address (supersizeorder@yahoo.com) and offer some kind of “proof” that you are who you say you are, I will send those observations to you. Some of it might surprise you.

Answer This

October 2nd, 2012
3:11 pm

You also want a team that cares!

William Casey

October 2nd, 2012
3:13 pm

All you guys stealing each other’s fake names or complaining about others stealing yours. Why not man-up and stand behind your opinions with your real names? Then, only trolls would use fake names. Easily ignored. I hate some internet conventions.

old dog

October 2nd, 2012
3:13 pm

@Supersize…..thanks. Yeah, I am the old dog (small letters.) Some clown has tried to steal my thunder under Old Dog……….but he cannot measure up!

George Stein

October 2nd, 2012
3:14 pm

Done, SS.

Agreed, Answer This. Very succinctly said.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
3:14 pm

@ George……if you don’t like emailing people you don’t even know, I fully understand. That’s why I created a “temporary” email account. You could do the same and protect your real address.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
3:14 pm

@ George…..GREAT. I will get it to you in a few minutes

49-28

October 2nd, 2012
3:18 pm

Supersize you have got to be the biggest baby I have ever seen on a blog. You whine and cry and “report” people if they use “your” stupid little name? What are you, 15? Maybe 16? Go cry to mommy.

dawgfan

October 2nd, 2012
3:21 pm

“Last time I looked, we were 2-3, not 0-97.”

Well to be fair coach you are 16-15 dating back all the way to the beginning of the 2010 season. If things go as expected on Saturday you’ll be batting .500. Please keep up the good work coach.

LOL @ this guy. Unbelievable.

The Fighting Johnsons

October 2nd, 2012
3:22 pm

@ Old Dog… sorry but you’re wrong about CPJ. When a team shows up and is not ready to play, it’s the head coach’s fault. When the defence hasn’t got a clue and can’t tackle, it’s the head coach’s fault. When three of the best wide receivers in the nfl were hardly used in college, it’s the head coach’s fault. Cpj is a good coach, but he’s to prideful to make needed changes. Just plain stuborn.
Doing the same thing over an over and expecting a different result is insane.

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
3:27 pm

@William Casey “Why not man-up and stand behind your opinions with your real names?”

If I was a former Director of the CIA, I wouldn’t mind it. It probably ruin my book deal, though.

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
3:30 pm

My computer is leaving out whole words that I am thinking (”would” in the previous post.) I’ve got to get an app that will fix that.

Al Bundy

October 2nd, 2012
3:32 pm

We lost last Saturday and it’s now Tuesday… It’s time to move on. No one on this blog has the power to change the starting line up or the coach, so get over it. Like him or not, CPJ is still the head coach and he makes all the decisions. Even if GT wanted to fire him, they don’t have the money and probably couldn’t raise it. I believe our guys will be up for this game and will likely beat a very good Clemson team. We can still have a very good year if we win out. Go Jackets!

Technically Correct

October 2nd, 2012
3:34 pm

You have to wonder how the debacle this past weekend may affect recruiting going forward. Will we lose anyone verbally committed? Have we lost a shot with anyone on the fence?

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
3:37 pm

Hailarious Demosthenes! GT a great gig……….I………can’t……..stop…….laughing!

Sammy Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
3:38 pm

Technically, GT wasn’t getting any good recruits anyway.

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
3:46 pm

Time to start doing game prep. The Clemson team is almost as young as Tech. They have 4 senior starters on offense and 4 on defense. Tech has 3 and 3 when everybody is healthy. They have about the same number of freshmen on the depth chart, redshirts and true freshmen. I’m not counting Gotsis, but I guess he may see action in this game, too.

New Idea

October 2nd, 2012
3:49 pm

Giff Smith
He is young, Can recruit, knows football, knows Georgia, knows GT. He would be cheap and might be a 5 star.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
3:52 pm

@ George…….check your email. I have sent you 3

Jack G

October 2nd, 2012
3:54 pm

Supersize—Your name really misses the point—-you seem to forget that the biggest fast food mogul of all time was a Tech man—-FRANK GORDY and the Varsity.

Big Jim

October 2nd, 2012
3:58 pm

Let me make this as clear as I can to you ignorant Johnson lovers – Al G haters:

Practice makes perferct. I am sure we can agree on that.

Every day in “Practice” our D practices French.

