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Technical Tidbits 6/15: Georgia Tech Football has a uniform addition

It’s minor, but definitely noticeable.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Pitt at Georgia Tech Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The biggest uniform news of the Georgia Tech football offseason dropped yesterday with the reveal of new front bumpers for the helmets. Head Coach Geoff Collins is clearly focused on the “Atlanta” theme for the Jackets with the new addition, as the “ATL” will be showcased on almost every close-up shot of Tech players during the upcoming season. I’m a big fan of the bumpers on the white helmet, but I think that the blue on the gold helmet will only look decent when paired with blue jerseys. Unfortunately, my opinion doesn’t matter much in the eyes of the adidas uniform design department.

Jordan Williams was the only freshman to start on Georgia Tech’s offensive line for the entire season in 2020, and while he wasn’t outstanding, there’s definitely potential. A year of experience for Williams (especially great because no eligibility was wasted) is crucial if Tech wants to perform against the likes of UNC and Clemson year-in and year-out. FTRS’ own Jeff Cramer examined Williams’ performance last year, and is excited to see what a year of conditioning and practice will do for the Gainesville, GA native. He sees great things in the future.

Georgia Tech women’s tennis player Victoria Flores is just racking up award after award after a wonderful senior season for the Jackets. Flores has been named an ITA All-American for both singles and doubles, All-ACC Second Team, and now has won the Southeast Regional Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship award. This is Flores’ second leadership award, as she won the Ann Lebedeff Leadership Award earlier in the year, and shows that Flores is much more than a tennis player. Her community service work impacted many throughout her time at Tech, and will most likely continue for the years to come. Congratulations, Victoria!

It’s always exciting seeing dreams come true, and that was especially the case watching Tech women’s basketball player Anisa Clark receive a full scholarship. Clark played sparingly during her freshman season (she did get in-game NCAA Tournament experience), but clearly her play in practice turned the heads of the Tech coaching staff. That, along with her comedic ability, secured her a scholarship. What a great video to start your Tuesday with. Congratulations, Anisa!

Follow in the footsteps of Bobby Jones this week, Tyler! Bring the national championship back to Atlanta!

Question of the Day: What do you think of the new bumpers on the helmets?