Sunday, March 10, 2013
For instance, they added offensive and defensive linemen. This is important because those are the two areas that Tech has had some issues in shoring up. On the offensive side, injuries have plagued the Tech line so any new bodies that can be used will always help in the cause. On the defensive side, the additional tackle and ends will enable the team to either continue to use the 3/4 or shift to the 4/3 or even play more hybrid lineups. On a previous entry, I stated that because of the quality of tackles that we have, we could play a strong 4/3 system. Adding defensive ends will be critical and this class does help with that.
The class also aids in offense by adding wide receivers and running backs. As a run heavy offense this can always help. As long as the wide receivers aren't afraid to block or able to go across the middle, they will be of great usage.
So let's say hello to the new Yellow Jackets. If you want to see more about these players, check out the Georgia Tech football recruiting section on Rivals HERE.
Justin Akins - Defensive End
Harrison Butker - Kicker
Darius Commissiong - Defensive Tackle
Travis Custis - Running Back
Paul Davis - Defensive Back
Shamire DeVine - Offensive Lineman
Chris Griffin - Offensive Lineman
Ty Griffin - Quarterback
Ricky Jeune - Wide Receiver
John Marvin - Defensive Back
Antonio Messick - Wide Receiver
Kevin Robbins - Defensive End
Donovan Wilson - Running Back
I look forward to seeing you in your Tech jerseys and on the field.
August 31, 2013 vs Elon
September 14, 2013 vs Duke
September 21, 2013 vs North Carolina
September 26, 2013 vs Virginia Tech
October 5, 2013 vs Miami
There is no need to review what happened last year. The Yellow Jackets will remember this.
3 - 2
October 12, 2013 vs BYU
October 19, 2013 vs Syracuse
Syracuse could be down after their coach left for the NFL. I see Tech playing well in this game to get back above .500.
4 - 3
October 26, 2013 vs Virginia
November 2, 2013 vs Pittsburgh
November 14, 2013 vs Clemson
November 23, 2013 vs Alabama A&M
A rest up game after Clemson.
7 - 4
November 30, 2013 vs Georgia
So there is my thoughts on the upcoming schedule. Anyone want to see if they can do better?
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
I want to truly apologize to you. I have not been the type of Georgia Tech blogger that you have wanted. I have not been consistent or even remotely inspired. I have not posted cool tweets or written thoughtful columns that you are expecting. I feel that I have lost many of you and I am sorry.
When I took over MOTG, I had every intention of following D's hard work and taking this thing to a new level. I have let you down.
I stand (well, sit) before you and ask your forgiveness. I ask for your readership, your feedback, your insights and opinions. I ask for your contributions (not money, unless you really want to) and to help me make this site become a truly great one.
I will make the effort but I am asking your help.
Together, we can make MOTG a better representation of Georgia Tech.
*Wouldn't it have been cool if there was some inspirational theme music playing right now
Monday, November 26, 2012
Kind of makes you proud, huh?
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I want to thank Tevin for being a great teammate and playing hard. Now if he can just lead Tech to a victory over UGA, then he will become a legend in his own right.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
So what happened?
So what happened?
Well, this happened.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
If you wish to share my pain, here you go:
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Able to Use a Computer
Georgia Tech Fan (no trolls please)
Have a Reasonable Work Ethic
Have an Opinion and Feel Like Sharing It
We really want to beef up this site to its once majestic place in the Georgia Tech blogosphere so we welcome all entries. Just leave your name and email and we can take it from there.
"We need to play better"
"We will make adjustments"
"This is a team game"
"We are playing hard"
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Ok, that is my two cents on this issue. I would LOVE to hear yours.
I spent all day on either a ladder or a lawn mower.
I know that Georgia Tech lost.
I know that the defense didn't play well.
