7:46 pm December 1, 2012, by Ken Sugiura
Sorry for the delay. Busy pre-game.
Enjoy the game.
December 1st, 201211:24 pm
December 1st, 201211:25 pm
Weplayed great im glad the tech fans iknow are not like most of u
PJ, change now or you will be gone!
If do right, no can defense
@Born2Buzz: Did you really expect us to win beforehand? Yeah I’m salvaging all I can from this game, but even a loss does not discount a spirited performance by our defense in the 2nd half, which I think was the best all season.
The team showed more heart in the 2nd half than they have all year. The D knocked some jocks off the FS players and delivered some pain. I’m so proud of Tech for not laying down when the score was 21-3. Great job guys.
The defense was the only reason we had a chance in this game, neither Vad nor Tevin did anything to improve our chances. I don’t know what you guy’s were smoking to think Vad could accomplish anything tonight, he had one 42 yard pass play and that’s it. Likewise Tevin led us to our only TD drive so neither played well at all.
I tip my hat off to the defense who played one of the best halves I have seen any team play. Our offense was given chance after chance and they blew it.
December 1st, 201211:26 pm
Dawg1 — there’s little to nothing to be proud OF. FSU nearly choked away another game just like they did last week against an even worse offense. GT has a wide array of students impersonating D1 athletes and stealing money from the university. It’s a Southern Conference talent level with sub-SoCon coaching. That’s just embarrassing.
December 1st, 201211:28 pm
Z, I’m assuming you’re a dawg fan. Did you not see what happened out there today?
December 1st, 201211:29 pm
Look at the Jackets, shut out #13 Noles in the second half and
had Fisher sweating badly! Next year, Vad Lee and ACC Championship! Go Jackets!!
December 1st, 201211:30 pm
IF THIS TEAM DOES NOT CHANGE TO A 4-3 DEFENSE NEXT SEASON I’M NOT WATCHING A GAME #SICK OF THIS BULL
@TechLB – we’ve got to expect more than just competing. Close losses are still losses. No idea why the QB who can throw was sitting at the end. The floater for an INT was just a matter of time. TW has great heart and character, but this isn’t Upward football.
@BehindEnemyLines: Agree on the talent level, but you cannot take away the fact that the players gave everything they had and CPJ delivered a halftime speech for the ages… we did close to the best we could with our talent. Also, Dawg1 is actually a really respectable guy, not the usual uga troll you might expect.
December 1st, 201211:31 pm
WORST PUNTING I’VE EVER SEEN AT TECH #HORRENDOUS
I really don’t even care for a bowl game at this point. If they win, they win, but it would be a fluke one at that. This offseason there will need to be a lot of improving. I’m really doubting Tech will fire PJ this season. Hopefully we get a decent D coordinator and Vlad can step it up. I don’t blame PJ for not putting him in at the end, he is a freshman with little experience under this kind of pressure
Yay we didn’t lose that bad!!
December 1st, 201211:32 pm
IbidGT – it’s not that we thought Vad would pull out the victory – it’s that he’s the only QB capable of winning. TW has proven over the last two years that he had zero chance of winning this game during the last drive.
So GT gets 20 or 25 practice sessions for the bowl game?
Johnson may want to think about using those sessions to get Lee ready for next season.
Same for some OL types.
Johnson let himself get caught for 2 seasons without an adequate QB. That goes back to recruiting. Of course, Gailey went 4 years without an adequate QB. And Richt went through the same problem at UGA a few seasons ago.
Any word on a new DC? Or will Kelly get the promotion?
Ice eater 1969
MTSU scores again! COULD NOT RESIST
The New Coach Hewitt
December 1st, 201211:35 pm
Having to throw the ball the entire last drive CPJ keeps Tevin Washington in the game ignoring the fact that everyone IN THE FREE WORLD knows Vad Lee is a better QB. Why does this clown ignore the facts which would put the team in the best position to win the game. Instead he goes with a quarterback who’s arm finesse could make Michael J. Fox look like Peyton Manning.
Oh well just another game lost by the apathetic duo (CPJ and Washington)
@Coach Z… You must be a leghumper.. You a legumper Z??
You liked to see GT push #
December 1st, 201211:38 pm
Every part of this teams sucks!!!
What are you morons talking about? Vad Lee never even got a chance to do anything tonight! And every GT fan and ex player I know hate CPJ and his offense. The talent level is garbage and Tevin is doo doo. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen an uglier pass in my life. We’ve all seen this way too many times.. Tevin is always a day late and a dollar short.
December 1st, 201211:40 pm
Why do i keep buying season tickets!!!
St. Richt gets it.
December 1st, 201211:41 pm
TW: 4/14, 76 yds, 1 int …. one badly missed td pass
VL: 1/1, 42 yds, 0 int …. not given the chance to throw 10 incompletions …..
Just saw another replay of TW’s game-ending int. What a sad effort on TW’s part. What in the heck was he doing?
SO NOT ONLY WAS ORWIN SMITH DRESSED OUT ON THE SIDELINE, HE HAD HIS HELMET ON TOO…IF HE WASN’T PLAYIING, WHAT’S UP WITH THAT? WHY THE HELMET ON? IF CPJ HAD PLAYED HIM AT LEAST IN THE LAST FIVE MINUTES, GT MAY HAVE WON.
BUT OF COURSE NO REAL REASON ABOUT ORWIN IN THE AJC, NOONE HAS THE AUTHORITY IN THIS NEWSPAPER TO KNOW ANYTHING.
