Injury situation clear for Georgia Tech

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

220 comments Add your comment

Sam

November 23rd, 2011
7:04 pm

Amazing video of a high school senior from Columbia TN who kicks the ball dead straight 75-80 yards in the air. He was successful on 54 of 54 attempts this season….100%. Now he needs a college team. Wants to go to GT

Watch for yourself…it is unreal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_JKwgwFY3g

5150 UOAD

November 23rd, 2011
7:08 pm

SAM send it to COACHES and Recruiting coordinators.

1 4 GT

November 23rd, 2011
7:08 pm

1st the above dummy doesn’t count

5150 UOAD

November 23rd, 2011
7:08 pm

Have a happy Thanksgiving Ken.

5150 UOAD

November 23rd, 2011
7:10 pm

1 4 GT I guess you just missed it. Lol

1 4 GT

November 23rd, 2011
7:10 pm

well dang it 5150–you snuck in while I was typing—I wasn’t calling you a dummy—wish KEN would ban that idiot

1 4 GT

November 23rd, 2011
7:11 pm

Yeah Ken A big Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Thanks for your good, hard work.

Brent

November 23rd, 2011
7:20 pm

Looks like MOST of Chris Harris’s kicks are somewhere in the 70-75 yard range. In college, that’s right around the middle of the endzone. It’s not exactly breathtaking, but it would certainly be an improvement over what we’re dealing with now. He’d probably get even stronger as he got older, too. I’d like to see him at GT.

Dawg48

November 23rd, 2011
7:22 pm

Happy thanksgiving bugs!!

Marine Jacket

November 23rd, 2011
7:38 pm

Now that kid has a leg on him. Definitely going to get a free education to the school of his choice

HighTech

November 23rd, 2011
7:46 pm

Sam…I admire your persistence and dedication.

carolinajacket

November 23rd, 2011
7:59 pm

Has he not gotten any offers yet? With all the publicity he should be in business.

carolinajacket

November 23rd, 2011
8:02 pm

Its good we are going in healthy. We are going to need everybody, playing their best. And Happy Thanksgiving to Bugs and Puppies, alike.

jabster

November 23rd, 2011
8:04 pm

Or we could fall to Music City to play a just-barely-bowl-eligible Tennessee.

Derrick Steagall

November 23rd, 2011
8:07 pm

Shop at Walmart and be polite to the greeters.

5150 UOAD

November 23rd, 2011
8:08 pm

Jabster………….Sorry but I don’t care what a bowl is ranked. I want to go to a bowl in a town I want to visit. I like Nashville. Don’t care much for Orlando, Miami, or Jacksonville.

carolinajacket

November 23rd, 2011
8:09 pm

If we do, we’d better not let them beat us. Remember when we used to have one of the top bowl records in the country?

5150 UOAD

November 23rd, 2011
8:17 pm

Tech spanking Sennia

5150 UOAD

November 23rd, 2011
8:18 pm

Sorry Sinea.

zgoldatl

November 23rd, 2011
8:27 pm

agreed about the bowl, unless it’s the Orange or for all the marbles

Finally

November 23rd, 2011
8:32 pm

More football, less Retards and undereducated UGA fans…

DODDofMAN

November 23rd, 2011
8:37 pm

Is Orwin 100% that’s a huge player we need. Have a great thanksgiving. The blog is dopes always!!! GO JACKETS!!! THWG!!! GO JACKETS!!!

19

November 23rd, 2011
9:06 pm

carolinajacket

November 23rd, 2011
9:07 pm

So whats the score?

19

November 23rd, 2011
9:10 pm

Watched it numerous times Sam and Richard. Send it to a college recruiter, not a Tech blog.

I wonder if Orwin is 100%

Go Yellow Jackets!

GOLD PANTS

November 23rd, 2011
9:11 pm

CJ ….~ 74 to 44 , that would be jackets!

Crazy Robert

November 23rd, 2011
9:15 pm

Yeah, Orwin is fun to watch, and seems to be a level headed young man. COME ON JACKETS, BEAT UGA!!!!; cause they really do STINK!

carolinajacket

November 23rd, 2011
9:21 pm

It will be interesting to see if this sorry ole two star running back compared to the world’s greatest running back ever.

Original Spike

November 23rd, 2011
9:24 pm

Enjoy El Paso.

NiquePhotog

November 23rd, 2011
9:29 pm

Ken,

Can you please confirm that Orwin has been cleared to play???

Sam

November 23rd, 2011
9:30 pm

Amazing video of a high school senior from Columbia TN who kicks the ball dead straight 75-80 yards in the air. He was successful on 54 of 54 attempts this season….100%. Wants to go to GT.

