Jackets Fumble Ball & Game Away

I’ve given myself 24 hours to chew on this one…a personal rule that I apply after tough losses.


Can’t lay this one on Scott Blair and the missed PAT.

Blair didn’t choose to go for it on 4th and two on the UGA 19 yard line.  We have to kick the FG there, take the points, and kicked off to UGA again.

Blair didn’t fumble the ball on the UGA five yard line after the defense stopped UGA three and out and GT got the ball at midfield.  Score should have been 10-0 at that point…but it wasn’t…it was still 0-0.

Blair didn’t fumble the ball on the UGA 13 yard line after special teams forced a turnover and gave the offense the ball on the UGA 34.  It was 21-21 at that point and GT squandered the chance to make it at least 24-21 while taking the lead.

Blair didn’t pitch the most costly fumble to an a-back that was about to get plastered.  UGA picked that one up and returned it 18 yards for a TD and the ultimate margin of victory.

Sure…Blair missed a routine PAT attempt after Tech valiantly fought through all the other errors and managed to push UGA to the wall.

But this was a team loss…offense putting the ball on the ground, defense giving up big plays on the ground and the air, and special teams missing the opportunity to tie things up.

Richt Knows He Escaped With This One

With the exception of Johnson’s decision to go for it early on the UGA 19, I thought he flat out schooled the UGA coaches in most phases of the game.

He made Grantham look foolish by running up 512 yards of offense (92 plays, 32 first downs, 411 rushing yards, and 7 of 12 on third down conversions).  And he did it all with his second string quarterback…

He made Richt look foolish late in the game when he told the GT defense to let UGA score.  I’d already told my wife that UGA could just kneel the ball a few times and run out the clock.  We had no way to stop it.  But Richt decided to run a play without telling his offense to stay in bounds and keep the clock running no matter what.  When Ealy rumbled into the endzone I was astonished…UGA had just done the ONLY thing possible to keep GT in the game.

And lets not forget Richt’s decision to go for it on 4th and 1 at the GT 23…up by a point, why not kick the FG and make the lead four rather than a single point.  He basically gave the Jackets the ball back, close enough to win with a FG, with 2:53 on the clock.  Tech stalled on offense but that decision smelled distinctly similar to a decision Jim Donnan once made…

Make no mistake…the Jackets were a better coached football team overall.  Paul Johnson did more with his resources than Mark Richt did.

Johnson’s Scheme Vindicated

This game should put to bed all the talk of Johnson relying on Gailey’s recruits to win and the fact that Tech will slide into oblivion once Joshua Nesbitt leaves.  Tevin Washington is one of Johnson’s recruits and he ran the offense extremely well under very tough circumstances.  He never faltered, despite the fumbles and bad breaks, and he brought the Jackets back from deficits twice.

Tech fans are excited about the upcoming 2011 QB competition as Washington will be pushed by a handful of athletic Paul Johnson QB recruits.

All Bowls Are Good

There is no such thing as a bad bowl.  They all provide a reward for the players, a chance for the fans to watch more football, and extra practices for the development of young players.

This is especially true in Tech’s case.

Washington will benefit from the extra work and with a little luck, we’ll see Nesbitt get some snaps if he’s healthy in late December.

Go Jackets!

102 comments Add your comment


November 29th, 2010
4:03 pm

Congratulations to UGA for winning a hard fought football game. But Georgia Tech has finally turned the corner in this Paul Johnson era as now they know what it takes to compete and they have a coach who will always find a way to put them position to win a hard fought game. For more Georgia Tech Football articles go to http://isportsweb.com. Go Jackets!

Joshua Barlowe

November 29th, 2010
4:28 pm

These comments sections just getting filled with Georgia fans makes me not ever want to read the AJC again. It’s really just stupid. They’ll always be the way they are, no matter what.


