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Will we see the GT bounce back factor again?

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    Will we see the GT bounce back factor again?

    GT always seems to bounce back after a bad season with a season that is much better than expected. It is been a long time since GT underachieved two years in a row.

    Is there any reason that GT won't keep that trend going this season?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hart View Post
    GT always seems to bounce back after a bad season with a season that is much better than expected. It is been a long time since GT underachieved two years in a row.

    Is there any reason that GT won't keep that trend going this season?
    The schedule is a bit hard to guage. USF is a bit of a unknown quantity. I think they lost their starting QB like Louisville. The one problem with the bounce back theory is there is on Justin Thomas. In 2014, Thomas led 4th quarter comebacks against VT and Georgia Southern. In 2016, he converted a 4th and 20 against BC, singlehandedly beat Duke, and led a 4th quarter comeback against UGA. Can we expect Taquon Marshall who couldn't throw the ball inbounds against UVA on a 4th down and didn't pitch to Benson when he could have walked into the endzone against UT to suddenly turn it around in 2018? I have my doubts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hart View Post
    GT always seems to bounce back after a bad season with a season that is much better than expected. It is been a long time since GT underachieved two years in a row.

    Is there any reason that GT won't keep that trend going this season?
    Yes Jim! GTsportstalk where optimism runs rampant!

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    Much to the chagrin of many, ESPN does have us at 24 in their Power Poll!

    It's going to be an interesting season. I'll say 9 and 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3518techie View Post
    The schedule is a bit hard to guage. USF is a bit of a unknown quantity. I think they lost their starting QB like Louisville. The one problem with the bounce back theory is there is on Justin Thomas. In 2014, Thomas led 4th quarter comebacks against VT and Georgia Southern. In 2016, he converted a 4th and 20 against BC, singlehandedly beat Duke, and led a 4th quarter comeback against UGA. Can we expect Taquon Marshall who couldn't throw the ball inbounds against UVA on a 4th down and didn't pitch to Benson when he could have walked into the endzone against UT to suddenly turn it around in 2018? I have my doubts.
    I agree. TM is the biggest difference between 2016 and 2018. Our success will be tied to him, not the Defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingemyall View Post
    Yes Jim! GTsportstalk where optimism runs rampant!
    It's really sickening, isn't it? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3518techie View Post
    The schedule is a bit hard to guage. USF is a bit of a unknown quantity. I think they lost their starting QB like Louisville. The one problem with the bounce back theory is there is on Justin Thomas. In 2014, Thomas led 4th quarter comebacks against VT and Georgia Southern. In 2016, he converted a 4th and 20 against BC, singlehandedly beat Duke, and led a 4th quarter comeback against UGA. Can we expect Taquon Marshall who couldn't throw the ball inbounds against UVA on a 4th down and didn't pitch to Benson when he could have walked into the endzone against UT to suddenly turn it around in 2018? I have my doubts.
    I think it is a tough schedule. USF used to be Jacksonville State. Doesn't GT go back many years having bounce back seasons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Combat Engineer View Post
    Much to the chagrin of many, ESPN does have us at 24 in their Power Poll!

    It's going to be an interesting season. I'll say 9 and 3.
    I have a feeling the preseason predictions will have GT all over the board. Interesting that ESPN has GT that high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamblinWreck92 View Post
    I agree. TM is the biggest difference between 2016 and 2018. Our success will be tied to him, not the Defense.
    He looked real sharp early in the season running and throwing. At some point he become inaccurate almost overnight. Which makes me wonder if he might have been hurt or had his throwing shoulder dinged.

 

 
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