On Sat, our D takes a “Spanish” test.

Simple… French is a useless language that no one speaks in the real world, and not on Sunday when you are paid to speak it.

ALMOST EVERYONE (except us & Navy) speak Spanish.

So when other teams start speaking Spanish, and AG trys to make adjustments to speaking Spanish, and our guys dont understand and end up out of place and get gashed.

So when he says “Cinco, Cinco!” Which means tight end slant, or cuatro, which means bubble screen, our D does not understand, because they have never practiced against it, and they FAIL the test.

Simple…so blame the D all you want, but it is the genius’s “system” that is killing the program.

The same argument can be made for Tevins crappy passing, crappy catching, recruiting, butts in seats and donations.

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
4:01 pm

@ Jack G……But Frank Gordy OWNED the Varsity. The order to supersize something would never be placed with the owner……only the hired hands…..i.e., the mutts

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
4:03 pm

Io non so; ma, io comprede, tu fare un giro!

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
4:04 pm

That is, “I don’t know; but, I think you are giving me the runaround.”

George Stein

October 2nd, 2012
4:06 pm

By that logic, the offense should be near unstoppable, Big Jim. Try again.

North Ave Killer Beez

October 2nd, 2012
4:12 pm

PJ being anything like Spurrier is rediculous. Ol’e ball coach would have yanked Tevin’s butt after the first two series of the VaTech game. AL BUNDY is correct though, all the bickering in the world on blogs won’t change Johnson’s mind but for him to continue to start Tevin IMO is just insane. Then again he does keep repeating it over and over. I know the defense is a bigger problem than TW but one man is much easier to replace than your entire scheme. Hope we come to scrap against Clemson.

GB's Hamburgers

October 2nd, 2012
4:21 pm

I’m a UGA fan and even I care. I’ve been pulling for Johnson to make this thing work. I believe a coaching change will be extremely troublesome. His recruits are specific to his offense. So it will take years to get the right players for a spread or pro offense.

Mike Franklin

October 2nd, 2012
4:22 pm

I am a UGA fan but… please don’t think I am trolling here.

I watched some of GT’s last game. I felt bad that a team from Georgia was being so humiliated in front of a fan base so damned loyal. GT fans will go through hell and never hide their colors, which is more than you can say for many schools in both the ACC and SEC when things get tight.

So, a salute to Tech fans for hanging tough. Things will get better for yall.

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
4:27 pm

@Mike Franklin – Thanks. I spend some time not trolling on Georgia blogs. I mean, posting but not trolling. I follow SEC football pretty closely.

Scott

October 2nd, 2012
4:27 pm

Time to fire Paul Johnson.
Can’t beat Georgia and can’t win a bowl game.
This was supposed to be the year that Johnson and Groh (fire him too) had all of their recruits in place.
I’m thinking Stoops, Florida State Defensive Coordinator would be a great choice for the Jackets….
the sooner the better.
GO JACKETS !

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
4:29 pm

By the way, you are not the Mike Franklin that got abandoned in the U.K. by a certain company, are you?

Big Jim

October 2nd, 2012
4:31 pm

George….It appears you are one of the “short bus” kids, so I will explain yet again:

That Sh**t offfense is EASILY EASILY stopped. That is why NO-ONE runs it.

Here goes: D game plan: 9-10 men in the box, 1 or 2 back. Simple.

If you pay attention, we run the same 3 plays 80% of the time. You dont even need to guess to be right most of the time. The full back dive & tevin up the middle go for 1-2 yards 8 out of 10 times. Fact.

Since we run 95% of the time (another fact) and drop half of the passes thrown, plus the ones that wobble sideways, off the turf 15yrds from anyone in Gold, why bother having DB’s anywhere but on the ends of the line or as extra LB’s?

The down the line “option” play (left or right) goes for 3-4 yards 70% of the time. Fact.

Since year 2 of the Johnson nightmare, we have been well under .500 once you toss out the Blue Ho’s kinda teams. Yrs 1 & 2 as we all know were flukes….

So I say it again, IF you want to defend against the ever popular “forward pass” I expect practicing against it day in and day out just might help.

Come game time, if you might “need” to throw the ball?? Practicing the fullback dive for the 48th gazillion time aint going to help.

So keep on speaking French my friend…right down to 4-8….yr in and year out….

