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

Write your ESPN Article....

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by Longestday, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Longestday

    Longestday Helluva Engineer Featured Member

    Messages:
    2,742
    Write your "ESPN" article on Tech's outlook for 2014 and ACC title aspirations....

    I hope we can get some good reads out of this request.
     
  2. thwgjacket

    thwgjacket Guest

    Messages:
    968
    The Weapon- Justin Thomas- Don't let the slight build of Thomas fool you. This kid can play. Think Pat White in his Mountaineer days. Vad Lee's absence may have made it possible for GT to return to form.
    The Prospect- Travis Custis- A solid built back with crazy high school numbers and a chance to snag a starting job before the year is up.
    The Suspect- The D-Line sans Gotsis- The Jackets will have to find a replacement for Attaochu if they hope to get pressure on the QB.
    The Surprise- Donavon Wilson- Could play the role of the big A-Back this year getting pitches on the corner in short yard situations.

    The Bold Prediction- 10-3 with losses to Clemson, UGA and FSU (ACC Championship Game).


    The Schedule

    I. The Cupcakes

    Wofford- The Terriers are coming off a rough year and the Yellow Jackets should find ample opportunity to run through the depth chart as they run through a mediocre SoCon team.

    @Tulane- The Green Wave are coming off a 7-6 year with no marquee wins to speak of and a drubbing from a mediocre Syracuse team. This may be the next Katrina as the Yellow Jackets blow through "Na Owlans."

    Georgia Southern- The game all the defeatist and "High School Offense" advocates will be watching with baited breath. The Eagles lose their Coach to Army, their QB to the NFL and their RB to the LAW. The Jackets win convincingly.

    II. The Standings

    Miami- Replacing Morris could hurt more than most expect and nothing is ever certain with a player coming off an ACL tear. Looking at you Duke Johnson. The Jackets have established that they can move the ball against the Miami D the last two years. Will no more about this game as we get to it and are able to see how Miami gels.

    VT- Pretty much the same as Miami here. Replacing Logan Thomas will hurt more than people think because a lot of what happened last year had to do with dropped passes. At least the Jackets won't get killed by the QB sneak. The Bud Foster D has been known to reload but with all the losses it is hard to believe they will be as good this year as in years past.

    III. The Marlboro's

    Duke- With a surprising showing last year Duke comes in with a lot of momentum and a QB who is very good. The problem Duke faces is stopping the Jackets Offense. Cutcliffe and staff have not shown any improvement on the defensive side of the ball and the Jackets will have to take advantage of that if they expect a win.

    UNC- The perennial underperformers are replacing a QB but it may not effect them as much as other teams because of the style of offense. Screen passes will be ever present at Keenan.

    IV. Cupcakes Part Deaux

    Pitt- Replacing a QB. Virginia- Good God Mike London. NC State- Still at least a year from returning to a semblance of a winning team.

    V. The Rivals

    Clemson- It seems like they replace everybody this year but they actually return almost everyone on D. Boyd and Watkins are gone so ACC D-Coordinators can rest a little easier. This will be a tough one, but historically, the Tigers don't play so well in Atlanta.

    UGA- The RB's return. It will be interesting to see how they stack up with out Murray. Mason will be helped with the return of a solid Receiving core and the D will be improved with everyone coming back.
     
    jayparr likes this.
  3. DCSS

    DCSS Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    637
    For some reason, it didn't read like an ESPN article so I changed some things...

