- Feb 24, 2004
I think your observation is one sided. What you are missing is that Richt dealt O'Leary his loan but kicking. And uga played in the SECCG in 6 of those but kickings.destroy? like what happened in ‘18 & ‘17?
years when UGA ‘destroyed’ Tech since 1980
(destroyed defined as two-TD’s+)
CPJ era - ‘11, ‘12, ‘17, ‘18
CCG era - ‘02, ‘03, ‘07
CGO’L era - ‘01
*** era - ‘92, ‘93, ‘94
CBR era - ‘87, ‘88
CBC era -‘80, ‘81, ‘82
~CBC, CBR, ***, and CCG struggled against UGA early in their tenure (in the case of ***, his whole damn tenure)
~CGO’L struggled only once, at the end of his
~CPJ suffered back-to-back blowouts at the end of his tenure ...and that’s where CGC steps in.
In conclusion, these figures show that more than likely a new coach at Tech, CGC in this case, will struggle with UGA. That probability is even more likely given that the team he inherited struggled in its previous two seasons. Yet, all that being said, I’m confident that the struggles will be few, early just as with his predecessors, but he will find success as well.
Yes, we are going to take a beating this year and next. This one might be of epic proportions. Like worse than Gailey's first year. But if CGC can recruit well enough, we should improve. If he can find the right coordinator combination, like Bowden or Dabo, then we could be really good down the road.
I think CGC has us at the current Pitt level by year 4. Which is to say the CPJ level once he had his own players to work with. Finishing 1st or 2nd in the division and making the occasional big run. Hopefully, CGC will be able to follow a good/great season with a good/great season. Because that hasn't happened since O'Leary left.
Edit: ‘08-‘09 were good/great back to back years