Class from Ga Tech

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  1. watson1880

    watson1880 Founding Member

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJRtlKHpYQ4&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - GA Tech players honor Air Force after game[/ame]

    After Air Force defeated the Yellowjackets 14-7, Johnson, the former head coach of Navy, asked his players to honor their opponents by standing behind the servicemen on the field during the playing of the Air Force Academy Alma Mater.
    Johnson: “I told our guys they needed to go down there and honor them by standing there for their alma mater. You got to have a lot of respect for what they do. They’re going to serve and protect our country. It’s disappointing that we lost the game but it was the right thing to do.



    Air Force Coach Troy Calhoun: “How do you not tip your cap to these (Georgia Tech) guys? It’s not required, it’s not an obligation. It’s not that it’s something that they expect … that means a lot to them (Air Force players).
    Too often we’re more concerned with our rights than our obligations. What Tech did should be added to the latter.
     
  2. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Total class move by the Jackets. :usaflagwa
     
  3. Terrebonne95

    Terrebonne95 LSU fan in Korea

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    I agree! Sportsmanship and patriotism live.
     
  4. OkieTigerTK

    OkieTigerTK Tornado Alley

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    wow. a gesture of respect and sportsmanship you just dont see any more. kudos to the jackets!
     
  5. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun Founding Member

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    Paul Johnson is a good make that a great guy. He had a fabulous record at Navy with non-NFL talent. He has gotten GA TECH in the headlines in only a couple of years. His system is complex and he needs student athletes, not just athletes to master it. Good on you, Paul.

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    USNA 1974
     
  6. COTiger

    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

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    Class act by Ga Tech. :thumb:
     

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