A lot of ‘ifs’ cloud Dogs’ chances against Jackets

What are the odds that Jeff Owens and the Georgia defense can rise to the occasion against Tech? (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

What are the odds that Jeff Owens and the Georgia defense can rise to the occasion against Tech? (Brant Sanderlin / AJC)

Saturday night’s debacle had been over only a few seconds when someone posed me the question that I’ve been asked several times since: Is there any chance Georgia can beat Georgia Tech?

My gut response: No way.

But that’s not the full answer. This is college football, after all, and a rivalry game. Unexpected things happen. And I’m a fan. We never completely give up hope. Yes, the Dogs could win the game …

If Tech implodes and plays its worst game of the season on offense.

If Georgia somehow manages to scheme the triple option correctly and play disciplined, mistake-free defense.

If Mike Bobo’s offense can avoid turning the ball over.

If, on both sides of the ball, the Dogs refrain from committing needless penalties.

OK, for those eternal optimists out there, I’ll grant that I don’t think it necessarily would take a combination of all those “ifs” for Georgia to win. A sub-par day for the Tech offense and the Dogs not turning the ball over might be enough. Or a really lousy day for the Tech defense and the Dogs clicking on offense could give Georgia a chance in a shootout.

I fervently hope those things happen. But I know the odds are stacked against the Dogs as they take on the seventh-ranked, 10-1 Jackets.

Maybe my pessimism will lessen as the week goes on, but the more I look back at this season, the more doubtful that seems.

What about you? Looking at how the two teams stack up realistically, what are Georgia’s chances against Tech? What has to happen for the Dogs to win? I’d even like to hear the Tech fans’ thoughts on this. Jacket lovers, what in your worst and most unlikely nightmares leads to a Georgia win?

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dead dog

November 23rd, 2009
12:29 pm

Cuz,

This is a lot more serious than a voodoo curse.

UGA VII will wander for seven years in the afterworld looking for A Georgia defense that can stop Paul Johnson.

Willie Martinez will always be a dollar short and Richt will keep giving him one more year to figure it out.

At least UGA VII doesn`t have to go to Atlanta for the beating. He is on a warm beach with others of his kind that stare out to the ocean hoping to see the end. I am afraid this is just the end of the beginning not the beginning of the end.

Montana Jacket

November 23rd, 2009
12:54 pm

I’m a Jacket. Been watching this stuff since ‘62. There is NO WAY any Tech fan can feel over confident about UGA game. Tech has lost more games as a fav than has GA in this little tussle. Can GA win? Oh, hell yes they can win. They shouldn’t, but they well could. We have to play our game on offense, score 3 or 4, and keep the ball. Our D will give up a few big ones, maybe for a score or three. Comes down to the same old adage: Protect the ball, block better, tackle better, don’t make mistakes, don’t turn the ball over, have fewer penalties. On these topics, I think we are better than UGA has performed this year, but….Saturday is Saturday…and THAT is why they play the game. I am cautiously hopeful that the teams we have seen all year both show up Saturday. If so, Tech wins. UGA has the horses. Who says they can’t direct them the right way in this one? Only a wild eyed nutball or some Tech wannabe goober is trash talking this game. I have great respect for this rivalry, and for what UGA can do. I expect us to win this year, but, I did in ‘04, ‘05, and ‘06 as well. I look for an outstanding effort by both teams. Maybe 24-21 Tech. Hope I’m right.

Top Dawg

November 23rd, 2009
12:54 pm

If Aunt Minnie had a mustache, she would be Uncle Fred.

m

November 23rd, 2009
12:59 pm

Even though kinnntucky, tennerseee, floriduh, okie state, and lswho got in on the dawg action early, don’t forget that Saturday is officially the Annual Stomping of the Dawgs.

TECH is going to stomp a mudhole in your sorry dawg arses. And there isn’t a damne thing you can do about it.

And I am never going to stop laughing at you ignorant, inbred dawgs. No wonder uga VII committed suicide.

Ramblin'JB

November 23rd, 2009
1:00 pm

As a Jacket fan I think you’re right on the money. I’ve watched almost as many Bulldog games as Tech games this year and I think I have a fair estimation of what kind of team will show up at Grant Field this weekend. In my mind, even if Tech is playing at it’s worst it’ll be a high scoring shootout like last year because the Georgia Tech offense has been very potent for 2009.

