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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
Sep 22 - 12:15 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
Sep 8 - 1:39 PM

An anonymous ACC coach told Athlon that he doesn't expect Georgia Tech senior QB Justin Thomas' 2015 struggles to carry over.

"They just didn’t play very well as a team for whatever reason, and their offensive line struggled," he said. "But Justin Thomas is a heck of an athlete and a heck of a quarterback who can run it and throw it, so I would expect they’ll be much better this year." Thomas was an ACC Player of the Year finalist in 2014, when he threw for 1,719 yards and ran for another 1,248. Last year, he regressed to 1,345 and 488, respectively, amid a 3-9 debacle. We're with the coach on this. Thomas is one of the most talented option quarterbacks who Paul Johnson has ever worked with.
Aug 3 - 7:09 PM

Georgia Tech redshirt freshman A-back Nate Cottrell (knee) has been medically cleared to play.

Cottrell suffered a knee season prior to the 2015 season and subsequently took a redshirt as a freshman. No matter now, according to HC Paul Johnson. "He’s running, and we’re excited to see him out there. We thought he was pretty good before he got hurt a year ago," Johnson said. The 5-foot-11, 193-pounder adds to Georgia Tech's typically competent stable of backs. His role with the team should become more clear once August camp gets underway.
Jul 23 - 1:50 PM

Georgia Tech redshirt junior OL Chris Griffin (knee) will be with the team at the start of August camp.

In April, HC Paul Johnson was making ominous comments regarding Griffin's playing future, ominous comments like, "I don’t even know if he’s going to be able to play again. That’s kind of iffy." The 6-foot-6, 292-pounder has progressed well enough in his rehab from a torn ACL suffered in the 2015 offseason that he will at least be in camp with the Yellow Jackets as they prepare for their season-opening tilt against Boston College. How much he is able to participate remains to be seen, but given what Johnson was saying at the end of spring practice, just being in camp should count as a victory.
Jul 23 - 1:11 PM

Georgia Tech dismissed redshirt sophomore B-back C.J. Leggett for a violation of team rules.

As tends to be the case, "violation of team rules" is all that Georgia Tech would say about Leggett's dismissal. The universe never had a chance to see the 5-foot-10, 207-pounder play in a Tech uniform. He took a redshirt in 2014 before tearing his ACL last spring. That ACL injury knocked him out for the 2015 campaign. While he has yet to announce his future plans, he would have to sit out the coming season (yet again) if he were to transfer to another FBS program.
Jul 21 - 3:38 PM

Georgia Tech named Mike Flynn assistant athletics director for communications and public relations.

Flynn had been with Appalachian State for the last 13 seasons, helping to run the communications staff over the last 12. "I'd like to thank [athletic director] Mike Bobinski and everyone at Georgia Tech for inviting me to be a part of their incredible team and culture," Flynn said. "My family and I are unbelievably excited and grateful for the opportunity."
Jun 9 - 3:05 PM

The season-opening game between Georgia Tech and Boston College in Ireland will kick off at 7:30 AM EST on Saturday, September 3.

We would like to apologize to Ireland in advance for foisting this contest upon them. Last season, the normally dependable Yellow Jackets finished 3-9 (1-7 in the ACC). The Eagles also finished 3-9 (we are so, so sorry, Ireland), but bested/worsted Tech's conference mark by finishing out 0-8 in the ACC.
May 17 - 12:59 PM

Browns signed Georgia Tech FB Patrick Skov.

Skov (6'1, 235) has some versatility, having been a traditional NFL-type fullback at Stanford and then a do-it-all B-back in Georgia Tech's triple-option offense. With the Yellow Jackets last year, Skov rushed 93 times for 377 yards with six rushing touchdowns while being limited to eight starts due to injury. A pulled hamstring suffered at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl kept him from running the forty at his Pro Day, though Skov did throw up a superb 31 reps on the bench. Cleveland wants its fullback Marcel Reese-versatile and 2015 sixth-round Malcolm Johnson is the only other FB on the roster, so Skov has at least a puncher's chance here.
May 12 - 8:38 PM

Chiefs selected Georgia Tech CB D.J. White with the No. 178 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

White (5'11/193) made 34 starts for the Yellow Jackets, tallying five career forced fumbles and seven interceptions. He helped himself at the Combine, showing explosiveness in the forty (4.49) and broad jump (11') and pumping 225 pounds 17 times. Although White was not a decorated player in the ACC, he is a disruptive and aggressive cover man with potential to man both the slot and boundary. White is a sneaky bet to develop into a quality No. 3 corner.
Apr 30 - 3:54 PM

Broncos selected Georgia Tech DT Adam Gotsis with the No. 63 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Gotsis will be in the mix as the Broncos try to replace Malik Jackson. Gotsis (6'5/287) started for three seasons at Georgia Tech, logging 27.5 career tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks. His senior year ended on Halloween due to a knee injury, and the subsequent recovery prevented Gotsis from testing before the draft. Gotsis' pass-rush prowess is unlikely to transition smoothly into the NFL, but he can hold the point of attack and play with power. Whenever he gets healthy, Gotsis might be best utilized as a two-gap defensive end.
Apr 29 - 9:43 PM

An AFC East scout says Georgia Tech DL Adam Gotsis's run stopping ability has value but indicated the prospect is likely a Day 3 pick due to his knee injury.

Gotsis' season ended in November when he suffered a knee injury against Virginia. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares him to Jeff Zgonia and says Gotsis can play in any scheme. The analyst went on to say that Gotsis should be a rotational run stopper early and a potential starter down the line. We haven't read a report questioning Gotsis' availability for next season yet.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 13 - 12:41 PM

The Falcons sent 10 team representatives to Georgia Tech's Pro Day on Friday.

For reference's sake, Atlanta sent 18 representatives to Georgia's Pro Day on Wednesday. Tech's predictably a bit thinner on draft prospects, hence the lower number of reps on hand. GM Thomas Dimitrioff was among those present and indicated that the team's scouting Tech's prospects for Day 2 and Day 3. Said Dimitrioff, "We got an opportunity to see some guys that were considered more down the draft status list. They can step up and show their ability here, and that’s a good thing." The Yellowjackets had just two players invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in late February--CB D.J. White and DT Adam Gotsis.
Mar 18 - 7:27 PM

Georgia Tech is confident that junior QB Justin Thomas will bounce back from his struggles last year.

"We’re excited," HC Paul Johnson said in a recent interview. "I think he’s excited to be back and have some guys who’ve played now." Thomas finished No. 3 in preseason ACC Player of the Year voting last year after posting 1,719 passing yards and 1,248 rushing yards in 2014. He regressed to 1,345 and 488, respectively, during last year's 3-9 nightmare. "Two years ago, he was surrounded by a bunch of guys who’d played, especially the skill guys and they could help him," Johnson said. "Well last year, he’s trying to tell everybody where to go and what to do. It’s tough. You look out there and you’ve got a freshman behind you at B-Back and two freshmen at A-back and one of the receivers. It really limited what we could do offensively to some degree."
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 22 - 6:02 PM

According to CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang, Georgia Tech CB D.J. White's "awareness, competitiveness and knack for producing turnovers project well to the next level."

"I'm a sucker for players who perform their best under the bright lights, and that kind of poise is exactly what White demonstrated over his career," Rang wrote. He admits that the 5-foot-11, 188-pounder "may lack ideal size," though. Last season, he recorded 41 tackles, a pair of interceptions and a forced fumble. In his second four-round draft of the offseason, NFL Media's Chad Reuter slots White to the Cardinals with the very last pick of the fourth round.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 21 - 12:36 PM


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