Georgia Tech baseball picked up a huge victory on Tuesday afternoon, taking down No. 11 (or No. 7) Auburn on the road to secure a season split with the one-time rival Tigers. As of right now, the schedule that Tech has played over the past few weeks looks absolutely absurd; the Jackets have played two games against No. 11 Auburn, one against No. 16 Oklahoma, and three against each of No. 5 North Carolina, No. 4 Clemson, and No. 23 Wake Forest. That stretch dates back to March 14th and features exactly one game against a team outside the top-25: a win over Mercer’s group that is currently 25-6 in their own right. The team’s record over the stretch hasn’t been great, but the competition has been world-class.
Georgia Tech could end up benefitting from unrest in Memphis one more time if brothers Dedric and K.J. Lawson, a pair of former Tigers who announced their intentions to transfer last night, decide to commit to Josh Pastner one final time. A pair of four-star recruits who came in during the 2015 cycle, the Lawson brothers are both incredibly talented players who play at positions of need for Tech: small forward and power forward. Though there is some indication that they could have some baggage attached in addition to the knowledge that each will likely have to sit out a full season, they would be a bigtime addition to Pastner’s program if they do come as a package deal. And yes, the three of us are triplets.
Just in case you were wondering, here’s a list of reasons for why each team in the ACC won’t win the conference championship in 2017. Georgia Tech’s reason is (unsurprisingly) that they can’t generate any type of pressure on opposing quarterbacks and haven’t been able to for some time now, but I'm quite frankly more concerned about the offense operating under the direction of a new signal caller as we begin the post-Justin Thomas era. Oh how nice it would be to be in Clemson’s position, their only question being who will run the ball this season.