Saturday, December 18, 2010

Paul Hewitt On His Georgia Tech Team: "I Didn’t Really Learn A Lot”

That was the comment the Yellow Jackets head coach gave to the ACC Sports Journal in reference to the tough November schedule that featured UTEP, Syracuse, and Northwestern in a four day span. 

The article starts off with a point I have begun to make about attendance that could ultimately force Ga. Tech Athletic Director Dan Radakovich to make a decision on Hewitt's future.

The Yellow Jackets averaged 5,675 fans in their first five home games. The building seats 9,191. That’s 62 percent, which is a great shooting percentage but a terrible capacity figure.There were 2,000 empty seats for the Georgia game. So what if both teams had RPIs that read like RIPs. It was Georgia-Georgia Tech. They sell out for volleyball, for Dodd’s sake.

But Hewitt's remains upbeat about what his team can do despite the slow start to the season.

“We are a team that is good enough to be one of the better teams in our league,” Hewitt said. “We’re a team that’s good enough to make it to the NCAA Tournament. Our margin for error isn’t as big as it was, but that doesn’t stop you from being able to accomplish your goals. We just have to stay focused on that. That’s all.”

Georgia Tech takes on a 8-2 Richmond team today in the Bahamas and then will face the team Hewitt used to lead, Sienna, on Wednesday.

Here is Hewitt's pre game comments about Richmond

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:30 AM

    Should be Dead Man walking, of course getting $ 7 million being inept is hardly a dead man walking.


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