However, after reading several of the comments, I have a response for the Dawg fans that are complaining about “strength of schedule”.

The ACC has 5 top 25 ranked teams of which Tech is one. Tech is 3-1 against them and has two wins over SEC teams (granted they were against Miss State and Vandy.. but still the Yellow Jackets beat them both more soundly than #1 Florida did).

UGA has 3 losses at the hands of currently unranked teams including a loss against an LSU team that fell to unranked Ole Miss. Other than the Florida game… who has UGA faced that is so tough? Auburn? Kentucky? Vanderbilt? Arkansas? South Carolina? Tennessee? These are all the bottom feeders and mediocre teams of the SEC.

Sorry, I just don’t think the “strength of schedule” argument holds up and the ACC cannot be perceived as the weaker of the two conferences when it is better represented in the top 25.

Apart from Alabama and Florida, there’s not another strong team in the bunch.

Cuz

November 23rd, 2009
1:00 pm

dead, I am going to eat chicken today just in case it helps. Now where is my Coach PJ doll and my needles.

Delbert D.

November 23rd, 2009
1:00 pm

Cuz – Great post at 11:28…I laughed out loud.

Some quick observations:
Tech’s kickoff coverage has been a problem, to say the least. Scott Blair, the kicker has 6 solo and 2 assisted tackles. And 6 of them looked like they would have been TDs. Blair is on pace for last year, with his 8 tackles, but some of those were when he was the punter.

The DL has matured as the season progressed. One of the 4 starters out for the year was a DE (Hall). Some kids rotate in. One RS FR, TJ Barnes is a real load at 6′7, 340+. True FR Izaan Cross has been playing well. A pass rush is finally appearing.

The DBs. Where to start. Lost Cooper Taylor, starting rover/saftey in the Miami game. That’s a 6′4 200 lb guy with sub-4.4 speed, now gone for the season. Two starting corners who whiffed their way through the UVA game disappeared at halftime and reappeared with the third string at the end of the Duke game. They are getting their nickels and dimes mixed up, and end up like loose change sometimes. Georgia’s fine receivers may come up big. And hey, Joe Cox has a better passer efficiency rating than McElroy at Alabama.

Yes, Georgia can win. Win the turnovers and keep some drives going. Georgia wins the PK contest hands down.

chris

November 23rd, 2009
1:06 pm

All you people who think this game is close…WAKE UP
Georgia still has Martinez as their D Coordinator. His best game plan was against Tennessee Tech. His game plan against The VOLS made Crompton look like a Heisman Candidate, He watched Miss St, & Arkansas slow down Florida by using a spy on Tebo and then did none of what those teams did and we get blown out. Remember Arkansas is the team that gave up 51 to Georgia.
Do you really expect Martinez to suddenly come up with a way to stop an offense we don’t play all season???
This is the team that is minus 18 in turnover ratio. You think in game #12 we suddenly we learn to hold on to the football??? THis is a team that is one of the most undisciplined in the entire country and all the sudden you think we will stop committing penalties???
I love Georgia but I can’t even watch them play they make me so sick. Georgia will pay next year for letting Cox play out the season and not getting a QB ready for next year. This isn’t a one year problem…Next year isn’t looking alot better.

RAMBLE ON!!!

November 23rd, 2009
1:11 pm

Hey Cuz, your good will is taking all the fun away.

Glad to hear Baylie had a good time at the game, in spite of everything.

Will yall be coming to the game Sat.?

Poor UGA

November 23rd, 2009
1:16 pm

Any other year I would say that this game is close. The UGA team has quit on the coaching staff. This one will be ugly.

Cuz

November 23rd, 2009
1:17 pm

No Ramble. Baylie and I will watch it on TV.

Have fun in Tampa. Beat dem Tiggers.

Hey Dogtards

November 23rd, 2009
1:21 pm

The strength of schedule arguments are crazy. Both teams have played roughly the same schedule, but I think Tech has played more decent teams and more good teams.

Uga has played the only truly great team in Fla.

The rest of the top 25 is telling though. Uga has played three other ranked teams – LSU (#13 in power rankings) and Oklahoma State (#12 in polls but #25 in the power rankings), Arkansas (#23). GT has also played four – VT (9), Miami (15), Clemson (12), and UNC (21).

Vandy is obviously the same.

