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Technical Tidbits 11/1: Georgia Tech Football Continues to Bolster the Offensive Line

Another commit!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 28 Georgia Tech at Temple Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Early yesterday morning Geoff Collins & co. picked up the 7th offensive line commit of the 2020 recruiting class in three-star Paula Vaipulu. Vaipulu plays for Channelview High School in Channelview, Texas, and add will add much needed size to the Jackets’ OL. Vaipulu also reported offers from Arizona, Missouri, and Nebraska. Welcome to the Flats, Paula!

This article does a great job of summarizing some of the game planning for Pitt this Saturday, with a focus on increased offensive production. The Jackets have clearly had some struggles on that front this season, especially in third and long situations. I’m hoping that the bye week allowed players to gain rest but also to improve in all facets of their games. That will be needed Saturday at 4pm on a RSN near you.

Adonicas Sanders had a tough time in his first couple of seasons at Georgia Tech. The South Carolina native struggled with injuries and in turn, didn’t receive much playing time. That’s changed this season, as Sanders has stepped up in big ways for the Jackets, especially after WR Jalen Camp went down with a season-ending injury earlier in the year. Look for Sanders to be a big part of the offense as this season ends and the Jackets look for some more wins.

The NCAA’s recent decision to begin allowing student-athletes to profit off of their names, images, and likenesses in the future has drawn many opinions. This is an opinion from Tech junior Antwan Owens, who spoke about the impact this decision might have on players from lower-class backgrounds.

Nicole Fegans is a top runner on the Georgia Tech Women’s Cross Country team. She was injured at the end of last season, but has made an incredible recovery and has led the team in every one of their meets so far. Fegans will look to continue that good running at the ACC Championships today. Good luck, Nicole!

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are quickly approaching, and Tech will have a big connection to the games. Current assistant Track and Field coach Nat Page has been named as an assistant coach to USATF’s staff for the competitions. This is a well deserved honor and position for the veteran coach. Congrats, Nat!

Question of the Day: What do you think of Paula Vaipulu?