Watch for yourself…it is unreal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_JKwgwFY3g

5150 UOAD

November 23rd, 2011
9:33 pm

Sorry Spike I would not travel to El Paso. I would stay in Atlanta before heading to Texas for that bowl game.

Sam

November 23rd, 2011
9:36 pm

Sorry, Just now saw your comments. I have sent it to the GT coaching staff. But thanks for watching it. I will quit posting. Just figured there was a lot of come and go traffic thru here so I was flashing it up hoping to catch the one individual who might can do something. Tech has been in contact with him. He was a high school teammate named Shaq Mason who is a freshman OG. Shaq can vouch for him. He can kick the mile a mile. WIth SHaq on the team last year, they were Tennessee Class 5A state champions. Thanks for the advice! I will work it that way more.

carolinajacket

November 23rd, 2011
9:39 pm

Thanks Sam. Hope he becomes a jacket. We could surely use a great kicker.

Sam

November 23rd, 2011
9:39 pm

Lots of typos in there but hopefully you can figure out what I mean. Shaq is an OG for GT.

Dawg48

November 23rd, 2011
9:44 pm

El paso is not that bad of a town. I’ve been their a few times.
Luby’s has some GREAT I talking GREAT brisket! Just don’t go over to Juarez Mexico!
You will not return!

5150 UOAD

November 23rd, 2011
9:45 pm

I would love to be in Nashville for the game on Friday and New Year’s Eve Saturday and drive back to Atlanta on Sunday. Days spent Flying to and from El Paso sucks.

Sam

November 23rd, 2011
9:45 pm

Thanks CJ! They can’t decide whether to take a kicker or not. Guess it depends on whether they end up with an extra scholly left. Chris (the kid in the video) wants to be an engineer. But only has a 26 on his ACT so I don’t think he can get into Tech without football.

5150 UOAD

November 23rd, 2011
9:47 pm

48 getting there and back is just too much of a hassle IMO. Nashville or Charlotte is great.

Dawg48

November 23rd, 2011
10:00 pm

Nashvill is a great town love going their on the vandy trips!
Down town seen is fun.

Dawg48

November 23rd, 2011
10:06 pm

Not to stayon the el paso thing but if your I to golf bring the clubs lot of places to hit the little white ball.

Sam

November 23rd, 2011
10:10 pm

Sorry, I just saw some of the other comments / questions. Yes, he has a bunch of offers. Mostly a bunch of small schools plus Memphis, Southern Mississippi, MTSU, type schools. For some reason he fell in love with Georgia Tech at an early age. I don’t have a clue why. He kicked all three years for his high school team. They were state runner-ups, state champs and then 9-2 this year. They scored a ton and didn’t really need him to kick many field goals. He was always really really straight but just picked up a lot of power over the past 4-5 months. He worked hard and packed on 15 pounds of solid muscle from last year. He is a stout 6′1″ 205 strong kid. SInce he was somehwat of a late bloomer, he didn’t even go thru the RIvals rating deal. He is on the ESPN list. Thanks for any and all help!

One question for you smart young engineer types…I am trying to get his You Tube count up to 10,000 or so. Is there any way to write a little software routine to hit his video all night to run the count up? I know I’m not the first to think of that but just curious if it is possible.

If he ends up at tech, you will have a whole bunch of new fans from middle Tennessee! We hate UGA so we already have that in common.

GIVE ME A BREAK

November 23rd, 2011
10:12 pm

Happy Thanksgiving mutts. I’m hoping we have something great to be thankful for Saturday evening. ” LET’S ROCK & ROLL YELLOW JACKETS “

GIVE ME A BREAK

November 23rd, 2011
10:14 pm

Thanks, Dawg48.

GIVE ME A BREAK

November 23rd, 2011
10:20 pm

To the YELLOW JACKET NATION, Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy food and family and then let’s get ready to put a boot to the mutts. ” GO JACKETS “

19

November 23rd, 2011
10:28 pm

Tech beat Siena.

Ken, have a Happy Thanksgiving and all of God’s blessings!

Ken Sugiura

November 23rd, 2011
10:52 pm

NiquePhotog – O. Smith said Tuesday that he’ll try to play.

Taco

November 23rd, 2011
11:35 pm

Sign the kicker now! I will send in a check for the AT Fund. Bust it Son!

Taco

November 23rd, 2011
11:36 pm

Just curious why the dude in FAMU band was 26? How about time to get a job and move on with life? Very sad and unhappy story, but still in the band?

BS Patrol

November 24th, 2011
1:36 am

Back in the day, Juarez had some very interesting donkey exhibitions, or so I am told.