Dogs’ bowl hopes could ride on … Jackets

(Clemson University)

(Clemson University)

It looks as if Georgia’s hopes of landing in the Chick-fil-A Bowl rather than Shreveport’s Independence Bowl might be in the hands of in-state rival Georgia Tech.

Normally, many (if not most) Bulldogs fans would be rooting for the Clemson Tigers in Saturday’s ACC championship game with the Yellow Jackets.

ESPN.com’s Chris Low reports, however, that the Chick-fil-A Bowl is waiting on the ACC title game before finalizing its decision on whether to take Tennessee or Georgia for its SEC slot. A Tennessee-Virginia Tech matchup is very likely, Low says. But if Clemson loses to Georgia Tech in the ACC championship game, they likely would wind up in the Chick-fil-A since the Gator Bowl, which usually gets the ACC championship loser, wants to take retiring Bobby Bowden’s Florida State Seminoles.

And if Clemson winds up in Atlanta, Low says, the Chick-fil-A Bowl might decide to pair the Tigers with Georgia, a longtime rival. That would indeed be a hot ticket.

So what does that do to your feelings about the ACC title game? Can you suppress the gagging reflex and bring yourself to pull for the Jackets if it helps the Dogs’ chances of playing in Atlanta?

131 comments Add your comment

munsondawg

December 2nd, 2009
5:57 pm

I’ll root for Satan before I pull for Tech.

LizDawg

December 2nd, 2009
6:29 pm

I hate tech with all my heart, soul, & mind and would NEVER pull for them.

I would rather drive to Shreveport any day of the week than pull for the maggots to win. Shouldn’t be a problem for Clemson to beat them this time around – they almost did when they met earlier this season and tech won on an illegal play. Spiller is going to run all over Coach Johnson’s D just like Washaun Ealey and Caleb King did ALL NIGHT LONG.

Knowing that we smacked the nerds upside the head 30-24 helps.

Tiddbitga

December 2nd, 2009
9:31 pm

Go, Bees! (dang it)……I really don’t want to go to Shreveport

TDone

December 2nd, 2009
9:45 pm

I think you Muttlanders tend to forget that God has a sense of humor. So please, keep on talking loud and saying nothing.

As someone stated so eloquently, you folks have an elevated view of yourselves.

Enjoy your schadenfreude while you can. It won’t last long.

Go Jackets!!!

Billy

December 2nd, 2009
10:02 pm

I do not care which bowl game UGA goes to. I would hate them to go to the Independence Bowl, since I cannot travel that far with my work schedule and I really wanted to take my Daughter to a Georgia Bowl game for her Birthday. The Papa Johns bowl gets the last SEC pick, but Birmingham is so much closer and the Stadium is so much better than Shreveport. I heard that Tommy Tuberville said on his radio show that Auburn guranteed the Outback Bowl they would sell 30,000 tickets. Im sure nobody cares, but that is against SEC rules.

Jenna Jameson's Gynecologist

December 2nd, 2009
11:31 pm

Go Clemson! I hope Tech never sees a BCS bowl. After keeping Martinez so long Richt deserves to see the small smattering of red and even smaller Iowa State contingency play at the weed eater bowl. God, I hate it for our players though. Sure there will be loads of UGA fans willing to make the drive or pay $924 Delta tix to see that gem in the smallest metro area to host a bowl. Oh well, at least you get casinos and that “unique” blend of East Texas and non-Cajun Louisiana culture if you go. What a joke and embarrassment!

Jenna Jameson's Gynecologist

December 2nd, 2009
11:36 pm

Also, Billy, I seriously doubt Tubbs gives a rat’s a$$ whether AU goes to the Outback or any at all Bowl considering his affiliation there. Did you miss the past year?

Pop Tarts National Champions '90

December 3rd, 2009
12:26 am

D. {{{{{30-24}}}}}

Hey, wait a minute… The link didn’t work. How do I get my Limited Edition Card?

NickGT

December 3rd, 2009
1:01 am

lol UGA > GT on November 28, 2009, not the whole year Good Grief. If one head-to-head determines who had the better season, I feel bad for last year’s Texas team.

jason

December 3rd, 2009
1:10 am

How can Auburn go to the Outback bowl over us… They lost to the same Kentucky team at home just as Georgia did, plus Georgia won the heads up game. Makes no sense at all.

David

December 3rd, 2009
1:10 am

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think Ga Tech also helped out the Dawgs in 1980 when they tied Notre Dame at the end of the year 3-3 and helped Georgia get into the National Championship game.

Tech and Notre Dame have played 32 times, but the Irish will be making their first trip to Atlanta since 1980, when the Yellow Jackets tied then-No. 1-ranked Notre Dame, 3-3.

If Tech really hated the Dawgs to the core they would have done something to purposely lose that game and then #1 Notre Dame would have been playing in the NC game instead of UGA…

So don’t hate the Tech team too much guys…

Dave

David

December 3rd, 2009
1:17 am

SORRY!!!!

I just saw on the internet that UGA played Notre Dame and beat them so the tie with Tech did not do anything or it would have just been another opponet.

Please excuse the mistake.

