Georgia Tech barely misses mark for ACC futility


The 2008-2009 version of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets finished ACC play with a 2-14 record after losing on a buzzer beater at Boston College on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets joined an ‘exclusive’ club of horrible teams in ACC history who lost 14 games in a season.

    Clemson was 0-14 in 1955
    Georgia Tech was 0-14 in 1981
    Wake Forest was 0-14 in 1986
    Maryland was 0-14 in 1987
    NC State was 2-14 in 1993
    Duke was 2-14 in 1995
    Clemson was 2-14 in 2001

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14 Responses to Georgia Tech barely misses mark for ACC futility

  1. Pack Leader 03/10/2009 at 7:24 AM #

    This is a basketball post that can brighten my day! even under the worst of years under sid, it never got THAT bad. on a side note, Does anyone really have a flippin clue why in the hell Derrick Favors wanted to go to on of the worst teams in ACC history???? Next year wont be a turnaround season and DF is prob no more than a 1 & done. NC State to me seems more managable of making a splash for him than GT.

    Anyone still think Hewitt’s job is still completly save???

  2. StateFans 03/10/2009 at 7:34 AM #

    IMHO, Hewitt’s job was effectively saved by Favors’ commitment. Their program may have some success next year as they are talented, but underachieving. But – after that – they appear stuck in a stagnant cycle from which I see few remedies.

  3. ncsu96 03/10/2009 at 7:51 AM #

    ^^^ with a little help from his agent (for a huge buyout), Chan Gailey (who’s still on the payroll), and Paul Johnson (for his large salary).

  4. BJD95 03/10/2009 at 8:42 AM #

    Thank you, Georgia Tech, for sucking worse than us this year. We’ll hate to see you leave the basement next season.

  5. wufpup76 03/10/2009 at 9:46 AM #

    There is plenty of talent on that team. They could easily increase their conference win total by 6 games next season if the returning talent stays healthy and Favors is as good as advertised.

    I’ve never been a Hewitt basher, but this was a particularly bad job this season. Not sure what he’ll do after Favors, Shumpert, Lawal etc. leave …

    All that said I wouldn’t be shocked to see them knock off Clemson on Thursday.

  6. Texpack 03/10/2009 at 9:59 AM #

    I remember being really nervous during our game with Tech in Reynolds in ’81, which was V’s first season, because GT played us close for a long time. The embarrassment factor associated with being their first victim would have been huge. I think Dwayne Morrison was still the coach of that team. Maybe Cremins arrived the next year. Once Tech had Cremins and Mark Price, they were able to play with the big boys.

  7. ktoh 03/10/2009 at 10:26 AM #

    I think with who they have returning ,add favors to the mix ,I think they may be on the upswing.

  8. Wolf Dog 03/10/2009 at 10:32 AM #

    Hard to find anyone that seems to have done less with the talent that has come through Tech than Hewitt has in recent years. He has proven not to be as good a coach as Cremins. Maybe Tech should bring Cremins back. Cremins having a good year down in Charleston this year!

  9. ncsu96 03/10/2009 at 11:13 AM #

    ktoh – it’s hard not to be on upswing when you went 2-14.
    Pack fans know all about that;(

  10. BJD95 03/10/2009 at 11:27 AM #

    ^ Yes. The expressions “dead cat bounce” and “it’s hard to fall off the floor” come to mind.

    Georgia Tech will do what it always does when it gets a major infusion of NBA-caliber talent – win 7-9 ACC games and ascend to bubble status.

  11. Wolfpack_1995 03/10/2009 at 12:02 PM #

    Hewitt has a $7.1 million dollar buyout.

    No way he is going anywhere in this economy.

  12. Noah 03/10/2009 at 1:50 PM #

    That Georgia Tech squad in 1981 ought to get very serious consideration for the worst D1 basketball team of all-time. Yes, really.

    Bobby Cremins is a good coach. He got burned at Tech because of some very silly decisions that he made, but he’ll be like Lefty Driesel. As long as he wants to coach, he’ll hang around and do pretty well.

  13. highstick 03/10/2009 at 6:04 PM #

    Look at the Duke record in 1995 and tell me why N C State should accept what Obie and Fowler think is acceptable! How can we not compete with a team that is capable of winning only 2 games and has the Great K as the coach?

  14. backinpack 03/10/2009 at 8:10 PM #

    Look at the Duke record in 1995 and tell me why N C State should accept what Obie and Fowler think is acceptable! How can we not compete with a team that is capable of winning only 2 games and has the Great K as the coach?

    Please tell me you are joking.

    K didn’t coach much of that season due to back issues. Duke even got those losses expunged from his lifetime record and credit the assistant who was in charge with the loses and wins for most the of ’94-95 season.

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