1. Welcome to Georgia Tech Swarm! JOIN US and be a part of the SWARM! GO JACKETS! THWg!

Coincidence for those in the know?

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by Oldgoldandwhite, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Oldgoldandwhite

    Oldgoldandwhite Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    3,212
    CPJ retiring, Prez retiring, seemingly much bigger staff, and going after the previously unattainable.

    Did the powers that be finally put football as a top priority? Did the purse strings get untied? Did we tell the Hill where to go? Are we really trying to run with the big boys?

    Too much of a coincidence for me. Or is everything finally breaking our way?
     
    Adadu, Yoda, 64jacket and 5 others like this.
  2. Bogey404

    Bogey404 Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    466
    All of the above!

    Sent from my ASUS_Z01RD using Tapatalk
     
  3. Animal02

    Animal02 Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    4,825
    Crazy to think that anyone is telling the Hill where to go....or that they would listen if someone did.
     
    JackD, Whiskey_Clear, stech81 and 2 others like this.
  4. whitegoldsphinx

    whitegoldsphinx Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    383
    Of course it's coincidence. Why would you think otherwise?
     
    a5ehren and msargent1 like this.
  5. bwelbo

    bwelbo Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    10,899
    Get Todd Stansbury drunk and see if you can find out! :beercheers::geek:

    In all seriousness, I think the answer to your OR question (since you didn't say XOR) is "yes".
     
    IEEEWreck likes this.
  6. Jacket in Dairyland

    Jacket in Dairyland Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    919
    I actually had some of the same thoughts. Still wondering......
     
    64jacket and GTonTop88 like this.
  7. Supersizethatorder-mutt

    Supersizethatorder-mutt Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    9,351
    Doubtful that Bud's retiring is connected to anything athletically speaking. "Purse strings untied" because no more Hewitt or Gregory contracts, and SOME BIG donors who had given up on CPJ are now giving again.
     
  8. swampsting

    swampsting Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    1,291
    what constitutes "the previously unattainable" - we offered Gurley, Bryce Love, Fields, AJ Terrell, Aubrey Solomon, Demetris Robertson, Michail Carter, Tomlinson, Tuitt, et al, a slew of 4 and 5 star guys?
     
    gtpi, Ibeeballin, buzzmaniac and 2 others like this.
  9. MountainBuzzMan

    MountainBuzzMan Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    593
    No way football suddenly overtakes academics and calls the shots like this. Foil hat conspiracy level for anyone who actually believes that.

    I want some expanded majors to help out sports. That is when you know anything real has happened. Otherwise players still need to take hard classes (compared to other football schools) pass them and stay on track to graduate. We can only recruit players who can handle that side of it, thus greatly reducing or pool of possible recruits. The other option is we need a HUGE recruiting staff to bring in the best who can handle it.
    Those are the only two options. It does not matter how good you can recruit.

    Everything else is just lipstick on a pig.
     
    GoldZ and AlphaBuzz like this.
  10. MidtownJacket

    MidtownJacket Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    1,964
    Coach left on his own. No way he was pushed out.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  11. Supersizethatorder-mutt

    Supersizethatorder-mutt Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    9,351
    I agree, but it wouldn't surprise me if he had just gotten sick and tired of all the naysayers.
     
    GoldZ, The InstAtute, stech81 and 7 others like this.
  12. bwelbo

    bwelbo Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    10,899
    The Board of Regents will ensure that never happens.
     
  13. BurdellJacket

    BurdellJacket Ramblin' Wreck

    Messages:
    100



    Supersize, do you know this about big donors to be true or are you surmising?
     
    GTdragons likes this.
  14. GTNavyNuke

    GTNavyNuke Helluva Engineer Featured Member

    Messages:
    6,648
    I asked and was told on another post that the staff is the same size as before.
     
  15. MountainBuzzMan

    MountainBuzzMan Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    593
    Leaving only one option for actual success and I have not heard anything about it growing beyond the current 4.
     
  16. TheSilasSonRising

    TheSilasSonRising Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    2,747
    We can hope.
     
  17. TheSilasSonRising

    TheSilasSonRising Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    2,747
    But we now have a coach understanding that the recruiting starts when the prospect says no
     
    Madison Grant likes this.
  18. TheSilasSonRising

    TheSilasSonRising Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    2,747
    Definitely won't happen as long as we don't request it which is how the process starts.
     
    crut and GT_EE78 like this.
  19. Oldgoldandwhite

    Oldgoldandwhite Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    3,212
    Seems like more is going on behind the scenes than ever before.
     
    TheSilasSonRising likes this.
  20. lv20gt

    lv20gt Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    2,200
    I doubt we will ever know one way or the other, and it doesn't really matter.

    That being said it is very odd that Johnson received an extension after missing a bowl just to turn around and retire a year later. Between that and the midseason vote of confidence from the AD makes it hard to believe Johnson's retiring wasn't without some sort of influence from TStan. Now whether that was being pushed out, some sort of hand shake agreement, or something else I dunno.
     
    GTRock and GT14 like this.

Share This Page