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
4:35 pm

Another expert. As Paul Samuelson said in his marvelous text on the Principles of Economics, “an expert is a basta*d from out of town.”

George Stein

October 2nd, 2012
4:36 pm

If it’s so easy to stop, why doesn’t it get stopped most of the time?

Also, nine or ten guys in the box isn’t a gameplan.

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
4:38 pm

8 men in the box, UVA, first play TD pass to Laskey.

George Stein

October 2nd, 2012
4:39 pm

Details, Delbert.

Real Georgia Institute of Technology Alum and Fan

October 2nd, 2012
4:43 pm

to all you TECH haters and wannabe’s, CPJ has never made a mistake and therefore does NOT need to try anything new. So, if he can’t explain the triple option to you “simply”, you don’t understand it well enough. Case closed. 8-0 starting with Clemson.

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
4:45 pm

George – The spread option is just so difficult to comprehend fully. I remember the last game against FSU, they came out in some kind of wide-tackle six. Ran all over them.

George Stein

October 2nd, 2012
4:52 pm

Agreed, Delbert. It looks simple but it’s highly nuanced, which makes it a perfect target for mouth-breathing types.

T-MAN

October 2nd, 2012
4:53 pm

I like coach Johnson,is he the man to take Tech to the Promise land,probably not,thru no fault of his own,considering cirriculum,but I don’t see how college football players coached correctly can not block(interior line and perimeter)can not takle(jeeze,wrap your arms around them)I watch Boise St,and Utah and see those kids playing their butts off even though less talented than Tech and wonder where are the fundementals….C’mon man.Cracks some heads and get after it.Gooo Tech

Tech is a joke

October 2nd, 2012
4:53 pm

CPJ cannot recruit. Tech lost to MTSU!!! MTSU??? Pathetic!

The team quit. It’s up to the coaching staff to get the team ready to play!!

Here’s hoping CPJ stays just to see more sorry football from a pathetic team!!

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
4:56 pm

@T-Man – It’s all in the spelling. They can do that, they can do almost anything.

Mike Franklin

October 2nd, 2012
5:00 pm

Delbert D. – Not sure who you are talking about right off the top… but, no. Florida born but Georgia grown. Living today about 10 miles from another SEC school, Auburn.

WnE

October 2nd, 2012
5:03 pm

re:
Demosthenes
October 2nd, 2012
2:39 pm

Hire Mike Bobo. He develops QBs like mad. He recruits Georgia well and it would be a dagger in the heart of UGA recruiting and QB development. Tech doesn’t have the money to pay a big-time coach to come in. They need to look at an assistant coach on the rise.

I doubt DRad can do anything about CPJ this year because of the tight pocketbook, but if he can, he needs to look to a cheaper solution that will pay long-term dividends. Maybe Bobo wouldn’t come, but there are other high profile assistants who deserve a look. Why not Kirby Smart? Or Manny Diaz? Don’t tell me that GT isn’t a great gig. The job is in the heart of the most recruiting rich state in the country (per capita) and has a storied tradition and decent facilities.
________________

The truth is, is that guys like Kirby Smart, Manny Diaz can’t wait on a job like USCe since Spurrier will retire in the next 2 or so yrs., or they can wait on Arky that has shown the willingness to pay $3.0MM per yr. for the right HC.

Guys that have worked to get “SEC experience” on their resume will wait on SEC jobs or will work at FSU (ala Jimbo Fisher), but they won’t come to GT.

GT’s best bet is to go looking in the Big12, maybe the Offensive Asst. for Holgerson at Wva. or the top Offensive Asst. at Okie St., maybe since they have already gone up to $2.6MM for CPJ maybe a HC like Briles at Baylor will come to GT.

Briles has found a way for his Offense to keep on producing despite losing a once-in-a-generation talent like RG-III, but if you hired Briles, he would have to agree to get help from the AD in bringing in a Top DC since his Defenses at Baylor have been woeful.

The only question is whether or not a crappy AD like DRad has the connections to help any new GT HC find a great DC.

The SEC is the Holy Grail of CFB, and a school like GT won’t get guys that have their sights set on coaching in the SEC, Clemson or FSU might get them, but GT won’t.

