7:46 pm December 1, 2012, by Ken Sugiura
Sorry for the delay. Busy pre-game.
Enjoy the game.
I Iove Jan Kemp
December 1st, 20127:57 pm
dawgs bite the dust,now GO JACKETS!Would be funny AND ironic if Tech makes the BCS and dawgs get stuck BACK in Capital One lol
Tevin is such a loser....
December 1st, 20128:04 pm
No reason for this clown to still be playing.
December 1st, 20128:06 pm
Ok, let’s go GT.
Flowery Branch Yellow Jacket
December 1st, 20128:07 pm
Special teams problems still with us.
Sure glad we hired a special teams coach.
No matter how horrible he plays, Johnson continues to run Washington out there! Why?!
December 1st, 20128:08 pm
Ugly start.Dont look now!SpecTeams and Ds gonna have to play,talk about UGLY!
December 1st, 20128:09 pm
This is always our challenge … getting them off the field on 3rd down.
I like these announcers better than the SEC championship ones
December 1st, 20128:10 pm
Swiss cheese D!
December 1st, 20128:11 pm
Well, at least it took them longer than UGA to score on first possession.
December 1st, 20128:12 pm
I have supported CPJ all season long and love watching this offense when it is ‘hot’.
But I am through with watching this under-coached team. Lack of coaching on defense and special teams is disturbing, lack of talent is obvious, and the offense is embarrassing when it gets stuffed.
Time for a change, folks. Let’s get rid of the entire staff and get a breath of fresh air.
We are playing in NC so put Vad in and leave him in!!!
December 1st, 20128:13 pm
YOU WOULD think they could AT LEAST defend the option!
Why was I excited for Tech to make the ACC Championship? Theyre going to get blown out.
December 1st, 20128:15 pm
P.I……ed…………GET some AZZ D
December 1st, 20128:20 pm
With all these players, can Johnson not put even one special teams on the field that is worth a darn? Bad coaching. Hell it’s easy even in high school you are tought to protect and stay in your lane. We got people running everywhere.
Empty Seat in Charlotte
December 1st, 20128:21 pm
December 1st, 20128:22 pm
Good punt and coverage. Now, can the defense keep them from going 85+ yards?
December 1st, 20128:23 pm
Are you joking?
December 1st, 20128:24 pm
This is terrible already. I cannot believe PJ would start with TW under these circumstances. If I were part of this team, I would have organized a heart-to-heart with PJ and most of the team that we need to put the best players on the field on the first play and continue on that way.
December 1st, 20128:26 pm
FSU moving the ball.
The only way we can win is to match tem score for score and TW has already blown that.
December 1st, 20128:27 pm
This is already looking ugly! Where is our defense?
December 1st, 20128:28 pm
Starting TW demoralizes the whole team from the get-go
December 1st, 20128:29 pm
Wow we stopped them on a 3rd and 1
December 1st, 20128:30 pm
appears to be a lot of fans disguised as empty seats.
Run up a fair catch that. Idiot
December 1st, 20128:31 pm
I resemble that statement.
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December 1st, 20128:32 pm
Yep, hard to get a fan base excited after getting blown out by UGA.
December 1st, 20128:35 pm
Throw the ball…
December 1st, 20128:36 pm
Good kick and good coverage for a change.
December 1st, 20128:37 pm
you can just tell these players are out manned. its not like there are that many plays to call with the option. if PJ can’t get the proper recruits for his style offense then we need to get him out. I have full faith that his offense can work if the right players are there.
Where did that punt come from?
December 1st, 20128:39 pm
I bet they don’t announce the attendance
I think we’ll see that TW is not the problem. Honestly, I don’t expect Vad to perform any better. Ultimately, we need to see better blocking than we’ve seen so far, both from the O-line and from the receivers. I don’t care whether you’re running a triple-option offense or a pro-style, it won’t work without good blocking.
December 1st, 20128:40 pm
WE JUST DON’T HAVE the D Speed……………..
If GT joins the Big 10 will they get enough $$$$ to replace PJ since this offense would be a real joke in places like OSU.
Its not the high school offense that bothers me, it’s the grammer school defense.
December 1st, 20128:42 pm
Everytime I think the runner is going down he runs through 5 Tech defenders…frustrating to say the least….
December 1st, 20128:43 pm
I love GT and support the players but CPJ is taking the team in wrong direction…..hate the Ugly uniforms also like they said on TV awhile ago. But I’m still praying for a miracle.
December 1st, 20128:44 pm
GTJohn, its all ready been confirmed that GT is not going to the Big10. Maybe we should have at least kept Groh for the rest of the season, the D might actually be a little better. Like I said above, with the option offense there are not many plays to run, you can tell we just don’t have the proper players for blocking and QB right now
December 1st, 20128:45 pm
GTJOHN..they got the $$$ now..don’t let them BS you!
From what we’ve seen so far, the ‘Noles defense seems to be the best-coached squad we’ve faced in a long, long time. They are staying with their assignments and literally covering all the options. GT gained only 45 yards on the ground in the first quarter, with no yards gained through the air.
December 1st, 20128:46 pm
This is sad… They’re running the option better than GT!!!!
How many tackles did he break? Pathetic…
The……………………..D is so so so BAD.
December 1st, 20128:49 pm
wonder if we should have kept Groh for the remainder of the season, this is pathetic D
Our D is just terrible. I don’t think they could stop them with 14 players. Our spacing is terrible. Our LB’s are lost and the D line is blown off the ball.
I just don’t understand why we haven’t seen any improvement.
This D is pathetic, maybe Groh should have been kept for the rest of the season
We still got time to turn it around but we better score quickly.
December 1st, 20128:51 pm
Finally a break. I’ll bet Vad can throw it 60 yards
We need a d. coordinator that can get most of talent (or lack there of) and can recruit (since the current group is not doing a good job). Johnson is going to have to throw in some wrinkles or something because the offense is gooing no where (well besides the last pass).
Close. Not a bad call
December 1st, 20128:54 pm
Worst D I have ever seen…embarrassing.
u the middle don’t work
Love seeing the emotion! Keep it up Vad! Get the rest of the team pumped!
