A game time was announced for Saturday's game against Florida State yesterday with kickoff coming at 7:00 at Bobby Dodd Stadium and on ESPN 2. ESPN exercised a 6-day option on the game last week which gave it another week to decide whether or not to set the start time for 12:00 or 7:00 but ultimately decided that the 2014 ACC Championship Game rematch was more worthy of a late time slot than Clemson vs. Miami. I have to imagine that the atmosphere had something to do with that as well; the game will be Tech's annual whiteout, just as the Miami game was last season. The Canes, meanwhile, are still struggling to fill their stadium and are experiencing some serious turmoil with the Al Golden situation.
At the beginning of the 2015 season, Georgia Tech was the nearly-unanimous No. 1 team in the Coastal Division, if not the entire ACC. Now, however, the Jackets reside at the very bottom of the conference's power rankings, in ownership of fourteenth place in the ACC. That, if my math is correct, is good for last place. Behind Wake Forest. Behind Syracuse. Behind Virginia. Behind quite literally everyone. It is honestly amazing how quickly the Jackets fell from grace after a 2-0 start to the season, but the basement is where the team belongs until its present 0-5 streak is snapped. We are 0-4 in the ACC over the last month, whereas Florida State has lost that many conference games since 2011. That is just bad.
If you didn't get a chance to watch the end of Michigan State at Michigan over the weekend, you missed a finish which could easily rival the likes of Auburn's infamous kick-six a few years back. It appeared for all the world that Michigan would win the game, even in the closing seconds -- the Wolverines were up 23-21 with just 10 seconds left in the game and were preparing to punt the football away. Well, they would have punted it away had the punter not dropped the snap and allowed the Spartans to return it for a game-winning touchdown as time expired. In short, Michigan messed up and the corresponding reactions from the Big House were legendary. There should be a rule stating that every game must end in such a crazy manner, whether it be a blocked punt returned for a touchdown or, um, a school-record field goal in the closing minutes. Things are better that way.
Atlanta police are requesting help from the public as they continue to search for James Hubert, a Georgia Tech student who disappeared last Friday on Joseph Lowery Boulevard. It is never good when someone goes missing, but police don't currently suspect foul play in Hubert's disappearance. If you know anything about Hubert's location, contact police at the number found in the link above.
Is Tech worthy of last place in the ACC? Are they actually the worst of worst?