After UGA disaster, Tech tries to rebound vs. FSU

Georgia Tech's defenses hopes to see fewer touchdown celebrations in Charlotte than it did in Athens. BRANT SANDERLIN/AJC

Georgia Tech's defenses hopes to see fewer touchdown celebrations in Charlotte than it did in Athens. BRANT SANDERLIN/AJC

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson proved prophetic a week ago when he said that if his team didn’t play well against Georgia, it would get embarrassed.

The Yellow Jackets would like to avoid making Johnson 2-for-2. Sunday, a day after the Bulldogs laid waste to Tech by a 42-10 count, Johnson offered a similar prediction for the Jackets’ ACC Championship game against Florida State Saturday in Charlotte.

“We’ve got to see if we can’t play better than we did Saturday, or we’ll get the same result,” Johnson said.

Oddsmakers agree with Johnson. They set the Seminoles as a 13.5-point favorite over Tech, a nearly identical line to the one given Tech-Georgia. A high priority for both Johnson and FSU coach Jimbo Fisher will be to rally their teams from dispiriting losses to in-state rivals. Florida knocked out the Seminoles 37-26 Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla.

What is tougher to recover from – losing at home with the nation’s top-ranked defense giving up 24 fourth-quarter points or a start-to-finish poleaxing – is debatable. Regardless, whichever can do it more quickly will have an advantage.

“You never know,” said Johnson, asked about his team’s ability to rebound. “You hope we’ll bounce back. I’m sure Florida State’s fighting a little bit of the same thing (Sunday) after their game with Florida.”

Given the state of the ACC compared to its SEC neighbors, it doesn’t come as a surprise that this isn’t new territory. Since the conference went to a two-division format in 2005, five teams have played for the ACC title a week after losing their 12th game of the season to their in-state SEC rivals.

Three of them won, including Tech in 2009 against Clemson. Of the two losers, one was the 2009 Clemson team and the other, Tech fans may remember, was the 2006 Jackets team that dropped the last three games of its season.

“It’s unfortunate it happened like that, but you’ve got to put it behind you and move on,” Johnson said.

Tech coaches can cast a vision to players this week that, despite the loss and the tumultuous season, the Jackets still can be playing in a BCS bowl game in a little over a month with an upset of the Seminoles. It would be Tech’s second appearance in one of the traditional four major bowl games (Cotton, Orange, Rose, Sugar) since 1967.

At 7-6 (with a win over FSU) and No. 63 in the Sagarin ratings, they would be the most ungainly team to ever grace a BCS bowl. Four teams have made BCS bowls with four losses, including the Seminoles twice. The Orange Bowl has never taken a team with more than four defeats.

To even dream about defeating the Seminoles, though, will require a considerable upgrade in play from Tech’s showing in Athens, particularly on the defensive side. Johnson said the defense’s play “was probably as bad as we’ve played all year,” though he allowed Georgia had something to do with it. Tech allowed six touchdowns on the Bulldogs’ first seven possessions of the game. To that point, Georgia was averaging 9.8 yards per play, a rate the Bulldogs could conceivably have maintained had coach Mark Richt not begun to pull starters from the game.

The Tech defense won’t get any break against FSU. The Seminoles are ranked No. 19 in the country in total offense (477.4 yards per game) and No. 8 in scoring offense (41.5 points per game). FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said Sunday that quarterback EJ Manuel, who briefly left Saturday’s game with a shot to the head, will be ready to play. FSU will be without defensive end Cornellius “Tank” Carradine, a potential first-round draft pick who leads the Seminoles with 80 tackles and has 11 sacks. Carradine tore his anterior cruciate ligament against the Gators.

Johnson said that guard Omoregie Uzzi, who did not finish the game, is fine. He said he would know more Monday about A-back Orwin Smith, who missed the game with an ankle injury.

