I think that handling success bit has at least some merit to it. Tech has only won 2 consecutive games on 4 occasions since 2017. Once in 2017 with a 3 game streak over Jax State, Pitt, and UNC. 3 times in 2018 (although there’s a 4 game win streak included) with Bowing Green & Louisville, then VT, UNC, Miami, and UVA. That 4 game win streak was the longest since 2014 when there were 2 separate 5 game win streaks. Even the seniors and oldest guys on the team don’t really know how to win. It’s a process, and it’s part of the culture change that comes along with the new staff.Did you ever consider Clemson might be better than last year? We looked like crap today, but I don’t think this is revealing of us as a program. We are a better football team and program than we were 365 days ago. Sometimes these things multiply each other - like playing mostly freshman and sophomores on DL against arguably the greatest college QB ever and having a secondary that is not equipped for our scheme. Good teams expose that. It wasn’t evident against FSU or UL because we’re as good as those teams. I think it’s fair to say our staff and players need to get better at handling success
Since CGC and Co. took over, the games following wins have include the Citadel disaster, a 20-10 loss to Pitt where we forced 3 turnovers but only totaled 194 offensive yards, the 52-7 trouncing by the Dwags, a tough loss against UCF who really just outmatched us, and a historic loss to Clemson. The Clemson and UGA losses were to be expected, but I don’t think anybody expected how bad they would actually become.
There’s still some tough growing pains on the horizon. But there is hope to close the season out with a bang. All 6 of the last 6 games are winnable. Not that Tech will have a great chance, but neither Miami or Notre Dame are on the next level that Clemson is on. But between Pitt, BC, NC St., and Duke, 2 wins is well within the realm of possibility. I hope this was the last of the complete embarrassments that will occur during these trying times. Tech won’t be anywhere near UGA or Clemson’s level anytime soon, but we shouldn’t be getting ran of the field like an FCS team against them either. I also understand that everything Clemson did today was intentional, and they could very likely put up similar scores/numbers against most teams in the ACC. Let’s just make sure they never do it to us again.