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Technical Tidbits 4/24: Georgia Tech Football Staying Connected

In other news, a former Jacket finds a new home.

North Carolina State v Georgia Tech Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

The first article in today’s “Technical Tidbits” gives an insight into how the Georgia Tech Football coaching staff is staying connected with its players. That includes up to eight hours per week of video meetings, which allows the staff to conduct film reviews and implement new schemes that were unable to be addressed in the shortened spring practice period. Technology has played a huge role in team preparedness (for all sports) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The teams that are effective in using technology will be set up for the best success once in-person meetings, practices, and games can resume. I think the Yellow Jackets are on the right track.

Last season, Tech sophomore big man Kristian Sjolund was redshirted and flirted with transferring before ultimately deciding to return to the team. Sjolund’s return only lasted a couple of months, because after the season he entered the transfer portal for good. While the COVID-19 pandemic has limited in-person recruiting, Sjolund was able to find a home with the UTEP Miners. In his freshman season, Sjolund averaged 3 points per game and 1 rebound per game. Good luck, Kristian!

The article above shows just how great Georgia Tech fans are. They were the leading fundraisers for the 2019 Peach Bowl Touchdowns for Children’s campaign, which benefits the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Tech fans raised almost a fourth of the donations for the campaign, which in total made over $500,000. Let’s go for win number two this fall, Tech fans!

Georgia Tech golfers Andy Ogletree and Tyler Strafaci are really raking in the awards. Last week, the two were named to the Golf Coaches Association of America’s (GCAA) PING All-East Region team. This week, Ogletree was named a GCAA Second-Team All-American, and Strafaci was named a GCAA Honorable Mention All-American. These are big accomplishments for the two aspiring professional golfers, congratulations Andy and Tyler!

Although the first round of the NFL Draft was yesterday evening, here’s to hoping that there are many more first round picks in Georgia Tech’s future.

Question of the Day: What did you think of the first round last night?