“He didn’t play Saturday, so I wouldn’t have any reason to think there’s any change,” he said.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

245 comments Add your comment

Messin with da Sasquatch

November 25th, 2012
8:24 pm

Nole will be angry. Losin to the Gators when FSU is the better team. Look out Jackets…

Ramblinwreck83

November 25th, 2012
8:38 pm

I sure hope they can make this one a decent game. Gotta take a long look at the whole team as well as the coaching staff after this season.

Tech Guy

November 25th, 2012
8:42 pm

Not going to Charlotte.

Jacket Time

November 25th, 2012
8:44 pm

So we didn’t get our fisrt miracle. Any chance for a for this one to work out?

bob smith

November 25th, 2012
8:44 pm

“I had hoped our team would show some improvement this season,” Jacobs said. “Unfortunately it didn’t. The competition in our league is fierce. I decided we could not risk falling further behind by waiting for another year and hoping for improvement.”

That’s the quote from the Auburn AD in his decision to fire Chizek……….How nice would it be to have an AD with a spine at Tech that would say the same in realizing that with each year with CPJ we are falling further and further behind! Enough already!!!

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Tech has no AD

November 25th, 2012
9:02 pm

Bob,

I know it is a pitiful situation at the Flats. Tech does not even have an AD. He drove 120 miles up the road to join forces with the enemy. You just cannot make this stuff up. This has be an all-time low for GT football.

Hey Tech fans, what’s the good word?? LMAO!!

GT TN

November 25th, 2012
9:03 pm

@ bob smith..please tell me who we will hire if we fire CPJ..look at the canidates wehn CPJ was hired and look at where they are now

Arkansas
Auburn
Tennessee
Boston Colleg
Purdue
Colorado
Oregon (if CK takes a pro job)
NC State

all of these schools are looking for jobs..so please tell me who we will hire since you think we need to fire CPJ

collegeballfan

November 25th, 2012
9:08 pm

Ramblinwreck83 at 8:38 has a point. It may be time to take a hard look at the entire defensive staff. If it is just the quality of the players then the staff can only be blamed for recruiting, not coaching. But the HC sets the tone with recruiting.

There is a long way from the quality of the players UGA has accumulated and what GT has on hand.

Good players make good coaches.

Tech Fan Since 1950

November 25th, 2012
9:08 pm

Life is short and sometimes embarrassing, but when opportunities knock at the door after a long and difficult season it is time to seize the moment Jackets and Jacket fans. All we can ask our guys to do now is to concentrate and work hard this week and play their best. Circumstances state that an ACC Championship trophy is available as well as an interesting trip to the Orange Bowl. There are plenty of college football players across the country tonight who wish they could still have such an opportunity. If the Good Lord is willing, this old Yellow Jacket is planning to be in Charlotte on a Saturday night. We may be banged up Rambling Wrecks tonight, but we are still rambling,

GT Fan

November 25th, 2012
9:15 pm

Four teams have made BCS bowls with four losses, including the Seminoles twice. The Orange Bowl has never taken a team with more than four defeats.
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So, all week and until the clock reads 00:00 in Charolette on Sat., the Orange Bowl Officials will ALL be FSU fans. IF, and that’s a HUGE if, GT wins on Sat., how much of a joke will it be for the team, coaches, school officials, etc. to listen to the Orange Bowl Official’s “politicing” how glad they are to have GT in their Bowl.

BTW …. did any, REALISTIC, GT fan really think the Jackets were going to beat UGA? Haven’t we all seen how bad the D is this season. If GT had been any closer than the 13.5 pt line, it would’ve been a UGA failure.

