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Technical Tidbits 9/15: Georgia Tech has ACC Players of the Week

Good work Curtis and Jeff!

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Temple Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Sims silenced all doubters with his performance against Florida State last Saturday. The true freshman quarterback for the Jackets had the best game of the Geoff Collins era, going 24/35 for 277 yards and a touchdown with 64 yards rushing. For his efforts, Sims has been named ACC Rookie of the Week. Another deserving Yellow Jacket was also given an award for his play against the Seminoles. Defensive end Curtis Ryans garnered ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors for his two sacks and two forced fumbles on Florida State QB James Blackman (along with four total tackles). Congratulations, Curtis and Jeff!

With the recent success against Florida State, one would think that Georgia Tech would not be banished to a 12 p.m. kickoff on a RSN against Syracuse. However, that is exactly what happened. It could be because the SEC will have their first games that week, or it could be because Syracuse looked awful against UNC on Saturday. Whatever the rationale for the decision was, in Atlanta the game can be viewed on Fox Sports South.

Out of all of Georgia Tech’s traditions, the Ramblin’ Reck driving onto the field before football games is probably the most beloved. Since 1961, the Reck has led the football team on to the field for every single home game, and some neutral site games as well. If it were not for the complexity of the Ford 1930 Model A Sport Coupe, that 59-year record would be in jeopardy. Due to COVID-19, all non-essential personnel were banned from football fields this season. That ban would have included Reck driver Abi Ivemeyer, but an appeal to the ACC changed that. Check out the AJC story above for more!

In a normal year for the Georgia Tech Volleyball team, they would be playing close to 30 games. However, as we’ve seen many times over, this is most certainly not a normal year. Instead, each ACC team will only get to play eight games against four different opponents. Luckily for volleyball fans, five of those eight games will be on national television. The home series with Florida State, an away game at Miami, and the away series at Wake Forest are all scheduled to be on the ACC Network. This is great way to see some non-football Yellow Jacket athletes in action!

Referred to as “Morpheus” by Tech Head Coach Geoff Collins, Santino Stancato has been behind most of the videos and graphics you see put out by the football team since his hiring in 2019. Even though Stancato will be leaving the program, it will be to a familiar company, J1S, which has a branding partnership with the Yellow Jackets. Good luck, Morpheus!

Question of the Day: Any thoughts on Tech’s award winners?