Posted: 10:43 am Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Godsey could be coaching Houston’s first-round pick 

By Ken Sugiura

If the Houston Texans select a quarterback with the first overall pick in the NFL draft, or with any pick, for that matter, he’ll have a position coach quite familiar to all Georgia Tech fans – George Godsey.

The Tech sports hall of fame inductee was hired in February by coach Bill O’Brien from his job coaching tight ends with the New England Patriots. The two have a relationship dating back to Tech. O’Brien worked with him in New England in 2011, when O’Brien was offensive coordinator and Godsey was an offensive assistant. O’Brien also coached Godsey at Tech as part of George O’Leary’s staff, serving as offensive coordinator during Godsey’s senior season in 2001.

Godsey was in attendance for the pro days of at least three quarterbacks who could be targets, most likely if the Texans trade out of the top spot – Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) and Blake Bortles (Central Florida).

Bortles, of course, played for O’Leary at UCF and was a redshirt in 2010, Godsey’s final year at the school.

For Godsey, 35, the responsibility of developing an elite rookie quarterback would be a considerable start to his most prominent job yet. Nearly all mock drafts, though, have former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney going to Houston with the first pick. Houston is expected to take a quarterback at some point, potentially the second round. Other potential targets are Derek Carr (Fresno State), Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) and Zach Mettenberger (LSU).

64 comments
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

I just heard a rumor (repeat---RUMOR) that Georgia's new DC has DUI and gun charges pending against him, and that Richt knew about it and hid it from the AD.  Anybody know anything about this?

juvenal
juvenal

all you Ralph lovers, how come you don't mention him as HC?

HarveyPooka
HarveyPooka

Ol Goose has really become a highly respected (and rightly so) offensive assistant.  Give him couple more years and he'll get head coach position - I sincerely hope he surrounds himself with good assistants and good talent and have very very very productive and lucrative career.

mgt87
mgt87

Since the comments are not open on the W article, we can not mention it here.  Sorry didn't know the rules. I do sincerely apologize since I consider this blog and everything said here sacred.  May I be forgiven please.

ChuckAllison
ChuckAllison

This article doesn't mention Wolkosky.  This is an article about George Godsey.

LoyalGTFan
LoyalGTFan

Does anyone have solid inside news why Wolkosky is gone?

HighTechJacket99
HighTechJacket99

These comments do not make sense and are hard to follow. Is MikeBanning/WnE flagging posts he doesn't agree with again?

GTLee
GTLee

GT. Baseball currently on ESPN3........Go Jackets!

mgt87
mgt87

Is cpj going to coordinate special teams?

POAD2014
POAD2014

I will take SOME CREDIT.......but I have said for a few years that GOOSE should be the Next TECH HC after he gets his trial by fire in the NFL. He has worked with some very good Staffs and with some very SMART coaches.

When WnE runs his mouth about getting rid of CPJ he never has a reasonable or affordable HC to replace Paul Johnson. The ONLY coach I've said is GOOSE...when he is ready....would be/could be an affordable and reasonable choice to COME HOME. He would be a Fan and Alumnus FAV from day one.

Yellerbug
Yellerbug

O'Brien is a head coach in the pros---more money and prestige if he is successful.  Godsey could transition to a college head coach---let him get a few more years experience under O'Brien's tutoring.  I think GT can be successful with CPJ. I think we've got a good DC---finally.  The key to our offense is a good QB and offensive line.  It shouldn't be hard to recruit a high quality B-back as he's the featured back---what RB wouldn't want to get 20 carries a game?  A-backs are easy to find.  WRs will learn how to block (an understated value in the Pros) and will often have the benefit of one-on-one coverage thanks to our "run first" offense.  I think CPJ has put as many WRs in the pros as any other position from GT---it is certainly in the top tier.  Since CPJ has improved graduation rates (something every GT fan should be proud of), he's now been given more latitude to recruit "special admission" candidates. These are all positive steps. We had a good special teams coach---not sure what's going on with that, but our kicking game certainly has improved---this could be a temporary setback, but also a possibility to improve as well.  What's the latest on this development Ken?

juvenal
juvenal

Super, you are being ridiculous! how can you possibly insinuate that the girls&/or nightlife are better in azzins than tellasassee?

twelveofthirteen
twelveofthirteen

@SupersizeThatOrder-mutt no, but even if the DUI and gun charges are accurate there is no way Richt would hide that from Mcgarity because how could he know and the AD not  Not a move he would ever pull.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@juvenal  because he left for Maryland before GOL did his ND dance. Tech hired CPJ before Friedgen was fired at Maryland...

So when were we supposed to mention him as a Tech HC?

Now he is too OLD

twelveofthirteen
twelveofthirteen

@juvenal The hamburglar makes for a great coordinator but wasn't meant to be the face of a program and HC.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@LoyalGTFan  No.  I wish I did.  There is something very strange about a coach leaving when he A.,  just got a raise and B., has shown tremendous impact on his assigned personnel group during his tenure. I hope he does well at his future endeavors.