The rest of Georgia’s schedule (by Sagarin rankings) stacks up pretty evenly with Tech’s:

Auburn (32) v. FSU (34)
Kentucky (36) v. MIss St. (51)
Tennessee (38) v. Wake (61)
USC (47) v. Virginia (67)
Arizona St. (59) v. Duke (69)
Tenn. Tech (178) v. Jacksonville St. (115)

So the big differences are Florida v. VT (favors uga); Miami v. Arkansas (favors GT); UNC v. Oklahoma St. (favors GT); Kentucky/UT/USC v. MSU/Wake/UVA (favors uga); and Tenn. Tech v. Jacksonville St.

The first two, at least IMO, are probably a wash. Any gain from UNC is more than offset by the trio of mid-range SEC teams. The difference comes down to the D-1AA opponent. Unlike Tenn Tech, Jacksonville State has some athletes, including LSU’s former starting QB and some solid D-1 transfers on defense. uga’s margin of victory over Tenn Tech is only 11 points more than Jacksonville’s. Jax St. isn’t great, but unlike Tenn Tech they aren’t a slouch, either. Just ask FSU.

Why the Dogs Beat Ga Tech

November 23rd, 2009
1:21 pm

Last year, LSU beat Ga Tech 38 to 3 in a bowl game. This year, Miami whooped their butts and embarrased them. The dogs will use the SAME plan those guys used to stop the high school offense of the 1 trick ponies. This might be ugly for the triple option Ga Tech whacking. See what Willie did the last time he met an “offensive genius” (ya’ know—Auburn this year? Gus is still cryin’). Tech’s offense probably won’t even score. Remember the LSU game Tech? Expect more of the same. Willie’s gonna open up a can of whoop on your boyz. Nobody’s got 100 yard rusher this year, and it ain’t gonna happen with your high school offense. I predict your offense WON’T EVEN SCORE–JUST LIKE LSU—LSU—LSU….did I mention, LSU Barely beat us at the last second but whooped your butts by 35? This one Georgia’s gonna make sure you boyz remember…for a long, long time. Gerogia wins in a rout…

Cuz

November 23rd, 2009
1:21 pm

chris, I disagree with your assertion that Georgia will pay next year when we go to a freshman QB. Look how well it has worked for USC this year.

Atl Dawg

November 23rd, 2009
1:23 pm

Some polls have Tech’s SOS higher, other have UGA’s higher – http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/polls/120/index1.

However, it should be noted that UGA’s might be higher because Tech is on their schedule as the #7 team in the country…the Dawgs aren’t doing Tech any favors with their #55 (or whatever) ranking.

I love Georgia, but I just don’t see them playing 4 quarters against Tech. I could see UGA being up at half like last year, and then crumbling as Tech’s coaches make 2nd half adjustments and UGA’s take their halftime naps.

dh

November 23rd, 2009
1:26 pm

From this Tech fan’s perspective, I don’t think any game is in the bag. It’s not a doubt of CPJ, it is still hangover from 6 years of Gailey Ball. However, everything Tech has going into the game this year is what UGA had last year (bye week, higher ranking, playing at home). Plus with all the ACCCG talk, I hope Tech does not look past UGA, which could happen, especially when you are dealing with 18-21 year olds. I think UGA will play there hearts out. A lot of these guys have played each other since high school so it really means a lot to them. If Tech plays defense like they did against UNC, and offense like they did against FSU, then Tech should win comfortably. Plus if UGA plays undisciplined (silly penalties, turnovers), again Tech should win. Either way, I will be taking my anti-stress meds because it is Clean Old-Fashioned Hate, and anything can happen.

GO JACKETS!!!

Atl Dawg

November 23rd, 2009
1:28 pm

@ Hey Dogtards

Does that mean that Jax St.’s defense is 35 points better than GT’s based upon their common opponent FSU? I don’t think so…

Also, Perriloux (former LSU QB) didn’t play against GT cause he can’t keep from fighting people off the field….so the Jax St. team that GT played was a shell of itself.

I agree with you that both teams have played roughly the same schedule, and let’s leave it at that.

U-no

November 23rd, 2009
1:30 pm

Hey Cuz,

I like the meteor landing at the 50 yard line! That would be awesome! There would be replays of that on cable for years to come! I just hope there is an early warning system to track that sucker as it comes in so everyone can run like H to get out of the way!

As a die hard Tech fan, son of a Tech grad (1941), and having to deal with all the Pup fans in the family at Thanksgiving I have learned to enjoy humble pie. It’s one of my favorite desserts at Thanksgiving. However, I may risk talking a small amount of smack in our visit to the family gathering this year… I think I won’t have to big a risk of eating roasted crow for Sunday brunch!

