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Technical Tidbits 2/9: Ranking Georgia Tech Football coaches

An interesting Twitter thread made the rounds over the weekend.

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Syracuse
Coach Collins was not very high on the list.
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It’s a long thread, but it’s well worth the read (click on the tweet to continue reading). While no ranking will be completely accurate, Tech fan Stacy Avery did a lot of research for hers. Unsurprisingly, the two highest-ranked coaches in Tech’s history are John Heisman and Bobby Dodd. Grouped together at 3, 4, and 5, are William Alexander, Paul Johnson, and George O’Leary. Current Head Coach Geoff Collins is dead last on the list, but we have to give him a pass since he’s still coaching. What’s not a good statistic is Collins losing every single game played against a team with a winning record, if he wants any sort of success at Tech, he has to start winning games against decent teams.

Speaking of Geoff Collins, you can now get your season tickets to see his third year on the Flats. Hopefully, COVID-19 attendance restrictions will not be needed, and we can go back to full stadiums this fall. This year, there are many benefits to grabbing a season ticket (or two), including guaranteed 100 and 200-level seating for Tech’s “Mayhem at MBS” game against UNC. There’s also the benefit of roasting in 90-degree heat, and then two months later needing three layers when attending games. Check the link above for more information!

Unfortunately for fans of the Tech Volleyball team, season tickets (and single-game tickets) will not be sold. Some season tickets will be given out to donors, but that doesn’t mean that games won’t be on TV or able to stream. The schedule for the no. 19 Yellow Jackets was released yesterday, with four of ten games to be played at O’Keefe Gymnasium. This spring, there will be five-team pods at one site for a weekend, to lessen the chance of COVID-19 spreading. It should be an interesting season, but the Jackets are well-positioned to make a run at the NCAA Tournament (their 7-1 record from the fall carries over). Less than a month to go!

Here’s the moment that college and pro football legend Calvin Johnson found out he was going to be in the NFL Hall of Fame. Congratulations again, Calvin!

Question of the Day: What did you think of the Tech coach rankings?