GT’s gotta get someone who can coach DEFENSE.

docsbro

November 25th, 2012
9:19 pm

@1950 That is the attitude. You can only play the game in front of you. Worry about the other stuff when that time comes. I’ll be watching and hoping for good things. Seize the day, seize the moment.

bob smith

November 25th, 2012
9:24 pm

There are plenty of young coaches and coordinators available. There are plenty of candidates that know that there are 4 facets of the game. Offense, defense, special teams and recruiting. Heck, you can even throw strength and conditioning in there. CPJ has his stubborn focus on one aspect, his offense. So just because there are no marquee names out there we just sit through and suffer another season of D2 football and get excited about another 2 star studed recuiting class. Even the Middle TN defeat was not a fluke. We were man handled just like yesterday. You can be happy with playing D2 football, but I’m not. He now has all his players and this was the team he was excited about???? We are D2

Frosted Orange

November 25th, 2012
9:34 pm

Seize the Seminoles.

GT Fan

November 25th, 2012
9:34 pm

collegeballfan:
good players make good coaches? Wrong!

Auburn has more talent/depth than GT. Chizk … FIRED.
What Petrino did with Ark…the Hogs have more talent/depth than GT. John L Smith … fired
Tennessee same story …. Dooly….Fired.
UK has comparable talent to GT …. Joker Phillips…..fired

DR

November 25th, 2012
9:36 pm

It ain’t the system. Tech will move the ball, just as the did all season and just as they’ve done in Paul Johnson’s tenure. The only time they don’t score is when they turn it over or miss a kick. We don’t win time of possesion just because the offense is good. It is much in part due to the other team scoring in 5 plays or less. CPJ’s system, with Gailey’s juniors and seniors, went 20-7, flipped the rivalry, were ranked, and went to a BCS game and New Year’s Eve Bowl. Vad Lee will be a force, but defense wins championships. Don’t believe me ? Scoring defense under CPJ: 20, 23, 26, 25, 31.

Jacket Attack

November 25th, 2012
9:37 pm

@ bob smith you must be joking or at least I hope you are! I think we got a real shot in Charlotte, I for one will be headed up I85 who else is going?

Rooty Tooty

November 25th, 2012
9:39 pm

Every idiot who writes into this blog, myself included, knows the playing field is not equal between UGA and GT. It never will be. Anyone that can crawl on campus at UGA is elegible to play. Not every body wants to be an engineer or study management. So lets get this problem out of the way. UGA will always recruite better because of the nature of the beast.

Jacket Attack

November 25th, 2012
9:42 pm

Hey were in the ACC championship! Don’t matter how we got there were there. This is not a far drive from dear old Atlanta so lets make bank of america like we do bobby dodd and pack the house and cheer our jackets to victory!

Enochs

November 25th, 2012
9:49 pm

I don’t like PJ’s comments after this disaster Sat. We are not in the same class as UGA in the world of
college football…can we just get UGA’s defensive rejects? Perhaps a new slate from top to bottom is in order. Where is George O’Leary?

Willy E.

November 25th, 2012
9:50 pm

Our team does not show up for noon games. We’ll be fine against FSU since the game is at 8 PM.

TechBoy

November 25th, 2012
9:53 pm

It’s basketball season and we just took down a decent St Mary’s team. Where is the love for CBG and what he is building? As low a point as we have hit in Football, we are likely top ten in BB next year. That’s exciting.

TEXAS DAWG

November 25th, 2012
10:07 pm

Rooty Tooty,
While I disagree with your asumption that Tech is at a disadvantage in recruiting (Tech has the lowest graduation rate in the ACC and lower that UGA) lets go with your line of thinking. While I am a DAWG through and through I grew up a Tech fan and still pull for them when they are not playing UGA. CPJ was great at GSU and Navy but no matter how good your offense is, you still have to play defense and it seems he does not care about that. As far as recruiting, if Tech is at such a disadvantage how do you explain the rise of Duke, Vanderbilt, Northwestern and the continued success of Stanford? Each of these schools is every bit the “elite” school that you imagine GT to be. Just like UGA, many of the athletes (look at your basketball program) would not be allowed into EITHER (or any) school if not for their abilites on the football field or basketball court. That is what college athletics have become for ALL schools. If you doubt my statistics look it up at this NCAA web site http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/resources/research/graduation+rates. The most recent years reported were 2005 since schools have several years after the students leave to finalize their education. The graduation rate for football GT-55% UGA- 69% Basketball GT-18% UGA-50%. I think you need to do a little research and soul searching before you start claiming that GT is somehow above it all. Being delusional does not fix the problem. GT can compete with the other schools if CPJ would actually learn that there is another side to the game other than offense. I would love to see the day that UGA and GT both come into the game in the top 10 and have the game mean something again other than to have a lousy team spoil a good teams season.

