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Technical Tidbits 7/1: Josh Pastner Talks Tech

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A wonderful interview with Andy Demetra.

NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Pastner led a great (well, at least for Georgia Tech) season that ended early due to a postseason ban. That ban did not amount to much, as we all know what happened to the non-banned teams. Luckily, because some of the postseason was played, the ban counted and the Yellow Jackets are eligible for both the ACC and NCAA (or NIT) tournaments in 2021. This will be a make-or-break season for Pastner, as he has his three highest scorers returning plus a solid recruiting class incoming. I’m not sure if Pastner can last another non-NCAA Tournament season on the Flats. Check out the interview above to learn about the return to athletics and the year ahead!

WR James BlackStrain is currently the highest-rated commit in Georgia Tech’s class of 2021. BlackStrain attends Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Cocoa, FL, and recently went on “Space Coast Daily” to discuss his life, recruitment, and upcoming season of high school football. Look for BlackStrain to be an instant competitor for playing time at a position of strength for the Jackets.

Former Georgia Tech DB Ajani Kerr has found his new team. The Powder Springs, GA native announced his signing with the Tulane Green Wave yesterday. In three seasons with the Yellow Jackets, Kerr had 65 total tackles. Kerr’s most memorable play on the Flats was a late-game pass deflection in a 2017 upset win over Virginia Tech. After a season ending injury last season, Kerr worked as a student assistant for the program. Kerr will have one season of eligibility remaining. Good luck, Ajani!

Omoregie Uzzi is certainly a name that Tech fans remember from the early days of the Paul Johnson era. The highly-acclaimed offensive guard was a leader on the field for the Jackets, making the first-team All ACC twice, along with multiple second and third-team All-American squads. Recently, former “Voice of the Yellow Jackets” and current ACCN broadcaster Wes Durham named Uzzi to his ACC All-Decade team. Uzzi was the only Yellow Jacket selected by Durham (none were picked by his morning show partner Mark Packer). Congratulations, Omoregie!

I like Geoff Collins’ mask a lot more than Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s.

Question of the Day: What do you remember about Omoregie Uzzi and his play?