With both the offensive and defensive depth charts having been released in the past few weeks, the media has turned its attention to another topic: deciding which upcoming freshmen will play for the Jackets this season. It isn't likely that an exorbitant amount of freshmen will start this season because the 2014 Tech team will be relatively veteran, but a few could see some quality time, especially versatile guys such as Myles Autry and Qua Searcy. Speaking of Qua Searcy, the article says that he will play WR this season. Call me disagreeable, but I just think that he is too good an athlete to play at wideout in an offense like this where receivers are less involved, especially considering the great depth we already have at WR. A better use of his talent (in my opinion) would be as a running back, or better yet in the secondary-- his speed and awareness is great. Check out his highlights below:
We all give uga a hard time for letting rule breakers off easy after they violate said rules, but maybe it's time to reconsider... or not. Neither James DeLoach nor Jonathan Taylor will face any type of suspension after they double-dipped on checks from the Georgia Athletic Department. My favorite quote is the following from Mark Richt: "We want to make room for the guys who want to do the right thing." Really? Because if that were the case it seems like two guys who committed a crime miiiiight deserve a suspension. You know, to make room for the other dwags who just haven't gotten caught yet.
Brian Gregory must have bought some new cologne that attracts power forwards, because yet another transfer is considering Georgia Tech as a potential landing spot. This latest PF to look into becoming a Yellow Jacket is 6 foot 8 Nick Jacobs from Alabama. Jacobs was a three-star prospect according to the article, but ESPN and Rivals both have him as a four-star recruit and the seventh overall in Georgia from the 2011 recruiting class, so I'm not sure where the three-star fact came from. He averaged 8.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in about 20 minutes per game this season with the Crimson Tide and will have to sit out a season if he chooses to come to Georgia Tech. Jacobs was a junior this season and will have one season of eligibility left.
Just because I need to fit in my daily outrageous comment from someone in the college football world, please enjoy George O'Leary's comments about the SEC's threat to devolve, or "secede" as he puts it, from DI.
"They sound like the South during the Civil War," O'Leary said of the SEC and the other saber-rattlers in the so-called Power 5 conferences. "If they don't get their way, they're going to secede and start their own country. ... I think college football is in real trouble."
Oh George, don't ever change. You just had to go and falsify your information...
Daily Debate: What position do you envision Qua Searcy playing in his Yellow Jacket career?
Should the two uga players be suspended or did Mark Richt do the right thing? What kind of punishment would CPJ dole out if it were a Tech player?
I'll leave you today with CPJ embracing his sheer and unmatched magnificence. What other coach lands on the field in a helicopter? Not Chan Gailey, I'll tell you that.