UVA & Tech’s 2010 Homecoming…

UVA & Homecoming

The Jackets and Hoos will kick off at 3:30pm EST this coming Saturday, as Tech celebrates its 2010 Homecoming.

Hopefully we’ll see a return of Paul Johnson’s offense to the Flats right along with students, fans, and alumni from across the nation.

Details on Homecoming can be found here…Forever Bold in White & Gold.

If you are able, the Ramblin’ Reck parade is highly recommended:

Ramblin’ Reck Parade
A tradition that began in 1932, the Ramblin’ Reck Parade rolls on! Be there to root for your favorite contraption and see how many make it to the finish line. Hosted by the Reck Club.
Date: October 9
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Fowler Street

Spreading the Ball Around

On the last game winning drive against Wake Forest, Joshua Nesbitt completed passes to Tyler Melton, Roddy Jones, Stephen Hill, Orwin Smith, and Corey Earls.

That’s right…passes to five different guys in one drive.

And if you include the TD pass in the preceding drive to Embry Peeples you’re talking about passes to six different players in Tech’s last two scoring drives.

Its a curious coincidence that an ability to complete passes to a variety of targets resulted in 18 fourth quarter points and a win.

It’ll be interesting to see if Nesbitt will continue to spread the ball around…and if the receivers will continue to make the catches…

Link of the Week!

2010 Ramblin Wreck Gameday … contains videos of Paul Johnson’s press conferences and etc!

UGA Adding Engineering Majors?

The AJC recently ran a very interesting article about UGA’s desire to add engineering majors.

There’s really not alot to say about this that isn’t already spelled out in the article itself:

“I grew up close to Atlanta, but I’m not a city boy,” the Lilburn native said. “Georgia Tech has such a heavy workload. It’s not that I wanted an easier option, but I wanted a life outside of studying. I wanted to be at UGA. “

And also this little nugget…

Adams wrote allowing UGA to expand its engineering degrees would give students more options and keep in the state those who can’t get into Tech.

Of course, allowing UGA to add engineering degree programs might open the door for Tech to add things like Consumer Foods, Fashion Merchandising,   Film Studies, Furnishings and Interiors, Magazines, and Recreation and Leisure Studies…just to name a few.

UGA, of course, would fight tooth and nail to prevent Tech from adding any new majors that overlapped with their domains.

You can’t really blame them…just look at how well our business school and MBA programs are doing these days…

Go Jackets!

Beat Virginia!

196 comments Add your comment

wesleywhatwhat

October 6th, 2010
11:16 pm

LoveUGA

October 7th, 2010
12:53 am

It’s Leisure Studies – UGA IS the nations #1 party school.

dagnabit

October 7th, 2010
5:38 am

Every parent raises their child to get a degree in Leisure studies.

The article also said that...

October 7th, 2010
7:24 am

……while Tech’s freshmen had higher SAT scores than UGA freshmen, UGA freshmen had higher high school GPAs.

Regarding keeping more kids who wanted to major in civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering (these are the only majors to be added at UGA (since they already have majors in agricultural, biological, biochemical, environmental and computer systems engineering) in state, they were referring to all of the kids who cannot get into Tech going to Clemson, UT, NC State, and AL for an engineering degree in those three disciplines.

Thus, Tech would still be able to keep its academic superiorty over UGA, while still winning a football game against the Dawgs once every ten years…

wesleywhatwhat

October 7th, 2010
8:07 am

was it intentional that the poster above me misspelled superiority as “superiorty” while he was complaining about tech?

not a good year to be a georgia bulldog fan, lol.

Too Easy

October 7th, 2010
8:17 am

And it’s never a good year to be a jackette fan.

Was wesleywhatwhat...

October 7th, 2010
8:41 am

..stuttering when he learned his name? A typo is a typo…

@wesley...

October 7th, 2010
8:58 am

…I didn’t take that the poster was complaining about Tech as much as he/she was pointing out that Tech still has the upper hand when it comes to academics, while still behind UGA in football…

TDone

October 7th, 2010
9:07 am

I love Georgia Tech and I love Georgia Tech football. But most of all, I know what business we are in. Tech is in the academic business. Georgia is in the football business.

MustBKidding

October 7th, 2010
9:19 am

Maybe GT could add that UGA major of pre-business. I still don’t get it; is it bartering?

collegeballfan

October 7th, 2010
9:25 am

Correction, TDone...

October 7th, 2010
9:39 am

…UGA used to be in the football businesss, not so much this year…

ANd, MustBKidding...

