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Technical Tidbits 6/4

In which Stephen Hill seeks a fresh start in Charlotte.

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Though NFL training camps have just started, former Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill has looked like the best wideout on the field for the Carolina Panthers over the first few weeks. Hill, who was selected in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, struggled tremendously with his consistency while in The Big Apple, eventually leading to his release just over a year ago. The talent is absolutely still there for Hill, and hopefully a fresh start in Carolina will do him some good; just not too much good when he plays against the Falcons.

For some quick insight at what has been going on around the Flats over the past week, take a look at Ken Sugiura's weekly Tuesday Tech Review. It appears that Tech's return trip to the NCAA golf championships ended sourly for the Jackets -- they finished 9th out of 30 teams in the competition. That's obviously nothing to turn your nose up at, but it is impressive how high the golf team's standards for themselves are. There aren't many places where a top-10 finish in any sport would result in disappointment rather than happiness.

The return of A-Back Broderick Snoddy is a huge win for the 2015 offense, which now regains its one true "homerun hitter" from a season ago. Snoddy is as fast a guy as you'll see in the college football landscape, although it remains to be seen if he can get back all of that pop in time for the season. If he can, watch out -- increased touches this season could very well mean increased big plays for the track star.

Just under a week after making his first MLB start of the season, the Detroit Tigers made the decision to option RHP Buck Farmer back to AAA Toledo after allowing 7 runs over 5 innings to the Los Angeles Angels. Farmer, previously the ace of the Georgia Tech pitching staff, has experienced great success down in the minor league but seems to struggle mightily with the big-league club. His current MLB ERA stands at a high 11.57 after allowing 19 runs in 14.1 innings spanning two starts and some bullpen work.

Outside of Broderick Snoddy, who will be the most productive A-Back in 2015?

Have a great Thursday!