Season Tickets, the Home Schedule, & AP Poll

Like most collegiate season ticket holders, this past week included my own personal vigil for the FedEx delivery truck.

I was rewarded, on Tuesday, with my 2010 Georgia Tech season ticket package.   Tossing aside the various fillers and advertisements, I quickly found what I’d been waiting for…the tickets themselves.  The tickets showcase the helmets of both GT and the day’s opponent while also specifying the “theme” for the day.

  • September 4 - “Opening Day” against South Carolina State.  Another ubiquitous “bulldog” team and our first chance to see Al Groh’s 3-4 defense in action.
  • September 25 – “Family Weekend” against North Carolina State.   By the time we face the Wolfpack we’ll have already gone on the road against Kansas and North Carolina.  We’ll have a pretty good idea about how good this 2010 team will be.  NCSU will be coming off a Thursday night game against Cincinatti.
  • October 9 – “Homecoming” against Virginia.   The sixth game of the season will be both Homecoming for the Jackets and revenge time for Al Groh as he faces the program that just fired him.  There is a high potential for drama in this one folks…
  • October 16 – “Hall of Fame Weekend” against Middle Tennessee State.  Don’t expect the Blue Raiders to roll over and play dead.  These guys went 10-3 last year and beat Maryland en route to a bowl bid.  Dwight Dasher is a senior QB, from the state of Georgia, who has been named to the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List, the Paul Horning Watch List, the Manning Award, and the Walter Camp National Player of the Year Watch List.  In other words…the kid can play!
  • November 13 – “1990 National Championship Reunion” against Miami.  The Jackets will host the Hurricanes in a continuation of a rivalry that’s beginning to develop some bad blood and intensity.  The guests of honor will be a reportedly sizable group of players from the 1990 National Championship team.
  • November 20 – “Senior Day” against Duke.  Josh Nesbitt and the rest of the 2010 seniors will play their last home game on the Flats.  We’ll also get a close up look at Sean Renfree, the highly touted QB recruit who switched his decision from GT to Duke when Paul Johnson was hired and the Jackets went away from the pro-style offense.

The Associated Press pre-season poll is out and Georgia Tech is ranked 16th.

That feels like a good ranking to me.  Not too high and not too low.  Its about right for a conference champion that’s bringing back a senior QB but also replacing four NFL draftees while also changing defensive coordinators.

The ACC (five teams) and the SEC (six teams) dominate the poll with 11 of the Top 25 rated teams.

If the Jackets start the season in the mid-teens and are able to ring up wins over Kansas, North Carolina, and NC State before the month of October then they’ll likely be flirting with Top 10 status when they go up against Wake, Virginia, and Middle Tennessee.

If we’re 7-0 before the Clemson game then the stretch against the Tigers, Hokies, and Hurricanes takes on major BCS implications.

Looking ahead like that would probablty aggravate Paul Johnson, who has already been quoted as saying he doesn’t like preseason polls.

Still…its hard not to get excited about Josh Nesbitt running this offense in his senior season.

And if Al Groh’s defense can force a few punts and improve from last season…all bets are off!

Go Jackets!

68 comments Add your comment

Student

August 22nd, 2010
11:40 pm

First.
Also, classes start tomorrow. Yikes.

Vegas Jackette

August 22nd, 2010
11:47 pm

anyone going to see the Jackets play at Kansas? KU only sells 4 tickets per package, you are not allowed to purchase less..Just wondering

JacketFan86

August 23rd, 2010
12:21 am

12 days!! cant freakin wait! gonna be a good yr! nesbitt and allen will be huge playmakers!!

chris o bomb

August 23rd, 2010
12:30 am

you forgot to mention uga, the team that makes fun of us while their number of towns around if any can show up to destroy their campus without tickets, because it should be a given win.

anyways, I hope we can stay undefeated heading into va tech.

uga_alum_93

August 23rd, 2010
12:56 am

Can you still call it a National Championship if the poll (UPI) doesn’t exist anymore and the Bowl Game (Citrus) doesn’t either? The proper name should be 1990 ACC Championship Reunion – that is more accurate. If you don’t win the AP Poll you shouldn’t count it.

AugustaBuzz

August 23rd, 2010
3:15 am

UG_alum_93, You show me your crystal football and I’ll show you mine.

JOSHUA Nesbitt...

August 23rd, 2010
6:45 am

…Who you callin’ Josh??????

sansworld

August 23rd, 2010
7:50 am

UG_alum_93,
So now you guys are denying the 1990 season?
,

TDone

August 23rd, 2010
8:42 am

UGA Alum_93, are you now saying that Muttland’s 1980 championship is half a championship?

Are you now saying the BCS championship does not count since the AP is not part of the BCS construct?

Are you saying any and all split championships don’t don’t count? Tell that to USC, Oklahoma, Alabama, Washington, and Miami?

You people never cease to amaze me.

Trey

August 23rd, 2010
8:55 am

The poll does still exist. It’s called the coaches poll moron. Why do you think Tom Osborne said he voted for GT because they were in his opinion, the toughest team they had played all year. You uga fans really are jealous aren’t you. I mean you troll on this blog which isn’t even a major blog. No offense Chris. Can’t wait to beat your crap team this year. You will lose 5-6 games with a no experience qb.

