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Georgia Tech redshirt junior OL Eason Fromayan will forego his final year of collegiate eligibility to focus on joining a NASCAR pit crew.

Unlike Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey, who are sitting out their respective bowl games to prepare for the NFL draft, Fromayan plans on playing in the TaxSlayer Bowl against Kentucky prior to pursuing his own professional dream. Said the 6-foot-4, 285-pounder, "We can end it on a high note. You never know what can happen coming up, so if there’s an opportunity to better my situation, it seems right to take it." Helping matters for Fromayan, the fact that two members of the Georgia Tech coaching staff (Bryan Cook and John Sisk) have ties to NASCAR crew members.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 12:28:00 PM

Georgia Tech redshirt freshman WR Christian Philpott will transfer.

Philpott's preferred transfer destination is not yet known. Should he opt for another FBS program, he would have to sit out the 2017 due to NCAA regulations. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound redshirt freshman did not record a catch during the 2016 campaign. He stands as the fourth Yellow Jacket to opt for transfer since the close of the regular season.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 04:54:00 PM

Georgia Tech senior QB Justin Thomas went 6-for-10 for 164 yards passing and an interception in Saturday's 28-27 win over Georgia Tech.

This was the second-highest passing yardage total of the season for Thomas, who had only 10 rushing yards. The Yellow Jackets streak into bowl season riding a three-game winning streak, including wins over Virgina Tech and Georgia. Georgia Tech (8-4) will be a dangerous postseason opponent for whoever draws them.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 03:21:00 PM

Georgia Tech HC Paul Johnson insinuated that the media has been to blame for speculation about his job security.

"I don’t get it from the administration, from the fan base, from the alumni. I see where y’all write about it in the paper and hear it on the radio," Johnson said, adding, "I don’t worry about it. I wouldn’t be the first guy and won’t be the last." With their upset of Virginia Tech on Saturday, the Yellow Jackets achieved bowl eligibility for the eighth time in Johnson's nine seasons at the helm of Georgia Tech's ship. Johnson has all of three losing seasons during his 20-year career as a head coach. After Georgia Tech officially is slotted into their bowl in the coming weeks, that will have made it 18 postseason berths in 20 seasons for Johnson-led teams.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 05:15:00 PM

Georgia Tech freshman RB Dedrick Mills has been suspended for two games.

Mills just can't keep his head on straight. This is the second time he has been suspended during the 2016 season. The 5-foot-10, 217-pounder was also slapped on the wrist with a one-game suspension for a September 10 game against Mercer. No reason was given for that suspension. That could be said for this most recent two-gamer, too, as a team spokesman only cited a violation of team rules as cause for Miller's punishment. He will sit out contests against Virginia Tech and Virginia these next two weekends. "It’s never good to play without a starter. It is what it is. Move on, next man up," said HC Paul Johnson. Mills has rushed for 578 yards and 10 touchdowns in seven games this season. Marcus Marshall draws the Saturday start in Mill's place.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 12:51:00 PM

Georgia Tech senior QB Justin Thomas accounted for 184 yards passing and a touchdown as well as 85 yards on the ground in Saturday's loss to UNC.

Much of Georgia Tech's passing success came on one play, the 83-yard touchdown pass to Clinton Lynch. Outside of that, it was more of the same from Georgia Tech's offense. That won't get it done against a team that can score like the Heels.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 04:20:00 PM

Georgia Tech freshman RB Dedrick Mills passed the concussion protocol.

Mills suffered a concussion during the practice week leading up to last Saturday's game against Duke. He sat out that contest, a 38-35 win, while nursing the injury. While he has passed through the concussion protocol without reported issue, HC Paul Johnson indicated on Wednesday that the 5-foot-10, 217-pound freshman's playing status for this weekend's upcoming contest against North Carolina had not yet been determined.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 03:13:00 PM

Georgia Tech issued indefinite suspensions to redshirt sophomore CB Jalen Johnson and redshirt freshman CB Christian Campbell.

