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Technical Tidbits 8/23: Coach Collins Announces Roster Changes

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Derrik Allen officially enrolls at Tech; NCAA approves women’s basketball player’s waiver request; ACC Network News and More

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Head coach Geoff Collins made some roster announcements recently. These included additions and subtractions to the roster. In yesterday’s Tidbits, I mentioned the decision of Brad Morgan to step away from football due to medical reasons. For similar reasons, redshirt freshman wide receiver Tija’i Whatley will be leaving the program it seems. Both players will remain actively involved with the program in non-playing roles.

Collins also announced the addition of Derrik Allen. Though this isn’t really news, it is now official news. The former four star recruit officially enrolled and is now a Yellow Jacket. He will have to sit out this year, but he will be a key addition to the team and will be eligible to play next season.

Not all of the NCAA’s decisions have to be bad news for Tech. Women’s basketball player Sarah Bates, who recently transferred to Tech, had her waiver approved and will be eligible immediately. This means we should see the long-range shooter on the court when the basketball season starts later this year. That’s great news.

After a $10 million dollar revamp, Georgia Tech’s production facility looks very impressive. There’s a lot of state-of-the-art equipment that will make it possible to easily cover all of the athletic events that Tech participates in. With the rollout of the ACC Network, I imagine this is perfect timing for Tech to also lead in the quality of its broadcast production for the network and others as the article points out.

Yesterday, the Joint Corp announced its partnership with Georgia Tech. In case you’re thinking it, no, the Joint Corp is not a cannabis company. They are the leading chiropractic franchise in the nation and will be the official chiropractor for GT Athletics for the 2019-20 school year.

Speaking of the ACC Network, it has officially made its debut. Awesome!

Georgia Tech joined in a league-wide effort to pressure providers into picking up the ACC Network. If your provider still hasn’t added it, make sure you contact them. There’s less than one week left before the season kicks off. How many of you are set? I’m still deciding between Hulu, Sony Playstation Vue, and YouTubeTV. I’d like to have the NFL Network as well as the ACC Network. Any recommendations?