December 1st, 20128:56 pm
Without a defense Tech will never be competitive. Johnson should know this. Is he so in love with his offense that he would sacrifice the entire team to prove that he can move the football on offense? Time to grow up Paul, you are in the big leagues now, be a complete football coach and leave the offense to someone else. Ga. Southern and Navy is in the past. Mature or loose your job.
what the hell is lee doing
December 1st, 20128:57 pm
This has been our other significant challenge through the year, scoring touchdowns in the red zone rather than kicking field goals. Oh well, at least the offense picked up a few first downs and put some points on the board. If they can hold FSU scoreless, and then do that five more times, we’ll have a 15-14 lead! LOL
This is why playing Washington...
early in the year was a joke. Now we have an FCS quality QB with experience and a BCS quality QB without it. Lee should have started game one.
December 1st, 20128:58 pm
Should have had 7 but 3 bad plays..suck
December 1st, 20129:00 pm
D get a stop? Please?
Georgia (the State) Fan
December 1st, 20129:04 pm
Really hurt over GA loss. Hope you guys can win this one. (Kids at both GA schools)
Same goes for your NFL-filled UgA dawg d. Is bama still running on them?
December 1st, 20129:05 pm
We’ve heard of “bend but don’t brake” Tech is bend AND brake!!!!!
December 1st, 20129:06 pm
I was rooting for UGA…thought you guys had it there in the end. Im sure they want to redo that last play rather bad. Not looking good for us…can’t get a stop. Offense not doing well either…might be another blowout…
I am so tired of watching these guys suck this bad. We need serious upgrades on Defense and some real football players. Come on Jackets!
December 1st, 20129:08 pm
December 1st, 20129:09 pm
UGA fan.They played a great game..both school could have won..alot of luck in last minute. UGA will win it next year.
games gonna be over by HT!!!!WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!
Please use a lower case “d” when referring to our defense…
Yep another blowout coming…SIGH….
December 1st, 20129:10 pm
Naw Coach fish-fry….defense isnt important….. One more year, and this sorry high school offense and our lame arse coach are gone. I dont care who the new AD is, 3 yrs of 6-7 gets u canned these days.
We are getting creamed! Please decline any bowl game!
repeat of last week
defense is…well needs improvement.
December 1st, 20129:12 pm
I think it’d be more appropriate to leave the “d” out completely.
Our can’t stop anyone.
December 1st, 20129:13 pm
Why do some on this blog keep saying that Paul Johnson doesn’t care about defense????
Of course he cares!
Man the jackets have the worst “d” I have ever seen
Im more embarrassed that this is a primetime game. The D is doing nothing, the offense is at least trying
December 1st, 20129:14 pm
TW back in. I guess CPJ has given up!
This offense works In the Southern conference type team. When challenged by athletically gifted teams , it’s scored 6 meaningful points in the past 6 in the previous 6 quarters of football.Again this is Men against boys.
December 1st, 20129:16 pm
I just don’t understand why TECH can’t get off any blocks. Not that it matters, as a fan, it’sdissapponinting, but I can’t help but laugh. Tech is terriable in all facets of the game. My props go to Brent Musberger and Kirk Herbstreet for playing up the moment and giving me plenty fo things to laugh at, oh Im sorry thats GT football.
This is brutal. You guy should go and troll the Dawg blog. More of you over there
December 1st, 20129:17 pm
Yes this is as bad as I can ever remember…..The O & D both are disgracing GT and fans. Makes me think of Paul Hewitt. We don’t need a bowl game except for the money.
It’s not alignment or assignments. Our defense lack basic skills. We cannot lock up on a tackle. What I am seeing is both a lack of effort and poor defensive coaching. P.J. needs to be fired for the first time if nothing else but to wake his subborn butt up.
We need Bobby Boucher, Coach Kline and his play book.
Vad LEee isnt doing any better my friends… it the scheme… it’s not football. Did anyone see Alabama play Georgiac. Thats football. We are Northern Illinois at best.
Let’s go Tevin!!!
December 1st, 20129:18 pm
Johnson needs to be fired at half time. Enough is enough.. This is the most painful GT team I’ve ever watched and I’ve seen some bad ones. Tevin Washington playing in any game is a fireable offense. Vad marched us down the field and CPJ brings Twinkle Toes Tevin back in the game. We aren’t even competitive- not sure how we even beat Duke. No talent, no gameplan, no hope. This Tech fan is sick and tired of being sick and tired. Fire CPJ. Just look at the weak turnout in the stands, on this blog, home games, away games- there isn’t even a bandwagon left to jump off of..
I’m with you Jacket hater. We suck, but it must really feel terrible to know we own the last national title in this state. You were so close though.
December 1st, 20129:19 pm
Weak team…they must have a terrible strength and conditioning program…they get brought down by one hand.
Please, its not ONLY defense. Did you just see that pitch? Its official. Coach Z wants CPJ out!
December 1st, 20129:20 pm
December 1st, 20129:21 pm
Thats a TD..
Listen to Herbsteet. He is the most PC about the disgrace of GT football. Musberger, just hits the Jack and follows suit.
I thought this offense was supposed to be good. wait, Tevin is in the game. Fish-ry gots to go and take Tevin with him.
No reason that should have happened…he has space…recievers should know where they are on the field…
Do you think anyone will notice if we just go home at half time?
Hitting the MARKER is a TD right?
December 1st, 20129:22 pm
Yeah, just wait til he gets his recruits in his system.. Wait, never mind. Or just wait until he opens it up with his potent passing game like he did when he was at Hawaii.. Oh never mind. Paul Johnson is a joke- anyone who can’t see it is blind.
BS BS BS The NFL says that Hitting the Marker is a TD……………WTF?
December 1st, 20129:23 pm
Did you all see the sign on Game day? Alabama fan waving a poster that said TECH sack paul johnson.
Hey, the new motto in GT football… Field goals win ball games!
A FG made thats over 30 yards long? That’s probably the longest made since CPJ came…
December 1st, 20129:24 pm
Wow. Doubled first half score from last week.