November 29th, 2010
5:25 pm

man you should of took another 24 hours. sounds liek a bunch of excuses to me why ug is the better team. they have better players plain and simple. richt did the right thing by going for it. his players can get two yards on tech defense why settle for 3 when he can run the clock down and score a td to put it out of reach for good. murry pulled out a little early and you guys got the ball but uga better players stopped PJ recruits who is washington 4 plays in a row. the only guy who did good for you guys was a transfer from louisville. not a opj recruit for sure. A.Allen was the only player uga had trouble bringing down one on on…washington will get crushed next year if he is even techs qb next year. uga simply kicked your teams butt yet again even helping you guys out by turning it over 3 tinmes. by doing that , it was like taking 21 points off the board as uga scored everytime they had the ball but twice. pj johnson didnt out coach richt on the ealey td, he just didnt figure pj giving up an easy 7 points instead of trying to actually defend the play. instead of losing by 1 and you guys blaming the kicker for the loss pj took him off the hook there by telling his players to let ealy score. that was stupid as you guys didnt have a chance of scoring 8 points with 1 22 left in the game.either way the game was over when uga got the ball back. when uga defense stopped your sso smart of a coach high school offense with no passing game what so ever 4 straight plays. your offense ran 92 plays i would hope the number 1 rushing offense in CFB would have over 500 yards. uga had alomost 500 running only 48 plays. your team is full of div 1aa players and you can thank PJ for that as he is recruiting to his system. the high school system that only teams that have player who are not good enough to beat a team straight up. good luck winning more than 7 games from here on out fellas..hahaha


November 29th, 2010
5:44 pm

I was convinced that when the UGA snap was dropped on the 4th down attempt GT was going to hit the end around/reverse with Hill. It was there for the taking and had not been used at all. This is where I think CPJ did not reach in the bag. Maybe he needs to carry a clip board reminder and stop the on the fly play calling. But hey – I am just a fan with an opinion. But from my view that was a pitiful effort with ball in hand and game in the balance

Sam Jones

November 29th, 2010
7:38 pm

Even Richt admitted he was out-coached by CPJ at the end of the game. If not for the game ending interception, who knows what might have happened? All I know for sure is watching on TV the Georgia fans were looking mighty scared on the last GT possession. That says it all!

Let The Big Dawg Eat!

November 29th, 2010
8:01 pm

How Sad. Even with UGA having it’s worst team in 15 years, the Nerds still can’t beat us!

Let The Big Dawg Eat!

November 29th, 2010
8:03 pm

10 years from now no one will care that Tech had 411 yards rushing. The only thing that will matter is the final score – UGA 42 Tech 34!

Vietnam Dog

November 29th, 2010
9:32 pm

Thanks for the extra 7 points!….9 out of 10.


November 30th, 2010
12:51 am

People on both sides of this little discussion, and all the other discussions, who are over 18 years old, and offer something more than hurling insults and calling people bad names, thank you. Fellas, I have been a Tech fan since 1962 when I was selling programs at BDS as a Boy Scout. Billy Lothridge, Bill Curry, Rufus Guthrie, Kim King, were all my heroes. I didn’t know any better. There were Tech and UGA folks in my neighborhood. We razzed each other a bit as kids, but I had then, and have now, nothing but respect for both schools, coaches, and football teams.
A dark cloud rolled over my 14 year old butt when some guy named Dooley got the head GA job in 1964. You GA grads, fans, whatever, are correct. It has been a tough 46 years, with brief relief brought by Ross, then O’Leary. My best friend of 50 years is a rabid dawg, and has been exceedingly kind to me over the years on the last Sat in November.
This year was tough for both of us. I was expecting to get killed, really, so when we played as hard as we did, I felt good, at least, about that. It went as I feared. GA has another outstanding QB. Tough as nails, good passer. But God, fellas, he is a freshman. Cut him some slack. Nobody covered Green this year, didn’t expect us to. Durham looks like a really tough kid, and great competitor. Your defense, really, is not a UGA defense. Don’t know what’s wrong there. Now, the game. Of course we held the ball as much as we could. Murray can’t throw from the bench. We did good with that. I thought Tech had a good plan, the only way we could win. I knew GA would make goofy mistakes. Their offense is good enough to recover. Ours is not. We had to exploit your mistakes, and avoid making mistakes. We did not. Still, a super, highly competitive game. We could have won. Congrats to your kids for doing what they needed to do.
Ga fans, my friends, many of them, are not trash. They’re not thugs, or sorry people. Tech fans who say such things should be ashamed. I don’t know any real Tech fans who think they are better than anybody else. Enough with the numbers and stats. Whoop dee do. Insults and trash talking is for losers. Either side. I hope that Dooley curse dies soon, and we get a few breaks. We are always going to need a few breaks to beat GA. I hope all you guys have a happy holiday season, and hope both teams win their bowl games. A winning season for either after this year would be nice.


