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Georgia Tech heading for TaxSlayer Bowl
Atlanta, Ga. — The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets take the field at the start of their game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Bobby Dodd Stadium Saturday, November 19, 2016. SPECIAL/Daniel Varnado

3:53 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

Georgia Tech will be go bowling in Jacksonville, Fla. With a strong finish that included road wins over then-No. 14 Virginia Tech and archrival Georgia in their final three games, the Yellow Jackets played their way into the TaxSlayer Bowl, one of the ACC’s four “Tier One” bowls and arguably ...
Kentucky Football: Rich Brooks sees plenty of 2006 Cats in 2016 version

3:26 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. — What Kentucky football has done this season, especially given that stumbling 0-2 start, is plenty impressive. But now, as the Wildcats prepare to play in their most prestigious bowl game since the Outback following the 1998 season, it is reasonable to wonder: Is this the start of ...

Linebacker Emanuel Bridges announces plans to transfer
AJC photo by Hyosub Shin

3:17 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

Georgia Tech linebacker Emanuel Bridges became the third player to announce his plans to transfer in the past week. He made the declaration Sunday from his Twitter account.Bridges, from Newnan High, was one of the more sought-after members of the Yellow Jackets’ 2016 signing class, having also received scholarship offers ...
My attempt at ACC bowl projections
Atlanta, Ga. -- The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets take the field at the start of their game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Bobby Dodd Stadium Saturday, November 19, 2016. SPECIAL/Daniel Varnado

8:04 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Atlanta, Ga. — The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets take the field at the start of their game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Bobby Dodd Stadium Saturday, November 19, 2016. SPECIAL/Daniel Varnado On the even of bowl selection day, here’s my guess at how the ACC tie-in bowls will go Sunday ...

Quotes from Georgia Tech’s loss to Tennessee
Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner coaches up Justin Moore in an NCAA college basketball game against the Southern Jaguars at McCamish Pavilion on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

7:23 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Quotes following Georgia Tech’s 81-58 loss to Tennessee Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn.“I thought they were the aggressor. We got to the paint, but we were very off balance. I thought their athleticism bothered us in some areas. We would get to the paint but we would just throw up a ...
5 observations from Georgia Tech’s game at Tennessee
Georgia Tech guard Corey Heyward makes a steal against the Southern Jaguars in an NCAA college basketball game at McCamish Pavilion on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

6:52 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Georgia Tech found out what happens when it doesn’t bring an energetic effort against a power-conference team. On Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena, Tennessee gave the Yellow Jackets a worse defeat, 81-58, than it gave Division II Chaminade in November.Coach Josh Pastner summarized the day as bad offense, bad defense and ...
Tennessee mops up Jackets
November 14, 2016, Atlanta: Georgia Tech forward Christian Matthews drives against Southern Jaguars Shawn Prudhomme in an NCAA college basketball game at McCamish Pavilion on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

3:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Driving to the basket frequently but making baskets less often, Georgia Tech was overwhelmed by Tennessee Saturday, absorbing the most lopsided defeat of the young season. Making just seven baskets in 36 first-half possessions, the Yellow Jackets fell behind early and never recovered, losing 81-58 at Thompson-Boling Arena.First-year coach Josh ...
After UGA loss, Todd Gurley wearing Georgia Tech gear

11:39 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

From Los Angeles Rams Twitter account The ignominy of losing to Georgia Tech continues for Georgia. Bulldogs great Todd Gurley, now with the Los Angeles Rams, addressed news media in Los Angeles garbed in a Tech hat and t-shirt, evidently payment for a bet with former Tech B-back and Rams ...

Tech commit O.J. Tucker withdraws commitment
Cornerback O.J. Tucker from Vanguard High in Ocala, Fla. (247 Sports)

11:24 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

O.J. Tucker, a three-star cornerback from Ocala, Fla., has withdrawn his commitment from Georgia Tech but still intends to take an official visit there in January.Tucker said in an e-mail Friday that he spoke with Tech A-backs coach Lamar Owens, Tucker’s area recruiter, earlier that day. Owens said he understood ...
Junior forward Keyontae Johnson receives offer from Tech
Georgia Tech extends 2018 offer to 3-star forward Keyontae Johnson.

