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    Gaaame Daaaay

    I will always cherish the times when CPJ's TO just wore people flat out... Of course, the pain of horrible defenses, year after year, took a little shine off of the experience...
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    Economic Fallout Thread

    I remember being spellbound when I read "The Creative Powers of a Free Civilization"... The first few chapters of TCOL are absolutely stunning... Ideas like - each of us benefits far more from the freedom of others than our own; a society of unique individuals can operate only on the basis of...
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    Economic Fallout Thread

    I've never been able to understand why people who support socialism seem immune to the knowledge/calculation argument... Hayek laid it out in irrefutable terms in "The Use of Knowledge in Society"... Maybe it's the Fatal Conceit - the over-estimation of reason without appreciating the...
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    Economic Fallout Thread

    I would add Jordan Peterson to that group... It is remarkable how much consonance there is between his view of social structures (based on the psychology) and that of Hayek (emergent orders based on favorable cultural traditions)... The common thread between them is the recognition that social...
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    Economic Fallout Thread

    LT: Have you read Hayek's "The Constitution of Liberty"? Despite my training as an Electrical Engineer, sometime ago, I became interested in economics, and in the course of exploring this interest, I discovered Hayek... So much of what was once nonsensical is now crystal clear, largely due to...
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    The Citadel Postgame

    I asked the question in the off-season if the new staff had demonstrated in-game coaching ability... I have my answer...
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    Nathan Cottrell accepted to GT Bldg Construction Grad School (Link)

    Broken leg? I think it was an ACL, right? Snoddy had the broken leg... And no, he didn't play prior to the knee...
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    Coaching Acumen of the New Staff...

    I asked a very simple question: Is there evidence that demonstrates the ability of the new staff to effectively coach a ball game? If such evidence exists, I haven't seen it... I don't doubt that Stansbury and CGC know what they are doing, and I am NOT second-guessing anyone... The point...
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    Coaching Acumen of the Previous Staff...

    Agreed - the two most painful aspects of the last decade were the absence of an effective defensive and some inexplicable personnel decisions... Again, this is not yet another "past good, future bad" post - all I was asking was for some evidence that the new staff can win coaching battles...
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    Coaching Acumen of the New Staff...

    This is not/not intended to be a negative post about CGC and the new staff - I hope we exceed all reasonable expectations this Fall, and I hope we become the powerhouse we all hope the program will be... That said, one of the things I enjoyed most about CPJ was the display of coaching ability...
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    Your Favorite Underrated GT player?

    Everyone missed the obvious: Kevin Tisdel... I think he was a walk on and had how many kickoff returns for touchdown...
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    I know what my problem is now after thinking about it

    I'm old too (55 yo), but it's not change I have a problem with - it's the rah-rah/hype train/juiced up thing that grows a bit tiresome... I liked CPJ's approach to the game, the media, life, and so on... Straight-effin shooter... Been around long enough, you come to appreciate people of that...
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    Quick Lane Bowl Postgame Discussion

    As much as I liked CPJ and option football, I'll never understand why he insisted on playing a QB who ran 100% of the playbook ineffectively over one that ran 50% of it effectively... Watching the decision-making at QB was mind-numbing...
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    [Poll] Out of pure curiosity - Did you attend Georgia Tech?

    Dad (RIP), BSAE '56, me, BEE '87... I certainly yell THWG like my daddy used to do... :-)
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    OK - We now have our Dabo...

    Disclaimer: I am CPJ guy, and I wanted Monken... That said: CGC reminds me of CDS when he was hired at Clemson - rah rah, high energy, a little clownish, but very likable... Many of us didn't think CDS would last, but he has achieved as much as one could hope for - he's turned Clemson into a...
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