Week 3 Ramblin’s: A Mixed Bag Week

A Mixed Bag

Week Three of the 2010 NCAA football season was a mixed bag.

The ACC looked alternately strong and weak as OOC wins by FSU, VT, and NCSU were offset by Maryland, Duke, Clemson, and Wake Forest losses to OOC opponents.

Wake and Duke both managed to give up over 60 points in their losses.  So maybe their recent 54-48 shootout isn’t so impressive.

Tech and UNC were the only ACC teams with a conference game this weekend.   The end result is that the Jackets 1-0 conference record puts them atop the standings going into their showdown this coming weekend with the Wolfpack from up the road in Raleigh.

The Wolfpack will come into Bobby Dodd Stadium with a 3-0 record that includes an impressive win over Cincinatti in their last outing.  Looking at the stats, its obvious that NCSU dominated…491 yards of total offense and almost 35 minutes of time of possession.  A near 50/50 split between the run and pass on offense and stingy defense that only allowed the Bearcats 2.4 yards per carry on the ground.

If Tech allows Russell Wilson to use his mobility to extend plays it will be a long day.   It will be imperative for the Jackets to stop the run, put Russell in long yardage situations, and then apply pressure to force errors.

Videos of the Week:

Football on Demand GT @ UNC Highlights from theACCsport…

The Hot Ticket:  GT @ UNC Highlights…

RamblinWreckTube:  GT @ UNC Highlights…

Link of the Week:

Another gem from Every Day Should be Saturday…(beware salty language)…

The EDSBS folks love Paul Johnson, if you can’t tell from this press conference “translation”.

Weekend Plans?

Beyond Georgia Tech hosting the Wolfpack, we have the following ACC action:

Miami should beat Pittsburgh on Thursday night in a reunion of former Big East foes.

Virginia, Maryland, and Duke should win OOC games against slight opposition.  (Truth be told, I’d like to see Army beat Duke…)

Virginia Tech visits Boston College in what some people might consider a meeting of the Coastal and Atlantic favorites.

Wake Forest goes to Tallahassee, a place they’ve had recent success as FSU has slipped.

North Carolina goes to Rutgers.   We know nothing about Rutgers…since they haven’t played anyone en route to a 2-0 record.

Go Jackets!

Beat NCSU!

21 comments Add your comment

Jack this

September 22nd, 2010
11:03 pm

CPJ said on his radio show tonight that N C State would not give permission for GT to wear the white jerseys. Classless


September 22nd, 2010
11:18 pm

The white jersey snub by NC State is just the latest example of coaches in the ACC showing their disrespect for Georgia Tech and Paul Johnson. In the SEC LSU always wears their white uniforms at home as the conference members are agreeable and more than happy to wear their home dark jerseys in Tiger Stadium. Looking for a nice win on Saturday. For more Georgia Tech Football articles go to http://isportsweb.com. Go Jackets!


September 23rd, 2010
12:27 am

*** Nesbitt for Heismen ***

(((( 45 – 42 ))))


September 23rd, 2010
7:01 am

How is that disrespect? Wake didnt do it last year due to the fact they would have to wear a black jersey in the hotter weather. Complained about that a year ago? The first two comments are overreacting to something that is really no big deal. So it happens twice in three years? Complainning about this jersey situation is just as bad as the complainning about the sc state band in week 1. Life is good if there is complainning about stupid stuff.


September 23rd, 2010
7:37 am

It is a snub because this game is labeled as the “white out” game by the students. 15K white t-shirts printed for the students and then the visiting team won’t agree to the uniform change…that doesn’t sound like a classy ex-marine to me….F’TOB!



September 23rd, 2010
8:04 am

Tech will wear “dark” jerseys that are so light gold that they should be considered light. I’d be willing to bet that they will not wear gold, old gold, royal blue or navy blue. They now crave light colors, in case you haven’t noticed. Getting them to wear old gold from when I was at Tech would be like pulling teeth. “Me no wanna come out!”. “Me hate old gold!”. Yeah, ok, then just exactly when do you plan to wear the actual school color- on a knit old gold and leather-sleeved T-club jacket without a Bobby Dodd-era yellow jacket on it and a Buzz on it instead? Become more representative of the institute.

Willie Coyote

September 23rd, 2010
8:12 am

Co-sign the old gold complaint in the previous post. What is the deal with this canary yellow they insist on wearing? Russel sucks as a team outfitter and GT should not allow such arbitrary changing of OUR colors.


September 23rd, 2010
8:50 am

Actually old gold jerseys worn by the teams have a very good won-loss record. The last time they were worn was when Gailey was coach and we played Al Groh’s Virginia team on the national tv night game, which we won. Then going back in time, the next time these jerseys were worn was when I was at Tech, and we were 13th in the nation one year, we had an all-American DT in Rock Perdoni, Bobby Dodd was the AD and we beat Georgia on natioal tv. Now Tech plays in Bobby Dodd stadium and rejects the Bobby Dodd yellow jacket the T club wore on those luxurious varsity jackets with the knit old gold trunks and off white, cream colored leather sleeves in favor of the Buzz yellow jacket. It seems like old gold luxury is offered only to the T Club, while it’s supposed to be one of the official colors of the institute. Also, when the first CPJ team wore it as trim color on the all white uniforms, we won all the time and went to the Chick-fil-A Bowl. I’m sure if those uniforms were worn in that game we would have won. It seems like deviating from it is not a winning proposition.


