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Technical Tidings, September 20

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Sep 15, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets mascot The Rambling Wreck takes the field before the game at at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia Tech defeated Virginia 56-20. Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE

So I was trying to think of a standardized name for these Tuesday/Thursday link dumps that we've taken to doing around here, and "Technical Tidings" was the best I could come up with. Tweet me @FTRSNate if you've got a better idea.

Anyhoo, on to the morning link barrage. John L Smith may be broke, but at least he's happy, and isn't that all that really matters?

Coach Johnson had several interesting things to say in his press conference on Tuesday, including, but not limited to:

  • He doesn't think that UVA player's ripped Tevin's helmet off on purpose after all, based off film review. "I was going off what the kids told me."
  • The players moved on from the VT loss quickly (and the UVA win), in part due to all the distractions available to them via all the new-fangled gadgets like phones and the twippers. A rare example of an old person actually crediting technology helping young people.
  • He's happy that the LBs are the leading tacklers, to him that indicates the defense is performing the way it should. Not too much penetration into the secondary, and enough backfield tackles to indicate the pass rush is working.
  • "Joseph Weaver sucks, man, and gosh I just don't like him."**
More stories after the jump!

Here's a fascinating bit Wes Durham did with T.J. Barnes on Wednesday. Of note: T.J. Barnes originally had no interest in playing football, and wanted to play golf instead. We here at FTRS would like nothing more to play a round with T.J. and watch in awe as his drives blast a basketball-sized hole through the middle of a pine tree. Also of note: the production team used what can only be described as "wizardry" to make T.J. look about the same size as Wes.

The T from Lane Stadium has been returned, much to my dismay.

Finally, here's a great explanation of the situation Gene Chizik finds himself in this season. My favorite part is saying "I told you it was just Camalazhan" to all your Auburn friends who were all giddy about the blockhead hire after 2010.

**Note: the particular quotation marks in this line indicate something Coach did not actually say. This is a reversal traditional journalistic convention; but hey, if there's one thing Paul Johnson hates to death, its journalistic convention.