Georgia Tech lost in blowout fashion to Miami over the weekend in front of a roaring crowd of 18 at Sun Life Stadium, dropping to 3-8 on the season in the process. That includes an absurd 0-6 within the ACC Coastal and an additional loss to Clemson of the Atlantic, meaning that the Jackets will finish the season with a 1-7 mark within the conference. Don't mistake the following remark for a suggestion, but this season is a fireable offense for Paul Johnson. He won't be (and absolutely should not be) fired, but a 1-7 mark in the ACC is frustrating even with all of the injuries. A win over UGA this weekend would go a long way towards rectifying that. Oh, and speaking of UGA...
They almost lost. To Georgia Southern. At home. The Eagles, who took Georgia Tech to the wire in Atlanta last season, were bent on finishing the deed against Georgia over the weekend it Athens: they took the home team to overtime before falling on a walk-off touchdown by Sony Michel. The game will go down as a win for Georgia, but it was really just as big a loss for the SEC power as it was for the second-year FBS member Southern team. The calls for Mark Richt's head are growing hotter and hotter by the day. On a more interesting note, Saturday's game was just the second overtime game in Sanford Stadium's 86-year history and the first overtime victory by UGA. The first overtime game at Sanford was last season's edition of Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate -- a 30-24 Georgia Tech win.
After what was a very encouraging start to the 2015 season, Brian Gregory's Yellow Jackets laid egg number one by falling to East Tennessee State by a final score of 69-68 at McCamish Pavilion. I cannot even fathom how the same team that started off 3-0 with two 100-point performances managed to lose that game. Brian Gregory's margin for error has been razor thin since the end of last season and that is the exact type of performance that could help decide his fate come season's end. This team may have the end up leaning on Marcus Georges-Hunt than anyone ever anticipated -- Tech's newly-crowned 30th leading scorer in school history dropped 20 points but was still conservative at times. I'd be totally fine with him completely taking over from here out.
The sports teams themselves were not the only parts of Georgia Tech to take losses over the weekend: Buzz can also write in an "L" for allowing Miami's Sebastian the Ibis to nearly fight Georgia Tech's John Marvin after the game. An actual scuffle between P.J. Davis and a Hurricane broke out after the game, prompting Sebastian -- admittedly one of the most annoying mascots in the ACC -- to walk after Marvin. Where were you in our time of need, Buzz? (Note: Upon further review, I have determined that Sebastian is, in fact, the worst mascot in the ACC. Rest easy with this knowledge.)
How did the loss to ETSU change your perspective on this season?