ICYMI, 8/23: Georgia Tech week in review

Georgia Tech B-back Patrick Skov is making a strong bid to be the Yellow Jackets' starter. (GT Athletics/DANNY KARNIK)

Georgia Tech B-back Patrick Skov is making a strong bid to be the Yellow Jackets’ starter. (GT Athletics/DANNY KARNIK)

A recap of some of the more well-read and/or newsworthy blogs and stories from the past week. Thanks for your readership. I’m curious to see what the next week will bring.

Georgia Tech B-back Patrick Skov adds new flavor (myajc)

Skov actually learned the game in Mexico, when he and his brother (Shayne, who was an All-American linebacker at Stanford and is on the roster of the 49ers) joined a local team after moving there. The field has proved to be an expression of himself. Ken Mills, Skov’s high school coach at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, said that Skov was “one of the hardest-nosed kids I coached” in 30 years on the sidelines.

Georgia Tech gets first basketball commit for 2016

Christian Matthews is unranked by Rivals, but reports offers from N.C. State, Rhode Island and Temple, among others.

Georgia Tech looking for offensive line rotation and 3 more notes

(Offensive line coach Mike) Sewak wants to assemble a seven- or eight-man group that can rotate and “go ahead and give us all they’ve got for as long as they’ve got.” Two strong candidates are center Andrew Marshall, a sophomore and Trey Klock, a redshirt freshman.

 

Georgia Tech right tackle Errin Joe’s audition tape to replace Jamal Golden.

Which members of the Georgia Tech freshman class could play this fall?

“You’re trying to hit a number and you’ve got to have some balance among your varsity slots for depth situations, but so much of it, also, special-teams value is a huge consideration,” defensive coordinator Ted Roof said.

Georgia Tech’s redshirt balance with Paul Johnson

The list of players who played as first-year freshmen is impressive, including 12 players (including Cooper Taylor, who later transferred) who signed NFL contracts. That’s out of 25 players (freshmen up through 2011, not counting three whose eligibility is not complete.)

Georgia DB hopeful for Georgia Tech offer

“Their scheme fits my style, and I like their academics, too,” said Javon Jackson, defensive back from Sandy Creek.

Georgia Tech freshman wide receiver Brad Stewart extends to pull down a pass in the team's Saturday scrimmage. (GT Athletics/DANNY KARNIK)

Georgia Tech freshman wide receiver Brad Stewart extends to pull down a pass in the team’s Saturday scrimmage. (GT Athletics/DANNY KARNIK)

Brad Stewart could start at receiver

“It’s real possible,” coach Paul Johnson said Monday after practice. “If we played today, he’d start, with Mike (Summers) out.”

Paul Johnson praises Shamire Devine and 5 more Georgia Tech notes

Coach Paul Johnson said Devine “did much better.” It hardly means the competition is over, but Johnson was noticeably encouraged by what he saw from Devine.

Georgia Tech A-back Broderick Snoddy’s preseason progress report

“The second scrimmage (this past Saturday) was a lot better,” he said. “Got a lot of things corrected as far as cutting and knowing my assignments and going fast.”

The week’s stories and blog posts

Georgia Tech B-back Patrick Skov adds new flavor

Safety remains loyal to Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech season-ticket sales surging

Kicking scrimmage closes practice week for Georgia Tech

Georgia DB hopeful for Georgia Tech offer

Georgia Tech’s newest scholarship athletes tell their stories

Harrison Butker’s field goal ends Georgia Tech practice

Group calls Georgia Tech chaplain role ‘unconstitutional’

Georgia Tech looking for offensive-line rotation and 3 more notes

Georgia Tech’s redshirt balance with Paul Johnson

Which members of the Georgia Tech freshman class could play this fall?

KirVonte Benson changes plans, enrolls for fall term

Georgia Tech’s Patrick Skov eager for victories, MBA

What’s reasonable improvement for the Georgia Tech defense?

7 Georgia Tech players on Senior Bowl watch list

Tech Tuesday Review: Jamal Golden seeing improvement from defense

Georgia Tech puts walk-ons Alford, Willis on scholarship

Brad Stewart could start at receiver for Georgia Tech

B-backs Marcus Marshall, Patrick Skov atop Georgia Tech depth chart

Paul Johnson praises Shamire Devine, and 5 more Georgia Tech notes

Among Georgia Tech rookies, notable debuts for Shaquille Mason, Quayshawn Nealy

 


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