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Technical Tidbits 11/3: The Yellow Jacket Election Day Edition

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GO VOTE!

Georgia Tech v Boston College Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images

Our own Robert Binion has had a tough job this season, he’s been tracking some very depressing advanced stats for the Georgia Tech football team. This past week against Notre Dame wasn’t great, with the only good defensive performance being the limiting of the Fighting Irish’s explosive plays. On offense, the passing game was just not there for the Jackets, and Jahmyr Gibbs continued to show why he was a top-100 ranked recruit. Luckily, the Jackets have a bye week to try and figure things out.

While the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are off this week, next week’s game against Pitt will be played at 7 p.m. ET at Bobby Dodd Stadium. It will be televised on RSNs around the nation, making it the second RSN game the Jackets have had all year (the first was against Syracuse). Let’s hope that a night game at Bobby Dodd will be able to break the Jackets’ bad stretch of games.

The article above is from mid-October; however, it is well worth putting in the Tidbits today. I am still in awe at passion that Tech Assistant Basketball Coach Eric Reveno has towards youth voter participation. Reveno spearheaded the push for a day-off for all NCAA student-athletes today so that they would have enough time to cast their ballots. Tech player Malachi Rice was a catalyst for this movement, bringing up the idea in a team meeting in the wake of the George Floyd’s death. I am proud that Georgia Tech athletes and coaches worked with others around the nation to increase civic participation among young people and make Election Day a day off.

Here’s a great video with all of the reasons that Tech student-athletes are voting. You’ve probably heard it a million times, but I’ll say it again, your vote really does matter. Everything that politicians do affects you in one way or another, whether you think so or not. So, please vote.

Isn’t this incredible? It’s definitely a great way to get young people involved in the electoral process. If you do vote tomorrow, don’t forget to thank your poll workers! They have an extremely long day.

No “Question of the Day” today, just go out and vote if you haven’t already!