Ryan TD and other links
Here's a nice shot of Ryan's TD to Robinson.
It is a fairly straight forward play, but you have to admire his ability to hit Robinson in a tight hole. The pass should have led BRob a little, but the timing and the route look like they would have gone right into the umpire, so Matt wisely or instinctively avoided the ref and hit Robinson's right side.
Also reminder to all those students with camera phones and other devices -- take some more TD videos. You're in a great location, so share the wealth.
This is from last week, but here is Ryan's Q&A with the New York Times. The Heisman talk is nice but very premature. As the guys at the Ryan for Heisman blog pointed out, since the BCS started only one player has won the Heisman and not played in a BCS bowl (Ricky Williams). For Ryan to get the famous trophy this year, we are going to have to win and win and win.
Finally, Georgia Tech fans are not proud of their behavior during the BC game.
I want to talk about a subject today that is very important to all of us. That subject is the reputation of our institution and, ultimately, ourselves.
Being a Ramblin' Wreck has always meant something very special to me. It is a badge of honor earned from hard work, perseverance, learning and failure. It is proof to myself that I could succeed as long as I focused and worked hard. It continues to be a source of confidence and rock-solid pride.
Many of you may not realize what happened at the Boston College game Saturday night. Unfortunately, poor judgment on the part of a number of our fans - some were students, some were alumni, some were simply fans - resulted in Georgia Tech being represented on national television by spectators screaming obscenities en masse at referees, insulting the opposing team and its - fans and hurling debris on the playing field. The game had to be interrupted five times to deal with this misbehavior. Ultimately, 28 people were ejected from the stadium.
The excuse for all of this was some unpopular calls by the referees. But there can be no excuse for the lack of basic sportsmanship, common courtesy and decency. You should also be aware that alcohol consumption played a significant role.
The administration, the Athletic Association and our student leaders are working together to keep this situation from occurring again. Your help is needed as well.
By far and away, we have very gracious Georgia Tech fans, and we need your help in creating a family-friendly experience in our stadium for everyone who comes to see the game - no matter what team's colors they are wearing. We want to be able to bring our families, including our children, without them having to endure inappropriate language and boorish behavior.
Friends, when people think of Georgia Tech we want them to be proud of the reputation of this wonderful, classy school with a great tradition of strong academics and athletics.
Every now and then we have to step up and be who we really are. Now is that time. Thanks for your help!
Joe Irwin, IM 80
president, Georgia Tech Alumni Association
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