Thanks to standardized testing you won't get my full insight on every article today, but I have still assembled the links for today's edition of Technical Tidbits. Commentary will be back in full force tomorrow, so hold back those tears.
Former Georgia Tech quarterback George Godsey has a new gig-- he will be working for Bill O'Brien on the staff of the Houston Texans as their new quarterbacks coach, which could mean that he'll get the opportunity to coach the quarterback the Texans draft with their number one overall pick (assuming they don't bluff the Falcons into trading up). Godsey spent the last few seasons as the tight ends coach for the New England Patriots, working with the likes of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. This newest job with the Texans marks the third time he will have been reunited with Bill O'Brien after playing for him at Georgia Tech and working under him with the Patriots organization.
Former UGA head coach Jim Donnan went on trial yesterday for his involvement in a Ponzi scheme that scammed investors out of more than $80,000,000 dollars. Among those impacted by Donnan's actions are Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer and NCSU basketball coach Mark Gottfried... just in the ACC. In other news, Donnan has been hired to coach the UGA All-Arrest team, which is expected to be very competitive this season. Unfortunately they may have to cut some players because they are well over the limit, but they should still win some games nonetheless. (Shout-out to GT_Jason for the timely mention of that All-Arrest team.)
We all know that Jeremiah Attaochu is a fantastic football player with a lot of potential, but what we don't all know is how difficult his road to the NFL was. Take a look at the video below and you'll see why.
Just after the release of the men's basketball opponents a couple of weeks ago, the opponents that the Lady Jackets will take on has been finalized and published. The upcoming season features a home-away series versus both Notre Dame and Clemson, home games against Duke, Florida St., Pitt, and Syracuse as well as others, and the Jackets will hit the road to take on the newest ACC school, the Louisville Cardinals, for the first time in program history.
ESPN has released their "Way-Too-Early Top 25" list, and the Jackets are *shockingly* somewhere on the outside looking in. It is interesting that the dwags are ranked as high as they are to me because I don't see their defense making as tremendous progress as some seem to think and Hutson Mason doesn't strike me as a top-10 quarterback, but you never know. The higher ranked they are at the end of the season, the more credit Tech gets for that impending upset. In total, there are only two ACC teams in the Top-25 in #22 Clemson and #1 Florida State, but that should change by the end of the season; I'd expect at least one team from the Coastal to take off this year and maybe Louisville to bring that total up to four.
Daily Debate: What has to happen for the Jackets to finish the season in the Top 25 in football? I need specifics, not just "uh, they have to play well".
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