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Technical Tidbits 10/30: Tre Swilling Tries to Replicate the Black Watch

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Happy Early Halloween!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Pitt at Georgia Tech Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

DB Tre Swilling, and his brother RB Bruce Jordan-Swilling, have a lot to look up to, especially when wearing the “Black Watch” uniforms tomorrow against Notre Dame. Their father, Pat, was a key piece of the “Black Watch” defense of the 1980s, sacking people left and right. The elder Swilling even set the school record for most sacks in a game, with seven against N.C. State. According to the article above, Tre Swilling does not mind all of the spotlight that comes with the attempt to continue his father’s legacy, he thrives on it. Let’s hope Swilling and the rest of the defense live up to the legacy they’re honoring tomorrow night.

Another week, another “Above the Line” chart. This “ATL” chart is different because it includes the gunner position, which is what Nathan Cottrell was for the Jackets before being signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this year. QB James Graham is back on the chart after seeing some action late in the game last week, and highly ranked freshman CB Miles Brooks is making his debut on the chart.

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic and conference-only football schedules, the Big Ten-ACC Challenge survives. The Yellow Jackets will be traveling to Nebraska to face the Cornhuskers on a date that’s TBA. Quite frankly, the Huskers were terrible last year, finishing under 10 wins and shooting just over 40% from the field. Former NBA coach Fred Hoiberg will have his strengths tested, with a lot of players coming in and out of the program. This will be a must-win for the Jackets early in the season.

The Georgia Tech men’s and women’s cross country teams will have their biggest meet of the season today in North Carolina, as they run for the ACC Conference Championship. The women’s team is now ranked no. 25 in the nation, so they’ve got to live up to their high ranking today. Good luck, Jackets!

I’ll admit, I’m still not the biggest fan of the black uniforms, but this hype video is incredibly well done. I’m ready for tomorrow (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC).

Question of the Day: What’s your final prediction for tomorrow’s contest against the Fighting Irish?