Monday, January 26, 2004

A Daily Dose

How about this - from CFN's website - some early props for the YellowJackets, having us listed in their top 25, as a team that could be looking to be in the national rankings next year. Excerpt - "The Yellow Jackets could’ve gone in the tank after all the problems of last year, but instead they came through with a bowl winning season led by several good, young players. This might be the ACC’s sleeper team led by QB Reggie Ball and a defense loaded with everything but linebackers. Biggest offensive loss: WR Jonathan Smith Biggest defensive loss: LB Kenyaron Fox"............. In a "where are they now", we find Charles "Chuck" Warbington Jr., a walk-on who has a 1990 NC ring, now appointed to a Georgia area planning committee (he's a civil engineer). Check it out................. Wonder if the Jackets are still after Drew Noe, a talented O-line prospect from Florida. Excerpt from article - "South Sumter has been a pipeline to the collegiate level over the past few years and has one of the top offensive lineman in the state, Drew Noe (6-4 1/2, 300), who has been surprisingly overlooked by colleges to this point. "He is the best 300-pound player ever at this school and we have had one play at Florida and one at USF (South Florida)," Raiders coach Inman Sherman said Georgia Tech was hot on the trail of Noe, who has dropped 25 pounds since the spring and is now playing basketball to improve his already quick feet. Noe also carries a 3.97 grade-point average, a 1030 on the SAT and a 24 on the ACT."

Looks like a distinct possibility that the NCAA could turn over the 5/8 Rule. It is safe to say that GT has been hurt as much as anyone due to this rule, which caused more problems than the ones it was intended to solve. Without it there is a good chance Emeka Okafor's junior year could be in a Jacket uniform................ Want to know what Bob Gibbons says about Ra'Sean Dickey? Honestly, it fits with what I saw in person last week (and Gibbons was there too). There were times when he was ultra-aggressive and other times he just seemed lost. Nothing a little hard-nosed coaching can't address. Here are Gibbon's comments on Dickey - "ON RA'SEAN DICKEY: "He's got a God-given body. He has great offensive talent. The enigma I have with Ra'Sean Dickey is he doesn't seem to come to play every night. . . . Dickey is somewhere in the top 50 in the country. He could be a lot higher. What he really needs to develop, playing at Georgia Tech on the next level, is an attitude, a hunger, and a passion for the game."..................... Evidently some of the opposing players like to talk trash with Dickey as well. Check it out.................. Check this out - a recap of the BiLo game that I attended. Interesting comments about his play - that match up very well to my own re-cap....................... Here is a re-cap of Dickey's last game, where he scored 19 but his team lost. In the previous game he had 25 points, 3 boards and 5 blocks............... Boy, did Jim Calhoun lose his cool or what!!!! Check it out............... Jeremis Smith has written his latest online journal, right here............ In his last game, he scored 24 points, here is the recap. His Dunbar team is now 24-1................. Anthony Morrow scored 15 points in Charlotte Latin's latest victory. They are now 18-3.

Looks like some "Georgia Tech University" (I guess we will be cursed with people's incompetence forever) students were chosen on the Price is Right. Check it out.