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GT_Jason

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I grew up in Houston, TX and in Atlanta, GA with family members rooting for their respective alma maters. We have Cal Bears, Rice Owls, and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (but somehow no 'Horns or Aggies) in my very Texan family. I chose Georgia Tech and Industrial Design. In school I was all about Jesus, Tech traditions, Yellow Jacket football, building stuff, and my fraternity. I'm now a professional designer of physical products and digital experiences obsessed with making things more usable, more desirable, and more aesthetically pleasing. I met my wife at Tech, and we attend every Tech home game.

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New Strength and Conditioning Coach Hired

S&C coach from Furman (and Vanderbilt from 2001-2010) is replacing our current strength coach who is moving on to train a Special Forces unit.

Russell Athletic Losing Another College Team

While the move isn't set in stone, Ohio University (of the MAC) has put out an RFP regarding its equipment contract for major sports. If they sign with another apparel provider (likely Adidas, Nike, or Under Armour), there will be only 9 college football teams at any level that wear uniforms by Russell Athletic. As it stands today, there are only 6 FBS schools using Russell, and, of those, Georgia Tech is the only team in a BCS-AQ conference to wear the R logo. Not only that, but Tech is the only "major university" to wear the brand. After a height of popularity in the 1990's, the apparel provider is under new management from Fruit of the Loom (and parent Berkshire Hathaway) since 2006, with new headquarters in Bowling Green, Kentucky (though BGSU uses Adidas) and makes most of its equipment sales in youth and high school sports. Former Alumni Association President Joe Irwin is just one prominent alumnus whose career went through Russell Corp when it was located in Alexander City, Alabama under its historic Southern business regime. Rumor has it these alumni connections are the key (and glue) to Georgia Tech's unique and faithful relationship with the brand.

What U(sic)GA "Research" Shows About Drinking in Athens

Ed. Note: Trollololin' hard. -LilBroey700 The "Un-iversity" paid money for this research. The conclusions drawn from the data are so groundbreaking the AJC has front-paged it. Ready? Here goes: If you're a freshman girl at UGA who binge drinks regularly your chances of unwanted sexual contact rise. What a paradigm-shifting insight! I guess parents will have to change what they tell their daughters now...oh wait, nope. Your. Tax. Dollars.

Paul Johnson Wins More Money for Tech

When the GTAA is strapped for cash, Coach Paul Johnson doesn't whine. He mans up, gets off his curmudgeonly hind parts, and wins $125,000 for a second straight year to ease the burden. Because he had to. Because he can't stand your whining anymore. Rather than try to shut you up he'll just take away your excuses. Golf Tournament? Money. "There, now shutup and adjust the budget so I can go win football games." CPJ's legendary skills led partner Jon Barry to say the following about a clutch chip shot to secure the win: "We knew we had to make par on the toughest hole in Georgia and we got it done. It was a lot of fun." He was then beaten with a driver for not "acting like he'd been there before" while CPJ smoked a stogy and continued not to care. GT can now allocate about 100k in scholly money for other purposes (debt relief, paying the NCAA, etc.) for the second year in a row, because CPJ doesn't want to hear another word about our "problems." Just shut up and win things like he does. Go Jackets!

Hey, NCAA, your biases are showing!

Editor's Note: FP'd for TRUTH. -- LilBroey700 As we all know, $312 dollars of clothing from a source never proven to be impermissible and immediately offered up with tags intact plus a /supposedly/ defiant demeanor cost Georgia Tech an ACC championship and a fine totaling fully a third of our athletic revenue. Given that, what does $59,000 dollars in *proven* illegal player benefits and a conviction of "Failure to Monitor" get South Carolina? Not a single vacated game. Not a postseason ban of any kind. Just a paltry fine of less than $20k and the loss of six scholarships and a scaled-back recruiting visit calendar. Hey, NCAA, your bias is hanging out...we can all see it.

U(sic)GA Spelling Fail

"Less spelling, more lifting! Woof woof woof!"

