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Coach Collins doing SB53 media rounds

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by Milwaukee, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. KCJackets

    KCJackets Helluva Engineer

    Same station as Joe Hamilton...
  2. buzzed

    buzzed Helluva Engineer

    I know he’s just trying to sell the program, but it’s some pretty interesting revisionist history when he tells Rome about how we were a top 10 team competing for ACC championships in the late 90’s, as if there’s such a big contrast between our success under O’Leary and Johnson. I was a student in the late 90’s and I recall 1 top 10 finish, and 1 tie with FSU for the ACC, and FSU beat us that year (as they did every year). It’s pretty striking how similar the 2 eras really were—terrible defenses, great OCs who utilized the option effectively. O’Leary’s greater success rate against uga teams that were no where near as good as the current uga teams gives him an edge in the memory of Tech fans.
  3. LongforDodd

    LongforDodd Helluva Engineer

    Unless you got to hand-off to perhaps one of the top three all-time college RB's who got you a national championship ring and who is solely responsible for your life's success, that sounds about right for a ugag alum.
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  4. LongforDodd

    LongforDodd Helluva Engineer

    I agree about him saying we were perennially top 10...made me cringe a bit...but that just what marketers/salespeople do from time to time.

    PJ's gone.
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  5. buzzed

    buzzed Helluva Engineer

    I get it. Like I said, I realize he’s selling, but...
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  6. Dirty Jacket

    Dirty Jacket Ramblin' Wreck

    Buzz kill bro
  7. jacketup

    jacketup Helluva Engineer

    We had 5 consecutive AP top 25 finishes under O'Leary. Maybe not top 10, but we were in the national conversation and usually behind only FSU in the ACC. FSU was a top 5 program at the time.

    So yes, there is a big contrast in success. But as Long for Dodd said, Johnson is gone so I won't go into further detail. It's a new day. I wish people would quit bringing up Johnson.
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  8. dressedcheeseside

    dressedcheeseside Helluva Engineer

    I wanna say something but I’ll bite my tongue in the new spirit of togetherness the mods are pushing.
  9. ramblinjacket

    ramblinjacket Helluva Engineer

    I think we were better than your memory suggests. Even if we weren't top 10 every single week from 1998-2001 we had at least one week in the top 10 3 of those 4 years. 2 out of 3 while Geoff was on campus with the bad year only getting to 15th. And for good measure got to 13th the year he came back in 2006.

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  10. Josh H

    Josh H Helluva Engineer

    Getting back into the Top 25 on a consistent basis is exactly the first goal we should have as a program. Keep in mind, Tech hasn't been ranked since week 3 of 2015.

    Top 25 means consistent 9 to 10 win seasons. Accomplish that, and with the playoff the ball just might bounce your way a few times that year and you get in.
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  11. KCJackets

    KCJackets Helluva Engineer

    Collins' Previous 4 years at GT (ranking as season progresses from Wiki)
    1999 - 10, 10, 12, 9, 7, 8, 8, 7, 13, 12, 16, 17
    2000 - NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, 24, 20, 18, 15
    2001 - 10, 11, 10, 9, 17, 15, 23, 23, 20, NR, 21, NR, NR
    2006 - NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, 20, 13, 21, 20, 18, 18, 15, NR, NR

    Johnson's Last 4 years at GT
    2015 - 16, 15, 14, 20, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR, NR
    2016 - NR all season
    2017 - NR all season
    2018 - NR all season

    We haven't been relevant in several years. I think he has a fair point.
  12. ncjacket79

    ncjacket79 Helluva Engineer

    I think people have forgotten how good we were before O’Leary left, even with the issues after Fridge went back to MD. We haven’t been that consistently relevant since.
  13. YellowJacketFan2018

    YellowJacketFan2018 Helluva Engineer

    Geoff Collins is very savvy with the Sports and Social Media and i think that will reap dividends for Georgia Tech in the long term.
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  14. iceeater1969

    iceeater1969 Helluva Engineer

    He handles it so effortlessly.

    Gives great interview such that interviewer can look like he's doing a good job.
    Often has a NUGGET to add.

    NUGGET 1
    MARCH 30 PRACTICE - Invite Letters from coach Collins going to all lettermen to come and WATCH and Meet our players. (Said he really wants to bridge all the eras of gt football by INTENTIONALLY getting people from each era on staff )
    NUGGET 2
    AT 3/30 practice
    They will see our high intensity practice where no one is standing around.

    If I lived closer I would come
  15. GTRX7

    GTRX7 Helluva Engineer

    I was actually a bit surprised we weren't ranked at the end of the year in 2016. We finished 9-4, with wins in 6 of the last 7 games including over two SEC teams. That year, 7 team made it in the final top 25 rankings with the same or a worse record. Probably had more to do with 2015 than anything else. On the flip side, we stayed ranked in the top 25 for 4 weeks in 2015, despite winning 3 games all year! lol. So much of those rankings are a total crap shoot. They do reflect on national perception though.
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  16. LongforDodd

    LongforDodd Helluva Engineer

    It will be good to start seeing some steak instead of the sizzle, won't it?
  17. buzzed

    buzzed Helluva Engineer

    I agree we enjoyed our most consistent success under O’Leary. Although mid season rankings reflect perception more than results. I also think he was going against overall weaker competition. If you look at beating top 10 teams, without looking it up I would guess Johnson would be the leader on that stat. Don’t get me wrong, I’m an O’Leary fan too. I just don’t believe the difference between the 2 is that big.
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  18. TechCubed

    TechCubed Helluva Engineer

  19. MaconBacon IM88

    MaconBacon IM88 Ramblin' Wreck

    CGC jumping in to add a few selling points for all the potential SA"s....locker room, adidas, and of course - Waffle House. If GT is not getting paid by Waffle House, I think we're getting robbed. Significant promotional value being generated....
  20. FrostedOrange

    FrostedOrange Helluva Engineer

    Haha, Andy got bumped outta that take really quick!

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