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Technical Tidbits 10/16: Miami Awaits

A light news day on The Flats

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 10 Miami at Georgia Tech
A scene from last year’s Miami game.
Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

I’m not really looking forward to this game. Miami is a solid football team, and their defense is extremely good. That does not bode well for Tech’s offense, and because the game is in Miami, it probably will rain. Great. At least two commentators will have Tech connections, as Wes Durham and Roddy Jones will be on the call.

The offensive line has been dreadful for the Jackets this year. Injuries have played a role in the poor play, but the main reason is that the current OL isn’t really built for pro-style pass protection. That has been clear in the last few games, and although it’s improved, I’m really looking forward to some of the OL recruits that the Jackets will be getting in this class of 2020 recruiting cycle.

If you just look at the title, the answer is not good. In most of the games lost this year, simple mistakes have cost the Jackets, However, there has been noticeable improvement since the first game against Clemson, and the Jackets will look to build off of that in the second half of the season. I really like the culture Geoff Collins is building, and I can’t wait for the future. It’s always going to be bad before it gets great again.

Yesterday I wrote about Tech Women’s Basketball coach Nell Fortner speaking to the USA Basketball Women in the Game conference. It turns out that another Jacket was a speaker, former player, and now current executive director of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), Danielle Donehew. Donehow has a lot of experience in the women’s basketball world, so she was definitely worth a listen for the attendees.

Congratulations to #FormerJacket KeShun Freeman on getting selected to play in the XFL! This is a step in the right direction for his pro football dreams. Play well, KeShun!

Another congratulations is in order for a different #FormerJacket being selected to play in the XFL! T.J. Barnes had a more established NFL career than Burden did, so he will be bringing veteran experience to the brand new football league. Congratulations, T.J.!

Question of the Day: What are your thoughts on the XFL?