Butts Wagner

August 23rd, 2010
9:01 am

Can you still call it a National Championship if the poll (UPI) doesn’t exist anymore

Do you mean the Coaches’ Poll? That poll that is currently used as 1/3 of the BCS formula? Is that the poll you are referring to?

History sure makes a dog fan look stupid

August 23rd, 2010
9:01 am

The Coaches’ Poll began selecting the top 20 teams on a weekly basis during the 1950-1951 college football and basketball seasons. It was initially published by United Press (after 1958, United Press International). For the 1990-1991 football and basketball seasons, the poll expanded to a top 25, and it has retained this format since.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coaches%27_Poll

jacket backer

August 23rd, 2010
9:07 am

silly leg humpers, 30+ years of frustration and your best shot at relief came and went a few years ago. The true “shared” nc came in 1980 when Herschel was kind enough to allow the university to take credit for his trophy. Does he bring it back to athens when he returns for homecoming? Or does he return, after all this is a man who chose to leave the paradise of athens to go to work for Donald Trump, in New Jersey, in the USFL. That’s just a trio of wrong.

It's not only

August 23rd, 2010
9:09 am

history that makes dawg fans look stupid, it’s pretty much life that takes care of that.

Cuttysark

August 23rd, 2010
9:25 am

The Yellow Jackets will have a difficult schedule heading into November, but with players recruited by Paul Johnson, and Al Groh in charge of the defense, they have another opportunity to play for the ACC Championship if they can knock off the Hokies in Blacksburg who should be rated in the top 5 after defeating Boise. For more Georgia Tech Football articles go to http://isportsweb.com. Go Jackets!

Cuttysark

August 23rd, 2010
9:39 am

To Vegas Jackette, I requested a ticket to the KU game and expect to receive that in the mail sometime the first week in September. I was already charged for the single seat so I’m not sure what the 4 seat requirement is that you are referring to with KU. Should be a fun game as Turner Gill is really getting the Jayhawk nation excited about their football team. Go Jackets!

Denver Dawg

August 23rd, 2010
10:05 am

worried about Middle Tennessee State, eh? fretting about getting past Kansas? don’t worry boys, that 7-0 start you crave is well within reach..

Wreckbone

August 23rd, 2010
11:38 am

I think you can still buy tix from Tech and sit in the tech section. I jut bought UNC game tickets last Friday and I figure we wont travel well to Kansas.

Looking forward to the season. I think with all the otehrs getting another year of experience will help. I think the offense will be crazy good if the passing game picks up as we all are hoping it will.

A 55,000 seat "stadium", with 30,000 empty seats....in the Ghetto

August 23rd, 2010
12:38 pm

So November 13th, players from the 1990 Colorado Buffaloes will be present for the pregame? That’s weird.

Also, on October 2nd, the same players from the 1990 Colorado Buffaloes will be honored in Boulder before the CO/UGA game.

Those players sure are getting a lot of recognition this year!! Good for them!

Rumor has it....

August 23rd, 2010
1:23 pm

….that if Colorado manages to screw up the celebration before the game, the officials will give them another chance at it. Stupid mutts, just deal with the fact that Tech won a nc in 1990. Colorado should be ashamed of themselves for having a celebration for 1990.

Fred or Lamont?

August 23rd, 2010
1:28 pm

55,000, it really gets under your skin that Tech won a nc in 1990? So much so that you need to rely on the lamest of lame responses, that Tech shared a nc in 1990. Look at the facts, Colorado was given a gift that borders on criminal. 30 years of frustration is starting to show.

ty webb

August 23rd, 2010
5:29 pm

1990 co national champs. And did the free hot dogs and cokes arrive via fed ex too?

Jacket Lady

August 23rd, 2010
7:26 pm

Vegas Jackette, just purchased two seats from KU last week.

jabster

August 23rd, 2010
7:34 pm

How to win a MNC when the zebras give you a mulligan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQJT8q0MMwQ

No crystal football for CU.

uga_alum_93

August 23rd, 2010
10:55 pm

Who was the real Champion?:
Noon game in Orlando versus a mediocre Nebraska or a top 5 match-up @ night in the Orange Bowl against Notre Dame…I will (and so will most of America) go with the latter. It’s ok Tech claim it if it makes you feel better but I bet 95% (or more) of the Georgia public couldn’t name one player on that team.

dagnabit

August 24th, 2010
1:47 am

Wouldn’t that make Tech a real TEAM.

dawgfan

August 24th, 2010
9:49 am

I personally could give two craps about your 1990 “title.”

4-14 vs. UGA since. And you clowns wonder why we’re not shaking in our boots because you won an All Crap Conference title.

Good day Techies.

@WreckBuZZ

August 24th, 2010
10:58 am

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JB

August 24th, 2010
11:03 am

What we are really saying is that at the end of the day, on 11/27, it will be 9 of the last 10 and we ALL know it.

That’s what we are really saying. :-)

HBTD!!!