Johnson was arrested for his involvement in an alleged physical confrontation with members of a fraternity on campus over the weekend. HC Paul Johnson initially said that no suspensions would be issued, but that notion apparently did not fly with the university. In something of a sideways connection, LSU OL Donavaughn Campbell -- brother of Christian Campbell -- was suspended by the Tigers for his own role in this apparent fracas.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 12:55:00 PM

For the time being, Georgia Tech will not suspend redshirt sophomore CB Jalen Johnson (simple battery charge).

Johnson was arrested and charged with simple battery early Sunday morning. It is not known what incident precipitated this arrest. Yellow Jackets HC Paul Johnson (no relation) stepped to bat for the 6-foot-3, 210-pound redshirt sophomore on Monday, saying, "I think I would urge everybody to let all the facts come in and let the investigation unfold and then we’ll make an appropriate statement and an appropriate action." He added that he is "not sure this is going to be an issue when it all plays out."
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 03:48:00 PM

Georgia Tech redshirt sophomore CB Jalen Johnson was arrested on a charge of simple battery early Sunday morning.

No word as of yet as to the exact circumstance of Johnson's arrest. Per Fulton County jail records, the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder's bond was set at $5,000. Georgia Tech has declined comment on the matter for the time being. The redshirt sophomore has just five tackles on the season and has been used mostly in a special teams capacity.
Source: 11alive.com
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 01:37:00 PM

Georgia Tech senior QB Justin Thomas accounted for 264 yards passing and two touchdowns in the air as well as 195 yards and two rushing scores in the school's 38-35 win over Duke.

Georgia Tech's top running back missed the game, but Thomas picked up the pieces. Perhaps Thomas' most impressive play was a 3rd & 17 conversion late in the game via a 50 yard run after exploding up the pocket. Duke is now 0-4 in conference play.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 03:35:00 PM

Georgia Tech freshman RB Dedrick Mills will miss Saturday's game against Duke after suffering an upper body injury during practice.

Mills is the school's leading rusher, with 446 rushing yards on 95 carries and 10 total touchdowns. Last season's leading rusher, Marcus Marshall, will likely take over as the primary option in Georgia tech's offense. As of now, there are no details regarding what exactly Mills injured.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 10:49:00 AM

Georgia Tech senior QB Justin Thomas completed 7-of-11 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 78 yards and two additional scores in Saturday's 35-24 win over Georgia Southern.

Thomas bolted for a 41-yard touchdown run with less than a minute gone by in the first quarter. He would go on to toss a 65-yard touchdown pass to Clinton Lynch later in the quarter. The 5-foot-11, 189-pound senior wouldn't account for another score until he notched a four-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. This was a nice showing for Thomas on the whole, but through seven games, he has accounted for just seven touchdowns. There is no true fantasy intrigue here.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 03:54:00 PM

Georgia Tech hired Oregon State AD Todd Stansbury to serve in the same capacity.

Stansbury is a Georgia Tech graduate and played linebacker for the Yellow Jackets during the 80's. He had served as Oregon State's athletic director over the past year. Prior to his stint with the Beavers, Stansbury served as AD for UCF from March of 2012 to June of 2015. "I believe that this is one of those rare golden moments in life where opportunity meets ambition," said Tech president Bud Peterson.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 12:15:00 PM

Georgia Tech suspended freshman RB Dedrick Mills and redshirt freshman RB KirVonte Benson for Saturday's game against Mercer.

No specific reason was given for Benson and Mills' suspensions. During the Yellow Jackets' season-opening win against Boston College, the 5-foot-10, 217-pound Mills rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. Benson did not receive a carry in that contest. Even with the pair sitting out this weekend, Georgia Tech should be able to handle Mercer easily enough -- albeit with a thinner running back corp than normal.
Source: Today's U
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 01:39:00 PM


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