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Technical Tidbits 9/12: Disaster Strikes in Tech’s Backfield

Benson out for the year, and a certain Tech great has a new job

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KirVonte Benson Out for Season

Ouch. This one really hurts. When Benson went down on Saturday there was concern that the injury was serious, seeing that it happened in a non-contact situation. The injury was not exactly specified, but will require surgery and force Benson to sit out the remainder of the season. Fortunately, Tech has two guys behind him with experience in redshirt freshman Jordan Mason and sophomore Jerry Howard. Mason figures to get the start on Saturday, but Howard should also see time.

Kenny Anderson Hired as NAIA Head Coach

It was announced on Monday that Kenny Anderson has accepted the job as head coach of NAIA school Fisk’s basketball program. As most of you know, Anderson starred on the 1990 Georgia Tech team that went all the way to the Final Four as a freshman, and followed that up by averaging 26 points per game his sophomore year on his was to All-American honors. Congratulations to Kenny Anderson on his new gig!

Mercifully, Changes are Coming to Tech’s Kickoff Team

Coach Paul Johnson said the kickoff team that gave up two touchdowns against USF will see personnel changes before this weekend’s game against Pitt. Five freshmen were on the unit that gave up the first touchdown, and four were out there for the second one. Johnson seemed to understand the significance of the kickoff unit, taking responsibility for the touchdowns and also stressing how much emphasis he puts on kickoff coverage. Hopefully we see more of the starting DBs on the field covering kicks this weekend.