Monday, November 26, 2007

Georgia Tech Fires Head Coach

Go Jackets. Sting 'em.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Georgia Tech fired coach Chan Gailey earlier today. The talent is there, but it is obvious that coaching has been an issue... we have lost 6 straight to UGA and the team sputtered to another mediocre 7-5 season and another invitation to the Boise Bowl (and that damn blue field)! So much of college football is emotion and motivation, so Gailey's downfall has been his low key approach and inability to motivate a bunch of college students on a weekly basis.

Read the entire AJC article here.

The ACC has fallen to a second tier conference (after the SEC, the Big 10, and the PAC 10) with the descent of Florida State and Miami. But the ACC does have ties into the BCS (Orange Bowl). Georgia Tech is located in downtown Atlanta (the capital of the south) and is an easy draw for recruits. Tech has a smallish fan base (compared to UGA), but there is room for growth and it shouldn't be a problem to find head coach who could sellout 52,000 seat Bobby Dodd Stadium 6 times per season.

plezWorld would welcome a head coach with some SEC experience... some fire in the belly and knows how to play that brand of football.

So Who's Next?!?
  • Jimbo Fisher - Served as LSU’s (SEC) offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for seven years (2001-06) before taking the same position at Florida State University this season... and the current AD at Georgia Tech came from LSU a few years ago.

  • Patrick Nix - GT offensive coordinator for Tech for a couple of years before fleeing to The U (ACC) for this season.

  • George O'Leary - Former Tech Coach who left 7 years ago to coach Notre Dame (quickly let go when some resume irregularities surfaced)... he is currently the head coach at University of Central Florida (???).

  • Joker Phillips - Current offensive coordinator for the University of Kentucky (SEC).

  • Charlie Strong - Current co-defensive coordinator for the University of Florida (SEC).

  • Jon Tenuta - Current defensive coordinator for Georgia Tech (ACC). Built a nationally renowned defensive scheme, but his guys did underperform at some crucial points of this season.

  • ____ ? ____

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