No more long term extension for any coach…I don’t care if we bill belichick
December 1st, 20129:25 pm
F…………………u………………….c………………..k…………….you cpj HATERS……………..WE need a D and that will change the WORLD.
GT Fan…I’m a Tech fan goofball…Alabama is a whole better than FSU…that was two good teams playing…not the case with this game. The fact GT is in this game speaks to how weak the ACC is…despite what anybody on this board or any other Tech board say.
How long will it take FSU to go 91 yards? Anyone want to guess?
December 1st, 20129:26 pm
I’m a drunk troll… I wish GT would suck this year… oh they do!
December 1st, 20129:27 pm
Not to worry… CPJ will make adjustments at half time.
December 1st, 20129:28 pm
Tevin and CPJ need to walk off into the sunset together… I’m done with this coach and every other ex-player has long since jumped off the sinking ship. The talent gap we have playing every team on our schedule is unbelievable. Seriously never seen a worse defense – scheme-wise and talent-wise. Has Drummond 30 EVER made a play since he showed up on campus? He wouldn’t have been a preferred walk on when I played..
Are you serious TOAD, oh OUAD, oh UOAD. We need a team! For the past three weeks our offense has sucked… if you cant admit that it not only the defense you sir, are in denial. Sometimes, it takes an outsider (not alum) looking in to tell you TECHIES that TECH is a sunken ship…
December 1st, 20129:30 pm
What’s worse the mini 500 tricycle commerial or our defense
How did it get so bad so quickly for Tech? Not the game, but the talent gap.
@5150, will a defense help us score more than 6 points? will it help us score more than 10 gainst the Dwaggies? CPJ CANNOT recruit and it shows on the field.
December 1st, 20129:32 pm
Rumor has it Auburn, Tennessee and Arkansas are in a bidding war over who get’s to hire Paul Johnson.
December 1st, 20129:33 pm
Yeah, Al, just like he made adjustments last week.. And against Middle Tennessee and BYU. This coach is done when the new AD is hired. At least we hope so.. I’ve never seen this little fan support with Tech football. Not to say we have a rabid fanbase at all- but our fanbase has never hid their heads in the sand like we are right now. This is hideous football- not sure what “scheme” they are trying to run on D anymore And the offense isn’t much better.
December 1st, 20129:34 pm
Anyone who supports PJ at this point is an utter idiot. He should have been canned after losing to UGA in 2009.
Would it make a difference if Tech hired another head coach and put PJ in as just the offensive corrdinator? As much as a lot of us want to see PJ go, I just don’t see it happening, too much money involved
December 1st, 20129:36 pm
How many GT fans at game..don’t see but about 50…90% FSU..alot of blue seats.
December 1st, 20129:37 pm
Agreed, it is our defense that needs to score the points, because our offense obviously can”t.
Hey Ken. Where did you go to journalism school? Youn need to start asking CPJ the tough questions to CPJ and reporting the fact that he won’t answer them. Hold him accountable for this disgrace of a performance in all facets of the game. Ask him what he teaches the players? As him who decides to give away the first possession of the game tonight? Ask him, ask him, ask him. Im tired of the fluff… get down to business and hold this HC accountable for fielding a terriable team and a terriable game plan.
Fire CPJ and all of the assistant coaches.
He won’t be let go this year, but another rough year like this he will be gone.
December 1st, 20129:38 pm
Vad Lee should transfer after being humiliated by CPJ having to play behind Twinkle Toes Tevin. My 9 year old throws a better ball than he does.. I’ve said it all year- playing Tevin over Vad is a fireable offense. And he keeps doing it- something tells me he just does it because he wants everyone to know he can do whatever the heck he wants. GT needs to stop talking about ACC or Big10 and needs to consider the WAC or Mountain West if we plan to keep CPJ around. And we wouldn’t fare well in those leagues either.. The triple option is dead.
I don’t know if it is coaching or personel, but our linebackers are just terrible.
GT would be 7 point underdogs to Northern Illinois.
PJ’s offense sucks. It put-up no touchdowns and just 157 (!) yards against BYU. It put-up no toughdowns in over three quarters against UGA. Special teams are a disaster, the defense is a disaster, jeez – what will it take to get some folks to pull their heads out of the sand?
December 1st, 20129:39 pm
Rumor has it Bobo was offered the GT HC job.
December 1st, 20129:40 pm
Just stop drinking…. Nobody should hate pj, but he has proven he can’t coach or recruit…
If do right, no can defense
Well. If our defense plays lights out in the 2nd half, special teams continues to improve over the course of the game, and the offense finds some rhythm and BIG plays, we have a chance of winning.
December 1st, 20129:42 pm
Tomb, just the linebackers… we are obviously watching different games.
But I appreciate your focus on the group. I see a lack of effort and strength on both lines. LB and secondary please, they are just happy they arent playing POP Warner.
I keep hearing he is going to be given another year and we can’t afford to fire him. I’m not sure how we can afford to keep him! The fanbase is at an all time low that I’ve never seen in my life. We will lose a fortune in ticket sales next year. Somebody from the AJC needs to grow a pair and look at the financials for GT football- ticket sales, jerseys, clothes, etc. I guarantee you it will be at an all time low. The fanbase and ex-players have jumped ship.
How did it get bad so quickly? OMG, are you kidding? So quickly? We been bad.
Embarrassing, but not unexpected.
December 1st, 20129:43 pm
All depends on the defense…if they can get a stop right of the bat and we come right away an score than MAYBE we have a game…worried at this point thou…
December 1st, 20129:44 pm
If do right, suck it. We arent playing “if”ball its football. I refer you to the SEC championship game. That my frind is football. What we have here is a failure for GT to field a football team.
2009 we were in a BCS bowl. That’s not to long ago.
Pj isn’t isn’t a bad coach , he’s just out of his element. He could lead a Southern confernxene program to National championship .
December 1st, 20129:45 pm
I wonder if Vad or Tevin would win the Dr. Pepper half time contest.
