Three Tech players suspended for first half

SHREVEPORT, La. — Three Georgia Tech players, including starting outside linebacker Anthony Egbuniwe, were suspended from the first half of Monday’s Independence Bowl against Air Force because they missed Friday night’s curfew.

The other two players are reserve defensive backs Michael Peterson and Louis Young.

The temporary suspension will further weaken a defense that will already be missing a starter and two reserves for the game due to various academic suspensions. Starting safety Mario Edwards was ruled ineligible earlier this week after failing to meet Tech’s academic standards. He was joined by reserve outside linebacker Anthony Barnes and reserve defensive end Robert Hall, both of whom failed to meet the NCAA’s academic standards.

In addition, starting wide receiver Stephen Hill was ruled out, also for failing to meet Tech’s academic standards.

Egbuniwe, a redshirt senior from Greenville, S.C., started 12 games this season. He is fifth on the team in tackles (59). The absence of Barnes and Egbuniwe may mean more playing time for true freshman Jeremiah Attaochu. Playing mostly in passing situations he has three sacks — just one off the team lead — as part of 17 tackles. Malcolm Munroe may be the backup at both outside linebacker positions.

Peterson, a redshirt junior from Tampa, has six tackles. Young, a freshman from Washington D.C., has 10 tackles.

Edwards, a senior from College Park, was Tech’s third-leading tackler (68). He also started every game. Rashaad Reid, a junior, will likely start in place of Edwards, coach Paul Johnson said on Sunday. Reid has eight tackles this season as a reserve. He started three games at safety last season.

Hill, a sophomore from Lithonia, led the Jackets in receptions (15), receiving yards (291) and touchdown receptions (3) this season. He started nine games. He also rushed three times for 34 yards. He will be able to participate in spring practices.
– Doug Roberson, AJC

12 comments Add your comment

Cmon man

December 26th, 2010
1:31 pm

Lets see what kind of excuses tech fans will come up with now lol

New guy

December 26th, 2010
1:36 pm

Get a life dude. I’m lolololing at the top 25 recruiting classes richt brings in, yet does nothing with.

ManUp...

December 26th, 2010
1:39 pm

No excuses from this Tech alumnus. They want to act like little boys and fail to handle their responsibilities, then they deserve a little boys’ punishmment – time out.

As for this team, I am still hopeful they can play with a chip on their shoulder and win. They should be ashamed to be playing Shreveport against a team without an AQ bid…but their play has earned them nothing more than this. If they want to be seen as better by the fans and whole CFB world, then they can start by winning this game. This season, in my mind, is not the coach’s fault.

New guy

December 26th, 2010
1:41 pm

One more thing – tech’s academic standards are slightly…alright I won’t lie–wayyyyy higher….than uga’s standards. And they also don’t have a dozen players a year arrested.

You guys will look to defend your fulmer cup next year I’m sure.

Good grief

December 26th, 2010
1:43 pm

Apples and Oranges comparing to UGAG’s players.

New guy

December 26th, 2010
1:44 pm

I agree with man up. The coach doesn’t drop passes, false start on th o line, or fumble the ball. CPU has put the players in position to win, execution has been an issue. Just won a conference championship last year though….look for us to be better next year.

Jim

December 26th, 2010
1:59 pm

Please don’t act like most of Tech’s players are engineering majors. I’ll bet that most (like UGA) are in the easiest majors on campus.

We Own You

December 26th, 2010
2:00 pm

Richt does nothing with except beat YOU 9 times in 10 tries.

Another dumb DAWG

December 26th, 2010
2:06 pm

New guy

December 26th, 2010
1:41 pm

One more thing – tech’s academic standards are slightly…alright I won’t lie–wayyyyy higher….than uga’s standards. And they also don’t have a dozen players a year arrested.

You guys will look to defend your fulmer cup next year I’m sure.
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You said it! As a Tech alumnus, I atleast don’t have to worry about a bunch of thugs getting arrested every other week… THWG
Mark Richt has won the Fulmer cup and will keep winning year after year…

Tech Fan in Athens

December 26th, 2010
2:07 pm

Hey Jim, the EASIEST major at GT is Industrial Management and EVERY freshman has to take Calculus. Sorry, NOT the case at UGA. Not by a longshot….

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