The transfer of Stanford fullback Patrick Skov, which was first announced a couple of weeks ago, was made official yesterday when Skov was accepted into Georgia Tech's MBA program. Paul Johnson has lauded Skov for his football IQ, but I'd be willing to bet that the former Cardinal (Cardinalman? Cardinaler?) brings much more than a high football IQ to the table. He finished his Pac-12 career as a three-time nominee to the first-team All-Academic team, no small feat in a conference like the Pac-12, and brings some great tools to the B-Back position as well.
When it comes to being a wide receiver at Georgia Tech, it can be both a blessing and a curse depending on who you ask. The curse side of this issue is obviously what irks us most as fans, especially when talented players like DeAndre Smelter and Darren Waller get discredited because of the offense they play in. If there is one thing that has been proven time and time again, it's that the offense you play in during your college days is not an indicator of your skill as a wide receiver. Just don't ask Mel Kiper about it.
Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate will be renewed on May 12th when the Jackets take on Georgia at Turner Field for the annual Kauffman Tire Spring Baseball Classic for Kids. Georgia Tech claimed the matchup last season on the back of a strong start by since-departed Matthew Grimes and will look to do the same this season -- the midweek pitching has been suspect all season long and needs to step up for the Jackets to claim the season series against the dwags.
Your team may not have made the pick you were hoping for in last night's NFL Draft, but Georgia Tech fans can rest in peace knowing that former Georgia running back Todd Gurley is officially gone once and for all --he was taken with the No. 10 overall pick by the St. Louis Rams. As a Tech fan, seeing Gurley go is nothing short of euphoric. As a college football fan, however, my feelings are much more bitter; it was a pleasure to watch him tear up opposing defenses despite the ugly uniform he unfortunately had to wear. Good luck and good riddance, Todd.
Is playing wide receiver at Georgia Tech a blessing or a curse?
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