Thursday, August 17, 2006

Southern Pigskin Prediction: Georgia Tech Will Win More than Seven Games

From's "True or False with B.J. Bennett and Charlie Kay":

Georgia Tech will win more than seven games:
B.J. Bennett - True. Call Chan Gailey whatever you want, just make sure you call him consistent. The Yellow Jackets have won seven games every season under his tenure and have been in a fixture in the postseason. This season Georgia Tech takes the next step forward. There is experience and talent at the line of scrimmage. All five starters return on the offensive line and Joe Anoai and Darryl Richard will lead a talented defensive front. With Miami and Virginia Tech reeling some from personnel losses, it's fair to call this team a contender in the coastal division.
Charlie Kay - True. The experience of Reggie Ball should not be discounted. Sure he has been both up and down but it is rare to have a quarterback with starting experience in the game today, much less one with three years of being the man to his credit. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson is the best player in college football. I don't think Georgia Tech will beat Notre Dame in week one but eight wins should be feasible.

I think Georgia Tech can win at least nine games this year. Check out the rest of the article, some good insight on some of the preseason hype that has been surrounding the SEC and ACC. -yb