October 7th, 2010
9:40 am

…isn’t Tech the one known as the “Trade School”…

future engineer

October 7th, 2010
9:56 am

Probably another embarrassing Homecoming loss this weekend. Johnson has to go!!!

hahahahaha!!!!!!

October 7th, 2010
9:58 am

UGA will soon be taking over Engineering from the tools as well?!?!?! Classic!!!!

Burdell

October 7th, 2010
10:15 am

hahaha—-Please explain to me what UGA has already “taken over” from Tech….and read the article you dimwit. They want to offer engineering to kids that either can’t get in Tech or can’t hack it (ie. remedial engineering)…you know, the kind with less math probably!

GO JACKETS!!! BEAT THE HOOS!!!

Burdell

October 7th, 2010
10:16 am

We saw how well those Auburn engineers designed the parking deck that collapsed…

Paul in RDU

October 7th, 2010
10:24 am

Where is the money coming from to create these new programs at UGA? It looks like there are some highly dubious numbers being used to justify the lack of cost. $3MM USD to run a program with 500 students? That’s only $3,000 per semester per student. I guess the operative word is “run” as opposed to “build”.

UGA civil engineering grad's accomplishment...

October 7th, 2010
10:28 am

RambleOn84

October 7th, 2010
10:48 am

Is someone actually bragging about having higher high school GPAs?

The vast majority of Tech students are taking AP physics, AP chemistry, AP Calculus, etc. in high school. Yes, their GPAs might be slightly lower than the students taking Home Economics and Yearbook.

hahahahaha!!!!!!

October 7th, 2010
10:50 am

Actually I did read the article. It quotes a kid that got into Tech (like EVERY UGA freshman can and does) that simply chose to go to a school that offered the same program but actually has a safe, fun, normal social environment and has more hot girls that speak English than male foreigners that smell like Indian food like you find at the Trade School in da’ hood. ;)

actually.....

October 7th, 2010
10:51 am

RambleOn84 — Pretty sure the “vast majority of Tech students” are taking Management classes. Nice try though.

blazer

October 7th, 2010
10:51 am

Instead of trying to make S. Hill like a D Thomas-passing in to others

showed we have other receivers to catch the ball!! Keep doing it!!

not true

October 7th, 2010
10:52 am

Burdell, pretty sure those were nerd engineers. The same engineers that have been jacking up Atlanta traffic for decades.

bb

October 7th, 2010
10:53 am

The “Trade School” moniker is used by jealous ugag fans. But, the funny thing is (I don’t know about other GT fans, but) it doesn’t bother me. The “trade school” reference implies that GT students are training to do real work in the real world when they graduate and are learning real skills that are useful in the real world. What would that mean UGA is teaching it’s students????

Commonsense

October 7th, 2010
10:54 am

Besides, what’s such a “prestigious” and “glorified” engineering school doing with a still fairly new humanities department anyway? And you mock UGA wanting to invest more in their engineering programs? Nerds and hypocrisy truly do go hand-in-hand.

Hey, RambleOn84...

October 7th, 2010
10:55 am

…you still refuse to understand that the kids that get into UGA also probably get into Tech, while it is a fact that many kids NOT accepted at UGA still get accepted get into Tech…

Karl

October 7th, 2010
10:57 am

Actually, “trade school” means exactly what Tech was conceived, created and commissioned for by it’s founding fathers, which were UGA grads. A secondary/vocational school. It still applies today. You are welcome.

And as the Tech grad sitting next to me at the NC State game said...

October 7th, 2010
10:57 am

..if my kids can get accepted into either UGA or Tech I will be a happy dad…they are both now great schools…

Commonsense

October 7th, 2010
10:59 am

@ Hey, RambleOn84 –

Insecure nerds like RambleOn are still trying to convince themselves that this reality you speak of doesn’t exist. They live in a very laughable fantasy land where they are on par with MIT and every single student majors in some sort of engineering program rather than business. It’s rather comical when you stop and think about it.

hahahahaha!!!!!!

October 7th, 2010
11:00 am

Bingo Karl!!!! Absolutely correct!!! You really drove the nail home with that one!!! LOL!!!

How many UGA grads does it take to change a light bulb...

October 7th, 2010
11:01 am

…one, we are used to doing manual labor jobs…

How many Tech grads does it take to change a light bulb...

October 7th, 2010
11:02 am

…four – one to draw-up the computer program; one to translate the program into words; one to translate the words from Hindu into English, and one to change the bulb…

xyz

October 7th, 2010
11:07 am

Best quote I’ve heard lately came from Kenny Anderson who recently graduated from some little college in NY. He said he wasn’t used to doing his “own work” in college and thought about quitting numerous times but his girlfriend wouldn’t let him. Hmmmm…..where did he go to school at again????

jr

October 7th, 2010
11:09 am

@ karl –

You are absolutely correct

Wasn't Kenny Anderson...