Tech Offense Prepares Receivers for the NFL

Gotta love it. The AJC is reporting that if Stephen Hill is NFL ready, it's thanks to CPJ's offense. Let's hope this idea spreads!

Video of Stumpy's Bear

Silent moving picture of Georgia Tech footballer Jack "Stumpy" Thomason and his bear Bruin hanging out at Georgia Tech the year after Tech's famous 1929 Rose Bowl victory over Cal. The bear cub was a gift for the victory. He was an icon at Tech for several years thereafter.

4 Star RB Picks TECH

Travis Custis has broken all of Tashard Choice's HS records and is "an Adrian Peterson-style runner." Go Jackets!

Georgia Tech's Simplified Visual Identity

If you agree with this article, please circulate it and elevate it to the GTAA if you're privileged with their contact information.

Calvin Johnson - Largest NFL Contract Ever

Note: FP'd. - LilBroey700 Yep. The highest-paid NFL player by current total contract value is a Yellow Jacket. GO JACKETS!

McCamish Pavilion Interactive Website Now Up

The new web-based hype engine has all the info you could want on the design of 'Thrillerdome 2.0,' how the build is going, and all the future seating and amenities. All I can say is this place is going to be tight, loud and really luxurious - a perfect ACC basketball palace!

Tech Hires a Stadium Filler

Georgia Tech hired a new Associate Athletic Director responsible for "fan experience" among other things. The story highlights his track record with the PGA Tour and his reputation for getting UConn's stadium to full capacity for four straight years.

Francis Kallon Tells His Story

What a positive story! If he can handle the workload, I think Tech has our next Roddy Jones type of guy here!

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Cars for Yellow Jackets

My fellow Jackets, I have two passions outside of church and home: Georgia Tech sports and cars. At Tech I took the ill-fated elective in automotive design TWICE. I love our annual auto show,...

Spring Game Played at Night

GTAA is creating what they're calling a "mini-festival" before and after the spring game under the lights April 20th. My Opinion: A free night game at BDS is an enormous step up!

ACC's Worst In-State Recruiters

Heather Dinich rips open an old wound for GT Fans.

Kevin Cone added to Falcons Roster

After standing out on the practice squad, Kevin Cone was added to the Falcons' 53-man roster. He wasn't even Tech's feature receiver. Anyone still believe Tech's triple option receivers can't make it in the NFL? Oh, also...Mechanical Engineering graduate.

GT Players in Sun Bowl Talent Show

Watch to see smooth dancing, soulful singing, and BJ Bostic rap to the Utah team about who GT is.

We're Gonna Take Your Silver Britches To The Ground

Old song someone wrote in the '80's about Tech beating Georgia.

GT-UGA 2011 Pump Up Video

This is our state! What's the Good Word?!

Video: 50 Years of the Ramblin Wreck

If you have time to watch a TV show episode, you should watch this. All about the Ramblin Wreck and culture that spawned it.

New Triple Option Rap

Local artist from the ATL appreciates the concept of 3 available options. "...I'm like a quarterback, you haters wanna sack, but I'm too cool for dat; I got a college girl, she go to Georgia Tech..." WARNING - It is a street mix, so....filthy.

ESPN calls for MTSU upset over Jackets

Heather Dinich of the ESPN's ACC Blog has picked Middle Tennessee to upset Georgia Tech this Saturday in Murfreesboro. Bulletin board material. Coach, are you getting this?

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Do all Yellow Jackets do this?

As I spend these long, football-forsaken days of summer longing for the steam-whistled roar of Grant Field touchdowns on a sunny Saturday afternoon, I find myself mindlessly watching replay...

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How to build a fanbase in Atlanta

Once upon a time Georgia Tech was the proudest football team in the South and among the household names in sports. Grant field drew crowds we would love to see today, and the papers followed...

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Improving GT Gamedays

Football season is a not-so-distant memory still, and it won't be time to ready the tailgating gear until the spring game (April 23rd, by the way, so man up and "BEE" there!) Still, my mind...

Uga VIII down...already

Yup. Died already. Didn't even get a full season.

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