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Technical Tidbits 10/3: Tech Linebackers, Swimming & Golf News, Plus More

David Curry is an example of one of Tech’s leaders both on and off the field.

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This is a great article on David Curry. Curry is part of Tech’s solid linebacker corps. With 29 tackles on the season so far, Curry is leading all Tech defenders. He made a career high 14 tackles against the Citadel, six of which were solo tackles. Those are some impressive numbers. From the article, it seems Curry and his fellow linebackers are very supportive of each other and feed off each other’s energy and positive vibes. I can imagine how leadership skills are important for a linebacker as they are, in a way, the quarterback of the defense.

Georgia Tech’s swimming and diving team has got a new commit. Astrid Dirkzwager of Wichita, Kansas gave a verbal commit for the 2020-2021 season. Dirkzwager is an accomplished backstroker who should be a solid addition to Tech’s swim team. Welcome to The Flats!

This was pretty significant news regarding the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf Championship. The 2021 championship will be held at the Capital City Club, Crabapple Golf Course located in Woodstock, Georgia.

The basketball season is soon underway, and to help get things started, the ACC is holding its media day today. The 2019 ACC Tipoff is taking place today in Charlotte, N.C. In attendance will be Nell Forner, the head coach of Georgia Tech’s women’s basketball team. Forner will be joined by senior Francesca Pan and junior Kierra Fletcher.

Okay, not much new information revealed in this article, but there were a few things it mentioned that I wanted to point out:

  • The ACC Coastal is chaotic and pretty much up for grabs
  • It’s a rebuild year for both Tech and UNC
  • Tar Heels are nine point favorites

Sure, the ACC Coastal is typically a hard nut to crack. But it appears Virginia is a clear favorite. And while UNC does have a new head coach and is going through a re-build year, they don’t face nearly as much of a challenge in the process as do the Yellow Jackets, considering they are transitioning from the triple option to a more pro-style offense. Finally, I agree with the Tar Heels being the favorites. Their defense played well last week against Clemson and should present Tech’s offense with a test that should help gauge where it stands right now, despite some of the setbacks it’s suffered due to injuries. However, I have a feeling that we may be in store for some surprises from this offense.