10-1 & ACC Coastal Champs!

How’s it feel Jacket fans?  We’re 10-1 and locked into the championship game in Tampa as the Coastal Division Champion!

I’m watching Miami flounder around against North Carolina and wondering what could have been, if we hadn’t played them as our third game in twelve days earlier in the season.  I’d love to get a rematch right now…I think we’d steamroll them.

Looking back at today’s game…

The Good!

10-1…’nuff said!

519 total yards of offense and 49 points despite playing the second string for pretty much the entire fourth quarter.

Dwyer goes over 100 yards again and adds a pair of TDs.

Nesbitt goes 6 / 10 for 195 yards and a pair of TDs.

Orwin Smith’s big kick off return to swing momentum.

Ben Anderson’s huge game with five solo tackles and a pair of impressive sacks.

The defense held Duke to less than 300 yards of total offense and a measly 10 points.

The Bad!

Once again, we came out flat on the road and stumbled to a 10-0 deficit before we woke up.

Lack of communication on the fake / muffed punt that resulted in field position that gave Duke a field goal early.

Tackling has to get better. Too many Duke ball carriers shrugged off GT tacklers and got extra yards.

The Ugly!

Kick Off coverage stinks…if we can’t do better we’ll end up watching Boykin (UGA) or Spiller (Clemson) run one back for six points in the next couples of games.  And those are teams we cannot afford to give easy points to.  We MUST kick and cover better.

Game Balls

Offense – Dwyer for sparking the offense

Defense – Ben Anderson for his active play in the middle and his two sacks

Go Jackets!

THWG!

99 comments Add your comment

Jackette

November 14th, 2009
7:40 pm

I was there, nice game, Jackets settled down and took care of business…one side note, with home games at Wake, UNC, NC State and Duke and not to mention Elon hosting App St, I-85 was a b____. The traffic coming back was awful but worth it. Go Jackets!

Baker

November 14th, 2009
7:41 pm

macrotech

November 14th, 2009
7:42 pm

Baker

November 14th, 2009
7:42 pm

OK..second.
When are we going to come out ready to play? Do we need a scrimmage before each game to get warmed up? Even so…I am proud of my jackets!!

macrotech

November 14th, 2009
7:43 pm

sorry baker….you lose…I WAS THIRD!!! ;o)

killerJ

November 14th, 2009
7:48 pm

Ain,t It Great That The Georgia Game Doesn,t Mean Anything This Year Except Good Old Fashion Hate! Step-1-Win Coastal Division-Complete! Step-2-Beat Georgia -coming soon! Step-3-Win ACC Chapionship-Refer To Step 2. Step-4-Win Orange bowl and Finish In The Top 10 Step-5-Have A Very Merry X-mas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THWG.

Buzz29

November 14th, 2009
8:43 pm

Killerj, you need to swap steps 4 and 5 as the Orange Bowl is played after Christmas but otherwise I agree with you.

Orange

November 14th, 2009
8:52 pm

Tech man in Dawg Country

November 14th, 2009
9:32 pm

My game ball goes to Irwin Smith for the kickoff return. That turned everything around.

UGAissolastyear

November 14th, 2009
10:08 pm

No Tech Man – Ben Anderson should get. Far superior what he did in the game. We’ll get lucky every now and then on a kick-off. We need our defense to step up and do better. Ben showed signs of that today. 10 wins! Wow! And we still have 3 more games!!

TML

November 14th, 2009
10:59 pm

Congratulations to our Jackets and Goferit for an awesome ride (so far)! To score 49 unanswered against Dook on the road when we needed this game is most excellent to see. Kickoff coverage MUST be corrected, but with two weeks to rest up and work on it, something tells me CPJ will have them ready to whup the mess out of the Muttlanders. 10-1 and 2009 ACC Coastal Division champions – sounds almost unbelieveable!

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superDawg

November 14th, 2009
11:05 pm

coastal nerds!Nov,28 grows near for your beat down handed to you by the entire DAWG NATION.Tuck all you Fechers!

jabster

November 14th, 2009
11:16 pm

So, SuperDawg, what position do you play? What about the rest of the Dog Nation?

Time for COFH. What’s the good word?

I want to see Joe Cox pull an AJ Suggs and throw pick-sixes all day long.

chuck allison

November 14th, 2009
11:18 pm

Don’t ever say the UGA game doesn’t mean anything. I was there in 1966 when we won 9 straight and then lost to UGA. That can really mess up a good season when you have to live in the same town with those people.

TechMD

November 15th, 2009
12:27 am

ALL GAMES MEAN SOMETHING, and the UGA game more than most.

