The latest in a great series of interviews from Sporting ATL is a fantastic sit-down with former Tech center Sean Bedford. He provided so much insight on so many different topics that it is hard for me to give a short summary which does the interview justice, but it absolutely reinforced my belief that Bedford was, is, and always will be a phenomenal embodiment of everything that Georgia Tech stands for. His versatility both on and off the field (seriously, the guy is a rocket scientist/lawyer/broadcaster) really made him an intriguing character to watch and a great role model during his time on the Flats. Athletes like Bedford are rare, but people like him are less common still. Be sure to give the interview a read.
In alumni news, former Georgia Tech defensive back Jemea Thomas appears to be making his NFL dream a reality with the St. Louis Rams -- the former 6th round pick of the Patriots was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad this week following an injury to St. Louis' Brandom McGee. The Rams are the third stop so far on Thomas' NFL journey -- he spent time with both the Patriots and the Cowboys previously -- and will hopefully be on track for some more playing time if he can prove his worth to the team.
Georgia Tech's huge win over the Pitt Panthers was a great example of the Jackets stepping up in a big situation and finding a way to pull out a W against a tough opponent. If you didn't watch the game live, the least you could do is look at this collection of SwarmStats put together for your enjoyment. I always love seeing these graphics; they do a great job of telling the entire story of the game in a really neat way. Be sure to come out for Tech's Homecoming game against UVA next week! It, like every single ACC game from now on, is also a must-win for the Jackets as they look to stay alive in the Coastal.
This week's round of bowl projections has Tech making the short journey back to the Music City Bowl, the site of the Jackets' loss to Ole Miss just last season. The opponent in this purely hypothetical game would be the Tennesee Volunteers, which also happens to be Tech's upcoming 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game opponent. I'm no expert, but I'd say that it would be best to avoid playing a bowl game against Tennessee IN the heart of Tennessee.
What do you think of the interview with Sean Bedford? Do you have any big takeaways?
Have a great Monday!