1. Georgia Tech Half-Season Awards and Report Card

    (I wonder who Paul Johnson's half-season MVP is...) The three sure signs of fall have all arrived. It's turning colder, the trees are about 97 different colors and college football season is going pedal-to-the-floor...

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  2. In Sportwriting's Golden Age, Bisher Was Nobility.

    I am a sportswriter—or at least I hope so. Whatever it means, whatever assumption comes with it, that is what I hope I am allowed to call myself. Truth be told, I've always wanted to write sports from the time I was old enough to read and type...

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  3. Paul Johnson Perpetuating Culture Shock at Georgia Tech

    (Even Gator grad Erin Andrews has to respect the changes afoot at the North Avenue Trade School) Georgia Tech and Florida State do not have a long history, but they certainly have a lively one...

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  4. Georgia Tech-Florida State: Post-Game Thoughts

    (Make no mistake, No. 9 is the man Georgia Tech can't live without) In a series of important lessons about the talent and makeup of this Georgia Tech squad, Saturday night might have been this season's most important...

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  5. Georgia Tech-Florida State: Half-Time Thoughts

    (That picture is not from this game. This game was played at night.) Mother Nature plays better defense than either of the football teams at Doak Campbell Stadium tonight...

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  6. Week Six: Bad Advice, Bold Prediction, and Something Else

    (It's time to get Roddy Jones doing more of that) If you're Georgia Tech, this is it. You're where you want to be heading into the two-game sprint that everyone said would decide ...

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  7. Moving the Georgia Tech-Georgia Game to September Isn't a Peachy Idea

    (Could Yellow Jacket unis become a forgotten sight between the hedges?) The second rule of sportswriting is to avoid the dreaded cliche (the first rule is to never wear a tie to a ...

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  8. Tarrant Playing Key Roles in Jackets' Success

    (You might not know, but that's Jerrard Tarrant, and he's good at football.) Playmakers. It's a popular buzzword in common football nomenclature, meant to describe those among us who ...

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  9. Yellow Jacket Victory Still Leaves One Lingering Question

    (Josh Nesbitt brought his passing hat Saturday night) Saturday night was supposed to be a tough test for a still-unproven Georgia Tech team. An SEC foe with promising results, a tough road environment, two big-time conference games on the horizon...

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  10. Bad Advice, Bold Prediction and Something Else: Week Five

    (Morgan Burnett had two INTs against UNC. That's a lot of acronyms in quick succession, don't you think?) Week Five offers the less meaningful of Georgia Tech's two match-ups with Bulldogs, as the Jackets travel to Starkville, Miss...

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  11. Defending Georgia Tech's Option Requires Shift in Defensive Thinking

    (Josh Nesbitt and Anthony Allen are but two heads on a dragon that's mighty tough to slay) Saturday night, Georgia Tech travels to Starkville, Miss., for an old-fashioned Southern hootnanny with the SEC's other Bulldogs...

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  12. Resetting the Machine: Georgia Tech Makes Statement with Big Win

    (The man returneth) It was a thumping kind of afternoon Saturday in Atlanta, so Georgia Tech did just that...

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  13. Week Four: Bad Advice, Bold Prediction and Something Else

    (Stating the obvious: This guy needs to show up on Saturday) Week Four offers an interesting matchup for the Jackets, who would have been playing for a BCS bid last December if not for the thumping they took in Chapel Hill some weeks earlier...

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  14. Paul Johnson Hits It Hard, But Real

    (Paul Johnson got the engineers at Tech to whip him up his own straight-talk express) Paul Johnson is an anomaly, at least as a college football coach. He runs the triple option. He's had protracted success in the last 35 years at a service academy...

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  15. Week Three AP Poll an Indictment on Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets' Early Returns

    (So what do you think Paul Johnson would say about the new AP rankings?) My, but the mighty fall from grace with the swiftness of the western wind...

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  16. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: Putting Things in Perspective

    (Don't you think that ought to just be a wave goodbye?) In the wake of what is apparently a world-ending disaster of a loss to Miami—a team I would be remiss to point out was favored to win—you wouldn't believe the yarns being bandied about...

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  17. Buzz Kill: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets' Title Hopes Squashed by Miami

    With his team down 16 points and perhaps his best pass of the season rolling into the warm Miami night, Josh Nesbitt crouched, curled and defeated, on the field at Land Shark Stadium...

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  18. Georgia Tech-Miami: Post-Game Thoughts

    (Josh Nesbitt probably felt this hopeless most of the night) Dan Aykroyd probably said it best: That wasn't so good, now was it? Georgia Tech got played off the field at Land Shark ...

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  19. Georgia Tech vs.Miami: Halftime Thoughts

    (That dude's been on fire all night) Well, if you're a Georgia Tech fan, this is pretty much the nuclear scenario. Make no mistake, Miami is really, really underrated, and really, really good...

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  20. Bad Advice, Bold Prediction, and Something Else: Week Three

    (Will Erin Andrews be rolling up on Paul Johnson again this time tomorrow?) And so here we go again. I think it's fair to say we're well into the season now, and frankly, Week Two was ...

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  21. Jacory Harris: The Man, the Myth, the Chalkboard Material Legend in the Making

    (Josh Nesbitt would do well not to follow Jacory Harris into this fire) Some interesting talk coming out of south Florida these days...

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  22. What Can I Do for You?

    (Paul Johnson is pondering that question, clearly) Hey folks, It seems I never quite properly introduced myself. And as I'm not one to enjoy getting caught up in the tailspin of pregame prognostication ...

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  23. By the Skin of Their Teeth, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Hang on

    (Georgia Tech DB Mario Butler picked off a Kyle Parker pass Thursday night) Paul Johnson is a man of conviction and honesty, and when he's displeased, he says so...

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  24. Georgia Tech-Clemson: Post-Game Thoughts

    Some knee-jerk thoughts after the game. I'll have a full column up later tonight. Paul Johnson talked all week about how good Clemson was, and I wonder if some of his play-calling early—especially ...

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  25. Georgia Tech-Clemson: Half-Time Thoughts

    Just some half-time musing: Good job by Tech of going after Clemson in the first quarter. The Tigers got smacked in the mouth and it messed them up. Tech took advantage in all sorts of ways, building a 24-0 lead...

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