November 30th, 2010
1:27 pm

Yech is an embarrassment to not only the state of Georgia, but to the sport of football altogether.


November 30th, 2010
2:06 pm

Yeah! GT won that game! THWS!*

(To Hell With the Scoreboard)

college ball

November 30th, 2010
4:17 pm

just as long as you blowflys lose, it doesn’t matter how!

ga tech 92

November 30th, 2010
6:24 pm

If UGA beat Georgia Southern year after year, and someone asked “why”, would the following words be a ‘reason’ or an ‘excuse’? It’s the same with UGA beating GT. The reality is, UGA is a football factory, GT is not. GT will never consistently beat UGA, look at history. So, when you wonder ‘why’ and you get an answer, don’t be a jerk off and say the word ‘excuse’, because what your hearing is called a ‘reason’. UGA has a better team, because it’s a football factory. It’s not really all that complicated. When UGA boasts for beating GT, it’s like Goliath boasting if he were to beat David…kinda silly. I really don’t think UGA people are so stupid that they don’t understand the clear dynamics of the situation: football factory -vs- non-football factory = football factory winning most games over time…pretty simple stuff. So, in the big picture, yes, the non-football factory *IS* entitled to feel good about aspects of the game, even if it isn’t a “W”. If we are only allowed to feel good after a win against UGA, then we wouldn’t feel good very often and honestly, life is too short to be that negative. Get a life and perspective guys.

ga tech 92

November 30th, 2010
6:36 pm

Also, it *IS* possible for all of these things to happen:

a. GT coached better,
b. GT hustled more,
c. GTs scheme worked,
d. UGA’s superior recruiting trumped a b and c

“Winning” doesn’t determine a b c or d. When you are undermanned according to every major recruiting service year after year, then you have to be smarter, out-hustle, and have a weird scheme to try and compensate for the lesser talent.

We needed to play a perfect game, as the underdog. UGA didn’t have to play a perfect game, because of superior talent. We didn’t play a perfect game (neither did UGA), so we lost. It’s not complicated.

Laughing really hard

November 30th, 2010
7:54 pm

Statistics are for losers !!! Where it counts: 42-34!!!!

Facts about Paul Johnson

November 30th, 2010
7:55 pm

- He has blown as golden an opportunity as Tech will EVER have to overtake UGA as the premier program in the state, all by losing to a 6-5, and then a 5-6 team. This game is enormous for recruiting in our talent rich state, and we’ve seen the fruits of that with this year’s mediocre “post-ACC Championship” recruiting class.

- I take ZERO heart in the fact we were more competitive in the game than expected. First of all, they are a 5-6 team and tried to give us the game with fumbles, which we promptly returned. Second, we should not be so poor in the first place as to where we are a 14 point dog to a 5-6 team, particularly in the 3rd year of a coach’s regime.

- If Paul Johnson had beaten the two worst UGA teams since Ray Goff, Mark Richt would be OUT OF WORK today.

- Mark Richt would be UNEMPLOYED today merely if Tech had sent Saturday’s game to overtime and won, after all UGA had to do was kneel on the ball. Of course this was not possible, since the unbalanced nature of our offense precludes the development of a credible passing game which can threaten an opponent in a 2 minute scenario. Joe Hamilton, in a Ralph Friedgen offense, would have tied that game on Saturday. Under Paul Johnson, we stumble around and skip footballs into the turf.

- Paul Johnson DOES NOT CARE about the UGA game more than any other. Whenever he is asked about it, there is zero passion. He’ll say something along the lines of “yeah, it’s important to the fans and the players, so it’s important to me,” but he does NOT take the UGA game personally, nor does he identify himself so much as a part of GT, but as a guy paid to coach at GT, and that is very disappointing to me.

- It has long been obvious, as previously mentioned, that this offense is not built to come from behind late in a game. This is something that MUST be addressed, and SHOULD HAVE been addressed after we lost to UGA last year for this very reason. Leading the nation in rushing offense is nice and all, but this offense will need more balance if we ever expect to become a consistently great program.

- Chan never beat UGA, but that does not mean PJ’s performance vs UGA has been up to par. We should always beat them when they are poor as they have been the last two years. As far as I’m concerned, 2-1 vs these three UGA teams should be considered par for a GT coach. Paul Johnson is currently BELOW PAR in regards to his performance in the most important game on our schedule. I will take 2-1 vs the Dogs over 1 championship in a crummy ACC any day!


