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2014 Schedule

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by CuseJacket, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. CuseJacket

    CuseJacket Administrator Staff Member

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    Anyone care to take a very early stab at next year's record? Obviously we don't know many dates, where byes will lie, or attrition on our team or others. I believe the full schedule is usually announced in Feb.

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    Wofford
    Ga Southern
    UVA
    Duke
    Miami
    Clemson

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    Tulane
    NC State
    UNC
    Pitt
    VT
    UGA

    Not knowing very much at all about our opponents I predict 8-4. We need to win 8 and I think it's very realistic. Clemson loses Boyd, Beasley, a few WRs, and more. Miami loses Morris. I believe VT loses Thomas and starters on the DL? Despite our losses on the OL and DL (where we weren't particularly consistent this year anyway) it will likely be unacceptable to whiff on all three of those games.

    Unfortunately UGA will be the toughest opponent; otherwise we have a very realistic chance to capitalize on the remainder of the schedule. What do you all think?
     
  2. SouthernJacket

    SouthernJacket Ramblin' Wreck

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    If you putting money on it 8-4 is probably a good estimate. I'd like to think 9-3 is our record this time next year. A Duke like 10-2 would be great.
     
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  3. Tempest_12

    Tempest_12 Ramblin' Wreck

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    I think our schedule got a LOT easier. I think we will be about the same on defence and slightly better on offence. Either my glasses are pretty dam gold or we might do pretty well next year. Thinking 8-4 at worst, 9-3 most probable, 10-2 good season.
     
  4. JazzyD95

    JazzyD95 Helluva Engineer

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    I feel like we will be 8-4. Winning one game we shouldn't, and loosing one we shouldn't. I'm interested to see if the defense can take the next step and be a top 30 defense
     
  5. bat_082994

    bat_082994 Helluva Engineer

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    I'd prefer a Florida State 12-0 ;) Realistically though, I think 8-4 to 10-2 is manageable for next year with losses to ugag, miami, clemson, and/or va tech. Pick two to four of them
     
  6. Hunter513

    Hunter513 Jolly Good Fellow

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    I see another 7 and 5 year. Could be 6 and 6 because Georgia Southern is not a given.
     
  7. AE 87

    AE 87 Helluva Engineer

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    We should be 8-4 just swapping Tulane for BYU. I will be very disappointed if our D doesn't improve significantly. I know we're losing Jerry and Jemea, but we'll be in year two of a team concept D.

    Last year, people were concerned about losing Cross and TJ on DL, and we did fine. Kitchens and Green can both play. Other guys will step up.
     
  8. GTonTop88

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    We better beat Ga Southern, already been hearing ga fans saying we're gonna be the third best team in the state after next year. Jaybo went down there and was a star. Mediocre backup up here
     
  9. GTonTop88

    GTonTop88 Helluva Engineer

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    I expect Hunt-Days and Milton to step up. Golden will be a player, I'm hoping for Kallon to see the light in the offseason, looking at his high school tape he almost could've been argued a 5 star. Need a pass rush though, I hope Gamble is as good as advertised.
     
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  10. dressedcheeseside

    dressedcheeseside Helluva Engineer

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    There are too many variables at this point to make even an educated guess. Last year at this time our OL was much better and we were expecting an even better performance this year. We also were teased by Vad's UNC performance and expected him to be a lot better, too. The only real concerns were a) losing Orwin and b) not having a wr passing threat. Both of those issues became the least of our worries with the emergence of Godhigh and Smelter.

    Point being, who knows? Things could and probably will look a lot different a year from now. A lot different.
     
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  11. ramblinvak

    ramblinvak Helluva Engineer

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    A.Autry and Smelter with a more developed Vad and hopefully slightly bigger o-line is something I'm pretty excited to see!
     
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  12. gt13

    gt13 Helluva Engineer

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    Much easier schedule, but after another year like this year I can't give em any better than 8-4.
     
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  13. dressedcheeseside

    dressedcheeseside Helluva Engineer

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    Don't get why it's "much" easier. Yes, we trade BYU out for Ga Southern, but all the other teams are the same. Yes, some of those teams lose some key guys, but they are factory schools that reload their talent. Those teams still 'out talent' us as a team like they did this year.
     
  14. Hunter513

    Hunter513 Jolly Good Fellow

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    Losses to Miami, Clemson, UNC, VT, UGA. Possibly GSU.
     
  15. AE 87

    AE 87 Helluva Engineer

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    I will be surprised if we lose 3 of those first five and very surprised if we lose to southern
     
  16. AE 87

    AE 87 Helluva Engineer

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    Actually, I think seniority would give Tulane the BYU slot while GSU is the slot that's been MidTenn etc
     
  17. Hunter513

    Hunter513 Jolly Good Fellow

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    I kind of though the same thing this year about VT, Miami, and BYU. Hopefully we can get a win against VT and Maybe UNC next year. GSU should be a win but with GT football, you never know.
     
  18. AE 87

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    Yeah, I was definitely surprised by our offensive showing against those 3 and against CU. Although, I think our D really let us down in those latter two games as well. I really think that CPJ and Cook thought that all Vad needed to be able to start making reads in the option game was some game experience. However, unless I'm just nuts, our attempts to make that happen just didn't work. Consequently, we stopped giving him a lot of zone read option looks from the diamond or shotgun and stopped running a lot of triple option. We had to run it some to try and keep the defenses honest, but for the most part CPJ went back to the play-calling against U[sic]Ga that he used against UNC last year--very little option reads but a lot of fast hitting plays. I'm confident that by next year either Vad or JT will be able to run our system at a higher level.
     
  19. poodleface

    poodleface Ramblin' Wreck

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    Lose to Georgia Southern? Seriously? This is one game where the defense won't be going against a scout team running someone else's offense.
     
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  20. Boomergump

    Boomergump Moderator Staff Member

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    So true. I think CPJ threw in the towel on the option for the UGA game. We focused on it, worked at it for 4 straight weeks, and it still wasn't improving. There will most likely be a decision point for CPJ in the off season. Will he stick with heavy option regimen and find another QB to run it, or run a lot of the same type stuff we saw vs UGAg with Vad. I guess it depends on how fast JT grows running the option.
     

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