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Technical Tidbits 2/15: Georgia Tech Football adds kicking help

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Finally.

NCAA Football: Virginia at Georgia Tech Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Ever since Harrison Butker graduated from Georgia Tech (and Wesley Wells’ late-2018 run), the Yellow Jackets have struggled in the kicking game. That was especially evident early in the 2020 season, where they had multiple kicks blocked and missed. The team also suffered from a lack of touchbacks on kickoffs, which can lead to some big field position disadvantages. It looks like the Jackets are trying to change their kicking woes with Tennessee transfer Brent Cimaglia. The Nashville, TN, native played four seasons for the Vols, going 74.2% on field goal attempts. This is one of the most significant gets for Tech this offseason, and should lead to immediate improvement on the field. Welcome to the Flats, Brent!

A win yesterday was the highlight of the weekend for the Tech Men’s Basketball team. They defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers in a close match-up, with Moses Wright scoring 24 points to lead the Jackets to victory. F Khalid Moore had a huge game defensively for the Jackets, keeping Pitt’s best player, Justin Champagnie, to just 13 points and 6 rebounds. A main highlight of yesterday’s win was Michael Devoe’s 1,000th career point for the Jackets, it came on a crucial three-pointer late in the game. Interestingly enough, the article above points out that Moses Wright (991 career points) could be the next Jacket to crack 1,000 in their game Wednesday against Boston College (12 p.m., ACCN).

On the flip side of the coin this past weekend for the Men’s Basketball team was their last-second loss to the Clemson Tigers. It was especially bad as the Jackets had sizeable leads at certain points during the game. Tech Head Coach Josh Pastner received a technical foul for slamming his face shield on the scorer’s table, and from that point in the second half it went downhill for the Jackets. Michael Devoe had 23 points, 6 assists, and 5 steals, while Moses Wright poured in 15. The loss was especially tough considering the game was a must-win for Tech. Even with the win against Pittsburgh yesterday, Tech will be regretting this one for the rest of the year.

You’ve got to love former Tech running back (and NFL player) Jonathan Dwyer. He was a great player in college, and has insight that can’t be missed. Check out his recent appearance on “The Crowded Booth” podcast above!

Question of the Day: What do you think of the new kicker?