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Technical Tidbits 10/22: Yellow Jackets head to Charlottesville

GT on the road to face Virginia in Week 8 action

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It looks like the softball team’s fall season will be wrapping up this weekend. Today they play Emory and on Sunday they will face Georgia Southern. More details are available here. The football team is back in action this week as they travel to Charlottesville, Virginia to play the University of Virginia. With that said, here’s the first article of today’s Tidbits.

This was an interesting article on Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football players (and siblings) Juanyeh Thomas and Azende Rey. To be honest, I had no idea they were related until reading this article. So, it seems aside from Tre Swilling and Bruce-Jordan Swilling, Rey and Thomas are another pair of sibling Yellow Jackets. (Are there any others I’m forgetting to mention?).

An interesting thing about this story was Rey’s journey to the Flats as a graduate transfer. Rey and Thomas last played together six years ago in high school and are now reunited. This reminded me of an earlier story about Kyric McGowan, another graduate transfer who joined the Yellow Jackets this year. Though McGowan and Jahmyr Gibbs never played on the same field together until coming to Tech, they did know each other in high school, and their bond and friendship brought them together on the Flats.

It was a similar bond that brought together Rey and Thomas. I imagine this can go a long way in helping develop a positive team culture and experience for the players. At the end of the day, I’d say it’s definitely a good thing for the camaraderie among the Yellow Jacket football players.

This article is from a news outlet based out of Richmond, Virginia, so, understandably, it may be a little biased. The article states that its sports panel is picking Virginia to “win big” against the Yellow Jackets in this Saturday’s football game. To be honest, the Cavaliers offense does deserve a lot of credit — it’s one of the better offensive units in the country. If anything, the Tech defense should view this game as an opportunity to showcase its own talent and ability.

This AJC article also picks Virginia in tomorrow’s game. As much as I’d love to see the defense shut down the Cavalier offense, getting the win would be even more special, considering the implications for this team. We’ll see tomorrow.