Biff Pocoroba

November 25th, 2012
10:12 pm

There are about 100 people left that think that PJ can win with his “recruiting” and silly offense that he hasn’t been able to teach a QB how to run in six years. the ony reason they support him is they enjoy having a lot of room to move in the stadium now that most of us have quit buying tickets. I went to one game this year and have never been to less than five since the Bill Lewis days. This is no fun to watch anymore with undersized running backs and linebackers trying to compete against teams outside our weak division. Just go out and get a young up and coming coach and give him a chance instead of wasting our team with an old stubborn coach who will naver adjust or put together a decent staff that can compete against real teams.How Bohannon still has a job after the last 3 years of Reggie Ball II, I don’t know. The announcers were shocked that he was in the game when we needed to pass with his weak arm.

GT TN

November 25th, 2012
10:12 pm

@ bob smith..someone might listen to you if you stated facts..I find it funny you don’t think CPJ cares about defense or special teams..just because they are bad doesn’t mean he doesn’t care..as mad as you are about the performance I promise you he is posses 10 times worst..you still didn’t name a single coach that is out there..you just said they were some..give me a name..go back and look at the final 6 coaches on the list when CPJ was hired and see where they are now..only 1 is any good at all..give me a name

Tony

November 25th, 2012
10:15 pm

Tech has done a pretty good job moving the ball against most teams, including Georgia. They just can’t stop anybody and that has been a major problem for the last twenty years. They need a major upgrade on the defensive side and until it can recruit better athletes it will be an ongoing problem. WE are giving good q-backs way too much time to throw the ball and that’s one reason that we are giving up a ton of yards and points. Good luck on Saturday guys!!

billyBobjacket

November 25th, 2012
10:23 pm

Godhigh still wants to know who said what to Ogletree to p!$$ him off. That play is a perfect symbol for CPJs recruits vs. UGAs and just about all the other decent football programs. Idiots like George Stein notwithstanding, haven’t we seen enough?

billyBobjacket

November 25th, 2012
10:26 pm

TechBoy: Top ten in the ACC?

Techie

November 25th, 2012
10:26 pm

Bobby Petrino !

11 of 12 supersized

November 25th, 2012
10:27 pm

GT TN good luck against FSU and enjoy championship Saturday because it is a lot more fun with a horse in the race. Hope u guys play well.

Only comment I will say about our game is that all the comparisons about who we played and our D showing holes were maybe correct on paper but despite your yards and time of possession we shut you down where it matters and that is the end zone. I was at the game and there was never a doubt we were so much better and were going to win big.

jabster

November 25th, 2012
10:43 pm

Agribusiness
Sport Management
Criminal Justice
Health Promotion
Recreation & Leisure Studies
Housing
Family Finance Planning
Child & Family Development
Social Studies Education
Exercise & Sport Science
Consumer Economics (fka Home Ec)

Do you know what this list is? A list of several common majors of UGA football players, courtesy of the UGA Media Guide.

Folks, we do a crappy job of K-12 education, and STEM education in particular, in this country. And we somehow think folks interested in the above topics will go to Tech? Or have a sufficient academic foundation to get in? And stay in?

I'm Glad, I'm Glad, I'm Glad

November 25th, 2012
10:57 pm

@texas-ahole dwag . when GT offers a major in theory of basket weaving or animal husbandry you can make that comment, otherwise check out the national college rankings as regards whose diploma is worth more.