Another problem that GT faces is that the school is CHEAP, despite all the grandiose talk of wealthy Alums, none of that money finds its way to the Athl. Dept., the other 7 or so Assts. outside of the HC & the coordinators are woefully underpaid in comparison to SEC schools, therefore we won’t get top-flight position coaches that are also great Recruiters.

Basically when it comes to CFB, “the GT Alumni base is all hat and no cattle”.

Other alumni bases put their money where their mouth is, but GT alums don’t.

WnE

October 2nd, 2012
5:04 pm

should be CAN WAIT on a job like USCe

kingster

October 2nd, 2012
5:04 pm

Wow, Coach Paul Johnson is in denial or crazy one, if his team was flat it was because of his coaching or noncoaching. Is coaching is outdated and his DC Al Groh is outdated, they need to go, Johnson needs to be coaching in DII, he can never get the good players to come to TECH with the TO, I know Tech has won with the I-set and the pro set (small set back with Reggie Ball at QB) but we can do much better, DRad, don’t let Paul Johnson be your last job option, make a move before the recruits Tech does have go somewere else for a real coach.

kingster

October 2nd, 2012
5:14 pm

P. Johnson is silly, of course any coach would want fans that care, but they(the fans) also want and coach who is for real and a team that is winning, plus when the team has given up on his “I Master, I know everything and I don’t listen to anyone act”

BUZZ Fan

October 2nd, 2012
5:19 pm

He wants fans to CARE—BS, johnon wants to be left alone and not bothered by any fan, alum, or anyone else that CARES about GT…. This blithering imbecile needs to be taken out behind the wood shed just like his team was Saturday and have some CARE beat into his cankerous hide—— This guy CARES about nothing but himself and that fat paycheck….. %^&# johnson

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
5:20 pm

Mike Franklin – Good. That was another guy, a friend of mine from awhile ago.

GTDude

October 2nd, 2012
5:22 pm

Buzzing on the flats, give me a break!
No. 35 was more like splat on the windshield
On second thought he missed so badly on three plays in a row that could even find the windshield

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
5:31 pm

Freshman mistakes, they can kill ya.

TechApp fan

October 2nd, 2012
5:39 pm

I’m disappointed. MT was supposed to be a game that TW would start and quickly rest and VL would get some meaningful game experience. Since that did not happen and Clem is next, might not happen for a few weeks.

Question for Tech now concerns the ability or the desire to tackle.

Sure wanted to see what Lee can do and see if PJ will utilize the non option (whatever that is) for Lee.

Big Jim

October 2nd, 2012
6:04 pm

Delbert…you cannot seriously be using a 1 off PASS play to a 2 star slow full back up the middle as defense that this stupid offense works! You are simply making yourself look foolish.

Sure there are one offs all over the place. How many times did that play work against MTSU, VT, Miami? I can show you 385 Fullback dive, Tevin up the middle plays for 6 inches that did NOT work.

All I am saying is if you cannot keep a defense honest and on their toes guessing, they will eat us up at the line of scrimmage all day long. Ex – Every Bowl game, 16 of the last 20 (real games)

And yes GStein, 9 in the box IS a game plan against the silly slopsion. And it DOES get stopped MOST of the time short of the end zone. Toss out the cupcakes and our record over the past 3 yrs is well well under .500.

And yes again…to “pass block” effectively in a game, I suggest do it in practice! To rush the “passer” effectively, also would do it in practice…just sayin’

Oh, BTW, I have been sitting in that stadium since there was an asphalt track around it….

Pete Van Weirdd

October 2nd, 2012
6:18 pm

Punch em in the face, go fry some bigger fish, don’t bother me, I am a genius

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
6:21 pm

@ Big Jim – I have no idea what you are talking about. Something my imposter posted earlier, I guess.

CPJs thinks TW INT was a "deflection"

October 2nd, 2012
6:24 pm

[...] thinks TW INT was a "deflection" Johnson: ‘You want fans that care’ | Georgia Tech "you turn it over on the first play of a drive with 8 minutes (left) with a deflection for an [...]

Delbert D.

October 2nd, 2012
6:26 pm

The TD to Laskey, I see it now. Taylor King shares your view on chuckoliver dot net.

GT1990

October 2nd, 2012
6:55 pm

CPJ shouild have been fired after saturday! I don’t understand why our fan base and athletic board is so so patient with our coaches. CPJ needs to pack his bags and go back to Navy. CPJ if your reading this,please do the GT nation a favor and LEAVE !