November 30th, 2010
8:16 pm

Ok Im not one to make excuses( and I wish my fellow GT fans wouldnt either)WE lost ,no matter what GT did or didnt do..UGA wins again..Hats off to them…Folks in the end its just a game (and if GT would have won Thats the same way I’d feel)…Now lets get back to important things like DEER HUNTING..Ohhh I forgot you GT and uga mommies dont like Deer Hunters…Sorry.OK Im gonna go let the air out of a few…GOOD LUCK, UGA and GT in your bowls.( which I think is sad for either to go to with 6-6 records)…Dont really care about uga but I wish CPJ would turn the bowl down..NOBODY with a 6-6 record should be rewarded for that.Anybody my age remember when you had to have at least a 7-3 …7-4 record to go bowling????Money ,Money,Money……GO JACKETS!!!


November 30th, 2010
8:31 pm


November 30th, 2010
12:51 am

Well said!


November 30th, 2010
8:32 pm

Is anyone watching this Tech/Northestern BBall game. Disgusting to say the least.


November 30th, 2010
8:33 pm

One more thing before I go…to all of you GT fans calling UGA folks trailer trash,scum,Walmart lovers…I have 2 brothers that are UGA grads and I really dont appriciate those remarks..Its childish as are the ones from the Uga fans..NO doubt both sides that make those kind of remarks toward fellow Georgians are very immature kids..Grow up folks..Its a GAME!!!!


November 30th, 2010
8:54 pm

Jacket76 I’m watching. It’s pitiful.

I didn’t renew my season tickets this year. Another guy I know didn’t renew his either. He won’t even watch them on TV – he says he can’t take it. This has to be Phew’s last year. The program is flat lining.


November 30th, 2010
9:04 pm

Seeing Tech lose on Saturday to the Dawgs was fun. Watching Tech get run out of the arena tonight by Northwestern by a bunch of very smart, white boys is PRICELESS. What’s the excuse tonight “gay” Tech boys??

You guys are LOSERS!!!!! SUCK IT!!!!!!!!!


November 30th, 2010
9:38 pm

CPH needs to resign effectively immediately. There is NO excuse for losing to NW by 20 points. What a wretched display of college “basketball” (and I use that term very loosely) by GT tonight.

ga tech 92

November 30th, 2010
10:18 pm

CPH should have been fired years ago. Look in the archived blogs and you’ll see all the same comments that you’ll see this year: we can’t in-bound the ball, we dont’ have an offense, we seem to underachieve based on the talent on paper, we’ve had ONE winning acc record in over ten years now, on and on…every year it’s the same thing…GroundHogDay…FIRE PAUL HEWITT ALREADY WTFFFFFFF?!?!?!?!?!!!! OMG how bad does it have to get…that he is still coaching at GT is an insult to anyone with eyes and a memory. I don’t care about the golden contract…fire the man and see if Bobby Cremins, Mark Price, AnYoNe will come work for charity money. NO ONE is better than paul Blewitt!

ga tech 92

November 30th, 2010
10:19 pm

Priceless – You’re completely right. There is no excuse for this and our bball program has become a complete joke, because no one has the balls to fire Paul Hewitt. The man would have been fired from any reasonable college years ago. ONE winning ACC record in over ten years……..really!?…really!?…amazing!

ga tech 92

November 30th, 2010
10:20 pm

clarification, “NO ONE is better than paul Blewitt!” should have read “I would rather have NO ONE instead of having Hewitt, if that’s the choice before us”.

MLK Dawg

November 30th, 2010
10:49 pm

((((42-34)))) hope it hurts for another 365 days.

Welcome to the Karma Bowl

George P.

November 30th, 2010
10:57 pm

Its been about 3 hours and not even a wire service story. Is Tech BB that irrelevant? Yep, I guess it is.


November 30th, 2010
11:16 pm

I enjoyed watching the game and think the game could have been won by either team. I’m glad my Dawgs won. Both defenses were bad. Both offences moved the ball well. I do get tired of the Tech fans talking about ALL our 5 star recruits. We’ve had only 8 five star recruits the past 8 years. Don’t complain about us, go recruit your own. You’re only admitting we beat you in recruiting and on the field. Secondly, tech fans get so excited about our recent record against Florida. Since we beat you guys so often, we don’t have to talk about your 12 loses in the past 14 games against FSU? Do we need to bring up the Seminoles more often? Didn’t think so. Hope UGA & GT will represent the state in the bowl games.


