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Ramblin' Brent

Just when you thought it was dead and gone, we are back by (un)popular demand for one final 2023 edition of Dtru's Dimes. I could not let Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate week slide by without being acknowledged. Since losing to the Yellow Jackets in Coach Kirby Smart's first season as head coach, the Dawgs have ripped off 5 consecutive wins in the series with an average margin of victory 34 points. The recent performance in the rivalry is not lost on Georgia Tech Head Coach Brent Key, and he made it a point to discuss the Dawgs during his introductory press conference last November. “We need everybody involved to build this into the best football team in the ACC. You know, we’re working to be a champion,” Key said. “We have an opponent in this state that we will work 365 days a year to defeat. We will work 365 days a year to dominate.”

Was Key pandering to his fellow alumni? Very likely. As most Tech fans are, Brent Key is blinded by his hatred of the Dawgs. No better way to arouse a Tech fan than to go after UGA. Imagine Coach Kirby Smart singling out one opponent as the focal point of an offseason??? My president would never. The goals of a championship program are far more expansive than defeating one individual opponent. A lion does not concern itself with the opinion of sheep. Take some notes, Brent!

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  1. After week 12, Bill Connelly's SP+ has the Yellow Jackets ranked 68th overall (42nd offensive and 94th defensive). The Dawgs are currently 2nd overall (5th offensive and 5th defensive).

  2. Georgia Tech is ranked 36th overall in the 247 Sports College Football Team Talent Composite.

  3. Although the Yellow Jackets lost star WR Nate McCollum to North Carolina via the transfer portal this past offseason, GA Tech was a net winner in transfer portal activity in my opinion. The Yellow Jackets added a number of key contributors including QB Haynes King from Texas A&M, and former UGA WR Dominik Blaylock and TE Brett Seither. Blaylock is the 3rd leading receiver for GA Tech this season, and Seither has added 4 receiving TDs.

  4. King has been the most productive quarterback for Tech in the passing game in at least two decades, and is currently 25th in the country in QBR. King is also Tech's 2nd leading rusher, with over 600 yards (6.4 YPC) on the ground this year. He is a legitimate dual threat.

  5. Georgia Tech has an evenly balanced offense, having gained 2,200 yards on the ground and 2,600 through the air so far this season. The Yellow Jackets have 4 different players with at least 275 yards rushing, led by Grayson high school alumn Jamal Haynes who has 850 yards (6.0 YPC) and 7 TDs. Freshman Eric Singleton Jr. is the leading receiver for the Jackets, with over 600 yards and 6 TDs.

Go Dawgs!

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