HIRE COLEY HARVEY
December 1st, 201211:43 pm
Overall, not a bad effort. Much better effort in the 3rd quarter when players relaized we actually had chance to win. Possibly different outcome if defense played with same intensity in 1st half. Still much better defense in 2nd half of year than 1st after Charles Kelly took over. I’m not really sure why so many have maligned special teams. Much better than last year. No, field goals have been a inconsistent, but I don’t know how anyone can say special teams are not better this year than last. I’m less enthralled with Johnson’s “genious” on offense. I realize he coaches to his player’s abilities, but there really seems to be a lot of predictability to his play calling even when you’re expecting him to keep it on the ground. Much better play calling tonight on the run game tonight exploiting some weaknesses in FSU’s defense. Tevin runs the option well, but his passing mechanics are worse than Tebows – it almost seems like he’s trying to throw a dart instead of a football. I’m looking forward to seeing Vad run the offense next year.
Buzz2011 must be buzzed.
IF CPJ DOESN’T FIRE SOME OF HIS COACHING STAFF AND THE RECRUITING COORDINATOR AFTER THREE YEARS OF NOTHINGNESS, THEN HE NEEDS TO FIRE HIMSELF
December 1st, 201211:45 pm
It is time for the Tech fan base to demand the firing of CPJ…6-7 record, embarrassed by in state rival, Mid. Ten St, etc., etc. He is a joke and we need to demand a change
December 1st, 201211:46 pm
I think every other GT fan other than you has been looking forward to Vad THIS YEAR! But our idiot stubborn arss coach has a man crush on twinkle toes tevin. Fire this jack wad now.
December 1st, 201211:47 pm
@ PLAY ORWIN
He already fired the DC and the defense has even looked worse sense (although I thought they played well today). He is the OC, so he cannot fire himself and he is responsible for recruiting, so he is the one who needs to go…I can only hope.
December 1st, 201211:50 pm
Somebody at the AJC needs to grow a pair and ask CPJ what he sees in Tevin. And why he hasn’t evolved his “scheme” ever? He may have just schemed himself out of a job. Or so we hope.
December 1st, 201211:51 pm
Retain Kelly? Really??
December 1st, 201211:58 pm
OK, here’s my final takeaway from this game:
Why we came up short:
1. Did not rush for 250+ yards (183): Like it or not, it’s our bread and butter. Smith’s absence on the outside really hurt us in the pitch game, and boy those fsu linebackers are fast.
2. Very poor run defense, especially in the 1st half: It took away the time we needed to complete the comeback properly.
3. Washington’s curse: Going back to the VT game in 2010, that’s 6 games that we should have come back and won in the waning seconds that TW threw away. He’s not the clutch-play guy, obviously. And horrible passing by him all game, missing too many open guys, especially Godhigh. Seriously, we need to use the extra practices for the bowl game to get Vad Lee/Synjyn Days ready full time. Enough with the rotation.
4. fsu won the trench battle on both sides of the ball. We don’t have the athletes to man the lines against big-time football teams.
What we can use as positives from this game to get a bowl win.
1. Defense, in the 2nd half. Best half from them I’ve seen all season. Jemea Thomas, TJ Barnes, Attaochu, Watts, Cummings, Sweeting… it was a real intense effort from them.
2. Special Teams: 3/3 FGs, acceptable KO/PR coverage, and no blunders. Honestly, you can’t ask for more from these young guys.
3. Penalties cut down as the game progressed. People don’t realize how important that is, but cutting down on mistakes on a team with a small margin of error like us really helps.
4. David Sims. I really think he will be a solid FB next year as a senior. He really blocks well and runs hard.
December 2nd, 201212:04 am
2. Very poor run defense, especially in the 1st half: It took away the time we needed to complete the comeback properly.
While this holds true in the 1st half, they completely destroyed FSU in the 2nd half. Even the one long drive FSU had at the end they took the ball away with a timely fumble. That’s not luck, that is the defense knowing the game is on the line getting in the backfield and knocking the ball loose.
The offense settled for a FG possession after possession. Gt forces a turnover Days throws an interception the next play and the D is back on the field but yet they come up with a stop. Even with the poor play in the 1st half the Offense were given more than enough opportunities to put up more than 21 points to beat FSU in the second half but they didn’t do it.
The only reason we had a chance this game was because of the defense.
December 2nd, 201212:12 am
@ibidGT agree with you there. just watching replays of the 2nd half, and we were pretty stingy on the run D. Very timely turnovers, it’s just our offense sputtered.
I don’t really think CPJ is going anywhere for at least another year. I agree that he needs to evolve the offense to have any chance of recruiting top talent. We can’t recruit top specialty players, namely in the QB and receiver positions, if they don’t think it’s going to highlight their talents to play at the next level. BTW, I agreed with the coach to give Tevin the most playing time this year. Vad is obviously the better passer, but he faltered at times running the offense. I’ve heard good things about Charles Kelly. I also thought the defense played better ball when he took over, but our ability to stop teams on 3rd down and the number of missed tackles makes me think he might need a few more years at assistant. I think CPJ needs another QB/Receivers coach. He tries to do too much on his own. Trying to maintain too much control makes a team dysfunctional and I think that may be the problem with the GT coaching staff. CPJ, it’s time to ask for some more help on offense.
Why Oh Why
December 2nd, 201212:39 am
It’s time for every Tech fan to put some money into the collection plate so we can pay CPJ’s buyout. Otherwise, we’re gonna be stuck with this mess for years to come.
December 2nd, 20121:56 am
Everyone says fire PCJ..who are you going to hire..it is easy to say we have a problem but alot harder to come with solution
December 2nd, 20122:38 am
GT is likely to lose their 8th straight bowl game,(5 straight for CPJ.)S.CAL. in the SUN BOWL would be a definite loss,especially if M.Barkley plays.CPJ is bad in big games ,and TW can’t make big plays at crunch time.
1 4 GT
December 2nd, 201212:41 pm
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