Uzzi named preseason All-America, other notes

1. Georgia Tech guard Omoregie Uzzi was named a preseason second-team All-America by Sports Illustrated. It’s the latest in a series of honors for the two-time All-ACC selection. Uzzi was also named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy, given to the top interior lineman in the country.

2. Georgia Tech’s scrimmage Saturday morning will be closed to the public. Coach Paul Johnson had been considering making it open to the public, as he has sometimes done in the past. It’s possible a scrimmage Aug. 18 will be open to the public.

3. There is no media availability Thursday and Friday, so no fresh notes until Saturday morning. I’ll be posting a couple other things Friday, namely the next coach in the “10 things” series, offensive line coach Mike Sewak.

A pretty comprehensive Tech preview from the website presnapread.com. It ranks the Jackets No. 27. There’s always plenty of good reading on the Tech website. The football news page is here. The Washington Post reports that Virginia Tech has some injuries that concern coach Frank Beamer.

4. Tech will hold its annual kickoff luncheon for season-ticket holders Aug. 24 at the Cobb Galleria. The keynote speaker will be Tech grad and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough. Tech alum John Brock, CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, athletic director Dan Radakovich and chaplain Derrick Moore will also speak. Team members also attend the function. More information here.

5. Tech practiced Thursday afternoon in full pads in the rain. The Brock Indoor practice facility was used for part of the practice.

Thanks for reading.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

66 comments Add your comment

Jackets 2012

August 9th, 2012
7:20 pm

It all good.

Jackets 2012

August 9th, 2012
7:21 pm

It’s all good, that is.

BLT

August 9th, 2012
7:27 pm

Don’t tell the dwags, they don’t believe in spacemen or spaceships. They don’t even know what an astronaut is; much less that there’s a whole universe out there. They call is “space”.

Ol'JacketFan

August 9th, 2012
7:31 pm

Congrats Mr. Uzzi, well earned and deserved! Go Jackets!

yeller bug

August 9th, 2012
7:33 pm

Yeah BLT, a dwag’s concept of space is what’s between their ears.

BLT

August 9th, 2012
7:37 pm

I must say congratulations to Mr. Uzzi. Keep representing the Institution in such a stellar way. Thank you

5150 UOAD

August 9th, 2012
7:38 pm

Uzzi needs to be killer for sure.
Can’t wait for the Coach article tomorrow.

Jacket Man

August 9th, 2012
7:40 pm

Time to get serious; the season has already started.

5150 UOAD

August 9th, 2012
7:41 pm

Falcons look good on first drive.

Top Row Dawg

August 9th, 2012
8:02 pm

Tech’s best player a former Bulldog. Looking at his bio, hard to believe a Chamblee team actually won 12 games in one season. They were always one step above Cross Keys or Briarcliff when I was growing up. Y’all always get one or two guy’s we could have really used.

So many astronaut graduates really is impressive, a credit to the state. Carry on Jacket dudes.

Jackets 2012

August 9th, 2012
8:11 pm

I am curious if WnE lives in Mableton.
I’ve seen similar initials on a neighbor’s business van.

Jackets 2012

August 9th, 2012
8:13 pm

@Top Row Dawg.
Finally a dawg fan worth paying attention to.
Thanks.

BLT

August 9th, 2012
8:15 pm

Thanks for the classy comment Top Row Dawg.

1 4 GT

August 9th, 2012
8:25 pm

I’m curious. Who’s the former Bulldog that is now Gt’s best player?

1 4 GT

August 9th, 2012
8:42 pm

I made a guess that Top Row Dawg was talking about UZZI. He went to Chamblee HS. Safe guess I reckon. If I read what I saw on Google about Uzzi correctly, the NFL scouts are rating Omoregie Uzzi the #5 OG out of 210 for next years NFL draft. I would imagine that would put him in the 1st round. Poor “Carnack” will have a field day with that. “Coach Kung Fu Panda Fish Fry has not coached him up at all or he would be #1 overall & under utilized Uzzi, blah, blah, blah.” I can’t wait to read his heavy on the analysis light on the trolling by “Carnack” He will show my pea brain where I am wrong in thinking CPJ helped this young man improve and develop!!!!

Jackets 2012 (Robert Barron)

August 9th, 2012
9:05 pm

I have a neighbor with WnCE on his van he uses in his business.
Not the friendliest guy but if he is WnE, I have to admit I’ll be surprised.