December 1st, 20129:46 pm
Even the guys throwing the dr pepper footballs suck worst at the acc championship vs. the sec championship.
December 1st, 20129:47 pm
Johnson’s done NOTHING to warrant another year. No win over UGA since 2008, no win over VT since 2009, a vacated ACC Championship, no bowl wins, two losing seasons in three years, etc. Fire him and let him go coach in some capacity at a junk level SEC, ACC, MAC, or Sun Belt school. It stinks to see Tech down like this.
Wrecked again, but we are in AN ELEMENT!
Sorry, I don’t think CPJ could win anymore at a lower level either. The game has passed him by..
Exactly in 09 we had the ACC championship, have had huge games against Clemson, and big upsets against Florida State and Virginia Tech. Those games showed that PJs offense can work, but right now its hard to say. His offense has worked well in the past, but is it possible to turn things around and get the proper players again?
December 1st, 20129:49 pm
I think we have one more year of CPJ. Then we have to live through the rebuilding years.
Agreed St Richt! BTW, hate your name.
@Coach Z. Yea will we aren’t a football factory now are we… gotta stretch our limited talent and resources as much as possible. We must harvest the little we have (which includes AD funds that would be needed to fire CPJ) very judiciously. Very very judiciously.
We will make some adjustments at halftime, and suc a little less. 38-12.
December 1st, 20129:50 pm
Wow! Just checked out the score of the B1G championship game. The Badgers, who finished the season 4-4 in the conference are leading 42-10 at the half. If WE can win the second half in similar fashion, then we’ll be off to the Orange Bowl next month.
Defensive line plays to damn high…get your a.. down and drive under the pads …hell thats pee wee league. Poor coaching!!! Basic football….Come on guys the arm tackles are getting old. Leave Vad in the game!!!!
December 1st, 20129:51 pm
We have no defense and Johnson’s offense does not work against the better defensive teams. We’re toast again!! Thanks for the memories Paul. Let’s hope you are a distant memory sooner rather than later.
December 1st, 20129:52 pm
WOW… A sack!!!!
Uh oh. 3rd and long. They got us where they want us.
WillGT, please! His offense doesnt work. Maybe his offense would work if he called the right plays. Gaining 7 to 8 yards of plays on B back dives, but then you try all this other stuff. If I was coaching it would be a constand dose of SIMS.
Did you here the field reporter say Johsnon says his team is right where they want them, Not controlling the clock?
I agree Coach Z, but everyone mentions the poor defensive back play(See UGA game), But no one mentions how bad the linebacker play is. And, we are trying to run a 3-4 with these guys…what a joke. Poor coaching is not only teaching bad schemes, but its also not using your personel the right way. No way we should be running the 3-4 with this poor talent level.
December 1st, 20129:53 pm
PJ says we have FSU right where we want them:-). This guy is a bona-fide idiot.
Good job defense.
That’s what we needed! 3 and out. Let’s go offense! The d actually did their part, up to you now!
December 1st, 20129:54 pm
Holy cow, a three and out. Why they went away from the run game is beyond me, but we’ll take it!
December 1st, 20129:55 pm
Same old same old. The problem isn’t the offensive scheme or the defensive scheme. WE HAVE VERY LITTLE TALENT. Recruiting is our biggest problem. FSU’s linebackers are faster than our running backs. It’s the TALENT stupid!!!!
December 1st, 20129:57 pm
Well…. at least i can finally say that i am off the fence. Triple option has to go. CPJ says that the offense clearly isnt the problem,just look at the yardage…..but the scoreboards from the uga and now the fsu game tell otherwise
If do right, its not about a football factory, its about doing the right things with what you got. CPJ doesnt understand that. I don’t care if we loose, I care that we aren’t doing anything right. Getting off blocks, running the B-back, traing our WR to do more like run routes and work on footwork than blocking. If you look back at GT last possesion inside the 10 our WR was picking daisy and FSU CB came back and helped make the stop. I’m just fed up of poor play calling! Just listen to Herbstreet, he speaks eloquently of what I hate most about GT football.
Cant blame the fans for staying home.
December 1st, 20129:58 pm
I can barely stand to watch this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Option with Coach frys choice at QB aint doin so well. 3 whole yards…..nice.
Qb keeper on 3rd and 10? Seriously?
December 1st, 20129:59 pm
3rd and 10 and you run a QB sneak or dive, whatever the hell pj calls it… lol
Well, I think that’ll be it for Washington this game. Vad Lee needs to take over.
December 1st, 201210:00 pm
Burdell, yes a three and out. But what does TECH do with it…. nuff said.
I need another Stella
I love that musberger says “When you come back” rather than when “we” come back. It makes me think that the “we” would have left the building and be trolling Uptown for some real excitment.
December 1st, 201210:01 pm
Bundy, oh watch TECH suck. It’s more fun if you laugh with them!
Your diploma is one of MERIT, it doesnt reflect how bad the football team sucks
We could have tommy Frazier in there and the option is not gonna work…fsu defending it well tonight, too much speed. Vad does give us a better shot at throwing, though.
As much as we hate on the d…doesn’t matter how they play if the offense can’t do nuthin…
December 1st, 201210:02 pm
What option..FS has stop that.
Run any scheme you want. With these players we couldn’t beat anybody. How the hell did we win 6 games????
December 1st, 201210:03 pm
Time to run the A-back option pass with Days—they are crashing on the pitch man—even for toss sweeps. Need to throw more—they are daring us to do so. Time to put in Vad. The dive still works so dive and play action.
After watching UGA and Alabama the talent differential is stark between SEC and ACC. There is a lot of work to be done to get ACC play up to speed.
No, Tevin will be back I’m sure. CPJ loves him! I really think he is just playing him now to get a rise out of the fanbase. Are you kidding me? Tevin playing is bad enough and then he QB follow on 3rd and 10. Yeah, CPJ, that was ingenious.
If CPJ never develops the air game, he’ll never win big again at this level. Teams NEVER have to think about anything but the run, therefore they can commit 1 or 2 extra players to defensing the runs around the end.
