While the Georgia Tech football team has not been great the past couple of games, there is marked improvement overall from last season. Unfortunately, that improvement has been offset by a number of procedural penalties and turnovers. Tech special teams have also not been great. Some of the blame can be placed on the players, but the majority should go on the coaches. Luckily, this week is a bye week and gives the Jackets a chance to clean things up on all sides of the ball. The solid play is there, it is now just about minimizing mistakes that maximize your chance to lose a football game. Georgia Tech will return to play next Friday night against Louisville (7:00 p.m., ESPN).
Even in the midst of a global pandemic, the GTAA is doing all it can to help its student-athletes succeed once they leave Georgia Tech. That includes holding a virtual career fair with 60 student-athletes and 19 companies (including Waffle House). This is a great way to get young people prepared for post-college life!
The second of three regular season meets for the Georgia Tech cross country team will occur today in Florida. The Jackets will be participating in the FSU Invitational, it’s an early start with the men running at 7:40 a.m. and the women following at 8:10 a.m. Tech will be looking to top last week’s performance at the Mountain Dew Invitational where the women’s team placed first and the men’s team finished in second. Click here for results.
Not to be outdone by the women’s tennis team, the Yellow Jacket men’s team recently hired a new volunteer assistant coach, Juan Spir. The Colombian tennis player graduated from Georgia Tech, where he was an ITA All-American and an All-ACC player three times each. Spir played professionally for a little bit on the ATP Challenge Tour and should bring a good perspective to the squad. Welcome back, Juan!
Most positively graded plays among defensive linemen (power five):— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 1, 2020
1. Jordan Domineck, GA Tech
2. Chris Rumph II, Duke
3. Joseph Ossai, Texas
4. Quincy Roche, Miami pic.twitter.com/uKyOWTfrAS
Jordan Domineck has been a revelation on the Georgia Tech defensive line this year. In three games, the redshirt sophomore has racked up 10 tackles (almost half his 2019 total), a sack, and a forced fumble. He also boosts some impressive PFF numbers, leading the nation in positively graded plays. Keep it up, Jordan!
Question of the Day: Where do you think the Jackets need to improve before facing Louisville next week?