This pretty well sums up this posting.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
- Stream of Consciousness
- Genuine Reflective (Good and Bad Moments of the Game)
- Constructive Criticism
- Direct Approach
D put up a video of the game highlights. So I will put up the After Game Press Conference. Just as note on the press conference. It really does appear that CPJ just woke up before attending.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
I could go on and give you more details but this video should cover it. You will excuse me if I don't watch it.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
So let's take a look at what the Yellow Jackets faced going into that game:
- Down several starters on defense
- Replacing key players on offense (Embry, Steven and Roddy)
- A strong Hokie defense (some analysts predicted this to be the best defense ever in Blacksburg)
Some Points of Praise:
- Tevin Washington is NOT Reggie Ball. He played well and did his best even though he got killed by VA Tech hits. He played well when it counted on Tech late touchdown drive.
- The Tech defense played really well throughout the game. We can point to giving up some big plays but they were down people and ran out of gas late in the game. However, I see great things for them if they continue their growth.
- CPJ coached a good game and we nearly beat a highly ranked team. He has this team going in the right direction.
- What the heck kind of call was that against #6 in the 4th quarter? A Personal Foul for bumping the receiver??? Really?
- I am calling badly missed block. You all know what I am talking about here.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Opinions on the song?
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
I thought I'd chime in on the WCU game along with some things I took away from around the college football world from over the weekend.
Tech vs. WCU
• Overall I was very happy with our performance on O and D. Special Teams is a different story. I now we have at least one kicker on scholarship and still can't kick it into the end-zone on kickoffs. I watched the Auburn kicker actually put it through the up rights on kickoff. Also, the coverage was awful. We got to shore this up or it will come back to haunt us, specially in the VaTech and UGA games, both of which have great return men.
• CPJ might have finally succumbed to the idea that a passing game is required, or at least the threat of one. It was obvious that without the feeling from opposing D's that BayBay could take it to the house at anytime, they would just stack the box and force us to throw. The VaTech game last year showed that when forced to come from behind in a 2 min drill fashion... we were ill-equipped. I doubt we'll drop the bread and butter rushing to take on more passing, but I think CPJ saw the opportunity to get more live game experience passing the ball Thursday night and he took it.
• I think the A-backs might finally be what I always hoped they could be. The pitch and short passing threat. Loaded here. B-back I think will be productive, I just don't have a real feel for them yet... although the fact that Sims went from 4th string to starter says something.
• D was aggressive and we have some young players who I'm really excited about. Julian Burnett, Isiah Johnson, oh my.
• Best line of the night? "False Start, entire offensive line" WCU of course. Sounded like something out of a movie.
• Most points ever scored by a Tech team in an opener.
• Much larger test this weekend. MTSU is not a team to overlook. They barely lost to Purdue, 24-27. With a 7pm kick it should be a fun game. It's about a 4 hour drive from Atlanta if you can make it.
• Gold on White. Could you read the numbers? For the record I really like the all white and gold look, up close or on TV. But for the most part it seems few could read the players numbers from the stands. Rumor is the home jerseys this year are Gold on White and the away jerseys were Blue on White. I expect to see us wear the away jerseys from here on. If you want to only use 2 colors you have to take a cue from the Texas playbook and go dark gold.
Rest of College Football
• Maryland is the real deal. For some reason I've had a feeling all off season that Maryland would be a team to watch. The game here in Atlanta will be a battle, and I will not be surprised to see them leave with a W. If I had to guess, I'm saying they end up in the Chick-Fil-A bowl.
• USF beat ND, BYU beat OleMiss. Always happy to see any SEC team or ND lose. Also have to tip my hat to the Baylor Bears!
• Auburn is in for a long year. Utah State had that game. Also proud of the way ECU played.
• LSU was the most impressive I saw... maybe Les isn't an idiot after all. If he is an idiot... he's still the luckiest SOB I've ever seen. I usually find myself saying that at the end of every LSU game.
• The ACC looked pretty good. We'll ignore Duke and BC. NC, Maryland, Miami, FSU and VaTech are not teams to overlook. If this league can finally start to win out of conference and bowl games we might be able to turn this ship around in terms of public perception.
• The Dogs and The Broncos. I said on Twitter that UGA looked like a bunch of Ketchup Popsicles. I stand by that. Although, the helmets were not bad. Overall I was surprised by the game as I really thought UGA would win. We'll know more Sat... if you care.
• Conference realignment? Texas to the ACC? Most of it is rumor, but it could get crazy very fast, smoke = fire. More thoughts later.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Number 13, I don't know if you read this blog, but I was really impressed with your play. Keep it up!