October 7th, 2010
11:09 am

the original “one and done” at Tech? Or did he go for two years…

xyz

October 7th, 2010
11:11 am

Nope, old Kenny hung around for 2 years. Why wouldn’t he with all those tutors doing his work for him?

I think Anderson lasted for 2 years...

October 7th, 2010
11:11 am

… Stephon Marbury was the first “one year wonder”…

xyz

October 7th, 2010
11:13 am

Having attempted to listen to the majority of Tech’s start athletes over the years, who cam barely form a complete sentence, I suspect Tech has been dabbling in this practice for decades. I’ll give them credit, they are great at not getting caught. Until idiots like Kenny let the cat out of the bag of course.

xyz

October 7th, 2010
11:14 am

Maybe Marbury was, but I swear there were some more before him though. But maybe not. It’d be interesting to find out.

xyz

October 7th, 2010
11:16 am

What about one of the idiots that pulled the guns out in the NBA locker room with the Wizzards? He is a proud, classy Techie as well.

niles

October 7th, 2010
11:20 am

This is something that cracks me up with Tech fans. Tech targets well over 90% of the same Georgia athletes coming out of high school as UGA does, yet they pretend like they are only going after the brainiacs that can play a little ball on the side. Hilarious.

RambleOn84

October 7th, 2010
11:30 am

The article was about STUDENTS, not STUDENT ATHLETES.

You are right that the vast majority of Tech student athletes are management majors, but the students themselves are largely math and science people.

And yes, many are from other countries. I’m glad you Mutts constantly show your own asses when it comes to things like accepting people of other cultures; it would take too long to point out all of your ignorance if you didn’t do it for us.

vecks

October 7th, 2010
11:35 am

RambleOn84 – At least UGA doesn’t have to worry about “other cultures” stabbing people with swords or blowing up bombs on campus. So yeah, you embrace that bs til you are blue in the face there, chief. Keep the crazies over there in the ghettos in Atlanta.

And no, the majority of Tech grads are in fact graduating with business degrees. I know that hurts, but facts are facts.

RambleOn84

October 7th, 2010
11:37 am

The fact remains that UGA offers “leisure studies,” parks management, and several other joke majors.

UGA is a fine school, but the presence of these majors guarantees that a large segment of the student population is filled with people who are only in school because of the push by government and society to get more in college under the absurd notion that “more college means a better educated society.”

In actuality, it is just yet another means to strip the middle class of its resources…jobs that today require college degrees required only high school degrees only 20-30 years ago.

Tech, outside of the management degree (and possibly business), is populated by students who actually NEED college to attain the higher knowledge that their major teaches them.

I am not talking down about UGA…it is a good school. My wife is a graduate, as are many of my friends.

But let’s not pretend the overall academics are on the same level as Tech, because they’re not.

RambleOn84

October 7th, 2010
11:39 am

vecks,
Crime comes with poverty, which is present in ALL major cities. Athens is not a major city; therefore there is less poverty and less crime. But crime still exists; I have seen some rough neighborhoods around Athens. Not sure what this has to do with anything anyway.

And the fact that most Tech grads major in business (if it is a fact at all; I do not care enough to look it up) does not “hurt” me one iota.

hmmm......

October 7th, 2010
11:39 am

Ramble,

According to yesterday’s article only 1,500 Tech students graduated last year with bachelor degrees in engineering. I know you deflected and change the topic to “math and science,” but those numbers are shockingly low for the number of students that are at Tech. So one has to assume that the above posters are right, they are simply settling for business degrees.

RambleOn84

October 7th, 2010
11:45 am

Who is deflecting? Whether business falls under the umbrella of “math” may be up for debate (honestly, I would be on the side that it does not), but my point remains:

A much larger portion of Tech students are there for math/science-related degrees (including engineering, chemistry, biology, math, etc) than that of UGA.

Does this mean Tech is more selective (harder to get into)? Yes. While some are naturally mathematically- or scientifically-inclined, most people aren’t. You can BS your way through an English degree, but you can’t do it through a math or science degree.

hmmm......

October 7th, 2010
12:08 pm

Again, your figures are skewed, if you even have any. Tech has far more business and non-science & math graduates than they do engineering, math & science grads. How is it harder to get in compared to UGA? Recent years studies have showed the exact opposite being true. Also, the majority of your math, science & engineering students are foreigners.

Btw, what was your degree in from Tech?

Kate

October 7th, 2010
12:11 pm

If UGA is not a threat to Tech with their proposed engineering programs then why is Tech offended?