Though we are in the midst of a thoroughly entertaining baseball season and in the process of wrapping up the most successful basketball season of Brian Gregory's tenure, it's still important to remember that a little sport called football is still played at Georgia Tech. That is especially true when you consider that Tech's annual pro day, a miniature combine for Tech's newly draft-eligible players, is just around the corner. Among those in attendance will be former B-Back Synjyn Days, who helped power Tech's record-breaking offense during the 2014 season; he spent some time bouncing around the league last season but will get one more shot to prove to NFL scouts that he's worth a shot. Days is the only non-2015 Jacket to be attending this year; other names include Jamal Golden, Adam Gotsis, and D.J. White among others.
Georgia Tech will be facing a severely undermanned South Carolina team when they head up to Columbia on Monday for a meeting with the Gamecocks -- the university recently suspended five players indefinitely for some questionable run-ins with the police. While the status of the five players for Monday's game has not been officially decided, it is safe to say that the suspensions would have some sort of significant impact for South Carolina. It's true that only two of the five played significant minutes, but losing a pair of key role players is not an ideal situation for a team in the postseason. The two who did play significant minutes for Carolina, Marcus Stroman and Chris Silva, are a guard and a forward, respectively. You could spin that as being either positive or negative for USCe's chances, but it sure seems like the suspensions could potentially have some visible impact on the team come next week.
Georgia Tech baseball will look to get back on track starting tonight when they take on that other Tech team from Virginia at Russ Chandler Stadium for a three-game set. The Jackets and Hokies have played surprisingly few times in baseball; Tech currently holds a comfortable 26-15 edge in the series. Unfortunately, history means absolutely nothing when you're a team trying to snap a four-game skid. This Hokies team very well could be the second-best squad the Jackets have played all season, behind only Florida State, and figure to give the Jackets all they can handle. The pitching absolutely has to pick up in order for Tech to have a chance.
Who has the most to gain and to lose at Tech's upcoming pro day?
Have a great weekend!