Oh and Georgia lost. Good weekend.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Oh well. Acknowledge and Move On.
I seem to have gotten off track. My apologizes.
Al Groh shares his thoughts on the State of the Defense Report. READ IT!
CBS Sports Rapid Reports page is a nice, quick way to learn more about the team, READ IT!
The Macon Telegraph gives a mixed review from the last scrimmage, READ IT!
And lastly, my favorite article about the work on a true passing game, READ IT!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
So after reading the article (READ IT!), I realized that I should appreciate Georgia Tech on more than just one front. Oh sure, football games are a blast, but there are far more important things!
Friday, June 10, 2011
If this doesn't get you stoked for the season, nothing will.
I especially like the 1:30 second mark and major props on the music choice!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
1. Pat Gamble (DT)
2. Francis Kallon (DE)
3. Chase Roberts (OL)
4. Tyler Stargel (LB)
5. Junion Gnonkonde (DE)
Another thing I like is the sizes of the players coming into the fold. The average height of these players is 6'5" with a starting weight of 250lbs. We are new drafting some good strong players and these are FRESHMEN!! I hope that these players enjoy their time at the Flats and that we enjoy watching them play.
Monday, March 28, 2011
He was a winning basketball coach at Dayton
He learned under Tom Izzo
The AJC seems to enjoy showing pictures of this guy with his mouth open.
Seriously, check out the article. READ IT! I am going to give this guy the benefit of the doubt. He has the credibility and pedigree to be a strong and solid basketball coach. What Tech fans WANT is often way over what can be produced. What Tech fans SHOULD WANT is a strong program that posts winning seasons, challenges for an ACC crown and represents itself well in March Madness. I think this guy could get us closer to those goals. In the era of short time college players, solid built programs will always be competitive. So a guy who has a winning background and is a solid coach has been hired. I see a pattern and that is a good pattern to follow.
Monday, March 21, 2011
I've had a good amount of "Clean Old Fashioned Hate" for UGA for awhile. It's part of being a Tech fan. It's in the fight song and part of our chant. I had been witness and recipient to the verbal bashing that comes from wearing Tech apparel in the wrong company, or just simply having a Tech hat on while buying milk at the store. We all know UGA fans are the best at always having something to say. I'd wrinkle my nose as if something smells bad everytime a car would drive by with a big G on their tag. I'd pull as hard for a UGA loss on Sat as I would for GT win. And here is our problem.
I had no reason to hate UGA aside from being a Tech fan. I have no historical or current link to either school. I attended neither, graduated from neither. I do have friends and family that have attended and/or graduated from both. And if it matters, I do not necessarily work in technology, meaning I'm not an engineer or computer guru. My largest investment in Tech is as a season ticket holder. That's it. So, for those of you who are alums and put in the blood sweat and tears to graduate you will likely have a different opinion based on your experience. But I thought some background might help for some perspective.
Several years ago, days after Tech took the 51 point beat down to UGA I was walking into Publix and had a chance encounter with a man that I didn't understand the significance of until years later. As I was strolling in, I ran into a semi-elderly gentlemen wearing a Tech hat. Upon seeing my Tech sweatshirt he threw me a quick "Go Jackets!" and I responded in kind. After walking into the store we parted ways to do our shopping. A bit later we ran into each other once again at checkout. We chatted a bit more. The cashier was a young kid and a UGA fan so a little good natured jabbing was expected. Both the man and I gave the kid a hard time for being a UGA fan, he gave us a hard time for losing again, this time with 51 points on the scoreboard.
As we walked out we struck up a conversation that continued out into the parking lot. This man was an alum, still wearing his class ring. Retired engineer and long time season ticket holder. He was battle worn, years and years of the emotional ride that is college football had taken it's toll. He had witnessed many Tech/UGA games over his life including ones with Bobby Dodd on the sidelines. He had seen The Institute, the fanbase, and the teams change as the years went by. He had friends and family grow up and attend both schools, pull for both schools and watch games in both stadiums. He was wise, I was young. All of 20 something and full of piss and vinegar. As we talked I was bent out of shape over the loss, expressing my rage against all things UGA and my disappointment over another year of being reminded. Before we parted ways I was struck by something he said. "I learned long ago that eventually you just have to let go of the hate." No never, how could he. You must hate UGA. Little did I know, he was right.
