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Technical Tidbits 10/2

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In which Vad Lee finally opens up about his decision to transfer.

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ESPN recently did a profile on current James Madison Duke and former Yellow Jacket Vad Lee, who opened up for the first time about why he made the big decision to leave The Flats a couple of years back. Lee, once heralded as the best dual-threat quarterback in the Paul Johnson era, appears to have clearly made the best decision for himself and, as an added bonus, it has worked out pretty well for the school too. While no one with any common sense or decency would still feel animosity towards Lee for his choice to transfer, my experience on other sites and with other fans tells a different story. For those of you who still want to insult and tear him down for leaving, I pose this question: in what way did Vad Lee's transfer have a negative impact on you or the football program? What's that? No negative impact? Oh, well then maybe you should just move on. Funny how that's usually the best path to take.

On the heels of yet another disappointing season, Danny Hall and the rest of Tech's baseball staff have taken a major step in the right direction by inking the No. 4 recruiting class in the nation. This is extremely encouraging news for a program which seems to have been taking one step forward and two steps back for years now -- the Jackets just couldn't get anything working at the same time during 2015. The additions of some elite prospects, including second-round pick Jonathan Hughes and Danny Hall's son Carter should go a long way towards solving that. You can see the FTRS breakdown of the fantastic recruiting class right here.

Though the big story from the past two games appeared for all the world to be inexperience at first glance, a closer examination could reveal that the veteran players, not the new guys, are causing more of the issues. This strange phenomenon was clearly evidenced by the atrocious play of the offensive line against Duke, which consistently struggled to get down blocks and provided virtually no pass protection for Justin Thomas. In fact, it got so bad at one point that a couple of Twitter activists were calling for the firing of line coach Mike Sewak, who just so happens to be one of the best in the business. When you consider that almost all of the starters on the offensive line are upper classmen, it makes sense to start placing some blame on the team's leaders. I hope they can get it back on track in a hurry.

Tomorrow is college gameday in America and one of the biggest games of the week will be played up in Athens when Alabama takes on Georgia. Interestingly enough, this game is the first in which Alabama will be an underdog since way back in 2009. It should be a great game, but I'm not really sure why Georgia is so heavily favored. What has a team whose signature win is over South Carolina really shown us? Anyone who needs a late rally to beat Vanderbilt should probably not be favored over the Crimson Tide. But that's just my two cents.

What is causing some of Tech's veterans to struggle so mightily?