    March 11, 2014
    ESPN

    The Weapon- Justin Thomas- ex SEC player.
    The Prospect- Travis Custis- A solid built back with crazy high school numbers but not SEC speed.
    The Suspect- The D-Line sans Gotsis- The Jackets will have to find a replacement for Attaochu if they hope to get pressure on the QB, like an SEC d-line.
    The Surprise- Donavon Wilson- Could play the role of the big A-Back this year getting pitches on the corner in short yard situations, but needs SEC speed.
    The Bold Prediction- 10-3 with losses to Clemson, UGA and FSU (ACC Championship Game), and a bowl win over a non-SEC team.
    The Schedule
    I. The Cupcakes
    Wofford- The Terriers are coming off a rough year and the Yellow Jackets should find ample opportunity to run through the depth chart as they run through a mediocre SoCon team from South Carolina, where USCe is in the SEC.
    @Tulane- The Green Wave are coming off a 7-6 year with no marquee wins to speak of and a drubbing from a mediocre Syracuse team. This may be the next Katrina as the Yellow Jackets blow through "Na Owlans." Tulane used to be in the SEC.
    Georgia Southern- The game all the defeatist and "High School Offense" advocates will be watching with baited breath. The Eagles lose their Coach to Army, their QB to the NFL and their RB to the LAW. The Jackets win convincingly. Georgia is in the SEC.
    II. The Standings
    Miami- Replacing Morris could hurt more than most expect and nothing is ever certain with a player coming off an ACL tear. Looking at you Duke Johnson. The Jackets have established that they can move the ball against the Miami D the last two years. Will know more about this game as we get to it and are able to see how Miami gels and if their speed resembles SEC speed.
    VT- Pretty much the same as Miami here. Replacing Logan Thomas will hurt more than people think because a lot of what happened last year had to do with dropped passes. At least the Jackets won't get killed by the QB sneak. The Bud Foster D has been known to reload but with all the losses it is hard to believe they will be as good this year as in years past. VT also recruits the Tidewater where athletes approach SEC speed.
    III. The Marlboro's
    Duke- With a surprising showing last year Duke comes in with a lot of momentum and a QB who is very good. The problem Duke faces is stopping the Jackets Offense. Cutcliffe and staff have not shown any improvement on the defensive side of the ball and the Jackets will have to take advantage of that if they expect a win. Cutcliffe coached the Mannings who played in the SEC.
    UNC- The perennial underperformers are replacing a QB but it may not effect them as much as other teams because of the style of offense. Screen passes will be ever present at Keenan. UNC cheats like an SEC program.
    IV. Cupcakes Part Deaux
    Pitt- Replacing a QB. Virginia- Good God Mike London. NC State- Still at least a year from returning to a semblance of a winning team. Many professional football players played in the SEC.
    V. The Rivals
    Clemson- It seems like they replace everybody this year but they actually return almost everyone on D. Boyd and Watkins are gone so ACC D-Coordinators can rest a little easier. This will be a tough one, but historically, the Tigers don't play so well in Atlanta, where the SEC championship is played.
    UGA- The RB's return. It will be interesting to see how they stack up with out Murray. Mason will be helped with the return of a solid Receiving core and the D will be improved with everyone coming back. UGA was 5 yards away from playing in the national championship game when they lost to Alabama in the SEC Championship.
     
    jwsavhGT likes this.
  4. Longestday

    Longestday Helluva Engineer Featured Member

    Messages:
    2,742
    I love the original write up.... And I love the SEC slant... Fun
     
  5. thwgjacket

    thwgjacket Guest

    Messages:
    968
    Great stuff. Can't believe I put no and not know. But actually, with the way ESPN edits, it kind of fits.
     
    AE 87 likes this.
  6. AE 87

    AE 87 Helluva Engineer

    Messages:
    12,968
    2014 Too Early Preview

    The Yellow Jackets will be Hello Back-at-Its this year. I see it as clearly as if the up coming films had been projected against my forehead.

    GT has has averaged 23rd in offensive efficiency and 61st in defensive efficiency over the last 3 years according to footballoutsiders. However, these statistics don't tell the whole story on their D as they were 18th in yds/carry allowed. With rejuvenation of their secondary with players returning from injury, look for their D to break through this year.

    It's time for me to take my head out of the dirt and pick GT to win the Coastal in 2014.
     
  7. Rodney Kent

    Rodney Kent Ramblin' Wreck

    Messages:
    558
    Georgia Tech has a good chance of winning the Coastal Division, losing to FSU in the ACC championship, thus entering the bowl season with a 10-3 season.

    Wofford should pose no threat to the Jackets. A hard fought win comes at Tulane, then a win over Georgia Southern at home. Tech’s new Quarterback and offense should be running smoothly with a resulting close win at Virginia Tech leaving Tech with at 4-0.

    Miami arrives at GT, but the Jackets beat Miami in a long overdue win. With the momentum behind them, Tech then defeats Duke at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

    With a 6-0 record heading into Raleigh, the Jackets defeat a rebuilding North Carolina team by another close score. The Yellow Jackets then invade Pittsburgh and come away with a good win to stay undefeated.

    A struggling Virginia comes to Bobby Dodd Stadium, but does not have the punch to beat the newly invigorated Yellow Jackets. This is no time to let a good thing get away, so Tech overcomes a competitive NCSU team at their house to run GT’s record to a perfect 10-0 at this point in the season.

    Clemson has another strong team, but not as good as last year’s team. Tech is looking to beat Clemson at their house, but it does not happen as GT loses its first game of the year and stands at 10-1. The Jackets lose again at UGA and extends the present losing streak to two games.

    Tech represents the Coastal Division in the ACC playoff, but loses the 3rd game in a row to a strong FSU squad. Next up comes a respectable bowl game with a chance to close out the year on a winning note.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2014
    RamblinJack and jayparr like this.

Share This Page