September 23rd, 2010
9:21 am

“change the uniform color to one i can make out! and cheerleaders show too much skin. and tell those kids to get off my lawn!” – my grandfather


September 23rd, 2010
9:22 am

Damn, the people in Ga. are just plain dumb. I’ve never read “stupider” posts.

Uh, Chris...

September 23rd, 2010
9:44 am

…what did you major in at Tech? Obviously it was not engineering or math, what with this comment “Looking at the stats, its obvious that NCSU dominated…… and almost 35 minutes of time of possession”. Even UGA grads would know that a football game is 60 minutes, and, thus, 35 minutes time of possions during a game would NOT be considered DOMINATION.

Regarding the jersey colors, I thought that schools had to declare before the season what their home jersey color would be – if this is still the case (and I admit I do not know) then eveidently Tech told the ACC that their “home” jersey color would be dark (either the navy or the gold), and it was stupid of the athletic department to declare a “white-out” at a home game BEFORE they knew what color the other team would commit to wear. If my thought is correct re: what Tech declared as their ‘home’ color, then Tech HAS to ask for permission to wear the white color, and if the visiting team school does not want to wear dark shirts on a hot day, then they are perfectly within their rights. But, I have been wrong before, and I admit, again, that I do not know the rule otehr than home teams wear dark jerseys 99% of the time, though there are some exceptions, like LSU, who has always worn white at home.


September 23rd, 2010
10:47 am

coach pj and gt players will take this as a sign of disrespect and they will not let off the gas when they are dominating nc state i say this just added a little more fuel to their fire..

tech wins 45-21


September 23rd, 2010
1:14 pm

will Tom Ob wear red shoes?

brokeback jacket

September 23rd, 2010
1:29 pm

It really doesn’t matter what color the uniforms are. They’ll only give out around 40 of those 15,000 freebie shirts, and anyone else that actually shows up to the game will be downloading anime porn on their phones. Meanwhile, tech will get ramrodded all afternoon by a team they “should” beat. Just like Kansas.

What an Idiot

September 23rd, 2010
2:14 pm

brokeback jacket,

I’m sure you already know that Ugay is an underdog to Miss. St. and playing on ESPN3 along with Toledo, Western KY and Eastern Maine.

You’re just another Jawja redneck, idiot from the trailer park on a Professional Man’s blog.


September 23rd, 2010
5:20 pm

As far as the jersey color goes, you don’t have to declare before the season. It is well known that in the ACC that Tech wears white at home but you do have to have permission from the visting team. I really don’t blame NC st. those home reds in the 90 degree heat would burn them up. They will wear the white jersey and white pants and tech will wear the “vegas” gold jerseys and white pants. It won’t matter tech wins 31-20.


September 23rd, 2010
6:53 pm

mwh6767- it matters to me as a Tech grad. I’ve stated on this blog why it does. My dad’s a Tech grad, and he said he doesn’t care what they wear, he just wants them to win games. But I’m not as blind as a bat, and I can’t help but see the colors of the uniforms. That last time they wore old gold for the Virginia game was a theme night for Gailey, and some of the students wore hippie afros with that crazy yellow dye. But the most important outcome for that game was that we beat Al Groh’s Virginia team, something that we could not figure out how to do for a very long time. Al would come out on the field to the Virginia sideline in his sweatshirt, and we could never beat him. It was the old gold that did it, and those white helmets that haven’t been worn since, but were worn by the Carson teams when I was at Tech, when Eddie McAshan, our QB, was the first black football player ever at Tech. I heard a rumor that he picked the number 1 for his jersey because he was the first black to play football for Tech. McAshan was a good, tall, in the pocket QB who played one year for the Jacksonville Sharks, a pro team in a new league that never caught on. The vegas gold is such a weak color for the jerseys unless it’s accompanied by the wide vegas side stripes pants. The pale, canary gold, a faded gold look, new gold, not old gold. Yeah, just like wesleywhatwhat said, change the color to one that can be seen. Probably some coaches wife designs the uniforms before each season, and there isn’t anything that can be done about it. Wouldn’t it be something if Tech beats State by about 40 some odd points to nothing? It will be Groh vs Tenuta for the Defensive Coordinators. It’s gonna be a good tv game to watch on ESPN.

brokeback jacket

September 23rd, 2010
9:59 pm

Wouldn’t it be something if tech sold more football tickets than Devry? Oh wait.


September 23rd, 2010
11:21 pm

WGASA what Tech wears. It’ll all look great in NCSU’s end zone.

King of Sandy Springs

September 24th, 2010
10:05 am

@Uh, Chris…
I would say having the ball for 40% more time than your opponent is dominating. You see the higher your time is, the lower your opponent’s time is. It’s like elections, 58.33% of the vote is an arse whooping. UGA grads probably know this, but most of their fans don’t. By your logic, you didn’t go to Tech or UGA, did you?


September 24th, 2010
5:46 pm

Can someone explain why this is a disrespect issue that their not wearing a white jersey? Quite frankly who cares what color jersey their wearing.

Still have to go out there for 60 minutes and win a game.