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

@POAD2014  

Goose had a unique talent of being able to keep a football aloft on a fairly decent trajectory to the target while it traveled very, very slowly.  I've heard some radar guns actually clocked his passes at negative speeds!

But that QB keeper to the end zone against UGA was priceless!

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@juvenal  

I didn't.  The link would at least infer that he was not welcome by many in Tallahassee.  They certainly don't seem to have put up much of a "fight" to keep him there.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@MikeBanning Well that is because you changed your name from WnE to Stanley Goodspeed to Ceraldo's Ghost to Mike Banning.

GTBob
GTBob

@Birmingham__Jacket None of the classes that Godsey played with were even in the top 25. O'Leary didn't get any top 25 classes until the last three years of his tenure. Godsey's success was mostly because of the system Friedgen had implemented. When Friedgen left, Godsey had a noticeable dip in production.

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@MikeBanning

You, and jerks like you are more of an issue than CPJ will ever be.  You do more harm to Tech than anybody since Bill Lewis

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@MikeBanning @POAD2014 

maybe if big-talking do-nothings like you would get off their collective butts and CONTRIBUTE, we could have the athletic program you say you want.  But, as usual, with you, we know it's only lip service, because in reality you hate anything and everything to do with Tech

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@MikeBanning

says someone also who has never been banned.  We know who you are, dummy.  Just go ahead and admit it.  You're not fooling anybody.

twelveofthirteen
twelveofthirteen

@GTBob @Birmingham__Jacket Oleary only beat UGA 3 times and with three good teams top to bottom. It was more than just the hamburglar aka Ralph that played a part in it. Joe Hamilton two of the years, Kelly Washington, along with Jim the crook Donnan to name a few also contributed. A lot of things going on there outside of fatty but he was an important part as well.


Great play by Godsey on the blocked field goal He was smart and solid.

forexbomb
forexbomb

@GTBob @Birmingham__Jacket  Damn, I think we agree on something...  there is a GOD!  Friedgen was a HELLUVA coach.. Maryland hasn't been the same...  I have no idea if Friedgen would even consider the job.... But he would make a GREAT OC for CPJ... Just sayin...  It might even save Johnson's job...

POAD2014
POAD2014

@GTBob You know Phil Knight has SOME SAY in what Oregon does with all his money so why not the Underarmor guys at UM? I think they had some say in UM going to the B1G to help their marketing too.

GTBob
GTBob

@POAD2014 lol. Never thought about the under armor guys being involved.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@GTBob AMEN Brother! 

You are Preaching to the Choir. 

GTBob
GTBob

@Birmingham__Jacket Yep, and since then they are 13-24. The 15 years before Friedgen got there they had no 9+ win seasons. They fired Friedgen after having 5 of them, including one in the year he was fired. They deserve the catastrophe they have had since.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@GTBob @POAD2014  I think it had to be at the bequest of the UNDERARMOR guys(UM grads) that wanted a PHYSICALLY better looking coach to market their product.

GTBob
GTBob

@POAD2014 Maryland has to be the most poorly run Athletic Department in the country. I still can't believe they fired a guy the same year he won conference coach of the year.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@Birmingham__Jacket and how did that work out? They left the ACC with their tail between their legs and how did all his hire do since 2010? How is that EDSALL hire working out?


University of Maryland

Anderson's Maryland athletic director contract is for five years (2010–2015) at $401,015 annually, and offers up to $50,000 collectively in incentives for athletes' graduation rates and academic achievements, athletic fund-raising, and team success.

  • On December 21, 2010, Anderson announced the firing of Maryland head football coach Ralph Friedgen even after Coach Friedgen had won ACC Coach of the Year. The reason given by Kevin Anderson was Coach was good we want great. Fri.[4]
  • On January 2, 2011 Anderson hired Randy Edsall, from UConn, as the new Maryland head football coach.
  • On May 9, 2011 Anderson hired Mark Turgeon, from Texas A&M, as the new Maryland head basketball coach.[2]
  • November 2011, Anderson recommends cutting 8 athletic teams - Men's Track and Field & Cross Country, Men's and Women's Swim and Dive Teams, Men's Tennis, Women's Water Polo, Women's Competitive Cheer

GTBob
GTBob

@Birmingham__Jacket O'Leary never beat UGA without Friedgen, never won more than 7 games without Friedgen, or had a top 25 offense without Friedgen. There is a reason for that.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@Birmingham__Jacket He was RUN OUT because the New AD didn't like how he talked to him.

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@Birmingham__Jacket @GTBob 

GOL is like Dabo.  Neither are really good coaches, per se, but they both know how to hire a staff, and, except for the way GOL micromanaged Roof, they both know how to turn things over to their assistants to get it done.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@GTBob I think Goose learned a lot under FRIEDGEN and has been learning under some great coaches now. I think he would take counsel from Fridge if he wanted it. 

juvenal
juvenal

both cost us scholarships, so there would certainly be fewer........