Ok so Tech did not help the Dawgs that year.

Who really cares where the two go to a bowl unless it is a BCS bowl or a playoff system anyway…

2, 3, 5 losses…Neither school wants anything less than Top 10 caliber seasons to be in the thick of it all…

Everything else is just to pad numbers and bowl wins, etc..

Fladawg

December 3rd, 2009
5:02 am

Outback bowl only.

mmdog

December 3rd, 2009
5:20 am

I could not pull for Tech back when they played the Russian Olympic basketball team.Go Tigers.

Gatorguy

December 3rd, 2009
7:02 am

17 out of 20—-and you mutt fans are still A**HOLES.

Gatorguy

December 3rd, 2009
7:13 am

(((((((((((((((41-17))))))))))))))))
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Jacketman

December 3rd, 2009
7:22 am

lizdawg

Tech beat Clemson on an illegal play? Only the mind of a mutt fan could dream that up. What a genius.

LizDawg

December 3rd, 2009
8:21 am

Yep Jacketman, replays revealed that Tech had an illegal man on the field for the fake kick and in reality that W should be vacated.

SourGrapes

December 3rd, 2009
8:32 am

Good thing you don’t obsess over Tech.

Jacketman

December 3rd, 2009
8:37 am

You’re watching replays of Tech? And you seem to be the only one to conjure this up? You make a great GA fan, blaming the Refs for another team’s win. Geez, you are desperate.

SourGrapes

December 3rd, 2009
8:44 am

Liz you’re only half right, which is about 75% more right than most “Dawg” fans are, so kudos for that. The play was reviewed and PJ was told that the play would be called as illegal from now on (I think because the receiver never checked in), but there was never a threat of “vacating” the win.

http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/3658/georgia-techs-johnson-explains-trick-play-questions-ruling

FSU?

December 3rd, 2009
10:44 am

Ok, just to clarify the Gator Bowl situation, if the Peach Bowl chooses VT, then the Gator Bowl by contractual agreement can select FSU over the ACC championship game loser. It is a very loose interpretation of the contract but since the Gator Bowl is a lame duck with the ACC this year, the ACC is not going to fight it. BUT if the Peach Bowl chooses to invite the ACC championship game loser, then the Gator Bowl must invite VT, and the Gator Bowl and Bobby are out of luck.

Big Dawg:

December 3rd, 2009
5:34 pm

We will be grateful for a chance to play the tigers in Atlanta
after this nightmare of a year!
I will definitely be rooting for the jackets against Clemson.
I will also be glad to see willie and his cover 2 defense leave
Athens on a rocket to the moon somewhere.
anyone can pass for 900 yards a game when they have until the year
2260 to throw!

COACH B

December 3rd, 2009
7:04 pm

As a former defensive coordinator, I can tell you our defensive problems should be equally shared by the offensive and defensive coaches. Too many times our offense turned the ball over in our territory and the offensive scheme looked as if our coaches couldn’t decide what plays to call. True our defense could not generate turnovers, but an offensive staff mired in indecision makes winning equally unlikely because the defense is on the field way too long and we did not have the depth to overcome those offensive miscues. All of this falls squarely at the feet of Mark Richt. He can fire whomever he likes, but the responsibility for this year’s fiasco is his alone. The DAWGS lacked the ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK mode that an offense and defense needs to win consistantly. I’m no fan of Willie and I’ll follow the DAWGS to whatever bowl they go to, but it needed to be said that when something isn’t working, it is the HEAD COACH who makes the changes needed at half-time of a game not when the season is over. Even in the Tech game on our last drive, it seemed we made the decision to “settle” for a field goal instead of continuing to pound the ball at Tech and eat clock. That strategy to “settle” for a field goal is what almost got us beat. We had to rely on a dropped fourth down pass to win a game that we were clearly the better team. We won yes, but I don’t just want to beat Tech, I want to crush them like the insects they are. GO DAWGS!

Hey you idiots...

December 3rd, 2009
8:37 pm

Georgia is 7-5 … a team on the way DOWN.. any idiot should see that
Georgia is 7-5 … a team on the way DOWN.. any idiot should see that
Georgia is 7-5 … a team on the way DOWN.. any idiot should see that
Georgia is 7-5 … a team on the way DOWN.. any idiot should see that

Florida is playing this weekend…. Tech is playing this weekend… where is Georgia playing ??? LOL … getting ready for the Weed Wacker Bowl

NYJacket

December 3rd, 2009
8:38 pm

Should Tech lose to Clemson, maybe the Chick fil A bowl will set up a rematch with UGA?

John

December 4th, 2009
10:13 am

Id rather play in Shreveport if it means Yech takes another loss……..

John

December 4th, 2009
10:14 am

Hey you idiots… guess what the ACC Champ game is a step down from the weed wacker bowl idiot

ray-goff.com

December 4th, 2009
4:47 pm

Shreveport ?
Big time football boys.

Barbara Dooley for Congress

December 4th, 2009
4:49 pm

I’m gonna pull for Tech, not Clemson.

The Alpha Male

December 6th, 2009
2:27 pm

L-Dawg…. you are the king.