‘lo all…I’m still here and will still be blogging. Some faces have changed at the AJC recently, as everyone is aware. But rest assured that there are no plans to remove the GT fan blog. We’re just going to put things on haitus for a bit during the hot (100+ today?!?!), quiet summer and then ramp back up in the Fall when football starts up again.
That suits me fine, since the beat guy will be handling and commenting on miscellaneous GT information on a weekly basis. He’s alot more plugged into the sports information office than I am and is doing a good job so far.
So…don’t despair if the Ramblin’ On blogs are few and far between over the next few months. August will get here soon enough with practices and Fan Photo Day find their way onto our calendars.
A few things before I hang up the virtual pen this week…
1) Gani Lawal returning to the Jackets squad is huge. His skill and experience combined with Favors and a deep roster of athletic teammates should make the 2009/10 Jackets a shoe-in for the NCAA and a major threat in the ACC. There can be no excuses this year. None. Hewitt needs to show us that he still has some magic left over from that San Antonio run 5 years ago.
2) The Jackets recruiting has been going very well the past week or so. Coach Johnson and his staff are now up to eight recruits. Most notable is the fact that every single one of them are from the state of Georgia and several of them were also targeted by UGA.
The most recent commitment, from South Paulding’s Ryan Ayers, gives GT a pledge from arguably the best prep cornerback in the state and a kid that UGA wanted badly. Ayers is a four star recruit and #14 nationally at his position according to Scout.com. He’s a legit blue chipper and the type of recruit, especially on defense, that Tech needs in order to continue to compete with UGA year to year.
3) According to Dan Radakovich, Tech has sold all of its tickets for the GT vs UGA rivalry game to GT season ticket holders. That means there won’t be any extras or blocks of tickets snapped up by scalpers to be sold to UGA fans. Sure, there will be a few UGA fans who buy GT season tickets…but with their low AT point totals, they’ll have trouble buying more than an extra pair of tickets to the big game.
4) And finally…What’s the Good Word?