It’s Clean, Old-fashioned Hate Week. There may be teams I want more badly to beat than Georgia Tech. But there’s no team more singularly annoying to lose to once per decade than the Jackets.
Georgia opened as a 29.0 point favorite over Tech, which honestly may be low. Even with Kirby Smart and James Coley’s stubborn insistence on slowly strangling opponents, this Tech team is bad.
Texas A&M fans don’t fee so bad about their 19-13 loss in Athens on Saturday because it demonstrated something $75 million for a head coach ought to buy you: progress toward winning matchups with elite teams. That being said, this A&M squad goes into its season finale against LSU without having beaten a team with a winning record despite having put a scare into several. Progress looks different to different people.
What’s not progressing is Lawrence Cager’s combination of rib and shoulder injuries, which made him a late scratch for the Texas A&M game, and sounds as if it will make him a question mark for the time being.
On the bright side, Cager’s absence gave George Pickens a chance to say “howdy” to the Aggies.
So that was nice.