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In which we talk European drug cartels and some basketball.

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Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson was less than pleased with the performance of his record-setting offense during the first scrimmage of spring practice. The Jackets, who lost all starting offensive skill position players not named Justin Thomas from last season, will have to look to a variety of new faces in 2015 if the offense hopes to stay on track. The most suspect performances of the scrimmage position-wise came from the B-Backs and centers, both of which have major key injuries and losses at the position from last year. In fact, I wouldn't worry at all about either position too much -- both centers on our two-deep will be back for the start of the regular season and I am totally convinced that C.J. Leggett will be a revelation at B-Back. The future is bright for the flexbone offense.

Georgia Tech baseball was swept by No. 7 Louisville over the weekend, falling to 17-10 on the season and 5-7 in the ACC. This marks the second straight series lost by the Jackets, who are still without freshman star Kel Johnson's powerful bat. It is hard to say whether or not Tech's recent offensive troubles are a direct result of Johnson missing significant time because the offense was very streaky even before his injury, but the Jackets are averaging just 2 runs per game since his injury compared to 7.4 before he went down. Tech will have two midweek games against in-state rivals Georgia and Georgia State this week before a three-game series with the Hokies this weekend.

Former Yellow Jacket Charlie Blackmon, currently with the Colorado Rockies, will be looking to build on his fantastic campaign last season as the 2015 season begins. Blackmon, who spends most of his time playing center field for Colorado, got off to a scorching start in 2014 during which he hit well over .500 for a good part of the season. He cooled off, however, as his numbers dipped back down to earth for the remainder of the year. There were even some rumblings in the offseason about a potential trade to Atlanta, but those obviously never came to fruition.

The 2015 Final Four was finally set in stone yesterday, probably meaning that your bracket was busted long ago. That doesn't mean, however, that you can't enjoy watching the rest of the tournament -- this season's Final Four could be one for the ages. Featuring Duke, Michigan State, Kentucky, and Wisconsin, there will be no shortage of quality coaching -- Izzo, Calipari, and Krys Kyzr Krzyzewski (which sounds like the names of three competing European drug cartels) along with Bo Ryan should provide plenty of quality basketball.

Who do you have winning the NCAA Tournament? Could Kentucky beat an NBA team? Why is the answer to that question no?

Have a great Monday!