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Technical Tidbits 8/8: Freshman WR Impressing Early, Team Ready for Pads

Full contact practices start today - time to break out the deep fryer

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It’s only been four practices but a Georgia Tech freshman is already turning heads. WR Adonicas Sanders, a two-star recruit and a late addition to the 2017 class, garnered high praise from Matthew Jordan. The junior QB was impressed with Sanders’ ability to make plays on deep balls, noting that he made “an OBJ-type one-handed catch” during one-on-one drills. Coach Paul Johnson was similarly effusive with his comments saying that the freshman “has done some good things.” Despite the impressive start to fall camp, Sanders has an uphill battle to playing time with starters Ricky Jeune and Brad Stewart firmly entrenched and past camp darlings such as Jalen Camp lurking on the second line of the depth chart. Still, rave reviews so early in his collegiate career are hopefully indicators of big things down the line for Sanders.

With four days of practice in the rear view mirror, the Yellow Jackets are ready for their first full contact day of the season. Per NCAA regulations, teams must ramp up to full pads and today marks the first day that Tech can go all out. The coaches and teams alike are more than ready to really get down to work. Coach Johnson indicated that it is difficult to determine who will fare well in the Yellow Jackets’ physical offensive scheme when players are just running around in shorts and a helmet. The quote of the article comes from sophomore guard Parker Braun who expressed his excitement for Tuesday’s practice, saying “That’s when we’re going drop ‘em in the grease, and it’s going to be nice.”

As we prepare for the start of the 2017 season here at From the Rumble Seat, we’ve been taking looks at our upcoming opponents. Some of our sister sites in the SB Nation network have been doing the same. Earlier this offseason, we looked at one from Miami’s State of the U, in which they didn’t see the ‘Canes having many problems with the Yellow Jackets. Since then a couple of other teams have completed their Georgia Tech previews. First up is Wake Forest’s Blogger So Dear (written a couple of weeks ago), who thinks Tech might look past the Deacons. Yesterday, UNC’s Tar Heel Blog published their Tech preview and think we might see a rare, defensive battle between the Yellow Jackets and Tar Heels.

  • Rocky Top Talk took a look at the history of the Georgia Tech-Tennessee series. The article is definitely written with a Volunteer slant but was interesting nonetheless.
  • Georgia Tech’s women’s basketball team departed on Sunday for a 13-day tour of Italy. While overseas, the Yellow Jackets will play four games against local teams. The trip is a homecoming for a pair of Italian-born players - senior guard Antonia Peresson and sophomore guard Francesca Pan. Follow along with their trip here.
  • That school out east decided to add some BBQ to their in-stadium experience and the choice of vendor has not gone over well. Even the official Georgia Tech twitter account chimed in:
  • Finally, congratulations are in order for former Yellow Jacket Luke Bard who was promoted to the Rochester Red Wings, the Minnesota Twins’ AAA team.

It’s been too long since we’ve had a BBQ war. What Atlanta-based BBQ would you like to see in Bobby Dodd Stadium?