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Technical Tidbits 4/30: Tech Training Continues

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Insight into how Tech’s trainers do their job despite social distancing; Ogletree earns All-American honors; more Tech news.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 21 NC State at Georgia Tech Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

This was an informative and relevant article for several reasons. Aside from the coaches and athletes, it’s likely athletic trainers who have probably been the most greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing that has come with it. As the article mentions, Georgia Tech’s athletic trainers had the foresight to send their athletes home with items they could use for their training while at home. Of course, there remains the difficulty of not being able to see the athletes face-to-face which certainly has its impact on the several athletes who are nursing injuries. I imagine from all of this there will come great advances in the field of telemedicine, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Georgia Tech emerge among the institutes that will lead the way.

Not exactly news here, but Tech football picked up a key commitment yesterday which is the subject of this AJC article. It’s good to hear this kind of news as the pandemic and social distancing has certainly had its impact on recruiting. Good news like this is the kind that is worth repeating.

Andy Ogletree continues to gain recognition and honors. He was named as a third team All-American by Golfweek magazine. Though the season was cut short, Ogletree did help lead the Yellow Jackets to their No. 7 Golfstat rankings (and No. 3 Golfweek/Sagarin ranking) as mentioned in the article. Congratulations to him.

This was an article from last year that featured Nathan Cottrell and his transition to special teams. As is likely well known by now by Tech fans, Cottrell will be getting a shot with the Jackson Jaguars and looks to extend his career at the next level. Cottrell has garnered a lot of praise from his coaches and teammates over the past year. The article highlights some of the traits that made Cottrell the kind of player he is and it’s not surprising he would attract the attention of the NFL.