7:35 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Three-star forward Keyontae Johnson from Norfolk, Va. received a 2018 offer from Georgia Tech on Friday.Johnson announced his offer on Twitter on Friday writing, “Blessed to receive my seventh offer from Georgia Tech.”The 6-foot-5, 190 pound junior at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. has offers from Virginia Tech, Providence, ...
Josh Pastner’s (seemingly) simple mandate for Tech vs. Tennessee
Georgia Tech center Ben Lammers drives against the Southern Jaguars in an NCAA college basketball game at McCamish Pavilion on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

You may have heard, but Georgia Tech isn’t so great on offense.The Yellow Jackets are shooting 45.1 percent from the field, 155th nationally through Thursday’s games. In their Tuesday loss at Penn State, they were 24-for-66 (36.4 percent) and were less accurate from inside the 3-point arc (34 percent) than ...
How longtime Tech trainer remembers Colorado coach, Tech grad Mike MacIntyre
BOULDER, CO - SEPTEMBER 10:  Head Coach Mike MacIntyre of the Colorado Buffaloes sings along with the band and his team after a 56-7 win over the Idaho State Bengals at Folsom Field on September 10, 2016 in Boulder, Colorado.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

1:54 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Getty Images It has been almost 30 years since Mike MacIntyre was a Georgia Tech defensive back, but the impression that he made on Jay Shoop remains. “Absolutely I remember him, because he was a coach’s son, and his dad used to be head coach at Vanderbilt,” Tech’s longtime sports ...

Sophomore defensive end Joseph Anderson receives offer from Tech
Photo of Joseph Anderson courtesy of 247 Sports.

12:51 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Unranked Murfreesboro, Tenn. defensive end Joseph Anderson received a 2019 offer from Georgia Tech on Friday.Anderson annnouced his offer on Twitter on Friday writing, “Very thankful to receive an offer from Georgia Tech.”Anderson, a 6-foot-4, 245 pound sophomore at Siegel High School has offers from Tennessee, LSU, Memphis, Middle Tennessee ...
Point guard Mike Okauru receives 2017 offer from Tech
Photo of Mike Okauru courtesy of 247 Sports.

10:13 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Three-star point guard Mike Okauru from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH has received a 2017 offer from Georgia Tech on Thursday, according to Brewster basketball coach Jason Smith.In addition to his offer from the Yellow Jackets, the 6-foot-3, 175 pound senior from Raleigh, NC has offers from Pittsburgh, Clemson, Old ...
Tech to play the Citadel in 2019
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back Clinton Lynch (22) runs for a touchdown after a catch in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets won 38-7 over the Vanderbilt Commodores. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

8:34 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Georgia Tech will play the Citadel in 2019. The game will be played Sept. 14 at Bobby Dodd Stadium.The Citadel will receive $400,000 for the game.For its non-conference schedule, Tech will also play South Florida Sept. 7 and Georgia Nov. 30, both at home. The Citadel game was originally scheduled ...
TaxSlayer Bowl looks like a possibility for Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. — Sophomore DB A.J. Gray (15) and junior DB Lance Austin (17) signal a turnover after a play in the first half of the game Saturday, October 29, 2016. SPECIAL/Daniel Varnado

5:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Georgia Tech’s win over Georgia has gotten the attention of the TaxSlayer Bowl.The Jacksonville, Fla., bowl game, formerly known as the Gator Bowl, is leaning toward inviting either Miami or the Yellow Jackets to its Dec. 31 game.“I think if we looked at the list, you could probably put Georgia ...
Georgia Tech bowl projections, computer rankings after week 13
November 26, 2016 Athens - Georgia Tech running back Qua Searcy (1) leaps over for a game winning touchdown in the second half at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Georgia Tech won 28-27 over the Georgia. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

3:18 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

November 26, 2016 Athens – Georgia Tech running back Qua Searcy (1) leaps over for a game winning touchdown in the second half at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Georgia Tech won 28-27 over the Georgia. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM Georgia Tech’s strong finish was reflected in various ...

With Marshall leaving, a look at Tech’s B-back depth

10:43 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

(GT Athletics/Danny Karnik) With Marcus Marshall having chosen to transfer after two seasons, the depth chart for Georgia Tech at B-back will lack experience behind Dedrick Mills. A look at what spring practice might look like for the Yellow Jackets. Mills – With third-string (now second-string) B-back Marcus Allen graduating, ...

When last did an SEC football program make a whiz-bang hire?
Florida head coach Will Muschamp, center, celebrates with players Demarcus Robinson (11) and Alex McCalister, right, after defeating Georgia 38-20 in an NCAA college football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

9:25 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Here’s the SEC’s poster child for bad hires. (John Raoux/AP photo) It’s not my intent to address the state of coaching in the SEC every day for the next 10 years. But I would like to offer this before moving on to other stuff — the changing roster of conference ...

Stansbury’s first objective at Tech: Heal and unify
Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury officially started his job this week and must try to unite the team’s fans and alumni behind the football coach Paul Johnson. (Rob Felt / Georgia Tech)

8:16 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Paul Johnson is not in trouble. Paul Johnson never was in trouble. It certainly seems like some folks wanted Paul Johnson to be in trouble, either because they don’t like his offense or maybe just because they had their feelings hurt in a news conference, but the juvenile, Twitter-thin narrative ...
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