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  1. ATL1

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  2. 4shotB

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    Bro, I am not a rah-rah type but did you happen to check out the schedule? my intramural team could get 8 wins easy and we all got out over 30 years ago. although we would probably forfeit the games that disrupted cocktail hour.
     
  3. ATL1

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    Not sold. Tulane was a bowl team last year and are opening up their first on campus stadium in like 30 years. I definitely don't think the GSU game will be easy.
     
  4. Sean311

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    Potential losses: UNC, Duke, Clemson, Miami, Va Tech, UGA, NC St,
     
  5. zhavenor

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    Say what you will, but the offenses of 2011 and 2012 were better than last year and I'll tell you what it was primarily because of the extra crap that was put in and a QB that was not willing to take a hit; and please don't tell me it was because of the offensive line play as somehow the 2 are in no way related.
     
  6. GTRanj

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    Guess you'll have more free time on your hand this season then
     
  7. Longestday

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    I think the QB play will be better and the OL line will be better. Passing will be better as well.

    The QB pass rush is my biggest question mark, but I am going to depend on Freeman to break out early.

    I'll take the over and put the floor at 8 wins.
     
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    Until we lose our first game...... I'll keep on saying 14 wins
     
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    According to fo F/+, we had #16 and #22 offense in 2011 and 2012; #15 & #13 in s&p+ offense.
     
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    Nice. What were our F/+ and s&p+ rankings in 2013?
     
  11. AE 87

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    #31 & #21
     
  12. dressedcheeseside

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    OMG, ATL1 is not happy with the O, stop the presses!!!
     
  13. jchens_GT

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    This season feels like a complete toss up to me. On the one hand, we don't have very much experience, with glaring concerns on the DL. On the other hand, it seems like we have more upside with more talented athletes on our roster than we've had so far under Johnson. I can usually muster up a stupid prediction for the season, but I've got no clue.
     
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  14. dressedcheeseside

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    Here's a couple of tidbits I found interesting:

    Meanwhile, Georgia Tech's 713 rushing attempts in 2013 were down from 808 in 2012. It was still a big number for almost every other program in the nation, but it was the Yellow Jackets' fewest since Johnson's first season.

    (I did not know that.)

    "Still people (say) we need to throw it more," Johnson said. "No. We need to complete it more and have a higher percentage and be in situations so that when we throw it, it works."

    (Contrary to some beliefs, Johnson doesn't hate to throw the ball. Actually, he likes it very much... when it works. That's what he keeps telling folks but very few listen.)
     
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  15. jchens_GT

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    I can see how in our system, if we run the option well then we will pass more effectively. I think CPJ also mentions in the article that his system is built off the triple option. If you can't run the option well then all of the variations in the running game and your play action passing are less effective. You lose a lot of the deception and confusion that CPJ's system can cause.
     
  16. gtg936g

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    I wonder if we see a game this year where we do not attempt a pass.
     
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    I would think it could happen in one of the first three games, but I would hate to waste the weapons we have at receiver right now. I would think that Johnson will throw if we've got guys who can catch it.
     
  18. dressedcheeseside

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    Teams are gonna load the box and dare us to throw. I suspect we will.
     
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    I would think CPJ wants to take advantage of having Deandre Smelter. Plus, we have to show a willingness to throw the ball to keep the defense from loading the box.

    That's not to say CPJ may just grind drives on the ground if we get up on opponents to milk the clock. I for one would welcome the death marches.
     
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    ... so we don't make the playoff as an undefeated conference champ?

    Go big of go home :) 15 - 0!!!
     

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