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Technical Tidbits 8/6: Running Backs Galore, New Assistant Golf Coach, And More

Lots of competition for Tech’s starting running back role.

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Too much of a good thing is a good problem to have. Tech has a lot of talented running backs, but, ultimately, this will make choosing a starter that much more difficult for running backs coach Tashard Choice. So, it appears this is the dilemma Choice is facing. Here are some of the leading candidates Nathan Cottrell, Christian Malloy, Jerry Howard, and Dontae Smith. There are at least four other backs on the squad who could vie for the starting job. In all likelihood, we’ll be seeing a lot of different running backs in the rotation.

In my opinion, the running game will be a key to Tech’s success on offense. I don’t think it matters to have one standout running back. As long as the whole unit performs well, and the offensive line does a good job blocking, the Yellow Jackets should continue their success in the run game.

The golf team has hired a new assistant coach. Yellow Jackets golfing head coach Bruce Heppler announced the addition of Devin Stanton to the coaching staff. Stanton is a former Tech pitcher who has spent the past year as a strength and conditioning intern with GT athletics.

Georgia United Credit Union and Georgia Tech Athletic Association announced a new GT athletics debit card with checking account. “A portion of every transaction made with a Georgia Tech athletics debit card will support student-athletes,” said athletic director Todd Stansbury said. Now, if a portion of every transaction would also go towards paying off one’s student-loans debt, then I’d imagine there would be quite a few takers.

USA Today Sports released its rankings of the ACC for the 2019 football season. Not surprisingly, Clemson was number one.

Georgia Tech was ranked 13th of the 14 ACC teams. Louisville was ranked last. Yellow Jacket fans, what are your thoughts? Does 13 sound about right to you? Or, where do you think they will end up by the end of the season?