Dusty Isaacs played a pivotal role in Tech's successful ACC Championship campaign last weekend, but all he wanted to do come Sunday afternoon was to pitch even more. TGW writes that Isaacs, who had already thrown 8.3 scoreless frames in the previous three days, was ready to go out there again for the Jackets in the title game against Maryland in what very well could have been the final game of his successful Tech career-- had the Jackets lost, they would have been a bubble team with no guarantee of making the NCAA Tournament. True to the article's title, this year's Tech team brought a champion's mentality into every big game they played, and hopefully they can keep that up when they make the trip to Oxford for what should be an entertaining NCAA Tournament.
It is well known fact that Metro Atlanta is a hotbed for professional caliber talent across all sports, but you may be interested to know that it is a top-five area in terms of most NFL draftees produced in the last three years. The Metro Area had 22 former players drafted, and coupled with the 17 additional draftees from South Georgia, Georgia has a total of 39 draftees in three years-- good for fourth among all states. Just imagine what Tech football would be like if Yellow Jacket football was as big in Atlanta as uga football is-- I'd imagine you could safely add about three wins per year to that record.
So, half of the ACC made it to the NCAA Tournament. No big deal, just dominance as usual with Georgia Tech, Florida State, Virginia, Miami, Maryland, North Carolina, and Clemson all earning berths at various regional sites across the country. It is interesting to note that six of the seven ACC schools in the tournament will have an SEC school at their regional site-- all but Miami. As mentioned earlier, Tech will make the trip to Oxford to take on Ole Miss, Washington, and Jacksonville State. Tech is a three-seed, which is no way to treat the champion of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Boo, NCAA.
If we think we have it bad in the transfer department this season, look no further than Maryland to see that things could be a lot worse. The Terps have lost five scholarship player since the season ended, and power forward Charles Mitchell is just the latest to join that list. The interesting thing about Mitchell is that he has a good shot to make his way to Tech-- his reason for transferring is to be closer to his ailing grandmother in Atlanta, a situation similar to that of Trae Golden last year. There hasn't been any real speculation about where Mitchell will land, but he would give yet another boost to the questionable front-court of Tech if he did decide to come.
Daily Debate: Who is the one player that has to deliver in the regional round if Tech wants to advance to the supers? What changes do they need to make to their game from what we saw in the ACC Tournament?
Have a great Tuesday.