Listen up Jacket fans…
Right now it doesn’t matter that Tech has a comparable schedule strength to the Gator or Bama.
It doesn’t matter that Tech will finish the season against tougher competition.
It doesn’t matter that TCU and Boise State are ranked ahead of us.
It doesn’t matter that Nesbitt and Dwyer are putting up comparable or better numbers than Tebow or Ingram.
It doesn’t matter that we don’t get the benefit of the doubt that SEC programs get.
It doesn’t matter that we’re off to the best start in nearly a decade and a Top 10 ranking.
All that matters is that we’re about to play Duke on the road…for a definitive lock on the ACC Coastal and a berth in the championship game in Tampa on December 5.
5-4 Duke…Duke with a winning record and victories against NC State, Maryland, and Virginia.
Duke who is averaging 370 yards of offense per game…301 of it in the air…
Duke who is scoring almost 27 points a game behind Thaddeus Lewis who has 2400+ yards of passing and 15 TDs on the season against only 5 INTs.
Duke who has the #11 ranked passing game in the nation against GT’s #68 ranked passing defense!
I was there in 2003 when Chris Douglas ran for 200+ yards and we lost 41-17.
If Thaddeus Lewis goes nuts on us Saturday and our defense doesn’t play four quarters of fundamental football we’ll find ourselves in a dogfight on the road.
The ACC Coastal Division championship is the biggest thing on our plate right now…ignore everything else!
Lets get into the Bye Week at 10-1 before we think about bigger and better things or perceived slights or insults from the pollsters.