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Technical Tidbits 8/27: More position previews & more confirmation that the ACC is the best conference

Georgia Tech News & Links 8/27

NCAA Football: Clemson at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Tidbits overslept its alarm this morning, but still comes to you as a late morning distraction at work. Work is the worst.

The Macon Telegraph breaks down the Yellow Jacket position battles going into fall camp

There are 16 starters back from last year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t positions up for grabs. One of the most intriguing will be who ends up as WR #3? We know the starters, but we’ve certainly been hearing a lot about Jalen Camp heading into 2017.

“The top name coming out of spring was Jalen Camp, who was one of six true freshman to play last season. Camp didn’t have a reception during the 2016 season but showed his skills with four receptions during the spring game. Antonio Messick didn’t play in the spring because of injury and he has more game experience. Jair Hawkins-Anderson could break through if he becomes more consistent and has fewer busted plays.”

We’ve covered many of these previews in depth here at FTRS, but there’s football content coming out now! The season is getting closer!

Will the ACC cement its status as the best football conference with its early SEC opponents?

Throughout the ACC Media Days, seemingly every coach from Paul Johnson to Jimbo Fisher to Pat Narduzzi reiterated that the ACC is the best conference in football. The much maligned “basketball conference” of the last decade certainly has the wins and head to head records the last couple seasons to make a compelling argument. With FSU / ‘Bama, UNC / SC, Ga Tech / Tennessee, and Clemson / Auburn set for the first couple weeks, that claim will certainly be put to the test.

And yes, we’ll probably claim Notre Dame as well after they beat georgia in Week 2.

If you haven’t checked out SBNations tribute to the 2007 season, now is the time

Among the fascinating stories in the conglomerate are Spurrier’s own oral history of constantly owning Georgia, App State’s gameplan that led to the greatest upset in college football history, as well as the proliferation of the now-common spread offense, and how the chaos of Les Miles actually worked in LSU’s favor for one season.

There are many other stories from the season there, and it’s certainly a black hole you can spend hours diving into at work when you get home.