Hey Dogtards

November 23rd, 2009
1:32 pm

Why the Dogs Beat Ga Tech said “Last year, LSU beat Ga Tech 38 to 3 in a bowl game. This year, Miami whooped their butts and embarrased them. The dogs will use the SAME plan those guys used to stop the high school offense of the 1 trick ponies.”

Really? That’s the best you can come up with. I agree uga may beat Tech. But c’mon, really? You don’t think better defenses, such as Clemson, VT, and UNC all watched that video? You don’t think they all tried to come up with a plan to stop the option? Yet I believe GT rushed for over 300 yards against each one. There’s not a “plan” that can shut down this offense, just like there’s not a “plan” that can shut down any offense – spread, pro-style, whatever you want to label whatever kind of offense.

The only thing that can stop this offense is the same thing that can stop any offense. Well disciplined and executed defense. That’s it. It’s not complicated.

RAMBLE ON!!!

November 23rd, 2009
1:32 pm

Heres the nightmare of all nightmares.

USC beats Clempson and UGA beats GT.

Bowden and Gailey would make that happen.

Okiemon

November 23rd, 2009
1:32 pm

To George P: from one Tech fan to another, please refrain from pointing out that our pass defense is our weakness. Martinez may not have figured that out yet, and we shouldn’t tell him.

gtechsta

November 23rd, 2009
1:33 pm

Cuz, glad to hear your daughter, minus the game, was queen for a day. That was the important thing. Any Tech fan knows that UGa has the talent to take this one from us. We have an advantage on the sidelines with coaching but a turnover here/there and if Tech’s special teams pukes on itself again, then look out. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Why the Dogs Beat Ga Tech

November 23rd, 2009
1:41 pm

Hey Dogtards–

Seen our 3 NFL bound D-Lineman this year? They ain’t gave up 100 yard rusher to ANYBODY ALL YEAR and it ain’t gonna happen with your 1 trick ponies High School Offense. Just like LSU, who needed a miracle to beat us but kicked your butt by 35, LSU all over again….in a Red Shirt. Have fun boyz….

Gus over at Aubrun is still cryin’ (he had the #1 offense in 2007 AND 2008). He THOUGHT he could run against Willie too. The only WAY Tech has a CHANCE is to beat us passing, but your guys are AWFUL THERE, worst passing completion % in ACC, so we’re good. Georgia in a rout, your boyz ain’t even gonna score.

Delbert D.

November 23rd, 2009
1:50 pm

Why the Dogs – What year is this, anyway? Now you have me confused.

AugustaJacket

November 23rd, 2009
1:53 pm

AugustaJacket – “Tech’s pass defense it pitiful. Cox will have 7-8 unpressured seconds to throw the ball each throwing down.”

George P — “AugustaJacket, you are forgetting that they can only double team Derrick Morgan for so long before Ben Anderson or someone else will get the pressure on. We won’t be seeing many 7-8 second long pockets”

George P – I hope your correct and I look foolish after this Saturday. The problem is that we’ve both witnessed GT’s DLine get poor pass pressure most of this year. Yes – against Wake they came up big when they had to – which was relieving. To be sure – Morgan is a stud. I’m just not convinced that we’ve played many teams that have the O line talent and depth as UGA. I hope I’m wrong, but I think Cox is gonna have plenty of time to throw to AJ Greene and not be pressured. If I’m setting up a strategy to beat my mighty Wreckers – Every set of downs I’m gonna at least once spread the field and mix up the short and long pass. I think that’s our biggest defensive weakness. If UGA can play short and long pitch and catch then it’s gonna be a shoot out – but Tech will prevail!

Poor UGA

November 23rd, 2009
1:55 pm

Hey Why the Dogs….how many yards did Willie’s defense hold Roddy Jones to last year?….and I believe that GT is 2nd or 3rd in the Country in paasing efficiency…Bey Bey Thomas has a comparable (maybe higher) per game average than AJ Green. It will be a good game for the 1st half, but GT pulls away.

m

November 23rd, 2009
2:03 pm

I can’t wait for this weekend! When we go out and beat Uga, there is going to be the biggest tickle pile ever after the game. I cannot wait to be the pivot guy in our circle. I will definitely be lapping up “oysters” on crackers.

m

November 23rd, 2009
2:08 pm

Saint Simon’s, Ramble ON! Ya’ll are invited too!