Enjoy the well deserved week off. The games get bigger and bigger every week.

GT4life

November 15th, 2009
2:41 am

Notre Dame is pushing hard for PJ, I don’t know if we can keep him. They will offer 5 mil a year.

gtne80

November 15th, 2009
5:09 am

Great season Jackets…But…there is only one game. The Dogs. Without a win over the Dogs, the season is highly diminished. Give me a win over UGA and I don’t even care about Tampa or the BCS. Lose to UGA and win the next two and the season is still has a disappointing feel. Buckle down and come out on fire in 2 weeks. We should have fresh legs and a few tricks up our sleeves from having extra time to plan. CPJ certainly knows how big the UGA game is…he said so in his press conference the day his hiring was announced. Can’t wait to see what he cooks up for Thanksgiving weekend!

collegeballfan

November 15th, 2009
7:49 am

Goal – win the ACC championship. Anything else is gravy.

yellowjacket82

November 15th, 2009
8:23 am

GT4Life….ND has already offer CPJ $5 M and he turned them down. ND will go after Urban Meyer.

m

November 15th, 2009
8:34 am

The game ball goes to DRAD (and God and Greyhound) for getting rid of chan gomer gailey, the sorriest excuse for a coach in the history of the world.

None of the current success would be possible if gomer had been allowed to continue to destroy our program, like he did for 6 long sorry years.

Any Tech fan that EVER supported of defended chan gomer gailey in any way…you suck as bad as he does. And especially the complete fools and tools on the Hive that still defend gomer to this day,,,while at the same time enjoying our current success without understanding that it would not have been possible without gomer gone. You hivers SUCK and don’t deserve the current success for the damage that you allowed to be done to Tech’s beloved program.

NOVAJacket

November 15th, 2009
8:54 am

m, Definitely time to give it a rest.

jacket3

November 15th, 2009
9:16 am

Thanks Georgia Tech players and coaches for a truly unique season.

Great time to be a jacket and fan. Great game and thanks to those who drove a million miles to see the game, and thanks to the rest that had to listed to that Stupid Announcer from ESPN. That Pam lady should be only be allowed to call balloon races.

TechMD

November 15th, 2009
9:24 am

M, most of us new Chan was a mistake as soon as it was made. He was obviously a “caretaker” coach that would get us bowl eligible every year but take us no further. But he’s been gone for 2 years now. Why keep harping on it. We’ve got a great coach with a great attitude who runs a clean program. Life is good.

old Tech fan in NC

November 15th, 2009
9:31 am

Mr Boggs, re your wanted rematch with U…UNC had a pass rush that worked (against Dook also).
Without a sufficient pass rush, which Tech does not always seem to employ, Mia might just be tough again. But, we’ll never know…thankfully. Just rush clem’s son would be just fine…(and cox).

ATTN JackG….you still not accepting the perfect option as the proper way for Tech? Come aboard.
It’s time.

William Casey

November 15th, 2009
9:52 am

I want to thank Coach Johnson and the Georgia Tech football team for all the enjoyment you have given this old (60) Tech fan and his college freshman ( Georgia Southern) son this year. Savor the moment! You’ll be able to cherish thse moments for the rest of your lives!

tallahassee jacket

November 15th, 2009
9:55 am

I was at an oyster roast last night, no tv, checking scores on my crackberry. I couldn’t find the UGA/Auburn game – and then it dawned on me…. I was looking at the top 25!

THWG

chris o bomb

November 15th, 2009
10:01 am

m- just remember we wouldnt have these “superstars”(yes… future nfl stars) of juniors, if it wasnt for Chan.

thwg

TDone

November 15th, 2009
10:16 am

It amazes me that some folks are saying that Paul Johnson is winning with Chan Gailey’s players, when Chan Gailey could not win with Chan Gailey players. In addition, remember the Chan Gailey players who transferred out of the program when Coach Johnson came in.

Go Jackets!!!

A Rob

November 15th, 2009
10:21 am

This team just gets it done week in and out. Nesbitt looked really good throwing it out of a more pro-style setup. Would love to see us use that more often to throw the better defenses off (Clemson, Ga). It gives us another option and we can get the ball more to S Hill as well. Blocking the ends may be a small problem with our smaller tackles, Sellers did get manhandled for Duke’s sack….
And if we can’t get kickoffs deeper, it will continually put our defense in bad spots in the next couple of games. Otherwise, team looking real good!