MORGANTECH

October 2nd, 2012
7:49 pm

@ wne No tech fan wants a U.G.A coach or x player.you should know this by now.T.H.W.G.

MORGANTECH

October 2nd, 2012
7:52 pm

Its not that they dont want us ,we dont wont them.

Go Jackets

October 2nd, 2012
8:20 pm

@Supersize….for all ur enthusiasm for CPJ, whichj I dont share, there are many of us that have seen and heard this toon many times before. In order for the Tech brass to do something, we have to STAY AWAY. It took empty seats and Kennesaw State to get rid of CPH. I dont see Johnson’s recruiting getting any better, in fact, its getting worse. His decision making regarding defensive hires is suspect at best, and his demeanor turns ppl away. I am firmly convinced he will be gone after NEXT year. They gave Gailey 6 (ugh)years, they will give Turkey Neck 6 too.

Burgess

October 2nd, 2012
8:55 pm

Don’t worry , Paul. It’s just like you said after the Miami game….it just wasn’t meant to be.

greta

October 2nd, 2012
9:33 pm

Only empty seats will end this madness.

Mailed back gt football tickets tickets today, return receipt please D Rad.

See you in 2017 as poor management will not let the regime change till then and its just not our time to win with a violent, suicidal coach who makes remarks degrading a large successful corporation with Tech CEO and the physically and mentally challenged. Yes the r word is degrading.

In the mean time I will enjoy many more live music festivals and travel (not to Atlanta) than I could have wasting money on this lame product.

Not representative of Tech.

Good luck to all of you, especially the student athletes.

Georgia Tech Grad 1987

1 4 GT

October 2nd, 2012
9:38 pm

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

greta

October 2nd, 2012
9:38 pm

Oh and that new indoor practice field is nice, but did it make us better?

1 4 GT

October 2nd, 2012
9:39 pm

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

1 4 GT

October 2nd, 2012
9:42 pm

greta=not representative of GT

greta

October 2nd, 2012
9:44 pm

Most tech grads live out of state/country and there are too may quality entertainment products available, especially when the football team does not win consistently, in Atlanta.

Simple supply/demand economics. The next spent dollar will seek highest value. Especially discretionary dollars seeking entertainment.

Hows the sand your heads are in?

1 4 GT

October 2nd, 2012
9:45 pm

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 upset 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.

greta

October 2nd, 2012
9:46 pm

And the violent, suicidal, degrading (per his own words) coach is?

Ironic.

BLT

October 2nd, 2012
10:10 pm

manic depressive?

Sorry, almost seemed like a test.

bipolar?

Sorry, maybe it’s just you.

ironic?

Oh, the irony.

It’s a game, get over yourself greta dude. How about…Go Jackets! Beat Clemson!

[...] Johnson: ‘You want fans that care’ [...]

gtbme

October 2nd, 2012
10:43 pm

To put things into perspective:

CPJ – $2.75mill
Frank Beamer – $2.65mill
Bill Snyder – $2.1mill
Chris Peterson – $2mill
Dan Holgorsen – $1.75 mill
Kyle Whittingham – $1.5mill
Gus Malzhan – $800k

Yea, DRad looks like a real genius now.

sting_em

October 3rd, 2012
12:37 am

We need to do more passing. CPJ is not going anywhere anytime soon. We still have to pay for Hewitt. We don’t have the money that the SEC schools have to throw around.

Buzz 2011

October 3rd, 2012
5:48 am

@sammydawg… Spurrier is looking for Dawgs and his team will
beat those Hot Dawgs by 20 points. I can’t wait to see the Dawg
meltdown. How long since the Dogs beat a ranked team, 4 years?
Can you play Brooklyn,NY again this year?

Old Dog

October 3rd, 2012
6:22 am

Hey T-man, wtf is cirriculum? I’d like a refill on my root beer, please. To Hell witrh Tek, today,tomorrow and every other day! Cirriculum, now that’s funny. Tek grads my ass.

dagnabit

October 3rd, 2012
6:51 am

The defense is confused and it’s time to cure the confusion. Retire Al Groh.

