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Technical Tidbits 5/13: Tobias Oliver Switches Positions (Again)

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This season Oliver will be playing defense

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

Tobias Oliver has held many roles for the Tech Football team in the past few seasons. He’s played QB, RB, WR, has returned kicks, and apparently is now learning how to play cornerback. The article above describes the transition Oliver is making, which is no big deal for the RS Junior. Oliver has consistently been one of the most athletic players on the Tech roster, so it’s no surprise he’s been great at his new position. Besides discussing Oliver, the article also gives an update on WR Kalani Norris. The Miami native was having great spring practices before they were cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch for Norris to have a breakout season this fall.

The ACC Digital Network compiled the top five plays of the Tech Football team’s 2019 season. Included are gems from games against USF, Virginia, Pittsburgh, and Miami. While the Jackets only won three games last year, that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun to look back at great plays from the season.

The academic successes just keep coming for Georgia Tech teams. The Jacket Golf and Men’s Tennis teams both earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores that rank among the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sports. This is the 15th straight award for the Golf team, and the fourth recognition for the Men’s Tennis team. Congratulations guys, keep up the good work!

Lotta-Maj Lahtinen was one of the leaders for the Tech Women’s Basketball team in Nell Fortner’s first season as head coach. Lahtinen led the team in steals with 42 and was second in assists for the Jackets with 81. Lahtinen will look to step up into an even bigger role as Tech looks to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014.

Who will be the eighth member of the Tech Football team’s 2021 recruiting class? Hopefully we’ll find out soon.

Question of the Day: What do you think of the top-five plays from the 2019 season?