Well, we finally know the Yellow Jackets schedule against its Atlantic Coast Conference opponents. Yesterday the ACC released the 2020-21 schedule. On December 15th the Yellow Jackets will be on the road to face off against Florida State. After this game, Tech will return for a short stretch of more non-conference opponents, including Florida A&M, Delaware State, and UAB. From that point on it will be all ACC opponents for the Yellow Jackets. Unfortunately, there will be no Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate this season as Georgia doesn’t appear on the schedule. The season kicks off in just two weeks on the 25th of November as the Yellow Jackets host Georgia State.
If you have a subscription or any free previews left, then this AJC article features Tech quarterback Jeff Sims and how he is expected to continue growing into an elite quarterback for the Yellow Jackets. As the article points out, there’s still a lot that Sims has to learn, whether it’s making reads or quick decisions. Being as athletically gifted as he is, Sims’ natural ability allowed him to excel as a starting quarterback in high school. Of course at the college level things are much more complex, but as the coaches are saying about Sims, he’s learning and adapting quickly. Also, he’s been a model athlete off the field as well. That’s good news for the Yellow Jackets as all indications look positive for Sims’ future with the team.
This week’s pro-Jacket golf report is a little more interesting than others, and for good reason. Three Yellow Jackets will be representing Tech in the 84th edition of the Masters Tournament. Those are none other than Matt Kuchar, Larry Mize and Andy Ogletree. Good luck to the three of them!
So, the Yellow Jackets football team is coming off a bye week, its second of the season, and for those anxious to see how they will do, this should be a good test of where the team stands. Tech will host Pittsburgh on Saturday 14th. It will be a night game with kickoff set for 7:00 PM at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Hopefully the bye week gave the team time to prepare for what should be a winnable game.