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Augusta Chronicle Oct 14, 2016

Georgia Southern gets another shot to upset Georgia Tech

Beating an in-state rival. Knocking off a Power 5 team. Avenging a last-minute loss from two years ago. These were the things that Georgia Southern’s showdown with Georgia Tech today were supposed to be about. But more than anything, the Eagles are just trying to stay above .500 and avoid their third consecutive loss in the midst of a four-game road stretch. read more
Augusta Chronicle Oct 13, 2016

Michaux: Midseason report card for area's college teams

It’s the midpoint of the college football season, do you know where you’re team is going? As the ol’ head ball coach Steve Spurrier used to say, you are what your record says you are. So we already know that undefeated Clemson remains a title contender and everybody else around here is not. The first College Football Playoff ranking doesn’t come out until Nov. 1, but only the Tigers are relevant to that exercise. Nobody else is even mentioned in the meaningless rankings at this point. read more
Augusta Chronicle Oct 8, 2016

Pitt gives Georgia Tech the boot again

PITTSBURGH — Another fourth-quarter lead gone and another “what if” loss looming, Pittsburgh responded with a little bit of savvy, luck and a dash of redemption for its beleaguered defense thrown in for good measure to surge past struggling Georgia Tech 37-34 on Saturday. First, Scott Orndoff kept his head while hauling in a tipped pass from Nate Peterman the tight end turned into a game-tying 74-yard touchdown with 3:50 to play. read more
Augusta Chronicle Oct 8, 2016

Pitt scores twice late, edges Georgia Tech 37-34

PITTSBURGH - Chris Blewitt hit a 31-yard field goal on the final play as Pittsburgh rallied past Georgia Tech 37-34 on Saturday. The Panthers (4-2, 1-1 ACC) trailed by a touchdown when Georgia Tech's J.J. Green raced in from 10 yards to give the Yellow Jackets (3-3, 1-3) their first lead with 5:22 to go. Pitt tied it when tight end Scott Orndoff caught a tipped pass and outran the defense for a 74-yard score. Georgia Tech opted to go for it on fourth down at its own 34 with 2:25 remaining but Dedrick Mills was stopped for no gain. read more
Augusta Chronicle Oct 7, 2016

Pitt studies how to stop Georgia Tech's rushing attack

PITTSBURGH — Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi watched his team let Navy’s meticulously executed option offense have its way in a lopsided loss in the Military Bowl last December and knew something needed to be done. So the coach who stresses taking it one week at a time did something a little different during fall camp. He looked ahead. To be more specific, he looked ahead to Georgia Tech, who will bring a scheme the Midshipmen used to roll up 417 yards rushing to Heinz Field on Saturday. Narduzzi called the cram sessions “Panther Periods.” read more
Augusta Chronicle Oct 4, 2016

Turnovers are holding Georgia Tech's offense back

ATLANTA — There were mixed results in the first week of Georgia Tech’s offensive healing. After coach Paul Johnson assumed direct supervision during practice, the spread-option attack moved closer to its usual production in last week’s 35-21 loss to No. 10 Miami – at least when quarterback Justin Thomas and the Yellow Jackets were protecting the ball. read more
Augusta Chronicle Oct 3, 2016

New Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner facing massive rebuilding job

ATLANTA — Josh Pastner has never been part of a losing season. Not as a player. Not as an assistant coach. Not as a head coach. He knows, in all likelihood, that’s going to change. The former Memphis coach opened practice Monday with his new team, leading a Georgia Tech program that hasn’t made the NCAA Tournament since 2010 and lost nearly all of its scoring punch from Brian Gregory’s final season. Pastner bluntly assessed the challenge he faces in his first year with the Yellow Jackets. read more
Augusta Chronicle Oct 1, 2016

Pair of TDs by defense help Miami beat Georgia Tech

ATLANTA — For all the questions about his history at Georgia and his long record of success as a visiting coach at Georgia Tech, Mark Richt was only thinking about his Atlantic Coast Conference debut. Shaquille Quarterman and Joe Jackson each returned fumbles by Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas for touchdowns in a span of less than a minute in the second quarter and No. 14 Miami beat the Yellow Jackets 35-21 on Saturday. read more
Augusta Chronicle Sep 30, 2016

Miami coach looks for more balance on offense

ATLANTA — Mark Richt will be looking for offensive balance in his first Atlantic Coast Conference game as Miami’s coach. Richt’s opponent, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, will try to restart the spread-option offense while playing host to No. 14 Miami today. The Yellow Jackets were held to 124 total yards, their lowest total in nine years under Johnson, in last week’s 26-7 loss to No. 5 Clemson. Johnson said his offense was in disarray and took a more hands-on role with the unit in practice this week. read more
Augusta Chronicle Sep 29, 2016

Mark Richt makes return to Georgia with his Miami team

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Mark Richt’s coaching record in games at Georgia Tech is perfect. Miami’s challenge this week: keeping it that way. Richt is 13-0 in Atlanta as a coach against the Yellow Jackets – 5-0 as an assistant at Florida State, and 8-0 as the coach at Georgia. And now he’s heading there for the first time as coach at Miami, when the 14th-ranked Hurricanes (3-0) open their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule against Georgia Tech (3-1, 1-1). read more
Augusta Chronicle Sep 27, 2016

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson taking a more hands-on approach

ATLANTA — Upset by what he saw on the field last week, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is taking a more active role with the offense ahead of his team’s game against No. 14 Miami. The Yellow Jackets were held to only 124 yards in a 24-7 loss to No. 5 Clemson, a low during Johnson’s nine years at the helm of the program, and he is trying to make sure his usually productive spread-option attack returns to form against Miami. read more