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Tech wrecked: From the Orange Bowl to 3-9
Georgia coach Mark Richt (left) and Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson shake hands after the Bulldogs defeated the Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

5:10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

Some around Georgia Tech will hold up this loss as another of those one-play-away deals. Let’s dispense with such foolishness. To win this game, the Yellow Jackets needed to traverse 84 yards in 16 seconds without a timeout. (And without a passing game, to be frank.) If they were one ...
Once nearly a great coach, Mark Richt isn’t now
Georgia coach Mark Richt gives a thumbs up to the crowd as he walks off the field after a game against Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in Athens. Georgia won 27-3. (AP Photo/John Amis)

1:12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

Call him Coach A. Over seven seasons at a Power Five conference, his teams were 72-19 (winning percentage of .791) and 34-16 (.680) in regular-season league play. His teams were 14-12 (.534) against conference opponents that finished above .500 in league play. His teams were 24-13 (.649) against ranked opposition. ...
Braves have made it hard to be a Braves fan
The view from my dentist’s office. There’s a stadium rising down below. (Mark Bradley/AJC)

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

As fate would have it, my dentist’s office overlooks the site of SunTrust Park. From the 18th floor of one of the Galleria towers, it appeared last week to this non-architect that the Braves’ new stadium was coming along nicely. The thought also occurred that the Braves will be hard-pressed ...
Tech’s Paul Johnson: ‘I’m ultimately accountable”
Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson argues a call during the first half of a football game against Virginia Tech on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

5:36 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Paul Johnson met the media Monday looking as if he hadn’t slept in a month. Sure enough, it had been 29 days since Georgia Tech last won. It’s about to face Georgia with no assurance quarterback Justin Thomas will play. At the Flats, this isn’t a time of fun ‘n ...
If LSU fires Miles, would that mean anything to UGA?
LSU head coach Les Miles ponders a reporter's question's following an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. Mississippi won 38-17. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Updated: 7:49 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Rumors are swirling, as David Ching of ESPN notes, that Les Miles could be out at LSU.  We stipulate that LSU is not Georgia, but the schools share a conference and take football seriously. And here we make the comparison. Les Miles: 110-32 in 11 seasons at LSU (.775 winning ...

A rotten Ryan throw spawns another lousy loss

5:55 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

It’s no longer a slump. A slump implies that a proven performer has hit a dip. The Falcons have lost four of five and look not much different from what they were in Mike Smith’s final two seasons, meaning lousy. And blowing a 14-point home lead against a 4-5 opponent ...
No offense: The Falcons sputtered when it counted

Updated: 1:35 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

  Says it all, does it not? (Curtis Compton/AJC photo) These short takes are presented as an adjunct to the Falcons-Colts game column, which can be found here. The Falcons lost 24-21 after leading 21-7. They’re 6-4 after starting 5-0. 1. After taking a 14-point midway through the third quarter, ...

Wow. UGA needs OT to beat Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern Eagles quarterback Kevin Ellison was able to break the shirttail tackle of Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Tim Kimbrough during the first half in Athens on Saturday, Nov. 21. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

10:23 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Defenders of Mark Richt — and there are some, this correspondent not lately among them — will point to the scoreboard and say, “His team won, didn’t it?” But let’s be serious. His team beat a Sun Belt opponent in overtime in a game that Georgia didn’t lead over the ...
Shocker! The Braves just traded Maybin for … pitching!

Updated: 12:58 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

If I’d had to pick the Atlanta Brave most apt to be traded this offseason, it would have been the guy who just got traded. Cameron Maybin was dealt to the Detroit Tigers, the team that drafted him with the 10th pick in Round 1 in 2005, for … Do ...

Bradley: Would Braves trade Shelby Miller? Yes, if …

Updated: 5:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

There being only so many hours in a day, it’s not my intent to address every single rumor/report regarding the Atlanta Braves. But the latest round — meaning the post-Freddie Freeman rumor/report, which John Coppolella has said isn’t happening in such an impassioned way that the general manager would look ...

