It’s week 9 (or week 10 if you include the bye week) of the Georgia Tech football season. The Yellow Jackets are on the road to face off against the Miami Hurricanes. There are naturally the weekly prediction and preview articles out there. It seems Tech is thought to be an underdog, which isn’t too surprising. This article has Miami winning 37-27 and this AJC article expects Tech to lose as well.
In all honesty, I’m feeling more bullish than usual about this Tech football team and its chances against Miami. They’ve lost two in a row now and I’d imagine they feel like they are in a tough spot right now. With their bowl eligibility on the line and hopes of finishing the season with more than 3 wins, you never know how the team could respond (I’m thinking of the UNC game in particular). Maybe I’m just too much of an optimist, but I’m going to pick Tech for this weekend. So, with that said, let’s get into today’s Tidbits.
The Georgia Tech Athletic Association released its annual report yesterday for 2020-2021. It’s an interactive document and can be viewed in a short time — it’s only about 29 pages or so. It has a lot of highlights from the past year. Overall, I’d say it wasn’t a bad year for the GTAA, in part due to the strong finishes of both the men’s and women’s basketball teams. There were several student-athletes who received honors and recognition, and on the whole, the report is a positive one.
According to the report, Tech finished 44th in the Director’s Cup — its best finish since 2004-05. Looking beyond just football, the report helps put into perspective Tech’s overall performance and it’s not too bad at all.
This article focuses on Tech wide receiver Adonicas Sanders. He’s been on a bit of a productive streak as the article mentions. It also goes into some of the details of the team’s practice and how Sanders has had an impact on the team.
Sanders’s game-winning touchdown play — a diving catch into the endzone — against Duke will be one of the more memorable plays of the season and for years to come. That was Tech’s last win and they’re now on the road again as they were against Duke to face Miami. Speaking of the Miami game, here’s a nice video with a uniform reveal for tomorrow’s game. Hopefully, Sanders can continue his hot streak and hopefully, the Yellow Jackets can get back on course with a win tomorrow. Regardless, the uniforms don’t look too bad.