44 comments

  1. HowardRoark says:

    By the time the two play, UGA will be ranked higher than 17 and Tech will be ranked closer to 21st than 17th. Mark it.

    …to hell with Georgia Tech

    • Joshua Morris says:

      With the addition of DC Al Groh, more focus on Nesbitt’s passing game, and very possibly a more reliable backup QB in Tevin Washington, I beg to differ.

      Johnson knows how to win games. He let a couple slip last year, including the UGAy game, for which I don’t believe he truly understood the depth of mutual disdain, but I expect only improvement this year.

      • HowardRoark says:

        With the addition of DC Todd Grantham, the deletion of Joe Cox, and most senior offensive line we’ve had in a long time, I predict de ja vue all over again. I do congratulate you on finally breaking “Chan Gailey Equilibrium” but the last game of the season just isn’t yours to win.

      • GaConservative23 says:

        UGAy game.

        Clever…

        I guess when you’re 1- 8 against Mark Richt and you blow your best chance to beat him, you have to resort to name-calling.

        By the way, I actually pulled for you guys against Iowa and you let me down there. And that was your best season in almost 20 years…

  2. BuckheadConservative says:

    I’m so excited for UGA football that the red panties of my drunk and completely unromantic female friend in the passenger seat of my car are in a twist! I think we’re in for a good year. Go Dawgs!

  3. Andre says:

    This year, a real football team takes the field at the Georgia Dome.

    The Georgia State University Panthers are prepared to serve notice that the UGA/Tech era of college football domination in this state is coming to an end.

    GSU’s Panthers will make a statement this fall when we take on the defending National Champions Alabama Crimson Tide and pull off an incredible upset.

    So the question is, brother, whatcha gonna do when the blue & white Panther express runs wild on you?!?!

      • I think inflation has struck. 🙂

        If Bill coaches as well as he gives speeches, then they may go undefeated. I wonder why he’s coaching football instead of participating in the state’s REAL contact sport and what political party he identifies with most.

  4. John Konop says:

    For third year in a row The University of Cincinnati was left off the top 25 list. I will make my predication again that UC will once again be in the top 25 like the last 2 seasons.

    • Jeremy Jones says:

      Being from the University of Cincinnati, I too noticed the snub. However, with the major coaching change, it MIGHT be justified this time.

      Like you, however, I think they should finish quite well. Their only real challenge is Oklahoma, which will be played at Paul Brown Stadium, so that will give them a couple of points.

      To get into that top 15 or 10, they will need to blow out the games they win. I hope the offense is up to it.

      However, you will be happy to know, Vegas has them in the top 25, and we all know, money is a much better predictor than “feelings!”

      • John Konop says:

        JJ,

        The new coach runs the sane system and worked for Kelly as an offensive coordinator and did a great job at Central Michigan as a head coach running the system. And I do think the team last year looked better when Zach Collaros the back-up last season was at starting quarterback. His threat of running really gave defensives a headache last year.

        The biggest issue will be the loss Mardy Gilyard to the NFL one of the best playmakers in the country last year!

        • GaConservative23 says:

          Yeah but I think I read that some USC receiver transferred to replace him. Not sure if he’ll be able to play this year or not, though.

          • Jeremy Jones says:

            If they transfer out because of sanctions, I think the sit out is waived.

            Thanks for the data John, I have not kept up with the off season stuff near as much this year.

          • John Konop says:

            Thanks I did not know this!!!!!

            Who: wide receiver Vidal Hazelton

            Mardy Gilyard is gone, taking with him impressive production both in the passing game and as a return man. Armon Binns, a senior, will see his role increase. As will D.J. Woods. If there’s one player to keep an eye on, however, it’s Hazelton, the former U.S.C. transfer finally eligible for action with the Bearcats. Widely acknowledged as one of the nation’s top recruits coming coming out of high school, Hazelton will have to overcome two years of rust — he hasn’t experienced any significant playing time since 2008 — before making an impact. Hazelton, with Binns, will give Cincinnati a physically imposing wide receiver pair.

            http://www.presnapread.com/tag/vidal-hazelton/

  5. GaConservative23 says:

    Obviously the ranking of UGA and Tech doesn’t matter when they play.

    Georgia had its worst season under Richt last year and Tech had their best season in 20 years. The final result? Georgia won.

    That being said, I do believe Georgia will be ranked higher than Tech come season’s end. Tech has road games at UNC, VA Tech, Clemson, Kansas, and Georgia.

    And Georgia finally has a relatively easy schedule (except that we have to play 11 straight weeks without a bye).

      • B Balz says:

        Man, I am so PSYCHED to see the first game!!!! I already have my season pass, it is going to be great to see a brand new team start up.

    • “This is the difference between GA and Tech..”