December 1st, 2010
8:01 am

hey knucklehead aka facts about paul johnson,


Your obsession is clearly obvious you cant stand the dawgs. They beat us, and its entertainment.

This obsession with the dawgs is pretty sad. Why? ONE GAME DOES NOT DEFINE A SEASON.

You guys keep whining about loosing to uga. Quite frankly if you cant get over it in probally less than a 5 minute time period than thats pretty pathetic.

So you want to go back to gailey ball and average 6 wins a year? No problem. Go that route and you knuckleheads will whine even more.

This program is going in the right direction. Why? We can only get better. So when CPJ averages 8 wins a year in 3 seasons you want him gone too? hahahaha

Some of you need to take it easy on your obsession with UGA.

ga tech 92

December 1st, 2010
8:28 am

Where is our FIRE PAUL HEWITT blog???


December 1st, 2010
10:34 am

Please nerd nation, PLEEEEEAAAAAASSSSSEEEEEEE keep Paul “Moobs” Johnson for life!!!! He’s easier to defeat than even Gailey!!! At least Gailey brought you guys recruits. Johnson is the anti-recruiter and repels talent.


December 1st, 2010
10:38 am

Paul Hewitt maximized his limited coaching resources so the Northwestern game actually constitutes a win.


December 1st, 2010
11:01 am

Tech played a good game against us…..Yes, i think we have better talent. Coaching, we could do better, put Johnson has short comings also. He’s stubborn, and makes dumb decisions himself. A short, effective passing game would do wonders for Tech, and we could both use Defensive help. That game could of gone either way, but I’m glad Dawgs won

Jack G

December 1st, 2010
5:46 pm

A bad team lost to a another bad team.

Both coaching Staffs should be ushered out the door.

Dont see wher anyone has a right to crow about this one.


December 1st, 2010
10:25 pm

Hey “The Man” – just so you’ll know, in spite of the fact that UF has “owned” UGA the last two decades, UGA still leads in the overall series. It really cracks me up the way GT fans constantly refer to Florida to try to make themselves feel better about losing to UGA but hey, I understand.


December 2nd, 2010
10:03 am

I love reading all of the comments from the nerds! Better coach… better game plan…keep life in perspective… life is too short to be negative… blah blah blah. Suck it up and admit that you suck at football. Period. You can’t even beat us when we are down. UGA owns Tech. It’s that simple. 9 out of 10. Enjoy hearing about it for the next year. Oh, and keep those awesome comments coming…

Logan Brown

December 2nd, 2010
10:26 am

Am i the only one that will put his name out on a message board? Having said that, I am proud of my Jackets! I was possibly the only Tech fan in the entire student section, like I have been since high school. My best friends, not to mention family, are UGA fans. However, we always joke around when it comes to this game. I had a great time in Athens. i was proud of our team, and I am proud of CPJ! Tech fans lets get together for next year…we have a coach and I wouldn’t trade him for anything! I have bought season tickets with my own money since I was 16…and i have never felt as good about the program as i do now!

Too Easy

December 2nd, 2010
11:16 am

Logan: I’m proud of you. I only hang out with Dawg fans, too.

Logan Brown

December 2nd, 2010
11:48 am

We all need to get together! CPJ is a great coach! We have to support this team! Tevin is doing a great job…i wanted to beat UGA, but we are all from Georgia!


December 2nd, 2010
5:37 pm


whats your point about all being from georgia? Tevin got a little better, but holy crap….. the passing game really needs to improve when situations like that happen in a game like the rivalary game in athens during the turkey day break.

Stephen Hill going to get hurt every time he doesnt catch a pass?

