1. Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner met with reporters Tuesday and, when not making the plea for fans to buy season tickets, offered some insights to preparations and his outlook for the season .
2. Is Jalynn Sykes an A-back for the future? The junior running back from Rome High has received an offer from Tech.
3. Against Mercer, Vanderbilt, Clemson and Miami, Tech is giving up 7 points per possession on the opening possession . All the other possessions? .8 (myajc)
4. Tech’s team leader in quarterback hurries could see more playing time against Pitt .
5. There’s a boatload of excellent quarterbacks in the ACC , and the Jackets face another one Saturday in Nate Peterman. Doug Roberson explains the bounty of elite passers. (myajc)