Supersize that order, mutt

August 9th, 2012
9:16 pm

@ Jackets 2012…..check that out. Maybe we can finally find out who the jerk is and make his life really hard to live……sorta like he did with Vad 2 years ago. LOL

Long Beach Jacket

August 9th, 2012
9:38 pm

Congrats Mr. Uzzi. Suspect he may be on the “real” All-American team (the one at the end of the season) when all is said and done. Good show young man….

JimmyJack

August 10th, 2012
8:38 am

Interesting honor since he is in a dogfight for his job as a starter!

CarolinaJacket

August 10th, 2012
8:40 am

I suspect it will depend on what kind of season the Jackets have. Better be eight wins or better — and lets hope for a bowl win after we beat Ga.

HighTech

August 10th, 2012
8:43 am

What is this? Another nickname for Gollum?

WiNcE

JM

August 10th, 2012
8:48 am

Congratulations to Uzzi. I hope he has another great season.

juvenal

August 10th, 2012
9:09 am

hope the OL experienced enough we can throw out of shot-gun or from A-back…

dawgfan

August 10th, 2012
9:13 am

An astronaut and a CEO at a FOOTBALL kickoff luncheon? Lame. Only at Georgia Tech. What a desperate ploy for attention. We can’t win big football games so we’ll continue to perpetuate this myth that all of our football players are future astronauts and CEOs. I guess Reggie Ball was too busy changing the air filters in people’s cars to attend.

What a joke.

dawgfan

August 10th, 2012
9:18 am

“Don’t tell the dwags, they don’t believe in spacemen or spaceships. They don’t even know what an astronaut is; much less that there’s a whole universe out there. They call is “space”.”

Funny you should bring that up. With all the satellite TV I wonder how far the signals go in space? Are there little green men out there watching UGA clown the Joke By Coke every year on ESPN? Is it possible that everyone in our interstellar neighborhood knows what a complete and utter joke Georgia Tech football is? I’m no scientist. Maybe one of you geniuses can answer it for me. Oh I’m sorry, you’re just a “management” major. Nevermind.

Thanks.

headley lamar

August 10th, 2012
9:26 am

I see that Supersize has backtracked a little on his predictions.

This was his game by game prediction earlier when challenged on the subject.

@ Headless…..that was actually a fairly intelligent post for you. I don’t agree with your results, but that’s beside the point; it’s still a decent assessment. This, however, is my rundown on the season —

Va Tech (toss-up, but very likely GT win)
Blue Hose (Win)
UVA (Win)
Miami (DEFINITE WIN)
MTSU (Win)
Clemson (probable loss, but Tech does have their number)
BC (Win)
BYU (Win)
Maryland (Win)
UNC (Probably win by Tech, but I will never forget 1990)
Duke (Win)
UGA (WIN, but close)
Bowl (Depends on the opponent—hopefully a win)

Now he says 9-3 or 10-2

Kind of hard to take someone seriously that is that all over the place isn’t it ?

SansWorld

August 10th, 2012
9:29 am

Thank your for your insight dawgfan, smoke break is over, back to work now.

headley lamar

August 10th, 2012
9:32 am

His predictions add up to 11 – 1 with an asterisk on the loss.

That being that Tech ” Has Clemson’s number ”

The fact that UGA and Va Tech have had Tech’s number doesn’t factor in.

Supersize dismisses recent history as irrelevant. Until it fits his needs with Tech ” Having someones number ”

What a clown.

dawgfan

August 10th, 2012
9:49 am

headley, Tech people may be able to disassemble a washing machine and put it back together, but they are less than bright in the logic department. Always have been. I wouldn’t change a thing about them. Its too much fun.

Thanks.

Chuck Woolery

August 10th, 2012
10:02 am

I’m glad dawgfan and headley lamar were able to make a love connection on the AJC blogs today. We’ll be back in two and two.

GT Lee

August 10th, 2012
10:09 am

” I’m no scientist.”

That’s right, dwagfan. You’re a proctologist,

dawgfan=CMR’s Official Poo Inspector

Thanks

WnE

August 10th, 2012
10:17 am

Since when did astronauts make us any better at FOOTBALL GAMES?

My ding dong is concave.

GT Lee

August 10th, 2012
10:22 am

“My ding dong is concave.”

That’s a lie Gollum. You don’t have a ding dong.

dwagdawg

August 10th, 2012
10:28 am

2 trolls walk into a bar. 1 is named heady lamar, the other is named dawgfan. They have an old English bulldog with them, his name is Herschel and he is 80 in dog years. He passes gas a lot and urinates on their legs, but the trolls don’t seem to mind. Heady orders a Seabreeze, dawgfan orders a Zima. They sit at the bar and run their mouths, sipping their drinks. After about 15 minutes some guy walks in, picks up the old bulldog’s stump of a tail, looks, then shakes his head and walks out. This happens several different times, and finally heady lamar asks the bartender what is going on. The bartender replies, “Word on the street is that there’s a bulldog in the bar with 2 buttholes.”

