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Technical Tidbits 9/11: GT In The WaPo

GT football program subject of Washington Post article; Tech golf news; looking ahead to the Citadel.

NCAA Football: South Florida at Georgia Tech Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

It’s not often you see an article about Georgia Tech’s football program in the Washington Post. There’s not too much revealed in this article that isn’t already know to Tech fans, but nevertheless, I thought it would be nice to include it. Among the notable quotes from Geoff Collins there were a couple that stuck out:

  • “We are a player-based offense. We are not a scheme-based program.”
  • “We’re not going to be confined by body types or tradition.”

To me, this represents some of the most interesting things Collins is doing with the football program at Tech. It all falls in line with the mantra we hear of the team playing to its strengths. This means putting the players in a position that allows them to succeed. And ultimately, the team will succeed.

It seems a lot of the former Yellow Jackets golfers who turned pro were inactive last week. Among those who were, Stewart Cink had the best finish. Also, there’s a new Yellow Jacket on the PGA Tour. Vincent Whaley, who graduated from Tech in 2017, is due to earn a PGA Tour card.

Heading into the Citadel game, Tech has put together some fairly impressive stats in the first two weeks of the regular season. With five turnovers in two games, Tech ranks 14th nationally. Also, tackles for losses is a statistic that the Yellow Jackets have done well in. Average 7.5 per game, that ties them for 28th in the nation. What are your thoughts about Tech’s defense? Do you think it can develop over the next few years into one of the more dominant defensive units in the NCAA?

Head coach Geoff Collins held his weekly press conference yesterday. Here’s some tidbits from that which I thought were interesting:

  • 27 Yellow Jackets played on both sides of the ball
  • Five walkons took part and played significant roles on Saturday