Saturday, July 23, 2005

What's Buzzin' for Saturday

The Macon Telegraph discusses the new Jacket's roster, including the missing Kyle Belcher and Kieran Delaney. Belcher looks like he will quit football altogether and word is Delaney is transferring to a smaller school, which I will reveal later......... An article on the KC Chiefs mentioning Keyaron Fox. Lots of good stuff on him including this:

Though I can’t guarantee the coaching staff will even consider playing Fox on the inside it is something that is exciting when you consider the possibilities. For one, Fox is a sure tackler with good instincts. While at Georgia Tech he averaged 8.3 tackles per game in 45 games of which 35 were starts. He also finished his senior season with 155 tackles, 18 for losses, and 4 forced fumbles. If that isn’t a strong resume for a middle linebacker I don’t know what is.

Questions for football teams in the state of Georgia................ The Augusta Chronicle looks at some of the pre-season mags and local schools............ A quick look at the ACC horse race........

Nice Q&A with Jeremy Slayden. For those who don't get premium here's the recap - he likes the lifestyle of 100% baseball focus, he's adjusting to wood bats and striking out too much, adjusting to left field (from right), getting back to 100% from shoulder surjery on his throwing arm.......... Looks like our man Matt Murton had a strong first week in the bigs, playing for the Chicago Cubs............. While Matt justs gets his big league groove on, Mark Teixeira is in full groove. Personally, I love this Tex quote, which really shows the caliber of Georgia Tech baseball.

By 2003, Teixeira was a regular in the majors at age 23 after just one minor league season. "I didn't think it would take long," Teixeira said. "I spent my low-minors years in college."

Here is a quick update on TeamUSA baseball, where Matt Wieters and Wes Hodges are team members.....

Chan Song has younger twin sisters, one of whom is Aree Song, who was the youngest pro in LPGA tour history. Quite a family..........

A former Georgia Tech academic advisor then assistant athletics director of academic affairs (could it be any longer?), Warde Manuel, will be named the new athletic director for University of Buffalo......... We have a new assistant swimming / diving coach, Marty Hamburger Wonder if he will put the team on the Atkins Diet.............