Friday, March 07, 2008

Things are Buzzin....

There's a lot to keep up with in Jacket-land, and there's just not the time to spend giving you all the nitty-gritty. So let's hit the highlights:

  • The baseball team wins another game, this one more important as they are now 1-0 in the ACC. They crushed VaTech 14-1 on the strength of two, count-em two, long balls by freshman Derek Dietrich, one of which was a grand-salami. The freshman has homered in three straight games now. The future seems to bode well for that guy.... and the team. 10-1 record
  • The lady hoops team won on Friday in the 1st round of the ACC tourney, crushing Miami. Unfortunately they couldn't win today against UVA. However, the good news is that they should have a good enough resume to get into the big dance
  • Our indoor men's track coach wins ACC Coach of the Year - as voted on by his peers. Nice going.
  • Tripp Isenhour is trying to counteract the negative pub out there as a result of his eagle shooting spree. The old "I only meant the scare the bird" story. I'm sure that's true, but you know, there is like, you know, a reason you're a professional golfer.
  • Thaddeus Young is starting to make a real impact in Philly. He's now a regular starter and he's impressing his coaches and fans.
  • How's this for a statistical anomoly. It appears that Georgia Tech will be completely shut-out of the ACC hoops individual awards. Nobody will make All-ACC 1st team. Nobody will make 2nd team. A-Mo probably has a 5% chance to make third team. Nobody will win player of the year. Hewitt won't win coach of the year. Neither Gani nor Mo will win freshman of the year - and truthfully, neither is likely to even get on the freshman 1st team. Heck, the ACC just announced the the AllACC academic hoops 1st team, and we didn't even have anyone on it. Honestly I think our only two chances are A-Mo for 3rd team (~5%) or maybe D'Andre Bell for all-defensive team, but folks if Mario West and Ismail Muhammad didn't get voted on, then it's clear that writers don't value good defense. Not that indivual awards really matter, but I find it interesting that we're very likely to get the goose egg.
  • How about this one - Mark Whisenhunt is now a partner in an Augusta area golf club.
  • Bobby Cremins is back on the radar - very nice story here.
  • How about this - the new Offensive Coordinator at West Virginia is Wake Forest's former guy, who knows option football very well, because guess who he learned it from - yeah, that's right - Paul Johnson. See, it all comes back to Paul Johnson. He's frickin' David Carradine my friends.
  • By the way, I did get a good smattering of voice-mails with good recollections of your most memorable game. I'll post those soon. Good stuff.