Thursday, October 23, 2003

Tech NO University

Anyone who ever scraped themselves off the floor after a week of studying for an exam at Tech is sensitive to the use of the "U" word and Chan Gailey has been guilty of using that word repeatedly throughout the week in interviews. Here's one such mention.

Mr. Gailey is a relative newbie at Tech, so we'll give him a pass...but I would urge him to take a walk across campus one morning and look at the guys/girls trudging up the hill. One can READILY see that there aren't a lot of English majors in the group, and I mean no offense there. Georgia Tech is an Institute of Technology and I like it that way. If you want to shorten the name during interviews, say that playing on Thursday night is good for the "Institute."

One of the things I like most about Georgia Tech is the rich tradition of sports excellence and high academic standards that make it a unique place to get an education. It isn't for everyone, but it is what it is--and that is most certainly NOT a University.