Jackets Keep Rollin'

November 15th, 2009
10:30 am

Chris you are dead right about kick off coverage. We might get smoked the next two games and we can’t afford to give up any extra points to these teams!! May be PJ decides to “Goferit” on on-side kicks more?

macrotech

November 15th, 2009
10:35 am

Don’t worry about superDawg….he’s been getting his predictions wrong ALL season! About halfway in, he disappeared….he’s a ‘dawg’ that is all bark and NO BITE!!! If you don’t feed him, he’ll go find another lawn to soil. No biggie….dawgs eat their own poop…superDawg’s been eating his everytime he’s predicted Tech’s demise. Tis quite sad REALLY…..oh, well! GO TECH!!!

m

November 15th, 2009
10:52 am

Like I said….all chan gomer gailey defenders…then and now….suck as bad as he does.

And to sweep the gomer fiasco under the rug now will just allow history to repeat itself some time in the future. that cannot be allowed to happen…EVER.

We must never have another coach like gomer and all you fans that tolerated him (especially Hivers)… SUCK.

m sucks

November 15th, 2009
11:04 am

give it a rest douche. This off week couldn’t have come at a better time.

Hey Dogtards

November 15th, 2009
11:45 am

m – time to give it a rest man. Enjoy the great coach we have. If the last coach bothers you so much don’t bring him up. If you really are a tech fan, which you seemingly profess to be, you’d at least appreciate the man for bringing us Calvin, Dwyer, Nesbitt, Bey-bey, Michael Johnson, Derrick Morgan, Morgan Burnett, etc. I love CPJ to death, but he is winning with Gailey’s players – for better or for worse (Bey-bey and Dwyer for better, oversized and relatively slow for a CPJ offense O-line for worse).

Why don’t you jump on the CPJ bandwagon instead of proclaiming that you are glad the CCG bandwagon burned to the ground. He’s not even employed at his next job right now.

Mike Lum

November 15th, 2009
12:05 pm

Chan gave us FOUR years of Reggie Ball. Actually, Reggie may have flourished in CPJ’s offense. I’ll keep saying it: beating Clemson again will be tough. We may be better than we were, but so are they.

support Coach Johnson

November 15th, 2009
12:32 pm

jabster

November 15th, 2009
3:08 pm

@Mike: Reggie didn’t have the mental presence and toughness for CPJ. You have to have a Plan B and Plan C to run the SO correctly, and be able to get drilled and then run the same play over again. Other than that, you are correct.

Booger

November 15th, 2009
3:55 pm

love it when the doggs hate their teams performance. barely escaped with a win over the turkeys last night. pathetic.
show up at bd to get more disappointments.

Athens is Loserville

November 15th, 2009
6:23 pm

Let’s go watch the gym dawgs!

Booger

November 15th, 2009
7:16 pm

looks like supremedogg the only pathetic loser able to keyboard after the escape between the hedges last night.

Booger

November 15th, 2009
7:17 pm

which reminds me – how do you get a dogg grad off your front porch?

Louis Skolnick

November 15th, 2009
7:17 pm

lame, booger — just pay for the pizza.

jacketnation

November 15th, 2009
8:34 pm

Tech walks all over Duke, who is no longer a joke. Thad Lewis will be playing on Sundays. However we rattled him pretty good. Got to knock Cox around and stop UGags ground attack.

On our way to Tampa, then the Orange Bowl. Life is good down on the flats.

Not Disappointed

November 15th, 2009
9:48 pm

Lets beat UGA then off to ACC Championship! We are not finish. Come on Jackets & Finish strong!

Ramblin Wreck!

SEC Fact Check .com

November 15th, 2009
10:22 pm

Put some defensive starters on the kick-off team!

RogerDawg

November 15th, 2009
10:53 pm

Well, I haven’t exactly seen anything that makes me think Georgia Tech can match blows with Georgia punch for punch. I guess we will see…but it does seem Tech is slightly over-hyped and over-ranked. After the great Auburn win it’s on to a beat down of Kentucky and then the revenge games against the over-ranked Jackets.

GO DAWGS! :)

RamblinA

November 16th, 2009
12:15 am

RogerDawg – you’re delusional. You beat a piss poor Auburn team and Kentucky is Duke of the SEC. Your dawgs are always over-rated, refer to last season. Go squawk on you own blog.

That said, Our defense and special teams has got to be some of the worst in the country! Womack needs to go, I don’t care if it is his 2nd year.

As to the Miami comment…I think that game would have been somewhat different had we lost. They were prob down finding out just before their game that they were eliminated and didn’t think they really had anything to play for. It’s a shame to see them look so terrible. But I agree, we would steamroll given a 2nd chance!

