1. Following Wednesday’s practice, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said that “everybody should be good” for Tech’s Saturday game against Georgia. That would include A-back Roddy Jones and wide receiver Stephen Hill, who came back to practice after being held out Monday and Tuesday, and guard Will Jackson, who was held out of the contact portion of Tuesday’s practice.
2. Chick-fil-A Bowl president Gary Stokan said Wednesday that “You’ve got to consider Georgia Tech strongly” for the Dec. 31 bowl game at the Georgia Dome. To be considered, though, Tech will have to defeat the Bulldogs Saturday. The other teams on the bowl’s ACC short list are Clemson, Virginia and Virginia Tech. On the SEC side, Auburn and South Carolina are the two leading candidates, with Georgia an outside possibility.
Representatives from the Champs Sports Bowl and Sun Bowl also both re-affirmed their interest in Tech Wednesday. Champ Sports Bowl CEO Steve Hogan said that Tech would not necessarily have to beat Georgia to be considered. The other ACC schools that the Dec. 29 bowl in Orlando is looking at are Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson and Florida State.
“I think they’re right in the middle of the picture,” Hogan said of the Jackets.
3. Barring something crazy, no posts Thursday. I want to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving. I have a great deal for which to give thanks, including a lot of encouraging and engaging blog commenters.
Thanks for reading.
Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog