• Mailbag 12/2
    by Benjamin Tankersley on December 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty ImagesWhat’s your favorite holiday beverage? Pastner’s lack of 5v5 scrimaging: bad idea or terrible idea? - majorQ9 Ben: Well, it’s not great! Robert: Reminds me of CGC’s idea not to practice kicking live. And we all know how that has gone... Akshay: I mentioned this on the podcast this week actually — Pastner’s dedication to COVID protocols is admirable and something I wish more coaches across both major revenue sports did, but at the same time, it absolutely blows from a sporting perspective. Jake: I think Pastner had to do what he had to do, and I’d much rather see Tech be proactive with respect to COVID than reactive, but, man, how much explaining away can you do to the committee March? I wouldn’t think much. Jeff: Some person once said you play the way you practice. Carter: Sorry, am I supposed to know who that is? Jake P.: If the losses to Georgia State and Mercer weren’t enough of an example of the non-5 v. 5, I don’t know what one could be. While safe, this decision could cost him his job. SBNation Reacts polls? What is the check in on the state of the programs from SBNation Reacts polls? The polls are being sent, but we haven’t seen them in a season? Ben: I’m just bad at posting the results haha. They always get sent to me while I’m at my real job. Here’s the fan confidence graph over the course of the season thus far (excluding Duke): Overall, it’s been on a decline, but things are evening out a bit. I also imagine the win over Duke bumped things up a bit. We’ve also got 80 percent of people who are confident in GTMBB right now, which I’m not sure if that takes into account the games against Georgia State and Mercer, but I don’t think they do. I’ll try to do a little better about getting these up. Nishant: I’m very alarmed by the stat Ben just quoted for GTMBB. Jake: Expectations are a heck of a drug, Nishant. Jeff: I am a guilty party of the MBB confidence before the season. I have amended from the last poll. What is your go to exclamation for when you see Gibbs break a long run or you get excited? Ben: I’m a big “There we go!” kind of guy. Robert: “See ya!” as soon as he gets in the open field. Akshay: It’s more of a “raise my hands in celebration” thing than something I say. Jake: My go-to sporting reaction is usually me shouting “no, no, no, no” when things aren’t looking up, and you can tell when the playing gets good on a listen back when the nos turn to gos. Jeff: You know I've never really paid attention that much. I think I use "C'mon, Let's Go" a lot. Jake P.: Usually it’s “Go! Go! Go!” Any word on the Gibbs injury? Ben: Like any coaching staff, we won’t hear anything concrete from them. But from the way he was barely using the crutches he was on when he came back out of the tunnel Saturday night, I don’t think he’ll be out long. If he misses more than a game, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s only as a precaution. Robert: I’ve seen speculation on both extremes, and there’s nothing official. We likely won’t know until the first offensive snap. Jake: Ditto what Robert said. Some pre-planning here... Your grievances to be aired? What’s your feat of strength for 2020, and chances of pinning Notwima? What non-routine event would qualify as a Festivus Miracle for you this year? Ideal strength: weight ratio for your Festivus pole? Ben: I don’t know that I really have any grievances to air. Feat of strength is that we freaking made it to the end of 2020. Festivus miracle: Like I mentioned last week, these last few weeks have been really good for me. I’m not entirely sure what you mean by the last question. Akshay: Grievances? [gestures widely at Atlanta sports] Feat of strength? Like Ben said, surviving the emotional and mental turmoil of 2020 Non-routine event for a Festivus miracle? The Hawks starting out their season well would be cool. Jake: I have a grievance with myself, both for coming back for grad school and not appreciating that I’m still here in grad school. And with COVID for making it hard to lock down my post-May plans, which look different than they did this time last year. And with Sinclair for pulling Fox Sports South from everything. And with Square on Fifth for having, like, half a functioning TV package and taking two months to fix an elevator. Feat of Strength: I par-ed a hole on a real golf course. I am a Champion of Life™. Given that I don’t know notwima, that’s tough, but I’ve sprinted a mile in a far-too-hot pool, I can outlast anyone anywhere. Tech Basketball making the Big Dance, based on the past decade and the past week. No one else that’s answered yet is an engineer. Akshay just hits the beep boop machine all day and makes V2MOMs. Give me a pole with a 5.22 kN*m/kg specific strength, because blood may be thicker than water, but concrete is thicker than blood. I stole that last part from the Director of Morale. Cubs in 4. Akshay (again): Can I change my grievance to being friends with Jake? How bad was the hit to our NCAA tourney resume? Ben: As I said earlier, “Well, it’s not great!” Robert: Bad. Mercer was ~185 in KenPom at the time of the game. And it’s two wins that aren’t banked. Akshay: Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. (I strongly debated adding 185 “a”s for Mercer’s KenPom rank). Jake: See Robert’s banking wins comment. It was hard enough for the 2016-17 team to even play onto the bubble area, and their bad loss was to Ohio. That team, you may remember, also didn’t make the tournament. This team already an Ohio-esque L. And one that’s twice as bad. Nishant: lol Jeff: Well there are a few teams in Georgia that can make the tournament. Georgia Tech is not currently among them. Jake P.: There aren’t many ways to spell bad, but it’s really bad. What does the spread/line have to be before you bet real money on Tech over Kentucky? Ben: In football or basketball? Regardless, it would need to be a pretty hefty spread for me to pick Tech to cover, but a smaller one in football than basketball. Akshay: Never, ever bet on your own team. Jake: What is real money? Jeff: I only bet on sports that I know very little about. I have a great track record betting hockey and soccer. Should we play Duke for Thanksgiving every year? Ben: Well, I’m one of those guys who doesn’t think Tech should play Georgia every season, so I would be down for that being the Duke game every year. Robert: A lot less stressful than COFH! Jake: I wouldn’t hate it. I think a three year rotation of u[sic]ga, Auburn, and Tennessee should replace the COFH annual game though, so maybe I’m crazy. You could even make it four and add Vanderbilt, I’d be okay with that, too. Jeff: Look, I get not wanting the misery of losing to uga around the holidays every year and having to deal with your family full of Georgia fans. But oh is it fun to be so obnoxious every so often at Christmas and they are stuck with you at the dinner table. Carter: I don’t hate the idea. Without any hindsight, how much did Cutcliffe’s halftime “we’re about to play our best half” comment worry you, and in hindsight, how much longer does he have at Duke? Ben: Any coach is going to make a comment like that. I don’t think it says anything to how much time he has left in coaching. I think his record says more than anything, and Duke hasn’t exactly been great these last few years. I could see him pulling a CPJ and stepping away this season. Robert: Zero. Zero. I think he retires this offseason. Akshay: I didn’t hear that soundbite until after the game, so I wasn’t worried about it at all. I’m with Ben — the statement itself doesn’t say anything about the job he’s done at Duke (he’s made a former dumpster fire of a program into something decently respectable during his tenure), but I would not be surprised if there was someone new at the helm in ~18 months. Jake: I honestly didn’t even know that happened, because I was at the stadium. I don’t fear that guy, though. Feels like the league is passing his team by again. Jeff: Cutcliffe has earned his time but he will probably hang it up soon. And as for playing their best ball? I'm not sure either team could have played worse than the first half. Carter: Cutcliffe is the best coach Duke has had in the modern era other than maybe Steve Spurrier himself. He’ll get to leave on his own terms. Why didn’t Harvin punt? Ben: He dressed, so I would imagine they probably had him ready to go if they absolutely needed him but he might have tweaked something during the week and didn’t want to risk further injury if it wasn’t necessary. Austin Kent did a fine job filling in. Robert: Apparently, he has a lower body injury that allowed him to warm-up but kept him from being cleared to punt. I would imagine it’s a week to week thing, and he will punt this week if there is no re-aggravation. Was Florida State-Duke cancelled because of covid or because no one could bear to watch it? Ben: Yes. Akshay: lmao Jake: I’ve heard it both ways. Jeff: I think they ruined an evenly matched game. Carter: I don’t know. Has anyone asked Dabo Swinney what he thinks? I want to ask how many people in the GT football program have had or have covid but it seems that information is not public. Isn’t that strange? Ben: I think it just means that Georgia Tech hasn’t had a massive outbreak like some other schools. I don’t think it’s necessarily strange though. Akshay: The information about the athletics program isn’t public, but I bet you could use the campus infection rates to pretty safely project what the team’s rate would be. Spoiler alert: it’s been fairly low (we’re talking <1% low) for most of the semester — Tech has done a great job so far in curbing the spread of COVID (more recent increases in positive rate notwithstanding). Jake: There has to be some (very reasonable) HIPAA stuff blocking them from sharing that one. Jeff: HIPAA laws aside, Collins wouldn't announce if his below the line water boy had a hang nail. Outside of u(sic)GA, is there one team that we play on a regular basis for whom you hold an unnatural hatred? Ben: Honestly, I hate Miami more than I hate Georgia. As y’all know, I went to and graduated from Georgia. When Tech doesn’t play Georgia, I couldn’t care less what they do. Miami, on the other hand, can go die in a fire every week as far as I’m concerned. Robert: After going to Hard Rock Stadium in 2013 and being at BDS several times with their fans, it’s definitely Miami. They carry an arrogance paired with a lack of deep football knowledge that drives me nuts. Akshay: There is only enough hate in my heart for one program and one program only. Jake: I hate Miami because they’re, well, Miami. I hate Notre Dame because I know far too many people that went there and think they’e the bee’s knees and we see them too much in basketball to not. If we’re talking basketball, I hate Syracuse. Probably from that Airball game. And this game isn’t annual/regular/should never be on the schedule again, but I’ll always hold a little hate in my heart for South Florida. Worst stadium experience of my life. Jake again: I realized I really want to hear what you all have to say about this. So I added a poll, tell us below: Jeff: It's going to be Miami for me as well. It is the only Coastal team I have never seen live but I am surrounded by hordes of Canes fans where I work and they match the above descriptions. If Uga and Miami played each other I'd root for a sinkhole. But to end on a positive note, Ole Miss fans are pretty dang cool. Carter: I take outsized pleasure at the failings of the Miami Hurricanes. Jake P.: Mine has to be Notre Dame, my Dad has passed down his distaste of the school to me. Hello guys, Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. It went pretty well for me, spent time with family, had some good food, watched some cheesy holiday films; you know the standard holiday stuff. Still, fun times. Georgia Tech had a roller coaster though. I was looking forward to the basketball season starting... still waiting on that to happen. Football pulled a surprise in how they played and showed some fight despite the early chaos. Not sure if that football game really built confidence for me in GT athletics, but at least it gave me some optimism that playing our remaining games won’t be a total waste of time. My question this week, coming off the recent holiday, what is your favorite holiday drink? It can be alcoholic, non-alcoholic, beer, wine, mixed, tea, soda, or whatever. What is your favorite drink to have when celebrating the holidays, I suppose we’ll specifically say the Thanksgiving through New Years holidays to simplify things. I don’t usually have a barrel of rum, 3000 lbs of sugar, and a college bell to put it in... so I guess I’ll go with Highlands Brewing Oatmeal Porter. That’s just a consistently good holiday beer in my opinion. I also like a white russian for desert every now and then. Have a good rest of your week. From, Patches O’Houlihan (submitted via email) Ben: I’m a big fan of egg nog, though I actually prefer it sans alcohol. I love the creaminess and the richness of it. It’s just really good! I’ve tried it with alcohol, and I just couldn’t get into it. Akshay: I am a sucker for peppermint hot chocolate. If you think it tastes like toothpaste, you just don’t know good holiday drinkin’ liquids. Jake: The Grants are big on starting a holiday gathering - Thanksgiving, birthdays, Christmas, Fourth of July - with a Bloody Mary with far too many fixings in it. It’s a great lunch/brunch/snacks complement, appeals to all the savory tastes, and then everyone can branch out to their drink of choice after, which, for my dad and I has got to be the New Glarus Spotted Cow (a delightfully smooth farmhouse ale) if any of us has been anywhere close enough to the Wisconsin state line with any recency to pick some up. Speaking of holiday movies, Spotted Cow pairs well with Christmas Vacation, though if you fancy yourself a Cousin Eddie, you might want to trade down to an Old Style. Speaking of random Chicago beers and holiday exclusives, has anyone here ever heard of Green River soda? That was always the first sign of spring back home when it came out around St. Patrick’s Day. Same color as Chicago style relish, tasted like limes? That just me? I’ll show myself out. Jeff: I'm with Ben on the egg nog. As soon as I see it hit the shelves I keep it stocked till New Years. I also like those bottles of sparkling grape juice they sell around the holidays. Carter: Egg nog is great. Just don’t look at the calorie count. Jake P.: I love some Welch’s Sparkling Cider. You can tell I’m a riot at parties.

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  • Technical Tidbits 12/2: G.T. - N.C. State, Should Be A Good Game
    by CK Mura on December 2, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY SportsThe Yellow Jackets are on the road this week to face off against the Wolfpack. Last week’s win over Duke was a major relief for impatient fans after Tech had been absent from the gridiron for nearly a month. It was also a breath of fresh air knowing the team was able to play so well and put up as many points as it did. As this article points out, it was the highest point tally the Yellow Jackets have produced since the 2018 season. And it was the highest of the Geoff Collins era. Next week Tech will have a bit of a challenge as it travels for a road game against a surprisingly good N.C. State team. The Yellow Jackets have already matched last season’s total of three wins, and with three games remaining they could potentially improve on that mark. One thing I’ve noticed about this team is they will play well one week only to regress the following week. Hopefully it’s not the case this week and they can come away with their fourth victory of the season and their sixth victory in a row against the Wolfpack. As this article points out, Jalen Camp has been named to the initial 2020 Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award watchlist. The winners will be named later during the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl which takes place on Jan. 2, 2021. Camp leads all Tech receivers with a total of 320 receiving yards. Speaking of honors, as the article above mentioned, Zach Qunney, Jordan Domineck, and Jeff Sims were named ACC Players of the Week after Tech’s dominant win over Duke. Congratulations to all these Yellow Jackets for their well deserved recognition. As the article points out, the Georgia Tech men’s basketball team’s 2021 class may have only one verbal commitment, but he is quite a talented player. Dallan “Deebo” Coleman is a 6’6” guard who plays for West Nassau High School in Callahan, Fla. Coleman was named a Sports Illustrated All-American candidate. Coleman is a talented shooter who has decent range. A good three-point shooter is something the team could certainly use right now. This article makes a lot of interesting points, particularly in regards to Tech’s performance against Duke last week. The thing that is quite impressive is the running game the Yellow Jackets have working in their favor. With over 500 yards of total offense, 377 of those on the ground, the Yellow Jackets have the potential to be a real threat as Sims develops as a player and the passing game (ideally) improves over time. The defense does have to make some improvements, but considering this is a young team, over time, the Yellow Jackets have the potential to be a real force in the ACC and college football. The N.C. State game should be an excellent gauge of where this team stands right now and where it’s going in the future.

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  • Tuesday Thoughts 12/1: Things to Give Thanks For
    by Christoper Paschal on December 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Getty ImagesIn which we reflect on the good things we have Hey y’all it’s been a while, welcome back! Person 1: “Hey did you hear Georgia Tech ran for 377 rushing yards last night?” Person 2 (uncultured): “Yeah that triple option is pretty nifty when it’s working” Person 1: “Actually they don’t run the option anymore, they did this in a PRO STYLE offense” Person 2: **head explodes** Game Recap in Three Sentences The rushing attack squadron was on fire, totaling 377 yards (and averaging 7.9 per rush) on the backs of Jeff Sims (108 yards), a healthy Jordan Mason (105 yards), a first-half-only Jahmyr Gibbs (91 yards, 2 TDs), and Dontae Smith (60 yards, 2 TDs). The defense stepped up big time, forcing 5 total turnovers and holding off Duke when they needed to. A wild and wacky game, this one featured 8 total turnovers, stadium light malfunctions, a safety, a fumble touchdown, a muffed punt touchdown, 19 total penalties, long touchdown runs, and points points points. #404 Swag Champion of the Game Jordan Mason - a hearty welcome back to you sir. Mason made his return as the featured back taking 21 carries for 105 yards. It’s great to see him healthy and running all over the defense. ATLeast We Ain’t Them of the Week I’ve got an ensemble for y’all this week: Kent State and UL Monroe both gave up 70 points this week. Pitt gave up 31 first quarter points to angry Clemson. Vanderbilt had a chance to do something cool and instead chose to fall down a flight of stairs and barely cross midfield en route to a 41-0 whalloping. UMass maintained their identity in a 0-45 drubbing from Liberty. The Minutemen have now finished their 2020 schedule at 0-4 with a differential of 12 points scored to 161 POINTS GIVEN UP. I feel comfortable going ahead and bestowing the title of “Yikes Team of the Year” upon them. Above The Line of the Week Family and loved ones A consistent and powerful rushing offense Night games at Bobby Dodd Stat of the Week Courtesy of Robert, our success rates for each quarter were as follows: 31.6%, 42.1%, 43.8%, 69.2%. There’s one word that describes that: improvement. The offense actually got better as the game went on and that is fantastic to see. From an offensive perspective this was one of our best wire-to-wire games in the Collins era. 5 Star (7 Star, 5 Star) Developmental Program Haiku of the Week Looks like football’s backChugging away on offenseAlways hated Duke Things to Give Thanks For In the spirit of the season, let’s give thanks for what we have. More talented running backs than I’ve ever seen - I loved the offensive game plan in this game. We pounded the ball with our stable of talented backs (it could’ve been even better if Gibbs played the second half) and took a lot of pressure off of Sims’ arm. This is what I’d like to continue to see; heavier reliance on multiple backs and using the passing game more as an end zone attack. We’ve got a special group of guys and I think we could easily carve out an identity as the team that can rotate three+ guys capable of starting. Jahmyr Gibbs - Gibbs turned in a fantastic box score despite only playing in the first half - 6 rushes for 91 yards and 2 scores along with 4 receptions for 48 yards. He continues to impress everyone with his athleticism and vision and it’s easy to forget that he’s just a freshman. Let’s hope that his injury isn’t anything serious and he can finish out his electric first season as the featured back. Playing a rivalry game on Thanksgiving weekend - No it ain’t COFH, but I’ll still die on the hill that Duke should be more of a rival. With UGA off the schedule this year the Blue Devils are officially our longest continuously-played opponent. We’ve played every year since 1933 and GT holds the overall edge at 52-35-1. They’re another academic-minded school with a surprisingly good football history and I think it’s time we finally name this game as a rivalry (Nerd Bowl? Color Bowl? Battle for the Golden Pencil? Let me know in the comments what y’all think a good name would be). Seriously though, it feels great to handily beat a team that has absolutely owned us over the last little while (reminder that they were 4-1 against us in the last five games preceding this one). 2020 Duke acting like 2020 Duke - Duke entered this game as one of the most turnover-prone teams in the country, averaging a little over three per game. That proved to be the case on Saturday as they coughed up four fumbles and one interception. After having teams like Syracuse play their best game of the year against us, it’s nice to hold an opponent down where they should be. Offensive consistency - 14 points scored in each quarter is an underrated improvement from an offense that has been struggling to piece two halves together. I mentioned the rising quarterly success rates above, but I want to harp on the fact that this really was a complete game from the offense. Turnovers are still a problem, but we only punted on consecutive drives once in this game. The return of solid second half defense - I’ve mentioned this many times before, but the Collins era defense has actually been pretty good about making second half adjustments and this game was a continuation of that trend. They held Duke to just 7 second-half points and rose to the occasion when called upon. With just a couple minutes left in the third Duke scored their lone second-half touchdown to bring it to 35-33. From that point forward the defense held them to 57 yards on three drives that ended punt, downs, downs. Over that stretch Duke earned just 3 first downs. Overall the defense only gave up 24 offensive points in this game and I’ll call that a solid performance. Look Ahead Up next is NC State, a team we eked out a close victory over last year. The Wolfpack are putting together a decent season this year though; they currently sit at 7-3 with notable wins being Pitt and Liberty (yes it was weird to type this). They were even briefly ranked before getting drubbed by UNC. Still, they haven’t looked particularly amazing. Five of their wins were by 7 or fewer points and they suffered blowout losses to UNC and Virginia Tech. This is one of those games that I think we can definitely win, but it’ll require us to play a complete game on both sides of the ball. Let’s hope that we can build on this Duke result and guys like Gibbs and Harvin can get healthy.

