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Technical Tidbits 10/6: Georgia Tech’s Cape Day Set for Friday

The designation was announced yesterday.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 05 North Carolina at Georgia Tech Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Last year the Georgia Tech football team was one of the youngest in the country, and with only four seniors departing, it still is one of the youngest in the country this year. The inexperience has led to many errors throughout the first few games of the season. There have been a lot of procedural penalties, interceptions, and fumbles. Freshman QB Jeff Sims has already passed James Graham’s INT total (7) from last year (he has 8), although some of those turnovers can be put on poor blocking by the offensive line. Luckily, the Jackets were able to take advantage of the bye week to try and get things in order before facing Louisville Friday at 7 p.m. ET (ESPN). Tech will certainly have to limit turnovers in what could be an offensive shootout.

If you have your cape from last year’s Cape Day game against UNC, you can use it again this year! Georgia Tech’s second annual Cape Day football game will celebrate the, “superhero patients battling illnesses and injuries at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.” This is a great way to support an Atlanta charity and get part of your Halloween costume if you don’t already have a cape. Another way to support Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is to pledge an amount of money to be donated with each Yellow Jacket stop on third and fourth down, or “Money Down.” Donations are also made for each Tech offensive conversion on third and fourth down. You can make your pledge at this link.

I could make a joke about Tech facing the number one team in the nation next week, but instead I’ll just report some facts. The game will take place at 12 p.m. ET on either ABC or the ACC Network (network will be announced next week). Luckily, Clemson is still a long way off from evening out the all-time series, as the Jackets currently have the lead 50-32-2.

Believe it or not, the 2020-21 college basketball season will begin next month. If you need a little preview of the season (especially of the incoming freshmen) or some schematic knowledge, the video at the link above is the right place to go.

Josh Pastner has missed on many highly-ranked recruits in his tenure as Georgia Tech’s head basketball coach. Let’s hope that Jabari Smith is not a missed opportunity.

Question of the Day: Do you think the Jackets will be able to land Jabari Smith?