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  1. Dustman

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    We were 6-1 and it was homecoming. And we were ranked.
     
  2. AE 87

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    It's sad when some apparently need a sarcasm emoji for a post this clever.

    Fwiw, though uva did put our offense in check pretty well, our 17 pts in 8 drives (2.13 ppd) is better than what they have allowed against pwr5 teams on average (1.85 ppd).
     
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    Be careful what you wish for. In the ACC right now there is Clemson, and then there is everybody else. It needs to get better in a hurry. Not sure what happened because there were some hirings and the league got better, then backslid. But nationally the reputation has suffered considerable.
     
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    It seemed to me that Johnson couldn't make up his QB mind, and neither aspirant helped very much early, and several times our inability to read and execute options was glaring. Couple of times Marshall turned up directly into two tacklers. Must like to get mauled.
     
  5. GTRX7

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    We have always relied somewhat on fans of the other team if we are going to get close to a sell out. Hate that, but has always been the truth. I was shocked how few UVA fans came yesterday. Virtually zero UVA fans in the upper north where I sit. Actually were more Duke fans at our Duke home game, which says a lot.
     
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    Rather they moved forward into the 1%.
     
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  7. UgaBlows

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    I’m trying SO hard not to go stingtalk on you with this lol!
     
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  8. MountainBuzzMan

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    I dont know for sure, but I think 10 years of expanded TV coverage and being able to buy huge high quality TV's for the home may have something to do with it as well.

    in 2008 I had a 33 inch TV and I did not have HD, now I have this monster 60 inch on the wall watching games in HD.
     
  9. LibertyTurns

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    2009 recession and the ensuing flaccid recovery altered the landscape. Fans want a good experience for their money. GT needs to figure out how to deliver a better total game day experience. Again, we need a strategy. I don’t believe in 1991 we even sold out most games after winning a National Championship. This is not 1950, 1965 or 2005 any more. We need a strategy for current conditions and market of fans we’re trying to attract.

    Personally I’d focus on pre and post-game events, massively upgrade seating areas (cheaper club-type decks and less bench seats), bigger seats (less of them), and work on in stadium entertainment.
     
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  10. RamblinCharger

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    Pretty sure that was TIC
     
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  11. Supersizethatorder-mutt

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    We have not ALWAYS relied on fans of the other teams, just in the past 20 years.
     
  12. georgiatech22

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    This is the reason we are still suffering from Dodd's decision to pull us out of the SEC in the 60's. Back when we were in the SEC, we were playing UGA, Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, and Bama every year and the stands were always packed. I would give anything to be able to go back and lock Bobby Dodd in a closet to keep us in the SEC. Who knows how it would have turned out, but I would love to play those teams every year instead of what we have now.
     
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    Yep. If we were still in the SEC and had a 7-4 record we would be in the top 25 like Mississippi State instead of being 7-4 in th ACC and not even showing up in the “also receiving votes” list.
     
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    If it wasn't for what was the worst 15min of football I have seen GT put on the field (in all 4 phases of the game) against Pitt, we could have been gearing up for a Clem rematch. But you have to play the whole season, and we did not do that.
     
  15. ibeattetris

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    I made this point in the post game thread and I agree. The fact that people thinks the offense is bad when we put up over 2 points a drive just shows how much CPJ has spoiled us.

    I feel it’s fair to give the offense one point for the two point conversion they made (making it 18/8). I also counted the fg in one ot drive, but I understand not counting it.
     
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  16. MikeJackets1967

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    Just gonna say it................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................TO HELL WITH GEORGIA!:)
     
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    I bet PAWL is still regretting the fake punt on 4th and 7 on our own 26 in the first quarter against Pitt.
     
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    You are correct. Let me clarify. We have always relied on fans of other teams to fill the stadium since it was expanded to 55k in 2002. (I still think that big of an expansion was a bad idea.)
     
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  19. MikeJackets1967

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    40,000 was the perfect size for the stadium:cigar:
     
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    Think you need to back that up a few decades.
     
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