• GT Losing Battle in Living Rooms

    Analyze it however you want but you have to ask yourself...do you see any NFL prospects on the field for Tech today? We know what we saw over the past 20 years when we put player after player in the NFL.

    Recruiting IS at a worse standard today than anytime in the past 25 years. Forget the star system, even a fool can see we aren't getting the type of athlete we need to compete.

    The tough academic requirement does have an impact, but it provides more of an excuse to those who don't know better than it does on actual recruiting. I, like you, have been around it for 4 decades.

    The "academic" excuse was thrown around in the late 70's and 80's just like it is today. That was one national championship, many, many NFL draft picks and a bunch of competitive teams ago and here we go again with the same tired BS coming from supporters who choose to look the other way or have very short memories.

    The system is broken because of poor planning, oversight and execution. It's time right now for a change.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The REAL battle we are losing is in living rooms. started by WindsofChange View original post
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    1. alagold's Avatar
      alagold -
      Quote Originally Posted by WindsofChange View Post
      Analyze it however you want but you have to ask yourself...do you see any NFL prospects on the field for Tech today? We know what we saw over the past 20 years when we put player after player in the NFL. Recruiting IS at a worse standard today than anytime in the past 25 years . Forget the star system, even a fool can see we aren't getting the type of athlete we need to compete.

      The tough academic requirement does have an impact but it provides more of an excuse to those who don't know better than it does on actual recruiting. I, like you, have been around it for 4 decades. The "academic" excuse was thrown around in the late 70's and 80's just like it is today. That was one national championship, many, many NFL draft picks and a bunch of competitive teams ago and here we go again with the same tired BS coming from supporters who choose to look the other way or have very short memories.

      The system is broken because of poor planning, oversight and execution. It's time right now for a change.
      I've been around 5 decades.
      btw---In the book on Clint Castleberry (a cousin of mine)-JACKRABBIT--they talked of the SAME recruiting issues in the THIRTIES relative to uga
    1. Lexjacket's Avatar
      Lexjacket -
      Quote Originally Posted by alagold View Post
      I've been around 5 decades.
      btw---In the book on Clint Castleberry (a cousin of mine)-JACKRABBIT--they talked of the SAME recruiting issues in the THIRTIES relative to uga
      Ecclesiastes 1:9
      That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun.
    1. Animal's Avatar
      Animal -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lexjacket View Post
      Ecclesiastes 1:9
      That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun.
      So Let It Be Written - YouTube
    1. dressedcheeseside's Avatar
      dressedcheeseside -
      Quote Originally Posted by HelluvaMGTmjr View Post
      the OL was supposed to be the biggest strength on the team and the best unit we've ever had in 6 years. But not only are they not blocking well and blowing assignments, they can't even get the snap right... For three consecutive games! That doesn't scare the **** out of you? We've actually regressed! And this was supposed to be a stud OL. Something is wrong.
      Agree. It bothers everybody. Maybe teams fear the pass even less than with Tevin and they're flooding the LOS. I think a lot of the mental lapses we're seeing is a function of that. If we could hit a couple of hot routes the D would have to back off, but we can't.
    1. dressedcheeseside's Avatar
      dressedcheeseside -
      We've played way under expectations, we all can agree to that. However, our schedule hasn't been chopped liver, either. According to Sagarin we have the 19th hardest schedule in the nation.

      Of the three losses, 2 are to top 20 teams (VT #19, Miami #10). The third, BYU, has one of the highest home field winning percentages in the nation. Provo is no place teams waltz into and come out victorious. BYU is 41 - 8 at home since 2005. (That's 84% which is higher than Clemson, Uga, Miami, FSU and almost identical to VT.)
    1. HelluvaMGTmjr's Avatar
      HelluvaMGTmjr -
      Whoa, somebody is trying to rewrite history.

      TW/VL

      VT: 96 yards 67% / 144 yards 29%
      Miami: 132 yards 38% / 63 yards 39%
      BYU: 9 yards 20% / 133 yards 35%

      Sorry, I'm not seeing a big difference except VT maybe but not overall.