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Technical Tidbits 9/3: Georgia Tech Football Looks Ahead to USF

Hopefully Tech will be able to pass the ball in the home opener.

Oliver is metaphorically throwing the Clemson game away in this picture.
Photo by Steve Nurenberg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

I know the Clemson game has been digested and analyzed a lot in recent days, but this article does give some positives from Thursday night’s massacre. Tre Swilling had a great game, the defense looked decently competitive, and with fewer turnovers the final score might’ve been a little closer. At least the Tigers are out of the way and Tech can now focus on the more winnable games of the season.

This article, by the always upbeat Mark Bradley, quickly makes one question the positives put forth by the takeaways above. Bradley sheds a bleak light on the Jackets, but does say that if the Jackets find a passer, they could win some games. I wouldn’t take too much stock into Bradley’s writing, but the idea of a QB who can pass is a good one.

For the first two years of Pressley Harvin’s career at Georgia Tech, the only things I knew about him were that he was the nation’s best punter coming out of high school and that he is very good at what he does. The article above did a great job of showing what Harvin and other minority punters have to face, and the ways that people are trying to get more minority players involved in specialist positions. It’s well worth a read.

It’s always fun to read other team’s opponent preview articles of Georgia Tech. For me it provides a new, different perspective into the Tech football team, and it also lets me see how much others actually know about the program.

After the debacle that the MaChelle Joseph firing was, and the transfers that followed, this year must be taken as a rebuilding year for Nell Fortner and her new staff. Two tournaments to tropical locations will definitely be fun, and there are certainly winnable games on the schedule, like Grambling State and Georgia State.

Question of the Day: Are you ready for USF?