1952 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

by THOMAS
(ATLANTA, GA.)

Well i really can not understand how the 1952 Georgia Tech team was omitted from your list. GT rightfully claims the NC per 1 of the national news services of that time AND it was plain that national Big Ten media bias is why Michigan State was acclaimed champion.

MS finished 9-0--GT finished 12-0 in a much tougher conference (Tennessee had won the NC title the previous year when GT went 11-0-1). GT went on to defeat an undefeated Ole Miss in the Sugar Bowl 24-7. In fact from 1951-1953 GT enjoyed a 31 game UNDEFEATED streak fielding 3 of the best teams in NCAA history. The 1952 team featured six (6) selected All Americans, several of whom went on to NFL stardom. GT claims 4 NC teams in their sports history, with 1952 being the undisputed "best of the bunch".

I am obviously a GT fan and have been an avid supporter for over 60 yrs. I hated to see GT leave the SEC (after all GT was a founding member). If not for Vince Dooley"s negative vote and influence it the 70's GT would have re-entered their "birthright" and be in the SEC today. I HOPE this fact has not biased votes on THIS survey.

Georgia Tech EARNED and deserves this place in SEC history. In FACT i would STRONGLY argue that the 1952 team was the GREATEST college team in history, better than the before mentioned 1961 Alabama team ( but that is part of the FUN of college football--arguing over history).

Thanks for this forum.

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Nov 27, 2010
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'52 Georgia Tech added to the list
by: Mo Johnson

Thomas, thanks for your great post about the '52 Georgia Tech team. Due to your post, we've added them to the list and also put them in the survey. Thanks again!

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