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    What area needs to be improved the most

    Yup...1976 ..and we had two RBs who are Tech all-time greats, Eddie Lee and David Sims.. Sims had the big game that day... ...and FWIW, everyone b*tched about our sorry OL that year too...some things never change....LOL
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    What area needs to be improved the most

    When Pepper came in 1974, during our first meeting he handed everyone a single sheet of paper. On it was written the question, "Why the Wishbone?"...and under the question was the answer, "The best play (the triple option)....The best way (with a lead blocker)." We were to memorize this and to...
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    What area needs to be improved the most

    "...If so, why do teams no longer run this?..." 1) WRs can't "stalk" block corners and safeties...they come to catch passes in RPO offenses.... 2) 6'6" 315# OL-men can't "reach" block...it is most difficult of all OL blocking schemes 3) LBs run 4.6 40-yd dash...they are as fast as 90% of all...
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    Sims=Bilbo

    1) I love Jordan Yates...seems like a Tech man in all the best senses of the phrase. 2) Jeff Sims is going to be an all-time Tech great.... He gives us the best chance to win, occasionally now and big-time in the future. 3) Jeff should get every snap.... Jordan will be there this year if Jeff...
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    Recruiting or coaching

    In addition to recruiting and coaching, there is the much over-looked component of Senior player leadership...commanding respect in the locker room and demanding accountability on the field during practice and games that no amount of coaching from the sidelines can replace. Freshmen and Sophs...
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    #PittvsGT Postgame

    It amazes me that 90% of the posts here at the Swarm are about our offensive short-comings....we gave up 50 pts...I believe our issues are, as they always have been in the post Dodd era, on defense... GT hasn't been "good" on defense 5 times in the past 50 years.... But... to join the...
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    PFF Grades Through UNC Game

    Two distinctly different skill sets...you can get away in run blocking by being lower body strong and by playing pissed off...pass protect is combo of GREAT feet and upper body strength.. The great Kent Hill was a very average run blocker while at Tech....couldn't get on the field as Fresh or...
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    PFF Grades Through UNC Game

    "....run blocking is easier than pass blocking...." Absolutely, positively true....
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    Fourth and Goal - what went wrong?

    OG whiffed...As a former GT offensive lineman I can assure you his assignment was to take first orange jersey that appeared across his face...Skalski was not playing read and react...he was run blitzing and "ran into" play of his career....Look, my problem is not with what play we ran or which...
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    Fourth and Goal - what went wrong?

    It was 4th and goal inside the 5. This play is the game. So Geoff chooses to put the ball in the hands of ....not Gibbs or Mason.....not Smith or Griffin...the biggest single play in Geoff's entire coaching career and he chooses to get the ball to....one of our TEs...Oh my goodness gracious....
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    Jordan Yates

    "Wish Yates were 3 inches taller, a step faster, and had a cannon for an arm. But, then again, if he had all that, he....." would not have signed with GT to run Paul's option offense.
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    Jordan Yates

    "...but there is no reason to cut down another Tech player..." I'm with 81 here. There are two things I have learned in my 18 months hanging with you guys; 1) Tech fans hate each other 2) Do not criticize players....unless they are offensive linemen... with them, it is always "open season, no...
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    Jordan Yates

    All coaches say, "you can't lose your position if you are injured." All players laugh out loud at that BS... Happens all the time on almost every team at every level...Think 1925 Wally Pipp for example....or, better, Tua over Hurts at Alabama Transfer portal alert... I have no idea how this...
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    Credit for the Win today

    Here is what a "player's coach" would have said in postgame presser following NIU loss..... " First let me congratulate NIU players and coaches. This must be a seminal victory for their program, one which they will never forget. Next I want to apologize to the GT nation. This loss is 100% on me...
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    Fire Geoff Collins

    73-7
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