Tech is CPJ’s last stop on the coaching circuit at the FBS level.
December 1st, 201210:04 pm
Vad Lee should transfer.
December 1st, 201210:05 pm
I feel bad for the players. I really don’t blame them for not playing well. I blame POOR COACHING!
nothing is balanced on this team
the team needs a wake up, they just seem to have the intensity level that you would expect a team to have in a championship game. no fire at all from the offense and the QB should be one of the main guys to do that
Watch what GT does with this prime opportunity?
I guess, CPJ will try to throw it 3 times to go three and out.
I have a Stella to wager, takers?
December 1st, 201210:06 pm
WillGT, its the coaching!!!!!!!!
December 1st, 201210:07 pm
@Coach Z: I think you’ve got it wrong… our fundamentals are sound. We don’t give away penalties. We don’t turn over the ball too much. That’s coaching for you. We’re just outmatched at the talent level.
December 1st, 201210:09 pm
Man, I need a girlfriend. Something to pull me away from the Shakesperean Tradgedy that’s Rambin Wreck. E Tu Yellow Jacket. Musberger offers the question, can GT take advantage of it…
PICKED OFF!!!!! DUH, DUH, DUH, NA NA NUH, GO SUCK ITS!
Awesome throw!!! Hit him right between the numbers! Now I am laughing!
Beautiful junk play right to FS player….oh my God whats next.
Why in God’s name is Tevin still in the game? That’s just embarrassing.
Yeah I’m sure a 6 foot Washington will jump over the 2 defenders. Pathetic…offense had two trys and blew it. This game is now lost due to the offense…
December 1st, 201210:10 pm
Coach Z, I get that, but I have never seen PJ fire a team up, never, even at southern he was this way. Thats just his personality. Nesbitt at least got the team fired up.
So I guess that pretty much consigns the Days “trick toss-pass” to the dustbin. That’s two weeks in a row it has failed.
This is a joke. Johnson has turned GT into the laughing stock team of the laughing stock conference.
CPJ’s inability to recruit is really showing in this game.It showed against Ga, Miami, and Clemson. Im sure CPJ is/was/will be a fine coach at a lesser school. But at this level, where we think we should be, he is an abyssmal failure.
December 1st, 201210:12 pm
THE DEFENSE FINALLY STEPS UP BUT THE STINKIN OFFENSE CAN’T BUY A FIRST DOWN!!
December 1st, 201210:13 pm
FSU is giving Tech life…keep Vad in!!
If do right, I am never wrong tech suffers from poor, how would you say, management skills…. good, quality managers can expoit the strenghts of their teams. Ours, my friend, just thinks what you call your self, “I say, you do.” The result is interceptions and a 14 point turn a round.
I swear… where is the quasi CAN CHAN website for PAUL JOHNSON?
Put Lee in the damn game..
And never go back to Tevin. He’s a joke of a starter at QB.
December 1st, 201210:14 pm
We are not a high school offense- we are a bad Pop Warner team. That pass back to Tevin might have been the worst play I’ve seen in my life. Yes, lets get Tevin some reps at WR since he is such an athlete and game changer. There are no game changers running the ball for Tech- we look like a scene from “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” CPJ needs to walk.
c’mon now… Washington has yet to complete a pass this game, and didn’t run fast enough to make that (admittedly) poorly sold throw by Days. He isn’t contributing. Get him outta the game, CPJ.
Fire this guy now…he cannot coach at this level and is running the program in the ground. Everybody makes fun of us.
Coach Klein: “The quarterback. Two receivers line up to the left, one to the right. There’s a flanker lined up to the left behind the quarterback.”
Bobby: “Oh, okay.”
Coach Klein: “He gives the ball– No, he doesn’t– He doesn’t get the ball. The receiver goes all the way over there to the left. Once the quarterback has the ball, he fakes to the left. No. He fakes to the right. He doesn’t fake. He thinks about faking. He pretends to fake.”
December 1st, 201210:15 pm
FSU is playing down to GT..
December 1st, 201210:16 pm
At WillGT, agreed… firing up your personel is necessary in College Football, again I note the SEC title game. Vad tries, but I feel like the players he is talking to are more concerned about the triganometry exam or some type of aerospace study they need to accompolish.
Again, I think Ken should become the reporter to crack down on the problems of Tech football. Call our coaches that aren’t doing their job… all of them. But I guess Ken rather, just eat media meals at Tech games and write soft stories on how Cooper saved the FSU game. Give me a break Ken… do some journalist work.
December 1st, 201210:19 pm
Ken is on tweets..don’t have time to respond to us.
Herbstreet is the man. He calls it as diplomatic as it can be… he even says CPJ calls SIMS the best thing that came out of the GA game. But how is CPJ handling him now.
Musberger talking about waiver, intermittenly taking shots of Jim Beam
December 1st, 201210:20 pm
Looks like we got something going…
Again, who tweeting is for twits. I hope he is tweeting about how he can get to the bottom of CPJ coaching skills…
December 1st, 201210:21 pm
Hey. CPJ is going to take a shot down field… what do you think will happen?
December 1st, 201210:22 pm
Hey Ken, did you get you half time meal? Wondering if you were preping some questions for CPJ about his ineffective coaching style.
Ken, Im gonna take your job!
December 1st, 201210:23 pm
Hey fans, rembember when we could take that pitch 20 30 yards. oh well 8 isnt that bad
Maybe we can score here..
Welcome to the truth
December 1st, 201210:25 pm
This O is so hard to watch… Why run a slow developing play to the short side? Urg!
We should go ahead and kick the field goal now!
Another FG coming..should have had TD but Washington can’t pass.
I think teams give us 20 to 20.
CPJ says Field goals win football games.
December 1st, 201210:26 pm
When it counts TW will choke…as always, missed pitch, missed wide open receiver…this crap is boring.
Tevin… if there was ever a time to complete a pass, that was it. Though Godhigh’s tiny 5′7 frame didn’t help either.
