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Technical Tidbits 3/6: Georgia Tech Football Confident in Their Quarterbacks

Some alcohol news as well.

NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s just say that last year, Georgia Tech’s offense left a lot to be desired. Offensive Coordinator Dave Patenaude even admitted it, saying, “We did not throw the football well at all.” Luckily, this year, two of the quarterbacks in line for playing time (James Graham and Jordan Yates) have a much more advanced understanding of Patenaude’s offense, and they are able to mentor newcomers Jeff Sims and Tucker Gleason. It must be very nice for CDP to know that he doesn’t have to teach everything this season from the ground up, most of the players have at least a basic knowledge of his system and are ready to put that to work on the field.

This could be interesting. Selling alcohol at Tech sporting events could be a major money generator, with millions in profits possible. However, alcohol at sporting events could lead to some unsavory things happening, like fan drunkenness and disorderly conduct. It’ll be an interesting pilot program for Tech at baseball games this spring, and we’ll probably have a decision on whether alcohol will be expanded at other Tech venues sometime this summer. Hopefully, they won’t gouge fans too much on prices.

The Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball team won their second round ACC Tournament game against the Pitt Panthers last night. For the Jackets, Francesca Pan finished with 26 points, while Lorela Cubaj had 9 rebounds. Tonight, Tech will face off against the no. 2 seed N.C. State and will look to repeat the upset they pulled just a couple of weeks ago. The game will tip off at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on a RSN. Go, Jackets!

One thing that’s certain when you watch a Georgia Tech Basketball game is G Jose Alvarado’s fire. He’s constantly going after loose balls, playing uncompromising defense, or celebrating with flare. This article from the AJC does an excellent job detailing Alvarado’s background and his mindset as he juggles his basketball, school, and family lives. Alvarado unfortunately lost his grandmother a few years ago, but still plays in her honor while also finding inspiration in his young daughter, Nazanin. There’s a lot to look forward to from him next season. I would definitely give this a read.

Although it’s still early in the season, the Georgia Tech Baseball team will kick off conference play with a series against the Virginia Tech Hokies this weekend. Tech is coming off of a win against Tennessee Tech Tuesday night, and a not so good series against u(sic)GA last weekend. First pitch for tonight’s game will be at 7 p.m., Saturday’s game will start at 2 p.m., and Sunday’s will begin at 1 p.m. All of the games can be seen on the ACCNX. If you’re a student, I would highly recommend going to Friday night’s game because the first 150 in attendance will get this cool t-shirt.

Question of the Day: What are your opinions on Tech selling alcohol?