After a very promising start to his Georgia Tech tenure, defensive coordinator Ted Roof is expected to receive a contract extension from Mike Bobinski which will hopefully extend his time on the Flats for a few more seasons. An extension would be well-deserved for Roof, who has done a fantastic job of navigating the choppy waters following the mid-season firing of Al Groh in 2012. Don't be surprised to see a pay raise for Roof either -- it was widely reported that higher salaries for assistants was a large part of the conditions surrounding Paul Johnson's new extension. I'd say that Ted Roof's play calling this season has been absolutely fantastic, especially when you consider Tech's lack of a pass rush overall lack of depth on the defensive line.
Your 8-3 Georgia Tech basketball team will finish off its non-conference slate when it takes on the Charlotte 49ers tonight at McCamish Pavilion. I would not be surprised at all if Charlotte came away with a win -- after all, Georgia Tech has struggled mightily lately and it took a Trae Golden buzzer beater to beat this same team in Charlotte last season. I just find it absolutely remarkable that Georgia Tech has a perfect 3-0 record against football "power five" schools, but has lost to the likes of USC Upstate and a Dayton team whose tallest player was 6'-6". Inconsistency makes sports so much less fun.
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is reportedly considering a transfer to finish his career at... Duke. Yes, as in the same Duke which hasn't won a bowl game in 40+ years and also the same Duke which we have to compete with every single season for the ACC Coastal crown. While this seems very unlikely, a move like this would give the Blue Devils a Heisman-contending quarterback and a good shot at just about anyone in the ACC. One of the sources which wrote about this story but I have sworn not to link to claimed that a move like this would land Duke "among the elites" which is just pretty hilarious. Keep dreaming, Cutcliffe.
In what was a statement game for the ACC, the Clemson Tigers absolutely curb-stomped the once-mighty Oklahoma Sooners by a final score of 40-6 in the Russell Athletic Bowl. It was a huge game for quarterback Cole Stoudt, who finished his career with a 319 yard and 4 total touchdown performance against a top-tier school. I feel great for Stoudt, who has been waiting patiently for his time to shine and finally did so under a huge spotlight. The game was so bad for the Sooners that the school band only played "Boomer Sooner" once in the whole game, and that was when Clemson's kicker missed an extra point. The highlight of the game, however, was the little banner across the bottom of the screen which read "Clemson: finished the season by winning 8 of 9 games". I wonder who they lost to?
Rest in peace, bad version of Cole Stoudt. You went out the right way.
Is it a good move to extend Ted Roof? How scary would Braxton Miller make Duke?
Have a great Tuesday and start counting down the hours until the Orange Bowl!