For Georgia Tech, the upcoming edition of Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate will be huge for the future of the program. Not only would a win give Tech a second-straight bowl appearance following the disappointing 2015 season that snapped the previously decades-long streak, but it would also provide the fanbase with a renewed confidence in coach Paul Johnson and his staff at a time where support is hardly widespread. That’s what happens when you get blown out by Duke, but this weekend will be a great opportunity to correct some of those issues with a ninth-straight home win. It won’t be easy, but there’s no reason that it can’t happen — especially if the atmosphere is better than it has been for recent COFH games.
The line for the game opens at Georgia Tech +11.5, a much kinder number than I expected to see. Georgia has routinely been a much larger favorite than and generally outperformed those lines, so to see Tech +11.5 with the potential to shift one way or another is pretty interesting. For the Jackets to pull the upset, it’s going to take a big performance from the defensive line in particular. Stop the run game like Auburn did and you’ve given yourself a shot.
I’ll leave you today with some love from noted YouTube scholar Uncle Lou, the notorious UGA superfan with no inside voice and unrestricted Internet access. (NSFW because he hates his neighbors.)
That’s one of two videos he uploaded in honor of hate week, but you don’t need to watch the other one since it uses the same three insults as the one above word-for-word (Pep Boys manager, I-85 collapse, anime references. HAH, roasted!). Some things I learned:
- Georgia Tech students design Atlanta’s traffic patterns. My understanding of what a traffic pattern is leads me to believe that you can’t physically design one, but I also don’t wear “WANTED” shutter shades so I’m not qualified to talk about that.
- You go to Georgia Tech if you’re “white, but always wanted to hang out with Chinese people”. Since the point of the video is to roast Georgia Tech, I guess we now know what Uncle Lou thinks about diversity. Yikes.
- That man’s poor neighbors spend at least three hours per day thanking God for eminent domain because it’s their only chance of one day being free.
I hope you’ll join us in the comments, Lou! I’m 100% sure that you’re reading this, by the way, because there’s no chance that someone who gets hats and sweatshirts custom made with his own name on them doesn’t Google himself every day.