Ken Sugiura

Georgia Tech beat writer

Ken Sugiura covers Georgia Tech. He started at the AJC in 1998 and has covered a variety of beats, mostly within sports. AJC Georgia Tech blog

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Paul Johnson: Mistakes in Duke loss reflect on staff, himself
 Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson expressed severe disappointment with himself and his coaching staff for the team’s play in the 43-20 loss at Duke on Saturday. Johnson said that there were “a lot” of missed assignments from grading the game video, mistakes that players shouldn’t be making 10 game into the season. A...

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Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson expressed severe disappointment with himself and his coaching staff for the team’s play in the 43-20 loss at Duke on Saturday. Johnson said that there were “a lot” of missed assignments from grading the game video, mistakes that players shouldn’t be making 10 game into the season. A...
Taking an in-depth look at Georgia Tech’s bowl chances
 There are a number of reasons that Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury and deputy AD Mark Rountree have worked so diligently to try to secure a 12th game for the Yellow Jackets. One is that players and coaches who have invested hundreds of hours of time and effort want the opportunity to reap the fruit of their labor. Another reason...

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There are a number of reasons that Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury and deputy AD Mark Rountree have worked so diligently to try to secure a 12th game for the Yellow Jackets. One is that players and coaches who have invested hundreds of hours of time and effort want the opportunity to reap the fruit of their labor. Another reason...
With Georgia ahead, Georgia Tech’s season resists explanation
 After 10 games, this team continues to confound. After probably its best game of the season, Georgia Tech followed with perhaps its worst. An offense that often hits its stride in November fairly galloped through the first half before getting blanked in the second. A defense that met the moment in stopping Virginia Tech a week ago was overrun...

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After 10 games, this team continues to confound. After probably its best game of the season, Georgia Tech followed with perhaps its worst. An offense that often hits its stride in November fairly galloped through the first half before getting blanked in the second. A defense that met the moment in stopping Virginia Tech a week ago was overrun...
Todd Stansbury: Still working on 12th game for Georgia Tech
 On his montly podcast, Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury couldn’t quite extinguish the possibility of scheduling a 12th game. Speaking Friday, he said that options were limited, but that the athletic department was still working on it. “There still may be some things out there that could work,” Stansbury said...

Posted: 18 hours ago

On his montly podcast, Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury couldn’t quite extinguish the possibility of scheduling a 12th game. Speaking Friday, he said that options were limited, but that the athletic department was still working on it. “There still may be some things out there that could work,” Stansbury said...
Five observations from Georgia Tech’s win over Bethune-Cookman
 Georgia Tech was an ungainly version of itself Sunday. Still, it defeated Bethune-Cookman, 65-62, at McCamish Pavilion on a day in which not much worked offensively except center Ben Lammers and the team’s free-throw shooting. Against a team that was ranked 347th out of 351 Division I teams in RPI last season, Tech only secured victory...

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Georgia Tech was an ungainly version of itself Sunday. Still, it defeated Bethune-Cookman, 65-62, at McCamish Pavilion on a day in which not much worked offensively except center Ben Lammers and the team’s free-throw shooting. Against a team that was ranked 347th out of 351 Division I teams in RPI last season, Tech only secured victory...
Kyle Cerge-Henderson apologizes for personal-foul penalty
 Georgia Tech defensive tackle Kyle Cerge-Henderson took to Twitter to apologize for a personal-foul penalty committed late in the Yellow Jackets’ 43-20 loss to Duke Saturday. “Heat of the moment,” Cerge-Henderson wrote. “I apologize to #21 that was uncalled for, selfish, and stupid. My passion for this game runs deep...

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Georgia Tech defensive tackle Kyle Cerge-Henderson took to Twitter to apologize for a personal-foul penalty committed late in the Yellow Jackets’ 43-20 loss to Duke Saturday. “Heat of the moment,” Cerge-Henderson wrote. “I apologize to #21 that was uncalled for, selfish, and stupid. My passion for this game runs deep...
Rushing milestone for KirVonte Benson, TaQuon Marshall
 It wasn’t a day to celebrate, but Georgia Tech could take small consolation in an accomplishment in quarterback TaQuon Marshall and B-back KirVonte Benson both reaching 1,000 rushing yards for the season during the 43-20 loss to Duke. They became just the second pair of Tech teammates to rush for 1,000 yards in the same season in the...

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It wasn’t a day to celebrate, but Georgia Tech could take small consolation in an accomplishment in quarterback TaQuon Marshall and B-back KirVonte Benson both reaching 1,000 rushing yards for the season during the 43-20 loss to Duke. They became just the second pair of Tech teammates to rush for 1,000 yards in the same season in the...
What happened on Georgia Tech’s foiled fake punt
 Georgia Tech pulled the upset of Virginia Tech last Saturday with the help of a fake punt, a successful run for a first down by KeShun Freeman. The Yellow Jackets were without such favor against Duke, failing on a last-ditch fake down 16 points in the fourth quarter. With the line of scrimmage at the Tech 32-yard line, punter Pressley Harvin...

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Georgia Tech pulled the upset of Virginia Tech last Saturday with the help of a fake punt, a successful run for a first down by KeShun Freeman. The Yellow Jackets were without such favor against Duke, failing on a last-ditch fake down 16 points in the fourth quarter. With the line of scrimmage at the Tech 32-yard line, punter Pressley Harvin...
Disastrous third quarter fells Jackets
 Perhaps the worst quarter of the season put Georgia Tech in a hole that it couldn’t escape. The Yellow Jackets were outgained by Duke 198 yards to five in the third quarter and outscored 10-0, leading the way to their 43-20 loss to the Blue Devils Saturday. Duke ran 29 plays to six for Tech (two three-and-outs), wearing out the Tech...

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Perhaps the worst quarter of the season put Georgia Tech in a hole that it couldn’t escape. The Yellow Jackets were outgained by Duke 198 yards to five in the third quarter and outscored 10-0, leading the way to their 43-20 loss to the Blue Devils Saturday. Duke ran 29 plays to six for Tech (two three-and-outs), wearing out the Tech...
What Paul Johnson had to say after the Duke game
 Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson’s comments after the team’s 43-20 loss to Duke Saturday in Durham, N.C. “I don’t know what to say. That was a pretty thorough butt kicking. It was embarrassing. It was like we weren’t even out there. In the second half, we didn’t do much to help ourselves offensively, either...

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Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson’s comments after the team’s 43-20 loss to Duke Saturday in Durham, N.C. “I don’t know what to say. That was a pretty thorough butt kicking. It was embarrassing. It was like we weren’t even out there. In the second half, we didn’t do much to help ourselves offensively, either...
Almost inexplicably, Duke run game plows through Georgia Tech
 To a peculiar season, add one more confounding detail. Through the penultimate game of the season, Georgia Tech has a double-overtime loss, lost three road games played in heavy rain, won every game at home in clear weather, had a game canceled due to a hurricane and now, has lost with arguably its worst run-defense performance of the past...

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To a peculiar season, add one more confounding detail. Through the penultimate game of the season, Georgia Tech has a double-overtime loss, lost three road games played in heavy rain, won every game at home in clear weather, had a game canceled due to a hurricane and now, has lost with arguably its worst run-defense performance of the past...