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How Excited Are You About the Louisville Win?

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    How Excited Are You About the Louisville Win?

    I know most of you are both avid GT fans and at the same time hoping they lose big this season so Paul Johnson will be fired. Nonetheless, how excited are you about the offensive explosion and decisive win over Louisville? Does this give you hope for at least 6 wins and a bowl game?

    Would you prefer to spend your mid to late December in Shreveport or Nashville?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hart View Post
    I know most of you are both avid GT fans and at the same time hoping they lose big this season so Paul Johnson will be fired. Nonetheless, how excited are you about the offensive explosion and decisive win over Louisville? Does this give you hope for at least 6 wins and a bowl game?

    Would you prefer to spend your mid to late December in Shreveport or Nashville?
    There is always joy and enjoyment when Tech wins, especially wins big. I think there is a significant difference in cheering for Tech to win but "expecting" us to lose. I never want (or hope) for our team to lose. But I will confess that, based on previous games this year, I did expect a different outcome in Louisville. We played a pretty clean game--where has that been? And I also confess that during the first quarter I was asking myself "how bad must Louisville be?"

    It was a good win and it generates some "interest" if not excitement for the upcoming games.

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    I watched HS football since it was Friday night so I didn't see a single play. 2 weeks in a row of that for me.

    Cupcake blowouts are nice but don't move the needle for me. I actually find it a bit pathetic to see some of the overblown "CPJ is back!" type reactions elsewhere. Louisville and BG are literally 2 of the worst teams in FCS.

    Seeing comments about how unstoppable our O suddenly is are confusing, given how dismal we played just 2 weeks ago vs Clemson. And sorry, but 35+ QB Keepers IS NOT exciting football. Glad it worked vs a dismal defense and a team that is quitting on Petrino but it got bitch-slapped just 2 weeks ago.

    Let's see how we play against an actual team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamblinWreck92 View Post
    I watched HS football since it was Friday night so I didn't see a single play. 2 weeks in a row of that for me.

    Cupcake blowouts are nice but don't move the needle for me. I actually find it a bit pathetic to see some of the overblown "CPJ is back!" type reactions elsewhere. Louisville and BG are literally 2 of the worst teams in FCS.

    Seeing comments about how unstoppable our O suddenly is are confusing, given how dismal we played just 2 weeks ago vs Clemson. And sorry, but 35+ QB Keepers IS NOT exciting football. Glad it worked vs a dismal defense and a team that is quitting on Petrino but it got bitch-slapped just 2 weeks ago.

    Let's see how we play against an actual team.
    Louisville is now 2-4 and listed on Massey Ratings around the middle 80's BEFORE last night's beatdown. They will probably be ranked near the 100th best team in America after this weekend. We might move up to #60. Massey has Louisville tracking toward a 2-10 season, being underdogs in all their remaining games. They won 34 games the past four years thanks to Lamar Jackson. It is similar to when Justin Thomas left Tech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hart View Post
    I know most of you are both avid GT fans and at the same time hoping they lose big this season so Paul Johnson will be fired. Nonetheless, how excited are you about the offensive explosion and decisive win over Louisville? Does this give you hope for at least 6 wins and a bowl game?

    Would you prefer to spend your mid to late December in Shreveport or Nashville?
    If I had to chose, I would take Nashville. I missed badly on my prediction other than Louisville's point total. I predicted 4-8 but I also stated we could get to 6 wins. That's more a commentary on how bad the ACC is this year. We have very winnable games against UNC and UVA. Duke just got gashed at home by a VT team playing a backup QB. The game at VT is an outside shot but Bud Foster has lost some off his DC fastball. Richt has one game a year his teams usually go in the tank (They lost to Pitt last year who Tech beat easily). I seriously doubt Tech will be 8-3 going into UGA but 6-5 is a possibility. Stansbury can then point to bowl eligible.


    There is still some downside. The defense gave up 254 yards in the first half and let Louisville kick a field goal when it was backed up at the 17 yard line with 23 seconds left. Van Gorder ran the wrong kind of defense. They had a big guy iin the middle. Even before he got hurt, he was running a defense designed stacked in the middle to stop the B-Back but didn't have the speed to cover the outside. Also, you have to wonder who is going to play A-Back in 2019 outside of Cottrell.

    No doubt this was an impressive win but I have my doubts that it signals any kind of long term turnaround.

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    We all know you never apologize for a win.

    That being said, our O pounded an overmatched D. We took care of business. But completing 1 pass will not beat uga. And that is way more important than some non CFP bowl game.

    We seem to be getting better at ST play. Have to keep improving.

    D seems to play with a little more fire than previous years. They still have a ways to go, but we are getting a lot more turnovers than before.

    The potential for D improvement is much more exciting to me than just focusing on rushing yards. I want to see a complete football team.

    It was important for this team to win on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hart View Post
    I know most of you are both avid GT fans and at the same time hoping they lose big this season so Paul Johnson will be fired. Nonetheless, how excited are you about the offensive explosion and decisive win over Louisville? Does this give you hope for at least 6 wins and a bowl game?

    Would you prefer to spend your mid to late December in Shreveport or Nashville?
    Lets just enjoy an. ACC road win. One game at a time. Being just a 3&1/2 fave on the road and covering by 31 I would qualify that as a stellar performance. D still needs to figure out how to get runners to the turf but we blitzed better by stunting the LB’s and DB’s and using some looping of the rushers. I was encouraged but Duke is solid and will test us on both sides of the ball. Never been to Shreveport but Nashville is a nice city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texshooter View Post
    We all know you never apologize for a win.

    That being said, our O pounded an overmatched D. We took care of business. But completing 1 pass will not beat uga. And that is way more important than some non CFP bowl game.

    We seem to be getting better at ST play. Have to keep improving.

    D seems to play with a little more fire than previous years. They still have a ways to go, but we are getting a lot more turnovers than before.

    The potential for D improvement is much more exciting to me than just focusing on rushing yards. I want to see a complete football team.

    It was important for this team to win on the road.
    We have to give the coach his due. He has just about every year gotten improved play from the team as the year progresses. Sometimes the losses still pile up, but the team usually shows improvement. I just wish we could build on that across the off season. But it seems like we are always back at Square One (or -1) each August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukonwreck View Post
    We have to give the coach his due. He has just about every year gotten improved play from the team as the year progresses. Sometimes the losses still pile up, but the team usually shows improvement. I just wish we could build on that across the off season. But it seems like we are always back at Square One (or -1) each August.
    i expected us to be pretty solid on offense with Taquon returning and many starters. Thought D and ST would be the question marks. That’s pretty much how it’s gone.. I did think we would only have 1 loss, possibly 2. Thought Louisville might be one of those. Still a lot of football left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukonwreck View Post
    We have to give the coach his due. He has just about every year gotten improved play from the team as the year progresses. Sometimes the losses still pile up, but the team usually shows improvement. I just wish we could build on that across the off season. But it seems like we are always back at Square One (or -1) each August.
    I'm happy to see us making kicks the last 2 games. That 41 yd FG was the longest we've had since Butker left.

    baby steps, I guess.

 

 
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