Admiral Obvious

October 3rd, 2012
6:58 am

Looks like PJ is throwing Groh under the bus. Next is the players. Please Please sign PJ to a Life Time Contract.

tired from all the frustrations of being a yellow jacket

October 3rd, 2012
6:58 am

Good gosh, give up on the notion of Vad lee saving us-the kid seems to be lost when he is out there. Like him or not tevin is the best in the bag. The players have taken a hike-their spirit is gone and I don’t know if Coach Johnson can get them back-the onus is on the players to be men and act like real men and athletes. All were recruited and signed because they were athletes, The difference between 3 and 4/5 star atheletes is one component and it is EFFORT and hard work. these players on Tech-(not all) are cry babies and losers-and it kills me to say that. you take Orwin Smith-definitely the most skilled athlete on the field for Tech-every time he runs a play, he is asking to be taken out of the game and limping, holding his wrist or some other temporary pain. it is sickening! For me I am backing Coach johnson all the way. he has forgotten more about football and winning than most any coach we could get to take over the program. same for Coach Groh. Both are winners and the team needs to put it all on the line for them.

Give him a chance!!!

October 3rd, 2012
7:33 am

Give him a chance Paul Johnson is a offensive coaching geniuses. M.T.S.U. spanking the tech mights .

TECH IS THE JOKE BUY COKE!!

Todd Gurely & Keith Marshall Here.

October 3rd, 2012
7:36 am

We can’t wait to rack up 200 yards on that cheese cloth defense. That’s 200 yards apiece.

Caleb King

October 3rd, 2012
8:16 am

Sammy Dawg, Go lick your butt and cheer for the Clarke County Prison!!!!!!!

Caleb King

October 3rd, 2012
8:19 am

I got me one them good educations from Jawga!! I majored in Housing!!!!!!!

TechLB

October 3rd, 2012
8:37 am

@Supersize – appreciate your comments Sir, you’re obviously a true college football fan and I appreciate the good sportsmanship as well.

I feel Coach Johnson is a great coach and an excellent fit for Tech for many reasons. People who continue to harp on the offense – how many yards and points do you need to validate that it works, seriously? I am frustrated by his learning curve stepping up – or bringing the program up to – the level desired by Tech fans. I think he hurts himself when he’s flippant and doesn’t relate to the average GT fan, he needs to show more understanding and address the issues raised.

I think most of us want a tough, disciplined team that plays smart, with passion and has a fighting chance each game. 7-4 and 8-3 winning when you should, surprising a few people and winning over UGA once every 4-5 years would make most of us pretty proud. Some consistent quality with signs of growth and improvement. So don’t fire him, but he needs to feel and understand the depth of our frustration with these continued mediocre results and act to improve – or he will need to move on at some point.

IMHO, the fundamental issue is recruiting the right kids, better athletes. Not necessarily a strength he had to develop at Navy and Div II schools. You are correct in every coach has a game where they kids don’t play to their potential. Our issue is the talent of our kids is not at a level we can overcome the lack of intensity or focus and the margin of error is sooo thin. Better players can rely on their innate ability to get them through some challenging games and still win. We can’t play less than our absolute best or we’ll lose.

The second issue is a lack, maybe perceived, of focus and commitment to a solid, fundamentally sound defense. Take the time to find a defensive mind that can take our players and maximize the results then spend the money to hire him. Think of the results over Johnsons 4+ years if we’d only had a slightly better defense each year! There’s a reason it’s not better after 4 years and that’s the quality of athletes recruited and the commitment to building it, again IMHO. Al does need to retire, nice guy no perceivable impact or improvement.

In any case, things can only get better! Go Jackets!

@LB

October 3rd, 2012
8:44 am

you just need one more point than the other guy…

GT is a 4th rate High School Team

October 3rd, 2012
9:06 am

GT will never rise from these ashes.

js

October 3rd, 2012
9:13 am

I started as a Tech fan in the Bobby Dodd era . Getting the most from smart players and hustle , UGA always had the best talent but Tech got there share of wins . Paul and co. are hard headed and not coached up’ I think his days are numbered .

