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Technical Tidbits 11/10: Andy Ogletree Discusses the Masters

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It’s one of the best weeks of the year!

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It’s one of the golf world’s most important weeks of the year, Masters week. While radically different from a normal April Masters, the tournament is pushing through the challenges COVID-19 has thrown at it. Georgia Tech will have three golfers in the field, 2019 U.S. Amateur Champion Andy Ogletree, 1987 Masters Champion Larry Mize, and nine-time PGA TOUR winner Matt Kuchar. Ogletree will be paired with defending champion Tiger Woods for the first two rounds this week, we should find out what their tee times are later today. Good luck, Jackets!

In some surprising news, Georgia Tech will have two night football games in a row. This Saturday, the Jackets will take on Pitt in Atlanta at 7 p.m. ET on a RSN. Next Saturday, Tech will head south to face the Miami Hurricanes at 8 p.m. ET on the ACC Network. These will be the second and third night games of the season (Louisville was the first), and will finally give non-ABC games a majority, with five not on the national network.

The GTAA creates a quarterly magazine about Tech sports called, “Everyday Champions.” The newest edition was released yesterday, and contains numerous articles and videos. There are many intriguing pieces in this edition, one that I really enjoyed was about Tech long distance runner Nicole Fegans and her continued pursuit of excellence. A great read!

FTRS’ own Robert Binion did an advanced stats review on the season so far, and the results have been mixed. Tech’s offense is world’s better than it was last season, especially with the freshmen combo of QB Jeff Sims and RB Jahmyr Gibbs leading the way. On the other hand, the defense and special teams have not been as good. The secondary has been extremely poor, with the lone bright spot on the defense being DE Jordan Domineck. Let’s hope for some improvement in the last few games of the season.

The entire world was saddened by the passing of Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek over the weekend. Here is a clip from a game a few years ago. Rest in peace, Alex.

Question of the Day: Who is your pick to win the Masters Tournament?