Concussion problems may have ended Chase Roberts' football career, but that won't stop the former Georgia Tech player from moving forward. He isn't letting his desire to play and disappointment at the early end to his career get him down; he's ready to start the next chapter of his life without feeling sorry for himself for a second. His presence will be sorely missed on the line, but the decision that he made was absolutely the best for him; we all wish Chase the best in his future endeavors. He will remain on scholarship at Tech via a medical scholarship that will allow him to continue his studies.
ESPN recently published a very interesting article about why people are being too negative about the current state of the football program at Georgia Tech. While there is easily room for improvement for the the program, I can sympathize with a lot of the points they make. The current bowl streak we have going is one that most schools would kill to have. Even a fraction of Tech's current streak would make an athletic director very happy at many schools. As the article suggests, the rest of the country is much less pessimistic about the state of the program than the area with the most Georgia Tech fans. Take that as you will, but it means to me that things could be a whole lot worse.
Former Georgia Tech signee Myles Autry knows a thing or two about moving on quickly -- he went from Tech's top recruit one day to potential dwag the next. I've said all I care to say on the topic, but it is really strange that he seems to think that there is still an offer on the table/a chance that he will return to Tech, especially now that he's been talking to the school's main rival. I could be wrong, but it just seems unlike Paul Johnson to keep an offer on the table in spite of this whole situation. If Myles does, in fact, move to uga, he'd be playing with former Norcross teammate Lorenzo Carter, uga's top recruit for the cycle.
Former Yellow Jacket Morgan Burnett will try to rectify his career in 2014 after a subpar showing during the 2013 campaign, writes Yellow Jacked Up. Burnett posted solid numbers in 2012 (which is the main reason why he was rewarded with such a lucrative deal), but failed to live up to his paycheck all during 2013 when he struggled in coverage. At his best, Burnett could be one of the most solid all-around safeties in the league and he'll hopefully regain his footing in 2014.
Are things at Georgia Tech really as bad as we make them seem? Do we tend to ignore the success that Paul Johnson has brought to the program?
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