Editors Note: This is Part 2 in a four-part series revisiting Georgia Tech’s 1990 national championship team. Part 1 was published in April. Part 3, a continuation of this story, will be published Monday. And Part 4 will run the week of Georgia Tech’s Nov. 13 game against Miami. That day, the Yellow Jackets will celebrate the now 20 years since the school claimed its most recent of four national titles.
Georgia Tech QB Shawn Jones sprints past the Nebraska defense in this picture from the 1991 Citrus Bowl. The 45-21 bowl win helped the Yellow Jackets earn their fourth national title. Photo credit: bigrednetwork.com
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ATLANTA — Weeks before the season even began, Brent Goolsby had this weird, inexplicable feeling beginning to creep into his mind.
Whatever it was and wherever it came from, he knew this for certain: he liked it.
“I had been training at my old high school, and one of the parents at the school came up and he said, ‘Well, Brent, how do you think you guys are going to do this year?’” Goolsby said this spring, recanting a 20-year-old discussion. “And I said, ‘I’d be real surprised if we lose more than one or two games.’”
Little did early-20s Goolsby know at the time, but his 1990 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets wouldn’t lose one game, nor would they lose two.
They lost none.....
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Come back Monday for Part 3, as the players and Ross reminisce on coming back to campus following one road trip to find a set of goal posts uprooted from Bobby Dodd Stadium.