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Technical Tidbits 11/7: Georgia Tech Football Looks to Follow Tech Basketball in the Win Column

That was a crazy ending Tuesday night.

NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

I am not going to lie, I wrote off Georgia Tech’s chances at the start of the first media timeout Tuesday night. The Jackets looked sluggish, and NC State was making what seemed like every shot they took. However, Josh Pastner & co. surprised me, as Tech fought back and won the game on two clutch James Banks III free throws in the final seconds of OT. This win should give the team some momentum as they begin the non-conference portion of the schedule, with the next game coming against Elon Monday night at 7:30. For Veteran’s Day, military personnel and first responders will receive free tickets to the game. Keep it up, Jackets!

Geoff Collins has changed the football program at Georgia Tech, to say the least. This article details some of the specific things done by Collins and the rest of the new coaching staff in order to change the culture aspect of the team. The offseason workout “Program” that the Jackets undertook seems to have played a big role in that culture change, toughening the players mentally and giving them a new perspective on football. That was evident in the Pittsburgh game, especially after Lucas Johnson’s turnover into the endzone, where the defense played with a good mindset and limited the Panthers to a field goal.

Jordan Yates was the top-rated QB in the Yellow Jackets’ 2019 signing class. He hasn’t seen the field much this year though, only playing one snap, a failed two-point conversion in the Duke game. Yates led Milton High to the Georgia 7A championship last year, and will definitely be looking for any opportunity to get in a game. I can’t wait to see what he can bring to the table.

Andy Ogletree has had a pretty good year, winning the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship and being a member of the winning U.S. Walker Cup team. The Tech golfer will soon represent the U.S. at the Spirit Invitational, which is a worldwide amateur golf event with co-ed teams from 80 different countries. The U.S. has won the last two events, so hopefully Ogletree will help continue that trend. Good luck, Andy!

I miss Megatron.

Question of the Day: Do you hope Jordan Yates gets to see the field?