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Will Collins Make Many GT Grads Uncomfortable??

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    Will Collins Make Many GT Grads Uncomfortable??

    The old-time GT grads always loved Gailey and Johnson. Both were older, conservative men. Johnson playing an offense right out of a Chip Hilton book. Gailey more conservative than a Baptist minister.

    Collins is a contemporary coach, a young guy who does things out of the box. The old-time, conservative GT engineering types aren't comfortable with that. That core group are the ones who fought so hard to keep Gailey and then Johnson.

    With Geoff Collins we're probably going to see psychedelic uniforms before we will see the Bobby Dodd type unis. Sorry, mack.

    "People are going to have to realize that this is not your grandfather’s college football,” Roddy Jones said. It may make some uncomfortable, “but it’s all for the best for Georgia Tech. This guy knows what it means to be a Yellow Jackets and he knows how to connect with the young players.”

    It's gonna be interesting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hart View Post
    The old-time GT grads always loved Gailey and Johnson. Both were older, conservative men. Johnson playing an offense right out of a Chip Hilton book. Gailey more conservative than a Baptist minister.

    Collins is a contemporary coach, a young guy who does things out of the box. The old-time, conservative GT engineering types aren't comfortable with that. That core group are the ones who fought so hard to keep Gailey and then Johnson.

    With Geoff Collins we're probably going to see psychedelic uniforms before we will see the Bobby Dodd type unis. Sorry, mack.

    "People are going to have to realize that this is not your grandfather’s college football,” Roddy Jones said. It may make some uncomfortable, “but it’s all for the best for Georgia Tech. This guy knows what it means to be a Yellow Jackets and he knows how to connect with the young players.”

    It's gonna be interesting.
    I don't think it will be a big deal for most Tech fans. To be blunt about it, the old guard is dying off. The more recent alumni know this is the new reality in college football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hart View Post
    The old-time GT grads always loved Gailey and Johnson. Both were older, conservative men. Johnson playing an offense right out of a Chip Hilton book. Gailey more conservative than a Baptist minister.

    Collins is a contemporary coach, a young guy who does things out of the box. The old-time, conservative GT engineering types aren't comfortable with that. That core group are the ones who fought so hard to keep Gailey and then Johnson.

    With Geoff Collins we're probably going to see psychedelic uniforms before we will see the Bobby Dodd type unis. Sorry, mack.

    "People are going to have to realize that this is not your grandfather’s college football,” Roddy Jones said. It may make some uncomfortable, “but it’s all for the best for Georgia Tech. This guy knows what it means to be a Yellow Jackets and he knows how to connect with the young players.”

    It's gonna be interesting.
    Bingo. You just said the magic word around here. Most of the other schools would worry about their fan base but for some reason with Tech it has always been "alumni". That is why you have to give away tickets to the games when you neighbors are expanding their stadium
    This new guy will be a breath of fresh air after years of Mr Personality Johnson and dear ole Chan and I think most "fans: feel the same as I do

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    There are some old time grads who won't be happy until Coach Dodd rises from the grave and the team starts wearing leather helmets again.

    By and large, if Collins gives us winning teams, respectability, etc., most will support the team I think.

    Collins is going to be unlike anything Tech has ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3518techie View Post
    I don't think it will be a big deal for most Tech fans. To be blunt about it, the old guard is dying off. The more recent alumni know this is the new reality in college football.
    The old guard are the ones with the money. Will they support Collins with big-time funding so he can be successful? Or are they going to hold back the cash until they get another fossil hired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Combat Engineer View Post
    There are some old time grads who won't be happy until Coach Dodd rises from the grave and the team starts wearing leather helmets again.

    By and large, if Collins gives us winning teams, respectability, etc., most will support the team I think.

    Collins is going to be unlike anything Tech has ever seen.
    I think Collins is a great hire. I wouldn't be surprised if he has a couple lean years, though, as the program and roster transition. If that happens, how does the old guard react? Those are some real stubborn folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hart View Post
    The old-time GT grads always loved Gailey and Johnson. Both were older, conservative men. Johnson playing an offense right out of a Chip Hilton book. Gailey more conservative than a Baptist minister.

    Collins is a contemporary coach, a young guy who does things out of the box. The old-time, conservative GT engineering types aren't comfortable with that. That core group are the ones who fought so hard to keep Gailey and then Johnson.

    With Geoff Collins we're probably going to see psychedelic uniforms before we will see the Bobby Dodd type unis. Sorry, mack.

    "People are going to have to realize that this is not your grandfather’s college football,” Roddy Jones said. It may make some uncomfortable, “but it’s all for the best for Georgia Tech. This guy knows what it means to be a Yellow Jackets and he knows how to connect with the young players.”

    It's gonna be interesting.
    first time I see those Yuke you can look me up in statesboro......hell we aint Berkley we used to be TEch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hart View Post
    I think Collins is a great hire. I wouldn't be surprised if he has a couple lean years, though, as the program and roster transition. If that happens, how does the old guard react? Those are some real stubborn folks.
    I think he gets his shot........goodness a 7 yr contract ? He can break even and be King of Atlanta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hart View Post
    I think Collins is a great hire. I wouldn't be surprised if he has a couple lean years, though, as the program and roster transition. If that happens, how does the old guard react? Those are some real stubborn folks.
    That's all true but the old guard can't fill Bobby Dodd. I don't think it's going to be as lean as some do. We'll have to see who he retains from this years recruitment, who he brings in that weren't on our radar before the hire and how he handles the old guard. That's a lot of ifs, I know. What if he brings in a pro style QB? A 5th year guy. We've got running backs out the wazzou. I think the offense has the ability to make some noise. The OC choice will be interesting.

    I also have a lot of confidence in Stansbury continuing to secure funds for staff additions and recruiting. If nothing else, at least we have some enthusiasm on the flats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Combat Engineer View Post
    There are some old time grads who won't be happy until Coach Dodd rises from the grave and the team starts wearing leather helmets again.

    By and large, if Collins gives us winning teams, respectability, etc., most will support the team I think.

    Collins is going to be unlike anything Tech has ever seen.
    NOt a grad but a damn long haired sidewalk fan.........I would take Dodds offense with reverses and passes and certainly his unis but.......when yu start uprooting a culture we had for over 6o plus yrs you are going to make waves..uniforms that are school colors and taseful are okay but not this stripes and stingers bull ****...I welcome Jeff to the flats

 

 
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