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Technical Tidbits 11/21: It’s Hate Week

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Some important news from out east as gameday approaches

NCAA Football: Virginia at Georgia Tech Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Linebacker Monty Rice Likely Unavailable for uga on Saturday

News broke yesterday that georgia Middle Linebacker Monty Rice is likely to miss Saturday’s Clean, Old Fashioned Hate with a leg injury suffered in pregame warmups last Saturday. This is a tough blow to the dawgs’ defense, as the play of linebackers Roquan Smith and Natrez Patrick was a big reason for Tech’s struggles on offense last year. Rice is in his first year as starter, but it looks as if coach Kirby Smart will have to go to his bench to try and contain the option this weekend.

Jackets Look to End uga’s Playoff Chances

Despite the fact that Tech was eliminated from coastal division contention a couple of weeks ago, the Jackets have more than enough to play for on Saturday. The Jackets will go for their third straight win on the road at that school out east, and also look to effectively end the dawgs’ playoff chances. There might be a scenario where 11-2 georgia could get in with a loss to Georgia Tech, but it would need a miracle.

Oh yeah, and that scenario also involves them beating Alabama. Not likely.

Forward David Didenko Signs with Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech basketball inked its first recruit of the 2019 class when Junior College forward David Didenko signed with the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday. Didenko moved to the United States from Russia at the age of 10, and stands in at 6’8, 230 pounds. He is playing this year at Palm Beach State Junior College in Florida, and he will have three years of eligibility remaining when he arrives on The Flats next year. Coach Pastner and his staff still have two open scholarships for next season.