Go Jackets and I hope our D and ST can freaking figure something out! GO JACKETS!

J-Aut

November 16th, 2009
12:18 am

Ah, it still amazes me when UGAy fans talk so much crap on Tech blogs. It makes me smile that they’re so worried about us…

macrotech

November 16th, 2009
12:23 am

RogerDawg….TOO funny! Is that your way of saying that you haven’t watched any Tech games? Avenge? You’re going to have to wait a while….we have 6 more games to avenge!!! Your dawgs are going to be sent back to athens with their tails tucked between their legs! Run it in slow motion and you’ll enjoy those pup jowls flopping in fear!!! GO TECH!!!

BuLLdawg

November 16th, 2009
3:18 am

It is a big win for Georgia Bulldogs to beat then Number 25 Coaches’ Poll Auburn.

AP Poll and USA Today Coaches’ Poll both have Georgia with several votes. In the computer rankings, Georgia is Number 24 in the Anderson-Hester Seattle Times Poll and Number 26 in the Jeff Sagarin BCS Rankings. The 4 others have us from 29 to 34.

Auburn is still getting votes in every poll, and well they should with wins over Ole Miss, West Virginia and Tennessee. Auburn only has the 1 game against Alabama left.

9 SEC teams are bowl eligible.

SEC has 9 bowls we have contracted with to send our 9 bowl eligible teams.

If Oklahoma beats Oklahoma State like they always do, then both TCU and Boise State will have a BCS Bowl Game. They could play each other in that BCS Bowl Game in Glendale Arizona, the Fiesta Bowl.

SEC has 3 Top 10 teams, in every single poll, but only 2 of the 3 can go to a BCS Bowl. Both will. This leaves LSU in the Cotton Bowl who would want LSU over Georgia at this point, no matter what UGA does – if LSU loses to Ole Miss.. If it is Ole Miss who loses to LSU instead, then, the Cotton Bowl would take Ole Miss over UGA I think. And, just as clearly, it would be LSU then with the win over Ole Miss, in the CapitalOne Bowl as the 3rd SEC team in the Top 10.

Georgia is still slotted for the $3 million dollar Outback Bowl in Tampa Florida.

The Big Ten (11) and the PAC-10, like the ACC, have NO top-ranked team in these discussions.

Oregon Lost to Boise State and Stanford and beat NO top-ranked team.

Ohio State Lost to Southern California whom everyone else beat, and Ohio State Lost to Purdue a 7-Loss team ranked number 77 in the BCS rankings today. Ohio State in the last 2 weeks beat Penn State and Iowa neither of whom played let alone beat anyone.

Georgia Tech finds its opponents this year are 46-48 for all games Tech will play. UGA’s opponents are 59-41 by stark contrast. This is SoS Number 4 for UGA and Number 40, ten times worse, for Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech has not beat any Top-Ranked Team and will not even play one in the ACC Chumpionship Game.

Georgia Tech finds both teams in the SEC Championship Game way ahead of it, and the loser of that game will remain far ahead of Tech. A stumble by Tech and LSU is only 1 place back of Tech.

ACC finds Mountain West Champion ahead of the ACC Chumpion.

ACC finds WAC Champion ahead of the ACC Chumpion, too.

ACC finds Big East Champion ahead of the ACC Chumpion, as well.

ACC finds Big XII Champion ahead of the ACC Chumpion, for good measure.

ACC finds 2 SEC teams both way far ahead of the ACC Chumpion.

ACC Chumpionship Game is so beleaguered that it has been moved out of the Gator Bowl, which had horrid ratings for the game and no one there. This season is no different, with the ACC Atlantic Division offering up as its best team, Clemson. No one will watch the ACC Chumpionship Game, and no one will be there to watch it in person. The stadium will be half empty as always for the ACC Chumpionship Game.

Climpsum Farmers have played 2 ranked teams and Lost to 3 teams. Climpsum played TCU and Lost and Georgia Tech and Lost and throws in on its résumé having played Maryland who beat zero Division 1-A teams except Climpsum. For this, Climpsum Farmers get to play in the ACC Conference Chumpionship.

ACC stinks.

South Carolina can knock Climpsum Farmers out of the Rankings before the ACC Chumpionship Game. I’d bet on that one.

6 teams with 3 Losses are in the AP Poll Top 25, some as high as Number 14. Clearly, UGA can beat Georgia Tech, as always, garner our 60th win against Georgia Tech when there are only 4 teams in all of America who have Lost 60 times to one team, and make the Final AP Poll Top 25.

