The thought of running an up-tempo offense has obviously crossed the mind of Paul Johnson at some point -- implementing it was highly considered prior to last season -- but I never considered the fact that it could actually be part of a solution to the offense's current woes. I personally have always been a fan of potentially running a more up-tempo version of Paul Johnson's offense since it would ideally alleviate the whole "can't make a comeback" issue while also keeping the classic death march on the table, but I always thought it was being considered as more of an "okay, the offense is playing so well that we can give it a shot" type of deal as opposed to a desperate attempt to fix the system. We should all be open to seeing more up-tempo (it can't hurt, can it?) but only if it is executed well.
This weekend will be a test for the state of Georgia as a whole in addition to being a turning point for just the Jackets -- both UGA and Tech will try to stay afloat in seas of orange, writes the AJC. We all know about Tech's upcoming meeting with the Clemson Tigers and the huge implications which that game holds for both teams, but Georgia will look to bounce back from its (hilarious) 38-10 drubbing at the hands of Alabama last week when they take on the Tennessee Volunteers up in Knoxville. Did I include this article for the purpose of laughing at UGA's blowout loss? Partially. But it is noteworthy that the entire state will be facing tough challenges this week, albeit under different circumstances.
Hey, speaking of Tennessee...
Volunteers head coach Butch Jones is allegedly on video punching one of his players, according to a source which I would consider to be less than reputable. If there is any truth to this story, however, it would be another in a long line of recent instances of coaches crossing the line with their treatment of players. But that is, of course, a huge, gigantic IF. And to be perfectly honest any time you are forced to quote someone like Clay Travis in your article about a situation like this there's only so much respect I can give you. Clay Travis is an idiot who uses his block button on a level comparable to that of Bomani Jones and, if my math is correct, so is everyone who considers him a reputable source or generally good person. He sucks and so does everything he has ever said.
I'll leave you today with Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney's impression of Georgia Tech in advance of the big game on Saturday. To be honest, Swinney has much more respect for the Jackets than many of the fans around here do at this point in the season. He called Tech a "really good football team" which is good enough to win some brownie points with me for the time being. Thanks for believing in us, Dabo! I hope we don't let you down on Saturday!
Are you in favor of continuing the up-tempo version of the offense? Will it help or hurt the season?