What Say You?

Sept. 16, 2011

Gameday Central

By Matt Winkeljohn
Sting Daily

No offense intended toward the Catamounts or Blue Raiders, but today brings Georgia Tech’s first test of significance to the table.

Kansas may not be the pride of the Big 12, or whatever that conference is called these days, but the Jayhawks look to be better than the team that beat the Yellow Jackets last year.

Whether that’s true or not, this game will draw more attention nationally than either of the first two both because of the perceived caliber of opposition, and because there will be plenty of eyeballs watching the ACC today as four teams will play nationally-ranked opponents.

As head coach Paul Johnson said earlier this week, “The media will make it a big weekend. We don’t talk about it a whole lot. We’re trying to uphold Georgia Tech.”

So where will the Jackets stand by the end of the day?

I am convinced that the offense of 2011 is better than that of ’10, and perhaps by quite a bit. Tech is not likely to run the ball any more effectively over a span of games, but the Jackets are going to be more efficient passing, and I want to believe in early signs that ball security is improved. What think you?

While in the mode of asking questions, I’ll ask several. Please mull them over, watch the game, and send answers to stingdaily@gmail.com.

If the feedback is significant, we’ll make an issue out of it, perhaps as soon as in Sunday’s Sting Daily.

First, how was the Tech event Friday evening at Atlantic Station?

Second, did you take advantage of the new parking/shuttle situation at/to-from A.S. on Saturday? Thoughts?

Rapid fire:

Who’s been the biggest pleasant surprise on offense, on defense?
Is this defense deeper than last year’s unit?
Do you agree with several players who say they can play the defense better, and faster, because they understand it better in year two?
Is Tony Zenon real, or a splice of cat-quick animals?
Whadya like best, home games in the noon hour, mid-afternoon, or evening? (This should be good).
Does Tevin Washington run the offense as well as Josh Nesbitt did? Better? Differently?
Is the pass protection really better, or have the Jackets simply faced two poor defenses?
Are all these questions annoying?
Will anyone in the mainstream local media invoke Toto this weekend?
How’s Ken Sugiura doing?
Can you tell I’m out of material, and not so fresh off another deadline?

Rips and roars to stingdaily@gmail.com. I promise I’ll be fresh later today.

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