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GT '19, YJMB RAT Class of 2016 Proud fan, alumnus, and band kid
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Hence, "foolishly optimistic"
During my years in band I developed a philosophy that allowed me to brush aside losses to stay focused on supporting the team with everything I had despite how the season was going. I resolved to focus one game at a time so I could block out the historical trends and focus on attacking each game with everything I had, whether that was hyping fans up pregame or keeping my energy strong in the stands. It’s worked so far.
Also sometimes you just gotta expect the unexpected. Maybe this Tech defense figures out how to contain the run and limit the big plays while also being able to pursue the ball aggressively on the quick passes. Maybe the offense is able to offset the strength of the Clemson D-Line with cleverly designed plays. It may seem like a longshot but still.
I have a feeling that if we pull this off somehow....
…it’s not gonna be by much. My most foolishly optimistic result would be GT by 7. Tops.
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Obviously last game was not great. But being the foolish optimist that I am (look at my previous posts if you don’t believe me), here’s what I thought was good from that game that I want to see this team build on.
- Jordan Mason and Jahmyr Gibbs almost had 100 rushing yards….EACH! CAN WE PLEASE RUN MORE TWO-BACK SETS? That way we can get a bit more creative with the running game, maybe run some tricky option stuff, and potentially more. AND we’ll have an excuse to keep Gibbs as a receiving threat on the field next to a bruiser like Mason/Griffin or a speed back like Smith
- Yates looked pretty damn good all things considered! I hope CDP rides the hot hand and goes with Yates until Sims is healthy and proves he can orchestrate the offense like he did in his better games last year.
- Is it me or was the outside zone (and the other concepts we could execute off it) one of our more effective plays? Maybe run it more?
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Can we get to the quarterback consistently?
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One major thing I want to see from this team....
…is a sloppy first half. There were a few games last year where Tech would turn it on in the second half but only after having either doing nothing or getting a good drive and then stalling out the rest of the half. We need to be able to start fast and never let go. An opening touchdown drive (ideally) shouldn’t be the only points we score for the majority of the first half of any game.