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  • Technical Tidbits 12/1: Georgia Tech Football Brings Honors Home
    by Jake Patterson on December 1, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Getty ImagesThree Jackets were recognized by the ACC for their strong performances against Duke. After a big victory on Saturday, it’s no surprise that multiple Tech Football players got ACC Player of the Week honors. Jeff Sims showed a little rust in the passing game, finishing 13/23 for 146 yards, but threw for three touchdowns. On the ground, Sims had a tremendous outing, rushing for 108 yards. This led to Sims taking ACC Rookie of the Week honors for the third time this season. For his two sacks, his forced fumble, and his fumble recovery for a TD, Jordan Domineck was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week. Last but not least, OL Zach Quinney was named Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week for his help in Tech’s 377 rushing yards. Congratulations, Jackets! After the stirring performance Saturday, one can only hope that COVID-19 won’t derail this weekend’s game against N.C. State. This year’s game will start at 4 p.m. ET on the ACC Network, but it will quickly get dark in Raleigh. That should bring some helpful energy to the Jackets, who always seem to play pretty well under the lights. Since it’s the first of December, even if you don’t have an AJC subscription you should still be able to read the article above as one of your five monthly “freebies.” It details the newest addition to Tech’s transfer class, redshirt freshman OL Nick Pendley. The Creekview (GA) High graduate played just over a season for Mississippi State, where he appeared in two games in 2019 and four in 2020. Pendley just was not the best fit for Coach Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense. Pendley should provide some veteran experience to a Tech offensive line that still sees its share of struggles. Welcome to the Flats, Nick! COVID-19 can’t stop one of the GTAA’s best charitable traditions. It will be different, with collections not happening before sporting events like they normally do. Instead, the GTAA is “adopting” 25 families from the Atlanta Children’s Shelter’s “Adopt-A-Family” event this holiday season. If you would still like to participate, the article above has an address that new, unwrapped toys and checks can be mailed to. .@jdomineck16 is the first Power-5 player since 2011 to have 2 sacks, 2.5 tackles-for-loss, forced fumble and fumble recovery for touchdown in the same game @AndyDemetra #4the404 /// #SwarmStats pic.twitter.com/u7PCnL1nkJ— Georgia Tech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) November 30, 2020 Our own advanced stats writer Robert Binion has been singing DL Jordan Domineck’s praises since the offseason. Domineck’s performance Saturday further backs up Robert’s statistical vision. Question of the Day: What are you looking for this weekend against N.C. State?

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  • Scions Recap Show: Good Cop, Bad Cop
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  • Mailbag 12/2 Questions
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    The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets  are coming off a 56-33 victory over Duke on Saturday night, tying their win total from last season. The Jackets will now look to surpass that win total this upcoming weekend against the North Carolina State Wolfpack. On Sunday, the kickoff time for this weekends upcoming matchup was announced. The Georgia Tech Football vs NC State Kickoff Set for 4:00 PM - Yellow Jacked Up - Yellow Jacked Up - A Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Site - News, Blogs, Rumors, Opinions and More