Georgia Tech will get one final chance to make something of the 2015 season an Saturday when they take on rival Georgia at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Every losing season in college football is a season wasted simply because there is no consolation in the form of a high draft pick or other reward for being awful. The results just linger around until the next year comes. This offseason will be a long one regardless of what happens on Saturday, but I for one would feel much better about it after a third Paul Johnson victory in Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate. Let's see if the Jackets can make that happen.
Another note on this year's edition of Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate: kickoff has been set for noon on The Flats. This was announced over the weekend, just a few days after ESPN announced that they had exercised an option on the game that allowed the network to choose between a 12 or 3:30 kickoff. At last check, tickets are still available on StubHub and other sites for less than $70. This turnout could get ugly in more ways than one. The game will air on ESPN2 for those who can't make it in person.
This weekend's game may be Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert's first true taste of Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate, but it certainly won't be his first experience on The Flats -- the graduate transfer quarterback started a game at Bobby Dodd Stadium just last season while playing for Virginia. Lambert finished that game -- a 35-10 Georgia Tech victory -- with 230 yards passing, a touchdown, and two interceptions. He has been equally inconsistent this season at Georgia, breaking an NCAA record for passing efficiency one week before being benched the next. Whether we get to see good or ugly Greyson Lambert could decide the game.
This is Hate Week and Georgia Tech still technically owns this state for at least a few more days. I feel no shame for linking to the end of last year's game every day until that ends. Nothing else is going on, so you may as well watch it a few times.
What has to happen for Georgia Tech to win again versus Georgia?