The Falcons looked good. So what happened?
Devonta Freeman #of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by NaVorro Bowman of the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 8, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Updated: 2:26 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

The bye didn’t quite cut the Falcons’ season in half — it missed by a week — but the Falcons had already done something similar. Over the first four games, they were very good. Over the next five, they weren’t. As they ready to play again, we have to ask: ...
Bradley: Memo to Coppolella: Don’t vent
Atlanta Braves assistant general manager and director of pro scouting John Coppolella talks on the phone in the dugout during batting practice before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Updated: 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

John Coppolella, man in the news, spoke to Bob Nightengale of USA Today via phone and — there’s no other way to put this — vented. The Braves’ general manager said: “I know it’s hard for our fans, but I’m not running for office. We are doing what I believe ...

Why the Braves can’t afford to trade Freeman

4:06 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

We know the Braves will trade anybody. That’s not the same as trading everybody. There’s a fine line between being fearless, which the Braves are, and foolish, which we all hope they’re not. Trading Andrelton Simmons? That was fearless. Trading Freddie Freeman? That’d be foolish. Widespread and vaguely sourced rumors ...
Bradley: Would Braves trade Freeman, too?
050514 ATLANTA:  Braves Freddie Freeman gets five in the dugout scoring on a RBI single by Evan Gattis to cut the Cardinals lead to 4-2 during the sixth inning of a MLB game on Monday, May 5, 2014, in Atlanta.    CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Updated: 4:58 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

It was only last Thursday that a similar question headlined a different post, and I offered a different answer: “Would the Braves deal Simmons? Sure.” Not nine hours later, the Atlanta Braves traded Andrelton Simmons. Contrary to the latest round of rumors, I would be shocked if the Braves trade ...

The Braves’ audacity inspires … well, awe
Braves general manager John Coppolella answers questions during an end-of-season interview with the media in the team clubhouse on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

The “A” on the cap now stands for “audacious.” The Braves are moving at a rate unusual to baseball and maybe unprecedented. They hated what Frank Wren had done — even as that general manager built a team that won 91, 89, 94 and 96 games over four seasons — ...
Georgia Tech fumbles, bumbles and loses
Georgia Tech running back Marcus Allen goes over Virginia Tech defender Luther Maddy for the early 7-0 lead during the first period in a football game on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

10:46 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Over the first 10 years of ACC divisional play, the winner of the Coastal was named Something Tech nine times. Virginia Tech won the division six times; Georgia Tech won it three. And the collision of the Techs was invariably one of the better games of the conference season. Ah, ...
Paul Johnson: ‘Never had a season like this one’

Updated: 6:47 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

These short takes are presented as an adjunct to the Georgia Tech-Virginia Tech game column, which can be found here. A team named Tech won 23-21, but it wasn’t Paul Johnson’s. 1. Paul Johnson, a coaching lifer, appeared shaken after this loss. “I don’t think I’ve ever had a season ...

Say what you want about the Braves, but they are not afraid

Updated: 3:04 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Not to say I told you so, but … I kind of did. The Atlanta Braves have traded Andrelton Simmons, one of the two best defenders in baseball, to the Angels for more young pitching. (About a year ago, the same Braves traded the other best defender in baseball to ...

Bradley: Would Braves deal Simmons? Sure
080315 ATLANTA: Braves Andrelton Simmons, who is sidelined with a sprained right thumb, watches from the dugout during the 9th inning in a baseball game against the Giants on Monday, August 3, 2015, in Atlanta.  Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Updated: 4:02 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Jonah Keri of what used to be Grantland tweeted last night that the Atlanta Braves were discussing a trade with a National League West team. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports subsequently reported that the NL West team in question is San Diego. This should surprise no one who has followed ...

The year after hasn’t been kind to Tech
Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson is deep in thought before the game against Florida State at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. HYOSUB SHIN/HSHIN@AJC.COM

3:51 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

At his Monday press briefing, Paul Johnson told reporters: “Last year was a great year. You win 11 games and win a BCS bowl game and beat your instate rival – that probably hasn’t happened here a lot.” If we tweak the criteria to “win 10-plus games” – teams didn’t ...
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