The Georgia Tech basketball was dealt yet another blow on Sunday when they fell 64-62 in Atlanta to a Boston College team which was previously winless in the conference. The loss drops Tech to 0-7 in the ACC and 9-10 overall while simultaneously contributing to the calls for Brian Gregory's firing -- more and more people want CBG out as soon as possible so that Mike Bobinski can have a chance to make his first big move as AD of Georgia Tech. The road for Tech, which now resides alone at the bottom of the ACC, only gets harder from here; their next three games will be against three great teams in Miami, Duke, and NC State.
Former Georgia Tech guard Anthony Morrow, who has spent the last few seasons bouncing around from team to team, appears to have finally found a home with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Morrow, who is exactly the type of player which Tech needs desperately right about now (a shooter), has carved out a nice little niche for himself alongside Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook -- he is currently averaging 9.5 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in his limited but still very important role.
Former Georgia Tech guard Shaq Mason was named to the All-Senior Bowl team following his great performance in the pre-draft showcase game reserved for seniors. Many NFL officials had voiced concerns over whether or not Mason could succeed in an professional style offense, but he rose to the occasion in a big way. I watched the game just to see Mason, and it was clear to me as a viewer that he was dominating the game -- he did an especially nice job of showing his mobility by making some great down-field blocks which set up big runs. It is also worth noting that Mason, who was recorded as being about 6'0 at Tech, measured in at 6'3 prior to the Senior Bowl. While I can't explain why that is, it will certainly help his draft stock.
CBS Sports released a short list of coaches who are currently on the hot seat, and the top three all came courtesy of the ACC Coastal. Miami's Al Golden, Virginia's Mike London, and UNC's Larry Fedora headline the list, joining Tim Beckman of Illinois and Willie Taggart of South Florida on the scorching seat. All three of these coaches have done equally terrible jobs with their respective schools, but it's hard to say that anyone has been less impressive than Al Golden, who was being touted as the best coach in the conference as recently as two seasons ago. The fact that he hasn't succeeded with the crazy talent that Miami has speaks volumes about his coaching abilities.
Which coach has been the biggest disappointment of Fedora, London, and Golden? Can their failures be chalked up to their pseudo-hipster last names?
Have a great Monday!