After a team meeting, it was suggested that the Jackets come up with a mantra to rally behind. The motto 'Put In' will be this year's team slogan, as the Jackets prepare for the upcoming season and seek to put 2015 behind them. Rising senior safety Corey Griffin explains that "This year, our team slogan is 'Put In'. So that means every day, every rep, give it all you got and put in. We've bought into it."
Check it out as Coach Pastner talks through his vision for the program, his path forward of hiring assistant coaches, his interactions with the returning team members, and more!
It was a very interesting press conference, no doubt, with plenty of audio gems throughout. Take a listen!
CBS's Gary Parrish is now reporting that Georgia Tech and Athletic Director Mike Bobinski have been turned down by Butler head coach Chris Holtmann, the successor to current Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. We've learned a lot about the reliability of "sources" this week, but Parrish was correct with his report of Bryce Drew to Vanderbilt so it's worth considering. It's also worth noting that he followed up with another tweet, reading as follows:
"Ultimately, Chris Holtmann decided to pass and remain at Butler. But Georgia Tech did try to lure him from the Big East to the ACC."
"Ultimately, Chris Holtmann decided to pass and remain at Butler. But Georgia Tech did try to lure him from the Big East to the ACC."No one knows what to expect at this point, but we can apparently cross the Bulldogs head coach off the list.
After missing out on Jeff Capel and Bryce Drew, Cal Head Coach Cuonzo Martin has emerged as a prime target in the Georgia Tech coaching search. Martin is in an interesting situation at Cal, as he is only signed to an offer sheet, and not an actual contract. On top of that, a source close to Martin reports that he has been "interested in pursuing opportunities elsewhere for some time." Martin is known as an excellent recruiter and last season, he was able to pull the top player in the country, Jaylen Brown, right out of the Jacket's backyard. This season, Cal had one of the best years in school history, going 23-11 and finishing 3rd in the Pac-12. Their regular season performance earned them a 4 seed in the NCAA tournament, but they were upset in the first round by Hawaii. Make sure to stay tuned as more information is released.
I know, I know. Professional wrestling isn't for everyone. That's fine. This, though, is still pretty cool! One of Georgia Tech's own is now at the peak of his industry and known across the world! Congrats, Joe!
As of Sunday afternoon, Duke assistant Jeff Capel has removed his name from consideration at Georgia Tech, according to a source at CBS Sports. Capel has been long considered Mike Krzyzewski's successor at Duke, and may have decided against going to another ACC school to coach against Coach K. However, speculation this weekend was that Bryce Drew appears to be the frontrunner for the job, so Capel and his agent may have been staying ahead of the news. Whatever the case, Jeff Capel will not be the next head coach of the Yellow Jackets.
Georgia Tech sits on 440 historic acres of wooded land in Midtown Atlanta that is now officially a Level II arboretum! The Yellow Jackets study in a forest of over 130 varieties of plant life with almost as many trees as undergraduate students! Go Jackets!
The two schools recognized as the 1990 football champions will finally meet for the first time in Boulder in 2025, with the return trip to Atlanta in 2026.