Mark Fox should send the ACC offices a Thank You note after Marcus Thornton’s recent commitment. He’d be a Yellow Jacket if the ACC had a bit of sense about how to handle recruits who get hosed when the coach that recruited them gets fired. I figure Fox is a good enough coach without that sort of assistance from our conference.
Losing out on Knox after missing out on Thornton really puts Paul Hewitt in a bind. Looks like we’ll be running a guard heavy offense this coming hoops season. On the bright side, at least we won’t be confused about who is supposed to be playing what position in the post for the Jackets. Lets hope the players and coaches aren’t confused either…
Rumors of conference expansion continue to swirl around and I remain convinced that Tech is a better fit for the Big Ten (than the SEC) for a variety of reasons. The biggest reason would be the money, honestly. How would UGA fans react if GT were suddenly a member of the top power conference in college football while pulling a larger check in the process. I bet that wouldn’t sit well…
Some of the way-too-early-to-be-taken-seriously preseason polls are out and while the ACC in general is garnering high expectations, the rankings for GT seem to be hit, miss, or non-existant. There is just too much uncertainty surrounding how the offense will adjust to the loss of Demarious Thomas and whether or not Al Groh can get the 3-4 defense working on the Flats.
As I type this, I’m also tracking the GT vs Hokies game online. It looks like we’re down 3-1 with the Hokies batting in the 5th. The Hokies scored on a couple of homers in the 1st and 2nd innings but have only managed two hits so far. Unfortunately, those two hits both left the park and the Jackets’ bats have been anemic. We have one hit, which was a homer in the third.
So…there have been three hits total in the GT vs VT game (as I write this) and all three were homers. I guess its all or nothing in Greensboro eh?
There won’t be another fan blog in the upcoming week. I’m heading to random ports of call in the Caribbean. While I might find a PC here or there to follow the baseball team’s march to the College World Series, I won’t have the time to blog.
Anyone else ready for football season already?