Nativebird

October 3rd, 2012
9:18 am

blah blah blah. This guy talks more crap that I’ve ever seen. Acknowledging you have a problem is the first step to correcting it. In 5 years, this ego-maniac head-case can’t even admit he and his staff are failing. His goal is clearly the process of instructing “idiot” players to do what his genius directs, else they’ll fail. His goal is not to bring winning championship calibur Div I football to GT. He has GOT to go. It will not get any better.

ahsoisee

October 3rd, 2012
9:46 am

Reply to mutt:

You have not considered all of my post. One of the main reasons Tech does not have a large alumni fan base is due to many of its students coming from all over the world and from all States in America. Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the best technical schools in the world. It draws a wide range of students from everywhere. When they graduate, most of them return to their home States or countries. They are nor easily available for football games, and many could care less about football.

Therefore, you are comparing apples and oranges when you compare other schools that still draw fans even though they lose often. Their students normally come from their home State and States adjacent to them. It is different from the likes of GT which has to have a large sidewalk fan base which wins consistently.

When Bobby Dodd was winning consistently sidewalk fans from all over Georgia and the surrounding States became Tech fans. Probably, most of them are dead by now, or too old to attend the games. I am sure GT has not drawn a huge gathering of sidewalk fans in the recent past with our Mediocre brand of football.

I would wager money that a coach like the one at Boise State could win big at Tech, because he is able to take lesser talent and beat the big boys. This is how Dodd did it, but it takes a special kind of coach who uses his talent in a system each year that stresses the strength of players he has on hand. It is also foolish to thing a pro defensive coordinator can have the same results in college that he had in the pros. He does not have the same material he had in the pros. It would take a defensive coordinator who could use and change a system from year to year to match the individual talents of each player.

Demosthenes

October 3rd, 2012
4:07 pm

@Ahsoisee

I don’t know where you got your figures about Tech enrollees, but you’re way off. Tech has about 82% of its students from Georgia, and 80% of those students come from Gwinnett, Cobb, Dekalb and Fulton counties (in that order). This information is public record and is available on the GT website in the “2011 Fact Book.” Most Tech grads are not only from the metro area, they stay there. UGA, by comparison has 84% from Georgia, again with about 68% of those students coming from those same counties. Tech has a lower percentage of out-of-state students than UGA, as well as out-of-region students than UGA. Tech does have a higher percentage of foreign students than UGA (8% to UGA’s 6%), but most are grad students for both institutions and don’t really factor in to this discussion anyway. Tech fans are notoriously non-plussed in their support of all the athletic teams. You participate in blogs and sound like you support the teams come hell or high water; don’t make excuses for those who do not.

I agree with you that the reason UGA fills Sanford Stadium on Saturdays is because they put a quality product on the field that fans want to see. The reasonTech does not fill Bobby Dodd is because they don’t do the same thing. Furthermore, Tech gets very little support from non-students and alumni…despite what some people believe, that’s a bad thing. We need money from non-students and alumni supporting the Institution. Again, unless you are producing a product people want to buy, they simply won’t do it.

Demosthenes

October 3rd, 2012
4:56 pm

@ MORGANTECH
October 2nd, 2012
7:49 pm

No tech fan wants a U.G.A coach or x player.you should know this by now.T.H.W.G.

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That’s nonsense. Blind hate for Georgia is stupid. If you can get a good coach and a key cog from UGA’s recruiting at the same time, only a fool would turn that down.

TechLB

October 3rd, 2012
8:11 pm

@Demo – you need to check your math. In fall of 2011 less than 67% of enrolled students including graduate students were residents of GA. It’s also fairly common for people to establish or claim residence in order to not pay out of state tuition so the actual number actually from Georgia high schools is probably some percentage lower. The Freshman class was a record size of 2,650 versus more than 5,500 for UGA just by way if comparison. I would also suggest that many GT grads move out of state for their careers. A look at top employers of Tech graduates would give you numbers but it’s a compelling point as to why it’s difficult to count on GT alumni to fill the seats.

It does seem like the default football team to pull for in Georgia is UGA, whether you went to school there or not – especially if you didn’t go there actually – it’s easier to be a Dawg fan, you play in the SEC, have an exciting and successful program, and heck everyone else is a UGA fan so why not! I would ask though, do you believe the seats are filled for UGA games with Alums? Maybe but I don’t think so. It seems like the rudest fans never even went to school there.

I do agree with your point though, a more compelling product on the field for GT would generate more excitement and more fans at the games. The funny thing is, I think it would be easier for someone to really reach a point of permanence and success at GT than at UGA, we’re just not as demanding.

In any case, good luck the rest of the season to everyone, God knows we need it!

Go Jackets!

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