Known for his unique attempts to increase season ticket sales during his stints at UCF and Oregon State, Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury may be looking to accomplish more of the same just a few months after his hiring on the Flats. It was a terrace in Corvallis and a cabana in Orlando, but both were designed to be high-end amenities which essentially traded maximum capacity for an even more enjoyable game-day experience. That’s something that could really help at Tech, where true sellouts have become rare and even the legitimate ones tend to feature a north end zone full of opposing fans. It will be interesting to see what Stansbury comes up with.
Though his Georgia Tech career is over, there’s still plenty to reflect on when the topic turns to the collegiate career of Justin Thomas. Almost certainly the best quarterback of the Paul Johnson era to date, he overcame his small stature and became one of the most exciting player to ever set foot on the field at Bobby Dodd Stadium. There’s no way he’s a quarterback at the next level, but there’s a very good chance that Thomas could find success in the secondary of an NFL team given his instincts and the speed needed to keep up with the Julio Jones-es of the world. I expect him to go undrafted, but there’s always a chance that someone could see his potential and make him a last-day pick as well. He’d surely be welcomed back to the program in some capacity at some point, if nothing else.
Paul Johnson officially named his new quarterbacks/B-Backs coach over the weekend, elevating former Navy quarterback Craig Candeto to the position following Bryan Cook’s acceptance of the Georgia Southern offensive coordinator job. The decision apparently boiled down to Candeto and former Tech quarterback Tevin Washington, but all indications are that the ball was firmly in the more experienced Candeto’s court all along. He should do an excellent job as both a coach and recruiter given his status as a former player under Paul Johnson.