Lake Park Jacket
I just want a few Touchdowns please TECH!!!!!!!!
the ball over WR head
December 1st, 201210:27 pm
Hey welcome, can you imagine the day when Herbstreet and Musberger call an Oregon game and say the option didnt develop quick enough. Yeah, me either.
Its sad to think that the Offense has only scored 1 touchdown in the past 2 games so far
December 1st, 201210:28 pm
Defense did their part…so much you can do at this point seeing your offense waste chances over and over.
Alot of could have beens in this game
If BJ Bostic (#7) was the Aback …. it’s a TD.
December 1st, 201210:29 pm
This D consistently takes terrible angles. That’s on the coaches for not teaching.
JP … Get the heck off the GT blog. Below is your post in your beloved Dawgs blog 2nite……
December 1st, 2012
YOU IDIOTS THAT BLAME YOUR COACHES MURRAY AND THE REST SHOULD BE ASAMED OF YOUSELVES AND ARE ALL COWARDS YES COWARDS . GO PULL FOR TECH WE WERE 5 YARDS FROM VICTORY AND THE CLOCK RAN OUT . WE WRE THROWING TO THE END ZONE NOT THE FLAT WE WERE TRYING TO GET 2 PLYS OFF ALL OF YOU COWARDSSUCK AND SHOULD GO BOO SOME 10 YEAR OLD POP WARNER KIDS . YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN THE SAME PEOPLE CHEERING WHEN WE HIT THE TD . ALL OF YOU SUCK
December 1st, 201210:30 pm
There is not enough wine in my house to finish this game! Am I the only one that feels like it is always ONE play that gets us? My only consolation right now is that uga lost.
Busted!! JP … now go jerk yourself a soda.
I’m SO SICK of Paul Johnson and GT and this stupid friggin offense!!! D is gosh awful as well!
aint gonna git it
December 1st, 201210:31 pm
FIRE this stupid jerk!
Hey, this may be a red herring here from me… but all these FGs from us is bringing back memories of 09 ACCCG when Scott Blair was the unsung hero with 5 FGs.
December 1st, 201210:32 pm
I sure hope next year will be better. I also hope CPJ doesn’t waste Vad Lee’s talent by only letting him throw once every 3qtrs. They sure are cutting to commercial quick ( not showing the crowd )
December 1st, 201210:33 pm
“Coach” Johnson!!!!!!!!!! For God sakes, play Vad Lee!!!!!!
Glad I turned down free tickets. Two weeks in a row of this crappy offense is more than I can take. Play calling in the red zone has been horrible ever since Nesbit broke his arm. Hmmmm.
December 1st, 201210:34 pm
I just witnessed a “no gain” from Tech’s defense. Wow!
December 1st, 201210:35 pm
If we go on yo lose this game, looks like it, I will actually give credit to the defense. They made adjustments and gave the offense more than enough chances to not only tie but take the lead. This loss lies with the offense unable to produce anything.
December 1st, 201210:36 pm
This defense is the only reason we are in it…I’d never imagine myself saying that…
Get rid of football at GT! It sucks!
Where was this defense in the first half?
The one game the D gave us the breaks needed the O no shows.
Yippie! Please Figginin SCORE a TD! Please make it a game!
Quit with the “Play Vad Lee” stuff… it doenst matter. it is the SYSTEM.
Hey Ken, will you ask CPJ about his system in big time football please?
Musberger says, “big opportunity for GT coming up.” I say 4 and out. what says you?
Put Vad in!
December 1st, 201210:37 pm
Question – in CPJs O, have they ever passed to a slant pattern? It seems like it’s a fly or nothing.
Must admit, the D is playing better this half.
My bet …. TW will still be in the game.
What is going on with our offense???
I’m glad Basketball has started at GT..We have two good teams..Lady’s should be great.
If Johnson is back I’m going to skip football next year. Can’t take this BS another year. how low can we go!
If do right, the defense is stuck in masters of nuerolotical engineering and astro physics class.
December 1st, 201210:38 pm
Vad Lee time please!!
Unperfect options, lets not get rid of GT football… what else would I laugh at on a Saturday?
December 1st, 201210:39 pm
At the the O will have some great film on running the option to prepare for a bowl game. FSU has executed it all night.
Ok so I am wrong
I disagree with those who have questioned the talent of the team. We have made adjustments and are now playing better on both sides of the ball. However, the difference in coaching and/or execution really shows up in the red zone. If you look at the scoreboard, it’s simply a difference between touchdowns and field goals. Each team has scored three times, and yet we trail by 12. Some of that may be attributed to play-calling, and some may be blamed on poor execution. It bothers me that a team that prides itself on its ability to run the ball can’t seem to gain any ground once they cross the opponents’ 20.
December 1st, 201210:40 pm
Wow. TW makes his first completion. 4th qtr? Really?
December 1st, 201210:41 pm
Just a play late…. here we go!
December 1st, 201210:42 pm
play vad lee, play vad lee, play vad lee. i remember when i thought like you folks.
Belcher killed girl friend and then killed himself. How stupid to waste two lifes in front of his kids and mom..
WTH was that. 5yds short in the dirt
TW needs to tuck in his jersey.
December 1st, 201210:43 pm
He just can’t throw. No arm at all.
That was a nice throw
Nice throw and catch.
Flowery, teams play us from the 20 to the 20s. When we get closer, the opposing teams defense is stacked in their favor. We loose.
Play vad lee play vad lee… you guys kill me.
December 1st, 201210:44 pm
What did I say about the misse TD pass on the prev drive? If Bostic, #7, is in it’s a TD.
The kid MAKES PLAYS!!!!!
Score a TD!!
December 1st, 201210:45 pm
We score a touchdown here and we’ve got a ball game!
I love the way Musberger and Herbstreet embelish the GT players. If i were blind, Id think theyd be calling an Ohio State Oregon game.
Hope we don’t go for another FG.
December 1st, 201210:46 pm
Sick of the qb follow. Miami nightmare continues
GO FOR IT!! TW keeper?
December 1st, 201210:47 pm
GT65, it must really suck for you. I bet you are one that says you’ve seen worse years at GT than now. I think its just your mind playing tricks on you. GT SUCKS now more than ever….
