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Technical Tidbits 8/13

In which the #AskJameis campaign #faceplants.

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Harry How

With the recent release of an all new preseason depth chart, A-Back Charles Perkins has seen his role on the team move from backup to starter following multiple solid preseason performances. Perkins has been one of the most overlooked players at Tech during his career, so hopefully a breakout senior year as a Jacket will open some eyes and hopefully reveal the talent that he has failed to tap into so far. I really like him at starting A-Back because of his great athleticism; he could be in line for a great 2014 campaign in his first season as a starter. As for the rest of the depth chart, the only thing I'm disappointed about is B.J. Bostic being so ranked so low. I think he could use his ridiculous speed to have a fantastic year himself if he gets the right amount of snaps.

Former Georgia Tech ace/workhorse Buck Farmer is set to make his major league debut today for the Detroit Tigers. I am honestly really excited to see what Buck can do on in the big leagues following his Tech career -- he carries a 2.74 career minor league ERA, exceptional by any standards, and a clean 3.00 ERA over two starts in double-A ball this season for Detroit's affiliates. Farmer's first ever big league opponent will be Pirates hurler Vance Worley and he will face a solid Pittsburgh lineup (minus Andrew McCutchen), both of which will really test his mettle. Congratulations and good luck to Buck!

Sports Illustrated recently named Georgia Tech guard Shaq Mason to their official second team All American roster, a big honor for a player who has had a fantastic career as a Yellow Jacket. Mason, who recently welcomed his daughter into the world, is hoping to lead the Jackets to a much more successful 2014 season in his final year on the Flats and will have a huge role for the team this season.

"Hey guys, let's do a #AskJameis campaign in which fans get to submit their unfiltered questions directly to our Heisman winning quarterback over Twitter!" -some currently unemployed person. As you may have guessed, the Ask Jameis Twitter campaign ended just as you might expect, with all of the FSU staff members feeling a bit... crabby (BOOM). There were some pretty classic tweets sent to poor Jameis, two of which are featured in the article, and the overall idea was just terrible. Hey, at least Jameis got some attention from the infamous Thad Castle, who is more or less a football legend. That counts for something, right?