This is another major blow to an already depleted Georgia Tech offensive line. Besides the lack of experience playing in a non-triple option offense, injuries have taken a big toll on the ability of the line to protect the quarterback. Just last week it was announced that OL/DL Jahaziel Lee would miss the entire season with a fractured fibula, and today we learned that center Kenny Cooper would also be out for the season with an undisclosed injury. According to the article above, that leaves Tech with only 10 scholarship lineman, 8 of which have actually played in games. If anything, there are more reinforcements along the way, as the current 2020 recruiting class has six OL committed, and includes all-name team candidate Wing Green. Lee and Cooper will use a medical redshirt and return next year, and should be able to provide great leadership for the incoming class.
Just last week I was very excited about Georgia Tech’s lack of non-noon and 12:30 kickoffs this year. I guess I spoke too soon. The Tech-Duke game at the Wallace Wade Mausoleum will be taking place at 12:30 p.m. on an ACC RSN. If you’re in the Southeast, that will most likely mean FSS or FSSE.
This is not the most uplifting story. If you have been living under a rock this past week, on Thursday the NCAA absolutely crushed Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball with punishments for multiple violations. The GTAA signaled their intent to appeal the punishments, but this article seems to throw cold water on the hopes of a successful appeal. Looks like the team will be spending March at home. Great!
Due to the fact that Tech basketball will most likely not be going to the postseason (even the ACC tournament), you might as well get all of your in-person viewing done during the non-con portion of the schedule. Tickets will be cheap, and McCamish Pavilion is usually pretty warm, so why not go see some roundball?
Question of the Day: How do you feel about the current Jacket O-Line situation?