Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets College Football Preview 2021: What Will Happen, Season Prediction
Georgia Tech might be a whole lot closer than it seems to being better than just good – even if it doesn’t look like it over the last two seasons.
Football players are football players. It shouldn’t take that much to go from a system that’s totally reliant on one style of offense to another way of doing things – it’s not like the defensive side had to switch from the option attack.
But third-year head man Geoff Collins and his staff are continuing to put the right parts in place after a two-year overhaul. It’s been rough with two straight three-win seasons, but this is what a rebuild looks like.
How bad has it been? The Yellow Jackets have lost 16 games over Collins’ two years. 14 were double-digit blowouts and one was to Citadel from the FCS. There has yet to be a win over a team that finished with a winning record, and counting the end of the Paul Johnson era, the program is on a rough 3-18 stretch.
But again, Georgia Tech might not be all that far off.
It’s not going to challenge for the ACC title or anything, but it should be far more competitive and might be just a year away from being a factor, at least in the Coastal Division.
Set The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Regular Season Win Total At … 4
There’s depth now to go along with experience.
It’s easier for the staff to get what it needs through the transfer portal, the offensive backfield is in place to be a positive, there’s a whole lot of upside in the defensive back seven, and the lines – the real problem over the last two seasons – at least have more options to work with. However …
At Clemson, North Carolina, at Miami, at Notre Dame, Georgia.
Start with that as part of the slate after what should be easy wins over Northern Illinois and Kennesaw State to start the season, and just getting to four victories would be a decent campaign.
And then there’s the issue of timing. Just when all the parts should finally start to come together, November goes at Miami, Boston College, at Notre Dame, Georgia.
But again, there’s enough on this team to start to make a bit of a positive move. It might not be fast enough, and moral victories are for losers, but there’s reason to be hopeful.