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Technical Tidbits 9/5: Georgia Tech Played a Football Game

The Season Started! It was [great/not so great]!

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Georgia Tech Played Football!

Last night, the Georgia Tech football team kicked off their 2017 season against the Tennessee Volunteers. Midtown was filled with people wearing gold and orange all day yesterday, culminating in the renewal of an old SEC rivalry. These Tidbits were written before heading out to tailgate the game so choose the appropriate response:

If Georgia Tech wins: What a way to start the season for the Yellow Jackets! [Insert QB here] looked really good in his 2017 debut, showing a great command of the offense. [Insert BB here] ran through the teeth of the Vols’ defense while [insert most impactful AB here] broke off a few big plays. The defense was [ok/solid/pretty good] and gave the Yellow Jackets something to build off heading into the rest of the season. 4-0 against the SEC over the last two seasons is a pretty good place to be. The Yellow Jackets will take on Jacksonville State on Saturday.

If Georgia Tech loses: Monday marked a disappointing start to the season for the Jackets. The offense showed its in experience as [Insert QB here] and [Insert BB here] struggled to mesh and get much going against the Volunteer’s defense. The Leaky Roof defense was back in full effect as Tennessee’s new QB looked like a veteran. All in all, it was a night to forget for Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets will get another chance at their first win on Saturday against Jacksonville State.

Former Yellow Jacket Justin Thomas was signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad yesterday. A victim of the roster cut down over the weekend, Thomas did enough to earn a spot with the Steelers heading into the season. Officially listed as a WR, Thomas’s versatility will probably serve him well on the practice squad as he can line up as a WR, DB, or QB for scout team purposes.

NFL roster cutdown day was last Saturday and it was not a great day for the most recent Georgia Tech graduates. In addition to Thomas, Francis Kallon, Patrick Gamble, and P.J. Davis were all let go ahead of the season. Kallon, Gamble, and Davis have yet to sign with another team or a practice squad. Panther’s kicker Harrison Butker made the final cut, but so did incumbent kicker Graham Gano. It’s unlikely the Panthers will keep two kickers long term so they will likely trade or let go of one of the two in the near future.

Hope everyone is having an easy time recovering from last night’s [celebration/disappointment]!