Imagine if you will....
A college football conference, in response to a global pandemic which short circuits scheduling, agrees to take in one of its affiliate members for one season. That affiliate immediately becomes one of the favorites to win the conference.
But technically, on a permanent basis, there remain only fourteen football members of the conference.
What happens when one of them is, for at least one season, the 15th best football team in a 14 team conference? Where does a football team that craptacular dwell?
It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call.....the Geoff Collins Zone.
ACC media preseason poll:— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 4, 2020
1. Clemson (132 1st place votes)
2. Notre Dame (2)
3. North Carolina
5. Virginia Tech
7. Florida State
10. Wake Forest
11. NC State
13. Boston College
15. Georgia Tech
I will allow that it is possible the Jackets luck up and knock off Syracuse or Boston College to climb out of the basement. But is there any coach in America who needed to not become the butt of jokes like this one more than Your boy Tip-Toe McLoafers?
There is a real chance Tech finishes no better than 3-8 with a ten game conference schedule and a non-conference matchup with Central Florida. I personally hope that Geoff Collins stays on the Flats building a sub-serviceable pro style attack cobbled together from the 83rd best recruiting class in America. But at a certain point you have to think even the Gnats will lose patience. Until later...