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Technical Tidbits 4/17: Georgia Tech Takes Over the ACC Network

This will be fun.

Get them turnovers Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re reading this on April 17, 2020, there’s still time to catch some great Georgia Tech athletic moments. All day, old Jacket games (from many sports) will be running on the ACC Network as part of the channel’s series of ACC team “takeovers.” While I won’t be awake to watch the replay of the 2016 Taxslayer Bowl, I will DVR it just to relive this moment between Paul Johnson and Mark Stoops.

Unfortunately, the article above spends some time talking about the school in Athens and their recruiting for the class of 2021. But, it also discusses Geoff Collins and Georgia Tech’s recruiting success since the former Temple Head Coach took over for Paul Johnson in late 2018. Collins’ first full class (2020) was the Jackets’ best since 2007, but there’s still a lot of work to be done for the class of 2021. Once all of the COVID-19 recruiting bans are lifted, I would expect to see a flurry of recruiting activity from Collins and the rest of the coaching staff.

Placing pennies on Sideways’ grave is a time-honored tradition that supposedly gives Tech students a little extra luck during finals week. Even though students will not be on campus for finals, the Ramblin’ Reck Club will be continuing the tradition in a virtual way. For each donation through the link above to the Georgia Tech Emergency Student Relief Fund, a penny will be placed on Sideways’ grave in your honor (or in honor of someone you designate). This is a great way to keep a Tech tradition alive by helping others during this difficult time period.

The majority of the spring college golf season wasn’t able to be played due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Georgia Tech team still had a lot of success in the Fall and the first part of the year. The squad won four tournaments out of the seven they entered while being led by three crucial seniors. Those seniors, Andy Ogletree, Luke Schniederjans, and Tyler Strafaci were honored for their efforts by being named to the PING All-East Region team by the Golf Coaches Association of America. As the article above points out, this is a repeat selection for all three of them. Congratulations!

I would recommend just sitting back and watching this video to go along with Tech’s takeover of the ACC Network.

Question of the Day: What game are you most excited to watch on the ACC Network today?