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News and Notes

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!  Only a week and a day until the big game in Miami.  I'm ready to get down to Florida and the warm weather.  Now onto a few noteworthy news items.

First off, in case you haven't heard the news heard 'round the college football universe, Urban Meyer has resigned from his head coaching position at the University of Florida.  My dad (UF alum of 1982) went comatose in his recliner last night when the news broke.  I was pretty shocked as well.  But a man's gotta look out for his health and family first.  Don't worry Tech fans, I highly doubt Jeremy Foley (AD at UF) will come looking for CPJ.  And even if he did, Coach Johnson isn't going anywhere for a long time.  Just a wild guess, but I say they go after Dan Mullen at Miss. State or Kyle Wittingham at Utah.  Mullen was the OC for Meyer for his first 3 seasons at UF and Wittingham was Meyer's defensive coordinator when Meyer was at Utah.  Other names being thrown around are Bob Stoops, Mike Shanahan, Bobby Petrino, and Chris Peterson.

Now onto to a recruiting note.  The Georgia All-State High School Football Team was announced over the weekend.  Twelve of our current commits for 2010 are from the state of Georgia, and ten of them made the All-State Team in their respective classes.  The all-state performers in each division are listed below, along with their CURRENT positions, high school and hometown.

Class 5A
Charles Perkins- RB, Collins Hill HS, Suwanee, GA
Shawn Green- DT, Grayson HS, Loganville, GA
Anthony Williams- DE, Union Grove HS, McDonough, GA

Class 4A
Morgan Bailey- OL, Loganville HS, Loganville, GA
Isiah Johnson- DB (projected as a safety), Sandy Creek HS, Tyrone, GA
Ryan Ayers- DB (projected as a CB), South Paulding HS, Douglasville, GA

Class 2A
B.J. Bostic (Offensive Player of the Year)- QB (project as a CB at Tech), Jefferson County HS, Louisville, GA
Catlin Alford- DL (projected as an OL), Adairsville HS, Adairsville, GA
Fred Holton- DB (projected as a safety), Thomasville HS, Thomasville, GA
Jake Skole- DB (position yet to be determined at Tech), Blessed Trinity, Roswell, GA

We will be profiling all of these players individually up until signing day.  Congrats to all of these players!  Can't wait to get all of them on campus.