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Technical Tidbits 6/8: Dedrick Mills is Pretty Good

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Georgia Tech News & Links 6/8

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Georgia Tech Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

According to ESPN, Dedrick Mills finished the season with fewer rushes for zero or negative yards than any other rusher in the FBS

The true freshman usurped would-be starter Marcus Marshall during camp and never looked back. Only 5.9% of his rushes gained zero or fewer yards, with Texas Tech’s Da’Leon Ward coming in 2nd place at 7.8%.

Missing several games helped keep Mills off of the national radar by stymieing his total rushing yards, but those of us who watched him last year have seen what he’s capable of. There’s no telling what’s in store for the true sophomore after another year getting comfortable in the offense, and I’m sure more national recognition is not far away.

After several years of mediocrity, Georgia Tech has a new softball coach

Aileen Morales becomes just the Yellow Jacket’s 6th softball coach. She was a decorated player at Tech from 2005 - 2008 as well as an assistant coach from 2009 until 2013. Since then, she was a head coach at both Young Harris College and Radford University in Virginia, where during her time at the latter, she engineered a massive turn around taking a previously 12-win team to 35 wins in her first year.

We welcome Coach Morales back home to The Flats and wish her and the team the best of luck next season.

Elsewhere

Bob Stoops is suddenly retiring as the Oklahoma Sooners’ head coach

The timing is certainly odd as football coaches don’t usually retire in June. There’s much speculation as to whether it’s for health purposes, coming NCAA violations, or if he genuinely just decided he wanted to be done. He’s certainly made enough money to retire and move on with his life after football as a 56 year old.

Stoops retires after 18 seasons at Oklahoma and will be succeeded by offensive coordinator, Lincoln Riley. Stoop retires as the winningest head coach in Oklahoma history, and we wish Big Game Bob a happy retirement.