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Technical Tidbits 8/14: Georgia Tech Running Backs Ready for Season

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 21 NC State at Georgia Tech Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Jahmyr Gibbs was relatively unknown when he committed to Georgia Tech in May of 2019. Gibbs’ anonymity did not last for long, however, as an incredible senior season led schools like Florida and LSU to battle the Jackets for his services. Luckily, Gibbs remained committed to Tech, becoming the fifth-highest rated signee in Georgia Tech history. Gibbs is apparently living up to the hype that followed him to campus, performing extremely well in practices. If the season is played, Geoff Collins will have one of the best (if not the best) running back rooms in the ACC, with Jordan Mason, Jamious Griffin, and Gibbs all getting snaps. Along with Dontae Smith and Devin Ellison playing in backup roles.

Both Tyler Strafaci and Noah Norton made the cut at the U.S. Amateur, and both won their Round of 64 matches. However, only Strafaci made it past the Round of 32, with Norton being eliminated by Charles Osbourne of SMU. Strafaci also won his Round of 16 match, setting him up for a quarterfinal battle with Stewart Hagestad, the 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion and 2017 Masters Low Amateur. The two will tee off today at 4:15 eastern with coverage being broadcast on the Golf Channel. Good luck, Tyler!

Make that two Atlanta Sports Award winners for Georgia Tech. Baseball coach Danny Hall won the Sports Award’s Outstanding Coach title, and the Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s swim-dive teams have won the Outstanding Team title. This recognition follows a great season for the teams, with five NCAA Championship qualifiers, six ACC Championship medals (one gold), and many academic accolades garnered. Congratulations!

Recently, the Georgia Tech softball team hired Marty McDaniel as their new pitching coach. McDaniel comes from the University of Tennessee, where he helped the Vols win two SEC Tournaments and make the Women’s College World Series seven times. Learn more about Coach McDaniel in the video above!

Well, for right now, expect Georgia Tech to kickoff against Florida State on September 12.

Question of the Day: What do you think about the Georgia Tech running back group?