Despite suffering what was previously thought to be a season-ending foot injury during spring practice, freshman B-Back Quaide Weimerskirch could be cleared to play as early as October, writes the AJC. Weimerskirch was initially expected to be the second-string B-Back, behind only redshirt freshman C.J. Leggett, before both went down with injuries. If he does end up seeing the field this season. his presence will do a lot to bolster the depleted depth at B-Back following the losses of Zach Laskey and Synjyn Days from a season ago. On the flip side, however, it is quite unlikely that Weimerskirch will play at all barring a complete lack of production from the position or some devastating injuries; it just doesn't make sense to waste a full season of eligibility over a few games that he won't even be 100% healthy in.
Quarterback Justin Thomas brought the number of Yellow Jackets nominated for preseason awards up to an even dozen when he was named to the 2015 Davey O'Brien Award watch list, joining 23 other signal callers from across the nation. The award, not to be confused with the Conan O'Brien Award (given annually to the television personality with the worst hair), recognizes that best quarterback in the nation. If Thomas were to win, he would join Joe Hamilton (1999) as the only other Tech quarterback to bring it home. Other ACC signal callers on the list include Clemson's Deshaun Watson, North Carolina's Marquise Williams, and Miami's Brad Kaaya. Navy's Keenan Reynolds is the only other option quarterback to make the list.
Georgia Tech recently self-reported an NCAA rules violation by resident bad boy Paul Johnson after the coach mentioned the incoming transfer of fullback Patrick Skov a full 30 minutes before he was legally allowed to do so. I've never felt so betrayed, NAY, so heartbroken in my whole life. There's a special place in hell for people like you, Paul. Now we just get to sit back and hope that justice can be served in the form of at least another 1,800 years worth of probation, one year for every second that coach Johnson broke a rule. I just wish I could've been there to see CPJ in attendance at his NCAA-mandated rules education session. Come on, NCAA. That's like sending Vin Diesel to a defensive driving class. CPJ probably summed it up best.
The NCAA is a joke and not even a funny one.
In celebration of the midway point of our 100 Days to Kickoff event, which was yesterday but technically two days ago (can't trust anybody), please enjoy the following video of some of the best moments in Tech football history courtesy of Youtube user JSM Productions. Only 48-ish more days.
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What NCAA violations do you have to self-report before football season starts? I put sriracha on a cheez-it yesterday and fully expect a fine in the mail pretty soon.