We could go undefeated against everyone on our schedule besides Clemson, UGA, and occasionally FSU/ND just about every year by having a competent coaching staff. Gotta be able to coach and recruit to beat those teams though, which is the challenge. Absolutely can win the other 8-9-10 just by being the better coached and prepared team on any given week.Unless he upgrades the talent on the roster, not much is gonna change. We will play harder and win a few more games, but that's about it. We really need to see better results recruiting wise.
Do you doubt his ability to coach up the current players? He was very adamant in the presser about coaching up the current roster
You can win 50% of your games just by being competent. I think we have 7-8-9 win talent on the roster, but it has been poorly coached. Better coaching (which ain't hard, relative to TFG) will get us to a winning record. To exceed that, we need next level coaching (See: The Ralph Friedgen) and/or better talent. I struggle to believe that we'll consistently crack top-25 recruiting rankings, so it's mostly gonna be coaching. That said, I don't think the difference between #25 in recruiting and number 40 is large.
We could go undefeated against everyone on our schedule besides Clemson, UGA, and occasionally FSU/ND just about every year by having a competent coaching staff. Gotta be able to coach and recruit to beat those teams though, which is the challenge. Absolutely can win the other 8-9-10 just by being the better coached and prepared team on any given week.
With that being said, there aren’t very many teams who are going to compete with and beat Clemson/UGA/ND year in year out. Only those select few 15 schools or so who are legit natty contenders can do that, and many of them haven’t looked competitive against Clemson and especially UGA recently. UGA just embarrassed the SEC West winner in LSU.
This happens all of the time. Especially in real estate.J batt said "we're going to give you a chunk of money and we expect you to give it back so that you look good"? Am I right?
Didn't give him anything except ability to write off donation:How much more can we give him?
We've had minimum 7 win talent on this roster, we've just suffered thru -4 win head coaching. Take this year for example, we should have been 7-5 regular season with losses to Ole Piss, Clemson, Free Shoes & da U. Last year should have been at least a 7 win team. 2020 was the low point and under decent coaching would have been minimum 5-5, 2019 was another minimum 7 win season.It will take some winning to help the recruiting. CGC really set us back in so many ways. If Coach Key can hold the team together and pull out a 7-8 win season and a bowl game that will really help move the needle.
He's an alumnus. Of course, he was going to contribute. I don't think there was ever a doubt he was going to contribute. I have a feeling all along he was planning to be the final donation to put us over the top. Let's see how high we can get that.I don't know whether to be proud that our coach is committing himself to such a drive or whether to be disappointed that he had to provide money to reach the target.
Right. He said it once. It might have been a slip because I'm sure he was intentionally staying away from buzz phrases like that. But, we do want to recruit at a high level. We do want to compete at an elite level. Everyone does. We just don't need to be hearing it all day, every day.Any suggestions for an accurate replacement "synonym" since it seems that the previous coach used it frequently to your distaste yet understanding that this phrase is used extensively by other coaches nationwide.
The guys in the room heard more than a 2-minute snippet. I think he was telling them what they had been doing wasn't good enough and that everyone is going to step up or step out. I think that was probably what most players on a 1-11 team was expecting to hear.Agreed it seemed more like 'if you don't wanna work, then leave'. But it's not being reported that way and the stuff with his son hit all the way wrong. Certainly a 'miss' w.r.t. inspiring the existing folks.
That's okay. He wasn't talking to dawg fans. But, I guarantee you they'll take notice.yep, I've already gotten 2 texts making fun of it from my dawg friends.
1. Tech gives Key $100Didn't give him anything except ability to write off donation:
1. Tech gives Key $100
2. Key donates $100 to athletics fund
3. Key writes off $100 on tax return
From day 1 I was peeved about his attitude to CPJ. He could have easily recognized Coach for the job he did - instead he made excuses about what he was up against. That set the tone.Yeah, a lot of us gave Collins a chance and hoped for the best, but I also remember a good many fans saying he was a used-car salesman right off the bat. I think a lot of people recognized early on that he really wasn’t saying anything of substance, that he presented no plan or concrete ideas, just coach speak and buzz-words.
Funny - anytime I see an abbreviation on here with a middle initial of "F", my mind goes to that same place.Or That F’ing Guy
Just don't call him TPO or you get a site reprimand (oops)That's why I add the second "F". The Former Guy leaves too much room for ambiguity. I like TFFG better
Last year, we could've won 7 relatively easily if Key had an offseason to prepare the team and perhaps even better if we were healthy at QB and OL.I thought the last four years we had a 6-7 win roster. And really, outside of Clemson and the pups, no one on our roster is unbeatable most years. In the ACC we should be in the top 3 or 4 every year.
It seemed like this was what expected of Key. I don't believe it. Do you?This happens all of the time. Especially in real estate.
Yeah they are laughing at us now but I don't expect anything lessThat's okay. He wasn't talking to dawg fans. But, I guarantee you they'll take notice.