Saturday’s 52-7 loss to UGA was the final game of the season for Georgia Tech, as the Yellow Jackets are not bowl-eligible with a 3-7 record.
Between thanking the departing seniors and citing the progress of the ACC program, Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins had some nice things to say about the Bulldogs:
“Obviously (you) have to give hats off to the team that we just played,” said Collins, who just finished his first year as Georgia Tech’s head coach, succeeding Paul Johnson.
“I still remember three years ago I was the defensive coordinator at Florida, first year in the development of that program (at Georgia). And just to see the impact they’ve made through recruiting, through development – that’s the way it should be.
“So we’re actively engaged in that part of the process right now but the part that was promising is you go into halftime being ready to go one score down against the No. 4 team in the country with an absolutely depleted roster of guys that are just fighting and battling and giving us a chance to be in that game … tt bodes well for what’s going to happen with this program going forward.”
Some UGA fans may have fun with Collins somehow turning a 45-point loss to UGA into some sort of moral victory for his team with that statement.
But Collins has clearly made the in-state rivalry more fun for fans, with his alleged ban of red ink in the football building, and doing pushups on the sidelines after big plays against UGA in the first half.
However, it may be a minute before the two teams are competitive on the field, as Saturday’s game was UGA’s 10th win in a row over Georgia Tech in Atlanta.