Georgia Tech has made the final four for one of the nation’s elite basketball prospects, five-star center Wendell Carter. The Pace Academy product has narrowed his options down to Tech, Duke, Harvard, and UGA, a diverse group to say the least. I wasn’t too encouraged by what he said about his experience at Tech, at least until I read what he had to say about his other finalists — not one got what I’d call a rave review. With his decision time set for some point over the coming weeks, Tech seems to be in pretty good position. I’m thinking he should consider talking to Arthur Blank, the man who essentially built his high school, for some return on investment advice to help with the decision process. Professional input is always a plus, especially when the adviser’s soccer team is being forced to play at Tech’s home stadium.
The sky is blue, water is wet, our country is screwed starting tomorrow, and Georgia Tech will be playing another noon game when Virginia comes to town later this month. For roughly the thousandth time in seven home games this season, the Jackets will kick off a football game under the sweltering November sun at Bobby Dodd Stadium in front of a crowd of 15,000 screaming Hoo fans. Early starts, like most things, are good in moderation, but we’ve about had our fill for the season. Of course, this is to be expected when two mediocre teams are pitted against each other — Bronco Mendenhall vs. Paul Johnson just doesn’t bring in the big bucks. The positive news is that this defense has no business playing a prime-time game, so we have nothing to worry about on that front! The proof is in the pudding:
Watch that last touchdown run by Trubisky without punching your computer and I’ll mail you a hat from The Varsity for your dedication.
Mississippi State completely shattered the Playoff Committee’s grand vision of SEC supremacy over the weekend, dropping No. 4 Texas A&M by a final score of 35-28 in Starkville. Was starting quarterback Trevor Knight injured early for the Aggies? He sure was. Just don’t feed me that narrative that TAMU would’ve won the game if he were healthy; this is the same Mississippi State team that has losses to BYU and South Alabama plus close victories over Samford and UMass. Texas A&M is just not that good a team, a fact that was known by every living person not on the committee for weeks now. At least they have a quality loss for the resume now.