I've found this to be the case with the Tech Nation in some ways. Older Tech fans seem to have let it go, they have either developed an indifference or even a small level of fandom as they have followed UGA over the years. Sons, daughters and friends have grown up to attend UGA, so they lose the hate and learn to accept the differences between the schools as an unchanging reality. Younger Tech fans drive forward, refueling the rivalry year in and out with renewed hate. All of which is healthy of a saga that has been continuous for close to 120 years. I find myself now somewhere in the middle. I've grown weary of the angry little brother syndrome that seems to infect many Tech fans. It's odd to me that so many posts on a Tech message board relate to UGA and UGA only, that some Tech fans say we can lose 11 games a year as long as the 12th game is a win over UGA, that we chant "To Hell with Georgia" in the stands while playing North Carolina.
Things are what they are. As a Tech fan I will continue to purchase season tickets and cheer loud and proud for the Jackets. As for UGA, I simply don't care anymore. I'm indifferent and have decided to not waste anymore energy on hate for them. It's as simple as that. As far as the Tech Nation goes, I'd like to see many of us move past this little brother syndrome. It's really time to move on and stop constantly linking our fate to UGA.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sept. 1: WESTERN CAROLINA
Sept. 10: Middle Tennessee State
Sept. 17: KANSAS
Sept. 24: NORTH CAROLINA
Oct. 1: NC State
Oct. 8: MARYLAND
Oct. 15: Virginia
Oct. 22: Miami
Oct. 29: CLEMSON
Nov. 5: OPEN
Nov. 10: VIRGINIA TECH (Thursday), ESPN, 8 pm
Nov. 19: Duke
Nov. 26: GEORGIA
There are some really good games this season and I am looking forward to Clemson, VT and (of course) Georgia. Do I have any idea or predictions of how good the Tech season will be? None. I am going to hold off doing my predictions things until I hear how the new recruits and current players are doing in practice and the spring scrimmages.
So, what do you guys think of the schedule?
Monday, February 7, 2011
3. Could they switch the mascot game for the real game? This halftime spectacle was far more enjoyable and, hard to believe, better quality basketball. Ok, I am kidding a bit. The audience was really into watching the mascots go at it. What started out a just something fun got competitive and even slightly hostile. Buzz's tackle of the Aaron Rent to Own Dog was classic! The crowd cheered each time Buzz made a basket as well.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
As of now Tech's pulling in 22. Lost a few in the last few days but still pulled in a good class.
Vad the Impaler
Yep, that's what I'm calling him. Feasts on the blood of opposing defenses. Impales line backers by the stake. Defense coordinators beware. Chicks dig vampires. Gonna go get my t-shirt made now. This kid was born to run the TO.
Did we sign one single DL? Let's hope we can fill this void, it all doesn't end today.
Here's your rundown.
Zach Laskey, RB 6-2, 210
Darren Waller, S 6-5, 204
Kyle Travis, LB 6-3, 225
Jabari Hunt-Days, LB 6-3, 226
Vad Lee, QB 6-2, 200
Sean Tobin, SN/LB 6-3, 220
Errin Joe, OL 6-4, 285
Demontevious Smith, Athlete 6-2, 187
Nick Menocal, OLB 6-3, 235
Anthony Harrell, LB 6-2, 220
Chris Milton, Athlete 6-0, 175
Trey Braun, OL 6-5, 275
Chaz Cheeks, LB 6-3, 220
Broderick Snoddy, RB 5-9, 190
Jeff Greene, WR 6-6, 200
Tremayne McNair, LB 6-2, 225
Bryan Chamberlain, OL 6-4, 280
Jamal Golden, Athlete 6-0, 180
Tyler Marcordes, LB 6-4, 231
Shaquille Mason, OL 6-2, 305
Corey Dennis, Athlete 6-2, 205
Domonique Noble, DB 6-2, 187
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