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Georgia Tech reboot starts at quarterback

Georgia Tech reboot starts at quarterback

In a 2016 season when longtime nemesis Mark Richt joined their division, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were easy to overlook. A central task of the 2017 season is to regain status as a centerpiece program in the ACC.Georgia Tech dropped three straight midseason games to fall...

Josh Pastner lifts Georgia Tech hopes

Josh Pastner lifts Georgia Tech hopes

They’re giddy at Georgia Tech: the president, athletic director and everyone invested in a once-proud basketball program – not just the fans.Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner says he was told upon taking the job the Yellow Jackets were so far in the hole they might not win an ACC...

We learned more about Duke than George Tech

We learned more about Duke than George Tech

We still don’t know much about Georgia Tech despite a 38-35 win over Duke Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.Duke, though, is a team we continue to learn about despite the Blue Devils slipping to 3-5 overall and 0-4 in ACC Coastal play. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's...

Georgia Tech falling behind top ACC teams

Georgia Tech falling behind top ACC teams

Georgia Tech’s 26-7 loss to Clemson was an industrial-strength eye-opener. The impact for the Yellow Jackets was jarring — it went wider and deeper than merely falling behind the ACC champions Thursday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium.The ACC has trumpeted its improved position in the...

Georgia Tech needs big plays to repeat 2014

Georgia Tech needs big plays to repeat 2014

Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas played like a “Man in Full” as a sophomore in 2014. One of his victims two years ago was Clemson and then-freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson in the Yellow Jackets’ 28-6 victory.Thomas was the 2014 third-team All-ACC quarterback behind...

Justin Thomas regaining his sophomore form

Justin Thomas regaining his sophomore form

Obviously, a canyon separates Georgia Tech’s tasks the past two seasons.Traveling to Notre Dame and losing in last season’s third game and — on the other hand — beating Vanderbilt 38-7 on Saturday in this season’s third outing are different beasts. ... Click here for the...

Justin Thomas learns from tough season

Justin Thomas learns from tough season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Justin Thomas now understands the old football axiom that quarterbacks get too much of the credit and too much of the blame applies to option as well as passing QBs.He’s lived both ends of it the past two years directing the Yellow Jackets’...

Hawaii coaching tree is sprouting

Hawaii coaching tree is sprouting

Miami – Ohio, not Florida – once widely enjoyed a college football reputation as the “Cradle of Coaches.”That was especially true in the 1970s, when three perennial national title contenders were directed by former Miami head coaches: Ohio State’s Woody Hayes, who was Miami’s...

Georgia Tech lost possession advantage

Georgia Tech lost possession advantage

The Georgia Tech triple-option offense is designed to control the ball and work the clock. Grind out yards, build a lead and keep the opponent’s offense on the sidelines.But what if the Yellow Jackets’ defense can’t get off the field? The triple-option isn’t suited to coming from...

Pastner gains new chance at Georgia Tech

Pastner gains new chance at Georgia Tech

Josh Pastner won nearly 70 percent of his games in seven seasons as the Memphis Tigers’ head coach, but that’s not enough when you follow John Calipari.Coach Cal won 76 percent of his contests with a Final Four trip – a 2008 national runner-up finish to Kansas – in nine seasons...