      That GT girls are a bit more classy? 😛

      I would imagine that girl’s IQ is probably somewhere in the range of Georgia’s usual football score against GT…

      “Like… did you see the… like… Georgia game the other night? It was… like… totally awesome. We… like… kicked those nerds butts. And like there was this cute guy that had this… like… hat with these… like… beer can holders… and he could… like… drink out of tubes… like… running up to his hat. Like… let’s see those nerds come up with a real invention like that. THAT is… like… a useful invention.”

          • BuckheadConservative says:

            Well congrats on the marriage. Ya know, I suggest you look into Karen Handel for governor. She has long been an advocate of equal marriage rights for your people. I’m refering to Techies, of course. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

            I kid. In all honesty, I am glad there is a little more heat back in the UGA/GT rivalry. Not that I think the outcomes will change, but at least the game is a bigger deal than it used to be.

  6. Tiberius says:

    Since the bosses said this is an open thread, I shall divert from forrtball for a moment.

    What is going on in SD-56 with Albers, Beach and Price. Did Albers really use an impersanator? Is anyone that dumb?? If you are going to impersonate somewhere make it someone out of the state so it would take a week or so for the story to get to them…

    • Jace Walden says:

      You guys have to contend with the juggernaut known as Georgia State!

      I predict, one way or another, that game will make national headlines:

      Either Alabama beats GSU by a record margin in CFB.
      Or GSU upsets Alabama.

      There will be no in-between with regards to that game.

      • GaConservative23 says:

        Georgia State has such a bizarre schedule. They open with Shorter College, which is a small school up in Rome about the size of my high school. And they end with Alabama, the defending national champs.

        Weird.

  7. debbie0040 says:

    I hope it is this “Alabama beats GSU by a record margin in CFB.”

    Still waiting to hear from NCAA on whether one of the best defensive players can play. He got caught up in that whole South Beach party thing. Sports agents can be so sleezy!!!

    • Jace Walden says:

      I think it will be.

      Don’t get me wrong, one day, Bill Curry will have a somewhat respectable team. Never good enough to be a UGA or a Tech…but maybe a Vandy, and possibly even a Kentucky.

      But this year. Nope. His team is made up of what is probably a great group of kids, but with the collective football talent of an intramural fraternity flag football all-star team.

      It could be the biggest blowout ever.

      • AubieTurtle says:

        GSU has much going for it. Georgia is a talent rich state with only two D-1A programs to compete for those players. Alabama has half the population but four D-1A programs. Mississippi, with a population somewhere around a quarter of Georgia’s has three D-1A (sorry, can’t get use to FBS) programs. I’ve lost track of how many D-1A programs the state of Florida has but even with the large population in the Sunshine state, spread over all those schools, it must be harder for them.

        Given that GSU is in the huge and lucrative Atlanta media market, I expect in a few years if they even are able to break above .500 on a regular basis for a conference like the Big East to come calling and put pressure on them to move up to the top level. The Big East would love to have access to such a large market and GSU would be their ticket in.

        It might be a while before GSU steals recruits away from UGA or Tech, but out of state schools that have mined Georgia for a long time for talent might have a problem. As much as I hate to say it, I expect it’ll hurt Auburn in the long run. Auburn has a long history of getting players from Georgia and being very close to the border makes it easy for players to visit home. If they could stay in state at GSU, some of them might pass on larger out of state schools.

  8. debbie0040 says:

    Interesting thing about that game is that it will pit a former Bama couch against the current Bama coach.

    For my hubby’s sake, I do hope Georgia has a good season…

  9. Lady Thinker says:

    I don’t get the football craze. Now a new (or old) Andrew Lloyd Webber play, a ballet, a new exhibit at the High, a Polo game, or just going to the Symphony are more exciting to me than football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and other sports.

    • AubieTurtle says:

      Have you been to the new Dali exhibit at the High? I went last Saturday and enjoyed it quite a bit. Had a nice discussion with the friend who attended with me about whether or not Dali was putting on an act or if he really was that crazy.

      Fandom doesn’t have to make sense. I love College Football and know it is because I grew up in the South. If I grew up in Canada, I’d probably be a hockey fan. The love people feel for the game can’t be explained because it is something that has been grown over an lifetime. You would just have to have walked the same path to understand. This is why I don’t give people who love soccer or watch golf on tv that hard of a time. It looks boring to me but I know to them that it means something more than what meets the eye.

      • Lady Thinker says:

        I agree with your sports comments but to have to watch them makes my eyes glaze over.

        I haven’t seen the Dali exhibit. I am hoping to go before it leaves.

  10. polisavvy says:

    27 days and counting until my favorite time of year — college football. All chores are done by 10:00 every Saturday in order for me to watch GameDay. I watch football all day long and hang in there until the games are finished on the West Coast. Yes, everyone can have all this political wrangling, I’m ready for some FOOTBALL!!

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