Dan

August 24th, 2010
11:45 am

Ummm, the UPI is the Coaches’ Poll now and the Bowl Game does exist, UGA Alum. I believe your team played in it Jan 1, 2009. But hey, don’t let facts get in your way.

CrackDaddy

August 24th, 2010
11:45 am

UNC will face LSU with its (UNC’s) top two players (Austin on D, Little on O) missing. If UNC plays LSU within 1 TD, it will make a statement. Either LSU is overrated, or UNC can play w/anyone in SEC. Spin it SEC fans!

Dan

August 24th, 2010
11:46 am

And by the way, if the AP Poll is the only one that counts, we can go ahead and take away LSU’s 2003 Championship which would matter to all the UGA fans who live vicariously through other programs in the conference.

gtgirl

August 24th, 2010
11:52 am

I also was very excited to get my season tickets…and look forward to celebrating the year that I became a football fanatic…1990! :-)

Still@theBAR

August 24th, 2010
12:34 pm

If Colorado could beat UGA and Tech celeberates 1990 it would be a fun season.

dawgfan

August 24th, 2010
1:27 pm

Only a Tech fan would say that LOSING could make a statement. What an absolutely pathetic loser mindset Tech fans have. WOW.

Already getting the excuses lined up for UNC? Everybody has to deal with personell losses Techie. Everybody. Nobody cries like little sissies about it except Techies though. If UNC has arrived like some say they have then they will deal with it. If not, no statement will be made other than them being an overrated hyped up ACC creampuff just like I think they are. Whether they lose by 100 points or 1 point it doesn’t freaking matter. No points for 2nd place Techie. This isn’t pee wee league clown. Well, maybe the ACC is, but in the SEC a loss is a freaking loss anyway you cut it.

Dan, since when do we have to live vicariously through other teams to put you Techies in your place? What part of 4-14 since 1990 is so difficult for you to understand?

Class dismissed.

SAINT SIMON

August 24th, 2010
3:00 pm

UGA 30 – GT 24!!!!!!!
UGA 73 – GT 66!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

WE RUN THIS STATE!!!!!!!!

11-0-1 1990 National Champs

August 24th, 2010
4:38 pm

Hey Vega$ – Get your tix thru GT box office and you can buy only for that game. We have a group going out to Kansas to represent GT.

CrackDaddy

August 24th, 2010
6:21 pm

Yo Dawgfan, has UGa arrived? Tn whupped the dawq s***t out of them last year. And Tn opted out of playing UNC because they figured they would lose. Sounds to me (stand corrected, it’s a fact) like UGa is a certified cream puff. They’ve not beaten any one of any significance since when? Tech has been their biggest victory. And Tech beat them in 08 in Athens. Certified cream puff!

ty webb

August 24th, 2010
8:38 pm

“And Tech beat them in 08 in Athens.”…and that’s all you got.

I've compiled some stats too!

August 24th, 2010
11:20 pm

AJ for Heisman!

I've compiled some stats too!

August 24th, 2010
11:21 pm

Tech has not won a bowl game since 2005 in the Champ sports Bowl!

I've compiled some stats too!

August 24th, 2010
11:21 pm

Looks like its back to the Blue turf for the smurfs of N. Ave.

I've compiled some stats too!

August 24th, 2010
11:24 pm

I just heard that GT has sweetened the deal with FREE CHILI on your dog with the purchase of season tickets!!!!! WOW what a great deal!

If you want to see a Heisman Trophy then make the drive to Athens!

August 24th, 2010
11:25 pm

The AP poll National CHampions of 1990 is.......

August 24th, 2010
11:27 pm

Colorado…….the joke coaches poll (towel boy poll)….chooses the All Boys school of N. Ave (founded by UGA alumni)

Dawgtards ruin this state

August 25th, 2010
10:21 am

thUGA is sooo jealous of 1990 GT NC, since all there brain cells are dead from 1980.

eddie

August 25th, 2010
2:59 pm

The day I am jealous about anything associated with GT, please put me to rest. campus in a crime ridden area, english is not the language of choice, a foul mouth “GD” spewing head coach who knows UGA is/was/will always be the big dog in this state. Enjoy family day against tenn tech, what ever.

N. Ave Trade School

August 25th, 2010
7:39 pm

It is easy to see why so many dawg fans are confused…..

Tech fans should be able to admit we always lose, tie, or barely beat someone that should be an easy win. Thus UNC in 1990, UGA last year, etc… I guess they like to block out their memories of poor performances. Didn’t they have a few last year?

Delbert D.

August 25th, 2010
8:47 pm

MTSU’s Dwight Dasher is currently under police investigation for a complicate alleged situation involving a $1,200 loan from a guy in a VA hospital, which Dasher guaranteed with a blank check, which is alleged to have been stolen from a book of checks belonging to a teammate.

Gordon

August 25th, 2010
9:20 pm

The UGA people are right. We really weren’t the 1990 champions, because just a couple of years after we won it we were sued by one of our own professors for warehousing student athletes (including many from our NC team) in remedial classes. That really tarnished our claim to that national championship, and showed what kind of program we really were.

Oh, wait a minute…..