December 1st, 201210:48 pm
finally a TD! and the team wakes up, hope they realize there is 6 mins left in the game though
Tevin did good on that drive, nice throw and good reads.
TD…can I say Maybe?
December 1st, 201210:49 pm
Why go for 2 it makes not point?
I go back to my original point of poor managerial skills….
Love the commercial that follows the GT missed conversion. “Watching a snoozer of a football game?”
Wow.bet the orange bowl officials are starting to sweat now.
Coach Z, how’d that 4 and out call work out?
December 1st, 201210:50 pm
Coach Z..I’ve seen some bad ones but not like this..
Now… if we can get a few more stops from our suddenly-hot defense…
Why go for 2?????
If FSU kicks a FG, and GT were score a miracle TD as time expired, a 2pt conv then would still = a 1 pt loss.
Again, why go for 2 there??? B/c he wanted the practice??
December 1st, 201210:51 pm
AJGT2K, Im a gambler. You got me on that one. I was just playing the odds. Dont think Im not pulling for the Jackets, I just want to see a change…. and Im drinking.
Hey guys, defense is up! What can we do?:
December 1st, 201210:52 pm
Oh cmon…. kick the extra point and you have 16. They get a field goal they have 24. Only one score to catch them. Now, if FSU gets a field goal, Tech has to score twice.
What a bunch of….
I’d run the option.. We haven’t stopped it yet
December 1st, 201210:53 pm
GT65, i wish you were my Dad in the way the dads take their kids to games. I’d love to have seen some in my 25 years following these guys.
Cheers Coach Z
Let’s drink to GT’s Defense.. LOL
Need a big stop here. I am calling a pick on this drive.
December 1st, 201210:54 pm
Can anyone think of a reason why CPJS went for 2?
December 1st, 201210:55 pm
I love Musberger, “the ramblin wreck defense” hahaha… he obviously has been told, HEY BRENT PLAY THIS GAME UP>
If we could pull this out..1. FSU would fire Fisher…2. GT could beat Kent State with a little luck in Orange Bowl with-out many fans.
Looks like GT may be getting fired up.
Sounds like there are actually quite a few Tech fans there … either that or a few people are making an awful lot of noise!
Gues he was planning for FTC they might kick a fg
December 1st, 201210:57 pm
Coach of Al Groh appears on the field, fumble… TECH RECOVERS!
Drink to GT defense!
@Welcome … if FSU gets a field goal, then you’re going to have to get a 2-point conversion at some point. He decided to go for it sooner rather than later. One point really didn’t make a difference either way. We still have to get another touchdown.
December 1st, 201210:58 pm
Drink because of GT defense
December 1st, 201210:59 pm
Come on 3rd downs have killed us all year.
Hey flowerey, get into the game. we are passed that!
We really can’t afford to give up another first down. We need the stop (or turnover) now.
Defense… need a stop or turnover here desperately…
December 1st, 201211:00 pm
Flowery, thanks though. And change your name to F@#%ing branch yellow jacket. Sounds more football
December 1st, 201211:01 pm
Hey Coach … I responded to “Welcome” less than one minute after he asked the question. YOU might have been past that, but obviously HE wasn’t.
December 1st, 201211:02 pm
Big play here!!!
Who would have thought the defense would have kept us in this game? Boy do I wish we could get the ball back and win this thing!
December 1st, 201211:03 pm
Another 3rd down please put pressure on the qb
I drive in 5th gear. Its a combination of OCD and being a Yellow Jacket fan.
No worries… keep up the good work…. INTERCEPTION!!!!!!!!!!!!
December 1st, 201211:04 pm
I guess I called that!!
Ok..2 min drill..
Where was this team earlier????
OK CPJ—Let’s see your offensive magic!
December 1st, 201211:05 pm
If tech scores a touchdown…. im going to ask Ken to keep doing nothing.
may have spoke too soon
Wow TW chocking again
Who pressed the self-destruct button?
Wait a minute.. this is TECH.
December 1st, 201211:06 pm
Defense… thank you… regardless of what happens in this game, you’ve played the best half all season.
OMG! I need more wine!
Un-f’n-believable on the dropped snap!
December 1st, 201211:07 pm
I just heard Musberger say, man CPJ coaches his team doenst he?
Herbstreet is saying the second half tech saved the game for the yellow jackets…
I dont know what to believe. TW is doing good stuff, sims isnt getting the ball and Herbstreet want TECH to win!
December 1st, 201211:08 pm
Just once I’d like to see this team show some heart and come back and win a tough one!
Com’on GT WIN ONE FOR THE GIPPER (I.E. UGA)! LOL!!!
December 1st, 201211:09 pm
Yes… WIN THIS ONE!
Bostic needed to turn upfield for one more step.
This is a credit to the player to come back like this. Please dear LORD give us a blessing.
December 1st, 201211:11 pm
WOW! The Jackets are playing tough.
Georgia completed the unholy cut block and took out bama’s nose tackle. Wonder what they have to say about about that? I’m sure it’s all good since they are UGA just like the referees favoring the smelly, cheating mutts. Someone should really check out how much they cheat.
ANYWAY, let’s do it Jackets!
Haha. At least we know how to spike a ball!
Bundy, its been a long time, but yes I agree with you.
We have a new set of downs and 60 yards to go.
I’d like to see a ground game until about 30 seconds left.
Such a choke artist.
December 1st, 201211:12 pm
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…. Tevin what have you done!
A valiant effort, especially from their D.
Wrong QB in the game!
December 1st, 201211:13 pm
If, A TALLER BJ BOSTIC is in it’s not an INT.
But still … An game ends with a TW int……………….
I guess I’m bad karma. Sorry.
Unbelievable! I really can’t believe he choked again!
Every big game… TW throws INT. WAY TO GO.
December 1st, 201211:14 pm
TW Sucks! CPJ Sucks! and so does is Highscool offense!
What can I say..you make your own blessings. Goodnight all…
Defense did its job the second half.
