1. Brian from Ellijay says:

    As a Tech fan, I say thank Gawdddd. Now if only Chan Gayley (sp) could dissappear. We might just have a team that won’t buckle.

  2. buzzbrockway says:

    This is a sad way for him to end his college career. Two sorry performances and now this? I hope he gets it together. His degree is much more important in the long run.

  3. Jas says:

    What’s so damn funny about this was that he was only taking 6 hours of Senior level classes. That’s pathetic. At least Gailey will be benching him unlike the cheating drunk O’Leary.

  4. Jeff Emanuel says:

    Good to know Gailey’s at least involved enough with his players to know what’s going on with them academically.

    Or not:

    “We would have probably been able to look at some things to help them a little bit better down toward the end of the semester if we realized they were in this situation.”

  5. buzzbrockway says:

    Hold on Jeff.

    Earlier today I read a quote, I’m pretty sure it was in the AJC, but I can’t find it now, but basically Gailey said he expects his Seniors, including Ball and Kenny Scott (who also is ineligible) to take responsibility for themselves. Ball and Scott have been in the program for four years now, are team captains, and should know what is expected of them academically.

    This isn’t Gailey’s fault, it’s Reggie’s and Kenny’s fault.

  6. memberg says:

    Tech has been marred by poor academics for years. I doubt there’s even one “hell of an engineer” that makes any impact in Tech athletics (of the sports that matter).

    It’s pretty sad, because Tech is a superb university.

  7. Jeff Emanuel says:

    Buzz: Here’s one that I found.

    “It’s a situation of not getting the job done when you need to get it done,” Gailey said. “It’s not easy on any of us. Life’s lessons are hard.”

    Academic advisers and assistant coaches track athletes’ academic progress, but Gailey said with seniors “you rely more on their evaluation [of whether they’re in trouble academically].”

    Tech learned too late that Ball and Scott were struggling.


    Players know what they have to do to stay eligible, because people tell them, Gailey said.

    “I do, on a regular basis, and I’m not the only one,” he said.

    The bottom line is, it’s a student’s responsibility to perform in the classroom. However, Gailey’s laissez faire approach with the seniors appears to have assumed a bit too much maturity and responsibility on their part. Just seems like he was a bit out of touch.

  8. jsm says:

    I’m glad Ball isn’t playing in the Gator Bowl. He doesn’t deserve to, especially considering his attitude after getting whooped by Ugag. I have no sympathy for his situation. He did this to himself.

    I hope Radakovich has the fortitude to fire Gailey after the bowl game. His team has been woefully inconsistent and has performed far below its potential. He is solely responsible for sticking with a bad quarterback and wasting the offensive opportunities afforded him by having Calvin Johnson on the roster for three years.

    Go Jackets. Fire Chan Gailey.

  9. Demonbeck says:

    Georgia Tech went 9-4 with this quarterback/coach this season. They just happened to run into two superior teams at the end of the season.

    Any other quarterback in Reggie Ball’s position would have folded like a cheap suit considering the shots he took in those last two games – a less mobile quarterback would have been carried off on a stretcher.

  10. jsm says:

    What about Clemson? We barely beat UNC! Ugag is not a superior team this year. I can’t stand the inconsistency.

    GT had the defense, rushing, and receiving to be a top 5 team this year. Chan and Reggie blew it. Nothing new. We should have been 12-1 at worse.

  11. Demonbeck says:

    “GT had the defense, rushing, and receiving to be a top 5 team this year. Chan and Reggie blew it. Nothing new. We should have been 12-1 at worse. ”

    Between that statement and the evolution argument you are debating elsewhere, I have come to the conclusion that you take the term “blind faith” to a whole new level.

    Georgia Tech overachieved big time this year.

  12. Know Nothing says:


    Winning the ACC and going 12-1 are completely different things. Now, winning the SEC and going 12-1 is something that is much more common.

  13. Demonbeck says:

    Those mighty Demon Deacons of Wake Forest beat an Ole Miss team in a torrential downpour much worse than UGA did on a sunny afternoon a week later Jeff.

    Both played the Rebels at the Grove.

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