Logan Brown

December 2nd, 2010
10:56 pm

Sorry ss…I was running late for work and alas I did not have enough time to fully state my thoughts. My comment on Georgia was about this stupid bickering on these boards. I might dislike UGA more than most people, but it is still my home state. i was trying to make the point that some of the people that write on these boards do not represent what UGA or Tech fans stand for. The main point I wanted to make, since I have heard grumblings all year about Paul Johnson, is that we have a fantastic coach. Tevin is going to be a great starting QB for us, but I do agree number 5 needs to step it up. My only concern heading into next year is the defensive backs….we are losing a lot back there. Also, Chris you do a great job covering the Jackets! UGA may have bragging rights for another year, but CPJ will let this loss linger on him the whole offseason, and he will be back next year looking for vengence!


December 3rd, 2010
9:29 am


the defense is a big weakness. Your right about that.

As far as the rest of the post you wrote…. Your right… There is plenty of bickering and there a lot of idiots that post on the ajc blogs for both schools. Totally agree with that.

The only problem i have is when im watching the game against the canes and duke……. I really dont want to hear…. We better beat georgia… Lets beat the damn team were playing RIGHT NOW.

The whole point is ONE GAME DOESNT DEFINE A SEASON…….. A lot of people on both sides dont seem to realize that.

Mr. Mang

December 3rd, 2010
10:17 am

I don’t see how GT gift-wrapped a win for UGA when UGA twice squandered 14 point leads. We also had 3 bad fumbles. We just cashed in on them. Crybabies, stick to differential equations and regression analysis. GT acts like we escaped with our lives Saturday. I was just pissed that we didn’t put them away earlier, as we should have. Never felt threatened the entire game. So there is to your moral victory nerds.


December 3rd, 2010
2:10 pm

Jack G –

Suuuuuuuuuuuure buddy, I’m so positive you wouldn’t be crowing if your bugs won and kept UGA out of the bowl season. Yechies can’t even lie good over a computer.


December 3rd, 2010
2:11 pm

Tech will never beat UGA again. If they couldn’t defeat UGA last year at home, at night, with their best team in decades against a UGA squad without their best player even being on the field then it will never happen.

Love it.

Logan Brown

December 4th, 2010
2:12 am

I agree ss…Sitting in the stands this year has been an experiance I never want to see again, on the defensive side. But, however, Al Groh will have his system in place (with the players knowing where to be) by next year. Isn’t it funny that we had no offense with Chan but had a great defense…and now the roles are reversed? Thanks for replyig to me and go Jackets!

Coach (retired) William Casey

December 4th, 2010
10:37 am

Accurate analysis of game. Murray did a good job throwing but he’ll learn how the other half lives with the magnificent A. J. Green gone. Look what losing Bey Bey did to GT and the Jackets aren’t even a passing team. As for all you guys crtiticizing Paul Johnson (not Chris Boggs; his points well taken): how many games above the pee wee level have YOU coached? Didn’t freaking think so.

Robert E. Lee

December 4th, 2010
11:06 am

The old confederacy won nearly every battle with the boys in blue. Bobby Lee stomped General Grant at Fredericksburg, Maryland and he won all engagemest or fought to a draw on July 1,2, 3 at Gettysburg. He won the first major battle on Opening Day in Manassas.

You can win the battles and LOSE the war. GT won the 4 qtr war. Period. Period. GT lost.

To lose by 8 IS WORSE, than to lose by 1. Remember that GT, there is no intelligence or genius in LOSING by 8, after telling your men to lay down. THAT move was disgraceful and it cost CPJ and GT.

Richt is 9-1 vs GT and we all know that he ain’t so special. Right!!!

We do look forward to another home game w/ GT but next time in our Atlanta (smaller) stadium, Grant Field.


2009 tells the story of UGA vs GT

December 4th, 2010
11:20 am

Nesbitt being out may or may not have hurt GT. Frankly, Frankie Sinkwich nor Jimmy Poulas and Andy Johnson did not play for UGA the other night, so who knows what effect that had?? To be fair, Billy Lothridge nor Lenny Snow played for GT. Both were great and Lothridge was second to Heisman winner Roger Stauback. GT would ahve been better had they been on the field in Athens. Um, ah, they were not.

The better comparison is the 2009 game. Last year, Kris Durham ( UGA’s BEST wide out ) and AJ Green and Arron Murray did not play. UGA still won with the worst UGA QB in decades.

My point? The UGA kids generally are superior top to bottom and it is because of the two disparate leagues. The ACC and the SEC. 9-1 says it all anyway.

Se y’all in 2011 @ our second home field ……………………Grant Field, our Atlanta home and we love playing there in front of 22,000 red clad fans.