RAMBLE ON!!!

November 23rd, 2009
2:10 pm

Of course I will be there m, I never miss a good tickle pile. Are you still allergic to lube? Anywho, I can’t wait for our sexy guys to beat those mean ol bulldogs.

RAMBLE ON!!!

November 23rd, 2009
2:11 pm

Are we meeting at Backstreet after the game as usual?

Dean

November 23rd, 2009
2:15 pm

UGA’s chances?
1. When pigs fly and talk at the same time
2. AND Tech doesnt show up to the game.

No more of my money to UGA till things get fixed!

m

November 23rd, 2009
2:17 pm

It’s a date Ramble!!!

Saint Simons

November 23rd, 2009
2:22 pm

Sorry guys, my mom needs the car that night. I wish I could be a part of the tickle pile. Oh by the way 34-27!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA! I love when UGA loses. I just wish I understood football. The guys sure are cute!

Dorsey Hill

November 23rd, 2009
2:26 pm

What we need to do is run the ball for all 4 quarters. have no turnovers and have a real plan to deal with the triple option. Slowing that offense down is not about “assignment defense” as many would have you believe. The reason is simple. Once they figure out which player has which assignment, they block that guy and get a big gain. There are two ways to frustrate this offense: One is to attack and disrupt by hitting Nesbitt early and often and forcing him to make quick and difficult decisions with the ball. In other words, just like you blitz to make a qb make a desicion to throw quicker than he wants, you pressure him to act outside of his comfort zone. One play he needs to DE in his face on another the OLB on another a safety. When he has to wonder who he is reading and all of the guys he is reading hit him hard, that offense will come to a halt. Whether he bellies, keeps it or pitches it he needs someone to take him down on every play.

The other is to make everything go east and west and allow nothing north and south. You do this by simply clogging up the running lanes and pushing everything to the sidelines. You aren’t trying to defeat blocks or to penetrate gaps so much as your are trying to bottle up the north/south and cut back lanes. This way you “corral” them in the flat and then take them down.

If we do one or both of these, I think we’ll be fine. If we do the assignment defense like we did last year where they never ever changed the assignments, it’ll be a long night.

Reggie Ball

November 23rd, 2009
2:35 pm

Any chance I can meet up with you guys for the tickle pile? I think my boss at Blockbuster will let me off Saturday night

Delbert D.

November 23rd, 2009
2:36 pm

Yes, it’s as simple as magic to stop the offense.

Dr M

November 23rd, 2009
2:37 pm

As all Dawg fans know, last years starting QB, Matthew Stafford, turned in a monumental performance yesterday to pull out a victory for the lowly Detroit Lions with no time left on the clock. I went back and read the live blog in the Detroit Free Press and it was interesting to go through all the doomsaying comments by the Lions fans all the way through to the amazing finish where Stafford came back in with a left shoulder injury to throw the winning TD pass. The moral: None of us know how this thing is going to end up. UGA certainly has a shot at winning but I would be the last person to bet money on it….God only knows how this will play out.

Cuz

November 23rd, 2009
2:42 pm

A High School offense versus a Middle School defense. Sigh.

Where is my copy of “Facing the Giants”.

m

November 23rd, 2009
2:43 pm

I sure am jealous of the center for the Detroit Lions, what I wouldn’t give to have that strapping young man behind me!!! I get the vapors just thinking about it

RAMBLE ON!!!

November 23rd, 2009
2:56 pm

m wrote:
Even though kinnntucky, tennerseee, floriduh, okie state, and lswho got in on the dawg action early, don’t forget that Saturday is officially the Annual Stomping of the Dawgs.

TECH is going to stomp a mudhole in your sorry dawg arses. And there isn’t a damne thing you can do about it.

And I am never going to stop laughing at you ignorant, inbred dawgs. No wonder uga VII committed suicide”

I was with you up until the uga comment. You know how much I love dogs and the cool trick with peanut butter that my poodle “buzz” does to me.

HH

November 23rd, 2009
3:02 pm

If UGA were to beat the Institute, it would simply give Richt an excuse to hold on to the incompetents he has surrounded himself with and has inflicted upon the UGA fanbase. As I said before, I do not like to see UGA lose, but, in this instance, I hope Paul Johnson puts the last nail in Willie’s “coffin” and maybe the first one in Richt’s.

