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Technical Tidbits 8/16: Georgia Tech Football Keeps Preparing

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In not as good news, basketball barely slips by in their last game in Spain.

Pittsburgh v Georgia Tech Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

Many are expecting Jalen Camp to be at least one of the starters at wide receiver for the Jackets on August 29. After that, according to the article, three others are distinguishing themselves from the rest, Malachi Carter, Ahmarean Brown, and Josh Blancato. Brown has been able to show tremendous speed so far in camp, and looks to have locked up the slot receiver spot. Carter, just based on his experience will probably be the other starter at wide receiver, with Blancato filling in as needed. I don’t think that the receiver position will be as bad as others make it out to be this year, but as with all of the offense, it will depend on the offensive line. That might be an issue.

Any time a member of a team passes away it deeply affects every individual on that team. The Jackets have done a good job so far of managing Adams’ death, and using his memory to motivate the team to play at their best for him, as it should be. The article above gives an insight into how one player, Chris Martin, is taking Adams’ death and using it in his play on the field. Adams will be missed, and remembered by all.

Radio shows are a great way for fans to interact with coaches and gain a candid insight into how the team is doing. Luckily, like Paul Johnson, Geoff Collins will be doing a radio show throughout the season, and this one is interesting because the broadcast will change location as the season goes on. The only negative part about this is that according to the schedule, for now the show will only be broadcasting off the Georgia Tech campus four times, which might limit some members of the public from seeing Collins in person.

This result does not give me confidence one bit. Tech was down 17 at halftime, and only a 21-point game from Michael Devoe and a 20-point game for Jose Alvarado could save the Jackets. Unlike the previous three games, only three Jackets scored in double digits, with Khalid Moore joining Devoe and Alvarado, putting up 12 points. A positive take from the trip is that the Jackets had good offensive production, surpassing 80 points for all four games. Last season, Tech only scored 80 or more four times throughout the season. The trip will definitely help development and teamwork as the Jackets look to turn the ship around this coming year.

The U.S. Amateur is the biggest amateur golf event in the world. This year, 312 amateurs descended on Pinehurst, NC to play in the tournament. Three Jackets were included in that 312, Luke Schniederjans, Noah Norton, and Andy Ogletree. Norton and Ogletree were two of 64 that made the cut into match play, while unfortunately Schniederjans finished four shots out of a playoff to join his teammates in match play. Norton was eliminated in the round of 64 by Texas Longhorn Parker Coody, but Ogletree has survived and advanced all the way to the quarterfinals. Ogletree will tee off at 2:45 today and faces georgia bulldwag Spencer Ralston. Television coverage is provided by FS1 and begins at 4:00 pm.

Team bonding is always beneficial. This volleyball team trip to the beaches of Florida is no different, and it is well timed as the Gold/White scrimmage is Saturday. Good luck to both sides of the team in the scrimmage!

Congratulations to Tariq Carpenter on getting your single digit number! Keep the good work up!

Question of the Day: How do you feel about the wide receiver position going into the season?