Life After the Triple Option-SI

Discussion in 'Football' started by wishbone, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Dark_Samri

    Dark_Samri Varsity Lurker

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    I agree the branding is objectively better, that is true. The recruiting is also objectively better but I have my reservations until I've seen that these higher-ranked guys can actually stay eligible. Not trying to be a downer, I'm just still in a wait and see mode. Can't ööööin wait for the season to start. As always.

    It's the implications that we've been a bottom-feeder that bothers me. That highly ranked guard that's considering us said something like, "people know Georgia Tech's not a pushover anymore". I know he's just some kid, but we were rarely a "pushover" over the past 11 years and nobody knows if we will be this year or not.
     
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  2. ibeeballin

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    I personally think the “pushover” comments more is about off the field than on the field

    No matter the wins, people viewed the option as inferior or as gimmick which is stupid. People would rather lose pretty in the spread than embracing the option. Some of this could’ve been mitigated if we stuck with the pistol in 2012 and had the tackles in 2pts stance once in awhile, but the past is the past
     
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  3. ncjacket

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    We can always pull out the record book if we really want to prove what we’ve done over the past 11 years but why worry about it? If kids and HS coaches think we’re suddenly more exciting and trending positively just enjoy it. People will forget most of what you say but they remember 100% of how you make them feel. It’s they same in recruiting or building a brand.
     
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  4. Ish

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    We're recruiting dudes who were likely 11-12 during our magical 2014 season. It's been pretty bleak all considered since then. The "pushover" comments totally make sense if you step away and look objectively
     
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  5. Architorture23

    Architorture23 Austere Religious Scholar

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    Perception is reality.
     
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  6. JacketForLife

    JacketForLife No more small ball, thanks

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    How about not meeting as full unit...ever?
     
  7. cincyjacket

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    I think he meant it literally. Our players were literally pushed over on both sides of the ball.
     
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    Jesus Christ, Sewak.
     
  9. ETBee

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    I'm also tempering my excitement. Too often everyone gets carried away over the shiny new object. There is a long history on this board of noting many other coaches who recruit great talent and can't do much with it. I'm optimistic about the new regime, but let's give it a few years to see how things turn out on the field.
     
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    Key said he didn’t come here to play small ball. Like it or not, the last 4 years haven’t been very good and their results on most of our livers was worse. Mods even got rid of the fire CPJ perma-ban. These guys really do want to get to an elite level. Whether they will or not is to be seen, but they’re selling recruits on getting there.
     
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  11. BainbridgeJacket

    BainbridgeJacket A rare combination of humility and genius

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    I'm pretty sure that changed in the years after you left, but it does explain a lot.
     
  12. Flywheel

    Flywheel What year is it?

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    They've sold me too. So far everything that's happening feels like it could not have happened more ideally. It's difficult to overstate how big a favor CPJ did for us by retiring on his own power and by timing it when he did. Then, it's difficult to overstate how great a job the new staff have done so far energizing the program. Let us hope it'll be difficult to overstate by December how great they've done in transitioning the team to the new looks.
     
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  13. smokey_wasp

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    I mean, you can do that. But ultimately, wouldn't it be more fun to buy in 100 percent now and enjoy it? I mean, if this doesn't work out, I don't see how tempering my excitement in the beginning will make me feel better. Nah, gimme the juice.
     
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    Shirley, you can’t be serious.
     
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