Delbert D.

November 23rd, 2009
3:22 pm

Dr M – Good post. That’s similar to what Aaron Murray did in high school, coming back from a broken leg to win the state championship game for Plant.

Next Year

November 23rd, 2009
3:39 pm

See lots of people talking about next year

46 – number of freshmen/RS on the GT team. Some are already playing

If PJ coaches them like he is with this group of 2 and 3 star rated players, watch out!

The only way GT gets worse is if they start losing them early to the NFL – wait, isn’t one of the ways you attract top talent?

Now for something a bit controversial – Could you imagine how good GT would be with UGA’s players? (of course Cox wouldn’t be QB)

SuperB

November 23rd, 2009
3:41 pm

Let’s face it– Mark Richt, Mike Bobo, and Willie Martinez all get F-minuses for their performance this season. Georgia has top ten talent but bottom ten coaches. Richt can’t coach a “licht,” Bobo ain’t got it, and Martinez is ….. (fill in the blank.) Our secondary is pitiful and who coaches that? You know who. Byron Evans couldn’t cover my house. Does Georgia even have a special teams coach?

wes

November 23rd, 2009
3:55 pm

Tech fan here….

Watch Georgia double team Tech’s defensive end, Derrick Morgan (#91) on EVERY PASSING DOWN. No team that has played us hasn’t double teamed in those situations and he STILL has 12.5 sacks on the year.

Luckily for Georgia fans, this will be the last time you have to face him. He’s going to the NFL in a few months (99% sure).

GeorgiaBorn

November 23rd, 2009
4:09 pm

It’s obvious from the Techies posts here that they have not and will not ever learn how to be a winner. Every 10-12 years, they put together a good season. Every 7-9 years, they beat UGA. Yet when we read their posts, they are pounding their collective chests like they are a dominate powerhouse year after year after year. You could say “act like you’ve been there before”, but honestly they haven’t in a long while. And I am not talking Natl Championships. I am just talking about putting together 10 win seasons. So, every 10-12 years Tech crawls out from under their rocks and plays good football and the techies start running their mouths. Then they fall back to mediocrity and the stands are empty and they disappear from the blogs.

mcdaviddawg

November 23rd, 2009
4:51 pm

Your smoking something if you think Georgia wins. We won’t bet any body that’s good without coaching and we don’t have any. Tech on the other hand, is very well coached and will make adjustments if needed. Something we bulldogs don’t do. Maybe after next year we can look forward to having coaching.

Bet on It

November 23rd, 2009
4:57 pm

Where is the faith, bulldawg fans?! There is always hope the entire Tech team will come down with the swine flu on gameday. Word has it, that the wonks in the dawg nation animal husbandry has it all down to isolation of the swine virus. That same virus just might be introduced into the techmites ‘juice’. THEN, the dawgs would have to face various techies that they could recruit at the Varsity, probably from the fries line. THEN, the dawgs would have, maybe a 30-70 chance.

Buzz Belle

November 23rd, 2009
5:02 pm

Huge Tech Fan here. But on any given day, anybody can win and that is why you play the game. My assessment: Ga wants to win very badly to try to turn an ugly season around somewhat. Ga has seniors that do not want to end their last game on a loss, at BDS. Ga. has very talented players and we all know it. Their problems are Tech also has seniors that want this game more than last year. Nesbitt is far better than last year. Tech is much more disciplined and – bragging rights here, Tech has better coaching. Nesbitt’s passing has improved greatly – another threat with the option. I just don’t think WM defense can handle what is about to be thrown at them. Tech was clicking early on, they are fine tuned now. Hoping for a good game, I’ll be there partying all the way!

Tony

November 23rd, 2009
5:45 pm

Everybody on both sides needs to take a deep breath. Number one as a Tech fan, we need to be humble about the last two seasons. We have endured so many seasons of mediocrity that it’s nice to be where we are today. We should not sling mud at the Dogs just because they have done that to Tech fans. What i have learned is that what goes around comes around. Lest Tech fans forget where we have come from, we need to simply enjoy the ride and quit talking so much smack because we have not played the Saturday game yet. I for one truly felt sorry for Cox on Saturday, even as a Tech fan. This guy has waited five years for a season like this. You know that he feels horrible and you know that his family and friends are in the stands. I don’t want the dogs to beat Tech however you gotta feel for the guy. Go Jackets!