True story.

Supersize that order, mutt

August 10th, 2012
10:32 am

@Headless….you never did tell us where you have been for so long. Did you complete your time in the state pen? How many of your inmates made you their biatch? Did you meet dwagfan there in the toilets? We all know how much he likes poo, so I’m sure he was in there every time you went. He probably doesn’t like your poo as much as he likes CMR’s though, after all CMR is a saint, and you’re just a Troy correspondence school alum……oh, the stigma

Supersize that order, mutt

August 10th, 2012
10:33 am

@ dwagdawg…..I heard that with two politicians as the “victims.” Your version is MUCH BETTER !!!!

juvenal

August 10th, 2012
10:38 am

hope everyone feels better after venting-if it was only entertaining to anyone else…still, Ken gets credit for lots of hits!

Chuck Woolery

August 10th, 2012
10:40 am

When dawgfan met headlley at that bar, dawgfan asked headley if he could push in his stool.

Supersize that order, mutt

August 10th, 2012
10:41 am

LMAO @ Chuck

Supersize that order, mutt

August 10th, 2012
10:41 am

@ juvenal……now you’ve got to admit that dwagdawg’s joke was funny

GT Lee

August 10th, 2012
10:52 am

@ Chuck…..be careful making comments about dwagfan, he may want to arm wrestle you over it……oh, wait, he only arm wrestles 4 year olds…….nevermind

headley lamar

August 10th, 2012
10:57 am

@Headless….you never did tell us where you have been for so long. Did you complete your time in the state pen? How many of your inmates made you their biatch? Did you meet dwagfan there in the toilets?

Ad hom attacks. The hubris of the defeated.

Tell me supersize. When you say Tech ” has Clemson’s number ”

What are you basing that on? Recent history ?

But then you say that doesn’t matter

Which one is it ?

dawgfan

August 10th, 2012
11:06 am

These jokes are funny if you have the intellect of a 13 year old. To everyone else it just sounds like a bunch of sad and pathetic Tech fans trying to distract everyone’s attention from reality. BLT pops off an unprovoked jab at UGA fans. I respond in kind. Tech fans reply with immature toilet bowl humor fit for the hallways of your local middle school.

Tech fans are the biggest joke on the planet. Its not even close.

headley lamar

August 10th, 2012
11:09 am

Your silence speaks volumes supersize.

Headley 2

Supersize 0

Supersize that order, mutt

August 10th, 2012
11:11 am

dwagfan…..isn’t it time for CMR to have a bowel movement? You’d better get over there fast and inspect it, or you’ll lose your position.

Supersize that order, mutt

August 10th, 2012
11:15 am

Headless……you have never won a damn thing in your life. Surely you don’t think I sit here at my computer just waiting for you to pose a question to me. Unlike you, I have a real life. As far as my “have their number” statement, if you read it all, you will note that I said Tech would PROBABLY lose there. The fact that we have pretty much had Clemson’s number since about 1900 was included simply to say that anything CAN happen, not to negate my “probably lose” prediction. Can you understand that? I stated it as simply as I could, because I know that correspondence school mind of yours doesn’t function as well as that of others.

headley lamar

August 10th, 2012
11:20 am

Spin Spin Spin

SansWorld

August 10th, 2012
11:20 am

“unprovoked jab at UGA fans”
dawgfan, you started it. this was nothing Tech fans talking about Tech football on a tech blog on a story about tech, and once niceish comment by Top Row Dawg until you jumped in.

dwagdawg

August 10th, 2012
11:25 am

dawgfan, last week I saw on the UGA blogs where you were crying like a butt-hurt little biotch about all the trolls on your precious blog, yet YOU troll the Tech blogs every day. Can you say hypocrite? I’m sorry, you probably can’t, so let me help you there buddy. First say Hippo, you know, like your girlfriend. Then say Crit, kind of like critter, which you pick up off the road and take home to granny to make a stew. Now put them together dwagfan, Hippo-crit. You can do it, see?

Supersize that order, mutt

August 10th, 2012
11:26 am

@ SansWorld……that’s the way a troll operates. They have no lives outside their bedrooms, where they have their computers. And they get off by posting drivel on Tech blogs, thinking they are better than anyone on here, and that we actually respect what they have to say. Respect??? HA!!!! What they say is nothing but mindless garbage, and they not only do not deserve respect, they deserve contempt.