The O was never set up for that kind of pace, Tevin was bound to crumble, at least we did the right thing at go for the false start to stop the clock
Smart like a fox
like money….TW intercepted in the final drive with game on the line…..it’s what he does
How many times have we watched him blow it and then walk off the field smiling?
Oh well… props to our defense and special teams in the 2nd half… kept us in the game… Tevin failed us again when the game was on the line.
I bet the Orange Bowl people are breathing easier now.
should have played vad the whole game………………….
December 1st, 201211:15 pm
This state is cursed. Every team in this state chocks in big games!!
Just think about this: Alabama would not be in the championship game if Ohio State was not on probation.
Same as Miami not in ACC championship game.
Tech has nothing to be ashamed of.
If the second-half d shows up for a bowl game, have to like our chances…
Thanks for showing some “heart”…you guys gave it your best shot..I think that is all most fans ask!
you can always count on TW throwing an interception or fumbling when the game is on the line. Do not understand why V Lee did not play more.
Stubborn A coach – be glad to see you go too. Good ridance TW
December 1st, 201211:16 pm
If Georgia tech is emblazoned across yr chest then you will probably lose…PJ and TW
blow yet another game for Tech…terrible coach, terrible team.
CANNOT wait to read Quote Board fro m CPJ. This will be good. Get ready.
Honestly, I was worried about this game being a blowout after the first couple of minutes. Good to see that we fought hard.
Not starting vad from game 1 is a fireable offense.
December 1st, 201211:17 pm
Quit with this good effort crap.
Both sides of the ball are handicaped.
If we were good at offense we would have had 21 points not 9. Or at least 14, or the leastest 7 and have won the game.
Its not an outcome I didnt expect… gone are the days were GT surprises me, mans up, and plays ball, KEN please ask the coach what the hell he is doing with this program.
Ken, be a journalist, not a A#@ KISSER.
Needed a waiver
It’s one thing to lose to Bama in the SEC championship game…but lose to FSU in the ACC championship to go to a 6-7 record…wow that’s just lame. HAHAHA THWT
December 1st, 201211:18 pm
Yep, I’ve seen this before with Tevin. Vad Lee is already dialing other programs on his cell phone. Meanwhile CPJ will tell us all again that he “felt Tevin gave us the best chance to win.” Nope, Tevin HAS ALWAYS given us the best chance to lose. I’m done with this coach. Chalk up a loss of 4 tickets in the Letterman’s Lounge if this joker comes back. I can’t stand to watch him- he is obviously a s—ty judge of talent.
Don’t worry TW, we’ll both go down as legends in GT football. We gotsa bunch of records!
FANTASTIC effort by the D!
TW, int to end yet another game! No-nutz Johnson doesn’t play Vad in the 2nd half, after telling the sideline reporter he was going to.
Would Vad have done any worse? Overthrow a wide-open Godhigh, settle for a FG. Game ends on a TW-int, shocker!
Insanity ……. doing the same thing over-and-over, and expecting different results. PJ …… in the bowl game, TW plays the 1st drive and thats it! Vad is the future.
GT joe, seriously, now!
Its not our D it is everything!!!!
Good job, team. Despite the loss, I’m not disappointed. Defense & ST played lights out like I predicted at half time, it’s just our offense was just a little short. Still, well done… we gave FSU a tenacious game.
D did their part. Congrats!
Bottom line, we lost. PJ’s vaunted offense gets in the end zone once and our Sr QB loses another close game with an INT at the end. Our D played a great 2nd half but PJ’s stubbornness makes us losers! Sucks!
December 1st, 201211:19 pm
Keep your heads up guys. You hung in there, came back, and had a chance. Defence, you guys played your hearts out and left it all on the field. That was the best defensive half in a long time.
Take heart, Tech Fans – only 1 more game that we have to watch Reggie Ball…oops, I mean TW.
Maybe the state isnt cursed. Our teams just have poor coaches. Cox was always outcoached in the playoffs. Mike Smith is always outcoached in the playoffs. Richt is always outcoached in big games. And CPJ just plain sucks!
What was Tevin doing on that last lame duck INT? He was squatting down to take a dump while throwing with the girl’s softball motion he excels at. I’ve seriously seen better arms in Pop Warner. Or coach and program are a joke.
December 1st, 201211:20 pm
To the GA fans on here if I recall you all had a pretty bad season a few years back, pretty close record to us, and you waived for bowl eligibility. Also you all were screaming fire Richt.
I love hearing these SEC players talk after the game. It’s like they try to stitch basic words togeter to make a sentence. Kind of like me.
Later….. GT SUCKS at its current coaching postion!!!!!
do right, how can you not be disappointed? We lost again. Moral victory? THW that.
December 1st, 201211:21 pm
Wow, finally everyone wants vad. Where were you guys in September?
We competed, had a chance to win, that’s all you can ask. Sorry we lost, happy we were competitive.
Hats off to the defense by the way, they played well and with some passion.
Bowl game, next year, let’s see what we got baby!
Well, I have to say they showed ALOT better than I thought they would. I see promise with the D. We could have had this one.
December 1st, 201211:22 pm
You guys make me laugh… coddling these players…oh good job, oh nice try, oh if it weren’t for Tevin Washington.
Its not the players fault!
But we could/should have won many this season. Starting with VT
THANKS TW FOR NOTHING! #GODBLESS
December 1st, 201211:23 pm
Nice effort by the Jackets…
You guys should be proud of these kids.
Toadster – you really need to work on what you post.
I’m embarrassed for you and I’m a Dawg.
2 minute offense, need to throw. Hmm. Vad or Tevin?lol
Just looked at SC on ESPN. UGA got beat? Looks like i’m not the only GA head coach to get OUT COACHED today. Ha. CMR ummmm, his interview sounds like sour grapes.
December 1st, 201211:24 pm
TW THROWS THE BALL LIKE IT’S A BRICK! #FOH
GT JOE, VAD LEE Or MR. FOOTBALL, the current coaching staff doesn’t work for GT.
I pull for the Yellow Jackets, because I think laughter keeps a heart young. Keep laughing GT!
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!
@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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