Head coach Josh Pastner made his first staff hire yesterday,or so we thought -- NC State assistant Bobby Lutz ended up signing a new deal with the Wolfpack to make him the official "special assistant to deputy athletic director for external operations" in Raleigh. The story goes that Pastner had reportedly offered Lutz a position on his coaching staff at Memphis, an offer which may or may not have transferred over to Tech. No one is really sure what exactly went down in this situation, at least at the moment; all we know is that Bobby Lutz is now the owner of a very long job title and a very obscure job somewhere within the NC State Athletic Department. Look for Pastner to continue (Start? Who knows?) his search for assistant coaches over the next few days.
Speaking of coach Pastner, be sure to follow his new Twitter account (which popped up suspiciously soon after he signed a contract with Georgia Tech). He's only made one Tweet so far, but it was a winner.
Learned 4 very important words today! #THWG— Coach Josh Pastner (@GTJoshPastner) April 11, 2016
In other Twitter account news, Brian Gregory deleted his shortly after his Tech contract was terminated. Hmm, I'm starting to notice a trend here.
Georgia Tech dropped one of its biggest midweek games of the season on Tuesday night, falling to rival UGA by a final score of 3-1 at Russ Chandler Stadium. Georgia's midweek starter, Andrew Gist, nearly threw a complete game shutout before outfielder Ryan Peurifoy took him deep for Tech's sole run in the bottom of the ninth; Tech managed just 4 hits against him all night. The loss was also Tech's first to another team from the state of Georgia -- the Jackets were an impressive 5-0 versus in-state rivals prior to last night. The Jackets and Bulldogs will meet two more times this season with a trip up to Athens and the annual COFH game at Turner Field still scheduled for later this season.
The first major disciplinary infractions of the Kirby Smart era occurred this week when UGA players Julian Rochester and Chad Clay were arrested on felony charges of possessing a weapon on school grounds. Though the weapons were just BB guns and not real firearms, the duo reportedly caused somewhere around $1,000 in damage to their dorm's common area prior to their arrest. I understand that argument that possessing a BB gun shouldn't be a felony, but bringing anything that even resembles a weapon onto a college campus is beyond stupid. If their judgment was so poor that they were openly shooting walls and a refrigerator, I hate to imagine what would've happened had they kept going either inside or out. Police intervention may have been for the better.
Have a great Wednesday!