The Sandman

November 25th, 2012
11:08 pm

Great comments, Texas Dawg. Fantastic research.

BLACK BEE

November 25th, 2012
11:10 pm

Decisions The next 3 months will be the most important decisions made this century for GT! Who wil be the next AD (I hope it is not someone CPJ can bully or someone who settles for excuse and mediority} With all the new SEC Coaching changes, who will be the next DC, Rec. Coor. and if or if CPJ will try and flip recruits from those schools or try and act holier then thou and say they aren’t going to recruit the.m while the rest of the country will. And last but not least if CPJ will be more flexible with the bpassing game. We will see?????

BLACK BEE

November 25th, 2012
11:10 pm

Decisions The next 3 months will be the most important decisions made this century for GT! Who wil be the next AD (I hope it is not someone CPJ can bully or someone who settles for excuse and mediority} With all the new SEC Coaching changes, who will be the next DC, Rec. Coor. and if or if CPJ will try and flip recruits from those schools or try and act holier then thou and say they aren’t going to recruit the.m while the rest of the country will. And last but not least if CPJ will be more flexible with the bpassing game. We will see?????

Ga Tech Old Timer

November 25th, 2012
11:14 pm

Rooty Tooty – We never had that problem when Dodd or Ross was coaching or even when O’Leary was here. The courses haven’t changed over the years – but three things have. Coaches, players and schemes – offensive, defensive and special teams. Breaking this down, the offensive scheme is the only thing worthy of praise at the present time. That leaves the coaches, players and all other schemes. I’d hazzard a guess that of the teams Tech has lost to this year alone, few if any – with the exception of UGA – have a higher “star” average than Tech in terms of the talent they field. They are all about average or maybe a little above. This means that Tech – while not recruiting on the level of the top 10 teams – isn’t that far off from the majority of non-elite schools when considering the players impact on the game. Now, obviously when the coach is hired – he wants to install his own schemes and hopes that the current players can pick it up while he’s recruiting new players who can. Now stay with me here – At this point (5 years in) Tech fields about average players – some better / some worse. The offensive scheme is installed and most of the time runs well. However, the head coach who is responsible for all the other coaches – has up until now – for the most part brushed them off as having secondary importance to his offense. That is until all this blew up in his face this year. At this point, he has no control over his team as evidenced by poor play in over half the games played this year – including the one game (UGA)that means the most to those who give money as season ticket holders and write big checks to the athletic department. It’s one thing to have better players (on paper) lined up across from you but entirely another to play without heart and determination and intensity. To play as if it was a sandlot pick up game – to play as if the outcome was a foregone conclusion. That is/was inexcusable and being prepared to play falls not only on the players themselves but also on the coaches as well. I have preached for years that physchology plays a major part in athletic preparation as well on the sideline – whether it’s swimming, volleyball, basketball or football. Different coaches use different methods – however, our coach believes that it’s solely on the player to “get up” for the game and “stay up” during the game. This is something that goes beyond the “X’s” and “O’s”. Every kid comes in wanting to win and believing that they can under the current coach / system. Poor communications and placing blame on those who don’t have a “voice” has lead to our current state. When the coach decides to go for a first down on fourth and long at mid-field early in the game when the team has yet to establish offensive superiority or tries to run a QB sneak on the goal line when the defensive line has held time after time – is just flat stupid and negatively affects the players – when percentages point out that there was no way it was going to work. Now the players are down and dejected – tell me whose fault that is. Coach says – “Not my fault – it’s the players – they didn’t block or run they way they had been coached”. He never acknowledges that because he rarely ever calls any other play in certain situatons – every team that has scouted Tech knows exactly what Tech will run and stuffs it.
The point of all this is to say – stop bad mouthing the players, stop saying we don’t get quality players and stop pointing to the fact that Tech doesn’t offer as many degrees as UGA or some other school. Put the focus and blame where it lies – on the coaches.
One further statement: UGA had multiple recruits in the house to watch Tech blow up. How many recruits undecided or considering Tech do you think were impressed with our performance Saturday?? When we win on a consistant basis – THEN we will start drawing the elite athlete. Until then – learn to be happy living with our present situation! When we finally have coaches who recognize the importance that physchology plays in preparing the athlete for competition – and coaches and players alike – learning what it takes to have a winning additude then we’ll turn this around. Until then – someone else can sit in my spot at Grant field and pay to watch the status quo for years to come.

