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Technical Tidbits 10/20

We may be 2-5, but at least we have a future!

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Georgia Tech may have lost to Pitt on a record-breaking field goal, but that didn't stop freshman Marcus Marshall from running wild on his way to ACC Rookie of the Week honors for his 159 yards rushing. Marshall, who was thrust into the starting B-Back role just before kickoff, has been a very bright spot in an otherwise dreary season so far. He is the antithesis of the burly Patrick Skov and has found a great role for himself as the most explosive B-Back on the team, using his speed and improved blocking to impress coaches and fans alike. I can't wait to see what Marshall can do in coming seasons, and if the 2015 year is any indication of his ceiling then we could be in for a fun ride.

Paul Johnson has made just about every adjustment he could possibly make in hopes of fixing Georgia Tech and reviving the nearly lifeless 2015 season, but it has all been to no avail so far. In just over a month we've gone from trying to tweak and identify what was wrong with the team to simply figuring out how to win a game. Though it may not sound like it, that's a huge transition when you consider the preseason expectations for the team. Fixing issues is what good teams do. Learning how to win is what young, struggling teams do. Neither are fun but both are omnipresent for the Jackets so far in 2015.

Georgia Tech senior James Hubert, who was reported missing over the weekend, was found alive but unconscious beside some railroad tracks near DeKalb Avenue. Although the case warranted a police investigation, it was actually a handful of Hubert's classmates who found him yesterday morning. For whatever reason, police still don't suspect foul play in the disappearance of Hubert despite him showing up bruised and unconscious by the railroad tracks. That, to me, seems a little bit iffy. But then again, I'm not an investigator. We'll wait and see.

Although the viewing public watched with excitement as Michigan State beat Michigan on a botched punt as time expired, the story is much less jovial for Wolverine punter Blake O'Neill. Just minutes after fumbling the snap and having his punt blocked, the 22-year-old Aussie began receiving numerous death threats and recommendations of suicide from fans via social media. One such Tweet, which has since been deleted, which came from user @Giantzfan24, began with "kill yourself you just cost us the game [sic]" and finished by calling O'Neill a bum. That's gross. Unsurprisingly, almost all of the messages -- and accounts from which they came -- have been deleted, but that isn't enough to discourage such disgusting behavior.

Which freshman have you been most impressed by this season?