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  1. Fall Camp News

    Well … except for the conference record and standings. Look, I never said the two teams had equal overall records, but the 2018 team was better offensively then 2008 in every way. 2008: 372 in total offense, (74th), 273 yards per game rushing. 2018: 408 yards total offense (33rd), 325 yards per...
  2. Fall Camp News

    All this talk about Paul got me to watch the 2014 Tech - Georgia game again. And once again, I was cheering Zach Lasky. He tore them a new one in that game and was obviously having a great time doing it. The Dawg announcer said it best, "I've had about enough of Lasky." Not me. Having a guy who...
  3. Fall Camp News

    Well … in 2008 Tech was second in the Coastal with a 5-3 record. In 2018 Tech was - wait for it - second in the Coastal with a 5-3 record. We lost a bowl game lopsidedly both seasons. And we curb-stomped a major opponent (da U in 08, VT in 18) both years. The only difference came, really, in the...
  4. Ukraine

    What makes you think that the Russian Central Bank and the Russian Central Statistics Bureau are the best sources for figures involving the sanctions? Because that's who the Rueters story uses for sources. I mean, come on. I see that you subsequently sorta quote Statistica and that's a real...
  5. Ukraine

    I think that could have been solved by a referendum. But the Russians didn't want that; Ukrainians outnumbered Russian sympathizers in the "People's Republics" and still might. Crimea is another story. It was part of the RSFSR, not Ukraine, but when the SU broke up Ukraine asked for it and got...
  6. Ukraine

    Yeah. But Hillary never contradicted US intelligence in front of Putin like Trump did in Helsinki. Or … well, like I said, the number of times Trump and his administration sucked up to Putin is virtually numberless. Sure, all US politicians want to stay on Russia's good side, if possible. But...
  7. 5 GT opponents begin year in Top 25

    The big problem here is the lethal combination of ranked opponents in away games. I don't think pre-season rankings are much use - they pick the usual suspects - but having so many away games against opponents we had a tough time with in the past isn't encouraging. I also see 4 wins, but a...
  8. Pnode to ODU as OC

    I agree about Patenaude. He has been a successful OC everywhere except at Tech. What this tells me is that he wasn't able to actually be the OC. I think he had orders from the top to emphasize passing more then he wanted; he's always been a run first guy. I suspect this was due to recruiting...
  9. Ukraine

    Pictures speak louder then words. See: https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2018/07/politics/trump-putin-summit-cnnphotos/ The instances where Trump directed his administration to accommodate the Putin regime are, quite frankly, too numerous to cite. In a way, I applaud Trump for trying to bring...
  10. Ukraine

    !. If Sonnenfeld and co.are using inadequate data, then it should be easy for you to cite a source that will refute it. Their paper is extensively sourced. Why aren't your attempts at refutation? 2. More "woke Yalie" stuff? Please. Either prove this or … 3. If you mean that people trusted...
  11. Ukraine

    Well, I wouldn't trust anything from the Russians these days myself, but all this "woke Yalie" stuff does absolutely nothing - that zero, zilch, nada, a nullity - to refute the findings in the paper. Let's see that next time, please. No doubt there's someone out there who's tried. Or maybe there...
  12. Ukraine

    Ask and you shall receive. See: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4167193 And either download the paper or view the pdf. The evidence of economic damage so far is pretty bad and things will only get worse for the Russians.
  13. Rank Your Excitement for 2022

    I didn't think we'd do as well as we did, but I was mainly worried about D depth, not O. I figured that Thomas would work out quickly and that Lasky would rule (turned out he shared the throne). And while I wanted Autry to play for us, I wasn't too upset that he didn't; we had plenty of talent...
  14. Ukraine

    Mostly right. A few quibbles, by item. 1. Right and Ukraine doesn't have the same logistics problems. 2. Given that there is and will be a virtually continuous stream of new units from Ukraine's training bases in coming months (they have 600K recruits in the pipeline) I don't see much...
  15. Rank Your Excitement for 2022

    We don't have Justin Thomas, Waller, Smelter, Days/Lasky, or the hoard of A-backs either. Any of the four starters in the 2014 backfield (Thomas, Days, Perkins, or Andrews) would, imho, beat out the O starters at their positions we will field this year. And, yes, that includes Sims. And, of...
  16. ACC Preseason Poll 2022

    Yes. It's about time we stopped scheduling to lose. I know some out there still have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads and want a tough schedule so "Tech can get ranked". As if how tough your schedule is determined your ranking instead of the number of wins. I want Tech to schedule...
  17. Preseason All ACC Team

    I got news for them. Sam Hartman will be the ACC 1st team QB this year. That is pretty much in the cards with the returning WRs Wake has. As for Tech: we might get a second team selection, if we win 4 or so. Smith would be my best guess, but he'd have to do really well to get under the wire.
  18. Collins says players have 'chip on their shoulder'

    Ah. The Turkies might say we got our own back in 2018. Let's take a look: Now after watching that I sure do wish somebody could tell me why Tobias ended up as a DB instead of an RB? The only person on the Tech team in the last three years who put in a running performance like that was Gibbs...
  19. ACC Media Days

    Well, typical pre-season happy talk. We might see the transfers come through; if so we could win 5 - 6. If not … If I had to bet I agree that this outfit has a 5 win ceiling. A lot will depend on not having a long losing streak and the subsequent loss of confidence. Problem = the schedule is...
  20. Pre-Season Projected Starters

    On Sims: I think it will all come down to how often he is allowed to run. When he runs we are more successful; when he sits in the pocket, we aren't. If there is anything the last three years have taught us (or should have) that is it. I might add that if he runs more the RBs will have more of a...
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