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Technical Tidbits 09/10: Week 2, here we go

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Tech looks to avoid an 0-2 start.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 04 NIU at Georgia Tech Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

With the NFL officially kicking off its season last night with the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Dallas Cowboys, football is here to stay — well, at least for the next 22 weeks or so. With that in mind, a non-Tech related question: are the Cowboys really that good? It was a pretty impressive showing by them last night, nearly winning the game.

Football is naturally the focus of today’s Tidbits, but there were a couple of non-football related items that Tech fans may be interested in. This article features the Yellow Jackets golf team that is currently ranked 17th in the preseason poll. They are opening their fall season this weekend at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate in Scottsdale, Arizona. Good luck to the golf team. In men’s basketball news, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head coach Josh Pastner has received a contract extension. It was a three-year deal that Pastner signed.

By the way, did anyone notice how I forgot to include the date in the title of the last Tidbits? That was a first for me — apologies for the blunder. With that said, lets get into today’s Tidbits.

Week 2 is here. Tomorrow the Georgia Tech football team will host Kennesaw State. This article breaks down an argument as to why each team could win. Naturally, we know why Tech can lose. Let’s just hope that it doesn’t unfold that way.

The Yellow Jackets are coming off a disappointing loss to open the season with. In football, as in life, sometimes you’ve got to put on the blinders and not pay attention to the past. Hopefully, the team has learned from its shortcomings and will be focused on how to defeat the Owls. As dreadful as an 0-2 start would be for the Yellow Jackets, as the article implies, the team may have just enough strength to squeak out a victory. And yes, I wouldn’t be surprised if it were too close for comfort.

This was a nice article about Georgia Tech wide receiver Kyric McGowan and how he ended up becoming a Yellow Jacket for his final year of eligibility. As the article mentions, McGowan attended Northwestern University where he played football and would eventually graduate from. Because the NCAA granted all players an additional year of eligibility last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, McGowan decided to play one more season rather than prepare for the NFL draft.

McGowan attended high school with Yellow Jacket running back Jahmyr Gibbs at Dalton High School. So, naturally, Gibbs did his best to recruit McGown to the Flats. McGowan followed Gibbs’ career at Tech from the beginning — the pair have been friends since high school as the article states and now they are teammates in college. It’s a strange twist of fate how it has worked out for them, considering they weren’t teammates in high school because of their age difference, but the extra year of eligibility has brought them together at Tech. It should make for a pretty interesting storyline for the season.