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Technical Tidbits 10/11: What Gardner-Webb game?

It’s the 10-year anniversary of what could have been the worst game of the decade.

Georgia Tech v Virginia Tech Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images

The Duke series has taken a horrible turn in recent years, with the Blue Devils striking a perfect balance between being unstoppable by Georgia Tech’s defense and unfazed by the offense. The inability to stop Duke’s offense is particularly frustrating, but it’s a testament to David Cutcliffe’s willingness and ability to adjust his offense to fit its strengths any given year. We’ll be facing a version of Daniel Jones at much less than 100% given his collarbone injury, but the presence of talented players like Brittain Brown will mean that Nate Woody’s unit must come out sharper than we’ve seen so far. We can’t have a repeat of last year’s performance and expect a win.

I’m sure that what you want to spend your time doing this morning is remembering a time that Tech almost lost to an FCS opponent, so here you go: happy 10 year anniversary to what was almost a truly terrible loss to Gardner-Webb! Full disclosure: I have never and will never watch this game. It’s nothing more than an interesting case study in why the NCAA transfer rules are so terrible, because poor Calvin Booker should not have been running this offense.

I’ll leave you today with an article that hits on one of college football’s biggest flaws: the fact that sacks count against a quarterback’s rushing total. Let’s go down the list of why this rule makes sense:

  1. There are no reasons.

It’s just silly, honestly. Is it hilarious when quarterbacks for bad pro-style offenses finish the season with rushing yards in the negative 100s? Of course, but it’s not their fault that Steve Addazio is still the coach at Boston College. Do the right thing, NCAA.