Although no one was too confident about a fall football season happening back in March, it’s finally here. The first few games of the 2020 season took place over the weekend, with the first coaching change of the year already happening at Southern Miss. Week two brings us Georgia Tech football for the first time in 10 months, with the Jackets traveling to Tallahassee to take on Florida State. Ken Sugiura of the AJC took a look at five keys for a successful Georgia Tech season. Perhaps the most important key Sugiura mentioned was improved defensive line play. More disruption in the backfield by the line, coupled with a good secondary, could make Tech’s defense deadly.
Many were surprised by the ACC media poll predicting Georgia Tech to finish dead last in the conference, however only one person was willing to back up their confidence in the Jackets financially. Former Tech defensive lineman Kyle Cerge-Henderson posted a tweet that offered up $100 dollars to all retweeters if Tech were to end up finishing last in the conference. While I don’t think the Jackets will end up last in the ACC, I definitely would not have done what Cerge-Henderson did.
Geoff Collins’ radio show, “GT:60” is always a great way for the coach to interact with fans in-person during the football season. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the show will be broadcast without fans in attendance. Even though supporters can’t attend the shows live, they will still be able to submit questions for Collins through Twitter. The other Georgia Tech football-based show, “#404Takeover” will also be airing this season. This is a TV program, and can be seen on Fridays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. on Fox Sports Southeast. “GT:60” will be on the air Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. Both should be insightful!
After his win at the U.S. Amateur, July’s Ben Hogan Award Golfer of the Month Tyler Strafaci was everything but a lock to be named the Golfer of the Month for August. Interestingly enough, Strafaci is the first ever golfer to be recognized as Golfer of the Month in back-to-back months. Strafaci had a great summer, and hopefully that great play will continue into the season for Georgia Tech. Congratulations, Tyler!
Georgia Tech class of 2021 commit Jamal Haynes had himself a game for Grayson High School (GA) in their win over Jones County (GA) this past Friday. Keep it up, Jamal!
Question of the Day: What is your key to success for the Yellow Jackets this season?