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Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by vadimivich, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. MountainBuzzMan

    MountainBuzzMan Helluva Engineer

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    I have not seen one person say recruiting is not important, maybe you are the one napping a bit.
     
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  2. pbrown520

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    This recruiting class to this point is lacking at DT. Do we even have a true DT currently committed? From my memory seems like we have a couple that we hope/project may grow into it. Almost all of the OL are redshirts from the looks of it - good frames, but probably not ready to play as true freshmen unless pressed into it, which a couple likely will be. Not a big deal, most OL aren't ready to start game 1 as true freshmen.
     
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    Yes but not for long wife will be home soon :)
     
  4. lv20gt

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    Why are you acting like it's a one way decision like only GT had a say in the contract? The 7 years was probably a requirement for Collins to take on the rebuild that we were staring at and giving him just 5 would be a non starter. GT had almost no leverage as any coach coming in would probably demand something that ensures they would get actual time to transition from the option. That likely means either overpaying which we weren't in a position to do, or do what we did with Collins and give more years.
     
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  5. GTRX7

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    Correct. Everyone, literally everyone, agrees recruiting is vitally important. The disagreement seems to be whether, in the context of this particular season, we had slightly below average ACC level talent that should have competed better this year, or if we had Citadel level talent that had no chance whatsoever. We all agree recruiting is important going forward and vital to future success. Doesn't mean we could not have done better with what we had this year though.
     
  6. stech81

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    I still think 7 years is too long , I'm not saying CGC is a bad coach I have no idea I don't play for him and the 3 players i know I would not ask. How many other heads coaches were given 7 years?
     
  7. ibeattetris

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    Rutgers just hired Schiano for 8 years and 4mil per year.

    Rutgers is paying a coach $1mil more than us and for one more year. This is a school that hasn't had a winning season in five years.

    https://www.cbssports.com/college-f...t-for-former-scarlet-knights-coach-to-return/
     
  8. CPJacket

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    So basically we sucked more than we should have sucked. hahaha. I lurk around here a lot but I had to weigh in here. Guys, we have crappy talent to do what we want to, AND, we were learning to do this for the FIRST TIME!!! Double wammy!!! It's not enough, for this year primarily, to say "well why didn't we beat such and such team if we our recruiting was better than them". Keeping in mind it was for a TOTALLY different system. The other team was well versed in their system. Again, this year we can't make that claim.
     
  9. stech81

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    I don't know much about Rutgers and the reason he left after 10 year being their head coach other than more money to coach in the NFL. I don't know if he was a good coach but I would think Rutgers made a bad decision not on the coach on 8 years but maybe they have no buyout
     
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  10. ibeattetris

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    He is guaranteed 27.5 million. More than our coaches entire contract.

    GT can’t even outspend Rutgers.
     
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  11. slugboy

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    We do have posts saying it’s a lost cause and therefore shouldn’t be a point of emphasis


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  12. sgreer

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    Next year Tech will also have a much more experienced team as far as Juniors/Seniors playing the majority of the time. They had the least amount of Juniors/Seniors on the "starting" offense and defense in the Coastal this season.
     
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  13. stech81

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    anyone remember how many years Saban or Smart got the first time Alabama or uga signed them to coach ? Not the money but the years
     
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  14. ibeattetris

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  15. Gtbowhunter90

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    I actually wouldn't mind seeing him at DB. If he gets beat out in camp, throw him over there. Hes an elite athlete
     
  16. tsrich

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    My biggest worry is that we made a Gregory-type hire. A modestly successful coach from a level below us that we could afford. Not that we had a lot of choice; we're not going to be able to pay enough to lure a top-tier coach or even a 'hot' up and comer.
    Just the first year, so we can't make any real judgements, but first impressions weren't great. I hope Collins succeeds, but I also hope we don't spend 4 years < .500 before we once again reach the 7-9 win level or, worse, spend that time and don't make it back to that level
     
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  18. Vespidie

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    I mentioned the same thing in another thread. Sitting in the upper north stands and physically seeing the size disparity between our guys and the gaggers was telling. In order for our offense and defense to get better, we have to get guys in the program and get them in the training room and develop them which will take time. Those expecting a miraculous turn around in year 2 are setting themselves up for disappointment.
     
  19. ibeattetris

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    It's sad, but I think we can't compare ourselves with UGA to start. We need to get our size and speed up to VT/Miami level first. UGA outsizes SEC opponents, so making comparisons with them in year one or two of CGC's tenure is really unfair.
     
  20. sgreer

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    I would not compare them at all. Collins knows the challenge he has at Tech -he was here with O'Leary and then successful recruiting for Gailey - he also has a lot of experience coaching in the SEC ( a lot of NFL talent) and recruiting in the South. I think he has also put together a pretty good staff (successful GT players from the past who also know the challenges).
     

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