TEXAS DAWG

November 25th, 2012
11:21 pm

I’m Glad,
I detect some anger management issues, but facts are facts. Personal attacks are for children, I was trying to have an ADULT discussion. I would like to see GT succeed as long as they loose to UGA. While we are on management, seems the VAST majority of GT players major in this. This can not be a coinincidence. LISTEN CAREFULLY-ALL schools have their easy majors for their “student athletes”, I repeat ALL SCHOOLS, otherwise football and basketball would be real boring.Look at any schools media guide and you will find a major that is very popular (and easy) with a large percentage of that schools players. Notre Dame has had a Holier than though attitude but don’t forget they were on probation with booster problems. GT lost an ACC title due to NCAA problems so don’t get all sefl righteous. The problem with GT is they do not play defense plain and simple. They move the ball and score (other than yesterday) but they never can stop anybody. Paul Johson had this same problem ate GSU, they just outscored everybody at that level. Lets stick to a discussion of facts like adults, not personal attacks like little kids. Buy the way, animal husbandry is the practice of genetics which is actually a pretty tough major, it includes theoretical research on molecular genetics, cytogenetics, experimental embryology and biotechnology, as well as the genetic background to the physiology of stress and animal etiology. If you have ever had to sit through a biology class, you would realize this is no “student athlete” devised major.. Basket weaving, I can’t seem to find in any schools course catalog.

Buzz 2011

November 25th, 2012
11:22 pm

@Rooty Tooty…The real difference in GT and Thuga U. is the fact that UGA
players spell just like you…”Recruite” that when you consider UGA.recruits..

Jacketnation Deflation

November 25th, 2012
11:34 pm

Our offense sputters against good teams. Our defense STINKS no matter who we play. The level of talent on the flats is 82cd in the nation. The recruiting is sorry. Scholarships are offered to players that no other MAJOR football school wants. Why does Johnson “”settle” for lesser athletes? If we are going to recruit like Troy, Murray State, and UAB, then we need to drop out of the ACC and not try to play Div-1 football any longer. Florida State will beat us like a red headed step child. Bowl game? Bowl game? No lets sit of the front porch this year and think about the season that wasn’t.

GT-UT

November 25th, 2012
11:39 pm

I think Vad running the O next year will turn things around and make CPJ look like a genius. I’m in for the next two years. Lets rally the Jackets!!

Rick James

November 25th, 2012
11:57 pm

This is not a team deserving a bowl game much less a championship game.Cut your losses and stay home.I dont see a Tech victory over Georgia for at least the next four or five years.The margins of victory are even increasing every year since 2008.Maybe Conference USA would be a good option for Tech.

Offense IS the problem

November 26th, 2012
12:02 am

Tech plays an offense that allows hardly any margin of error. It is one reason Tech almost always has huge O stats but not always the points to show for it. One 5-yd penalty on a 3rd or 4th down play and it dramatically changes the probabilities of another first down. Having to drive 70 or 80 yards on the ground, and expecting the QB to make the right decision time after time, not to mention the inevitable mishandled pitch, hand-off or blown assignment is more than can be expected in every game.

So the time of possession and offensive yardage are not as impressive as being able to gain chunks of yardage and drive the filed in a minute or two when necessary.

Then, the scheme hurts recruiting because any kid (almost) that can play on the next level is not going to go to Tech and play offense. Kids that play D want to play for a winner so its circular.

