Meanwhile, back at the Flats …
The reigning ACC champ is a two-touchdown underdog to a team that lost to James Madison, which tells us much about Georgia Tech and its season. The Jackets are 5-3 but haven’t impressed anybody — indeed, they lost to a Kansas team that was outscored by 147 points in October — and we’ve all kind of assumed their title defense has resulted in an abdication.
Only it hasn’t. If Georgia Tech beats favored-by-two-touchdowns Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on Thursday night, the Jackets will have a realistic chance at again winning the ACC Coastal Division.
Do I see Tech (Ga.) beating Tech (Va.)? Frankly, no. But I’ve been wrong before. (See Georgia-Florida.) And I would never dismiss the chances of a team that has Joshua Nesbitt. And Paul Johnson just might think of something.
I broach the topic because I’m headed to Tech in a bit for PJ’s briefing. (Ordinarily on Tuesday, it has been moved to Monday so PJ can give out post-Halloween candy to brighten the spirits of morose UGA fans. Kidding about that last part.) And I’m kind of wondering what chance you Tech (Ga.) folks think your team has at Tech (Va.). Good? Bad? Slim? None?
I’d say better than slim but not quite good. But again, that’s just me. And sometimes I’m a Negative Nelly. Feel free to discuss, and I’ll be back in a bit. (Sorry. Didn’t mean to make that sound like a threat.)