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Technical Tidbits 7/21: Monster Truck Hype Train, OHHHHHHHHHH-le Miss, golf!

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BECAUSE HIS NICKNAME IS GRAVEDIGGER, GET IT

Georgia Tech v Pittsburgh
GET HYPE, but not, like too hype, ‘cause you never know, something bad might happen, oh god please nothing bad happen
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More like Dead-rick Mills, right guys? Everyone’s favorite B-back who is both built like and nicknamed after a famous monster truck is racking up the preseason accolades; first being named to the preseason All-ACC team, Mills now finds himself on the Doak Walker Award watch list, honoring the nation’s top running back. One one hand, it’s great Mills is getting the recognition he deserves, especially after breaking out last year as a true freshman. On the other hand, maybe all that will lead to opposing defenses to key in on him a bit more than last year. On the other other hand, he’s now up to 227 pounds, so good luck with that!

Yeah, uh.... you gotta, you gotta go. Hey, y’all hear about this thing with Ole Miss and head football coach Hugh Freeze? Because, boy, it’s a doozy. Freeze abruptly resigned yesterday evening, which is a bad sign even before considering how close we are to the beginning of the season, and this is all before the details came out. They’re, uh.... they’re pretty bad, y’all. Previous coach Houston Nutt appears to have at least something to do with the story as well, and man, this thing is a mess already. And something that starts this bad only gets worse from here for Ole Miss.

On the bright side, there’s a chance Georgia Tech ends up as the retroactive 2013 Music City Bowl champ as a result of all this. Hey, it could happen.

Kuuuuuuuuch!!! Golf is another sport I will openly profess near complete ignorance of. But, this being Georgia, I know it’s plenty popular around these here parts. And that’s fine! What’s more than fine is when one of Georgia Tech’s own is leading a major championship, which our boy Matt Kuchar is doing after day one of the British Open. Okay, sure, he’s tied with fellow Americans Jordan Speith and Brooks Koepka, but who cares about those dudes? Let’s hope the time is right for ol’ Kuch to win his first major title. Coverage for round two of the Open Championship began, uh, five hours ago and continues through 4 this afternoon on the Golf Channel and streaming on the NBC Sports app; check here for further coverage details.

RIP, Chester Bennington. See ya when I see ya.