Georgia Tech president George Peterson has called for a review of safety procedures at Bobby Dodd Stadium after some students were injured Saturday night while celebrating the Yellow Jackets' 28-23 victory over Virginia Tech.
Fans tore down a goalpost, snapped and bent it into a manageable size, carried what was left of the post out of the stadium and onto city streets before depositing it on university president George Peterson's front lawn. Students then used a hacksaw and cut the post into pieces.
"As soon as they started pulling down the goalpost of course everyone started getting nervous, but it's the mob mentally," student Trey Zepernick said. "You had to pull down the goalpost, you had to."
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A distraught Clemson fan is caught by ESPN cameras after the Tigers lost at Georgia Tech, 30-27, on Sept. 10. The video is taken directly from ESPN's broadcast feed, and Chris Fowler, Craig James and Jesse Palmer all share a laugh during a commercial break. They tone it down considerably when they come back live. Thanks to Dashiell Bennett of Deadspin.
Paul Johnson wasted no time in putting the Yellow Jackets back on the college football map. Georgia Tech surpassed expectations in 2008 by finishing 9-4, including a 45-42 victory over Georgia in the regular season finale. That ended a string of seven consecutive losses to the rival Bulldogs. With 17 returning starters, including reigning Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Jonathan Dwyer, there is boundless optimism in Atlanta. Thanks to Vu!