What a great Saturday…family time in the morning, the Jackets stomping a hole in the Hoos and the Charlottesville Curse, and more family time in the evening. It just doesn’t get any better than that!
Jackets Stomp the Hoos 34-9!
After a slow start, Paul Johnson once again made halftime adjustments and opened the third quarter with a monster, clock devouring drive that resulted in points.
18 plays, 82 yards, and almost 11 minutes…are you kidding me? What we’re seeing is a little bit of what the Navy fans told us we could expect. They call Johnson’s offense “The Big Stick” for just this reason. Johnson pounds and pounds and pounds some more…and opposing defenses crack and crumble and give up crucial scoring drives late in games. We’ve seen it against several opponents this season…
Also…hats off to the defense. What a tough, gutsy performance on the road. The Hoos got into scoring position a couple of times only to be turned away from the endzone.
Wishful thinking from Opponents…
After perusing some opposing message boards, I’ve detected a common theme…Fear.
The fear is understandable. But it really gets amusing when you read the rationalization that helps them sleep at night.
“Johnson is only winning because of Gailey’s recruits!”
“Johnson is only winning because of Nesbitt and Dwyer!”
“Johnson won’t be able to recruit another QB and running back as good as those guys!”
I hate to break it to people…but the GT offense is likely to improve well after Nesbitt and Dwyer are gone. Why? Because Johnson will be recruiting the top option quarterbacks and running backs in the country year after year. And he’ll also be recruiting his own style of linemen that will be more suited to blocking and playing in his offensive system. What the Jackets may lose in big play capability will be more than made up for in efficiency and steadiness. Anyone who has watched Navy run this offense for the past several years will know what I am talking about.
The Jackets will continue to recruit heavily in talent rich Georgia and will be doing so as a BCS level team that goes bowling every year. There will be no lack of solid recruits looking to play on the Flats.
Combine the efficiency of the Johnson’s option offense with the big play capability of BCS level recruits…opponents will soon change their tune from “Tech won’t be able to recruit…” to “We really wish someone would come and hire Johnson away from GT…”
Clemson Knocks Off Miami!
I spent the latter part of the evening at my Uncle James’ 80th birthday. While my dad is a UGA alum and fan, James and his family have always been Georgia Tech fans. Once the photo slide show was done at the party, one of my cousin’s commandeered the laptop and quickly found a Gametracker so that we could follow the Miami vs Clemson game. There was much happiness and more than a few high fives when we got the news that Clemson had knocked off the Canes in overtime.
That win not only puts Tech in the driver’s seat in the Coastal division but it may set Clemson up on the Atlantic side of the conference.
Could we be looking at a potential GT vs Clemson rematch in Tampa in early December? How much fun would that be?