Mike S.

November 26th, 2012
12:25 am

@offense – you are correct. Its a tremendously bad thing to be racking up yardage with not much points to show for it. Its the hallmark of many failed coaching staffs. I’ve also long maintained that Tech’s offense means you cant recruit the type of players that can possibly simulate the level of talent the defense will play when facing UGA, Clemson, and FSU. How in the world does Tech prepare properly for the accuracy of Aaron Murray, the power of Todd Gurley, or that offensive line of UGA? To think you can line up any scout team to prepare a defense for these guys is absurd.

1 4 GT

November 26th, 2012
12:44 am

I just can’t sit here & be quiet about this fallacy any longer. Everyone that keeps talking about college kids going pro. This is not verbatim, but it is close. From an interview with Rich McKay (president of the Falcons) on 680am or 790am (I don’t recall which)….!.25 million high school kids play football in America each year….approximately 65,000 play at the college level somewhere in America each year….approximately 250 kids get to try to play football at the NFL level in America each year. 250 out of 65,000 is a pretty small % number. That’s just 3 complete college scholarship player teams minus 5 players….3 x 85 = 255 – 5 = 250. And there are 124 (?) FBS teams + all the other divisions….maybe as many as 500 (or many more for all I know) colleges with football teams. Pro football is nothing but a fanasty for the vast majority & anybody telling these kids different is flat out lieing to them and I think a lot of y’all must be lieing to yourselves.

TEXAS DAWG

November 26th, 2012
12:57 am

@1 4 GT
Very true, but to each of these kids, it is like playing the lottery. They know somebody is going to win the big prize, and for many of them they have been told how special they are from the time they started playing. They forget that every other kids was told the same thing. Even if you are the greatest ever, you are only one severe injury away from ending it. Marcus Latimore will be very lucky if he ever returns to his previous level, and he was one of the best in a long time. The problem is that the money is so great in pro sports these days that they are blinded to the reality that their odds of making if are very slim, according to your numbers only .38% make it. Thats some pretty long odds but sadly, that is what college sports has become. A lot of these players have come from very disadvantaged backgrounds, and they see this as their only way out. Few of them know anyone who has made it with their brains and not their athletic ability and unfortunately most college athletic programs don’t do much to change this.

WnE

November 26th, 2012
1:27 am

re:
jabster

November 25th, 2012
10:43 pm

Agribusiness
Sport Management
Criminal Justice
Health Promotion
Recreation & Leisure Studies
Housing
Family Finance Planning
Child & Family Development
Social Studies Education
Exercise & Sport Science
Consumer Economics (fka Home Ec)

Do you know what this list is? A list of several common majors of UGA football players, courtesy of the UGA Media Guide.

Folks, we do a crappy job of K-12 education, and STEM education in particular, in this country. And we somehow think folks interested in the above topics will go to Tech? Or have a sufficient academic foundation to get in? And stay in?
____________________

ND 12-0

Stanford 10-2

Northwestern 9-3

Vandy 8-4

Please stop making crappy Academics excuses.

TECHIE

November 26th, 2012
2:56 am

JABSTER——thank you !!!!!!!!!!

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TECHIE

November 26th, 2012
3:18 am

play a solid game, an inspired game, a hungry game and we can beat FSU, you saw FLA play Sat.—-i’m not blind and i am pulling for Tech regardless of how we got there.
and more than ever, THWFGeorgy !!!!!!

Jacketnation Deflation

November 26th, 2012
4:45 am

Tech recruits good Athletes in Baseball and Basketball. Yes, there are a lot more positions to fill on a football team and Tech is an academic school. But so is Notre Dame. Why do we no longer have the pool of talent like we did under Bobby Ross or George O’Leary? SORRY RECRUITING! We have had a weak defense every since Johnson has been here. And this triple option offense would be unstoppable IF WE HAD 11 four-star athletes on the field.