Kentucky beat Auburn and now faces off against first Georgia and then Tennessee.

Tennessee vols, did I get down to the Tennessee vols, now finally.

3 SEC teams are not bowl eligible, Vandie, Mississippi State (4 wins with Arkansas and Ole Miss remaining) and Tennessee vols are NOT bowl eligible with the other 9 SEC teams who ARE bowl eligible. Of course, there are only 9 SEC Bowl tie-ins, so there is no guarantee (as with South Carolina in recent past who was bowl eligible and found no bowl game wanted them) no guarantee at all that Tennessee actually would get a bowl game seed, even if it beats Kentucky or Vandie.

At this point, the Loss to Tennessee vols by Coach Richt’s Coaching Staff, is the 6th Loss by Coach Richt’s Coaching Staff to a team who ended the season NOT in the Final AP Poll Top 25. Coach Richt’s Coaching Staff has been here 9 years now this year and we have 6 Losses to a team not ranked that year in the Final AP Poll.

You just cannot lose to that kind of a team.

Georgia Losses to Oklahoma State look fine, to Florida looks fine, to LSU looks fine and in fact we had a chance against LSU and then did knock off Auburn. But, the loss to Tennessee vols soured this damned season entirely.

By stark contrast, Tennessee vols have Losses this Year to UCLA, Auburn and Ole Miss, not a 1 of which is a ranked team nor have any hope of being ranked in the Final AP Poll Top 25.

There is much to play for, after the outstanding win against Auburn to pull us within one game all-time in the series at 52-53-8.

Don’t forget that Kentucky beat Auburn too.

The $4.25 million CapitalOne Bowl in Orlando looks like Ole Miss right now.

Sugar Bowl looks like the loser of Alabama Florida for $17 million.

National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena has ONLY Texas against ONLY the winner of The SEC Championship Game.

Music City Bowl $1.5 million looks like South Carolina, clearly way behind Georgia.

Independence Bowl $1.2 million looks like Arkansas, clearly also way behind Georgia.

Liberty Bowl January 2 at $1.7 million looks like Auburn.

This leaves Kentucky in the Papajohn’s Bowl $750 thousand Birmingham.

Ole Miss could play its way out of the CapitalOne Bowl if it loses to LSU. This could send UGA to the Cotton Bowl. I went to the Cotton Bowl once against Arkansas, that could be fun. Ole Miss might then be in the Peach Bowl.

If that happens, LSU would prefer to play to in the CapitalOne Bowl at $4.25 million than in the Cotton Bowl at $3 million.

If you want to do something about this season to make a statement to not be the 1st UGA team starting 1997 to not be in the Final AP Poll Top 25, you will go out and run up the score against Kentucky and then beat the crap out of Tech, win the Outback Bowl and fade into the sunset.

To the Bulldogs Junkyard Blawg Bill King : The players knew that on 3rd and long calling again a running play that was a positive run, that we were not booing them. You are an idiot, as usual, to continue to make that statement that we were, or that now you say the players knew we were, booing them. This team for years now has been poorly coached. We will get change in the off-season, with your help or without it to get rid of this “coaching staff.” Read what you said yourself here on the coaching of this staff in this game sir. Get with the program. We booed the call. Quit with your B.S. we didn’t, or that the players thought we were booing them. We were not and every player on this team knows we want coaching changes and will absolutely demand it for that play call we booed sir.

Georgia has been now to 45 bowls and Georgia Tech to only 38.

Georgia has 25 wins and Georgia Tech only 22.

Georgia has a .605 Winning Percentage in Bowl Games and Tech only .595.

Georgia Tech has been Ranked in the Final AP Poll 6 of the last 12 years dating back to 1997. The first 5 starting 1997 and last year only. Georgia Tech also has never been Number 1 in the Final AP Poll ever, but has 6 NC in the same other polls who have also ranked UGA NC 6 times. UGA has been Number 1 in the Final AP Poll; Tech has NOT.

Georgia has been ranked in 12 of the last 12 dating back to 1997, and needs a large margin of Victory over Kentucky and then any win against Georgia Tech plus our bowl win, as usual too.

The highest ranking Georgia Tech has had in the Final AP Poll Top 10 starting 1997 is Number 9 one time and that is it.

The highest rankings for Georgia in the Final AP Poll Top 10 since 1997 are Number 2, Number 3, Number 7, Number 10, Number 10 again, and Number 7 again.

6 Top 10 Final AP Poll of the last Dozen for UGA.

1 Top 10 Final AP Poll of the last Dozen for Tech.