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Technical Tidbits 2/11: Georgia Tech Football is Only 205 Days Away

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It can’t come soon enough.

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Although this article isn’t necessarily about the on-field side of the Georgia Tech Football program, it does show just how dedicated AD Todd Stansbury and the rest of the GTAA is about academics. In a speech to an Atlanta-area Rotary Club, Stansbury detailed his time at Georgia Tech so far, and praised that fact that Tech athletes have a graduation rate of 89%. For an athletic graduation rate to be so high at a school as rigorous as Georgia Tech, something very good must be happening. Stansbury has done an incredible job so far in his time on the Flats, and hopefully will stick around for a very long time.

Even the article title says that it is, “Way-Too Early,” but just because it’s February doesn’t mean that we can’t have fun reading about a football season over 200 days away. The article names potential starters for each position, and while some are loaded, others are decidedly not (kicker). The RB trio that this article projects looks like one of the best in the ACC, with Jordan Mason, Jamious Griffin, and Jahmyr Gibbs all possibly taking snaps. The offensive line looks like it should definitely be a step up from last season, with the additions of Ryan Johnson and Devin Cochran, and with freshmen possibly getting significant playing time protecting the QB. However, this article comes with the caveat that the season is a long way away, so literally everything could change roster wise. Let’s just hope the possible change is only for the better.

College baseball season begins Friday, and one Jacket has been put on a watch list for “Stopper of the Year.” RS Junior Andy Archer was recognized by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association for his potential going into the season. Archer had a solid 2019 campaign, with a 3.64 ERA and a 4-0 record. Congratulations, Andy, keep up the good work!

The Georgia Tech Men’s Tennis team had a successful weekend, defeating Auburn and The Citadel. Tech beat Auburn 4-1, and handled The Citadel 7-0 (something the football team couldn’t do). The Jackets will take this week off, before heading to battle Tennessee on February 21. Go, Jackets!

This was a great tweet to see Sunday night. I had always heard that John Wayne whistled “Ramblin’ Wreck From Georgia Tech” in the movie “The High and the Mighty”, but had never seen the scene before. What a gem!

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