This is a discussion on PJ talks about first practice after Grohgate (audio) within the Georgia Tech Football forums, part of the Georgia Tech Sports Message Boards category; http://ec.libsyn.com/p/8/e/2/8e20b27...5&c_id=5030527...
"A compass, I learnt when I was surveying, it'll... it'll point you True North from where you're standing, but it's got no advice about the swamps and deserts and chasms that you'll encounter along the way. If in pursuit of your destination, you plunge ahead, heedless of obstacles, and achieve nothing more than to sink in a swamp... What's the use of knowing True North?"
Sec. War under Lincoln
"Using the term "bub" shows just what a jerk you are."
i have nothing to hang this feeling on but pure gut--something has me optimistic about this midseason change. this D needed some kinda catalyst beyond just getting it's butt handed to them to snap them outta the funk. i think most of us in life have been through trials and tribulations only to find hope in a fresh start. but, you truly have to hit rock bottom to be able to reflect, take stock, THEN look up. this is much the same. it isn't as if we have zero talent on this D. we have some very talented players. we just need to play to their strengths and put them in a position to help us win ballgames. no more filling their heads with schemes. let them play hard, fast, and hit. allow them to unleash aggressiveness during practice and games. give them specific roles they can handle and cut them loose. allow them to prove themselves. they might just shock us all.
PJ said, "The guys were excited to be coaching." Is he implying that Groh had been sitting on their shoulders before?