Alright, it appears that the team is checked in (with one exception) and ready to officially start the 2009 season.
I wrote a story that will appear in Monday’s paper (it’s already online), with five issues that I think are most important for Tech to address in August. Again, these aren’t season-long issues (such as the questions asked by many about the offense). These are issues which plagued the team last year: red-zone scoring, special teams, enough healthy scholarship players, etc.
So, I’m going to keep this blog short, but I hope to get a lot of comments from yall:
What issues/areas of concern do you think are most important for the team to work on during August? And, most importantly, why?
Which players who were subs last year (or still in high school) do you think will step up and win starting jobs during the next 34 days?
And, lastly but of the most importance, what are you season’s predictions, both wins and losses, awards, etc. I said a few blogs ago that I thought this could be a special year… if the Jackets get a few breaks. There’s not a team on Tech’s schedule that I would say “Whoa, Tech has no chance to win that game” (a la USC-Virginia last year).
Remember, I’ll be back tomorrow after the day’s first practice to give you notes, quotes and thoughts on Day 1 of ohhh, what’ll be a whole bunch of days by the time the season’s over.